New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan Elevated to Cardinal

New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan Elevated to Cardinal
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Recently, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elevated to the Vatican's exclusive College of Cardinals. We asked four religion experts about what lies ahead for the soon-to-be Cardinal Dolan. Our commenters:
 

  • John Allen, Senior Correspondent at the National Catholic Reporter spoke to us from Rome
  • Tony Carnes, Editor of nycreligion.org brings us context from Dolan's homebase
  • Timothy Matovina, Professor of Theology at Notre Dame specializes in the U.S.'s Latino Catholic community and shares that perspective
  • Mark Silk, Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and Blogger at Religion News Service

We asked the same three questions of each expert. Click on the links below to hear their answers:

1 - What will be the biggest challenge for Archbishop Dolan upon his elevation to cardinal?

2 - Out of Dolan's 21 fellow new cardinals, 16 are European, one other is from the U.S., one is from Latin America and there are none from Africa. Why so few from the regions with the largest numbers of Catholics?

3 - What is your message or advice to Archbishop Dolan upon his elevation to cardinal?

 

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