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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, blesses the relic of St. John Paul II (relic not pictured) during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, carries the relic of St. John Paul in a procession from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to Saint John Paul II National Shrine after he conducted the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Shrine on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, at the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offers a parishioner Holy Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, prepares for Holy Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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The relic of St. John Paul II sits near the main alter as Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, prepares for Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, prepares for Holy Communion during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offer remarks during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offer remarks during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, offer remarks during the National Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast on Sunday, May 11. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Halle Berry, left, and daughter Nahla Aubry attend Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get The Sillies Out! 50+ city tour kick-off performance on Thanksgiving weekend at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday Nov. 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for GabbaCaDabra, LLC./AP Images)

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President and Mrs. Clinton and their daughter Chelsea look over their Thanksgiving Day turkey Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995 in a kitchen of the presidential retreat Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/The White House, Sharon Farmer)

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This photo released by The White House shows President Bush talking to U.S. troops from Camp David, Md., Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007. The President phoned members of the Armed Forces, who are stationed overseas, to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and thank them for their service to the Nation. (AP Photo/ The White House, Eric Draper)

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Parishioners offer prayer during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

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A parishioner readies to receive Holy Communion from Father Gregory Gresko, Chaplain of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

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Father Gregory Gresko, Chaplain of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, prepares to break the bread of communion during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

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Parishioners offer praise during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

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A parishioner readies to receive Holy Communion from Father Gregory Gresko, Chaplain of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, during the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 27 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Khalid Naji-Allah Special to The Washington Times

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