Washington D.C., May 4, 2018 / 15:31 pm
Updated May 8, 4:35 pm EST to include information about Bishop Murry stepping down from the US bishops' education c mmitte.
The U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism will have a new chairman, following Bishop George Murry's resignation from the position after being diagnosed with acute leukemia.
"Our most heartfelt prayers are with Bishop Murry and his loved ones," said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We ask all people of faith to join us in praying for his full recovery."
The cardinal has named Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, La. to serve as the chairman until the end of the term, the U.S. bishops' conference website reports.