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World Meeting of Families


The Pope Francis Plush Toy is Here

What’s a gathering of 1.5 million people if you can’t sell a little bit of merch? The World Meeting of Families has just announced that Philadelphia-based […]


BizFeed: Wawa Rushing to Open Center City Flagship For Pope Visit

1. Wawa Rushing to Open Center City Flagship The News: Wawa is reportedly moving full-speed ahead to build its flagship location in Center City, hoping it will […]

The Pope Mural in Philadelphia

Philly Is Getting a Mural of the Pope

Three groups gathered at the future home of St. Malachy School today to announce that one of the biggest figures in history is getting a mural: […]

City Life

Three Important Quotes from Archbishop Chaput’s New Interview

Archbishop Charles Chaput recently gave an interview to CatholicPhilly.org, reminiscing about his first years here, looking ahead to the visit of Pope Francis, and reflecting […]

City Life

Let’s Not Tax Airbnb for Pope’s Visit

Councilman Bill Greenlee has an idea: He wants to tax Philadelphians who rent out their rooms for the pope’s visit. I have a different idea: […]

City Life

Where Will the Pope Visit When He Visits Philly?

Where will Pope Francis visit when he visits Philly in fall? More than a dozen sites are under consideration, KYW reports:

City Life

Chaput Hopes Pope’s Visit “Transformative”

World News Videos | US News Videos Archbishop Charles Chaput gave an Easter Day interview to ABC News this weekend, highlighting preparations for the visit […]

City Life

Fundraising On Schedule for Pope’s Visit

Organizers have raised $30 million of the $45 million needed to host Pope Francis in September, KYW Radio reports. KYW talked to Dan Hilferty, co-chairman […]

City Life

Feds to Handle Security for Pope Visit

Security for the visit of Pope Francis’ September visit to Philadelphia will be led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, KYW reports. Bob Ciaruffoli, […]


Pope Gets Official Milkshake Flavor in Sham of a Vote

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is just under 200 days away, and the important decisions are starting to be made: The official milkshake of the […]

Things to Do

Madonna’s Visit, Two Days Before the Pope’s Arrival, Is No Mistake

Madonna has been no stranger to speaking her mind. In fact, one could argue that her career and notoriety is equal parts music and advocacy. […]

City Life

Philly Residents Asked to Open Homes During Papal Visit

When Pope Francis visits Philadelphia in September for the World Meeting of Families, a million or more people are expected to crowd the city for […]

City Life

Pope Visit Could Challenge Philly Phone System

When Pope Francis comes to town in September, will Philadelphians still be able to make and receive calls on their cell phones? It’s not a […]

City Life

Pope’s Visit: Bigger Than The Super Bowl

Talk about a blessing. CBS News reports that Pope Francis’s September visit to Philadelphia is expected to generate up to $418 million in economic benefits […]

City Life

Pope’s Philadelphia Schedule Unveiled

Catholic officials over the weekend released details of Pope Francis’ September trip to the United States — the centerpiece of which will be his multi-day […]