Monday, February 28, 2011

Cardinal Mahony: Cardinal Roger Mahony passes leadership of L.A. Archdiocese to Jose Gomez - latimes.com


Cardinal Mahony: Cardinal Roger Mahony passes leadership of L.A. Archdiocese to Jose Gomez - latimes.com

Cardinal Roger Mahony walked slowly across the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, leaning softly on his shepherd's staff as he completed one of his last public acts as archbishop of Los Angeles. Passing the altar on one side and his assembled bishops on the other, he finally reached the man who was taking over his position as head of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese.

Mahony handed the crooked staff, known as a crosier, to Archbishop Jose Gomez, symbolizing one of the most ancient traditions of the church, the transfer of authority from one bishop to another.

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