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Archbishop Edwin O’Brien


His Excellency Edwin Frederick O’Brien is the 15th Archbishop of Baltimore. On July 12, 2007, his appointment as Archbishop of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI was announced, and was formally installed as 15th Ordinary of the nation’s oldest See on October 1 in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

On August 29, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop O’Brien Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, pending the installation of his successor. On January 6, 2012, the Holy Father named Archbishop O’Brien to the College of Cardinals.

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