Conservative prelate to head US Amoris Laetitia committee

An archbishop known for his conservative views is to co-ordinate a committee of US bishops working on the implementation of Amoris Laetitia.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia will lead a working group of five bishops.

The group’s purpose is “to support our Holy Father in furthering the reception and implementation of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia”, the USCCB said in a statement.

The working group will help bishops in “the positive reception and ongoing implementation of Amoris Laetitia”, as well as staying in touch with local pastoral initiatives and updating the Holy See.

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