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Archbishop asks LA priests to be vaccinated

Archbishop José H. Gomez is requesting that priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“Being vaccinated is a gesture of our priestly tenderness and compassion for our people, especially for those who are scared and those who are most vulnerable,” he wrote in a Sept. 21 letter to Los Angeles priests.

Calling the ongoing pandemic “a cross for all of us to bear,” Archbishop Gomez noted that without vaccination, priests are barred by local governments from ministering in hospitals and care facilities.

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