Bishops to choose president, vice president from among 10 candidates
Published: November 5, 2007
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops will elect their president, vice president, treasurer-elect and 10 committee chairmen and chairmen-elect at the November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. The new president will succeed Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Wash., who completes his three-year term at the end of the Nov. 12-15 meeting. Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago completes his term as vice president at the November meeting. In addition to leading a committee, each chairman also is a member of the USCCB Administrative Committee, which carries on the work of the conference between its plenary assemblies. The candidates for president are Cardinal George and Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia; Archbishops Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee and Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky.; and Bishops Gregory M. Aymond of Austin, Texas; Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz.; William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn.; Dennis M. Schnurr of Duluth, Minn.; Donald W. Trautman of Erie, Pa.; and Allen H. Vigneron of Oakland, Calif. After a president is chosen from among the 10 candidates, the remaining nine become the slate of candidates for vice president.
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