PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The pontiff had a chance to endorse the U.S. bishops' religious liberty battles against gay rights and the contraception mandate. But he passed.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Forty students -- most from underprivileged homes -- danced the tango, the national dance of Pope Francis' native Argentina, at the Festival of Families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Raising a glass (or eight) of special papal beers brewed to last only a little longer than Pope Francis' visit here.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Advocacy groups took advantage of a lull in this city just before Pope Francis' arrival to take to the streets for various demonstrations -- and with very different results.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The well-known science and technology museum, named for Benjamin Franklin, is displaying more than 200 works of art and other treasures from the Vatican.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” is a docudrama based on interviews with LGBT Catholics. It was staged in New York and has now come to Philadelphia in advance of the pope's visit.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) More than 1 million people are expected on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Sunday's Mass, an area where thousands live in makeshift shelters, homeless advocates said.
(RNS) Here are snapshots of the history of Catholics in the archdioceses of Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
The law enforcement officials, who are not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said the boy's alleged activities in part involved the distribution of information on explosives through social media.
(RNS) Entrepreneurs are banking you'll crave a papal-visit-prompted souvenir to crow about. Philadelphia is epicenter of mass marketing but the Internet abounds with Francis-fueled collectibles as well.
(RNS) He'll make stops at prominent churches that have drawn the faithful and the curious for decades. From the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, here are a few of the churches on Pope Francis' itinerary.
ROME (RNS) But security agencies protecting the pope on his upcoming U.S. trip know they can’t “put him in a bubble, and he doesn’t want to be in a bubble,” says Kenneth F. Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Department of Homeland Security had requested the bans.
(RNS) Lottery participants can buy a total of 10 passes per each day of the pope’s visit. Customers taking SEPTA to work and those traveling to see the pope will have equal chances of winning.
(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.