Governor Newsom Statement on Passing of Father Jay Matthews


SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the passing of Father James Matthews of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland:

“California stands with Oakland and Catholics across California as we mourn the passing of Father Jay Matthews. Father Jay was a trailblazer and ambassador who built bridges between people of different faiths and communities. Quick to lend a helping hand, he embodied the California values of generosity and acceptance. Father Jay has made a lasting imprint and set an example for all of us to aspire to.”