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Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People

 

Article 8 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People states,

By the authority of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the mandate of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse is renewed, and it is now constituted the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People. It becomes a standing committee of the Conference. Its membership is to include representation from all the episcopal regions of the country, with new appointments staggered to maintain continuity in the effort to protect children and youth.

The Committee is to advise the USCCB on all matters related to child and youth protection and is to oversee the development of the plans, programs, and budget of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection. It is to provide the USCCB with comprehensive planning and recommendations concerning child and youth protection by coordinating the efforts of the Office and the National Review Board.

Membership of the Bishops' Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People (CPCYP) includes the following bishops as well as the region they represent:

Chair
Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
Bishop of Juneau

Region VIII
Most Reverend John M. LeVoir
Bishop of New Ulm

Region I
Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Region IX
Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme
Bishop of Wichita

Region II
Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensburg 

Region X
Most Reverend Patrick J. Zurek
Bishop of Amarillo

Region III
Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh

Region XI
Most Reverend Thomas A. Daly 
Auxiliary Bishop of San Jose 

Region IV
Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

Region XII
Most Reverend Liam Cary
Bishop of Baker

Region V
Most Reverend William F. Medley 
Bishop of Owensboro

Region XIII
Most Reverend Eduardo A. Nevares
Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix 

Region VI
Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer
Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati

Region XIV
Most Reverend David P. Talley
Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

Region VII
Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville

Region XV
Most Reverend Thomas Mar Eusebius
Bishop of the Syro Malankara Exarchate



 



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