At a Nov. 14 Mass, Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl conferred papal honors upon members of the Papal Visit Planning Committee, including then-Msgr. Barry Knestout, the co-chair of the committee, who received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross for service to the Church and to the pope. Six days later, Msgr. Knestout was named as a new auxiliary bishop of Washington by Pope Benedict XVI.
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