WASHINGTON (June 18, 2001) -- Pope John Paul II has named the Reverend Timothy M. Dolan to be Titular Bishop of Natchez and Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment.
Bishop-elect Dolan has served as rector of the North American College in Rome since 1994.
Timothy M. Dolan was born on February 6, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Cardinal Glennon College. He completed his studies for the priesthood at the North American College and the Pontifical University of St Thomas (the Angelicum) in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the St. Louis Archdiocese on June 19, 1976.
After a parish assignment, Bishop-elect Dolan was assigned to further studies at The Catholic University of America and, after further parish assignments, was appointed to the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C.
Before serving as rector of the North American College, Bishop-elect Dolan served as vice rector of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis.
He holds a licentiate in theology and doctorate in church history.
Bishop-elect Dolan was named a prelate of honor to the Pope in 1994 with the title of monsignor.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis is comprised of six counties located in eastern Missouri and has a Catholic population of approximately 420,000 out of a total population of about 1.2 million.