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A great time was had by kids at World Meeting

youth IMG_8821 Posted on October 2nd, 2015

About 1,600 children and teenagers enjoyed the activities, fun and music offered in the Youth Congress at the World Meeting of Families last week. See our photo gallery.

Scenes from the papal visit in Philadelphia

Pope Francis blesses a baby from the popemobile in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Alex Brandon, pool) See POPE-FAMILY-MASS Sept. 27, 2015. Posted on September 29th, 2015

See more vignettes from the historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, including the papal Mass and the pope’s stop at St. Joseph’s University, in our photo gallery.

Pope Francis thanked World Meeting organizers at airport

Archbishop Charles Chaput thanks Pope Francis for his trip to Philadelphia and the United States before he departs for Rome. (Photo by Bradley Digital) Posted on September 29th, 2015

Pope Francis met with about 400 organizers, supporters and selected volunteers of the World Meeting of Families on Sunday evening, Sept. 27 before departing for Rome — see our photo gallery.

Faces of joy and devotion mark unforgettable papal Mass

Photo by D'Mont Reese. Posted on September 28th, 2015

Pope Francis celebrated an afternoon Mass Sunday, Sept. 27 for hundreds of thousands of people along the Ben Franklin Parkway and on side streets in Philadelphia. See a photo gallery from CatholicPhilly.com’s contributing photographers.

Pope Francis brings hope to Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility

Pope Francis meets with one of 100 prisoners Sept. 27 at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. (Photo by Kevin Cook) Posted on September 27th, 2015

The pope met with about 100 men and women prisoners and their families Sunday morning, Sept. 27.

Festival of Families fills night with song, dance, inspiration

Pope Francis addresses the Festival of Families during the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia Sept. 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on September 27th, 2015

The family-themed celebration Saturday night, Sept. 26, included music by top artists and testimonies on family life, and a stirring address by Pope Francis. See our photo gallery.

Papal motorcade winds through city to acclaim of crowds

Photos by Kevin Cook Posted on September 27th, 2015

Thousands of people lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway and cheered as Pope Francis toured center city Philadelphia Saturday evening, Sept. 26. See a photo gallery.

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia

Pope Francis Airport Arrival in Philadelphia. Photo by Kevin Cook. Posted on September 26th, 2015

See a photo gallery of the pope’s arrival at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday morning, Sept. 26 to begin his two-day visit here.

Pope Francis gets a hero’s welcome at seminary

Photo by D'Mont Reese Posted on September 26th, 2015

When Pope Francis arrived at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Saturday afternoon, Sept. 26, he met a student body and faculty roiling with excitement, and a special song.

Scenes from the papal Mass at the cathedral

PopeIMG_2629 Posted on September 26th, 2015

See our photo gallery from the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis Sept. 26 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

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