Saint Paul Church 923 Christian Street Vigil of Sunday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM & 12:00 Noon Weekdays: 7:30 AM Holy Day: 7:30 AM & 7:00 PM Civil Holidays: 9:00am
St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church 712 Montrose Street Sunday: 10:00am Vigil of Holy Days: 5:00pm
SAINT PAUL PARISH 808 S. Hutchinson Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
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St. Paul Parish is seated in the heart of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Explore our site to discover our rich history and marvel over our beautiful establishment. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Reverend John J. Large, Pastor Russell DeStefano, Parish Business Manager Theresa R. Smith, Coordinator of Religious Education Ronald R. Coles, Director of Music Donna Bartlett, Parish Secretary Edward Canterbury, SFO, Parish Sexton Chris Ciborowski, Maintenance
Vatican City, 27 March 2015 (VIS) â On 10 March, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, spoke at the 28th meeting of the Council for Human Rights. His speech, the majority of which is presented here below, emphasized the fundamental importance of religious freedom as well as the freedom of expression.
âThe International Community is now confronted with a delicate, complex, and urgent challenge with regard to respect for religious sensibilities and the need for peaceful coexistence in an ever more pluralistic world: namely, that of establishing a fair relationship between freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The relationship between these fundamental human rights has proven difficult to manage and to address on either a normative or institutional level. On the other hand, it should be recognized âthat the open, constructive, and respectful debate of ideas, as well as interfaith and intercultural dialogue at the local, national, and international levels, can play a positive role in combating religious hatred, incitement, and violence.â Failure in this effort is evident when an excessive and irresponsible use of freedom of expression results in intimidation, threats, and verbal abuse and these infringe upon freedom of religion and can sadly lead to intolerance and violence. Likewise, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion has focused on the violence committed âin the name of religionâ, and on its root causes.â
(Vatican Radio) The White House issued a statement on Thursday announcing United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will host Pope Francis on September 23, 2015.
The meeting will take place in the White House, and the statement said President Obama and Pope Francis would discuss several issues of mutual interest, including âcaring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all; serving as good stewards of the environment; protecting religious minorities and promoting religious freedom around the world; and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.â