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Cardinal, Gov.-Elect Baker Visit Boston Homeless

Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley, left, and Gov.-elect Charlie Baker stand together before serving meals at the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston on  Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley, left, and Gov.-elect Charlie Baker stand together before serving meals at the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston on Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The leader of Boston's Roman Catholic church has maintained a holiday tradition of visiting the homeless on Christmas Eve.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley stopped at the Pine Street Inn where he talked with guests and helped serve meals at the city's largest homeless shelter.

O'Malley was joined for a time by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, who takes office on Jan. 8.

The cardinal planned to celebrate Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End neighborhood.

In his annual holiday message, O'Malley said Christmas was "the feast of God's love for us," and said people should share this joy and good news with others.

Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley administers a blessing while serving meals at the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston  Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley administers a blessing while serving meals at the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
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