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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bishop returns to Pittsburgh

The Holy Father has named as Bishop of Pittsburgh, the Most Reverend David A. Zubik, up to now Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Bishop Zubik was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1949. In 1967, he entered Pittsburgh's Saint Paul Seminary where he obtained a B.A. in 1971. He then pursued theological studies at Saint Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland, obtaining a Master of Divinity in 1975. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh May 3, 1975. He served as Assistant Pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Pittsburgh from 1975 until 1980. From 1980 to 1987 he served as Vice-Principal of Quigley High School and Chaplain to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Joseph in Baden. During this time he studied at Duquesne University, earning an M.S. in Education in 1982. He also served as a spiritual director at St. Paul Seminary from 1984 to 1991 and Administrative Secretary to the Bishop of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. He went on to serve in several other diocesan positions, including Chancellor and Vicar General.

He was named auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh in 1997 and bishop of Green Bay in 2003.

At the U.S. Bishops' Conference, Bishop Zubik is a member of the Administrative Committee, the Audit Subcommittee and the National Advisory Council and is president of the Committee on the Laity.