Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families


Penn Presbyterian Will Treat Pope Francis in an Emergency: Sources

Should Pope Francis have a medical emergency during his visit to Philadelphia in September, he will be taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's new trauma center in University City, sources with knowledge of... »

Pope's U.S. Visit Inspires Souvenir Sellers

Scores of quirky souvenirs are being churned out to mark the pope's U.S. visit, which includes stops in New York and Washington, that's still months away. The World Meeting of Families, which is the reason... »


New Details for WMOF Event at PA Convention Center

Stained glass will be just one feature of many that the Pennsylvania Convention Center is planning for the World Meeting of Families event in September. »


Philly Leaders Wrap Up World Meeting of Families Trip to Rome

A group of Philadelphia leaders wrapped up a week-long visit to Rome tonight, discussing the World Meeting of Families. The event is bringing Pope Francis to town in September, but it has a bigger mission... »


How Will Local Businesses Deal With Papal Visit Crowds?

Businesses and people living near Independence Mall will be impacted by the Pope's visit. NBC10's Deanna Durante has details abou whether businesses will stay open or close. »


Pope Francis’ Itinerary for Philly Visit

Men behind bars and a group of select Catholics will likely get closer to Pope Francis than most of the 1.5 to 2 million people expected to gather in Philadelphia for his September visit. »

Archbishop Criticizes Condom Portrait of Pope

The Milwaukee Art Museum has handled dozens of complaints from angry Catholics and others over its plans to display a portrait of Pope Benedict that is made from 17,000 condoms. »

Vatican Treaty Recognizes a Palestinian State

The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a... »


Phila. Orchestra Reacts to News They Will Play for Pope

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Vice President of Artistic Planning, Jeremy Rothman talks about how they became involved, how the musicians feel about the opportunity to perform for the Pope and the role of music... »

About Our Coverage
Join NBC10's Chris Cato as he reports on the progress of Philadelphia delegates and city leaders at the Vatican as they help finalize plans for a visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September. The 2015 World Meeting of Families and two public appearances by the pope are expected to bring in 1.5 million visitors.