FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2012.
Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2012 – Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio congratulated Cardinal- designate Timothy Dolan of New York and Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, on their elevation to the dignity of Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI today.
“This is a great honor that is bestowed on Cardinal-designate Dolan and Cardinal-designate O’Brien,” Bishop DiMarzio said. “It is a privilege not only for these exceptional leaders in the Church, but also for us in the city of New York, which in the past has made a great contribution to the Church in the United States and continues to do so today.
“Cardinal-designate Dolan has served the Church in many capacities, as both a pastor, seminary professor, rector, president of the U.S.C.C.B., among many other distinctions. We in the Diocese of Brooklyn offer our utmost congratulations and look forward to continue ministering with the Cardinal-designate for the betterment of the people of New York.”