Bishop Gabino Zavala

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Bishop Gabino Zavala "was ordained Bishop as Auxiliary of Los Angeles, heading the San Gabriel Pastoral Region in 1994. A native of Mexico, he was raised in Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a Masters Degree in divinity from St. Johns Seminary in Camarillo. He was ordained a priest May 28, 1977 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He then attended Catholic University in Washington, DC, where he earned a Licentiate in Canon Law.

"He has served as associate pastor, associate director of the Marriage Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, served as professor of Canon Law and then as Rector of St. Johns Seminary. He is a member of the Boards of Don Bosco Technical High School, the Instituto de Liturgia Hispana, A Place Called Home and The House of Ruth. He serves on the Advisory Board for Detention Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and has been a passionate advocate against the death penalty. He has been a steadfast supporter of immigrant and worker rights and serves as co-president of the board of Interfaith Worker Justice. He is a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops where he presently serves on the following committees: Administrative Committee, Priorities and Plan, and Ad-Hoc Committee on the Spanish Translation of the American Bible. The past USCCB Committees on which he has served include: Domestic Policy, Canonical Affairs, and Bishops Editorial Oversight Board for the National Adult Catechism, and he also chaired the Sub-Committee for "Encuentro 2000, Many Faces in God's House."" [1]

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  1. National Council, Pax Christi USA, accessed March 17, 2009.