Meet Father J: The Bronx ‘City Kid’ Who Will Become The Youngest Auxiliary Bishop in the Country

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Father Joseph Espaillat, or “Father J” as he’s called, has been named an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of New York by Pope Francis. 

He may look familiar to you since he’s not a stranger to NET-TV. He helped with papal trip coverage before. Father Espaillat joined Currents News to discuss how his come-up story from a Latino in the Bronx, to becoming a priest and now being called to an auxiliary bishop by Pope Francis is so appealing to young Catholics.