First Filipino American Bishop Ordained

February 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,1958356.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california

On February 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the first Filipino American bishop in the United States was ordained Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The ordination of Oscar Azarcon Solis, 50, was attended by about 3,600 people, including about 400 priests and 40 bishops from the U.S. and the Philippines. Solis is now one of five auxiliary bishops for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which represents Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties."