Philadelphia Pope Visit


Post-Pope, Frustrated Nutter Asks Philly: What Kind of City Do You Want to Be?

Mayor Michael Nutter has heard the critiques of last weekend’s Papal visit to Philadelphia — and he thinks they lay bare some disturbing qualities about the city he […]

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After the Pope: So What Now, Philadelphia?

After the Mass ended on Sunday and the pope and the dignitaries filed out, I stayed behind to watch the stage being dismantled. There was […]


Mayor Nutter: Press “Scared the Shit Out of People” Over Pope Visit

Monday morning, at what mercifully looks to have been the final Pope press conference, I asked Mayor Michael Nutter a question. I’m paraphrasing, but it went […]


It’s Always Sunny in Popeadelphia

The pope has left Philadelphia. You can stop sucking in your guts. The most important news from the weekend, of course: Nothing catastrophic happened. Philadelphians have a general […]


The 20 Biggest Winners and Losers of Pope Francis in Philadelphia

Well, Philadelphia, other than some remaining cleanup, logistical issues, and the small matter of the city getting reimbursed for the many millions of your dollars […]

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WATCH: Video Captures the Magic of Philly Without Cars

Despite the perceived chaos in the weeks leading up to Pope Francis’s visit, this weekend there was an overwhelming sense of peace in Philadelphia. Closures […]


Pope to Argentine Family That Drove 1980 VW Bus: “You Are Crazy”

Last week, we told you about Catire Walker, Noël Zemborain, and their four children, who made a six-month, 13,000-mile, 13 country trek from Argentina in […]

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Here’s How Many Babies Were Born at Penn Medicine During Pope Weekend

Looks like Penn Medicine was a bit off in its estimation of how many babies would be born at its hospitals over Pope weekend — […]

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PHOTOS: Popeadelphia Commutes

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Photos of Popeadelphia: Sunday Edition

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Photos: Mass Exodus After Pope Francis’s Parkway Mass

Following Pope Francis’s massive Mass on the parkway, a whole lot of people have found themselves making their way home, or to their hotels, or […]

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5 Takeaways From the Parkway Mass

Pope Francis just finished celebrating Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Five takeways from the event: The pope struck an ecumenical note, saying he wants […]


#PopeReads: A Pa. Priest Took a Selfie at a Papal Mass

Each day during his trip, we’ll bring you some of our favorite stories about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States from other media outlets. […]

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WATCH: Time Lapse Video of the Crowd Before the Papal Mass

Philly Mag’s Liz Spikol is credentialed for the pope’s Parkway Mass. Part of being credentialed for the events around the papal visit means you get […]


Did Pope Francis Secretly Bless the Eagles or Something?

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Pope Francis has been kissing babies all over Philadelphia, but one has […]