Archbishop Cupich named member of Congregation for Bishops
[Will he soon get a red hat? “For the record”: Cardinal Wuerl is still on the Congregation, and Cardinal Burke is still off]
Catholic World News – July 07, 2016
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago a member of the Congregation for Bishops.
The Congregation’s members, whether curial prelates or diocesan bishops like Archbishop Cupich (who remains Archbishop of Chicago), assist the Congregation’s prefect and secretary in making recommendations to the Pope for the appointment of bishops in non-mission Latin-rite dioceses.
In December 2013, Pope Francis confirmed Cardinal Marc Ouellet as the Congregation’s prefect but reconstituted its membership, retaining 18 members and appointing 12 new ones. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington was among the new members, while Cardinal Raymond Burke was among those not retained.