When Pope Francis celebrates outdoor Mass in Washington this September, he’ll be using a custom-made altar and papal chair designed by an architecture student from Western Pennsylvania.
While an American is unlikely to be chosen as the pope, there are some who think very highly of Pittsburgh-native Donald Wuerl.
The College of Cardinals met Monday, but they have yet to decide when they will begin the conclave to elect a new pope.
Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.
His arms outstretched in a symbolic embrace, Pope Benedict XVI blessed tens of thousands of cheering people on Sunday in one of his last appearances as pontiff from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.
MOUNT WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Three weeks ago, Bishop Donald Wuerl was elevated to cardinal at The Vatican in Rome. On Sunday, Cardinal Wuerl returned to the church where he grew up, in Mount Washington, for […]
ROME (KDKA) – Former Pittsburgh bishop, Donald Wuerl, was elevated to cardinal Saturday morning at the Vatican in Rome. Before going to Washington, D.C. to be the archbishop, Wuerl was the bishop of the Diocese […]