Local News
3:32 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Louisville Archbishop Expects a 'Steady Pace' With National, Local Duties

Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he doesn’t expect to have any difficulties balancing his new role as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with his leadership of the archdiocese.

Kurtz was back in Louisville and meeting with local reporters Friday morning.   He was elected to a three- year term as president of the national group on Tuesday in Baltimore.

The 67 year old Kurtz says the job will require extensive travel, but he’ll be able to do a lot of work online from Louisville and will “keep a steady pace” fulfilling his local duties.

The archbishop says he expects Louisville and the archdiocese will benefit in more ways than one from his role as leader of America’s bishops.

"We will learn from what’s happening throughout the rest of the country and maybe throughout the rest of the world.  We’ll also have the chance to share our most promising practices with others," Kurtz said. 

Kurtz departed Friday for Mexico and a meeting with Catholic leaders.