Cardinal Timothy Dolan Welcomes Archbishop Elpidophoros to New York

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York embraces warmly His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. Photo Credit: Jillian Nelson

NEW YORK – Cardinal Timothy Dolan honored Archbishop Elpidophoros of America by hosting a luncheon on September 4 to welcome him to New York. After initial introductions and warm greetings, the Cardinal and Archbishop exchanged remarks. The Cardinal expressed his desire for each to be present at the major events and holidays of the other, and the Archbishop agreed that cooperation and exchange are essential for mutual Christian witness.

At the conclusion of the luncheon, Cardinal Dolan brought the Archbishop into St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A short prayer was offered by Archbishop Auza, the Papal Nuncio to the United Nations.

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York at their first meeting with officials of both sides.
Photo Credit: Jillian Nelson


  1. Neither of the bosses of the Archbishop and the Cardinal are afraid of schism. The following has been recently (past two days) and widely reported in the news.

    Pope Francis on the question of schism:

    “In the Church, there have been many… There always is the schismatic option in the Church. It a choice that the Lord leaves to human freedom. I am not afraid of schism … I pray for them not to happen, as the spiritual health of many people is at stake.”

    Francis then said that it’s the people of God who ultimately save the Church from schism, because all such movements have one thing in common:

    “They’re a split from the people, from the faith of the people, from the people of God.”

    A schism, Francis said, is an ideology that can sometimes have a point, but which “enters into doctrine and splits it apart.”

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