After Papal Visit, Tourism And Hospitality Industry In Philadelphia Looks To The FuturePanelists from the tourism and travel industry gathered at Temple University Tuesday to offer perspectives on what the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting Congress had on the city.
Philadelphia Archdiocese Searching For Home For Parts Of Altar Used During Papal MassThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia is looking for a home for some of the key components which made up the setting for the Papal Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Upper Darby Police Chief: World Meeting of Families Should Cover Security CostsMichael Chitwood told Dom Giordano that the Papal Visit was a wonderful weekend but the bill should not fall on Upper Darby.
Online Effort Pushes For Car Free Weekends In Center CityThe Center City traffic box is a thing of the past, but there's now an online effort to make car free weekends part of the future.
Clerk Who Rejected Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Claims She Met With PopeA Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States and he told her to stay strong.
Leftover Food From Papal Visit Becomes Blessing To Area's HungryAlthough restaurants struggled during the Papal Visit, leftovers are benefiting those in need.
Crowd Safety Expert Estimates 80-140K Attended Papal MassThere's no doubt that a huge crowd attended Sunday's Papal Mass along the Ben Franklin Parkway, but city officials have yet to release a formal estimate.
Mayor Nutter Says It Will Be Months Before Economic Impact Of Pope's Visit Is KnownLocal restaurateurs took the mayor to task for scaring residents away with overly-extensive road closures and one suggested that, perhaps because of the religious nature of the event, the estimated 850-thousand visitors did not do much for the local economy.
SEPTA Pleased With How It Handled Crowds During Papal WeekendSEPTA's Andrew Busch says the original plan was designed to handle 300-thousand rail passengers, but a little less than 63-thousand actually used that route.
Mayor Nutter Declares Papal Visit 'A Success'Mayor Nutter would give no crowd estimate, though other officials say it was 850,000, a bit under the million-plus once predicted, but he said that's not how to judge the success of the event anyway.
Lower Merion Police: Months Of Papal Planning Paid OffEverything during the Papal visit went off without a hitch in Lower Merion Township, along City Avenue and around St Charles Borremeo Seminary.