Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) extends a warm welcome to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., who was named Archbishop of Philadelphia today. The Archbishop of Philadelphia traditionally serves as the chairman of the PCC, which is the public affairs agency of Pennsylvania’s bishops. Archbishop Chaput will be installed on September 8 in Philadelphia.
“On behalf of all those involved with the work of the PCC, I welcome Archbishop Chaput to Pennsylvania. With admiration and esteem for his service to the church, I look forward to working with Archbishop Chaput for the common good in Pennsylvania,” said PCC Executive Director Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr.
Archbishop Chaput is the author of two books, including “Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life.” He most recently served as Archbishop of Denver, Colorado.
“It has been an honor for the PCC staff to work with Cardinal Rigali and we wish him the best in retirement,” O’Hara said.
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The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is the public affairs agency of Pennsylvania’s Catholic bishops, representing the eight Latin Rite and two Byzantine Rite dioceses in Pennsylvania. There are more than 3.5 million Catholics in Pennsylvania. More information about the PCC is available at pacatholic.org.