World Meeting of Families
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Speaker John Boehner made the announcement and expressed gratitude that the Pope accepted his invitation.
“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.
It now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.
Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.
Roman Catholic archbishop Charles Chaput made a rare visit to a Philadelphia prison this morning, where he presided over a special mass just for inmates and prison staff.
Catholic Officials Bless New Atrium At National Shrine Of St. John Neumann, Hope For Special Visit From Pope
The National Shrine of St. John Neumann in North Philadelphia is praying for a short visit from Pope Francis during his visit to the city for September’s World Meeting of Families.
Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.
Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.
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.