Press Releases

Pittsburgh Crèche Blessing

November 15, 2012

PITTSBURGH — The Christian Leaders Fellowship, an ecumenical group of local bishops and denominational executives, will lead a prayer service at the annual dedication of the Pittsburgh Crèche, Friday, Nov. 16 at noon in the plaza at US Steel Towers on Grant Street, downtown. Archbishop William C. Skurla, head of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, will participate.

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Archbishop William to receive omophor from Pope Benedict XVI

June 28, 2012

The sole Eastern Catholic hierarch participating in the June 29 pallium ceremony in Rome, Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla has been informed that he will receive the omophor from Pope Benedict XVI rather than the traditional Latin pallium. The Archbishop is leader of the Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Metropolitan Church sui iuris in America.

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Ad Limina visit in Rome May 14-20

May 14, 2012

Region XV of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are in Rome for their ad limina visits with Pope Benedict XVI. Region XV includes all Eastern Catholic Bishops in the United States. Metropolitan William C. Skurla (Pittsburgh), Bishop John M. Kudrick (Parma), and Bishop Gerald N. Dino (Phoenix) of the Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Metropolitan Church in the USA join their fellow Eastern Catholic bishops for the May 14-20 visits with Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials. Former Administrator of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh Very Reverend Eugene P. Yackanich also is accompanying newly-enthroned Metropolitan William, who assumed his Archieparchial duties April 18.

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EWTN to air recording of Enthronement of Metropolitan William

April 27, 2012

“Cathedrals Across America: Enthronement of William C. Skurla as the 5th Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburg[h]” will be broadcast over EWTN Global Catholic Network Television on Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 Pacific) and again at midnight Monday, May 7 (9:00 p.m. Pacific Sunday, May 6).

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Live stream broadcast of Enthronement a success

April 19, 2012

Over 1,600 unique viewers from across the U.S. and Europe watched the live broadcast of the Enthronement of Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla yesterday, with a total of 1,785 hours 21 minutes 28 seconds watched. The event took place before over 700 invitees at the Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa.

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Most Reverend William C. Skurla, D.D. Named Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – Most Reverend William C. Skurla, D.D. has been named Metropolitan Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI announced his official appointment from the Vatican Thursday, Jan. 19. He will be enthroned Wednesday, April 18.

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