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(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

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)

Philadelphia Families Asked To Host Visitors For Pope’s Trip

Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.

11/27/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

2 Million Could Turn Out For Pope In Philadelphia

The pope plans to attend a World Meeting of Families event in late September and lead an outdoor Mass.

11/24/2014

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SEPTA Already Preparing For Challenge Of Pope Visit

It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.

11/19/2014

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)

Suburban Tourism Officials Ready To Accommodate Guests During Papal Visit

The hotels in the city are expected to fill up first and then the suburban counties around Philadelphia will help accommodate the overflow.

11/18/2014

(A horse-drawn carriage at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Confirmation of Pope Francis’ Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into Overdrive

The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.

11/18/2014

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Papal Visit Marks Exciting Time For Many Local Parishes

News that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year is sparking excitement within Catholic parishes across the city.

11/18/2014

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City Prepares For Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

As many as 2 million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a Papal Mass in September 2015 as Pope Francis becomes the fourth Pope to visit the U.S., only the second to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

11/17/2014

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 Coming To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

For information on the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015, visit WorldMeeting2015.org.

11/17/2014

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)

Phila. Police Commissioner Discusses Security For Upcoming Papal Visit

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the department is working with a network of agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, to provide security and crowd control for the upcoming Papal Visit.

11/17/2014

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Pope Francis Announces Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

In an remarks offered Monday morning from the Vatican, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of families in Philadelphia in September.

11/17/2014

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

10,000 Letters From Students Sent To Pope Francis Inviting Him To Philadelphia

Ten thousand letters from Catholic school students in the Archdiocese are being sent to the Pope – filled with heart-felt appeals – to visit Philadelphia next September.

11/14/2014

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

Speakers’ List Unveiled For 2015 Catholic Confab in Philadelphia — With One Still Pending

The World Meeting of Families, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia, has announced an all-star lineup of speakers. Will it also include the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States?

11/10/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput: We Are Undergoing A Fundamental Change In The Way Americans View Religion

He believes it is necessary for people to have a place to turn outside of their elected leaders.

10/30/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

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