November 17, 2010

Archbishop Dolan 'Surprised' By His Election

Patricia Zapor, Catholic Herald


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Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York was as surprised as anyone today as he was elected president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

His election was an unprecedented departure from the USCCB’s tradition of electing the conference vice president to the presidency.

Archbishop Dolan said shortly after being elected: “I’m surprised, I’m honoured, I’m flattered and a tad intimidated.”

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