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His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop '''José (Cortés y Olmos) of Mexico City''' was the first [[bishop]] of the [[OCA]]'s [[Exarchate of Mexico (OCA)|Exarchate of Mexico]]. Bp. José had been bishop of the Mexican National Catholic Church, a Mexican reactionary movement away from the "colonialist" Spanish [[Roman Catholic Church]]. He led his church to Orthodox Christianity, petitioning the [[Orthodox Church in America]] in 1971 for acceptance. After he and his [[clergy]] were accepted as Orthodox [[priest]]s, he was consecrated Bishop of Mexico City in 1972 to lead his community as an [[exarchate]] of the OCA.