The work of the Holy Father to restore the luster to the tarnished Church leadership in America grows with the added responsibilities of the newly appointed head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, as reported by the Catholic News Agency.
“Vatican City, May 8, 2010 / 07:31 pm (CNA).- Today the Holy Father named Archbishop Jose H. Gomez as a member of the Special Council for America of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. The responsibility is one of many for the newly appointed head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
“The Vatican's announcement of Archbishop Gomez' nomination was accompanied on Saturday by the news of the appointment of the Archbishop of Popayan, Columbia, Ivan Antonio Marin Lopez to the same Council.
“Archbishop Gomez comes into the new position from a background rich with experience in multicultural issues within the U.S. Church. In addition to a variety of other positions and responsibilities he currently holds, he is the chair of the U.S. bishop’s Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America, chair-elect of the Committee on Migration and is a founding member of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (C.A.L.L.).”