PHOTOS: Cardinal Wuerl

WASHINGTON — Donald Wuerl has served as the archbishop of Washington since 2006.

See photos of him through the years.

Pittsburgh Bishop Donald Wuerl, named by Pope Benedict XVI to become the next archbishop of Washington, speaks at an introductory press conference at the Archdiocese of Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Wuerl, 65, will succeed Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Washington's archbishop since 2001, who has resigned at age 75 in keeping with church law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Donald Wuerl In this Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, Archbishop Donald Wuerl prays as he celebrates Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In this Sunday, April 24, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, sprinkles Holy Water during Easter Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, of the United States, attends a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix the many problems. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl,of the United States, celebrates a mass in St. Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome, Sunday March 10, 2013. Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the running, and history has yielded plenty of surprises. Yet several names have come up time repeatedly as strong contenders for the job. Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, is among those considered to have a credible shot at the papacy. In background left, is renowned Michelangelo Buonarroti sculpture portraying Moses. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
In 2015, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, spoke at a news conference. On Oct. 12, 2018, the Vatican announced Pope Francis had accepted Wuerl's resignation. (File photo/Susan Walsh)
Pope Francis prays with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, and Msgr W. Ronald Jameson at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel during the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Wednesday, Sept, 23, 2015, in Washington. (Jonathan Newton/Pool via AP)
Pope Francis smiles as he talks with Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, left, as he arrives at St. Patrick's Church in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, following his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill. At left is Domenico Giani, head of pope's security. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington. left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Foundation at the Vatican. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, waves after he and Pope Francis arrived at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Donald Wuerl In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, speaks with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as they leave St. Mathews Cathedral after the Red Mass in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, left, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, right, talk before taking their seats on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, for a state visit hosted by President Barack Obama. for Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, walks along the driveway at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in of Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, where Pope Francis is staying. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, shake hands with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as they leave the church after the Red Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, Oct. 5. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, conducts Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, conducts Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, speaks before Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Washington. A Pennsylvania state grand jury report that was released on Tuesday that accused senior church officials, including Wuerl, of systematically covering up complaints. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
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