The Vatican on Friday named a prominent religious official who has
been a leader in the fight against same-sex marriage as San Francisco's
new archbishop, the latest in a string of conservatives to lead
Catholics in one of the country's most liberal areas.
Salvatore Cordileone, 56, organized religious leaders and helped raise significant sums of money to get Proposition
8, the 2008 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California, on
the ballot and spoke forcefully in support of it. He is also chairman of
the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion
and Defense of Marriage.
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