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Area Catholics React To Vatican’s Synod

A two-week meeting of Catholic bishops at the Vatican is over and new language on the Church’s view of gays and other issues has been rejected. Now, area Catholics are reacting to the outcome.

10/19/2014

Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity as crowds watch and wave flags in the foreground on May 25, 2014, in Bethlehem, West Bank.  (Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Trip To West Bank May Send Signal To Israeli Leaders

Pope Francis is giving a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state by visiting the West Bank before visiting Israel.

05/25/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Mayor Michael Nutter make a pitch for money and volunteers from business and community leaders during an event at Union League. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Papal Pitch Team Makes Plea To Business And Civic Leaders

Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.

04/15/2014

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Visit To The Vatican: Delegation to Discuss Plans for 2015 Gathering, Request Pope Francis Visit

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are at the Vatican to discuss plans for next year’s World Meeting of Families right here in Philadelphia.

03/24/2014

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City Council To Take Look At Philadelphia’s Ability To Host Major Events

Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.

03/18/2014

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Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit who had been ready to retire as Archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina, was chosen and some say transformed.

03/13/2014

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Looking Back On Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.

03/13/2014

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 23: Pope Francis attends a mass with newly appointed cardinals at St Peter's Basilica on February 23, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis presided over Mass in Saint PeterÕs Basilica on Sunday, one day after 19 bishops were added to the college of cardinals. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Sources: Chaput, Corbett, Nutter Could Meet Privately With Pope During Vatican Visit

Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.

03/07/2014

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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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Church To Honor Local Cardinal Who Served Two Popes In The Vatican

Saint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.

10/13/2013

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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‘Militant’ Priest Says New Pope Is Right Man At Right Time

Pope Francis is getting high marks from the author of a new book who asserts there’s a supernatural battle going on for the souls of humanity.

04/14/2013

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VP Biden Speaks About Why He Didn’t Kiss The Pope’s Ring

Joe Biden doesn’t kiss up to anyone — whether a queen or a pope.

03/22/2013

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Vice President Biden Leads American Delegation To Pope’s Installation Mass

It’s a busy day in the Vatican, where hundreds of thousands are gathered for the installation mass for Pope Francis, the new leader of the world’s 1.2-billion Roman Catholics.

03/19/2013

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Young People Receive New Pope, Say Introduction Was ‘Greatest Moment’

Seeing a simple man asking for the blessing of the people is striking religious pilgrims as the mark of a new era.

03/14/2013

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