“I think we have an extraordinary group of people organizing this,” says Chaput.
So far, corporate and community fundraising has netted more than $30 million of the $45 million goal.
The archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church based in Philadelphia says he’s reached out to the Vatican directly, asking Pope Francis to put his cathedral on the list of stops the pope plans to make when he visits in September.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia says Pope Francis has been invited to take part in a September 27 program at the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University.
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says there is an urgent need for the public’s help and it’s asking for Catholics and the generous to rent a room or property at a reasonable fee to visitors of the World Meeting of Families.
A suburban couple is raising money for charity by selling Pope Francis T-shirts in advance of his Philadelphia visit this fall. But they don’t exactly have the blessing of the Archdiocese.
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The National Shrine of St. John Neumann in North Philadelphia is praying for a short visit from Pope Francis during his visit to the city for September’s World Meeting of Families.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.
Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.
It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.
The hotels in the city are expected to fill up first and then the suburban counties around Philadelphia will help accommodate the overflow.
News that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year is sparking excitement within Catholic parishes across the city.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.