Breakout Session Speaker


Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Blase J. Cupich as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago, as well as to the Dicastery for; Bishops, Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Culture and Education. He serves on the USCCB Committee on Migration and the Subcommittee for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. He also serves as a consultant to the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and is Co-Chair of the National Dialogue Initiative with Muslims. Cardinal Cupich is Chancellor of the Catholic Church Extension Society and the University of St. Mary of the Lake, and an Executive Member of The Catholic Mutual Relief Society. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of St. Thomas, a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology and a M.A. in Theology from the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome, and a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America.