Pope Francis Gains Popular Social Media FollowingWhile he’s not the first Pope to tweet, that was his predecessor Pope Benedict. Pope Francis and his staff have grew his following on Twitter substantially. For example, he now has 5 times the number of followers of President Obama.
Philadelphia Choir Makes Final Preparations For Papal Performance60 trained voices make up the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, the chorus for the main performers.
Road Closures Begin In Center City For Papal VisitThe reality of the papal visit is hitting home for Center City drivers, as streets from City Hall to the Art Museum were barricaded so crews could set up tents and security fencing.
Select SEPTA Stops Close On Eve Of Philly Papal VisitFirst of all, SEPTA is running on a Saturday schedule, with some enhancements to the Cynwyd Line and the Wilmington-Newark line.
9 Intellectually Disabled People Scheduled To Meet Pope FrancisMary Schwerdtfeger will meet Pope Francis with her 46-year-old son, Denis, who has Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
Social Media Digital Team Assembled For World Meeting Of FamiliesAmong the 10,000 volunteers at the World Meeting of Families will be a special group -- the digital diplomats. Lizanne Magarity Pando is the director of marketing and communications.
WMOF Keynote Speaker Gets Head Start Energizing Filipino-American CommunityOne of the keynote speakers of the World Meeting of Families is coming to town, from across the globe, and getting an honorary degree from La Salle University on Friday. He's also energizing many Filipino-American Catholics in the region.
Pope Francis Has Some Personal Preparations Before His Visit Next MonthJohn Allen is an Associate Editor for the Boston Globe and author of the book "The Francis Miracle." He's also an editor and writer for the newspaper's on-line publication 'Crux', chronicling activities of the Vatican and the Catholic church.
Papal Visit Playbook Available TodayWorld Meeting of Families Executive Director Donna Farrell says the "playbook" has been in the works for many weeks and she hopes it will answer any questions residents may have.
10K Volunteers To Help With Papal Visit In Philadelphia6 weeks before the pope's visit, nearly 8,000 had already passed criminal and employment background checks.
SEPTA Papal Regional Rail Passes Now Sold At Select StationsPapal pilgrims are now buying their special SEPTA regional rail passes in person.