Archbishop Wuerl to Give Talk on Visit of Pope Benedict XVI

April 23, 2008

What was Pope Benedict’s message to the people to the United States and what impact will his recent visit have? Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, who was host to Pope Benedict XVI on his historic visit to Washington, DC, will reflect on his experiences and the Holy Father’s message:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Jesus the Good Shepherd
1601 West Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD

Pope Benedict XVI was in Washington between April 15 and 18 on his first visit as pontiff to the United States. Greeted by enthusiastic crowds wherever he went, the Pope met with President Bush at the White House, celebrated Mass for approximately 47,000 people, met with the bishops of the United States and with interfaith leaders, and addressed Catholic educators from around the nation. He also traveled several times via popemobile and celebrated his 81st birthday while in Washington. On April 18, he traveled to New York City for events including an address to the United Nations, Mass at Yankee Stadium and a visit to Ground Zero, then returned to the Vatican on April 20. More information on his visit to Washington is available online at

Susan Gibbs
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