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José (Cortés y Olmos) of Mexico City

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In addition to his duties in Mexico, during the early years after his consecration, Bp. José traveled under the guidance of Bp. [[Dmitri (Royster) of Dallas|Dmitri of Hartford]], who had been appointed Exarch of the Mexican Church, participating for experience in [[parish]] level life in the United States.
Bp. José reposed in the Lord in the 1980s on [[January 28]], 1983 after fighting cancer. His Beatitude, Metropolitan [[Ireney (Bekish) of New York|Ireney]], presided at the funeral service in Mexico City on [[February 1]], 1983. It was not until 2005 that a successor to Bp. José was consecrated when [[Archimandrite]] [[Alejo (Pacheco y Vera) of Mexico City|Alejo (Pacheco-Vera)]] was consecrated Bishop of Mexico City on [[May 28]], 2005, at [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.
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