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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has tapped Baltimore’s archbishop to take over leadership of the ancient Catholic order that works to protect the rights of Christians in the Holy Land.

The Vatican said Monday that Monsignor Edwin O’Brien will replace retiring U.S. Cardinal John Foley as grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

The job has previously carried with it the rank of cardinal, meaning 72-year-old O’Brien might get a red hat when the pope next appoints cardinals. A replacement for O’Brien in Baltimore wasn’t announced.

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