Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families


Vatican Official Continues Philly Tour

Archbishop Vicenzo Paglia will visit with local students Wednesday as Philly preps for the World Meeting of Families. »

Vatican Leader Wowed by Philly's History

The Vatican's man in charge of the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, tours Philly in preparation for next year's event. Pope Francis is expected to attend and say mass. »

Paying for the Pope's Visit to Philly

As organizers make their first big pitch for funds, one small business leader considers the benefit, and the cost. »

Philly Life Inspires Mayor of Rome

Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino, a former Philadelphia surgeon, says that his life in Philly has inspired his work as the mayor of Italy's capital. »

Vatican Leader Sparks Spontaneous Performance

A bathroom break in the center of Philly’s historic district placed a group of college students in the path of a moment that may get tucked nicely into their own personal histories. »

Vatican Official Announces World Meeting of Families Theme

A high-ranking Vatican official is in Philadelphia to discuss plans for the World Meeting of Families conference that is expected to bring Pope Francis to the city next fall. »

Spoofing the Mayor's Pope Trip

Philly councilman mocks the mayor's trip to Rome with a little South Philly flair. »


"Please Take Our Call!"

If the Pope visits Philly next year, both the crowd and the cost will be huge. Organizers for the 2015 World Meeting of Families make their first big fundraising pitch to raise the money »

Preparing for the Pope: 'Did That Really Just Happen?'

NBC10 anchor Jim Rosenfield offers his debrief of a whirlwind trip to Rome as local leaders work to persuade Pope Francis to visit Philly. »

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.