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Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers 28 April 1989. (credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

One Of Two Popes To Be Canonized Sunday Was Frequent Visitor To Philadelphia

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.

04/25/2014

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

Rigali Removed By Pope From Vatican’s ‘Congregation For Bishops’

The former leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics has been removed from a key Vatican panel, as part of a larger shakeup.

12/17/2013

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Philadelphia Vatican Watchers Think Time’s Choice Was Good One

Time magazine has announced its choice of Pope Francis as its “Person of the Year.”

12/11/2013

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Pope’s New Clergy Sex Abuse Commission Seen As Fundamental Reform

Pope Francis is creating a special commission to address the ongoing sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, emphasizing the protection of children and putting a priority on reaching out to the victims.

12/05/2013

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Pope Francis Shaking Things Up In The Vatican

Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.

11/29/2013

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Two PA Natives Elected To Lead U.S. Catholic Conference Of Bishops

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo were chosen Tuesday to lead the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

11/12/2013

Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his departure after concluding a week-long trip to Brazil, at the air base in Rio de Janeiro on July 28, 2013. The head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics hammered home his plea for young believers attending World Youth Day (WYD) to 'go and make disciples of all nations' as he concluded his trip to Brazil aimed at reigniting Roman Catholic passion. (Credit: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Papal Expert: Visit To Brazil Reinforces Pope’s Message Of Serving Poor, Marginalized

Philadelphia-based papal expert Rocco Palmo says Pope Francis did World Youth Day his way, spreading a message of outreach to those who believe they’ve been left behind.

07/29/2013

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Cardinals Of Catholic Church Set To Elect New Pope

The first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.

03/04/2013

Pope Benedict (L) & Rocco Palmo (R). (credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images/ Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Local Catholic Journalist Reacts To Pope’s Resignation

Philadelphia-based Catholic journalist Rocco Palmo writes about the Vatican and church politics and says Pope Benedict’s resignation was a stunning and historic announcement.

02/11/2013

Pope Benedict XVI named New York Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Sullivan to succeed Bishop Joseph Galante as the leader of the Catholic Church in Camden. (Credit: Archdiocese of New York)

New York Bishop Dennis Sullivan To Succeed Camden Bishop Joseph Galante

Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.

01/08/2013

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Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International Conference

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.

06/03/2012

(2002 photo of Cardinal Bevilacqua by Don Murray/ Getty Images)

Two Days Of Mourning For Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Begin Today

Following a private viewing at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Archbishop Charles Chaput will receive Bevilacqua’s body at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 5:30.

02/06/2012

(Cardinal Bevilacqua in 2002. Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)

Bevilacqua Leaves Complicated Legacy, Funeral Plans Announced

“I don’t know if we’re going to have objective answers to what his legacy is. That’s something for historians. It’s not something we can determine in the heat of the moment with trials yet to begin.”

02/01/2012

Stigall Show Log 2.1.12

Chris analyzes the results of last night’s Florida Primary, discusses the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and talks to Nathan Kleinman, an Occupy Protester attempting to challenge Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz in the Demcratic Primary.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/01/2012

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Cardinal Foley’s Funeral Expected To Draw High-Profile Church Leaders

The funeral for Delaware County native Cardinal John Patrick Foley, who died Sunday, is expected to draw high-profile clerics from across the globe to Philadelphia.

12/12/2011

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