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  • In silence, pope remembers those who cross Mexican-U.S. border
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico  -- At the border of Mexico and the United States, Pope Francis blessed a large cross in memory of all the people who have crossed the frontier.
  • A mile from the altar, Deacons were close to God and His people
    Nothing makes a once-in-a-lifetime event even more impactful than sharing it with your brothers. Seven men, ordained to the permanent deaconate in 2014, journeyed together to Philadelphia Sept. 27 to participate in what proved to be a milestone in their brotherhood in ministry: the Papal Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to close the World Meeting of Families.
  • One bread, one body, over 300,000 Communion Hosts
    It was one of the largest open-air Masses in the history of the United States. For a handful of priests from the Diocese of Trenton who concelebrated Mass with the Holy Father, the immense scale – and the personal encounters – will be memories of a lifetime.
  • St. Charles Borromeo seminarians show their love for most distinguished visitor
    As Pope Francis stepped out of his black Fiat Sept. 26 amid cheers of “Viva il Papa!” outside of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, in Wynnewood, Pa., months of preparation came to fruition.
  • Independence Hall speech highlights religious liberty, respect for immigrants
    In front of historic Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed 239 years prior, Pope Francis spoke on the inalienable rights to life and liberty and issued a summons to protect the dignity of all.
  • Flying Pope Francis -- St. Paul parishioner honored to fly 'Shepherd One'

    Captain Thomas Murray, member of St. Paul Parish, Princeton, and pilot for American Airlines, knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a pilot – proving his determination by flying in gliders at age 12 and single-engine planes by 16.

    He could have never anticipated, however, being asked decades later to be second-in-command aboard a plane carrying the Holy Father.

    Like his predecessors, Pope Francis’s transportation from state to state during his first visit to the United States would be aboard a flight chartered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from American Airlines.

    Flown by American Airlines personnel, including Murray, the Boeing 777-200 aircraft traveled under the Federal Administration Aviation-approved call sign “Shepherd One.” 

  • Diocesan presence in Philly adds to enthusiasm for WMOF papal events
    Throughout Philadelphia, and along the Francis Festival grounds, crowds gathered Sept. 27 around Jumbotrons to catch a glimpse of the Holy Father making his way to the site of his 4 p.m. Mass officially closing the World Meeting of Families.
  • Serve, care for each other, Pope tells families at closing Mass
    PHILADELPHIA  -- Pope Francis urged the hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families to serve and care for each other as freely as God loves the human family.
  • Pope meets with clergy abuse victims, says crimes can't be secret

    PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis met with a group of survivors of sexual abuse Sept. 27 and later told bishops that he was overwhelmed by a sense of embarrassment and was committed to holding accountable those who harmed children.

  • POPE IN PHILADELPHIA: Pope delights Philly crowd with spontaneous talk on families
    PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis threw away a prepared text and, to the delight of tens of thousands of people on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, spoke from the heart about the challenges and love that come with being part of a family.

The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.