CNA Staff, Oct 5, 2020 / 14:30 pm
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee chairs.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. bishops' 2020 Fall General Assembly will be held virtually. Unlike in past assemblies, where elections were done onsite via electronic ballots, bishops will instead vote by mail with a paper ballot. The winners of the elections will be announced during the meeting.
The bishops will be voting for the chairmen-elect of seven committees: Priorities and Plans, Catholic Education, Communications, Cultural Diversity in the Church, Doctrine, National Collections, and Pro-Life Activities.
The winners of these elections will serve one year as "chairman-elect" before they take over as chairman at the 2021 Fall General Assembly. Once elevated to chairman, the bishop will serve in that role for a three-year term.