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The Complete Pope in Philly Survival Guide

[Updated on Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:15 p.m.] Now that the organizers of the World Meeting of Families and city officials have switched gears from scaring […]

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Sorry, You Can’t Camp Out in Fairmount Park for the Papal Visit After All

Turns out you won’t be able to camp out for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia after all. On Wednesday, the World Meeting of Families announced […]


More Pope Logistics: Business Deliveries and Trash, Plus Where to Stash Your Car

Deliveries, trash collection and what residents need to do with their cars were the chief subjects Mayor Michael Nutter addressed in today’s press conference updating […]

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5 Pope Visit Silver Linings for Philadelphians

By now, you’ve probably already decided how you feel about the upcoming Pope drop-in. Maybe you’re delighted to host Francis and his faithful flock in […]

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Pope Francis Parkway Ticket Details Released

Following today’s successful (and quick) disbursal of tickets for Pope Francis’ Independence Hall address, the Archdiocese has announced the details for ticket access for the pope’s two Parkway events. […]

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10,000 Pope Tickets Go On Sale Today

Well, you can either wring your hands and gnash your teeth over the World Meeting of Families’ controversial papal ticketing policy, or you can shut […]

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Questions Greet Papal Ticketing Scheme

Organizers of Pope Francis‘ visit to Philadelphia found themselves on defense this week — again — after the announcement that tickets will be required to […]

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Wanted: Extras for a #PopeInPhilly Video

Some Philadelphians have been, um, not exactly bubbly about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the city this month. Visit Philadelphia, the city’s tourism agency, is creating a video aimed […]

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RiverLink Ferry to Offer Service for Pope Visit

There will be an easier way to cross the Delaware River during the weekend of the pope’s visit. Instead of walking across the Ben Franklin […]

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Pope Francis Says Priests Can Forgive Abortion

Well, this pope keeps defying expectations, doesn’t he? The Vatican announced today that priests will be allowed to forgive abortions during the upcoming “Jubilee Year” […]

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5 Logistics Lessons Pope Visit Organizers Can Learn From the Gospels

You can’t blame Archbishop Charles Chaput for trying. With the pope’s visit drawing near and Philadelphians still in a state of high–fret over the situation, […]


SEPTA Offers Optimism, Map for Pope’s Visit

“Nothing gets you closer to the pope than SEPTA.” Those were the exact words of SEPTA general manager Joseph M. Casey during a Thursday briefing, […]

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Catholic Org: Pope Visit Being Organized by Pro-Choice Politicians

A key leader for the World Meeting of Families has come under attack from a conservative Catholic “investigative group” that says he donated campaign funds […]

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Most Americans Completely Oblivious to Pope’s Philly Visit

Yes, the city of Philadelphia has been a wee bit stressed lately about the impending visit of Pope Francis. It may not surprise you to […]

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Amtrak Announces Pope Plan: Beefed-Up Service, Reservations Required

Amtrak is beefing up its service into Philadelphia for the pope’s visit, the agency said Friday, but there will also be temporary restrictions on travel, […]