PHOTO: A different kind of cardinal in your backyard

He's got the ear of Pope Francis in Rome, but Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley still has to get his hands dirty back home.

Cardinal Seán O'Malley helps out with the weed-whacking on the grounds of St. Mary of the Angels in Roxbury Monday morning as members of the Pastoral Center volunteer to refresh the grounds of several Boston area churches. Photo courtesy of George Martell/Archdiocese of Boston

Cardinal Seán O’Malley helps out with the weed-whacking on the grounds of St. Mary of the Angels in Roxbury Monday morning as members of the Pastoral Center volunteer to refresh the grounds of several Boston area churches. The statue is of St. Francis of Assisi — the patron saint of the environment and the founder of O’Malley’s Franciscan order. Photo courtesy of George Martell/Archdiocese of Boston