April 06, 2005

Boston archbishop to attend pope's funeral in Rome

Boston Herald

By Associated Press
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - Updated: 02:35 PM EST

BOSTON - Archbishop Sean O'Malley is heading to Rome this afternoon, where he'll join other Catholic leaders and world dignitaries for the funeral of Pope John Paul.

O'Malley was appointed by the pope in July 2003 to succeed Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned amid the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese.

Ironically, it will be Law, and not O'Malley, who will have a hand in choosing John Paul's successor. O'Malley was not elevated to cardinal before the pontiff's death, though it is widely believed that he will be elevated sometime in the future.

Posted by kshaw at April 6, 2005 02:34 PM