Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

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Looking Back on the First Papal Visit in 1979

NBC10's Renee Chenault-Fattah sat down with former NBC10 anchor and reporter Terry Ruggles to hear about his coverage of the first papal visit to Philadelphia in 1979. Ruggles shares insight into the differences... »

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Papal Visits: Then & Now

When it comes to money, politics and a papal visit, NBC10's Terry Ruggles says there are key differences between the 1979 trip by Pope John Paul the II and the upcoming World Meeting of Families trip by Pope... »

Pope Francis Announces Philly Visit

The Pope officially announced Monday he plans to attend the highly-anticipated World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. »

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Anticipating the Pope

President of the World Meeting of Families Robert Ciaruffoli shares the thoughts of Archishop Charles Chaput who was over in Rome with Pope Francis made the historic announcement confirming his visit to... »

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Protecting the Pope on American Soil

NBC10's Terry Ruggles recounts some of the security efforts put into place when Pope John Paul II visited Philadelphia in 1979. Watch more from Terry: Best Memory | Humble Moment | Politics & Money »

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1979 Pope Visit: My Most Humble Moment

NBC10 veteran reporter Terry Ruggles covered the last papal visit in 1979 when Pope John Paul II came to Philadelphia. Here he talks to Renee Chenault-Fattah about the moment in the visit that was most humbling.... »

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Philadelphia Prepares for the Pope's Visit

NBC10's Tracy Davidson talks to Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, about plans and preparations following Pope Francis' announcement confirming his visit to... »

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Mayor Nutter Glad the Pope's Coming to Philly

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter addresses the city following Pope Francis' announcement confirming the Holy Father's attendance at the World Meeting of Families in September 2015 that Nutter said will be... »

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Pope's Visit to Philly No Longer a Secret

First lady of Pennsylvania, Susan Corbett, shares the moment Pope Francis told Gov. Tom Corbett he would be coming to Philadelphia back in March. Since then the Philadelphia Delegation were sworn to secrecy... »

About Our Coverage
Join NBC10's Jim Rosenfield as he reports on the progress of Philadelphia delegates in their effort to prepare for what could be the biggest event the city has ever hosted. The 2015 World Meeting of Families is expected to include a visit by Pope Francis.