Pope Bestows Woolen Mantle of Leadership on Three U.S. Archbishops

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c. 2006 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (June 29) bestowed a woolen mantle, known as a “pallium,” on three recently appointed archbishops from the United States to symbolize their new authority. During a solemn Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, Archbishops Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., George Niederauer of San […]

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