Catholics in Washington D.C.

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The Catholic community of Washington, DC, has grown and changed dramatically since 1939, when Pope Pius XII separated the city from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Catholics in Washington, DC preserves the passion and devotion of Catholics who had Godly visions of making new religious institutions, shrines, schools, hospitals, and churches while continuing to build on their faith. This collection of photographs does more than just highlight the achievements of famous Catholics, such as Archbishop Michael Curley of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Pres. John Kennedy, and Pope Francis; it illustrates the superb efforts of priests, nuns, missionaries, laypersons, and political figures who have come together with great pride to grow the Catholic Church in the nation's capital.
ISBN: 9781467120807
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: District of Columbia
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Christina Cox is the founder of the National Museum of Catholic Art and Library. On May 18, 1992, she met Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and received His Holiness's personal blessing to build the first National Catholic Museum in the United States. She collects religious artworks, books, documents, and artifacts relating to the history of Catholicism.
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