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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.

08/24/2015

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Pope Francis Surprises Delegation Of Philadelphia’s Leaders With Personal Welcome

At the Vatican, a delegation of Philadelphia leaders was greeted by Pope Francis himself

06/24/2015

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)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (credit: Steve Tawa)

Ukrainian Archbishop Pitches Vatican For Papal Stop During Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

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.

03/16/2015

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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

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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

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. File photo by KYW's Mark Abrams.

Online Registration Officially Opens For World Meeting Of Families In Philadelphia

Significant progress has been made in finalizing some of the plans for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families planned for Philadelphia in September 2015.

11/11/2014

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Area Catholics React To Vatican’s Synod

A two-week meeting of Catholic bishops at the Vatican is over and new language on the Church’s view of gays and other issues has been rejected. Now, area Catholics are reacting to the outcome.

10/19/2014

Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity as crowds watch and wave flags in the foreground on May 25, 2014, in Bethlehem, West Bank.  (Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Trip To West Bank May Send Signal To Israeli Leaders

Pope Francis is giving a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state by visiting the West Bank before visiting Israel.

05/25/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Mayor Michael Nutter make a pitch for money and volunteers from business and community leaders during an event at Union League. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Papal Pitch Team Makes Plea To Business And Civic Leaders

Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.

04/15/2014

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Visit To The Vatican: Delegation to Discuss Plans for 2015 Gathering, Request Pope Francis Visit

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.

03/24/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, Governor Tom Corbett, and Archbishop Charles Chaput, discussing their upcoming trip to the Vatican.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

City Council To Take Look At Philadelphia’s Ability To Host Major Events

Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.

03/18/2014

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Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit who had been ready to retire as Archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina, was chosen and some say transformed.

03/13/2014

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Looking Back On Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.

03/13/2014

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 23: Pope Francis attends a mass with newly appointed cardinals at St Peter's Basilica on February 23, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis presided over Mass in Saint PeterÕs Basilica on Sunday, one day after 19 bishops were added to the college of cardinals. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Sources: Chaput, Corbett, Nutter Could Meet Privately With Pope During Vatican Visit

Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.

03/07/2014

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