The private discussion, over a wooden desk in the papal library, scheduled for a half hour stretched to 52 minutes.
Follow CBS 3′s Pat Ciarrocchi as she travels with the Philadelphia delegation and reports from Rome, Italy!
The planning for next year’s World Meeting of Families continues at the Vatican.
Philadelphia is already set to host the World Meeting of Families from September 22 to 27, 2015. The Pope usually travels to the event, but local officials are hoping to guarantee his presence at the first one held since assuming his position.
Chris analyzes media coverage of the conclusion to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, the role of lobbyists giving gifts to politicians, and President Obama’s omission from a list of great world leaders. He also talks to CBS 3′s Pat Ciarrocchi who is covering Philadelphia’s delegation to Rome, hoping to get Pope Francis to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are at the Vatican to discuss plans for next year’s World Meeting of Families right here in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are leading a group to planning meetings with Vatican officials for the World Meeting of Families scheduled here in September 2015.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.
Philadelphia’s only Jesuit elementary school has put out the welcome mat for the Pope, if he visits for the World Meeting of Families – a big Catholic event – to be held in Philadelphia in September, 2015.
Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.
Seeing a simple man asking for the blessing of the people is striking religious pilgrims as the mark of a new era.
It’s the first full day on the job for Pope Francis and he’s already making the rounds.
Chris discusses the election of a new Pope and President Obama’s Charm Offensive. He talks to Maureen Ferguson from the Catholic Association, Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, and Dr. Ben Carson.
Former NBA great Dennis Rodman is in Rome closely following the election process of the new Pope and he spoke with Eyewitness News Wednesday.
The smoke watch is just about to begin in Rome as the cardinals prepare to go behind closed doors of the Sistine chapel on Tuesday .