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Papal News

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Villanova’s Vatican Interns Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Talk about a baptism by fire: On the first day of Lauren Colegrove’s journalism internship at Catholic News Service in Rome, the pope announced his resignation.

03/13/2013

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Black Smoke From Sistine Chapel: No Pope Yet

Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.

03/13/2013

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Trenton Catholics Prepare For New Pope

After seeing black smoke rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, the Catholic world knew that a pope is still to be elected. The voting resumes in the morning on Wednesday.

03/12/2013

Rob Traver of Schwenksville, Villanova University professor, vacationing in Rome. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

‘Lovely Time’ To Be In Rome For Philadelphia-Area Natives

Rob Traver, and his wife, Pam Porter, booked their vacation to Rome some time back. But timing, as they say, is everything, and they’re here at a historic point in the life of the Catholic Church.

03/12/2013

(The loggia balcony of the Vatican, adorned in maroon drapery, awaits the appearance of the next pope.  Credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Cardinals Celebrate Final Mass Before Going Into Conclave

The mass included prayers for the church and the cardinals themselves as they begin their work to select a new pope.

03/12/2013

(The loggia balcony of the Vatican, adorned in maroon drapery, awaits the appearance of the next pope.  Credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Social Media Notwithstanding, Papal Announcement Will Follow Tradition

The cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

03/11/2013

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As Many Flock To Rome, Philadelphia International Is Quite The Hub

A group of Latin language students from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas, flew into Philadelphia Saturday to make a connecting flight to Rome with their teacher and chaperones.

03/10/2013

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High-Tech Efforts Keep Conclave Secure And Free Of Bugs

Cardinals begin the selection of a new pope inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday and great measures have been taken to ensure the privacy of the voting process.

03/09/2013

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Blog: Betting On The Pope

We learned Friday that the Conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins on Tuesday, March 12th.

03/08/2013

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Cardinals Set This Tuesday For Start of Papal Conclave

Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope.

03/08/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye To The Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time Thursday and became the became the first pope in about 600 years to retire.

02/28/2013

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Cardinal Justin Rigali Meets With Benedict XVI On His Final Day As Pope

“He was first of all a great teacher. He was a great preacher of the word of God. He was a great pastor of the people,” Rigali said.

02/28/2013

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City’s Family-Friendly Attractions Expect Bump From 2015 World Meeting Of Families

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation says it’s nearly two years away, but the meeting will bring many visitors, and since the event is geared toward families, the city’s family-friendly events will benefit.

02/26/2013

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Local Catholics Say They Want To See Change With A New Pope

Some worshipers are confident the new Pope will have a large role in reversing the trend of the declining number of American Catholics and shrinking enrollment at Catholic schools.

02/17/2013

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Could The Next Pope Come From The United States?

Cardinal Justin Rigali, who stepped down as Philadelphia archbishop after a landmark indictment of priests in relation to child molestation, is one of the 11 U.S. cardinals expected to vote in the conclave.

02/16/2013

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