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  Vice President Joe Biden makes the sign of the cross after receiving Communion during a memorial Mass for Vatican diplomat Archbishop Pietro Sambi Sept. 14 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Archbishop Sambi, served as nuncio to the United States from 2006 until his death July 27. In the foreground is New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, left, and Msgr. Walter R. Rossi, rector of the basilica. (CNS/Leslie E. Kossoff)
 
  Vice President Joe Biden makes the sign of the cross after receiving Communion during a memorial Mass for Vatican diplomat Archbishop Pietro Sambi Sept. 14 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Archbishop Sambi, served as nuncio to the United States from 2006 until his death July 27. In the foreground is New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, left, and Msgr. Walter R. Rossi, rector of the basilica. (CNS/Leslie E. Kossoff)