Chaput Appointed to Laity Council
Archbishop Chaput, O.F.M.Cap. is a Kansas native and former Provincial Minister of the Province of St. Conrad in Denver
This from Catholic News Agency
"Pope Francis appointed members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity Feb. 6, including one American – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Archbishop Chaput is also the only bishop appointed to the council who is not a cardinal, although one other appointee, Archbishop Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro, is a cardinal-designate who will be given the red hat at the Feb. 22 consistory.
The Pontifical Council for the Laity deals with the promotion and coordination of the apostolate of the laity, including the contributions of lay ecclesial movements and individuals.
Archbishop Chaput’s archdiocese will host the next World Meeting of Families, which Pope Francis may attend. The meeting, to be held in 2015, will gather hundreds of thousands of laity to pray, study and celebrate marriage and family life."