Joseph Edward Kurtz

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Date of Birth August 18, 1946
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Joseph Edward Kurtz

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.

Archdiocese: Louisville
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
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Residence: Louisville, Kentucky
Parents: George and Stella (née Zmijewski) Kurtz
Occupation: Archbishop
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.

Before Fame

He received a Master's in social work from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Achievement

He became the Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2010.

Family Life

He has three sisters and one brother.

Associations

He was appointed the Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, by Pope John Paul II in 1999.

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Latest information about Joseph Edward Kurtz updated on January 17, 2021.

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