Archbishop Of Milwaukee Reportedly Chosen To Succeed Egan
The archbishop of Milwaukee has been chosen to replace Edward Cardinal Egan as the archbishop of New York, according to the Associated Press.
Egan, 76, is retiring after nine years as the leader of New York's 2.5 million Roman Catholics.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan
The Vatican is expected to announce on Monday that Egan will be succeeded by Timothy Dolan, Milwaukee's archbishop since 2002.
Dolan, 59, is described by the Daily News as an "affable priest with a common man's touch" whose charismatic style is more like that of the late John Cardinal O'Connor than that of the businesslike Egan.
Dolan's Milwaukee archdiocese has 680,000 parishioners, about a quarter of New York's Catholic population.
As required by Canon Law, Egan submitted a letter of retirement to the pope when he turned 75.
Joseph Zwilling, spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York, would not comment to the Associated Press about reports of Dolan's selection.
Dolan's appointment will continue a chain of Irish-heritage New York archbishops that dates back more than 150 years.