Philadelphia archdiocese to sell cardinal’s mansion for $10M
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.
- SJU, Archdiocese Sign Letter of Intent for Purchase of the Cardinal’s Residence (St. Joseph’s University)
- Saint Joseph’s to buy cardinal’s mansion (Philadelphia Daily News)
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.