The faithful flowed in at 7:15 a.m. as they do each day for daily Mass at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Center City.
The death of Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, 88, was news to some this morning.
One woman clutched her chest upon hearing the news. “I’m really surprised,” she said as she hurried into the side chapel where mass was held.
Msgr. Arthur E. Rodgers asked the 20 people in attendance to remember and pray for Bevilacqua.
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