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Cardinals Celebrate Final Mass Before Going Into Conclave

The mass included prayers for the church and the cardinals themselves as they begin their work to select a new pope.

03/12/2013

(The loggia balcony of the Vatican, adorned in maroon drapery, awaits the appearance of the next pope.  Credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Social Media Notwithstanding, Papal Announcement Will Follow Tradition

The cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

03/11/2013

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Cardinals Prepare For Conclave

The smoke watch is just about to begin in Rome as the cardinals prepare to go behind closed doors of the Sistine chapel on Tuesday .

03/11/2013

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As Many Flock To Rome, Philadelphia International Is Quite The Hub

A group of Latin language students from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas, flew into Philadelphia Saturday to make a connecting flight to Rome with their teacher and chaperones.

03/10/2013

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High-Tech Efforts Keep Conclave Secure And Free Of Bugs

Cardinals begin the selection of a new pope inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday and great measures have been taken to ensure the privacy of the voting process.

03/09/2013

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Blog: Betting On The Pope

We learned Friday that the Conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins on Tuesday, March 12th.

03/08/2013

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Cardinals Set This Tuesday For Start of Papal Conclave

Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope.

03/08/2013

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Parishioners At St. Raymond’s In East Mt. Airy Hope For An African Pope

Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.

03/07/2013

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Church Activist Upset That Cardinals Who Covered Up Sex Abuse Will Vote For New Pope

She says the cardinals need to stand up before going into the conclave and discipline their brothers for misconduct.

03/06/2013

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Theologian: Next Pope Needs To Do More Listening Than Speaking

Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.

03/05/2013

Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement

Ahead Of Conclave, Cardinals Consider Modern Challenges Facing Next Pope

Vatican watchers and even some of the cardinals themselves say the two biggest issues facing the new pope are abuse and administration.

03/05/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye To The Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time Thursday and became the became the first pope in about 600 years to retire.

02/28/2013

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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

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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

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