Cardinal Sean O’Malley to get honorary Notre Dame degree

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and dancer Judith Jamison are among seven people who will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Notre Dame at its May commencement.

O’Malley last year was appointed last year by Pope Francis to a council of eight cardinals charged with assisting him with the governance of the Catholic Church. Jamison is an American dance icon.

Others receiving honorary degrees are former Amoco vice president W. Douglas Ford; the Rev. Ray Hammond, chairman of an anti-crime collaborative in Boston; Evelyn Hu, a pioneer in the field of nanoscale electronic and photonic devices; and University of Iowa President Sally Mason.

The university previously announced Christopher Patten, chancellor of the University of Oxford, will be commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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