Cardinal’s message of gratitude

“Allow me to take this opportunity to share my gratitude for the many prayerful expressions of support and good wishes following His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI having named me to the College of Cardinals. Whether you were among the more than 500 people who traveled to Rome for the Consistory or you watched the ceremonies from here in the Archdiocese, please know that your prayers were a source of strength at that important time. Your support was a grace and blessing on the day of the elevation and remains so as I strive to fulfill the responsibilities accorded me by the Holy Father. Through my elevation Pope Benedict has affirmed the Archdiocese of Boston. Be assured of my commitment to the good of the people of this local church and our parishes. With the help of God, may this moment bring us closer to one another through our faith in Jesus Christ.”

Archbishop of Boston

April 5, 2006