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Cardinal joins in inaugural prayer service

Posted: 1/12/2007

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AP Photo/Janet Knott, Pool

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley recites ‘‘A Prayer’’ by President Abraham Lincoln, at Boston’s Old South Meeting House during a morning interfaith service before the inauguration of Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray Jan. 4. Later in the afternoon, Patrick was sworn in as the fi rst black governor of Massachusetts and only the second elected black governor in U.S. history.