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A large congregation of worshipers makes their way up Harewood Road from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception carrying the relic of St. John Paul II en route to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine after the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Shrine on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, carries the relic of St. John Paul in a procession from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to Saint John Paul II National Shrine after he conducted the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Shrine on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, blesses the relic of St. John Paul II (relic not pictured) during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, carries the relic of St. John Paul in a procession from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to Saint John Paul II National Shrine after he conducted the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Shrine on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, at the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offers a parishioner Holy Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, prepares for Holy Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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The relic of St. John Paul II sits near the main alter as Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, prepares for Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, prepares for Holy Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offer remarks during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offer remarks during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offer remarks during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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The shrine, formerly known as National Shrine of Blessed John Paul II, was renamed the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and unveiled during a Sunday ceremony. (KHALID NAJI-ALLAH/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

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The shrine, formerly known as National Shrine of Blessed John Paul II, was renamed the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and unveiled during a Sunday ceremony. (KHALID NAJI-ALLAH/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

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Worshippers' welcome: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in all its grandeur (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

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A woman kneels in prayer at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., is decorated for the Christmas season. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

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Volunteers Brianna Melendez, 13 (L) and sister Noelia, 10, help decorate one of the lower chapels at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., in preparation for Christmas. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

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Volunteers help decorate The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., in preparation for Christmas. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)