World Meeting of Families

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Panel Planning Kids Activities During WMOF

World Meeting of Families youth leaders gathered at the Convention Center Monday to begin finalizing their plans.


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Penn Museum Marks Papal Visit With Exhibit Showcasing Collection Of Ancient Writings

The Penn Museum opened an exhibit this week that showcases a number of ancient religious writings, including some of the earliest fragments of the Bible.


Perry Milou and his work "A Prayer for Peace." (Photo provided by artist)

Philadelphia Artist Creates Official World Meeting Of Families Portrait Of Pope Francis

“This was true divine intervention,” says Perry Milou. The Philadelphia native says his life filled with so-called divine coincidences.


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Officials: Major Roads, Ben Franklin Bridge To Close Weekend Of Papal Visit

Mayor Nutter and officials announced the Ben Franklin Bridge and other major roadways throughout the city will be closed the weekend of the Papal visit.


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Mayor Nutter, Officials Provide Update On Papal Visit And World Meeting Of Families

Mayor Michael Nutter and local officials provided an update on the upcoming Papal visit and World Meeting of Families Wednesday afternoon.


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Job Fair Wednesday Seeks Security Guards For Papal Visit

Pennsylvania Career Link will host US Security Associates on Wednesday for a job fair. The goal is to hire 100 security guards to help deal with crowds during the World Meeting of Families and the Papal weekend.


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Singers Gather For First Choir Practice For Papal Performance

In just two months, Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.


File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Township In Bucks County Declares State Of Emergency For Weekend Of Pope’s Visit

Middletown Township, Bucks County has declared a state of emergency for the weekend of the Pope’s visit, according to police.


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Local Residents Make Plans For September Papal Visit

City resident Adam Grutzmacher is a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish in Philadelphia, and is planning to head to the shore or hunker down with his family in his condo for the Pope visit.


Bob Ciaruffoli speaking at the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Estimate Of Economic Impact Of World Meeting Of Families Grows

The president of the World Meeting of Families spoke to the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday with just two months left until the huge event he’s in charge of.


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SEPTA Names Some Train Stops To Be Open During Papal Visit

Whitemarsh Township Police expect 10,000 people to catch trains from the Fort Washington SEPTA train station on both days of the Pope’s visit.


Diane Melley of IBM, discusses features of the new "Go Philadelphia" app for the upcoming World Meeting of Families congress and visit of Pope Francis in September.
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WMOF Organization Launches Mobile App As Guide For Papal Visit

Your smartphone can now be your new guide to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families events in Philadelphia.


Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal Fence

Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope’s visit.


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Plans Underway To Help Aid Homeless During Papal Visit

Project Home’s Will O’Brien says up to 150 people a night stay out on the Ben Franklin Parkway during warmer weather.


File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

PATCO Starts Selling Rail Passes For Pope’s Visit On Monday

The deadline for online purchases is Sept 1.