Vatican Tosses Hispanics A Bone, Names Wise Latino To High Position

04.06.10 Bucky Turco

archbishop_gomez Desperate to change the negative narratives surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict chose Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio to succeed the archbishop of Los Angeles, making him the “highest ranking Latino in the American Catholic hierarchy” reports the AP. Hailing from the controversial Opus Dei sect, this was one of the smartest moves by the Vatican in recent days. After the latest sex abuse scandal, Hispanics might be the last substantial demographic still willing to blindly follow the church.