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Former Milwaukee Archbishop named cardinal

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been named cardinal by the Vatican.

Dolan, currently the Archbishop of New York, is one of 22 prelates who will be elevated to cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church in a formal ceremony Feb. 18.

Pope Benedict XVI made the announcement on Friday following an Epiphany Mass that ends the Vatican's top Christmas celebrations.

Cardinals are the pope's key advisers and are members of the group that will eventually elect Benedict's successor.

Dolan served in Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009.

He cited the sexual abuse scandal and the Milwaukee archdiocese's financial woes as the most challenging issues during his time in Wisconsin.

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