Elections at US Bishops' Assembly Reveal New Leadership Roles Including Bishop Barron and Bishop Lopes as Chairmen-Elect
The US Bishops are holding their 1st in-person Assembly since the pandemic. Elections were held for some key leadership positions.
Here are the results of the 2022 Fall General Assembly election.
The bishops elected a new Conference treasurer and chairmen of five standing committees. The elected bishops will serve for one year as the treasurer-elect or as committee chairman-elect before beginning a three-year term that begins at the conclusion of the bishops’ 2022 Fall General Assembly. The bishops also elected 3 members to the Board of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and a general secretary for the Conference.
Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen as treasurer-elect and chairman-elect of the in a vote 135 to 106 over Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Seattle.