Larry Snyder named new head of Catholic Charities

.- Fr. Larry Snyder, who is currently executive director of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has been named president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. He will assume the post on February 1st, 2005.

Catholic Charities USA is the national membership association of nearly 1,500 Catholic Charities institutions  and agencies in the U.S.

Fr, Snyder was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1988 and in 1991 he joined Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis where he became CEO in 1999.

He succeeds Fr. J. Bryan Hehir who was recalled by Archbishop Sean O’Malley of Boston to serve as cabinet secretary for social services, director of social services, and president of Catholic Charities of Boston.

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