Bishops Elect New Leadership at Fall Meeting in Baltimore

Archbishop Gomez Pres Elect

The Bishops elected a new president and vice president at their fall meeting this week in Baltimore. Archbishop Jose Gomez takes over for Cardinal Daniel DiNardo as president and will serve a three-year term, effective at the close of the meeting this week. Archbishop Gomez currently serves as Archbishop of Los Angeles and has been outspoken in support of migrants and their families. He had previously served as vice-president of the USCCB and his election was expected. "I am humbled by this vote and my brother bishops' trust in me," he said in a statement. "This election is an honor for me, and it recognizes the beautiful diversity and missionary spirit of the family of God in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. But it is also a recognition of the essential place that Latino Catholics hold in the life of the Church and in the life of our great nation." Read more about Archbishop Gomez in this article from Crux.

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit was elected vice-president for the Conference, and Bishop James Johnston of the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph was elected chairman-elect of the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young Adults. Bishop Johnston will serve in that capacity for one year and then serve as chairman for a three-year term beginning next November.

November 15, 2019 - 3:59pm
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