Kevin Hurley submitted this photo, taken by Father Eric Nielsen on June 19, 2010, after the Rome Experience seminarians and faculty met with Fr. Steven Lopes at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Prefect of the CDF is Archbishop William Levada, appointed in 2005 to succeeed Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger — now the Holy Father — who held the position until he was elected pope. As Prefect of the CDF, Levada acts as the principal defender of teachings of the Church.
Father Lopes, the archbishop’s secretary, is holding a white paper in the front row.