Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2021 / 15:53 pm
The bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Father Michael J.K. Fuller as their new general secretary on Tuesday, Nov. 16..
The election was held on the second day of the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.
Fuller defeated Father Daniel Hanley. The two men were selected by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles as candidates for general secretary following an open nomination process. He will serve for a five-year term.
Gomez did not disclose a vote total. The election was conducted according to USCCB bylaws, meaning it was conducted on a paper ballot that was sealed in an envelope.