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Cardinal Wuerl Heads To Rome

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.


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Pope Blesses Thousands In One Of Last Appearances

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.


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Local Clergymen Discuss Pope’s Resignation, Selecting New Leader

KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte is joined by local clergymen to discuss Pope Benedict’s historic resignation and the process of electing a new pope.

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Who Will Replace The Pope?

As the shepherd of Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI sets the teaching agenda for believers.


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Will New Pope Bring About The Beginning Of The End?

The 12th century Irish bishop of Armagh, Saint Malachy has predicted all the popes that have come.

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Pittsburghers Largely Understand Pope’s Decision To Resign

There was some shocking news from the Vatican Monday morning as Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign at the end of the month.


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Full Text Of Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.


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Cardinal Wuerl: Pope’s Resignation Is A ‘Great Surprise’

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Cardinal Donald Wuerl about his reaction to Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.

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Pope Benedict XVI To Resign At End Of February

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.


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Catholic Mass To Undergo Changes

Many Catholics will soon notice changes in the Mass. It is the first major reform since Vatican II, more than 40 years ago.


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Cardinal Wuerl Receives Traditional Ring From Pope

VATICAN CITY (KDKA) – The newly-installed Cardinal Donald Wuerl received his traditional gold ring today following Saturday’s ceremony to elevate him to his new rank. Pope Benedict XVI presented the rings to the 24 newly-appointed […]


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Cardinal-Designate Wuerl Departs For Rome

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl left Dulles International Airport for Rome where he will be elevated to cardinal this weekend by Pope Benedict XVI. He said at the airport he was excited […]