World Meeting of Families

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

Township In Bucks County Declares State Of Emergency For Weekend Of Pope’s Visit

Middletown Township, Bucks County has declared a state of emergency for the weekend of the Pope’s visit, according to police.

07/27/2015

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Local Residents Make Plans For September Papal Visit

City resident Adam Grutzmacher is a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish in Philadelphia, and is planning to head to the shore or hunker down with his family in his condo for the Pope visit.

07/26/2015

Bob Ciaruffoli speaking at the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Estimate Of Economic Impact Of World Meeting Of Families Grows

The president of the World Meeting of Families spoke to the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday with just two months left until the huge event he’s in charge of.

07/23/2015

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SEPTA Names Some Train Stops To Be Open During Papal Visit

Whitemarsh Township Police expect 10,000 people to catch trains from the Fort Washington SEPTA train station on both days of the Pope’s visit.

07/23/2015

Diane Melley of IBM, discusses features of the new "Go Philadelphia" app for the upcoming World Meeting of Families congress and visit of Pope Francis in September.
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WMOF Organization Launches Mobile App As Guide For Papal Visit

Your smartphone can now be your new guide to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families events in Philadelphia.

07/22/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal Fence

Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope’s visit.

07/22/2015

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

Plans Underway To Help Aid Homeless During Papal Visit

Project Home’s Will O’Brien says up to 150 people a night stay out on the Ben Franklin Parkway during warmer weather.

07/16/2015

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

PATCO Starts Selling Rail Passes For Pope’s Visit On Monday

The deadline for online purchases is Sept 1.

07/16/2015

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Special Regional Rail Tickets For Pope’s Visit To Go On Sale Monday

Originally scheduled for this week, now SEPTA will begin selling $10 Regional Rail tickets for the Pope’s visit on Monday July 20 at 9 a.m. online only.

07/13/2015

Ed Rendell.   File photo by Chris Kleponis/ Getty Images)

Ed Rendell Chats With Rich Zeoli About Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie And The Pope

Ed Rendell addressed a series of political topics on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT with Rich Zeoli.

07/07/2015

Children painting in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia atrium. (credit: Marcy Norton/KYW)

Community Paint Day Held At CHOP For Mural Honoring Visit Of Pope Francis

Some patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia did their part to help the city get ready to welcome Pope Francis in September. They helped paint panels of a mural that will commemorate the pontiff’s visit.

07/07/2015

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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

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