February 23, 2006

Pope names O'Malley a cardinal

Providence Journal

Journal Religion Writer

From Attleboro to Seekonk to New Bedford, Catholics of the Diocese of Fall River reacted with joyous words yesterday to news that their former brown-robed bishop, Sean Patrick O'Malley, has been chosen by Pope Benedict XVI to join the College of Cardinals.

O'Malley, who was installed as the archbishop of Boston three years ago to bring healing to an archdiocese shaken to its roots by a devastating sexual abuse scandal, is one of only two Americans -- and the only one presently leading a U.S. diocese -- to be among the first group of prelates to be elevated by the new pope.

Posted by kshaw at February 23, 2006 08:20 AM