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Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:

Bernard Law in Boston
New archbishop Made a cardinal A powerful figure Tradition, change Shadow of abuse

April 25, 1985
Law is selected by Vatican as new cardinal
Appointment reflects pope's efforts to shape Catholic church
Many praise Law's work for justice, harmony

April 26
Personality expands role of Archbishop Law

May 21
Busy day over, Archbishop Law off to Rome for elevation

May 22
Archbishop Law arrives in Rome for ceremonies

May 25
Archbishop and pilgrims share an occasion of joy

May 26
Bernard Law receives red hat of cardinal
St. Peter's Square sparkles with pageantry
Office of cardinal has changed over the years

May 27
Family, friends, join Bostonians to fete new cardinal
A ring ceremony at the Vatican

May 28
First sermon as cardinal treats Jewish-Christian ties, abortion
Cardinal Law, Boston music highlight papal audience

July 1
Of the cardinal as leader


 Elevation to cardinal 
In April 1985, Law became the fourth Boston archbishop in the 20th century to be named a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He traveled to Rome in May for the elevation ceremony.


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