New US Catholic bishops leader pledges to carry pope's message of mercy amid culture wars

  • by: DYLAN LOVAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 11:20 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The new leader of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops says he will draw on his years as a pastor to guide American bishops as they attempt to shift focus under Pope Francis, who wants more emphasis on compassion than on divisive social issues such as gay marriage.

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