World Meeting of Families

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

(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

Philadelphia International Airport, File photo. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Preparations For Papal Visit And 2016’s Democratic Convention In Full Swing At Philadelphia International Airport

At a budget hearing, airport director Mark Gale said they’re in full-scale Pope Prep mode.

04/29/2015

Pope Francis (File photo by Osservatore Romano/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Catholic Leaders Not Fazed By Pope’s Added Mass, in Washington, DC

Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadephia, says she’s not surprised by the announcement. But she doesn’t believe it will affect attendance here.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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

Ten Thousand Volunteers Sought To Pitch In During Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia

It’s official: the World Meeting of Families organization is now recruiting thousands of volunteers to help with events surrounding the pope’s visit and a big family conference in Philadelphia at the end of September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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Two-Day Visit Of Pope Francis To Philadelphia Has Twofold Purpose

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose.

04/27/2015

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More Than A Dozen Sites Competing For The Attention Of Pope Francis This Fall

The list is a tightly guarded secret, at least for now.

04/20/2015

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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World Meeting Of Families Hires Major Events Company To Produce Papal Events On The Parkway

ESM Productions led by Scott Mirkin will be responsible for the Saturday, Sept. 26 Festival of Families, which will include an appearance by the Pope, and the Pontiff’s Sunday, Sept. 27 mass in front of the Art Museum.

04/12/2015

Noël Zemborain; her husband, Alfredo Walker (nicknamed 'Catire'); and their four kids: Carmin, 2; Mia, 5; Dimas, 8; and Cala, 12. (Photo provided by the Walker family.)

From Argentina to Philadelphia, Family Takes Ultimate Road Trip for Pope’s Visit

In March, mom and dad ditched their jobs, drained their savings, and told their three girls and one boy that they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

04/07/2015

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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

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)

Volunteers From Business And Community Groups Preparing For Pope’s Visit, World Meeting Of Families

Volunteers from business and community groups are working behind-the-scenes on the logistics for the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September.

03/30/2015

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