Bishop Nelson J. Perez becomes the third Hispanic archbishop in the United States and the first to serve in this archdiocese.
Father Stephen Fichter spoke about the groundbreaking survey of U.S. bishops conducted by CARA in 2016 and first reported in America magazine in 2018.
Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern based on values.
The plan would cede control over financial, human resources and governance functions to professional laity.
The Gaza Strip has been under an air, land and sea blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt in 2007.