Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2012 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Awardee

The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas has chosen His Excellency Edwin Frederick O’Brien as the 2012 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Award recipient.  Archbishop O'Brien is the 15th Archbishop of Baltimore. On July 12, 2007, his appointment as Archbishop of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI was announced, and was formally installed as 15th Ordinary of the nation's oldest See on October 1 in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

On August 29, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop O'Brien Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, pending the installation of his successor.

The award ceremony will be held at the Angelicum sometime in the month of May pending the installation of the Archbishop's successor for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.