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Cardinal O’Malley cites conclave in call for change

Reorganization vital, cardinal says

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley told priests Tuesday that the Roman Catholic church’s next great challenge in Boston will demand the same spiritual intensity as the conclave that chose Pope Francis earlier this month.

Reorganizing the arch­diocese into clusters of parishes — a daunting undertaking that the archdiocese hopes will eventually strengthen parishes and bring more people back to church — should not be merely about strategy or technique, the archbishop of Boston said.

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