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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - OCTOBER 15:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on October 15, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square for the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful never to lose hope.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Knotty Exhibit Planned For Pope Symbolizes Life’s Challenges

A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff’s teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives.

05/25/2015

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 14:  Pope Francis attends a meeting with engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square   on 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)

Gary R’Nel: Common Sense Is Nearly Extinct

Departing from my usual focus on a singular topic, today’s column addresses several recent events in the news.

05/15/2015

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Seminar Held For Those Looking To Rent Out Their Homes During Papal Visit

Some homeowners in the Philadelphia area are seeing the chance to profit off the Pope’s visit.

05/15/2015

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

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Harrisburg Diocese Offering Bus Tickets For Upcoming Papal Visit

The tickets going on sale Tuesday are $30 each, with a limit of four per family.

04/06/2015

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Top 10 Reasons To Vacation In Rome, Italy

The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are just a few reasons why you should visit Rome this year.

03/13/2015

Vatican Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia during an event in center city Philadelphia on Monday is surrounded by students from St. Peter the Apostle School in North Philadelphia. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Vatican Aide Says Pope Visit To Liberty Bell Likely

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families a high-level member of his advance team says a visit to the symbol of the nation’s liberty will be on his agenda.

03/09/2015

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

Thinking Of Becoming A Temporary Landlord For The Pope’s Visit To Philly? Here Are Some Things You Should Know First

Many people are thinking of making some quick money during the Papal visit in September by renting their home or a room, and KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on advice for temporary landlords.

02/25/2015

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NJ Girl Granted Wish To Meet Pope Francis

The Pope is inspiring a New Jersey girl in her brave fight against cancer.

01/15/2015

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)

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

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