D.C.'s Papal Museum
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2005; 4:59 PM

Minutes from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center houses artifacts from the Pope's life, including his personal vestments, shoes and the miter he wore as archbishop of Krakow. Out of the three cities suggested to house the center -- Rome, Krakow and Washington -- the Pope personally picked Washington, explaining that the city is the crossroads of the world.

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