ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 12, 2023 / 16:30 pm
After his appointment as archbishop of Madrid became official, José Cobo said he sees a need to “reposition the Church” in a changing society.
Cobo’s appointment as the new archbishop to replace retired Cardinal Carlos Osoro was made official June 12. He has been serving as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Madrid since 2018.
Asked at a press conference what he can contribute going forward as one of the youngest prelates of the Spanish episcopate, Cobo said: “We can bring the capacity or the desire to reposition the Church within our world. Perhaps in different ways, with other languages.”
The newly appointed archbishop said that it is not a question of “abandoning the parameters of what has already been done, nor of what it means to be a bishop, because this will never change” but rather of “providing a vision of new challenges that are appearing in our society, which is changing at a dizzying rate.”