BALTIMORE — Pope Benedict XVI today named Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., the 16th archbishop of Baltimore.
The Baltimore Archdiocese’s new archbishop will be installed May 16 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. He succeeds Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, who has led the faithful in Baltimore since 2007 and was appointed grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem in August 2011.
Over the past six months, Archbishop-designate Lori, 60, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, has emerged as an energetic, high-profile leader in the U.S. bishops’ fight to overturn the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. His new...READ MORE