Friday, April 25, 2008

Dolan reportedly up for coveted N.Y. post

Tom Heinen reports in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on renewed speculation on who will succeed Cardinal Edward Egan as Archbishop of New York.
John Allen, a widely respected American author and journalist who covers the Vatican for the National Catholic Reporter, said Thursday in a telephone interview from Rome that "the two names that I hear talked about the most, kind of around the water cooler, would be [Archbishop] Tim Dolan of Milwaukee and (Archbishop) Wilton Gregory of Atlanta." But he also cautioned against putting stock in "the buzz meter," saying predictions of bishops' appointments often are wrong.


Others who Allen thinks will be considered include: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Archbishop John Myers of Newark, N.J.; Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn.; and Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh of New York.

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