Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

Pope: It's OK to Spank Kids, If Their Dignity Is Kept

Pope Francis says it's OK to spank your children to discipline them - as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role... »


Pope May Visit Philly Children's Hospital, Prison

Pope Francis could visit a children's hospital or youth prison when he makes his trip to Philadelphia in September, according to a Catholic archbishop organizing the visit. »

Pope Francis to Visit Other East Coast Cities?

Pope Francis likely will be visiting more East Coast cities than just Philadelphia during his planned visit to the United States later this year, according to a top Vatican official. »


Replacing Bridges Won't Interfere with Pope Visit

A major construction project will begin on Vine Street next year. Officials are hoping one major bridge will be replaced before the pope comes to town. »

Philly Child Sex Abuse Nonprofit Invites Pope to Visit

How do you put an international spotlight on an issue like child sexual abuse which people often don’t like to hear about? Have the leader of one largest organized religions in the world stop by for a visit. »

Pope Francis' Visit Causing Wedding Nightmares

Wedding planning has gone off the rails for couples who booked their ceremonies for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. »

Renting for the Pope's Visit? Forget the License

If you’re planning on renting out a room or your entire house for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in September, you don't have to worry about getting a rental license, city inspectors say. »


Top Vatican Official Postpones WMOF Planning Trip

A top Vatican leader overseeing the World Meeting of Families won’t visit Philadelphia this week as originally planned. »

Vatican Offers Olive Branch to Nuns

An unprecedented Vatican investigation of U.S. women's religious orders that alarmed Roman Catholic sisters when the inquiry began years ago ended Tuesday with a report signaling a softer approach under... »

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.