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.
The former leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics has been removed from a key Vatican panel, as part of a larger shakeup.
Time magazine has announced its choice of Pope Francis as its “Person of the Year.”
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.
Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo were chosen Tuesday to lead the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.
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.
The first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.
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.
Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.
Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.