Cardinal Sean O’Malley
The long-awaited conclave to elect the next pope will begin next Tuesday, the Vatican announced Friday.
There are still a few cardinals missing at the Vatican and until they arrive, the conclave to elect a new pope can’t begin.
Despite the buzz surrounding him the last two weeks, Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley says he’s a “very dark horse” in the race to become the next pope.
Theology class turned in to a history lesson for sophomores at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton as they watched the pope they knew, and their church, walk in to the unknown.
When reporters asked Cardinal O’Malley if the resignation of Benedict XVI would affect who they choose next, O’Malley said “it’s a whole new ballgame now.”
Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley is now at the Vatican to prepare for the election of the next pope.
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.
So what is a conclave and what happens there?
Here is a timeline of the career of Sean Cardinal O’Malley.
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.