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Looking For A Stuffed Pope Francis Doll? World Meeting Of Families Launches Official Gift Shop

The site features more than 200 items, including the plush Pope doll and a Pope Francis bobblehead.

07/02/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.

06/30/2015

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

Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia

The Vatican has just released the schedule of events for the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

06/30/2015

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Local Hospitals Promise Papal Visit Won’t Slow Them Down

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. For one, how far in advance the city will be in near ‘lockdown’ mode as security measures take effect.

06/25/2015

Mayor Nutter and delegates are off to Rome ahead of the Papal Visit. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Mayor Nutter, Delegates Head To Rome To Plan For Papal Visit

Mayor Michael Nutter and other delegates are off on another trip to Rome to discuss logistics for the World Meeting of Families.

06/21/2015

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Mandatory Registration Opens For Drivers Bringing Vehicles To Pope Francis’ Visit

If your church is planning a trip to Philadelphia for the pope’s visit this fall, you’ll need register if you want a parking place.

06/09/2015

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Jersey Shore Towns Hoping Pope’s Philly Visit Helps Draw Crowds To Beach Too

Beach season has just begun, but Pope Francis’ visit to the region September 26th and 27th already has some towns thinking about the fall.

06/08/2015

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Vatican Sending Some Notable Items to Philadelphia Ahead of Pope’s Visit

The exhibit, called “Vatican Splendors,” will be on display at the Franklin Institute starting September 19th.

06/05/2015

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Northeastern Pa. Business Creates Line Of Candles In Honor Of Papal Visit

Mia Bella’s candles has two designs in the line, and both have a photo of the Philadelphia skyline on them.

06/05/2015

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Extensive Line of Pope Francis Merchandise to be Offered During Fall Visit

The World Meeting of Families has announced that Aramark will be the official retail provider.

06/01/2015

Vatican official, Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in San Salvador, on March 11, 2015. Paglia gave details on the beatification of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero, which will take place next May 23 in San Salvador.  AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS        (Photo credit should read Marvin RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Vatican Official, Archbishop Paglia, Reportedly Under Investigation

Italy’s leading newspaper names Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia as one of ten people under investigation.

05/29/2015

File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: 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

(Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia, talks to members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday about the regional impact of Pope Francis' visit set for the end of September.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delco Businesses Hope Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia Will Provide Added Lift

Members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce listened as representatives of the group “World Meeting of Families Philadelphia” talked about regional opportunities growing out of the pope’s visit.

05/21/2015

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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

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Pope Francis Likely Staying With “Men In Black” During Visit To Philadelphia

Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia at the end of September. But he won’t be staying in Center City in one of the five-star hotels while he’s in town.

05/11/2015

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