CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 12:00 pm
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty, following the death of Bishop George Murry, S.J., of Youngstown.
Bishop Murry died on June 5, following a relapse of leukemia. He was 71.
Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, thanked Wenski for accepting the position and described him as "an energetic leader with a truly strong commitment to religious liberty and a servant's heart for ministry."
Shortly after the USCCB announced Wenski as the new acting chairman, the archbishop released a statement requesting prayers for Religious Freedom Week 2020.