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Welcome back when he was named -- Catholic Church is number one reverend in the nation's largest city archbishop Timothy Dolan national profile soared today engaging in feisty.
-- leader embraces a new role as he joins the pope's closest closest advisory council.
As a cardinal Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior and father Jonathan -- -- were front and center for cardinal Poland's historic elevation they join us live.
From Rome this afternoon over -- in -- guys nice to see you this morning father let me start with you know.
What was the ceremony like to be there front and center.
First of -- let me say this is not a Green screen this is the real thing but.
That is not think we are standing right here in front of saint Peter's basilica.
In the center of Rome and let me let me mention I think it was a very good introduction claim that you mentioned that the high profile that he took when he came to New York.
Let me say that not only.
Did that happened today in elevations -- cardinal but yesterday right here.
In front of the Pope and of all the cardinals of the Catholic Church.
He was -- -- As an archbishop even before he became a cardinal to give a speech in Italian to all of these cardinals and in front of the Pope who then -- quizzed him.
And -- tell you that archbishop Dolan was elevated in front of all these cardinals and into a very important position of leadership.
Beyond just new York and beyond the United States of America into a real leader and worldwide so it was a very significant I think I.
Absolutely -- it was exhilarating day -- As the lake Catholic we hear about a quarter to 7 this morning on the line with thousands of people about 34 degree weather here and Rohm and thousands of people.
In saint Peter's basilica.
An exhilarating ceremony.
There were there was applause when the Pope came in there was -- -- Cardinals -- cardinal O'Brien now of Baltimore.
And there was an excitement and anticipation.
And clearly the people you were talking about the important role.
Of the church in America going forward.
Com and affect the church has become less self conscious about itself and is willing to.
Not only talk about spirituality.
But to talk about American rights and constitutional rights so there was a tremendous amount of excitement and we -- a lot of people.
From all around the world who are excited and he didn't you didn't credible.
Okay and -- me talking off there.
-- the -- when I was gonna say you know it's interesting we talked about him being feisty in the beginning and he's got this great personality boisterous personality -- -- afraid to speak his mind and it -- a big bill being called a rock star.
-- why do you think that is why is it will be quietly holding that in such high regard -- -- -- an interesting turn for the Catholic Church to be safe.
We got a rock star right now -- a Catholic Church need that right.
You know certainly he is not suggesting that evidence self and John Paul the second ever suggested that up himself but what did John Paul the second.
Do port not only catholicism but for christianity in many ways he made it accessible.
And I think archbishop Dolan.
Excuse me now cardinal Dolan is doing that for people he's speaking very talk about issues ethical issues religious issues religious freedom.
Issues even when it comes -- the conflict with the general society but he's also saying hey listen.
You know I would love to sit down and had to share -- -- with you that's the type of guy he uses and I think when he said just the other day that.
Going into -- so that's the media going into this talk in front of the Pope.
And the cardinals he said he felt like all day before doing it you like he was walking around the streets at the bowling ball on top of his head.
No doubt -- is a man who knows how to communicate in very vivid time.
It's it it advocates and personal experience music charismatic.
Person he literally will embrace YouTube -- -- -- -- -- -- my daughter and -- and the bear hug.
The other day at saint Mary major at church and he has that effect on people not only Catholics.
But that's is ecumenical quality is a coalition builder is -- people that likes to bring people.
Together to bridge the differences between people between Jews and Christians and Muslims and I think that will be an important part.
Of as many as I salute not -- of the of the visualization of Catholics.
And Catholics of laps what other people.
-- to bring people into -- communion of fate whatever they believe.
You know and he did say don't along those same lines in this talk to the Pope and the cardinals he said but this is not about being triumph -- it.
He's -- joy and happiness in communicating the message of the gospel right but we can not be triumph realistic to church is gone through tough times I think -- the sex abuse scandal think of the -- things now's the time to reach out again to be humble.
But to be joyful because the message -- not ours yet joyful and emergent.
And also conscious of your obligations and I think.
And as a New York Catholic we have two great cardinals now have finally given that cardinal Dolan has brought an incredible face the American -- I think -- and say right now -- one of his big game -- -- was big issues in New York you have to walk down the -- try to not smile as much that we would expect that of cardinals we'll see if he'll be able to -- that smiled down a little bit.
Or we don't want him to we want and I want -- and like smile.
-- Peter Johnson junior Father Jonathan Morris you enjoy the beautiful backdrop there.
In Rome thanks for your coverage and we appreciate.
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