John Moretta, pastor of Resurrection Church in East L.A., told The Tidings.
"We're very grateful for his
service, especially to the people that are most needy.
He'll always be identified with the most needy," added Msgr.
Moretta, chair of the archdiocesan Guadalupana Committee.
has identified with the marginal --- the people that society not always considers successful, whether it's farm workers, whether it's the immigrant class with papers or no papers; whether it's the low-income students for whom he's
made a great sacrifice investing millions and millions of dollars to maintain our schools."
And throughout the years he
has become a national institution of courage advocating for the poor.