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Pope John Paul II

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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

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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

Mark Abrams conducts an exclusive interview with Cardinal Justin Rigali. (Credit: Adam Fox, CBS 3)

Cardinal Justin Rigali To Retire, Vatican Could Name Successor Tomorrow

Cardinal Justin Rigali came to Philadelphia from a posting in St. Louis in 2003. He was named the 12th bishop and eighth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by Pope John Paul II, who also made him a cardinal.

07/18/2011

(Rocco Palmo, of Philadelphia, produces the widely-read blog "Whispers in the Loggia."   Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia-Based Blogger Hosting Vatican Forum On Social Media

A leading Catholic journalist based in Philadelphia is leading a forum this week at the Vatican — on the topic of social media.

05/02/2011

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Catholics In Bucks County Celebrate The Beatification Of Pope John Paul II

The open, outstretched arms of John Paul II welcome pilgrims to this national shrine of Our Lady of Czestochwa; a statue as tall as his giant significance to the Catholic Church and especially to his homeland.

05/01/2011

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Pope John Paul II: The Journey To Sainthood

CBS sister stations CBS 3 and KYW Newsradio 1060 will team up to broadcast live coverage of the Mass of Beatification of Pope John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, 4 to 6 a.m. The Mass, which is being held in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.

04/30/2011

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Cardinal Foley Reflects On Pope John Paul II Ahead Of Beatification

Cardinal Foley, a Philadelphia native, served in the Vatican’s communication office until the pontiff’s death in 2005.

04/28/2011