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Bethel Park Man’s Altar Design Chosen For Pope’s Outdoor Mass

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.

06/17/2015

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Pastor From Harrisburg Diocese To Be New Greensburg Bishop

Pope Francis has appointed the top canon lawyer in the Harrisburg diocese to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.

04/24/2015

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UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

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Pittsburgh Diocese Eliminating Fees For Marriage Annulments

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments.

04/01/2015

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Pittsburgh Diocese Offering Packages To See Pope In Philly

In September, thousands from this area are expected to travel to Philadelphia to attend what some call a once-in-a-lifetime event.

03/11/2015

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Pittsburgh Diocese Offering Packages To See Pope In Philly

In September, thousands from this area are expected to travel to Philadelphia to attend what some call a once-in-a-lifetime event.

01/21/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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Effort To Make Roberto Clemente A Saint Gets Papal Show Of Support

A movement to have Pittsburgh Pirates’ legend Roberto Clemente canonized as a saint has gotten a show of support from The Vatican.

01/09/2015

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

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Report: Pope Francis To Visit Pennsylvania

Pope Francis will visit the United States next year, his first U.S visit since becoming Pope in 2013.

07/25/2014

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Bishop Zubik Reacts To Pope Francis’ Apology

Bishop David Zubik reacts to the Pope’s homily today asking forgiveness from sexual abuse victims.

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Pope Urges Importance Of Having Kids, As Millennials Choosing Not To

Time magazine’s 2013 cover story touted a new demographic group: the child-free, suggesting that millennials did not necessarily see having kids as very important to a successful marriage.

06/03/2014

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Bishop, Local Catholics’ Opinion Mixed On Celibacy, Marriage In Priesthood

What is it about papal press conferences taking place on planes? After discussing same-sex couples on a previous flight, this time the 77-year-old pontiff responded to questions about celibacy and married priests.

05/30/2014

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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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Bishop Zubik Heading To Rome For Canonization Of 2 Popes

The Catholic Church is set to canonize Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday.

04/24/2014

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