BALTIMORE (WJZ)—This Saturday, Baltimore’s own Archbishop Edwin O’Brien will be elevated to cardinal. All this week, direct from Rome, The Catholic Review is sharing its coverage with WJZ.

Mary Bubala takes a look at how the archbishop is preparing for the holy honor.

Cardinal designate Edwin O’Brien began the day by greeting visitors from Baltimore who’ve traveled to Rome for his elevation to cardinal.

Archbishop O’Brien then celebrated Mass at a church in Rome that has a special connection to Cardinal William Keeler.

It was just last month that Pope Benedict named O’Brien to the College of Cardinals. The ceremony –or consistory –will take place Saturday.

O’Brien will be given the red hat and ring— officially becoming a cardinal. He will then serve in Rome as an advisor to the pope and be eligible to vote in a papal election.

Dozens of parishioners from Baltimore will witness O’Brien’s elevation.

Reporters for The Catholic Review are there sharing the experience with WJZ.

The pilgrims will go from Mass everyday, and then on Saturday they will celebrate the consistory with the pope and all the new cardinals.

If you would like to learn more about the elevation of Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, click here.


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