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April 14, 2013
Thatcher foes mark her death LONDON - Hundreds of opponents of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher partied in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death, sipping Champagne and chanting "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead. " Thatcher's most strident critics had long vowed to gather in central London on the Saturday following her passing. The former leader died Monday at 87. The mood appeared festive and the celebration was peaceful. There was one minor scuffle with police, who said they made nine arrests, most for drunkenness.
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
ROME - Pope Francis was formally installed as bishop of Rome on Sunday in a ceremony characterized by more simplicity than the usual ritual and pomp enjoyed by papal predecessors taking up their pastoral duties. In yet another sign that Francis sees his mission as pontiff as one of humble service, he used his arrival at St. John in Lateran Basilica to honor a past pope who remains wildly popular in Rome. Francis arrived a half-hour early to bless a plaque renaming a corner of the piazza outside the church after Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't count Pope John Paul II's Brent Mahoney among those who view accounting as a boring field of study. "I took it in high school," he said. "I actually enjoyed it. I'm probably going to major in accounting in college. " Wednesday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh, Mahoney crunched some serious numbers. He collected 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists and helped the third-seeded Panthers pull past second-seeded Glen Mills, 48-42, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys' basketball semifinal.
SPORTS
February 27, 2013 | By Austin Odenbrett, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a night of blowouts and team efforts, a personal accomplishment by Villa Maria's Lisa Mirarchi stood alone. The senior guard scored her 1,000th career point Tuesday night as No. 1 seed Villa Maria rolled over fourth-seeded Lower Moreland, 52-28, in girls' basketball in the second game of a District 1 Class AAA semifinal doubleheader at Plymouth Whitemarsh. "It's pretty exciting," said Mirarchi, the fourth 1,000-point scorer in Villa history. "I know there's only a few others who've done it, but the district championship is what I want the most.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers
It will be bigger by far than the GOP convention, which filled the city in 2000. Exactly how big, no one yet knows. Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Monday formally announced plans for Philadelphia to host the World Meeting of Families, a Catholic gathering expected to bring the next pope here in 2015. It was the first question to Chaput at a midmorning news conference: Will the new pope, expected to be chosen in March, come to the city? "I can't imagine that he won't, but I can't promise that he will," Chaput said at the Philadelphia Archdiocese in Center City.
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage and Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
It will be bigger by far than the GOP convention, which filled the city in 2000. Exactly how big, no one yet knows. Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Monday formally announced plans for Philadelphia to host the World Meeting of Families, a Catholic gathering expected to bring the next pope here in 2015. It was the first question to Chaput at a midmorning news conference: Will the new pope, expected to be chosen in March, come to the city? "I can't imagine that he won't, but I can't promise that he will," Chaput said at the Philadelphia Archdiocese in Center City.
NEWS
June 4, 2012
WHEN POPE John Paul II spent two days in Philadelphia in October 1979, more than a million people turned out to see and cheer him. Daily News editorial writers, caught in the spirit of the occasion, abandoned politics, city-budget problems, crime and the other usual subjects of their wise analysis, and waxed eloquent over the Pontiff's visit. Here are some excerpts: "The triumphant visit of Pope John Paul II was one of Philadelphia's finest hours. No matter what part of the city you live in, no matter whether you are a Catholic or not, you couldn't help but be swept away by the excitement, the emotion and the air of exhilaration that cradled this city for 48 hours.
SPORTS
March 11, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boys' Latin put two straight defeats - and three years of state-playoff frustration - behind it on Friday night. Coming off losses in the Public League final and District 12 championship, the Warriors gained their first PIAA Class AAA state victory in four tries with a 70-49 romp over undermanned Pope John Paul II at Southern High. Maurice Watson (23 points), Carlos Taylor (20), and Yahmir Greenlee (15) sparked the historic victory. "We beat them with our speed, fast-break points, and defense," said Greenlee, a 5-foot-9, 150-pound junior point guard.
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