February 19, 2013
(Romereports.com) When it comes to American Cardinals, Timothy Dolan is probably the most popular. He is the Archbishop of New York
and was made a Cardinal by Benedict XVI in February 2012. Now, a year
later, he take part in the Conclave, to elect his Successor.
When he was made a Cardinal he said he didn't see it so much as a promotion, but as a higher calling to serve.
CARD. TIMOTHY DOLAN
Archbishop of New York
has given me some humility. I can't let this go to my head. I can't let
my head get as puffed up as my tummy. I have to remind myself 'I'm a
sinner, I constantly have to improve my life.'”
being a charismatic Cardinal and a big sports fan, the 63 year old is
also the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. As a
child, it's said he would pretend to celebrate Mass.
In 2012, Time Magazine listed him as one of “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
From 2002 to 2009, Dolan was the Archbishop of Milwaukee.
Before that he was the Auxiliary Bishop in St. Louis. He also lived
several years in Italy. From 1994 to 2001, he was the rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where American seminarians are prepared for the priesthood.