Dolan Says Goodbye at City Hall
MILWAUKEE - The City of Milwaukee's leaders took some time to say goodbye to Archbishop Timothy Dolan Tuesday, thanking him for his service to the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
Dolan leaves next month to head the Archdiocese of New York City, widely considered one of the Catholic Church's most influential positions.
"All these politicians came to say nice things about Archbishop Dolan in hopes of securing their spot in heaven," joked Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan as his colleagues said their goodbyes and reflected on Dolan's six years in Milwaukee.
Common Council President Willlie Hines complimented him on how well he served the community by "proclaiming the good news of Christ."
"You all have so considerately thanked me," Dolan said. "Not to contradict such distinguished and respected leaders, but I'm afraid you've got it backwards: I'm the one who must thank all of you."