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The Washington Post published a story on the building of the furniture to be used at Pope Francis's Mass Sept. 23. The furniture was designed by three CUA students. See below.

‘Where heaven meets earth’: Maryland carpenter builds another papal altar

From: Washington Post
Date: Aug. 8, 2015
Author: Fredrick Kunkle

David Cahoon does what Jesus did, and Jesus’ earthly father before Him.

He’s a carpenter, and like the Christian figure whose life he has sought to emulate, Cahoon embraces the task of transforming mundane pieces of wood into works of religious glory.

His latest project calls for building a semi-permanent altar for Pope Francis’s visit to the United States next month. The altar — whose design was chosen in a competition between 18 teams of Catholic University students — will be used when the pontiff celebrates a large outdoor Mass on Sept. 23 on the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington. Then, the altar will be installed inside the basilica.

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