WASHINGTON — U.S. bishops are scheduled to elect the next
president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at
their upcoming fall general assembly taking place Nov. 14-16 in Baltimore.
Each office is elected from a slate of 10 candidates who
have been nominated by their fellow bishops.
Released by the USCCB, the slate of candidates for president
and vice president are as follows: Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans,
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of
Oklahoma City, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Bishop Daniel
E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles,
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of
Detroit, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami and Archbishop John C. Wester of
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The president and vice president are elected to three-year
terms, which begin at the conclusion of the general assembly.
The current president, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of
Louisville, Ky., and the current vice president, Cardinal DiNardo, will
complete their terms.