WASHINGTON — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has named Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik as the new episcopal liaison to Catholic Charities USA.
He succeeds Bishop Michael P. Driscoll of Boise, Idaho, who had held the post since 2002.
"Catholic Charities USA is a significant organization aligned to the USCCB," Bishop Zubik said in an Oct. 29 statement. "Catholic Charities challenges us to live out Jesus' call to serve the neediest among us."
Pope Francis "has called us to a greater outreach with the poor, and I welcome this opportunity to deepen this relationship on behalf of the U.S. bishops," he added.
Catholic Charities USA, which has its headquarters in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va., is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates in dioceses nationwide.
The national headquarters and its local agencies employ more than 70,000 people across the country working to reduce poverty, support families and "empower communities."
Catholic Charities USA was founded in 1910 on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington.