American Becomes President Of European Bishops’ Conferences

Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grušas, 60, Lithuania, succeeds Cardinal Bagnasco as the president of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE).

Grušas was born in Washington, D.C. to Lithuanian parents and raised in Los Angeles. He worked as a technical consultant at IBM before studying theology at the Charismatic Franciscan University of Steubenville.

In an April interview, Grušas said that the faith was kept in Lithuania during Communism but lost since the country’s "independence" in 1990. Soviet Lithuania experienced a population boom, but since it submitted to the decadent West, it lost 25% (!) of its inhabitants.

Grušas will play a key role during the so called continental preparing phase of the Synod on Synods. All but one holder of the CCEE presidency have become cardinals.


Dr Bobus
Instead of speaking in outworn intellectualistic and moralistic religious language, Francis prefers the never accurate language of German Existentialism.
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Francis to Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe: “If Christians instead of radiating the contagious joy of the Gospel, keep speaking in outworn intellectualistic and moralistic religious language, people will not be able to see the Good Shepherd”
The US is in Europe ? Really ? Maybe an Indonesian, English or Scottish bishop can become chairman of the USCCB, or of CELAM.
Dr Bobus
He was born in the US, thus a US citizen from birth. Did he renounce US citizenship?