Archbishop Gomez Elected President of USCCB

The Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, was elected President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Tuesday at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore this week, November 11-14.

With 176 of 238 votes, Archbishop Gomez has been elected the first Latino president of the USCCB. He is finishing his term as Vice President of the USCCB and will begin his three-year term as President at the conclusion of the Fall General Assembly on Thursday.

On Tuesday morning he tweeted: “The election to @USCCB president is an honor – not only for me, but also for @lacatholics and for every Latino Catholic in the country. I promise to serve with dedication and love, and to always try to follow Jesus Christ and seek his will for his Church here in the US. #USCCB19″

Archbishop Gomez serves on the Relevant Radio® Board of Directors, and the network operates a large station in the Los Angeles area. He has been a great supporter of the Relevant Radio mission.

“Archbishop Gomez’s membership on the Relevant Radio Board of Directors is an added assurance that Relevant Radio is united to the Church and headed in the right direction. Let us keep him in our prayers,” said Rev. Francis Hoffman, Executive Director/CEO.

The Most Rev. Allen Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit was elected Vice President by his brother bishops.

We pray for our bishops and USCCB leaders to guide the Church with faithfulness and strive to bring all US Catholics closer to Christ.