Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on—the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.
The announcement that Philadelphia will host the Catholic Church’s World Family Day in 2015 means a lot of preparations in the months and years ahead.
Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.
A new Roman Catholic diocese created for disgruntled Episcopalians may get at least a few converts from the Philadelphia area.
Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new Cardinals Friday, including two from America. But, neither of them is Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. Was it a snub?
For many, Cardinal Foley was known as the voice of Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican, but in the world of broadcasting, his influence goes much further than that.
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.
A group of pilgrims left Philadelphia Wednesday en route to Europe and events leading up to Pope Benedict XVI observance of World Youth Day.
Denver’s archbishop, Rev. Charles Chaput, will succeed Cardinal Justin Rigali as the next leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI during ceremonies Sunday morning at the Vatican.
It’s a step in the right direction. That’s what some Philadelphia activists involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS are saying about Pope Benedict’s soon-to-be-published comments about condoms.