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Archbishop Thomas Wenski among nominees for Catholic leadership role

 
 
Archbishop Thomas Wenski prays during Palm Sunday mass at St. Mary Cathedral on March 24, 2013 in Miami.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski prays during Palm Sunday mass at St. Mary Cathedral on March 24, 2013 in Miami.
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Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami is on the shortlist for nomination to the presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The position would make Wenski the face and the voice of the Catholic Church in the United States.

But first, Wenski has to get the nod over nine other religious leaders during an election process to be held at the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly Nov. 11-14 in Baltimore.

The position currently is held by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Presidents and vice presidents serve for a period of three years.

Wenski faces competition from other church leaders in regions including New Orleans, Washington, Los Angeles, Detroit and Cincinnati.

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