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At the center of the reliquary is a glass ampoule that contains the Saint John Paul II’s blood in its liquid form.  It was a gift presented to the Knights of Columbus by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz longtime personal secretary of Saint John Paul II and current Archbishop of Krakow. (credit: Saint John Paul II National Shrine)

Vial Of Blood From Recently Canonized Saint Pope John Paul II On Display In Philadelphia

Father Dennis Gill, the director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, says the relic will be on display the entire weekend inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.

07/19/2014

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Camden Community Celebrates Rise To Sainthood For Pope John Paul II

St. Joseph’s in Camden has long been a center of the local polish Catholic community, it even houses a relic from John Paul II. And on Sunday, the pews were filled as his life and legacy were honored.

04/27/2014

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

Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers 28 April 1989. (credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope John Paul II: The Saint That Walked With Philadelphia

Sunday, the Catholic world will witness the making of two saints. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will rise to sainthood.

04/25/2014

Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers 28 April 1989. (credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

One Of Two Popes To Be Canonized Sunday Was Frequent Visitor To Philadelphia

Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, became good friends with Philadelphia’s former Archbishop John Krol. Both were made cardinals at the same time in 1967.

04/25/2014

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

Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers 28 April 1989. (credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Sending Group To Rome To Share In Canonization Of 2 Saints

The Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.

03/01/2014

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Church To Honor Local Cardinal Who Served Two Popes In The Vatican

Saint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.

10/13/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Historian Discusses Rarity Of Papal Resignations

In the scant history of papal resignations, this is the first one attributed to age and loss of vigor. KYW Newsradio spoke to a local historian about precedents for Pope Benedict XVI stepping down.

02/11/2013

(Pope Benedict XVI attends the 2012 World Meeting Of Families on June 2nd in Milan, Italy.   Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/ Getty Images)

Pope’s Announced Visit To Philadelphia Puts Wheels, And Mission, In Motion

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.

06/04/2012

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Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International Conference

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.

06/03/2012

(Cardinal Bevilacqua in 2002. Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)

Bevilacqua Leaves Complicated Legacy, Funeral Plans Announced

“I don’t know if we’re going to have objective answers to what his legacy is. That’s something for historians. It’s not something we can determine in the heat of the moment with trials yet to begin.”

02/01/2012

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Cardinal John Patrick Foley, 76, Dies

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.

12/11/2011

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