Los Angeles’ Newest Auxiliary Bishop is a Cancer Survivor

For the second time this week, the Vatican has announced the appointment of a new U. S. Auxiliary Bishop.  On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Apostolic Nuncio phoned Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau with the news that Pope Francis had appointed him to the post of Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Bishop-elect Trudeau will replace 75-year old Bishop Thomas Curry, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis earlier in the week.

Msgr. Trudeau was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2008 and is now cancer free following extensive chemo and radiation treatments.  During an interview with Angelus News, he stated that the cancer diagnosis presented him with “a different view of life.”  Additionally, he noted:  “The little things are not so important anymore.”  He admits to being “totally shocked” upon receiving the phone call from the Nuncio notifying him of the appointment to Auxiliary Bishop.

Bishop-elect Trudeau, a native Angeleno, currently teaches at St. John’s Seminary in the Los Angeles Basin area.  He was ordained to the Priesthood on August 6, 1991.  His Episcopal Ordination is set for June 7, 2018, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.  Jose H. Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles, which is the largest Archdiocese in the United States.

For more details on Bishop-elect Trudeau, please click here to review an article published in the Los Angeles Times.