Bishop Stephanos attends the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2022 Fall Plenary Assembly
The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos attended the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2022 Fall Plenary Assembly in Baltimore, which was held on November 14-17,2022.
The assembly began with an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, and Archbishop José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who gave his final address as USCCB president.
Various matters were discussed such as the Synod of Bishops; the ongoing war in Ukraine; the bishops’ Eucharistic revival initiative and national congress; supporting women and families since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision this summer; an update from the migration committee chairman; a discussion of a new catechumenate model of marriage preparation; World Youth Day 2023, a consultation of the bishops on causes of beatification and canonization; and a vote on the USCCB’s 2023 budget, among other matters.
During the Assembly, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected as USCCB vice president. They succeed Archbishop José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit, who are concluding their terms as Conference president and vice president, respectively.