October 29, 2013
WASHINGTON—Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh has been named the new episcopal liaison to Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA). He succeeds Bishop Michael Driscoll of Boise, Idaho, who has held the post since 2002. The appointment was made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“I am honored and humbled by this important responsibility for the bishops,” Bishop Zubik said. “ Catholic Charities USA is a significant organization aligned to the USCCB. Catholic Charities challenges us to live out Jesus’ call to serve the neediest among us. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called us to a greater outreach with the poor, and I welcome this opportunity to deepen this relationship on behalf of the U.S. bishops.”
Founded in 1910 on the campus of The Catholic University of America, CCUSA is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. CCUSA provides leadership and supports the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families and empower communities. CCUSA and its local agencies employ more than 70,000 people across the country.
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