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Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity as crowds watch and wave flags in the foreground on May 25, 2014, in Bethlehem, West Bank.  (Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Pope Confirms Hopes For 3-City US Trip In 2015

Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015.

08/18/2014

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Local Artist To Create Icon Of The Holy Family For World Meeting Of Families

Preparations are underway for an “expected” visit from Pope Francis, during the World Meeting of Families next year. That includes the creation of a religious icon to be used to promote the World Meeting.

08/15/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

‘Si,’ Says Pope Francis of 2015 Visit; We’ll See, Cautions Phila. Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia isn’t quite ready to let us take the pope’s word as gospel.

08/14/2014

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City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits Philadelphia

If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.

07/28/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

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Report: Pope Francis To Attend World Meeting Of Families In Philly In 2015

According to a report, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

07/25/2014

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Bishop On Immigration: ‘We Have…An Obligation To Help These Young People Get Established Again’

Dom Giordano talked with Bishop David Zubik about his defense of organizations aiding and offering housing to immigrant children sent to the United States from Mexico and Central America.

07/23/2014

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When It Comes To Drugs, Pope Francis’ Opinion Is Just Say No To Legalization

Pope Francis has come out saying he is strongly against the legalization of recreational drugs.

06/20/2014

Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity as crowds watch and wave flags in the foreground on May 25, 2014, in Bethlehem, West Bank.  (Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Trip To West Bank May Send Signal To Israeli Leaders

Pope Francis is giving a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state by visiting the West Bank before visiting Israel.

05/25/2014

(Vatican archbishop Vincenzo Paglia addresses the student body of Roman Catholic High School in North Philadelphia. Paglia told them there is "no way" Pope Francis can stay away from the World Meeting of Families in the city in September 2015.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Strongest Hints Yet From Pope Francis’ Emissary For Philadelphia Visit in 2015

Students from Roman Catholic and a delegation from Hallahan High School turned on the charm as Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia entered Roman’s gym at Broad and Vine Streets.

05/14/2014

David O' Connell of the Diocese of Trenton. (credit: CBS)

Trenton Bishop Weighs In On Elevation Of Two Former Popes Into Sainthood

Bishop David O’ Connell of the Diocese of Trenton says Popes John Paul II and John the XXIII both helped to renew the strength of the Roman Catholic Church.

04/27/2014

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Local Parishioners React To Canonization Of Pope John Paul II Into Sainthood

Devout parishioners arrived at St. Aldalbert Roman Catholic Church in Port Richmond for mass as usual, but this was no ordinary Sunday.

04/27/2014

A poster showing Pope Francis (middle) pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII (R), that will be canonized next Sunday, is seen in Borgo Pio street near the Vatican during the pontiff weekly general audience in St. Peter's square on April 23, 2014.          AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI        (Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Theologian Says 2 New Pope Saints Display Heroic Virtue

St. Joseph’s University theology professor Bill Madges says the contributions of the two men extended directly to the world stage.

04/23/2014

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Pilgrims From Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Head To Rome For Canonization Of Two Former Popes

50 people are part of a special pilgrimage traveling to the Vatican to take part in the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII next Sunday.

04/21/2014

Stigall Show Log 4.16.14

Chris celebrates Wawa’s 50th anniversary and discusses a man arrested for jogging naked on the Main Line. He talks to former Wawa CEO Howard Stoeckel and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/16/2014

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