BREAKING: Bishops elect Kurtz and DiNardo


U.S. Catholic bishops on Tuesday elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, as president of their leadership conference, and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston diocese as vice president.

The election of Kurtz and DiNardo to three-year terms comes as Catholic bishops worldwide are being given new direction by Pope Francis, who has emphasized greater humility and more concern for the poor. The bishops oversee 69 million American Catholics, or about one-quarter of the U.S. population.

Stay tuned.

You can read Archbishop Kurtz’s biography here. And the National Catholic Register has more.