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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to Attend a Ceremony Elevating Two American Archbishops to Cardinals

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to attend the consistory at which two American Archbishops will be elevated to Cardinals.  On February 18, Pope Benedict XVI will elevate Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore to the College of Cardinals.

The Honorable Miguel H. Díaz, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will lead the delegation.

Member of the Presidential Delegation:

Mr. Kenneth F. Hackett, President Emeritus, Catholic Relief Services