The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky as its next president. Archbishop Kurtz has served as vice president of the USCCB since 2010 and succeeds Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected vice president.
Archbishop Kurtz has extensive experience in Catholic social services, serving as director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Allentown, PA from 1988-1998, and more recently as the vice chancellor of the board of the Catholic Extension Society and adviser to the Catholic Social Workers National Association. He also serves on the board of the National Catholic Bioethics Center and is on the advisory board to the cause for the canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
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