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Benedict To Join In Double Sainthood Ceremony

Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.

04/26/2014

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Pittsburgher Designed Chapel Where Pope Francis Holds Daily Masses

It may seem like things are back to normal at the Vatican following the election of a new pope of the Catholic Church, but inside the walls heading into the Easter holiday, it is far from normal.

03/29/2013

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Local Catholics Celebrate As Pope Francis Is Officially Installed

Pope Francis celebrated his installation Mass this morning at the Vatican.

03/19/2013

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What Does Pope Francis Mean For Future Of Church?

What does Pope Francis mean for the future of the church? It’s too soon to say, but one expert on the church says the biggest change may be his style.

03/14/2013

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Native Argentinian Overjoyed By Election Of Pope Francis

Maria Ferreyra, of Point Breeze, expressed her excitement and pleasure over the election of an Argentinian cardinal to be the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.

03/13/2013

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Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt’s Statement On Election Of Pope Francis

Read Catholic Diocese of Greensburg Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt’s full statement on the election of Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

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Bishop David Zubik’s Statement On Election Of Pope Francis

Read Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik’s full statement on the election of Pope Francis I.

03/13/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected As New Pope

White smoke signifying the election of a new pope began billowing out of the Sistene Chapel’s chimney just after 7 p.m. local time.

03/13/2013

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Black Smoke Again, New Pope Not Yet Elected

Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.

03/13/2013

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Cardinals Fail To Select Pope In First Vote

It is the first day Cardinals of the Catholic Church can elect a new pope. While a pope could be elected on the first ballot, most believe that is highly unlikely.

03/12/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Preparing For Conclave

While an American is unlikely to be chosen as the pope, there are some who think very highly of Pittsburgh-native Donald Wuerl.

03/11/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Discussed As Potential Pope

Former Bishop Of Pittsburgh, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has been discussed a potential next Pope.

KDKA-TV–03/07/2013

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Bishop Zubik Wants New Pope To Have A Strong Conviction

The Catholic cardinals met today in the Vatican to begin deciding who should be Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

03/04/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Offers Final Blessings At Emotional Sendoff

Pope Benedict XVI offered his final blessing today. He thanked the crowd for their friendship and affection, telling them that he is starting the last part of his pilgrimage on this Earth.

02/28/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Holds Final General Audience

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.

02/27/2013

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