O'Malley to Advise New Pope on Vatican Reform

By Jordan Graham
Boston Herald
April 13, 2013

Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley has been chosen for a Vatican advisory group to counsel Pope Francis on reforming the Catholic Church's bureaucracy.

The leader of the Boston archdiocese will join cardinals from countries including Chile, India, Australia and the Congo.

The Vatican said the idea for the advisory group came from discussions that took place during pre-conclave meetings, and its first meeting will be in the beginning of October.

The move is the first major announcement by the new pope since white smoke rose over the Basilica in Rome a month ago.

O'Malley was rumored to be on the short list for pope himself, and he has spoken highly of Francis, who he has said shares his passion for defending the weakest and most vulnerable.


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