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D.C. Archbishop Wuerl gets his 'red cap'

For years, there have been rumors that Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl was destined to become a cardinal. He is considered a leading teacher of Catholic doctrine and a diplomat on explosive social issues.

 
 

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Newly-appointed Cardinal Donald Wuerl smiles during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI formally created 24 new cardinals amid cheers, bringing a mostly Italian group into the elite club that will eventually elect his successor.


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