Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.
Philadelphia’s only Jesuit elementary school has put out the welcome mat for the Pope, if he visits for the World Meeting of Families – a big Catholic event – to be held in Philadelphia in September, 2015.
The World Meeting of Families 2015 will take place in late September, and this will be the first time that the event is hosted on U.S. soil.
Pope Francis has decided to end the practice of naming priests working in the trenches – monsignors.
The former leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics has been removed from a key Vatican panel, as part of a larger shakeup.
Time magazine has announced its choice of Pope Francis as its “Person of the Year.”
Pope Francis is creating a special commission to address the ongoing sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, emphasizing the protection of children and putting a priority on reaching out to the victims.
Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.
Only on the job for a few months, Pope Francis caused quite a controversy in a recently published interview that circulated worldwide through a Jesuit magazine.
The Pope’s blunt words — calling for mercy on some of the most polarizing, moral issues of the day are getting wide attention from the people in the pews, to the priests on the altar.
Chris breaks down last night’s Eagles loss to Andy Reid and the Chiefs, the latest efforts in the House and Senate to defund Obamacare and the Pope’s latest statements on gay marriage and abortion. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Beasley Reece for CBS 3, Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, and Comedians, the Sklar Brothers.
Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
They were tired after the flight from Rio to New York followed by a minibus ride back to St. David’s Church on Easton Road in Willow Grove, Pa.
City officials say they’re ready for Pope Francis if he attends the World Meeting of Families in 2015.