Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Supreme Court in Washington.
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AP News
February 24, 2020 - 6:55 pm
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples, a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court. Read more here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
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Mark Abrams
February 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Archbishop Nelson Perez is settling into his duties after he was officially installed as the new shepherd of the region’s more than 1 million Roman Catholics earlier this week. Listen to a one-on-one interview with Perez here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
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Mark Abrams
February 18, 2020 - 12:41 pm
Nelson Perez is officially the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Mark Abrams
February 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
A historic event in the life of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia takes place Tuesday, when the first Hispanic cleric will be elevated to the post of archbishop — a first in the archdiocese’s 212-year history. Read more here.
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Nelson Perez, the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.
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Mark Abrams
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The arrival of a new archbishop is likely to mean management in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will lean more in the direction of Pope Francis' vision for the Catholic Church. That's the view of a Villanova University theology professor who closely follows the Vatican and church operations here...
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Bishop Nelson J. Perez officates over The Sacrament of Confirmation ceremony at The Church of St. Martin of Tours on December 7, 2012 in Bethpage, New York.
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Mark Abrams
January 23, 2020 - 6:15 am
Pope Francis has named Bishop Nelson Perez, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Clouds are lit by the rising sun over St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.
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AP News
December 26, 2019 - 11:41 am
Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that's sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. Read more here.
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Church pews.
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Mark Abrams
December 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
A veteran priest who was named in a Philadelphia grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and later cleared has again been removed from active ministry. Read more here.
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Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput
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Mark Abrams
September 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's archbishop is 75 and by Vatican law, has presented his resignation to the pope.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Tim Jimenez
September 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
A priest has been deemed "unsuitable for ministry" after being accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early '70s — before he became a priest and when he was a minor himself. Read more here.
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