Cardinal John Foley
Saint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.
A Priest from Connecticut is the man who took over the duties as “English-language voice of the Vatican” from a beloved Philadelphia native.
There will be a lasting memorial to the late Cardinal John Foley on the campus of his alma mater, St. Joseph’s Univeristy.
Beloved Philadelphia cleric Cardinal John Foley was being laid to rest on Friday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
This is the last day the faithful will have to pay their respects to Cardinal Foley, as a public viewing begins Friday morning at the cathedral and his funeral Mass is to be celebrated Friday afternoon.
Cardinal Foley will be moved to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Friday morning for another public viewing, funeral mass, and burial beneath the high altar.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says he’s deeply saddened by Cardinal Foley’s death, but grateful for Foley’s life and service. The Cardinal was also fondly remembered by parishioners in his home church: Holy Spirit, in Sharon Hill.
Beloved Cardinal John Foley, who served two popes in the Vatican and provided the commentary for Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican for 25 years, passed away in his sleep at about 3 a.m. in Villa St. Joseph in Delaware County.
Cardinal Foley, a Philadelphia native, served in the Vatican’s communication office until the pontiff’s death in 2005.