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Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his departure after concluding a week-long trip to Brazil, at the air base in Rio de Janeiro on July 28, 2013. The head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics hammered home his plea for young believers attending World Youth Day (WYD) to 'go and make disciples of all nations' as he concluded his trip to Brazil aimed at reigniting Roman Catholic passion. (Credit: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

LGBT Activist: Pope’s Comments About Gay Priests ‘Remarkable’

Pope Francis’ remarks to reporters about gays and lesbians on his return trip to Rome from Rio de Janeiro are being noticed by those in the LGBT community.

07/30/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Rebel Priest From Austria Speaks To Eyewitness News

An Austrian priest, described by some as a rebel, spoke in an exclusive Skype interview with CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi.

07/15/2013

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South Jersey Priest Delighted to See Compatriot Elevated To Pope

Father Felipe Doldan is from a parish in Buenos Aires that was visited regularly by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis.

03/14/2013

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Pope Francis Ushers In New Era For Catholic Church

It’s the first full day on the job for Pope Francis and he’s already making the rounds.

03/14/2013

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Parishioners At St. Raymond’s In East Mt. Airy Hope For An African Pope

Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.

03/07/2013

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Theologian: Next Pope Needs To Do More Listening Than Speaking

Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.

03/05/2013

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Cardinals Of Catholic Church Set To Elect New Pope

The first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.

03/04/2013

Pope Benedict XVI named New York Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Sullivan to succeed Bishop Joseph Galante as the leader of the Catholic Church in Camden. (Credit: Archdiocese of New York)

New York Bishop Dennis Sullivan To Succeed Camden Bishop Joseph Galante

Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.

01/08/2013

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Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs

It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.

11/13/2012

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Philadelphia Priest Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse Reinstated

The diocese said Monday that Archbishop Charles Chaput decided the Rev. Joseph DiGregorio is suitable for ministry.

10/15/2012

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St. Joseph’s University Poised To Purchase Archbishop’s Residence

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s financial troubles have forced the auction and sale of some of its prime properties.

08/17/2012

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Archdiocese: Monsignor Lynn’s Sentence ‘Heavy’

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has released a statement just hours after Monsignor William Lynn was sentenced to 3-6 years in prison, calling his sentence “heavy.”

07/24/2012

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Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Announces New Superintendents

Dr. Carol A. Cary is the new Superintendent of Secondary Schools and Ms. Jacqueline P. Coccia is the new Superintendent of Elementary Schools.

07/19/2012

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Montco Residents Fight Abington Hospital Takeover, Citing Sectarianism

The community is hoping to turn up the heat on Abington Hospital, following word that the secular medical facility plans to stop performing abortions after it merges with Holy Redeemer Health System.

07/09/2012

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Analysis: Clergy Sex Abuse, Next Steps

By Special Contributor Larry Kane PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s been a week since Monsignor William Lynn was convicted of child endangerment charges. What’s next? Philadelphia’s Rocco Palma, a journalist whose web site Whispers in the […]

07/01/2012

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