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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for their secretary-elect, the chairmen-elect of five committees and the new chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace when they gather in Baltimore for their November 14-16 Fall General Assembly.
Bishops are nominated by the USCCB Committee on Priorities and Plans. Chairmen-elect serve in that capacity for one year before beginning a three-year term as chairmen of the respective committees.
The bishops nominated are:
The election of a chairman instead of a chairman-elect for International Justice and Peace reflects the fact that Archbishop Edwin O’Brien was elected chairman-elect in 2010 but will not assume the position because Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order (Knights) of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem on August 29. The bishop elected to chair International Justice and Peace will assume leadership of the committee at the close of this year’s meeting.
Coverage of the meeting is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media will be Monday, November 14, and Tuesday, November 15. Media conferences will follow open sessions of the meeting. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form at www.usccb.org/about/media-relations/upload/application-news-media-credentials.pdf and submit it by November 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (202) 541-3173, or mail to:
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