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Two-Day Visit Of Pope Francis To Philadelphia Has Twofold Purpose

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose.

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Local Theologian Sees Pope Francis’ Visit to Cuba Conforming With Pontiff’s Pastoral Views

William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says he wasn’t really surprised to hear of the pope’s plans to visit Cuba before coming here.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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More Than A Dozen Sites Competing For The Attention Of Pope Francis This Fall

The list is a tightly guarded secret, at least for now.

04/20/2015

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Pope Francis May Add Stop In Cuba To Fall Trip That Includes Philadelphia

The Vatican says Pope Francis is thinking about adding Cuba to his itinerary during his September journey.

04/17/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. File photo by KYW's Mark Abrams.

Nervous, But Optimistic: Chaput Confident In City Planning Efforts Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

“I think we have an extraordinary group of people organizing this,” says Chaput.

04/15/2015

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Archbishop Chaput Discusses Upcoming Papal Visit

CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi sat down with Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput for an Eyewitness News one on one interview.

04/13/2015

Noël Zemborain; her husband, Alfredo Walker (nicknamed 'Catire'); and their four kids: Carmin, 2; Mia, 5; Dimas, 8; and Cala, 12. (Photo provided by the Walker family.)

From Argentina to Philadelphia, Family Takes Ultimate Road Trip for Pope’s Visit

In March, mom and dad ditched their jobs, drained their savings, and told their three girls and one boy that they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

04/07/2015

(Members of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Ordination Conference gathered in Sister Cities Park, across the street from the cathedral.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Annual Vigil Outside Phila. Cathedral Demands Ordination of Women as Catholic Priests

Women with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference stood across the street from the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, calling for the ordination of women as priests in the Catholic Church.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Volunteers From Business And Community Groups Preparing For Pope’s Visit, World Meeting Of Families

Volunteers from business and community groups are working behind-the-scenes on the logistics for the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September.

03/30/2015

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Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Pope Francis, in file photo. (credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Seeking 10,000 Volunteers For Pope Francis’ Visit

If you are interested in volunteering during Pope Francis’ visit to the city of Brotherly Love, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is looking for you.

03/25/2015

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Fundraising Efforts Escalate Ahead Of Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

So far, corporate and community fundraising has netted more than $30 million of the $45 million goal.

03/23/2015

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North Philly Church Cautiously Optimistic Pope Francis Might Visit

Parishioners and priests of St. Peter the Apostle church in North Philadelphia believe Pope Francis might briefly stop by to honor America’s first saint when he visits Philadelphia in September.

03/20/2015

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds mass in St. Peter's Square. File photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Third Year Of Pope Francis’ Papacy Could Be Pivotal For The Church

“Rock Star Status.” That’s not the way Vatican analysts usually describe a Pope. But after two years of a Pope Francis papacy, “Rock Star” seems to be part of his early legacy.

03/13/2015

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