World Meeting of Families

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

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

(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

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