Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

Airbnb Now Officially Legal In Philly

Airbnb is now legal – and taxable – in Philadelphia. »


Retail Website For Pope’s Visit to Philly Launched

Are you in the market for a Pope Francis plush doll? Or how about a Pope Francis bobblehead? »


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. »


Monsignor Lynn Housed at Prison Pope Plans to Visit

The Philadelphia prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints. »


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... »

Pope Applauds Ecology Advocates in Rome

Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged people of different religions to work together in caring for the Earth, which he called our "common house." Speaking from his window in a Vatican palazzo to tens of thousands of... »


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. »

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 at 6 & 11 p.m. beginning Monday, July 6 for Jim’s special reports from Argentina.