Washington D.C., Jan 31, 2020 / 11:00 am
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the new chair of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body to the bishops on the protection of children and youth.
Suzanne Healy was appointed Thursday by USCCB president Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, to succeed Dr. Francesco Cesareo, who has led the body since 2013. Healy will begin her term after the bishops' annual spring meeting in June.
Paying tribute to Cesario's leadership over two four year terms, Gomez said Thursday that the last several years had seen "great strides and challenges in the continued and ongoing efforts of the Catholic Church in the United States to strengthen and renew our efforts for the protection of young people and healing for survivors."
"I look forward to continuing that process in the future, especially under the new leadership of Mrs. Healy," Gomez said.