WASHINGTON— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today marking the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The Administrative Committee is comprised of USCCB's officers, committee chairmen and other bishops representing every region of the United States.
Full statement follows:
"Most Holy Father:
The members of the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, now gathered in ordinary session on the 13th day of March 2018, take this opportunity to express our filial affection on the fifth anniversary of your election to the Chair of St. Peter.
May the Lord bless you with His grace as you confirm all the brothers and sisters in unity and shepherd us in charity."
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