Pope Francis Just Made An Immigrant From The Philippines A High Ranking Bishop

Continuing his efforts to diversify the Catholic church’s hierarchy, Pope Francis has appointed an Asian American to lead a diocese in the United States for the very first time. 

On Tuesday, a papal representative to the United States announced that the pope picked Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to be bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese.

There have been at least two other Asian-American Catholic bishops, according to Rev. Linh Hoang , O.F.M., an associate professor of religious studies at Siena College. They were Bishop Dominic Luong, a Vietnamese...
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