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Bishop Sean O’Malley
Leads Flock in Boston

Bishop Sean O'Malley.

By Irish America Staff
October / November 2003

Bishop Sean O’Malley blesses a crowd with holy water at his installation ceremony in Boston. O’Malley apologized for the archdiocese’s “inability and unwillingness to deal with the crime of sexual abuse of minors.” He replaces Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned in December amid the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Meanwhile, the Archdiocese has paid out $21.2 million in legal settlements since 1994. ♦

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