Tuesday the Pope named Monsignor Jose Horacio Gomez Archbishiop of the largest Archdiocese in the United States.
Gomez is replacing Cardinal Roger Mahony who reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 on Sunday.
Back in December Cardinal Mahony presided over Bishop John Steinbock's funeral service in Fresno.
Mahony has championed the fight for immigration reform in the U.S.
But for many his career was tainted by a clergy abuse scandal that began when he was bishop of Stockton.
The scandal resulted in a $600 million settlement with more than 500 plaintiffs.