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Roger M. Mahony Biography

Cardinal and Archbishop of the Archdioceses of Los Angeles
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“A recent poll is good news for all of us working to secure legal residency and a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented living in our midst. Some 62% of those polled believe there should be a path whereby these people can come out of the shadows and become members of our society.”

Roger Mahoney, “62% Favor Undocumented to Become Citizens,” Cardinal Roger Mahoney Blogs LA, Jan. 24, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Archbishop of the Archdioceses of Los Angeles, 1985-present
  • Elevated to Cardinal during Pope John Paul II Papacy, 1991
  • Former Bishop of Stockton, 1980-1985
  • Former Titular Bishop of Tamascani and Auxiliary Bishop of Fresno, 1975-1980
  • Ordained Catholic Priest, Fresno Diocese, 1962
  • First native Angeleno and the third Archbishop of Los Angeles to become a Cardinal
  • Attended the National Catholic School of Social Science, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
  • Attended St. Johns Seminary, Camarillo
  • Attended Mission Hill’s Queen of Angels Seminary
  • Attended Los Angeles College Preparatory Seminary
  • Attended Saint Charles School, North Hollywood
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