Pope Francis Names Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. Synod Delegate
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

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FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT September 15, 2015
SUBJECT         Pope Francis Names Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. Synod Delegate

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The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, has been appointed by Pope Francis as one of the U.S. bishops to attend the Synod on the Family. The Synod on the Family, which will be held at the Vatican from October 4-24, will bring together bishops and lay delegates from around the world to discuss a wide variety of matters related to marriage and family across the globe.

Bishop Murry stated, "The announcement that Pope Francis has appointed me to be a delegate to the Synod on the Family is an honor for the people of the Diocese of Youngstown. I am humbled to be asked to work with my brother bishops under the guidance of Pope Francis to promote the essential value of families in the contemporary society."

The slate of U.S. bishops elected to the synod include: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president and vice-president respectively of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington D.C. and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will also be delegates because they are both members of the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops. Pope Francis also appointed Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop William Skurla of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh to the U.S. slate as well.

For more information contact Msgr. John Zuraw, Chancellor at 330-744-8451.