José Horacio Gomez

Archbishop, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

José Horacio Gomez is the fifth archbishop of Los Angeles. He is the first Latino to serve in the position as well as the highest-ranking Latino bishop in the United States. He has played a leading role in the Catholic Church’s efforts to promote immigration reform and is author of the 2013 book “Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation.” Gomez has served as chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration and is a papal appointee to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He is currently serving a three-year term as vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.