On Friday, the Knights of Columbus board of directors have elected, Patrick Kelly to succeed Carl Anderson as the new Supreme Knight of the largest Catholic fraternity of the world.
The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, started out as an organization to foster Catholic manhood while helping fatherless families who have no breadwinner present. Today, the order has nearly 2 million members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, Poland, Lithuania, France, and Ukraine.
Those who have attended the March for Life in DC or on a local level would notice the order’s signature Defend Life from the order that is proudly carried throughout the rally and even March by individuals.
Kelly was instrumental in the order’s ultrasound initiative that started in 2009 with a goal to have one ultrasound in every 50 states in the United States by 2019. It was successful that he accomplished that goal within a ten year span.
In addition to the ultrasound initiative, Kelly launched the “Leave No Neighbor Behind” program that countered the global pandemic last March.
Kelly will begin his Supreme Knight tenure on Monday, March 1st. Anderson, a twenty year leader of the organization is stepping down as he will adhere to the by-laws of the organization to step down when reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.
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