Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families


Pope Francis Scores a Slam Dunk With Globetrotters

We can't vouch for his dribbling skills, but the Pope is now an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter. »


Pope Francis Demands Equal Pay for Women

Pope Francis has added his voice to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job, The Associated Press reported. »

Pope Francis Urges Assistance for Nepal Quake Victims

Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas. Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday... »


Pope Will Visit Cuba En Route to U.S.

The Vatican says Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in the last week of September. The Vatican spokesman, Rev. Federico Lombardi, confirmed the Cuba leg to reporters Wednesday. »


Keeping Pope Francis, 2M Others Safe During Philly Visit

If (or maybe when) Pope Francis decides to take a detour from his itinerary in Philadelphia, Philly police may be the least surprised. They plan on anticipating just about every scenario possible. »

Pope Francis to Celebrate Outdoor Mass at Catholic U.

Pope Francis will celebrate an outdoor Mass at the Catholic University of America when he visits Washington in September. The Archdiocese of Washington says the pope will celebrate Mass on Sept. »

Your Chance to Volunteer for Papal Visit

World Meeting of Families leaders made a major announcement Monday for people looking to volunteer during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia later this year. »

Pope Francis Appoints Harrisburg Pastor as Pa. Bishop

Pope Francis has appointed the top canon lawyer in the Harrisburg diocese to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg in western Pennsylvania. »

Philly's Vietnamese Community Eagerly Await Pope

Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help -- the Roman Catholic Church. »

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.