U.S. Catholic Bishops Choose New Leadership

From a Wall Street Journal story by Francis X. Rocca headlined “U.S. Catholic Bishops Choose New Leadership at Conference”:

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday chose two conservatives to serve as national president and vice president, a move that signals strong support among the nation’s top bishops for a policy platform centered on opposition to abortion.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, a former Vatican diplomat who oversees ministry to Catholics in the U.S. Armed Forces, was elected president with 138 out of 237 votes at the fall meeting of the bishops in Baltimore. He succeeds Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles. Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president by 143 votes out of 239.