Pope Francis

In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.
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July 20, 2018 - 1:21 pm
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it. If the...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
July 17, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Attorneys for Philadelphia's Catholic Social Services have appealed a federal ruling that allows the city to halt foster care placements with the agency because of its same-sex couples policy. The outcome could have national implications. Judge Petrese Tucker ruled...
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Pope Francis is shown celebrating the Mass on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in the parish of Santa Monica in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome.
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Mark Abrams
July 16, 2018 - 7:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is organizing a pilgrimage to Rome this fall for the canonization of a former pope and a martyred Latin American archbishop. Pope Francis will elevate Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador to sainthood on Sunday, Oct...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:05 pm
By Judith Vonberg, CNN (CNN) -- Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters at his Vatican residence published on Wednesday,...
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Pope Francis
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June 16, 2018 - 1:08 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association. The Vatican didn't immediately...
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Catholic Cardinal Red Hat
Mark Abrams
May 26, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- When Pope Francis recently named a class of 14 new cardinals, he bypassed U.S. clergymen, including Philadelphia's archbishop. But a journalist with a worldwide profile who covers Catholic Church issues says it's by no means a snub or political slap against...
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Mark Abrams
May 25, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A documentary film that chronicles the mission of Pope Francis, including the papal visit to Philadelphia, is generating activity at the box office. It's called "Pope Francis: A Man of his Word," and documentary-maker Wim Wenders was given extraordinary access to the...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:26 am
By Delia Gallagher and Hada Messia (CNN) -- A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter." Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he...
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North Broad Street
Pat Loeb
May 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials announced today that they'll continue the tradition, inspired by the Pope's 2015 visit, of shutting down a major thoroughfare to cars for a day. Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis says the city will close four miles of North Broad Street,...
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Alfie Evans
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April 28, 2018 - 9:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Alfie Evans, the sick British toddler whose parents won support from Pope Francis during a protracted legal battle over his treatment, died early Saturday. He was 23 months old. Kate James and Tom Evans made the announcement on social media, saying they were "heartbroken." The death...
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