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Pre-owned papal fencing
Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 1:29 PM
Some of the fencing for papal events in Philadelphia still has some evidence from a past use: Pope fence --or time machine? pic.twitter.com/OxHs2gNyTq —...
Security lesson: Granola bars OK, but not apples
Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 11:21 AM
The hundreds lined along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway erupted into cheers, waving in all directions - or whichever direction they thought...
Airport prepares for pope's arrival
Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 8:41 AM
Pope Francis is due to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday morning. The Bishop Shanahan High School marching band is ready...
Inside papal Mass preparations at the Basilica
Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 8:17 AM
Here's the scene inside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Saturday morning: Cathedral...
Independence Mall checkpoint frustration mounts
Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 7:54 AM
The 4th and Chestnut security entrance to the Independence Hall area opened at 7:05 a.m., an hour and five minutes late. The long wait caused...
Confusion over food for homeless during papal visit
Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 8:52 PM
There was some confusion Friday over the promised food vouchers that the city plans on distributing to homeless people whose routines have been disrupted by the Pope's visit.
How to make a safety plan for papal events
Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 10:57 AM
Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management recommends those attending the World Meeting of Families and papal events make safety plans in...
Outreach workers get homeless to leave the Parkway
Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 9:51 AM
Shortly before midnight Thursday, it was a final few hands of the regular LOVE Park pinochle game for Willie Smith, 54, a truck driver who...
In Philly, first security checkpoints go up
Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 8:30 AM
The first checkpoints are now in place as security perimeters start to go into effect for the weekend papal visit. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway...
Highlights: Nutter briefing on papal visit
Thu, Sep 24, 2015, 12:32 PM
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, city tourism officials and others held a final briefing in advance of this weekend's papal visit.
Twitterverse in Philly: Calm before the papal storm?
Thu, Sep 24, 2015, 8:13 AM
As preparations for this weekend's papal visit pick up, some Philadelphians are noticing: It's oddly quiet out there.
Setup scenes: Jumbotrons and barriers
Wed, Sep 23, 2015, 11:31 AM
Scenes from around the city as preparations move into full swing for Pope Francis' visit. Morning coffee on Fairmount. pic.twitter.com/SmDEI2xXjb —...
Papal mass tickets gone in 30 seconds
Wed, Sep 9, 2015, 4:59 PM
All 10,000 free tickets the Archdiocese of Philadelphia made available for fans to attend the Papal Mass on the evening of Sept. 27 were gobbled...
Walking routes to papal events, banned items announced
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 3:40 PM
The Secret Service, city and state authorities have announced pedestrian routes for the pope's public events on Sept. 26 and 27, along with a lengthy list of what not to bring.
Pope Francis expert: Papal panic nothing new
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 10:41 AM
Austen Ivereigh, who wrote the Francis biography “The Great Reformer,” has two reassuring observations - none of the Philly papal panic is new and once the Holy Father gets here, it’ll all be a distant memory:
Plans for homeless during pope visit ongoing
Wed, Jul 15, 2015, 5:10 PM
Plans for Pope Francis’ visit to the Parkway will include considerations for the homeless who frequently sleep there, organizers reiterated...
World Meeting of Families