Katie Colaneri provides details on the security measures for Pope weekend, including Mayor Nutter’s meetings with the heads of the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security. Keystone Crossroads’ Irina Zhorov reports on the delayed development of the Pittsburgh Land Bank, while PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey talks to the people behind the scenes of its cross-state counterpart in Philadelphia. Joe Hernandez talks to local developer Bart Blatstein about his purchase of the former Showboat casino in Atlantic City. Dave Heller talks with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, about the religious tendencies of the Mid-Atlantic region in light of the upcoming visit from the Pope. Newport also talks about Americans’ opinions of the presidential candidates in the days following the GOP debate. Bobby Allyn reports on five of the mothers of the 43 children that disappeared in southern Mexico last fall. As the one year anniversary of the event falls on the first day of Pope Francis’ stop in Philadelphia, local activists have teamed with the mothers to try and procure a private meeting. Elisabeth Perez Luna delves into the history of Catholic art in her piece about “Vatican Splendors,” the new, Pope-inspired exhibit at the Franklin Institute.