BALTIMORE (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore as the grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Archbishop O’Brien will move to the headquarters of the order in Rome, where he will be elevated to the rank of cardinal.
“It has been a singular privilege to serve as archbishop of Baltimore,” said Archbishop O’Brien at a media conference in Baltimore Aug. 29. “It is with a heavy heart that I will be departing. … I pray that I will carry out the will of God and that of (the Pope) in preserving the faith in the Holy Land.”
Archbishop O’Brien’s new post means that he will leave for Rome immediately, leaving his...READ MORE