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November 14, 2014

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 to Send 10,000 Letters from Archdiocesan Students to Pope Francis; The Office of Catholic Education Announces Special Schedule and Curriculum Plans for Global Event

The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today packaged 10,000 letters from students across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to send to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in Rome, Italy. Ranging from beautifully crafted greeting cards to handwritten letters with emotionally resonant messages of love for their own families, students from across the Archdiocese created personal invitations to Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia in September 2015.

November 10, 2014

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 – Opens Registration and Announces Keynote Speakers & Content

In remarks offered today at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall Assembly, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. announced that registration for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, which is being held September 22-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA, is now officially open.

November 7, 2014

Office for Black Catholics to Sponsor the 52nd Annual Saint Martin de Porres Prayer and Praise Service

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold its 52nd Annual Saint Martin de Porres Prayer and Praise Service to celebrate the canonization of Saint Martin de Porres, the patron saint of Universal Brotherhood.

November 6, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Publishes Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013

In December 2013, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Those financial statements disclosed a $4.9 million core operating deficit for that period exclusive of non-recurring credits and charges.