steve-virgadamo-father-barronPope Francis has officially appointed 3 auxiliary bishops or the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Father barron is among the 3 new auxiliary bishops being relocated to Los Angeles. Father Barron is well known for his strong and unbreakable commitment to evangelisation. Father Barron is also the founder of the Global Media Ministry known as World on Fire. World on Fire produces programmes for WGN America, EWTN, Relevant Radio/YouTube, and is currently the rector of University of St Mary and Mundelein Seminary located in Chicago.

Father Barron has humbly accepted his new position and said that it was an enormous surprise. He is so excited to become a member of the Los Angeles religious community  and was quoted in saying, “The Church of Los Angeles—the most populous in the United States—is energetic, diverse, and creative.” Father Barron went on to say, “The late Francis Cardinal George—the spiritual grandfather of Word on Fire—was a mentor and friend to me. The mission closest to his heart was the evangelisation of the culture, bringing Christ to the arenas of media, politics, law, education, the arts, etc. I can’t think of a more exciting field for this sort of work than Los Angeles, which is certainly one of the great cultural centers of our time.”

The other two auxiliary bishops will include Mgr Joseph Brennan and Mgr David O’Connell. Mgr Brennan is the vicar general and moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Mgr O’Connell is the pastor of Saint Michael Parish in Los Angeles


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