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Lawyers Help Out at Papal Mass

As Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass today in Washington, D.C., before a throng of faithful estimated to number at least 45,000, more than 90 lawyers and judges were there to help out. As W.J. Hennigan reports at The BLT, the lawyers and judges served as ushers, helping to direct, greet and seat those who came to Nationals Park to hear the Pope. They were there under the auspices of the John Carroll Society, a Roman Catholic charitable organization whose members come mostly from the legal and business communities.

"A papal Mass in the United States is a rare occurrence, and opportunities to serve as an usher are even rarer," Paul G. Scolese, parliamentarian for the Carroll Society and a policy adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, told The BLT. The volunteers were walked through a rehearsal on Tuesday, Scolese said, adding, "They certainly need a lot of volunteers in this big effort."

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on April 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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