Pope Francis

Nutter looks back on papal visit as cleanup continues

The chairs were being folded up. The stage, assembled for a mega mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway, was being disassembled.Life, on Monday, was returning to normal in PhiladelphiaThe World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis have come and gone and along with it — officials hope — the fences,...

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:58pm

Why the pope didn't tweet in Philly

Pope Francis isn’t the first pontiff to use Twitter, he’s the second. But he’s the first to use it well.So says author Michael J. O’Loughlin, who wrote the book, "The Tweetable Pope," on Francis’ ability to get the word (or The Word?) out in 140 characters or less.“Pope Francis has adopted it as a...

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 4:43pm

Pope Francis talks immigration, religious liberty before cheering crowd at Independence Mall

Pope Francis appeared before a roaring, and cheering crowd in his first public event in Philadelphia, where he connected the nation's religious tolerance to globalization and the immigrant experience.Speaking in Spanish to a crowd that included Hispanic immigrants invited to hear him, Francis urged...

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 7:03pm

PHOTOS: Westboro Baptist church plagues Pope Francis NYC visit

Crowds lined the sidewalks around the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan Friday as Pope Francis delivered a powerful message about the heroism displayed on September 11, 2001, but amid the beauty of the day festered a familiar kind of hate.The Westboro Baptist church, in all its sinister glory,...

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:07pm

Strikes at Philly TV stations possible ahead of papal visit

Camera operators at two local television stations are considering strikes ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.At CBS3 Philadelphia, membersof the InternationalAlliance of Theatrical Stage Employees local 804voted to authorize a strike Tuesday —...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:05pm

SEPTA expands service for papal visit

SEPTA has added additional stops along the the Market-Frankford line and the Broad Street Subway for the weekend of pope’s visit following calls from the community for more service.Related: Ask SEPTA, Papal visitThe agency has also released new maps that show how far visitors will have to walk to...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:13am