LA’s newest bishop is a Filipino immigrant

On March 5, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had tapped Msgr. Aclan to become the newest auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where the 68-year-old priest has served for 25 years.

Aclan’s nomination makes him the second Filipino-American priest to be named bishop in the U.S. The first was Bishop Oscar Solis, who served as an auxiliary bishop in Los Angeles from 2004 until 2017, before Pope Francis named him Bishop of Salt Lake City. The Los Angeles area is home to the largest Filipino immigrant community in the United States.

Full story at Angelus News.

LA auxiliary Joseph V. Brennan chosen to replace retiring Bishop Armando Ochoa

Rev. Joseph V. Brennan will take the reins of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno in May amid a large-scale sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church and an ongoing investigation in the diocese.

Brennan will succeed Bishop Armando Ochoa, who has served in that position for seven years. Brennan will be the sixth bishop of the diocese when he takes over the day-to-day leadership duties May 2.

Brennan has been an auxiliary bishop to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 2015.

Full story at the Merced Sun-Star.