BALTIMORE (CBSDC/AP) — More than 100 people from the Archdiocese of Baltimore were in Rome to support the outgoing archbishop of Baltimore as he became a cardinal.

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien was one of 22 Catholic churchmen who received red hats Saturday. O’Brien received the Biretta Cap from Pope Benedict XVI in Saint Peter’s Basilica on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 84 year old Pontiff installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony. The Cardinals are for choosing the Pope’s successor.


O’Brien became archbishop of Baltimore in 2007. In August 2011 he was named grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. His successor in Baltimore has not yet been named.

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