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Pope Benedict XVI (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal Justin Rigali Meets With Benedict XVI On His Final Day As Pope

“He was first of all a great teacher. He was a great preacher of the word of God. He was a great pastor of the people,” Rigali said.

02/28/2013

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City’s Family-Friendly Attractions Expect Bump From 2015 World Meeting Of Families

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation says it’s nearly two years away, but the meeting will bring many visitors, and since the event is geared toward families, the city’s family-friendly events will benefit.

02/26/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to

Local Catholics Say They Want To See Change With A New Pope

Some worshipers are confident the new Pope will have a large role in reversing the trend of the declining number of American Catholics and shrinking enrollment at Catholic schools.

02/17/2013

(Cardinal Justin Rigali conducts an Ash Wednesday mass in 2011.  Image from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Could The Next Pope Come From The United States?

Cardinal Justin Rigali, who stepped down as Philadelphia archbishop after a landmark indictment of priests in relation to child molestation, is one of the 11 U.S. cardinals expected to vote in the conclave.

02/16/2013

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Overwhelming Shock In The Catholic World After Pope’s Resignation

The scheduling of the Conclave — the meeting of the College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope — is still in the works.

02/11/2013

Bishop Dennis Sullivan. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Incoming Camden Bishop Reflects On His Mission, Pope’s Resignation

A day before his installation as bishop of the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Dennis Sullivan reflected on his mission, as well as the stunning news about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

02/11/2013

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia-Area Catholics React To Resignation Of Pope Benedict XVI

The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation comes as a surprise to Vatican insiders, and especially to Philadelphia-area Catholics.

02/11/2013

Pope Benedict XVI Attends The 2012 World Meeting Of Families

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Effective February 28th

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on—the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

02/11/2013

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Catholics Gather In Philadelphia To Protest Vatican-Ordered Reforms

Dozens of Catholics gathered in Sister Cities Park for a vigil to protest the Vatican’s crackdown on the women religious. The vigil is just one of dozens of protests nationwide.

05/22/2012

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