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Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Cardinal Sean O’Malley meets with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio at his residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 2010 as part of a visit to South America. (Credit: Pilot photo from CardinalSeansBlog.org)

New Pope Shares Similarities With Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley

The new Pope shares some similarities to Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

03/13/2013

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley at Mass at The Vatican Tuesday morning. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Jay Borselle)

Black Smoke, No Pope Yet As Cardinals Begin Voting At Vatican

The first vote was held around 2:40 p.m. Boston time and black smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney at the Vatican, signalling no pope has been chosen yet.

03/12/2013

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley at St. Peter's Basilica on March 6, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cardinal O’Malley

Cardinal O’Malley has been serving parts of Massachusetts since 1992, when, as Bishop, he was chosen to lead the Diocese of Fall River. He has been serving Boston for about a decade. But here are five things you may not have known about him.

03/12/2013

David Clohessy of SNAP

Sex Abuse Victims’ Group Says Cardinal O’Malley Has Not Done Enough

While Cardinal Sean is often applauded as a reformer after the sexual abuse crisis in Boston, SNAP put him on its “dirty dozen” list of possible popes, accusing him of withholding the names of some abusive priests.

03/11/2013

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass March 11, 2013 for the seminarians at the North American College in Rome (Photo courtesy: The Pilot/ George Martell)

Papal Conclave: Cardinal Sean O’Malley Still Among Front-Runners

Vatican officials say it is possible the cardinals may decide not to vote Tuesday, but if they do, it would be late in the day.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrating Sunday Mass. (Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Makes Last Public Appearance Before Conclave

If Roman waiters and cab drivers are any indication, Cardinal Sean has the popular vote.

03/10/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley enters church Sunday to say Mass.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley Celebrates Mass Sunday Morning

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated Mass at his Titular Church Santa Maria Della Vittoria Sunday morning.

03/10/2013

A WBZ-TV video camera takes aim at the crowds outside St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Speculation Rampant Among Media

In the absence of information, there is rampant speculation. One Italian newspaper polled its writers — asking them to guess which Cardinals are now the leading candidates to become the next pope.

03/09/2013

St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: Americans Have Already Made History

As long a shot as it may be, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Dolan from New York are mentioned as possible choices to be the next pope.

03/08/2013

White smoke vents up from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals had elected a new leader after a conclave lasting little more than 24 hours, April 19, 2005 at Vatican City. (Photo credit THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Conclave To Elect New Pope Begins March 12

The long-awaited conclave to elect the next pope will begin next Tuesday, the Vatican announced Friday.

03/08/2013

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