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The Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle

Altar Used for Papal Mass in Philadelphia Finds a New Home

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/20/15

And it came as a surprise:

An altar that is a piece of Philadelphia history… is now in a small suburban church many thought was going to close down. It was a mass seen around the world and the altar Pope Francis stood behind for the historic day. Now, it has wound up in what some may say is an unlikely place. “Someone I know said ask and you shall receive,” Father Jason Kulczynski told Eyewitness News. This weekend won’t be a typical mass for Father Kulczynski. “The last person to offer mass behind this was His Holiness and that was kind of awesome,” Father Kulczynski said. Only about 1100 families attend Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, Montgomery County. “Those people said our little suburban church people thought was going to close. It’s amazing,” he said.

See a video and read more here.

Photo: Mark Abrams / CBS Philly

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