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Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap.

His Eminence, Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., was born in Lakewood, Ohio, June 29, 1944.

The Catholic University of America
Master’s Degree in Religious Education
Doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese Literature

Professed in the Capuchin Order on July 14, 1965 and ordained a priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin on August 29, 1970.

Director of Centro Catholic 1970-1984, Washington, DC.

Ordained Coadjutor Bishop of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1984. He became the diocesan bishop of the Caribbean diocese in 1985.

Installed as the sixth bishop of Fall River, Massachusetts on August 11, 1992.

Installed as the fourth bishop of Palm Beach on October 19, 2002.

Installed as the sixth Archbishop of Boston on July 30, 2003.

Created Cardinal on March 24, 2006.

The Holy Father has appointed Cardinal Seán as a member of the Congregation for the Clergy and as a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Cardinal Seán is an active member of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. He was elected to serve as Chairman of their Committee on Consecrated Life. Currently he is a member of the Committee on Shrines, the Committee on Marriage and Family Life, the Committee on Migration and the Commission on Religious Life and Ministry. Cardinal Seán has served as Chairman of the Committee on Missions, a member of the Committee on Hispanic Affairs and the Church in Latin America, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Department of Social Development and World Peace.

Cardinal Seán presently serves on the Board of the Catholic University of America. He has served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Relief Services and the Association for the Development of the Catholic University of Portugal.

In 1998 the Holy Father appointed Cardinal Seán to the Special Assembly for Oceania of the Synod of Bishops. He served as Apostolic Visitator for seminaries in Central America and the Caribbean.