Archbishop José Gomez from Los Angeles receives the pallium from Pope Benedict
Archbishop José Horacio Gómez from Los Angeles received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in the Vatican. Other three American archbishops also received the pallium: Archbishop James Peter Sartain from Seattle; Archbishop Paul Stagg Coakley from Oklahoma City; and Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, from San Antonio.
Among the 40 new archbishops, also Gerard Cyprien Lacroix, from Québec (Canada) received the pallium.
The pallium is a garment used by archbishops as a sign of communion with the Pope.