The new Vice President is Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago. If the tradition of electing the vice president of the conference as the next president remains intact, at the end of Bishop Skylstad’s term, three years from now, Cardinal George will become the next president of the USCCB, and the first cardinal to ever hold the post. .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected the Most Reverend William S. Skylstad, Bishop of Spokane, in Washington, to succeed Bishop Wilton Gregory as its new president this morning. Bishop Skylstad has served as vice president of the conference during Bishop Gregory’s term in office.
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