US bishops reject Cardinal Cupich as head of pro-life committee

The US bishops have broken with tradition in a surprise vote for the chair of their pro-life committee, with Archbishop Joseph Naumann gaining a narrow margin over Cardinal Blase Cupich. The committee has been headed by a cardinal since the mid-1980s, and the rejection of Cardinal Cupich will be seen as marking the bishops’ emphasis on abortion over other political issues, as well a degree...