World Meeting of Families

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Pope Francis, in file photo. (credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Seeking 10,000 Volunteers For Pope Francis’ Visit

If you are interested in volunteering during Pope Francis’ visit to the city of Brotherly Love, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is looking for you.

03/25/2015

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)

Fundraising Efforts Escalate Ahead Of Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

So far, corporate and community fundraising has netted more than $30 million of the $45 million goal.

03/23/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Interest Growing In Many Regions Outside Of Philly For Papal Visit

The Roman Catholic Allentown Diocese, whose territory goes all the way up to the Chester, Montgomery and Bucks County lines, is holding events Sunday at four churches throughout the region to generate participation in the pope’s visit and world meeting.

03/21/2015

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

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

As Philly Visit Looms, Church Marks 2nd Anniversary Of Election Of Pope Francis

Today the Pope marks the second anniversary of his election as leader of the world’s of more than one-billion Roman Catholics.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

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

U.S. Government Takes Charge of Security for Pope Francis’ Visit to Philadelphia

The head of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia organization says the federal government has declared the visit by Pope Francis and activities leading up to his arrival a “national security special event.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

Vatican Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia during an event in center city Philadelphia on Monday is surrounded by students from St. Peter the Apostle School in North Philadelphia. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Vatican Aide Says Pope Visit To Liberty Bell Likely

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families a high-level member of his advance team says a visit to the symbol of the nation’s liberty will be on his agenda.

03/09/2015

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia. (credit: CBS)

‘#PopeInPhilly’ Milkshake Deemed Winner; Will Support World Meeting Of Families

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, spent Monday in Philadelphia and brought his sweet tooth.

03/09/2015

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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

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