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Philadelphia archdiocese to sell cardinal’s mansion for $10M

Catholic World News - September 11, 2012

St. Joseph’s University, a Philadelphia Jesuit college, has announced that it will purchase the archbishop’s residence from the archdiocese for $10 million.

The archbishops of Philadelphia have lived in the 16-room mansion on the 8.9-acre property since 1935; Archbishop Charles Chaput has announced his intent to reside at the archdiocesan seminary.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Sep. 13, 2012 4:58 PM ET USA

    He will be joining several other bishops who are currently residing on seminary grounds. Live like the common man and ease the burden on the parishes!

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Sep. 11, 2012 2:42 PM ET USA

    Two birds with one stone: one, he can lose the pomp and poleaxes and exercise some priestly poverty; and, two, he can keep a close eye on what's being taught to his seminarians.

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