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Philadelphia archdiocese tridentine2

  1. 1. The Archdiocese of PHILADELPHIA
  2. 2. • The first diocese of Philadelphia was established by Pope Pius VII in April 1808 • It was raised to the dignity of an archdiocese on February 12, 1875. • The seat of the archbishop is the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. (the main church)
  3. 3. • Construction of the Basilica began in 1846
  4. 4. • 1808-1809 – Elizabeth Ann Seton established the first Catholic school in America for girls, and the first American religious community, the Sisters of Charity • St. Charles Barromeo Seminary was established 1n 1839
  5. 5. THE ARCHBISHOPS OF PHILADELPHIA: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Michael Egan – 1810 Henry Conwell – 1830 Francis P. Kendrick – 1842 John Neumann – 1852 James Wood - 1860
  6. 6. 6. Patrick John Ryan – 1883 7. Edmund Prendergast – 1911 8. Cardinal Dennis Dougherty – 1918 9. Cardinal John O’Hara - 1888
  7. 7. 10. Cardinal John Krol – 1961 11. Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua – 1988 12. Cardinal Justin Rigali – 2003 13. Charles Chaput – 2011

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