KYW Flashback: Philadelphia Experienced Papal Visit BeforeAs Philadelphia prepares for the heralded visit of Pope Francis this fall, KYW recalls similar preparations 36 years ago.
Local Professor Co-Creates Exhibit Focusing On Pope John Paul II And His Outreach To The Jewish CommunitySt. Joseph's University theology professor William Madges is among a handful of academics who conceived the exhibit, "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People."
Vial Of Blood From Recently Canonized Saint Pope John Paul II On Display In PhiladelphiaFather Dennis Gill, the director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, says the relic will be on display the entire weekend inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.
Camden Community Celebrates Rise To Sainthood For Pope John Paul IISt. Joseph's in Camden has long been a center of the local polish Catholic community, it even houses a relic from John Paul II. And on Sunday, the pews were filled as his life and legacy were honored.
Trenton Bishop Weighs In On Elevation Of Two Former Popes Into SainthoodBishop David O' Connell of the Diocese of Trenton says Popes John Paul II and John the XXIII both helped to renew the strength of the Roman Catholic Church.
Local Parishioners React To Canonization Of Pope John Paul II Into SainthoodDevout parishioners arrived at St. Aldalbert Roman Catholic Church in Port Richmond for mass as usual, but this was no ordinary Sunday.
Pope John Paul II: The Saint That Walked With PhiladelphiaSunday, the Catholic world will witness the making of two saints. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will rise to sainthood.
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.
Local Theologian Says 2 New Pope Saints Display Heroic VirtueSt. Joseph's University theology professor Bill Madges says the contributions of the two men extended directly to the world stage.
Pilgrims From Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Head To Rome For Canonization Of Two Former Popes50 people are part of a special pilgrimage traveling to the Vatican to take part in the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII next Sunday.
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Sending Group To Rome To Share In Canonization Of 2 SaintsThe Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.
Church To Honor Local Cardinal Who Served Two Popes In The VaticanSaint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.
Local Historian Discusses Rarity Of Papal ResignationsIn the scant history of papal resignations, this is the first one attributed to age and loss of vigor. KYW Newsradio spoke to a local historian about precedents for Pope Benedict XVI stepping down.
Pope's Announced Visit To Philadelphia Puts Wheels, And Mission, In MotionThe announcement that Philadelphia will host the Catholic Church's World Family Day in 2015 means a lot of preparations in the months and years ahead.
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.