Seán Patrick O'Malley

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Seán Patrick O'Malley

Archbishop of Boston
Cardinal O'Malley in 2017
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
AppointedJuly 1, 2003
InstalledJuly 30, 2003
PredecessorBernard Francis Law
Other postsCardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria
Member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers
President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
OrdinationAugust 29, 1970
by John Bernard McDowell
ConsecrationAugust 2, 1984
by Edward John Harper, James Aloysius Hickey, and Eugene Antonio Marino
Created cardinalMarch 24, 2006
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth namePatrick O'Malley
Born (1944-06-29) June 29, 1944 (age 79)
Lakewood, Ohio, US
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Alma materCatholic University of America
MottoQuodcumque dixerit facite ("Do whatever he says")

Seán Patrick O'Malley OFM Cap GCIH (born June 29, 1944) is an American cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the Archbishop of Boston. He became a cardinal in 2006.

When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he was seen as a possible replacement.[1] On April 13, 2013, Pope Francis appointed O'Malley as one of eight cardinals of the Council of Cardinal Advisers.[2]

He was President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.[3] On January 14, 2017, Francis appointed O'Malley to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.[4]

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  1. Smith-Spark, Laura; Greene, Richard Allen; Rivers, Dan (12 March 2013). "No winner in first vote to elect new pope". CNN.
  2. Pope Francis Forms 8-Cardinal Advisory Board to Reform Catholic Church Anugrah Kumar. The Christian Post. April 14, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2015
  3. "Members". Archived from the original on 2020-08-07. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  4. O'Connell, Gerard (14 January 2017). "Pope Appoints Cardinal O'Malley as Member of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith". Retrieved 14 January 2017.