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Latino State News

Chicago Bishop to Head San Antonio Archdiocese

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, has been appointed to lead the archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas.

Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Garcia-Siller to succeed Archbishop Jose H. Gomez who left in April after being named archbishop of Los Angeles.

Garcia-Siller, 53, whose brother, Eugene is also a priest, was born in the central Mexico state of San Luis Potosi and is the oldest of 15 children.  He was ordained in 1984, and served as Cardinal Francis George’s liaison for Hispanic ministry in Chicago, and served in California before his arrival in Chicago.