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Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

The Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs consists of nineteen bishops who specialize in relations between Christians and interreligious groups.  The committee, currently headed by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, is reestablished every three years.

Bishop Joseph C Bambera




Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera
Bishop of Scranton



Most Rev. Bohdan Danylo
Eparchy of St. Josaphat of Parma

Most Rev. Stephen J. Lopes
Bishop of the Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of
St. Peter

Most Rev. Denis J. Madden
Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore

Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego

Most Rev. Mitchell Rozanski
Bishop of Springfield, MA

Most Rev. Peter L. Smith
Auxiliary Bishop of Portland, OR

Most Rev. David P. Talley
Bishop of Memphis

Most Rev. Michael W. Warfel
Bishop of Great Falls-Billings


Most Rev. John Michael Botean
Eparchy of St. George of Canton

Most Rev. Tod D. Brown
Bishop Emeritus of Orange

H.E. Blase Cardinal Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago

H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix

Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger
Bishop of Albany

H.E. Sean Cardinal O'Malley
Archbishop of Boston

Most Rev. Richard J. Sklba
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee

H.E. Joseph Cardinal Tobin, CSsr
Archbishop of Newark


Rev. Dennis McManus


Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

The Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs exists to carry out the ongoing programs and plans of the bishops' committee. It consists of six full-time staff members, aided by part-time consultants and interns.

Rev. Walter F. Kedjierski, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Anthony Cirelli, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Rev. Dr. Ronald G. Roberson, CSP
Associate Director

Ms. Rebecca Cohen
Program and Research Specialist

Assistant to the Executive Director

Ms. Tiffany Mason
Staff Assistant


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