February 22, 2006

Boston's O'Malley named a cardinal


BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley, appointed almost three years ago to bring healing to a Roman Catholic community rocked by the clergy abuse scandal, was elevated Tuesday to cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict named 15 new cardinals on Wednesday, including prelates from Hong Kong and Kroako, Poland, adding his first installment to the elite group of churchmen who will elect his successor.

Benedict read aloud the names during his weekly general audience and said they would be elevated during a ceremony at the Vatican on March 24.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:47 AM