Rome, Italy, Feb 17, 2012 / 16:45 pm
Over 1,000 Americans are arriving in Rome for the elevation of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York to the College of Cardinals. But few know him better or love him more than his sister, Debbie Williams.
Williams described Feb. 17 how “wonderful” it has been to travel to Rome for her brother’s elevation on Saturday.
“It’s a little hard to comprehend when it’s your brother, and that’s who he is to us first and foremost, our brother, but we certainly realize the importance of all of this. For us it is just a great family reunion and a chance to share in his honor and his joy.”
“We’re ecstatic. It’s exciting,” Williams told CNA.
She is in Rome this weekend with her husband Fred and another 20 or so immediate Dolan family members. That includes the archbishop’s other sister, his two brothers and their 83-year-old mother Shirley.