Cardinal Dolan sat down with iCatholic while attending the celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.
Born in St Louis, USA in 1950, Cardinal Dolan He has served as Archbishop of New York since 2009.
He was nominated Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI and he enjoys a close friendship with Pope Francis. Time Magazine named Cardinal Dolan one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2012.
Cardinal Dolan was invited to Mullingar for this occasion in remembrance of the contribution of Cardinal John Glennon, a native of Kinnegad, who preached at the consecration of the Cathedral in 1939 and who played a significant role in the construction of the Cathedral.
Before the Mass commenced, Cardinal Dolan was joined by his primary school teacher, Irish born Sr Mary Bosco Daly, in planting a tree in the Cathedral grounds. The Cardinal attributes his vocation in large part to the religious formation he received from the Irish Mercy Sisters.