Papal Furnishings Announcement

The winners of the design contest for the altar furnishings to be used by Pope Francis at his outdoor Mass on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C., were announced at a June 2 press conference at the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. Randall Ott, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, moderated the event, which included remarks by John Garvey, President of Catholic University; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and University Chancellor; Bishop Barry Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington; contest winners Matthew Hoffman and Ariadne Cerritelli; and Monsignor Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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