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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

Archbishop of Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali (Photo Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

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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Black Smoke From Sistine Chapel: No Pope Yet

Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.

03/13/2013

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Trenton Catholics Prepare For New Pope

After seeing black smoke rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, the Catholic world knew that a pope is still to be elected. The voting resumes in the morning on Wednesday.

03/12/2013

Rob Traver of Schwenksville, Villanova University professor, vacationing in Rome. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

‘Lovely Time’ To Be In Rome For Philadelphia-Area Natives

Rob Traver, and his wife, Pam Porter, booked their vacation to Rome some time back. But timing, as they say, is everything, and they’re here at a historic point in the life of the Catholic Church.

03/12/2013

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