Papal Visit


South Jersey Teen Says He Planned to Kill Pope Francis During Visit

A South Jersey 17-year-old has admitted to plotting to kill Pope Francis during the 2015 papal visit. 


You Didn’t Imagine It: The Air Was Cleaner During the Pope’s Visit

Remember that time that Pope Francis came to Philadelphia for a weekend, and people took back the streets from cars, regularly broke out into song, and were a little nicer to each […]


How Many People Showed Up for the Pope?

Lots and lots of people squeezed onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday to see the papal mass. But how many, exactly? And did that number come […]


Indego Bike Killed It This Weekend

Philadelphia’s bike share system has never been used more on a daily basis than it was when Pope Francis was in town this weekend. “Previously, the […]


Philly ‘Burbs: We Want Some of That Pope Money, Too!

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Mayor Michael Nutter negotiated a deal with the World Meeting of Families […]


GALAEI’s Trans-Health Information Project Issues Statement on Papal Visit

GALAEI’s Trans-Health Information Project has issued a statement about this weekend’s Papal visit and their concerns regarding “the historical and present trauma caused by the […]


Fingers Crossed, Nutter Says Pope Weekend Won’t Be a Bust

It wasn’t just House Speaker John Boehner who got teary-eyed during the pope’s speech to Congress Thursday morning. Mayor Michael Nutter says he felt feelings watching it, too. “I […]


The Shoppist Guide: 5 Shops With the Best Pope Memorabilia

So you’ve made the decision to brave the streets of Philly during Papal Visit 2015; your shopping game face is on and you’ve mentally prepped (or […]

Be Well Philly

Philly Pope Run (with Pope Beer!) Happening This Thursday

Does citywide papal fever have you thirsting for a drink? Look no further: The Pope Run to the P.O.P.E. is here! And, when we say […]


HRC Issues Video Featuring Margie Winters, Fired Waldron Mercy Academy Teacher

In preparation for the Papal visit, the Human Rights Campaign has issued a new video featuring fired Waldron Mercy Academy teacher Margie Winters and her […]


Better Than a Pope Doll: Local Gallery Selling Original Papal-Inspired Art Work

If you’re looking to get a token of remembrance from the upcoming Papal visit and that stuffed toy Pope isn’t quite cutting it, there’s a […]


Franklin Square Offering “No Ticket, No Problem” Promotion During Papal Visit

If you didn’t get your Papal tickets, Franklin Square says no worries. The popular park, located at 6th and Race Streets, has just announced that […]


Pope Francis Invited to LGBT Event in Philadelphia Featuring Margie Winters

Pope Francis has been invited to an event featuring Margie Winters, the fired Waldron Mercy Academy teacher, at the John C. Anderson apartments during his […]


Italian Market Getting Huge Wishwall Art Installation During Papal Visit

There’s another kind of “fence” going up during the Papal visit, but this one is kind hearted, much more welcoming, and located in South Philly.


Madonna Pole Dances on a Crucifix in New Tour She’s Bringing to Philly During Papal Visit

A few months ago, I suggested that Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour playing here in Philly several days before the Pope’s arrival was no mistake, and since […]