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SEPTA Pope Passes: Back to Square One — Now With a Lottery

SEPTA announced at a 3 p.m. news conference today that it will push the reset button on sales of those special one-day Regional Rail passes for […]

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LGBT Catholics Seek Meeting With Pope

LGBT groups in America are seeking a meeting with Pope Francis during his trip to America in September. “In a formal letter sent to Pope […]

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Bucks County Township Declares “State of Emergency” for Pope’s Visit

A Bucks County township has declared a “state of emergency” for the pope’s September visit to Philadelphia, saying the designation will help officials seek federal […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: SEPTA Sold (a Couple of) Pope Passes

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Why Pope Francis’ Visit Might Be Philly’s Biggest Challenge Ever

This week, it seems, Philly reached a tipping point. We’ve known for a while now that Pope Francis will visit in September, that it’ll bring […]

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DRPA: No Plans to Close Ben Franklin Bridge for Pope

Who needs a giant fence when you’ve got two big rivers to keep people out? That seems to be the idea behind new reports that […]

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World Meeting of Families Announces Film Festival, Mobile App

The World Meeting of Families is really embracing the culture Philadelphia has to offer. In a press release today issued by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, […]

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World Meeting of Families Official Hymn Not a People Pleaser

The news that there’s an Official Hymn of this fall’s World Meeting of Families got us all excited — until we listened to it online, […]

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2008’s World Series Champs Helped Prepare SEPTA for Pope

SEPTA is still having issues with their transportation plan for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in September. Yesterday morning, shortly after sales opened for the […]

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SEPTA Suspends Pope Pass Sales Due to Technical Difficulties

Special SEPTA passes for Pope Francis’ visit in September were set to go on sale this morning, and the site went live at 9 a.m. […]

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SEPTA “Pope Pass” on Sale Now: How to Get One

UPDATE [10:58 a.m.]: SEPTA has announced that it is suspending sales of the one-day pope passes for the day due to technical difficulties. It will […]

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The Homeless Have a Home: It’s Philadelphia

I know she didn’t mean it to be cruel, when she said it. She was just a sheltered kid from Roxborough doing a park cleanup […]

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Here’s What the SEPTA “Pope Pass” Will Look Like

UPDATE [7/20/2015]: The passes are on sale now. Here’s everything you need to know to get one. ORIGINAL: We knew that SEPTA was going to […]

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PATCO Will Begin Selling Papal Visit Passes Monday

SEPTA isn’t the only public transit agency tightening up its transit plan for Pope Francis’ visit in September. PATCO, the light rail line between Philadelphia […]

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Dear Philly: Let’s Embrace the Pope’s Visit

When I saw the headline, “Papal Panic! Could the Pope’s Visit Be a Giant, Embarrassing Flop??” I almost didn’t scroll to read it.  I see […]