the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,
the spot where Pope Francis will canonize Father Junipero Serra at an open-air
Mass in September, Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington was joined by
Monsignor Walter Rossi, the rector of the basilica, and John Garvey, president
of The Catholic University of America to talk to a group of students from
Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning program. The archdiocese, basilica and Catholic University
confirmed this week that the Holy Father would be celebrating Mass at the
basilica during his visit to Washington.