Breaking: USCCB general secretary resigns amid allegations of improper behavior – Catholic World Report

The general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops resigned from his post on Tuesday, ahead of media reports detailing possible misconduct. Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill stepped down from his post as the conference’s general secretary, USCCB President Archbishop Jose Gomez announced in a memo to all U.S. bishops reported first by the National Catholic Reporter. “On Monday, we became aware of impending media reports alleging possible improper behavior by Msgr. Burrill,” said Archbishop Gomez’s July 20 memo. According to Gomez, Burrill was not accused of misconduct with minors, but resigned immediately “to avoid becoming a distraction to the operations and ongoing work of the Conference.” “The Conference takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and will pursue all appropriate steps to address them,” said Gomez. Burrill was elected to the post of general secretary at the November 2020 assembly of the USCCB, replacing Msgr. Brian Bransfield, whose term had ended. Burrill was due to serve a five-year term as the USCCB’s general secretary.

Breaking: USCCB general secretary resigns amid allegations of improper behavior – Catholic World Report

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