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Our 2016 Tuitio Fidei Honoree, the Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore.

Archbishop William Edward Lori was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1951.

Following studies at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminar in Emmitsburg, Maryland, he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington by William Cardinal Baum in May 6, 1977. He would later serve as Secretary to James Cardinal Hickey as well as Chancellor, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General.

The Most Reverend William Edward Lori, S.T.D., was installed as the Sixteenth Archbishop of Baltimore on May 16, 2012.

In 1995 Archbishop Lori was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, a position he held until 2001, when he was appointed Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In recognition of his role as an emergency leader on the Church’s response to the sexual misconduct crisis Archbishop Lori was appointed to the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse and was instrumental in drafting the landmark Chapter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

On September 29, 2011, Archbishop Lori was appointed Chair of the newly formed Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty to address growing concerns over the erosion of freedom of religion in America.

The Most Reverend William Edward Lori, S.T.D., was installed as the Sixteenth Archbishop of Baltimore on May 16, 2012.