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PHOTOS: World Meeting of Families Kicks Off at Convention Center

The World Meeting of Families got official kickoff treatment this afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with remarks from Mayor Nutter, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput and […]

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Pope Week: Tuesday

Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia is one day nearer. He spent Monday continuing to visit Cuba; today he arrives in Washington D.C. Three things to […]

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You Can Buy a Lot of Ridiculous Merch for Pope Francis’ Visit

It’s Pope week! And whatever you think of how the city has handled the advance of Pope Francis‘ visit to Philadelphia, there’s one thing we […]

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Relax, Philadelphia: The Pope Is Bust-Proof

OK, Philly, take a deep breath and relax. I have good news for you. The pope is coming. He’ll be here this weekend. And despite […]

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Pope Week Begins: 3 Things to Know

Pope Week has arrived. After months of planning and fretting and fretting some more, this is the week Pope Francis finally comes to Philadelphia. We’re […]


The Ultimate Guide to What Shops Are Staying Open While the Pope’s in Town

Dear Philly visitors: So you’re coming to Philly for the Pope, and you want to do some shopping. (If getting a tiny bit of retail therapy isn’t already on your […]


Kenney to Nutter: You Should Stand Up For Gays When Pope Visits

[Updated September 24, 4 p.m., to include Mayor Nutter’s response.] Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney is calling on the City of Philadelphia to get LGBT Catholics some […]

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Mayor on Pope’s Visit: I’m The “Cheerleader in Chief”

At the ninth papal visit press briefing of the year this morning, Mayor Michael Nutter attempted to assuage city residents’ fears and exasparations about Pope […]

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FAA: No, You Cannot Fly Your Drone Around Philly During Pope Visit

Drone enthusiasts love to get aerial videos of cool events, and the stream of people flooding into the city for the pope’s visit would make […]

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Replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà Will Be On Display During Papal Visit

A life-sized marble casting of Michelangelo’s Pietà will be on display during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

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Pope Gets Phillies Baseball Card

There’s only one place to get a @Pontifex Rookie Baseball Card! Tomorrow at CBP. http://t.co/MBQXHTWpv5 pic.twitter.com/ObdXJD0p1F — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 15, 2015 Apparently the […]


D.C., NYC Are Starting to Freak Out About the Pope’s Visit

We here in Philadelphia have been at it a while. Pope Francis was installed in March 2013. Immediately after, Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput said he […]

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Teen Arrested for Threat Against Pope

That plot against the pope? Might not’ve been much of a plot. “The FBI quietly arrested a 15-year-old boy outside of Philadelphia last month for allegedly threatening […]

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Mark Wahlberg to Host Concert for Pope Francis in Philly

Mark Wahlberg will host the Festival of Families in Philadelphia the Saturday of Pope Francis‘ visit, the World Meeting of Families announced today. Queen of […]

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Official: Threat Against Pope “Disrupted”

Federal officials have reportedly disrupted a threat against Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States, which centers on two days at the World Meeting […]