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Carpenters prepare furnishings ahead of Pope's visit to Washington

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 00:52

Carpenters create altar and other furnishings for the Pope's visit to Washington in September. Bob Mezan reports.

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Maryland carpenters are busy constructing the furnishings for Pope Francis's Washington, D.C. mass to be held in September. David Cahoon, a deacon for the Archdiocese of Washington, is a professional carpenter. He said that being able to construct the altar for the Pope is the "highest honor." SOUNDBITE: David Cahoon saying (English): "I believe that that's where Jesus comes down and becomes the nucleus and feeds us. And so for me spiritually, it's a fantastic honor for any altar." Pope Francis will visit Washington from September 22-24, where he meet with President Barack Obama before holding Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Carpenters prepare furnishings ahead of Pope's visit to Washington

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 00:52