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Mario Parades, left, presented a tribute award to then-Bishop O'Malley in 1990 in New York City.
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O'Malley spoke during a service for his 1992 installation as the bishop of the Fall River diocese.
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Sean O'Malley spoke during a 2002 news conference after he was introduced as the new bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach.
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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.
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Archbishop Sean O'Malley blessed the Boston Fire Department fireboat in South Boston.
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Archbishop Sean O'Malley toured the remains of Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth after it burned down in 2005.
O'Malley kissed the cross that had adorned the steeple at the destroyed church.
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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.
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Archbishop Sean O'Malley was made cardinal in 2006. He embraced Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.
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Boston College President William P. Leahy and Cardinal O'Malley greeted attendees of a 2012 Mass at Fenway Park.
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Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley tweeted from a laptop in Braintree following a November 2012 Mass.
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Cardinal Sean O'Malley visited the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston to help serve lunch on Christmas Eve 2012.
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Cardinal O'Malley attended Mass in Rome before the beginning of the conclave to elect the next pope.
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