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Vatican Names Archbishop Dolan as Cardinal

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, former archbishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been named cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

Announced Jan. 6, 2012, Cardinal-designate Dolan is one of 22 bishops who will be elevated to rank of cardinal during an ordinary consistory Feb. 18 in Rome. As a cardinal, Dolan will become one of Pope Benedict’s closest advisors in governance of the universal Church and serve as a papal elector. Cardinal-designate Dolan was archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009.

A consistory is simply a gathering of cardinals. There are two types: ordinary (where the cardinals outside of Rome are not required to attend); and extraordinary: where cardinals from around the world are called together (such as the election of a new pope).


Read official statements from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Sklba and Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying on the announcement of Cardinal-designate Dolan.

To learn more about Cardinal-designate Dolan while he was archbishop of Milwaukee, click here.

To read an official statement from Cardinal-designate Dolan, click here.

To read a statement from Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, vice-president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, click here.

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