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Buses and RVs Will Be Allowed on Restricted Roads During Pope Visit

Buses, RVs and other multi-passenger vehicles will be allowed to access restricted roadways during the pope’s visit next month, transportation officials said Wednesday afternoon. Those […]

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Keystone Catholics Issues Statement On LGBT Treatment During Papal Visit

Yesterday, we reported that groups of LGBT Catholics were essentially evicted from a local parish during the upcoming World Meeting of Families and the Papal […]

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Ed Rendell: Pope Fence “Boggles the Mind”

Ed Rendell slammed preparations for Pope Francis‘ visit Wednesday morning, saying the plan for a perimeter fence “boggles the mind.” “The Pope went to Bolivia, […]

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Church Kicks Out LGBT Catholic Groups During Papal Visit

In yet another blow to local Philadelphia LGBT Catholics, St. John the Evangelist Church has evicted a group of LGBT Catholic families who were voyaging […]

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“Ex-Gay” Therapy Advocates To Play Key Role During Papal Visit

Faithful America has released a strongly-worded warning to the public that advocates of “ex-gay” reparative therapy will play key roles during the upcoming Papal visit and […]

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Philly Inmates Making Special Pope Chair

Prisoners and officials at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility are busy preparing for the visit of Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia next month. Reuters reports […]

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Pope’s Visit Will Disrupt NJ Transit, Too

NJ Transit announced today it would not operate regular service in the Philadelphia area on either day of Pope Francis’ visit to the city in September. […]

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Au Contraire, Mayor Nutter: The Pope Panic Does Make Sense

Mayor Nutter’s op-ed in the Daily News — defending planning for Pope Francis’ visit and saying, in essence, “I got this” — would’ve been mighty reassuring […]

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Mayor Nutter: Pope Planning “Smart and Sane”

Mayor Nutter took over some op-ed space in the Philadelphia Daily News today to defend the planning for Pope Francis’ visit to the city next […]

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SEPTA Announces Pope Pass Lottery for Suburban Lines

SEPTA has announced a 3-day online lottery for passengers wishing to ride the Norristown High Speed Line or the 101/102 trolley routes during the weekend […]

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10 Great Places to Put Papal Pilgrims in Philadelphia

So, now we know the plan. And despite assurances from Mayor Nutter and officials involved with overseeing the World Meeting of Families in September, any […]

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Demand for SEPTA Pope Passes Lower Than Expected

What if Pope Francis visited, and not quite everybody came? Yes, we’ve warned that crowds for the pope’s late-September visit could actually be bigger than […]

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SEPTA Lottery Registration Going Smoothly

So far, so good. Registration began at 12:01 a.m. today for people who want passes to ride regional rail the weekend of the pope’s visit. […]

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Airport Braces for Pope’s Visit

Some good news in all those panic-inducing stories about preparations for the pope’s visit: USA Today reports the Philadelphia International Airport seems to be on […]

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Philadelphia, Quit Your Pope Whining Now!

By now, you’ve probably seen the maps. Depending on which one you look at, it appears that somewhere between a large chunk and an extremely […]