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A Mass was held at Fenway Park Saturday to launch Boston College's three-semester celebration of its 150th anniversary.
Boston College President William P. Leahy celebrated the special Saturday Mass.
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, left, spoke at the Mass.
About 20,000 Boston College and Boston College High School students and alumni attended the Mass.
Boston College has survived two wartime enrollment crises and a near-bankruptcy in its 150 years.
More than 34,000 students applied to be undergraduates in 2011.
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