Joseph Edward Kurtz is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the fourth and current Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, having previously served as Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee from 1999 to 2007. Kurtz also served as the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops between 2013 and 2016.
|Appointed:||June 12, 2007|
|Installed:||August 15, 2007|
|Predecessor:||Thomas C. Kelly, O.P|
|Ordination:||March 18, 1972, by Joseph McShea|
|Consecration:||December 8, 1999, by Gabriel Montalvo Higuera, Thomas C. Kelly, and Edward Peter Cullen|
|Birth name:||Joseph Edward Kurtz|
|Born:||Aug 18, 1946, Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania|
|Parents:||George and Stella (née Zmijewski) Kurtz|
|Previous post:||Bishop of Knoxville (1999–2007), President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2013–2016)|
|Alma mater:||St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Marywood University|
|Motto:||Hope In The Lord|
About Joseph Edward Kurtz
American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was named the fourth Archbishop of Louisville in 2007.
He received a Master's in social work from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He became the Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2010.
He has three sisters and one brother.
He was appointed the Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, by Pope John Paul II in 1999.
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