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.
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.
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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.
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A group of Roman Catholics asked Pope Benedict XVI to reverse the decision by the Boston Archdiocese to close their churches, which sparked a six-year fight and several round-the-clock parishioner vigils.
WBZ morning producer Jon MacLean talks with Professor Tony Lane of the London School of Theology about Pope Benedict’s four-day visit to Great Britain.