Costa Rican-born priest named Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

.- Pope John Paul II has appointed Costa-Rican born Monsignor Alexander Salazar, Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Church, as Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. He was also assigned the Titular See of Nesqually.

Alexander Salazar was born November 28, 1949, in San Jose, Costa Rica. His family came to the United States in 1953 and settled in Los Angeles. He became a U.S. citizen at the age of 18.

After attending elementary and high school in Los Angeles, Alexander Salazar studied at California State University, Los Angeles, and later at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, where in 1978 he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Bi-Lingual Studies.

Upon completion of college, he taught at St. Albert the Great school in Compton, California, from 1968 to 1979. He also worked as bookkeeper for St. Albert the Great parish. In 1977, the then Mr. Salazar entered St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo as a pre-candidate for philosophy studies, and in 1980 began his studies in theology. Ordained a priest June 16, 1984, he was named a Chaplain of Honor to His Holiness on August 9, 2003.

Bishop-designate Salazar has served in a number of pastoral and archdiocesan assignments. He served at St. Gregory the Great parish, Whittier, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish, Pasadena, and at St. Vibiana Cathedral, Los Angeles. He was named temporary Administrator of St. Teresa of Avila in 1994 and became pastor in 1995. In 2003, Msgr. Salazar was appointed Vice-Chancellor while continuing as pastor of St. Teresa of Avila.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?

Liturgical Calendar

July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:1-9


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 1:1, 4-10
Gospel:: Mt 13: 1-9

Saint of the Day

St. John Cassian »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:1-9


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: