Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2022 / 12:48 pm
Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, was elected Tuesday to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the next three years in a vote of 138-99.
Broglio will be taking the role after serving for three years as secretary of the conference. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president by a vote of 143-96.
Broglio was viewed as a likely candidate for the role after he was nearly elected to serve as vice president for the USCCB in 2019 but lost a runoff election to Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron. The USCCB vice president usually goes on to serve in the role of president, but Vigneron is ineligible for the role of president due to the fact that he would reach the retirement age of 75 before the term expires in 2025.
The new president serves a three-year term. Already, several known, high-profile challenges await Broglio. These include the first session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome Oct. 4–29, 2023; a national eucharistic congress in Indianapolis in June 2024; the synod’s concluding session in October 2024; and the U.S. presidential election in November 2024.