Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis Urges Action on Climate Change

As the world grapples with combating climate change, one world leader aiming to influence the outcome might come as a surprise: Pope Francis. »


Chester County Painter Brings Catholic Faith to Art

"World Meeting of Families" artist Neil Carlin unveils new paintings on Easter Sunday and talks about his religious works, one of which is displayed at the Vatican. 10 Questions With Carlin »


Philly Jesuit School Opening Doors to Other Students for Pope's Visit

St. Joe's Prep in Philadelphia is inviting students from around the world to stay in their building, which is just one mile from where Pope Francis will be speaking during the World Meeting of Families. »


Hotels Nearly Booked for Pope Visit 6 Months Out

In September, Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia for The World Meeting of Families but more than five months out hotels in the city are nearly booked for the event so the archdiocese is seeking host families... »

Harrisburg Diocese Offers Tickets to See Pope

The Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg plans to sell bus tickets for parishioners who wish to see Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia in September. »

Pope Tells Catholics to Seek a "Deeper Meaning"

Pope Francis led the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass, urging them to seek answers to the questions that challenge faith. »

Pope Told to Cut Back on Pasta After Weight Gain

It looks like even the Pope has to diet. Pope Francis has been ordered by Italian doctors to cut back on his pasta consumption because he is gaining too much weight, according to one of Italy’s leading news... »


Philly Schools to Close the Day Before Pope Francis' Visit

Public school students in Philadelphia will get a day off before Pope Francis comes to town. »


Break Down of Pope Francis' Visit, World Meeting of Families Schedule

On this day six months from now, Pope Francis is expected to attend closing events for the World Meeting of Families on the Ben Franklin Parkway. There are days of activities that lead up to it. NBC10's Jim... »

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.