Boston cardinal celebrates Galway jubilee

Over 1,500 gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, with a Mass celebrated Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley followed in the footsteps of his Boston predecessor, Cardinal Richard Cushing, who dedicated the cathedral in 1965. 

In his homily Cardinal O’Malley said “in Boston, we are very proud of our Irish heritage” and that it was “a joy and privilege for me as Archbishop of Boston to be here today to mark the 50th anniversary of the solemn dedication of this magnificent temple which betokens the presence of God in the midst of the city”.