Cardinal Dolan was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1976. In 1994, he was appointed Rector of the Pontifical North American College for Seminarians in Rome where he served until June 2001. It is widely acknowledged the work of His Eminence in the area of seminary education has influenced the life and ministry of a great number of priests. Cardinal Dolan has served as Chairman of Catholic Relief Services from January 2009 to November 2010 and he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. His Eminence was appointed among the first members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation and was also appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. More recently, His Holiness Pope Francis named Cardinal Dolan a Member of the Congregation for Catholic Education. Cardinal Dolan previously served as Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009, preceded by service as an Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis from 2001 to 2002. He was also appointed President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2010 - 2013. His Eminence was installed as Archbishop of New York in April 2009, America’s second-largest Archdiocese which covers the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and seven counties north of the city, serving over 2.5 million Catholics. Time Magazine named Cardinal Dolan one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" for 2012 and is one of world's acclaimed scholars, theologians and educators and well known for his advocacy of the new evangelisation and the defence of religious freedoms.