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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)

Philadelphia Families Asked To Host Visitors For Pope’s Trip

Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.

11/27/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

2 Million Could Turn Out For Pope In Philadelphia

The pope plans to attend a World Meeting of Families event in late September and lead an outdoor Mass.

11/24/2014

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SEPTA Already Preparing For Challenge Of Pope Visit

It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.

11/19/2014

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Papal Visit Marks Exciting Time For Many Local Parishes

News that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year is sparking excitement within Catholic parishes across the city.

11/18/2014

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City Prepares For Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

As many as 2 million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a Papal Mass in September 2015 as Pope Francis becomes the fourth Pope to visit the U.S., only the second to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

11/17/2014

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)

Pope Coming To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

For information on the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015, visit WorldMeeting2015.org.

11/17/2014

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)

Phila. Police Commissioner Discusses Security For Upcoming Papal Visit

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the department is working with a network of agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, to provide security and crowd control for the upcoming Papal Visit.

11/17/2014

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Pope Francis Announces Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

In an remarks offered Monday morning from the Vatican, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of families in Philadelphia in September.

11/17/2014

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Former Voice For Philadelphia Archdiocese To Serve As Executive Director For World Meeting Of Families

Donna Farrell, who left the archdiocese communications office last year after 13 years there, is coming back to take the post of executive director for the World Meeting of Families scheduled for September 2015.

11/23/2013

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Catholics Using Social Media To Follow World Youth Day In Brazil

For Catholics who were unable to fly to Brazil to take part in World Youth Day, the Vatican issued a decree stating that those who follow the celebration online will be granted a plenary indulgence.

07/21/2013

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‘Militant’ Priest Says New Pope Is Right Man At Right Time

Pope Francis is getting high marks from the author of a new book who asserts there’s a supernatural battle going on for the souls of humanity.

04/14/2013

Joe Biden

VP Biden Speaks About Why He Didn’t Kiss The Pope’s Ring

Joe Biden doesn’t kiss up to anyone — whether a queen or a pope.

03/22/2013

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New Jersey Congressman Among US Delegation To Vatican

A longtime New Jersey congressman will be among a bipartisan group of federal leaders heading to the Vatican this week for the investiture of Pope Francis.

03/17/2013

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Local Parishioners Celebrate First Sunday With New Pope

It’s a new dawn for the Catholic Church and as the sun rose in Horsham, parishioners made their way into St. Catherine of Siena.

03/17/2013

Archbishop of Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali (Photo Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Former Archbishop Of Philadelphia: Pope Francis ‘Is A Very Impressive Man’

Pope Francis may be walking in “the shoes of the fisherman” but in his case, they’re black and not Benedict’s traditional red, signifying the earthly responsibilities of the church.

03/15/2013

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