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Philly Will Auction Papal Car to Aid Ministry

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pa., is auctioning off one low-mileage car, in mint condition, used slightly by one owner. Proceeds from the auction will benefit ministries of the archdiocese.

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Francis in the US

Year in Review: Pope Francis spent six days in September in the United States, with stops in Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia. See more Year in Review photos.

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A Dangerous, Divisive Word

In our language and conceptual development, the definitions of “we” and “they” emerge quickly. Pope Francis urges us to open our hearts and minds to all.

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A Meaningful Papal Handshake

Countless people tried to touch Pope Francis during his recent visit to the United States. Many succeeded. But one inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia made contact in a firm handshake that was caught in a photograph that made Page 1 of The New York Times on the Monday morning when the pope returned to Rome.

China Media Ignores Pope’s Trip

By the time the pontiff flew out of Philadelphia late Sept. 27, China’s national broadcaster CCTV had made no mention of his trip.

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B’klyn Boy Greets Pope

Eddie Boy McCarthy of Gerritsen Beach, who has been battling pediatric brain cancer, received a personal greeting from Pope Francis at John F. Kennedy Airport, Sept. 24.

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Terriers at Papal Departure

Students and faculty represented St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, at Kennedy Airport when Pope Francis departed from New York and traveled to Philadelphia.