Archive of December 29, 2004

Pope Appoints Bishop Gomez to Archbishop of San Antonio

Dec 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that the Most Reverend Jose Gomez, the first auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Denver since 1984, will soon be elevated to Archbishop of San Antonio in Texas. Bishop Gomez has served as auxiliary Bishop of Denver since his appointment in 2001. The 53-year-old Monterrey, Mexico native came to Denver from Texas where he served in both Houston and San Antonio for 14 years.

Largest Provincial Archdiocese in the World to be Split

Dec 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As the Archdiocese of San Antonio prepares to receive a new shepherd, the Vatican announced today that the Archdiocese, which provincially oversees more dioceses than any other in the world, will now be split in two.

Bishop Gomez Bids an Emotional Farewell to Archdiocese of Denver

Dec 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Amid an appointment from Pope John Paul II this morning to become Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Bishop Jose Gomez of Denver gave an emotional farewell in his weekly column in today’s Denver Catholic Register.

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