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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

(Pope Francis greets Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, right, during Chaput's visit to Rome in November 2014.  Photo provided by Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Details of Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S., Including Philadelphia, Coming Together

It now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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Up Next For Tom Corbett: Honorary Co-Chair Of World Meeting Of Families

Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.

01/20/2015

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Wedding Bells Silenced As Pope’s Philly Visit Fills Hotels

Tourism and hospitality officials said the impact of Francis’ appearance is unlike anything they’ve experienced in recent memory.

01/18/2015

Zeoli Show Log 1.15.15

Rich discussed the Pope saying free speech has limits, another cake baking lawsuit, and the OSCAR nominations. He also talked to Dr. Mazz about the trends against vaccines and healthcare costs under the Affordable Care Act.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/15/2015

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo by Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Visits a Philadelphia Prison With Message of Hope For Inmates

Roman Catholic archbishop Charles Chaput made a rare visit to a Philadelphia prison this morning, where he presided over a special mass just for inmates and prison staff.

01/15/2015

Catholic officials and Mayor Nutter bless the new atrium. (Credit: Kim Glovas)

Catholic Officials Bless New Atrium At National Shrine Of St. John Neumann, Hope For Special Visit From Pope

The National Shrine of St. John Neumann in North Philadelphia is praying for a short visit from Pope Francis during his visit to the city for September’s World Meeting of Families.

01/06/2015

Pope Francis addresses on January 4, 2015 the crowd from the window of his library during Sunday Angelus prayer on St.-Peter's square at the Vatican. The pontiff announced that on February 14 he would name 20 new cardinals, 15 from 14 countries, aged less than 80 years and therefore voters in case of new conclave.  AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO  (Credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Vatican Watcher Says Latest Class Of Appointed Cardinals Sends A Message

A veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn’t be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.

01/05/2015

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Year In Review: Pope Francis Announces He’s Coming To Philadelphia In 2015

Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.

12/28/2014

Stigall Show Log 12.23.14 (Jeff Bolton)

5:30am- We start off the show talking about the two New York City police officers that were killed over the weekend. Jeff believes that if we continue on the path we are on men and […]

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/23/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Culture, Nightlife In Spotlight For Papal Visit

Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.

12/08/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Families Asked To Host Visitors For Pope’s Trip

Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.

11/27/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Says He Knew of Pope Francis’ Planned Visit Early On

Archbishop Chaput is just back from meetings at the Vatican, where the pope confirmed a week ago he will be visiting Philadelphia at the end of next September.

11/24/2014

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