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Boston Auxiliary Bishops Robert Reed and Mark O'Connell

Bishops Robert Reed and Mark O’Connell were ordained at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Sean P.O'Malley of Boston (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Has America lost its Roman influence?

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The only American bishop currently leading a significant curial office is Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston

Cardinal Timothy Dolan stands with Franciscan University of Steubenville students in Knock (CNS)

The cardinal discussed Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to America during a keynote speech at the Marian shrine

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the Commission for the Protection of Minors (PA)

Members of papal commission met one of Pope Francis’ top cardinal advisers to express concerns over appointment of Bishop Juan Barros

Pope Francis (PA)

The commission will survey protection programmes and work with bishops & religious