A Firsthand Account of the Election of Pope Francis
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — All eyes turned to Rome in February 2013 when Pope Benedict XVI announced he would resign the papacy. In the two months that followed, the world watched and waited as an elite and select group of men — the College of Cardinals — arrived in Rome to take part in the Conclave to elect the next pope. Among those men was Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
In the eBook original Praying in Rome (Image, July 9, 2013) Cardinal Dolan reflects on the important period of the Conclave and the electing of Pope Francis, sharing his firsthand account of what happened during those days and what it means for the future of the Catholic Church.
By turns, witty, provocative, and inspiring, Praying in Rome offers the reader a glimpse into what it was like for Cardinal Dolan during that most exciting and deeply spiritual of times.
About the Author
Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 and served as Archbishop of Milwaukee since 2002. In 2010, Cardinal Dolan was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He succeeds Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. On Jan. 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Cardinal Dolan was to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. He was elevated in the Consistory of Feb. 18, 2012.
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