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U.S Bishops get ready to elect new president

For the last three years, Cardinal Tim Dolan, has served as president of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, but a new president will be elected, during the bishops' General Assembly in Baltimore, from November 11th to the 14th. ;

The new president will be one of the following 10 candidates: ;

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans. ;

From Philadelphia there's Archbishop Charles Chaput. Also on the list is Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington. ;

From Galveston-Houston, there's Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and from Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez. ;

From Baltimore, Archbishop William Lori is also on the list, along with the the Archbishop of Louisville, Joseph Kurtz, who currently serves as the vice president. ;

Cincinnati's Archbishop, Dennis Schnurr is also a candidate, as is Detroit's Archbishop Allen Vigneron and finally from Miami, Archbishop Thomas Wenski. ;

A simple majority vote will decide who is elected president. Then, the vice president, will be elected from the remaining nine candidates. ;

The new president and vice president will begin their three year term once the meeting ends. ;

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