PHILADELPHIA — The City of Brotherly Love greeted its new archbishop with a warm welcome at his installation Mass Sept. 8.
Archbishop Charles Chaput was installed today at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul before a celebratory congregation of 1,500 Church and civic dignitaries, priests, religious and well-wishers.
Tomorrow, he is expected to address both a clergy abuse crisis that prompted the suspension of 26 priests and an unexpected strike of teachers working in the archdioceses 17 high schools that enroll 16,502 students and opened with limited staffing on Sept. 7.
During the rite of installation at the cathedral, jubilant attendees were prepared to set those controversies aside,...READ MORE