Cardinal Dolan’s resignation will take effect immediately, and although he will still be a Cardinal, he will no longer lead a diocese. “I’m as startled as … The Holy Father brought the tender heart of a pastor, the incisive mind of a scholar and the confidence of a soul united with His God in all he did. Statement from Cardinal Dolan on the Covid-19 Relief Bill added by S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D on December 28, 2020 Mercedes Anderson. It is up to Pope Francis to choose his successor. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2013 STATEMENT OF TIMOTHY […] Brian Fawley writes that Cardinal Dolan should understand the power of his presence at the RNC and be mindful that this gesture will be seen by many as an affirmation of the President -- … DOLAN: Yeah, they have to realize, Scott, … “I was seeking a … His resignation is but another sign of his great care for the Church. Statement of USCCB President Cardinal Timothy Dolan on the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI February 11, 2013. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2020 . Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Dolan participated in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis in March, 2013. The brief Vatican statement gave no word as to what Cardinal Dolan will do following his resignation. Timothy Dolan, a cardinal and archbishop of New York, has said he was "very startled" by the news that Pope Benedict XVI would resign, the first time a pontiff has done so in nearly 600 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joseph Zwilling. 646-794-2996 Four months earlier, in February 2019, Mr. Morris had been granted a sabbatical by Cardinal Dolan to think over what would become a life-altering decision. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, leader of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, issued this initial statement moments after learning of His Holiness’s resignation: Statement of Cardinal Timothy Dolan. NEW YORK — More than 1,000 Catholics have signed an open letter in protest of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s phone call with President Donald Trump and … Watch: Cardinal Dolan says pope's decision to resign makes him admire the pontiff even more, below. 646-794-2997. joseph.zwilling@archny.org. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, said he received the news as most of the world did early Monday morning.