More news, fun extras and links to Wuerl’s elevation to cardinal

By William Wan Can’t get enough of the Washington Archdiocese’ Donald W. Wuerl, as he and 23 other bishops were … Continued

By William Wan

Can’t get enough of the Washington Archdiocese’ Donald W. Wuerl, as he and 23 other bishops were elevated to cardinal status today by the Pope?

Not to worry, we’ve rounded up an assortment of news, video, and behind-the-scene looks at the pomp, people and even vestment fashions surrounding the ceremony this Saturday.

We start off with a great big picture look at the event in Rome today by WashPost’s special correspondent Sarah Delaney.

Here is AP’s take and some in-depth interpretation in the Catholic News Service‘s version with some detail on the Pope’s message to the 24 new cardinals.

Ann Rodgers — from Wuerl’s longtime home Pittsburgh — has the dish on the vestments Wuerl will now wear as a cardinal.

WashPost colleague Michelle Boorstein’s funny and fascinating take on the entourage that flew over to watch Wuerl’s elevation.

And you also can catch a bit of the ceremony:

For those twitterers out there, we’ve also put together a twitter map of Wuerl related tweets this weekend.


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  • wts1574

    Donald W. Wuerl and pope bendict have a special relationship. Could it be they share molestation memories ? Hey never know .

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