The bishops of the US conference (USCCB) will be electing their president next week. The custom of the conference is to elect the vice-president in the previous term as president. In this case, following custom, they would elect Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon.
The media (Catholic and secular) are reporting that Bishop Kicanas defended the ordination of a man later convicted of child molestation. Various Catholic blogs have drawn attention to these reports and have asked the USCCB to seriously consider whether or not Bishop Kicanas is fit for the post of president.
The Register has given Bishop Kicanas the chance to respond to these media reports.
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