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The Office of Public Affairs represents the Catholic Bishops of the United States to the media and the media to the bishops. Responsibilities include preparing and distributing statements and other resources for the media, arranging for interviews with bishops and staff of the USCCB, organizing press conferences, responding to media queries and credentialing media for coverage of such events as the bishops' annual meetings. As one of the five offices of Communications, Public Affairs is under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, James Rogers.

The media contact for the USCCB is Miguel Guilarte, Manager of Public Affairs. Please send him an email ( with the details of your media request or call 202.541.3200. (Non-media callers may call  202.541.3000 for assistance.)


Chieko Noguchi, Director of Public Affairs
Miguel Guilarte, Manager of Public Affairs
Brian Salamanca, Public Affairs Associate
John Lilly, Social Media Specialist


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