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Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, steps down from Chair of Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism amidst treatment for Leukemia; Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux to serve as Chair

 
May 4, 2018

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has appointed Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux to serve as Chair of the USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. The appointment was made following the resignation of Bishop George Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, previous Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee, after his diagnosis with a form of acute Leukemia.

"Our most heartfelt prayers are with Bishop Murry and his loved ones," Cardinal DiNardo said. "We ask all people of faith to join us in praying for his full recovery. I am grateful to Bishop Fabre for his dedication and commitment to now lead the work of the Ad Hoc Committee."

Bishop Fabre will serve as Chair of the committee for the remainder of Bishop Murry's term. Bishop Fabre currently serves as Chair of the USCCB Subcommittee on African American Affairs. He has been a member of that committee since 2010 and a member of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church since 2013.

Shelton J. Fabre was born October 25, 1963 in New Roads, Louisiana. He was ordained a priest on August 5, 1989, an Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans on February 28, 2007, and Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux on September 23, 2013. Bishop Fabre is a 4th Degree Knight of St. Peter Claver and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

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Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Bishop George V. Murry S.J., Shelton J. Fabre, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

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