November 9, 2009

Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools to Retire

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien announced today that Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronald J. Valenti, will be retiring at the end of the current school year after nearly 20 years in the Division of Schools. Dr. Valenti, a native of Philadelphia, joined the Archdiocese in 1990, serving as Secretary of Education before being appointed Superintendent in...
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Gorbachev was key to fall of Berlin Wall, former papal aide says

VATICAN CITY – The most important figure in the fall of the Berlin Wall was former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who allowed the revival of political freedom throughout Eastern Europe, a former papal aide said.
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