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Local Vatican Watcher Says Latest Class Of Appointed Cardinals Sends A MessageA veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn't be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.
One Of Two Popes To Be Canonized Sunday Was Frequent Visitor To PhiladelphiaPope 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.
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.
Philadelphia Vatican Watchers Think Time's Choice Was Good One<em>Time</em> magazine has announced its choice of Pope Francis as its "Person of the Year."
Pope's New Clergy Sex Abuse Commission Seen As Fundamental ReformPope 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.
Pope Francis Shaking Things Up In The VaticanPope Francis released what some are calling "road map for the future of the catholic church" earlier this week in Rome.
Two PA Natives Elected To Lead U.S. Catholic Conference Of BishopsArchbishop Joseph Kurtz and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo were chosen Tuesday to lead the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Papal Expert: Visit To Brazil Reinforces Pope’s Message Of Serving Poor, MarginalizedPhiladelphia-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.
Cardinals Of Catholic Church Set To Elect New PopeThe first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.
Local Catholic Journalist Reacts To Pope's ResignationPhiladelphia-based Catholic journalist Rocco Palmo writes about the Vatican and church politics and says Pope Benedict's resignation was a stunning and historic announcement.
New York Bishop Dennis Sullivan To Succeed Camden Bishop Joseph GalanteBishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.
Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International ConferencePope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.
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