Philadelphia's Archbishop Chaput will sell expensive residence
CWN - January 02, 2012
Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput plans to sell the mansion that has been home to the city’s archbishops since 1935.
Since his installation in Philadelphia in September, Archbishop Chaput has signaled that he anticipates some major changes in the archdiocese. As the faithful await a report from an archdiocesan commission that is expected to recommend closing schools and parishes, the archbishop plans to set the tone by selling his 8-acre estate and living in a modest home.
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Jan. 03, 2012 3:46 PM ET USA
He will follow in the footsteps of the Houston-Galveston and the Pittsburgh diocese. Good move,our bishops need be seen as living as the common man.
Posted by: mamato085337 -
Jan. 03, 2012 7:22 AM ET USA
Good for you, dear Archbishop; and let's hope this encourages other top prelates in the country with palatial living quarters to follow your example. God bless you! Wish you were my Bishop
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Jan. 02, 2012 7:59 PM ET USA
This is exactly what we have come to expect from this magnificent Catholic leader. Ad multos annos.
Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Jan. 02, 2012 7:50 PM ET USA
God bless the good Bishop for this decision.It is certainly in line with following the example set by our Lord.