From Rome, O’Malley emerges with a new aura Brush with fame could lead to greater roles, responsibilities in church ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joe Tabacca Mario Parades, left, presented a tribute award to then-Bishop O'Malley in 1990 in New York City. Matt Black/The Boston Globe O'Malley spoke during a service for his 1992 installation as the bishop of the Fall River diocese. JENNIFER PODIS/Associated Press Sean O'Malley spoke during a 2002 news conference after he was introduced as the new bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach. Cydney Scott/Palm Beach Post Bishop Sean O'Malley placed ash on the heads of Delma Ajchicu, left, and Limvano Ajchicu, 8, during a 2003 service at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Archbishop Sean O'Malley blessed the Boston Fire Department fireboat in South Boston. Tom Herde/Globe staff Archbishop Sean O'Malley toured the remains of Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth after it burned down in 2005. Tom Herde/Globe staff O'Malley kissed the cross that had adorned the steeple at the destroyed church. Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff At the Cathedral of The Holy Cross in Boston, Aidan Dowling, 3, of Roslindale greeted Archbishop Sean O'Malley after a 2006 St. Patrick's Day Mass. David L. Ryan/Globe staff Archbishop Sean O'Malley was made cardinal in 2006. He embraced Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. Barry Chin/Globe staff Boston College President William P. Leahy and Cardinal O'Malley greeted attendees of a 2012 Mass at Fenway Park. Bill Greene/Globe staff Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley tweeted from a laptop in Braintree following a November 2012 Mass. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Cardinal Sean O'Malley visited the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston to help serve lunch on Christmas Eve 2012. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images Cardinal O'Malley attended Mass in Rome before the beginning of the conclave to elect the next pope.