Omaha Archbishop George Lucas has been elected to a key committee position with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
He will soon take over as chairman of the Committee of Catholic Education. He will work with dioceses and Catholic leaders across the country to improve Catholic education.
He was elected by his fellow bishops Tuesday during the annual general assembly of the conference of bishops in Baltimore. He will serve a three-year term.
“Catholic education at every level is an important part of our experience in the Archdiocese of Omaha, and it has been an important focus of my attention over the years as a priest and bishop,” Lucas said.
Lucas taught at a Catholic high school in St. Louis and ran a seminary in that area.