Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has been elected vice-president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The vice-president has typically been next in line for the presidency, but that was not the case this year.
In what’s being called an upset, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected president, handing a suprise defeat to Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon, Arizona.
It’s the first time since the 1960s that a vice-presidential candidate on the presidential ballot has been defeated.
(Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Louisville)