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Pope to visit White House

For the second time in history a Pope will be visiting the White House in Washington D.C., reports CNN.

Pope Benedict XVI will be a guest of President Bush's while on his visit to the U.S. this week. The first, and only other time a Pope was a White House guest was in 1979 when John Paul II visited then President Jimmy Carter.

The White House is expecting large crowds, around 12,000 when the Pope visits on Wednesday. This is a larger crowd than Queen Elizabeth II received on her visit to the White House last Spring.

While on his visit at the White House the Pope will be treated to a large dinner in the East Room.