Archbishop Vigneron Elected

Archbishop Vigneron Elected

BALTIMORE — Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron has been elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops following voting Tuesday morning at the bishops’ general assembly in Baltimore.

Archbishop Vigneron, the conference’s current secretary, will serve a three-year term alongside Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, who was elected president among a slate of 10 candidates.

Archbishop Gomez, 67, the U.S. bishops’ current vice president, was widely expected to be elected president, as is the conference’s custom. He will serve as the first Latino president of the USCCB, succeeding Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston in that role.

In the subsequent vote for vice president, Detroit’s archbishop was elected on the third ballot, 151-90, after a run-off with Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

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