Statement from Bishop William Murphy

I am overjoyed to welcome my long time friend, Archbishop Timothy Dolan to New York.  Following on the leadership of Cardinal Egan, the new Archbishop brings many gifts and talents to this challenging position.  Above all, he is a priest to the very fiber of his being.  He is numbered among the best rectors of our College in Rome where he inspired seminarians by his word and example.  I am confident that those same gifts of priestly service, clear teaching and pastoral care that he demonstrated in Milwaukee will soon make him for all New Yorkers, an inspiring pastor who will confirm his priests, give new spirit to his people and be a spokesperson of depth and courage for the Catholic Church here in New York, in our nation and around the world.


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Announcement from the Vatican Press office (Italian)

Statement of Archbishop Dolan on Archdiocesan Web site