On Jan. 28, the winning architectural design for the papal altar, chair and pulpit for Pope Benedict XVI's Mass in Washington, D.C., was unveiled at CUA in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington. The announcement was covered by FOX 5 News and a Chronicle of Higher Education architecture blog on Jan. 28. The Washington Post , Associated Press , Catholic News Service , Zenit news agency , the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance , the Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) and WJLA-TV also covered the announcement on Jan. 29. The Catholic Standard and El Pregonero newspapers (Washington, D.C) also covered the announcement for future issues. See the link to video from Fox 5 below.
Students Design Papal Stage

From: Fox 5 News Date: January 28, 2008Pope Benedict XVI is visiting DC this spring and the highlight of his trip for many will be the Mass at the Nationals Ballpark. But how do you make a stadium into a sacred site? To get ready for the Pope's visit from April 15-18, local architecture students are designing the special stage. Fox 5's Melanie Alnwick shows us the winning design.To view the video, click http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5611670&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1