Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio will take over from Cardinal Roger Mahony. The selection of the Mexican American reflects a change in the U.S. church from Eurocentric to Latino-dominated.
The Vatican's choice of a Mexican-born archbishop, Jose Gomez of San Antonio, as the next prelate of Los Angeles reflects the formal acknowledgment of a remarkable, decades-long shift in the center of gravity of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church -- from Northeast to Southwest, from Eurocentric to Latino-dominated.
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