Pope John Paul II
As Philadelphia prepares for the heralded visit of Pope Francis this fall, KYW recalls similar preparations 36 years ago.
Local Professor Co-Creates Exhibit Focusing On Pope John Paul II And His Outreach To The Jewish Community
St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges is among a handful of academics who conceived the exhibit, “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.”
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.
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.
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.
Devout parishioners arrived at St. Aldalbert Roman Catholic Church in Port Richmond for mass as usual, but this was no ordinary Sunday.
Sunday, the Catholic world will witness the making of two saints. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will rise to sainthood.
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.
St. Joseph’s University theology professor Bill Madges says the contributions of the two men extended directly to the world stage.
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.
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.
Saint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.
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.