U. S. Bishops to Vote for Conference Secretary, Chairman and Chairmen-Elect of Five Committees at Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 13-14

October 19, 2017 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—The U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be voting for the conferencesecretary, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty and chairmen-electof five additional standing committees at the upcoming annual 2017 GeneralAssembly taking place November 13-14 in Baltimore, Maryland. The five committee chairmen will serve forone year as chairmen-elect before beginning a three-year term at the conclusionof the bishops' 2018 Fall General Assembly.  

Nominees for the Conference Secretary, Chairman of the Committee for ReligiousLiberty and Chairman-elect of each committee are as follows:


Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Archdiocese of Detroit

Committee on Communications:

Bishop John O. Barres, Dioceseof Rockville Centre
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Arlington

Committee onCultural Diversity in the Church:

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Bishop Nelson J. Pérez, Diocese of Cleveland

Committee on Doctrine:

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Diocese of Toledo

Committee on NationalCollections:

Bishop Joseph R. Cistone, Diocese of Saginaw
Archbishop Michael O. Jackels, Archdiocese of Dubuque

Committee on Pro-LifeActivities:

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Committee on ReligiousLiberty - Chairman:

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Coverage of themeeting is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media will beMonday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 14. Media conferences will followthe close of each open session. Reporters interested in covering the meetingcan download a credential application form at:  https://www.usccb.org/about/public-affairs/upload/application-news-media-credentials.pdf

Please submit credential form by November 7. You cansubmit your form via email to USCCB Media Relations, fax (202) 541-3173,or mail:

November Meeting Credentials
Office of Media Relations
3211 4th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194

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