MILWAUKEE -- Pope Benedict XVI has elevated Milwaukee native, Archbishop James Michael Harvey to Cardinal.
Archbishop Harvey was born in Milwaukee and ordained to the priesthood in 1975. Archbishop Harvey studied in Rome through 1982, when he was named Chaplain to Pope John Paul II. He was later assigned to Secretariat of the State Office in Rome, and then named Prefect of the Papal Household.
Archbishop Harvey was appointed as an archbishop in 2003. He will be officially elevated to Cardinal on November 24th, 2012.
In a statement, Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki said: "The news of Archbishop Harvey’s elevation to the College of Cardinals is a blessing to the Church and to Milwaukee. Archbishop Harvey has been a dedicated and faithful servant to the universal Church and it is a tribute to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that a native son has been named a Cardinal of the Church. Cardinal-elect Harvey has always kept Milwaukee his home and made sure he remained connected to the Church of his home diocese. I am personally grateful to Archbishop Harvey for his ongoing support and assistance to me and we are proud that the faithful of our archdiocese have had a role in his formation as priest, bishop and now cardinal."