Most average Catholics around the world probably don't know the name of their local bishop. And fewer still could tell you who serves as president of the national episcopal conference in their country. That's probably not such a bad thing.
As some recent events have shown, Catholics probably aren't losing out much by not knowing or having a whole lot of contact with these men of the Church who like to call themselves shepherds.
"Look, I am against the shepherds," says the Lord in the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel. "I shall take my flock out of their charge and henceforth not allow them to feed my flock. And the shepherds will stop feeding themselves, because I shall rescue my sheep from their mouths to stop them from being food for them." (Ez. 34, 10)