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Rubbing elbows with Washington's new cardinal

Worshipers filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington on Christmas Day, as much to get a peek at newly installed Cardinal Donald Wuerl as to pray.



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Dec. 25, 2010

After Christmas Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine, Cardinal Donald Wuerl greeted guests at a free dinner served to those who were lonely on the holiday or needy. He then joined in a few songs, including "Silent Night."

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