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Congratulations To Cardinal-Designate Dolan

(Mr. GRIMM asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Rep. Mike Grimm

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Madam Speaker, I proudly rise today to congratulate Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who will be elevated to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church this Saturday. His Holiness, Pope Benedict, could not have picked a better man of faith for this prestigious role. Archbishop Dolan has dedicated his entire life to serving God and the Catholic Church.

Just 3 years ago, New Yorkers were blessed when the Pope appointed him the 10th Archbishop of New York. He has warmed our hearts with his big personality and quick wit, and he has strengthened our faith with his guidance. On a national level, his leadership has shed positive light on the Catholic Church and continues to raise his profile.

As New Yorkers, we are truly blessed to have Archbishop Dolan lead our archdiocese from the pulpit at St. Patrick's Cathedral. We couldn't be more proud that he will soon be wearing a red hat and serving as the prince of the Catholic Church in the Pope's College of Cardinals.

Once again, I offer my warm congratulations to Cardinal-Designate Dolan and wish him Godspeed in his new role.