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World Meeting of Families

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

Comcast Exec Sees Plenty of Donor Dollars Available For Philadelphia Mega-Events

One of Philadelphia’s top movers and shakers says there are more than enough deep pockets in the region to help pay for both a potential visit of the pope to Philadelphia next year and a Democratic National Convention in 2016.

08/25/2014

Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity as crowds watch and wave flags in the foreground on May 25, 2014, in Bethlehem, West Bank.  (Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Pope Confirms Hopes For 3-City US Trip In 2015

Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015.

08/18/2014

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Local Artist To Create Icon Of The Holy Family For World Meeting Of Families

Preparations are underway for an “expected” visit from Pope Francis, during the World Meeting of Families next year. That includes the creation of a religious icon to be used to promote the World Meeting.

08/15/2014

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

‘Si,’ Says Pope Francis of 2015 Visit; We’ll See, Cautions Phila. Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia isn’t quite ready to let us take the pope’s word as gospel.

08/14/2014

Photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images

City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits Philadelphia

If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.

07/28/2014

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Report: Pope Francis To Attend World Meeting Of Families In Philly In 2015

According to a report, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

07/25/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Opts Out of Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

The primary reason for the decision, the mayor said, is cost.

05/28/2014

(Vatican archbishop Vincenzo Paglia addresses the student body of Roman Catholic High School in North Philadelphia. Paglia told them there is "no way" Pope Francis can stay away from the World Meeting of Families in the city in September 2015.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Strongest Hints Yet From Pope Francis’ Emissary For Philadelphia Visit in 2015

Students from Roman Catholic and a delegation from Hallahan High School turned on the charm as Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia entered Roman’s gym at Broad and Vine Streets.

05/14/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.

05/13/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Mayor Michael Nutter make a pitch for money and volunteers from business and community leaders during an event at Union League. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Papal Pitch Team Makes Plea To Business And Civic Leaders

Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.

04/15/2014

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

Nutter, Corbett, Chaput To Meet With Business Leaders About World Meeting Of Families

Today’s session, Mayor Nutter says, is in part to jumpstart fundraising for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

04/15/2014

(Mayor Nutter displayed some of the papal gifts presented to the Philadelphia delegation during their recent visit to the Vatican.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Rome Trip Gives Him Optimism About Papal Visit to Philadelphia

Speaking to reporters at City Hall upon his return, Mayor Nutter said he has no doubt that the trip he made to Rome with Archbishop Chaput and Gov. Corbett sent a clear message of their desire that the pope visit the region next year.

03/28/2014

(credit: CBS3)

Visit To The Vatican: CBS 3 Travels With Philadelphia Delegation To Rome

Follow CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi as she travels with the Philadelphia delegation and reports from Rome, Italy!

03/26/2014

Mayor Nutter gives Archbishop Paglia a Liberty Bell and calls Philadelphia City of Hope built on families. (photo by Pat Ciarrocchi)

Visit To The Vatican: Planning for 2015 World Meeting of Families Continues at the Vatican

The planning for next year’s World Meeting of Families continues at the Vatican.

03/25/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, Governor Tom Corbett, and Archbishop Charles Chaput, discussing their upcoming trip to the Vatican.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

City Council To Take Look At Philadelphia’s Ability To Host Major Events

Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.

03/18/2014

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