The Holy Father announced today that Bishop John C. Wester of the diocese of Salt Lake City has been named to the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.
Bishop Wester has been a leader in the area of migrant peoples’ needs in the United States and will no doubt well serve the Holy Father in his additional responsibilities.
Bishop Wester has diligently worked towards immigration reform on a local, national and international level. He serves on several committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops notably the Committee on Migration, as well as numerous boards including Catholic Relief Services, Mexican American Catholic College board of trustees, National Association of Lay Ministry, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and others.
Congratulations, Bishop Wester!