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Former Voice For Philadelphia Archdiocese To Serve As Executive Director For World Meeting Of Families

Donna Farrell, who left the archdiocese communications office last year after 13 years there, is coming back to take the post of executive director for the World Meeting of Families scheduled for September 2015.

11/23/2013

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Catholics Using Social Media To Follow World Youth Day In Brazil

For Catholics who were unable to fly to Brazil to take part in World Youth Day, the Vatican issued a decree stating that those who follow the celebration online will be granted a plenary indulgence.

07/21/2013

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‘Militant’ Priest Says New Pope Is Right Man At Right Time

Pope Francis is getting high marks from the author of a new book who asserts there’s a supernatural battle going on for the souls of humanity.

04/14/2013

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VP Biden Speaks About Why He Didn’t Kiss The Pope’s Ring

Joe Biden doesn’t kiss up to anyone — whether a queen or a pope.

03/22/2013

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New Jersey Congressman Among US Delegation To Vatican

A longtime New Jersey congressman will be among a bipartisan group of federal leaders heading to the Vatican this week for the investiture of Pope Francis.

03/17/2013

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Local Parishioners Celebrate First Sunday With New Pope

It’s a new dawn for the Catholic Church and as the sun rose in Horsham, parishioners made their way into St. Catherine of Siena.

03/17/2013

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Former Archbishop Of Philadelphia: Pope Francis ‘Is A Very Impressive Man’

Pope Francis may be walking in “the shoes of the fisherman” but in his case, they’re black and not Benedict’s traditional red, signifying the earthly responsibilities of the church.

03/15/2013

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Blog: To Rome And Home Again

The past 5 days have been an exhilarating journey; to Rome and home again, the election of the first Latin American Pope, and experiencing it all looking into the lense of a television camera.

03/15/2013

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Young People Receive New Pope, Say Introduction Was ‘Greatest Moment’

Seeing a simple man asking for the blessing of the people is striking religious pilgrims as the mark of a new era.

03/14/2013

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Local Catholics React To Election Of New Pope

The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis has local Catholics very excited.

03/13/2013

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Philadelphia Area Argentinians, Hispanics React To Election Of Pope Francis

Word spread quickly among the Latino Community about the Roman Catholic Church’s selection of an Argentine Cardinal as the next Pope.

03/13/2013

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Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput Reacts To Election Of New Pope

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says he’s excited about the election of Pope Francis, and he urges Catholics to rejoice.

03/13/2013

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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

Catholic Church Has New Pope; White Smoke Rises

Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pope in a remarkably fast conclave.

03/13/2013

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Villanova’s Vatican Interns Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Talk about a baptism by fire: On the first day of Lauren Colegrove’s journalism internship at Catholic News Service in Rome, the pope announced his resignation.

03/13/2013

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