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Jewish Community Invites Pope To Help Observe Historic Event During Philly Visit

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia says Pope Francis has been invited to take part in a September 27 program at the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University.

02/28/2015

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

Thinking Of Becoming A Temporary Landlord For The Pope’s Visit To Philly? Here Are Some Things You Should Know First

Many people are thinking of making some quick money during the Papal visit in September by renting their home or a room, and KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on advice for temporary landlords.

02/25/2015

(Pope Francis greets Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, right, during Chaput's visit to Rome in November 2014.  Photo provided by Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Continues Push For Alternative Housing During Papal Visit

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says there is an urgent need for the public’s help and it’s asking for Catholics and the generous to rent a room or property at a reasonable fee to visitors of the World Meeting of Families.

02/24/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Archbishop Chaput Asks Philadelphia-Area Residents To Consider Offering Lodging To Visitors During Papal Visit

In his weekly column, Archbishop Chaput asked Catholics and other residents across the archdiocese to consider opening their homes and offer lodging to those visiting Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families in September.

02/23/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Says $30M Raised So Far For World Meeting Of Families

With about seven months to go before Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese confirmed its fundraising is on track to its $45 Million goal.

02/20/2015

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Convention Team Undaunted By $85M Fundraising Pledge

Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.

02/13/2015

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)

Pope Francis To Address Joint Meeting Of Congress In September

House Speaker John Boehner made the announcement and expressed gratitude that the Pope accepted his invitation.

02/05/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far right, chats with Comcast executive VP David Cohen during a visit with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Nutter Reviews Accomplishments in Speech to Greater Phila. Chamber of Commerce

“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Pope Francis greets Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, right, during Chaput's visit to Rome in November 2014.  Photo provided by Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Details of Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S., Including Philadelphia, Coming Together

It now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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Up Next For Tom Corbett: Honorary Co-Chair Of World Meeting Of Families

Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.

01/20/2015

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo by Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Visits a Philadelphia Prison With Message of Hope For Inmates

Roman Catholic archbishop Charles Chaput made a rare visit to a Philadelphia prison this morning, where he presided over a special mass just for inmates and prison staff.

01/15/2015

Catholic officials and Mayor Nutter bless the new atrium. (Credit: Kim Glovas)

Catholic Officials Bless New Atrium At National Shrine Of St. John Neumann, Hope For Special Visit From Pope

The National Shrine of St. John Neumann in North Philadelphia is praying for a short visit from Pope Francis during his visit to the city for September’s World Meeting of Families.

01/06/2015

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)

Year In Review: Pope Francis Announces He’s Coming To Philadelphia In 2015

Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.

12/28/2014

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PennDOT To Remove, Replace Seven Bridges Over Vine Street Expressway

Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.

12/27/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Culture, Nightlife In Spotlight For Papal Visit

Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.

12/08/2014

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