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Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Cardinal Sean O'Malley on a flight to Rome on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley At Vatican As Conclave Preparations Begin

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley is now at the Vatican to prepare for the election of the next pope.


Cardinal Sean O'Malley visits the Pine Street Inn on Christmas Eve. (credit: Carl Stevens/CBS)

Who Is Sean Cardinal O’Malley?

O’Malley, 68, is best known as a reformer in the American Catholic Church when it comes to repairing the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandals.


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)

What Is The Conclave?

So what is a conclave and what happens there?


Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass at The Chapel Pastoral Center February 22, 2013 in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Sean Cardinal O’Malley Biography

Here is a timeline of the career of Sean Cardinal O’Malley.


Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass.

Cardinal O’Malley Talks Of Pope Speculation During Mass Celebration

For the first time since his name surfaced as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sean O’Malley spoke about the role of the Holy Father and the process to replace the Pope.


Cardinal Sean O'Malley with Pope Benedict XVI, March 24, 2006. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley On Short List Of Pope Candidates?

Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s name has surfaced at the Vatican as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who is retiring at the end of this month.