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Pope Benedict XVI greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington yesterday. Also pictured are Cardinal-designate Edwin O'Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, left, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the US Archdiocese for the Military Services. Photo: CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano

Pope tells bishops that Church in America should render “public moral witness” on crucial social issues