Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 21, 2019 / 11:39 am
Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what is of importance is not his own vision for the Church, but that of Christ.
"In interviews this week, I am getting asked a lot about my 'vision' for the Church. It is a good, sincere question. But I'm not sure it is the right question," he wrote in a Nov. 19 column at Angelus News.
"The Church does not belong to any archbishop, even the president of the bishops' conference. The Church does not belong to any of us. She belongs to Jesus, the Church is his Body and Bride."
Archbishop Gomez said that the Church's mission and identity given her by Christ is "to tell the world about his life and what he has done for us, and to help them know that Jesus is the way that leads to the truth about their lives, to the love and happiness that they long for."