Cardinal Seán O’MALLEY
Archbishop of Boston, President of the Commission, member of the Council of Cardinals that advises Pope Francis.
Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., was professed as a Capuchin Franciscan in 1965 and ordained a priest in 1970. He earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese literature from The Catholic University of America, where he taught from 1969 to 1973.
Cardinal O’Malley founded Centro Catolico Hispano (Hispanic Catholic Center), an organization that assists immigrants. He was named bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1985, of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., in 1992, of Palm Beach, Fla. in 2002 and Archbishop of Boston in 2003. He was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in March, 2006.
Cardinal O’Malley serves on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for Pro-Life Activities, the Subcommittee for the Church in Africa and the Subcommittee for the Church in Latin America. Also, Cardinal O’Malley is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. In 2010, Pope Benedict appointed Cardinal O’Malley as Apostolic Visitator for the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Pope Francis appointed Cardinal O’Malley to the Council of Cardinals in 2013, nominated him
President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in 2014, and nominated him Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2017. Cardinal O’Malley was elected Chairman of the Papal Foundation in 2018.
Since early 2017, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has been organizing a regional meeting for the churches in Central and Eastern Europe. Led by the efforts of Professor Hannah Suchocka it will be held in Warsaw in September. Here she recounts...
The President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has welcomed the Holy Father’s recent amendments to the Code of Canon Law. On June 1st Pope Francis promulgated the apostolic constitution Pascite gregem Dei, “Shepherd God's flock.”...
The Vatican Secretary of State sent a message during the meeting promoted by our Safeguarding Partner Telefono Azzurro that focused on the theme “Dignity of children and adolescents at the time of Covid”. The Cardinal stressed the need for “a more incisive approach in the education of our younger generations.”
“Governments, the non-profit sector, institutions, academia and civil society should join efforts and commit to protecting the dignity of children and adolescents worldwide.”
XV Plenary Assembly addresses the realities, challenges, and directions for the Commission, Safeguarding, and the Church
The XV ordinary Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors took place in Rome and online from April 19-22, 2021.
Teresa Kettelkamp on the event: “Each one has a history, a problem, a moment in life when they were violated. It is necessary to give identity, to know the name, to listen, more than to talk.”
TutelaMinorum President Cardinal Sean O’ Malley will give the key note address this Thursday in a church leadership Safeguarding formation seminar for the Brazilian Bishop’s Conference. The three day seminar, entitled “Healing Wounds” preceedes the annual assembly of the Bishops Conference, the largest episcopal conference in the Church.
The Vatican teams up with Harvard University to host a virtual Symposium on preventing and healing child sexual abuse, an event which grew out of a bird’s nest presented to Pope Francis, according to Jennifer Wortham.
TutelaMinorum PRESIDENT Cardinal O’Malley, OPENS HArvard’s Interfaith SYmposium On Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
“We all have a moral and legal obligation to as best possible provide protection and care for the people we serve, especially minors young people, vulnerable adults, in all religious, civic and social groups. And the people we serve rightfully expect that protection.”
“It takes a conversation of mutual regard in relative safety to really confront the depth of the evil of child sexual abuse,” - Teresa Pitt Green. The Spirit Fire Survivors Fellowship is taking its ministry of healing global in an effort to promote the creation of...