Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cardinal O’Malley: sidelines Cardinal Dolan as top advisor to Pope Francis

The shift within the Catholic Church recently to sideline conservative priests and cardinals has seen Cardinal Sean O’Malley rise through the ranks. Observers say that O’Malley is now seen as the key ally in America to Pope Francis.

The move appears to sideline Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York who was not chosen as one of the top eight cardinals to advise the pope. Francis instead picked O’Malley from North America.

Given that New York has always held the most important position in the American church this moves seems a major blow to Dolan’s prestige.

Now dubbed as the ‘prince’ of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, O’Malley is one of eight cardinals and the only North American representative on the pope’s committee to reform the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia.


Irish Central

January 19,2014

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