Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory, Baltimore’s Edwin Frederick O’Brien Appointed Cardinal

Ireland's Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Ireland's Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Ireland's Edwin Frederick O'Brien, who will be named cardinal the day after, leaves after a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and other cardinals on February 17, 2012 at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI puts his stamp of authority the day after on the institution that will elect his successor with the naming of 22 new cardinals in a tense climate in the Vatican administration. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory
Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: New cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L), Archbishop of Baltimora receives 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, who will be responsible for choosing his successor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
US Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L) receives his biretta hat
US Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L) receives his biretta hat
US Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L) receives his biretta's hat from Pope Benedict XVI as he is appointed cardinal during the Consistory on February 18, 2012 at St Peter's basilica at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI will put his stamp of authority on the institution that will elect his successor as he appoints 22 new cardinals in a tense climate in the Vatican administration. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory
Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: New cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L), Archbishop of Baltimora receives 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, who will be responsible for choosing his successor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory
Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: New cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (C) archbishop of Baltimora receives 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, who will be responsible for choosing his successor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
US cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien receives official papers
US cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien receives official papers
US cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien receives official papers as he is appointed cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI during the Consistory on February 18, 2012 at St Peter's basilica at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI will put his stamp of authority on the institution that will elect his successor as he appoints 22 new cardinals in a tense climate in the Vatican administration. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Newly-appointed Cardinal US Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Newly-appointed Cardinal US Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Newly-appointed Cardinal US Edwin Frederick O'Brien greets visitors during the traditionnal courtesy visit after the consistory at the Vatican on February 18, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday put his stamp of authority on the body that will elect his successor as he appointed 22 new cardinals at a time of roiling tensions in the Vatican administration. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Newly-appointed Cardinal US Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Newly-appointed Cardinal US Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Newly-appointed Cardinal US Edwin Frederick O'Brien greets visitors during the traditionnal courtesy visit after the consistory at the Vatican on February 18, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday put his stamp of authority on the body that will elect his successor as he appointed 22 new cardinals at a time of roiling tensions in the Vatican administration. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Newly appointed cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore, poses during the courtesy visits at the Paul VI Hall on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Newly appointed cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L), Archbishop of Baltimore, receives congratulations from his diocesan during the courtesy visits at the at the Paul VI Hall on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Newly appointed cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore, poses for a photo during the courtesy visits at the at the Paul VI Hall on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Newly appointed cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L), Archbishop of Baltimore, receives congratulations from Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco during the courtesy visits at the Paul VI Hall on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Newly appointed cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L), Archbishop of Baltimore, receives congratulations from Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco during the courtesy visits at the Paul VI Hall on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
Newly Appointed Cardinals Pay Courtesy Visit
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Newly appointed cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien (L), Archbishop of Baltimore, receives congratulations from Father Georg Ganswein the personal secretary of Pope, during the courtesy visits at the Paul VI Hall on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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