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Cardinal O’Malley praises Pope Benedict XVI

Ray Flynn calls resignation an act of ‘selflessness’

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley praised Pope Benedict XVI for his courage, faith, and leadership after learning of the pontiff’s plans to resign later this month.

In a statement released by the Archdiocese of Boston, O’Malley said Pope Benedict, “maintained the truth and clarity of the Catholic faith,” improved interfaith dialogue and “reached out to inspire the next generation of Catholics.”

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