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  • Gregory J Kopchak
    From: Director of Communications, Eparchy of Parma Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 9:24 AM Subject: Bishop John UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1 12:10 PM
      From: "Director of Communications, Eparchy of Parma" <viscom@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 9:24 AM
      Subject: Bishop John

      DATE: March 31, 2003


      WASHINGTON - Pope John Paul II has named Bishop John M. Kudrick, bishop
      of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, as Co-adjutor bishop of the
      Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. He will succeed
      Metropolitan Archbishop Basil M. Schott upon his resignation or death.

      Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, made
      the announcement.

      Bishop Kudrick was born on December 23, 1947 in Lloydell, Pa. He entered
      the Third Order Regular of St. Francis on Jan. 29, 1967 in the
      Franciscan Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. He attended St.
      Francis College in Loretto, Pa., where he received a bachelor of arts in
      mathematics in 1970. He made the profession of perpetual vows on June 1,

      He continued his studies at Indiana State University and received a
      master of science degree in mathematics in 1975. He received a master
      of divinity from Saint Francis Seminary, Loretto, in 1975.

      He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1975 and began serving on
      the faculty of Saint Francis College. From 1976 to 1980 he was assistant
      director of postulants for his Franciscan Order. During that time he
      also served in parishes of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. He became a
      priest of the archeparchy in 1987 and served in several parishes -
      pastor of St. Mary Parish, Windber, Pa., pastor of Holy Spirit Parish,
      McKees Rocks, Pa., and from 1998 to 2002, as protopresbyter of the
      Cathedral of St. John in Munhall, Pa. He was elected administrator of
      the vacant Archeparchy of Pittsburgh on April 24, 2001, following
      the death of Metropolitan
      Archbishop Judson Procyk.

      He was ordained bishop and enthroned as the fourth bishop of Parma on
      July 10, 2002.

      The Archeparchy of Pittsburgh for the Byzantines comprises western
      Pennsylvania, the eastern counties of Ohio and the states of Alabama,
      Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
      and West Virginia. It has a Catholic population of 90,150.


      Office of Communications
      United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
      3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000

      March 31, 2003 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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