Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

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Philly Convention of Catholics Looks Toward Middle East

A Syrian archbishop said the United States' reluctance to offer asylum to persecuted Christians is "unjust" and appealed for help withstanding Islamic militants fighting to root out their faith. »

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How Many Signed Up for SEPTA's Pope Passes?

SEPTA received more than 38,000 entries in an online lottery for special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. »

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Pope Expected to Address Philly's Sex Abuse Scandal

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia, friend and former colleague Silvia Tuozzo expects he may bring a “healing message” that addresses deep wounds left by the priest sex abuse scandal. »

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SEPTA Opens Pope Pass Lottery

After technical glitches caused delays and changes to the buying system, SEPTA opened up the opportunity to buy so called "Pope Passes" early Monday without any major hitches. »

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Papal Choir Dusts Off the Pipes

The papal choir for the World Meeting of Families began warming up at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Monday. »

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Vatican Insider Gives Look At Pope's Visit

A Vatican insider gave NBC10 an inside look at what people can expect from the Pope's upcoming visit. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports Father Thomas Rosica says much of the Pope's speech will be in Spanish. »

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Bishops Meet in Philly Ahead of Pope's Visit

Thousands of Catholics attend the Knights of Columbus International Convention Tuesday. NBC10's Jesse Gary is outside the Philadelphia Convention Center where the conference is being held. »

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Non-Catholic Reverend to Speak at World Meeting of Families

“The World Meeting of Families” is the event open for not only Catholics, but for all faiths. First African Baptist Church Rev. Terrence Griffith. »

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Ad Offers False 'Pre-Approved' SEPTA Papal Passes

Someone has put an ad on Craigslist claiming to be "pre-approved" for SEPTA's papal passes, but there's one problem: SEPTA says the offer isn't real. NBC10's Keith Jones has the story. »

About Our Coverage
Join NBC10's Jim Rosenfield for an exclusive series of reports from the homeland of Pope Francis. Jim traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to report on the pope – or Fr. Jorge as friends still call him -- before he arrives in Philly. Through friends, fellow priests and everyday people who know Fr. Jorge, Jim’s stories reveal a man as complex in some ways as the country in which he was raised.

Watch NBC10's THE PEOPLE'S POPE at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 8.