Becomes acting head after death of Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty, following the death of Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown.
Bishop Murry died June 5, 2020, following a relapse of leukemia. He was 71.
Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, made the announcement June 22, 2020. He thanked Archbishop Wenski for accepting the position and described him as “an energetic leader with a truly strong commitment to religious liberty and a servant’s heart for ministry.”