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(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archdiocese Hopeful New Pope Will Visit Philadelphia

Pope Benedict XVI made a commitment to be here in September 2015 for a World Families Conference.

03/08/2013

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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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Local Catholics Attend Their First Sunday Mass Without A Pope

At St. Raymond of Penafort Church on Vernon Road, parishioners say Mass was an unusual experience as people reflected on the pope’s decision to leave the office.

03/03/2013

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Cost, Logistics Two Big Questions Surrounding 2015 World Families Conference

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput acknowledges it cost officials in the Italian city of Milan more than $10 million to host the most recent Vatican Families Conference in June 2012.

02/26/2013

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

Could The Next Pope Come From The United States?

Cardinal Justin Rigali, who stepped down as Philadelphia archbishop after a landmark indictment of priests in relation to child molestation, is one of the 11 U.S. cardinals expected to vote in the conclave.

02/16/2013

Pope Benedict

Overwhelming Shock In The Catholic World After Pope’s Resignation

The scheduling of the Conclave — the meeting of the College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope — is still in the works.

02/11/2013

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 Attends The 2012 World Meeting Of Families

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Effective February 28th

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on—the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

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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Catholics Gather In Philadelphia To Protest Vatican-Ordered Reforms

Dozens of Catholics gathered in Sister Cities Park for a vigil to protest the Vatican’s crackdown on the women religious. The vigil is just one of dozens of protests nationwide.

05/22/2012

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Funeral Ceremonies Begin For Late Cardinal John Foley

Cardinal Foley will be moved to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Friday morning for another public viewing, funeral mass, and burial beneath the high altar.

12/15/2011

(Cardinal John Foley at the KYW Newsradio studios in 2009.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Cardinal Foley Remembered As ‘Great Communicator’

For many, Cardinal Foley was known as the voice of Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican, but in the world of broadcasting, his influence goes much further than that.

12/12/2011

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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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Cardinal John Patrick Foley, 76, Dies

Beloved Cardinal John Foley, who served two popes in the Vatican and provided the commentary for Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican for 25 years, passed away in his sleep at about 3 a.m. in Villa St. Joseph in Delaware County.

12/11/2011

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