Pope Francis

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Lawyer For Local Artist Who Painted Pope Portrait Negotiating With Getty

A lawyer representing a Bucks County artist who painted the official portrait of Pope Francis to mark his Philadelphia visit has opened talks with the international photo service.

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Local Congressman Puts Papal Tickets To DC Event Up For A Lottery

If you can’t get enough of Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia in about a month, you could get a chance to see him in Washington first.


Anthony Newman working with inmates to construct the chair. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Man Behind ‘Pope Chair’ Idea: ‘I Don’t Believe I Even Did It’

“As the process developed, so did the design,” says Anthony Newman.


(A Marriott hotel, a Loew's hotel, and the Hard Rock Café converge at 12th and Market Streets in center city.  (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Vacancy Signs Still Out For Some Philly Hotels Pope Weekend

Some local hotels still have rooms available for visitors who want to come to town during the Papal visit.


FILE PHOTO: A plane on the runway at Philadelphia International Airport. (Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Bound Flight Seats Still Available For Papal Weekend

It’s a busy weekend, but not unusually busy, according to an American Airlines spokesperson.


VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on April 3, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his catechism to a crowd of approximately 30,000 pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

South Jersey Towns Brace For Parking Problems Papal Weekend

The issue: where to put all the cars.


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

Philly Or Bust: An Argentinian Family’s Epic Road Trip To See The Pope

After some trouble with their VW bus, Noel Zemborian, her husband Alfredo Walker, and their four kids, ages 2 through 12, rolled into Mexico, and are now about 350 miles from the Texas border.


Officials conducted a drill for law enforcement along the Delaware River. (Credit: David Madden)

Security Drills Along Delaware River In Advance Of Papal Visit

Law enforcement on both sides of the River conducted the drills in the shadow of Philadelphia International Airport,


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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Choir Practicing For Arrival Of Pope Francis

The choir, which is made up of about 40 seminarians, is planning on singing at least two songs to Pope Francis when he arrives at Saint Charles, the place where he’ll be staying while he’s in town.


Inmates building the Bishop's throne. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Inmates In Philly Prisons Work To Complete Special Gift For Pope

It’s called a Bishop’s throne. It’s nearly six-feet tall and made with wood from the American Walnut tree.


VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 14:  Pope Francis waves to engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the event, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis emphasised that living together is 'an art, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey' which can be summarized in three words: please, thank you and sorry. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Papal Visit Playbook Available Online Now

The Papal Visit Playbook has been released, but if you are looking for new information, it’s pretty thin.


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)

Pope Francis Has Some Personal Preparations Before His Visit Next Month

John Allen is an Associate Editor for the Boston Globe and author of the book “The Francis Miracle.” He’s also an editor and writer for the newspaper’s on-line publication ‘Crux’, chronicling activities of the Vatican and the Catholic church.


Caption:VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 25: Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing (to the city and to the world) is recognised as a Christmas tradition by Catholics with the Pope Francis focusing this year on the peace in the world. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Papal Visit Playbook Available Today

World Meeting of Families Executive Director Donna Farrell says the “playbook” has been in the works for many weeks and she hopes it will answer any questions residents may have.


Pope-related items at St. Jude Religious Store. (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Sale Of Items That Could Receive Papal Blessing On Rise

As the Papal visit gets ever closer, more and more people are heading to local stores and gift shops for Pope-related items.


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10K Volunteers To Help With Papal Visit In Philadelphia

6 weeks before the pope’s visit, nearly 8,000 had already passed criminal and employment background checks.