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Apostolic Visitation of Ireland

May 31, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2010

                                       
STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN ON HIS APPOINTMENT
TO THE APOSTOLIC VISITATION OF IRELAND

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today on being named by Pope Benedict XVI to the apostolic visitation of Ireland.

“I am happy to accept the Holy See's invitation to serve as a member of the upcoming apostolic visitation to the Church in Ireland, with special attention to their historic seminaries. 

“My love for the faith of Ireland, and my own background in priestly formation, make me grateful for this assignment, and I look forward to close cooperation with my brother bishops, priests, religious, and the faithful of Ireland.  I await further information and instruction from the Holy See on the specifics and timing of the visitation.”