WASHINGTON (June 25, 2002) -- Pope John Paul II has named Auxiliary Bishop Timothy M. Dolan of St. Louis to be Archbishop of Milwaukee.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment.
Archbishop-designate Dolan was named Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis last year.
Previously he served as rector of the North American College in Rome from 1994 to 2001.
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, Archbishop-designate 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, Archbishop-elect Dolan served as vice rector of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis.
He holds a licentiate in theology and a doctorate in church history.
Archbishop-designate Dolan was named a prelate of honor to the Pope in 1994 with the title of monsignor.
He succeeds Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, OSB, whose retirement was accepted last month and who served as archbishop of Milwaukee since 1977.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is comprised of 10 counties in southeastern Wisconsin. It has a Catholic population of approximately 700,000 out of a total population of about 2.2 million.