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Who Has Pope Francis’ Ear on Bishop Selection?

Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl Is a Power Player under Pope Francis

“With his unassuming and reserved style, (Washington Archbishop Donald) Wuerl is not a well-known figure to the region’s growing number of Catholics, many of whom probably don’t realize that their leader is one of the world’s most influential bishops … Pope Francis in December further solidified Wuerl’s stature by picking him as the only new American on the powerful, 30-member Vatican body that selects bishops.”

By Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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