Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust
In an unprecedented move, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops over sitting the vice president, Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, in a 128-111 vote.
Archbishop Dolan on Telecare-TV right now says he'll have to give up role as head of CRS and will miss it. But says he needs to be "at people's service" and be available to do what he's been called to do. He says -- in between jokes about promising donuts and sundaes to the bishops in order to win -- that he'll officially become president this Thursday.