Preparing for the Pope

Preparing for the Pope

Philly Prepares to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families


Philly Archbishop Wants You to Open Your Home

The leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics is urging his flock to show some brotherly love during Pope Francis’ visit to the city. »


Boosters Raise $30M for Pope's Visit

Supporters of the upcoming World Meeting of Families conference have raised nearly three-quarters of the money they are seeking to raise to put on the September event that will include a visit by Pope Francis. »


Pope May Visit Philly Children's Hospital, Prison

Pope Francis could visit a children's hospital or youth prison when he makes his trip to Philadelphia in September, according to a Catholic archbishop organizing the visit. »

Pope: Catholics Don't Have to Breed 'Like Rabbits'

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting." »


Pope's Philly Visit Pushes Back Half Marathon

The date for one of Philadelphia's most popular races has been pushed back due to Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the city. »


Casey: Fix Up 30th Street Before Pope, DNC

The senior U.S. senator from Pennsylvania is asking Amtrak to speed up its plans to fix 30th Street Station before the masses arrive to see Pope Francis and take part in the Democratic National Convention. »

Philly Child Sex Abuse Nonprofit Invites Pope to Visit

How do you put an international spotlight on an issue like child sexual abuse which people often don’t like to hear about? Have the leader of one largest organized religions in the world stop by for a visit. »

Pope Francis' Visit Causing Wedding Nightmares

Wedding planning has gone off the rails for couples who booked their ceremonies for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. »

Renting for the Pope's Visit? Forget the License

If you’re planning on renting out a room or your entire house for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in September, you don't have to worry about getting a rental license, city inspectors say. »

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.