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Bios: 2 Americans Named Cardinals

February 22, 2006

NAME _ William Joseph Levada

AGE _ 69; June 15, 1936; Long Beach, Calif.

OCCUPATION _ Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

EDUCATION _ Seminary education, Los Angeles Archdiocese; doctorate in theology, Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University.

CAREER _ Ordained priest, 1961; parish priest, high school teacher, college chaplain and seminary teacher in the Los Angeles Archdiocese; staff member of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and part-time theology teacher at the Gregorian University, 1976-82; executive director, California Catholic Conference, 1982-84; auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, 1983-86; chancellor of archdiocese, 1986; archbishop of Portland, Ore., 1986-95; archbishop of San Francisco, 1995-2005; Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 2005.

NAME _ Sean Patrick O’Malley.

AGE _ 61, June 29, 1944; Lakewood, Ohio.

OCCUPATION _ Archbishop of Boston.

EDUCATION _ St. Fidelis Seminary, Herman, Pa.; Capuchin College, Washington, D.C.; doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese literature, The Catholic University of America.

CAREER _ Priest in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin since 1970; taught at Catholic University; vicar for Spanish speaking community and executive director of social ministry with Archdiocese of Washington; bishop of St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands, starting 1985; bishop of Fall River, Mass., starting 1992; bishop of Palm Beach, Fla., 2002-2003; installed as archbishop of Boston in 2003.


Sources: Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archdiocese of Boston

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