Archbishop To Lead U.S. Bishops

12 November 2013 |permalink | email article

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville Ky..a prelate who has earned a reputation as a consensus-seeker, president of their conference on the first ballot. He succeeds Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York whose three-year term ended this week. In a closely watched decision, the bishops elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as vice-president. In the runoff vote, the bishops passed over Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, a razor-sharp writer who often weighs in on politics from a markedly conservative point of view.

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