At their annual fall Assembly in Baltimore, members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez as the new USCCB President. He is the first Hispanic American to be elected to this position.
Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert issued the following statement:
“I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Archbishop Jose Gomez, newly-elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
As a natural unifier in the Conference, Archbishop Gomez will be a stalwart guardian of the Church’s teachings, a strong leader in youth protection, and a clear moral voice for the plight of the immigrant and the refugee.
I look forward to working with Archbishop Gomez and all the newly elected chairmen.”