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Topic - Charles J. Chaput
Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is "deeply disappointed" that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate.
The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the 2015 World Meeting of Families is intended to show that man is made for love.
Following judicial decisions ordering Pennsylvania and Oregon to recognize "gay marriage," critics said that such decisions damage society and ignore the rights of children.
During a press conference held in Philadelphia, USA Vatican officials announced the theme for the 2015 World Day of Families, which will center on humanity’s universal vocation to love.
Vatican officials toured Philadelphia on Tuesday ahead of a major Roman Catholic gathering that the city's archbishop believes will include an appearance by the pope.
In a recent interview with an Italian daily, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia discussed his memories of St. John Paul II, with whom he worked as a bishop from 1988 to 2005.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia reflected that Pope Francis in the first year of his papacy has shown "a deep sense of the continuity of the Church" while also being "something different" and "a surprise."
Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend "the prayerful best wishes" of the Catholics of his archdiocese.
Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday he's optimistic about the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia for a major church gathering, though he stressed the pontiff's plans will not be announced until next year.
At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance of family life in society, and expressed his desire to strengthen it in the Church.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has "great confidence" that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015.
Top officials from Philadelphia will travel to Rome this month to ask Pope Francis to attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering in the city next year, they announced Friday.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, on Tuesday, sending him into retirement as the archdiocese faces accusations that it covered up a long-running priest sex-abuse scandal.
A conservative American Indian archbishop was named Tuesday to lead the troubled Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia, and he vowed to work to heal the wounds of sex-abuse victims, clergy and lay members alike.
St. John Paul II was "keenly interested and engaged in talking about the life of the Church in the United States," Archbishop Chaput said. "I had four ad limina visits with John Paul II, and each one was a privileged moment, not simply because he was pope, but because of the humanity and goodness he brought to his ministry."
"No one who met him can ever forget him."