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Baltimore Catholics celebrate 225th anniversary of nation's oldest archdiocese
Baltimore Catholics celebrate 225th anniversary of nation's oldest archdiocese

Two thousand Roman Catholics converged on Baltimore Sunday for a special All Souls' Day Mass celebrating the 225th anniversary of the archdiocese where American Catholicism was born. The service brought formal written congratulations from Pope Francis, more than 100 Knights of Columbus in their formal tuxedos and capes, and dozens of people singing and dancing to hymns in a circle on the lawn in front of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in North Baltimore. Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, who led the Mass, pointed out in his homily that All Souls' Day is "not usually a day to break out the champagne," as it's dedicated to remembering the dead. But he gave a...

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