PHILADELPHIA-Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a North Dakota audience Thursday that Pope Francis had assured him he will visit Philadelphia for three days next year, and the Vatican seemed to confirm it, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia insisted Friday that Chaput's remarks were off the cuff and unofficial.

Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Rev. Scott Gordon, Claycomo Baptist Church: Many passages vie for consideration, but the first "bit" that came to mind we find in Matthew 7:1-6 and Romans 2:1-5.

When Betty Kincaid's first husband asked her to marry him, she had one question:

The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666."

The Rev. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church: This verse, Psalm 102:7, has a notation in the New Living Translation, "A prayer of one overwhelmed with trouble, pouring out problems before the Lord."

It's a Sunday afternoon at the Opal Divine's in South Austin, and the Rev. Steve Kinney is about to convene a meeting of spiritually minded souls in what Carrie Nation would have called a den of iniquity.

An interview that credits Pope Francis as saying about 2 percent of Roman Catholic clerics are pedophiles stirred controversy Sunday, as the Vatican sought to raise questions about the article's accuracy and others called on the pope to take more action on the issue.

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