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The faithful here at Saint Patrick's Cathedral say it's a great day for the church and a great day for the city.
This is archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrates his first mass as cardinal designate.
Hundreds of Roman Catholics filled Saint Patrick's Cathedral to be a part of local church history.
On Friday archbishop Timothy Dolan was named to the college of cardinals by Pope Benedict the sixteenth.
He'll officially accept prestigious title at the Vatican ceremony in Rome next month.
Cardinal does he -- Dolan says it's more than a personal honor.
He says it's -- achievements of the entire New York archdiocese.
Which will remain as focused despite some new responsibilities.
That shouldn't be that.
Yeah maybe one -- two more troops to -- here which I don't mind at all.
The look a little bit more real but so it shouldn't be too much -- major responsibilities to the troops so -- Many Catholics here say the honor comes at a time when the church is facing a variety of challenges.
And that this will bring them new hope.
It's gonna be a boost for -- and who knows maybe we'll get more people to join -- catholicism.
I really I just I'm very happy about it and I think it's great books.
-- wonderful very big event in New York I think it's going to.
Give all the people of New York something really proud of cardinal designate Dolan has been archbishop of New York since 2000 denying his new position makes him eligible to help select the next Pope.
In midtown I'm Lisa Evers Fox 5 News.
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