Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico, Nov 14, 2019 / 19:01 pm
Bishop Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary bishop of Monterrey, has welcomed the election of Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles as president of the US bishops' conference, calling it an "eloquent sign" for migrants.
Archbishop Gomez was elected president of the USCCB Nov. 12 during the US bishops' plenary assembly.
Bishop Miranda, the secretary general of the Mexican bishops' conference, told ACI Prensa that on communicating Gomez' election to the Mexican bishops, "the reaction was one of applause, joy and emotion on receiving the news about Archbishop José Gomez as president of the American bishops' conference. Afterwards bishops even came up to me and told me they were very happy with this news."
The Mexican bishops are holding their plenary assembly Nov. 11-14 in Cuautitlán Izcalli.
Bishop Miranda said that "the entire conference rejoiced with this distinction given to a compatriot, a brother, and in my case, someone from my hometown."