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Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley is elevated to cardinal yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony at the Vatican.
Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley is elevated to cardinal yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony at the Vatican. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / March 25, 2006

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VATICAN CITY -- Sean Patrick O'Malley, the 61-year-old Capuchin friar handpicked by Pope John Paul II to repair the scandal-wracked Archdiocese of Boston, knelt before Pope Benedict XVI yesterday and received the red hat that signifies his elevation to the highest ranks of the world's largest religious denomination. (Full article: 1412 words)

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