Pope John Paul II
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.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.
“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.”
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.
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.
A leading Catholic journalist based in Philadelphia is leading a forum this week at the Vatican — on the topic of social media.
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.
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.
Cardinal Foley, a Philadelphia native, served in the Vatican’s communication office until the pontiff’s death in 2005.
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