U.S. bishops vote likely to be seen as referendum on Pope Francis / Cruxnow.com

As it turns out, the Trump v. Clinton showdown isn’t the only election of interest to American Catholics this fall.

“The U.S. bishops are also going to be voting for their own new leaders in mid-November, and in some ways their choices are almost certain to be read as a referendum on how the American hierarchy wants to position itself vis-à-vis the new winds blowing in the Church under Pope Francis.

“By tradition, a slate of ten candidates is nominated for the presidency and the vice-presidency of the conference, and they select both positions from among those nominees. The new president will replace Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, who’s served the usual three-year term.”

By John L. Allen, Jr., Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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