Archbishop Charles Chaput
If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.
According to a report, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.
The reinstated priest was one of 26 suspended following 2011’s grand jury report into the sexual abuse of children in the church.
Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.
Although a private meeting with Pope Francis was canceled, a delegation from Pennsylvania had the chance to speak with the Pontiff in Rome Wednesday morning.
The planning for next year’s World Meeting of Families continues at the Vatican.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are at the Vatican to discuss plans for next year’s World Meeting of Families right here in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are leading a group to planning meetings with Vatican officials for the World Meeting of Families scheduled here in September 2015.
Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.
In a written statement, Archbishop Charles Chaput says that separate investigations found that 75-year-old Reverend James Collins and 67-year-old Reverend John Paul “unfit for ministry.”
The Catholic Church in Philadelphia has a new fundraising vehicle with the formation of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia held a series of prayer vigils at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Saturday.
Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained three new priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday morning.
McFadden served as president of Cardinal O’Hara High School, and was extensively involved in the archdiocese Office of Catholic Education.
It’s been eight years since Terri Schiavo died after the feeding tube keeping her alive was removed following a years-long court battle that made international headlines.