Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

What We Know About the Papal Visit

In just over two months, Pope Francis will be on his way to Philadelphia for the first Papal visit to the city since 1979 and the city expects to entertain over a million guests during the Pontiff's two-day... »

Despite Latino Pope, U.S. Hispanics Drawn to Evangelicalism

As millions of Catholics throughout the country await Pope Francis’s first U.S. visit this September, the steady moves of Hispanics away from the Catholic Church underscores a dilemma for the Church: Despite... »


SEPTA Won't Resume Pope Pass Sales This Week

SEPTA will not resume sales of one day regional passes this week for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia due to technical issues. »

Pope Panic Means Prime Hotel Vacancies in Center City

Despite the recent talk of people sleeping on floors, couches and maybe even camping when the pope comes to Philly — you can still get a hotel room right in the center of the city. »


Repaving Philly's Roads in Time for Pope's Visit

The rush is on to get road work complete before Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia in just about two months. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports on the why road closures could be a good thing. »

Pope's Economic Impact Growing: World Meeting Leader

The president of the World Meeting of Families says the estimate of the economic impact of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September continues to grow. »

Pope Francis' Approval Plunges in US, Gallup Says

Pope Francis' rock-star popularity appears to be dimming in the United States. In a Gallup survey released Wednesday, 59 percent of Americans said they thought favorably of the pope, compared to 76 percent last... »

World Mayors at Vatican Seek 'Bold Climate Agreement'

Dozens of mayors from around the world demanded Tuesday at a 2-day Vatican conference that their national leaders take bold steps at the Paris climate talks this year. "You are the conscience of humanity," Pope... »


Tips for Buying Your Pope Visit Rail Pass

SEPTA's sale of special one-day Regional Rail passes derailed Monday morning due to high web traffic. Here's everything you need to know for when the sale resumes. »

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. on Tuesday, August 4.