Pope Benedict XVI
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The pontiff offered encouragement, not ultimatums on "minimal Catholicity."
The Pope opposes liberalizing the rules, but most Catholics disagree.
Every president in the past half century has met with a pope, starting with Eisenhower.
The pope has offended some followers of other faiths but may be mending fences.
Speaking to bishops, the pontiff makes a strong defense of faith in a secular world.
Thousands gather on White House lawn and Washington streets to wish pope a happy birthday.
The Vatican and the White House have disagreed over the war.
Catholic senators and representatives to participate in Pope's visit.
Vatican Radio gave the pope an iPod nano in 2006 when the radio station celebrated its 75th birthday.
President Bush will be at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington this afternoon to personally welcome Pope Benedict XVI on his papal visit to the United States.