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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (second from left) speaks with Poland's Ambassador to the U.S., Ryszard Schnepf (right); conductor Gilbert Levine (second from right) and Georgetown University's Board of Directors Chairman Paul Tagliabue on Thursday after they announced a concert to celebrate the sainthood of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in Washington in May (andrew harnik/the Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, right, listens as ÒThe PopeÕs Maestro,Ó Sir Gilbert Levine, left, gives remarks as they announce an upcoming special musical event ÒPeace through Music ÔIn Our AgeÕ- A Celebration of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II in the Spirit of Pope Francis,Ó will take place in Washington, D.C. in May, at a press conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, left, is joined by ÒThe PopeÕs Maestro,Ó Sir Gilbert Levine, right, to announce an upcoming special musical event ÒPeace through Music ÔIn Our AgeÕ- A Celebration of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II in the Spirit of Pope Francis,Ó will take place in Washington, D.C. in May, at a press conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, second from left, speaks with ÒThe PopeÕs Maestro,Ó Sir Gilbert Levine, right, and Ambassador of Poland to the United States Ryszard Schnepf, left, before they announce that an upcoming special musical event ÒPeace through Music ÔIn Our AgeÕ- A Celebration of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II in the Spirit of Pope Francis,Ó will take place in Washington, D.C. in May, at a press conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, second from left, speaks with ÒThe PopeÕs Maestro,Ó Sir Gilbert Levine, right, and Ambassador of Poland to the United States Ryszard Schnepf, left, before they announce that an upcoming special musical event ÒPeace through Music ÔIn Our AgeÕ- A Celebration of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II in the Spirit of Pope Francis,Ó will take place in Washington, D.C. in May, at a press conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A congregation of 4,000 fill the main church as Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A church attendant closes her eyes during a prayer as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl departs after leading a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl sings along with a choir as meals are given out to church attendees following Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl departs after leading a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Pat Beronio of Martinsville, NJ. looks up at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Church attendees get a look at a Christmas manger scene before Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, right, begins the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A congregation of 4,000 fill the main church as Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl begins the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The shadow of Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl can be seen as he joins a processional for the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A processional makes its way to the main altar as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chidubem Nwabineli, 6, of Bowie, Md., right, checks out the reindeer antlers his sister, Chinemelum, 8, wears as they wait for Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to lead a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Jasmine Garcia, 6, of Bladensburg, Md., plays with a santa hat as she and other church goers wait for Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to lead a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day . (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A processional begins as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl leads a congregation of 4,000 in Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)