Roman Catholic priest and advocate of ecumenism, was born on
11 March 1921 in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, the eldest
son of Juan
José Dolan (1887-1970) of Capilla del Señor, and María Julia
Kehoe (1888-1969) of San Pedro. His second and third brothers
Guillermo (1927-1974) and Heriberto (b.1923) were also Catholic
priests, and his fourth brother, Dr. Mario A. Dolan (1918-2002)
was the founder of the Irish-Argentine Society of New
studied at Belgrano Day School of Buenos Aires, and then
joined the seminary of the Passionist Fathers. In 1945,
Fr. Dolan received the
holy orders in the Luján basilica, and graduated from
Fordham University of New York. Dolan developed
his missionary activity among villages and estancias of
Argentina. In 1962-1975, together with Fr. Lombardi,
Luis Dolan was a founding member of For a Better World
organisation, of which he established branches in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
In 1976-1977, Fr. Dolan worked with Temple
of Understanding inter-religion
organisation, and was appointed its delegate before the United
Nations. In this capacity, from 1976, Dolan was consultant of the organisation in international
conferences. He had a special concern about the worldwide
situation, and was a passionate advocate of the environment.
Luis Dolan struggled to achieve the understanding among human beings, without
restriction to gender, faith, or ideology. He died on 15 October 2000 in New
Coghlan, Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su
Actuación y Descendencia (Buenos Aires, 1987), p.
- The Southern Cross (Buenos Aires, November 2000).