Bishop Malloy Elected Chair of USCCB Committee
November 14, 2019
BALTIMORE—Bishop David Malloy was elected the new chair of the Committee on International Justice and Peace for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 
Bishop Malloy was elected over Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento, in a 140-101 vote during the USCCB Fall general meeting in Baltimore Nov. 11-14. Both Bishop Soto and Bishop Malloy have been members of the committee for several years.
The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church on international justice and peace through policy development, advocacy, education, outreach, and acts of ecclesial solidarity. The committee advises the bishops on international public policy issues, especially integral human development, human rights, religious freedom, and peace.
This mandate includes responsibility for international policy, advocacy, justice and peace concerns, solidarity with the Church in other countries, outreach to dioceses on international issues, and international dimensions of Catholic social teaching education.
According to USCCB bylaws, Bishop Malloy will serve as chairman for a three-year term. 
Other committee members are Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA; Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J., Bishop of Oakland; Bishop Oscar Cantú, Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose; Bishop Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego; Bishop William F. Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre; Bishop Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento; Bishop Michael W. Warfel, Bishop of Great Falls-Billings; and Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan, M.L.M., Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon.