A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Soto to Sacramento

The Holy Father has named Bishop Jaime Soto, 51, as the new Coadjutor Bishop of Sacramento, California. Up to now, Bishop Soto has been Auxiliary Bishop of Orange, California. He was born in Inglewood, California, and attended seminary in Camarillo. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange on June 12, 1982. He served as parochial vicar in Santa Ana for two years before going to the Columbia University School of Social Work where he obtained his Master degree in Social Work in 1986. He then began working as director of Immigration and Citizenship Services for Catholic Charities. In 1989 he was named Episcopal Vicar for the Hispanic Community and in 1999 Episcopal Vicar for Catholic Charities. He was named and consecrated Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Orange in 2000. In the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Soto is Chairman of the Committee for the Church in Latin America, member of the Committee for the Laity, president for the sub-committee on Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.