Bishop for Green Bay Is Named

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin, OCT. 10, 2003 ( John Paul II named Auxiliary Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh as the new head of the Diocese of Green Bay.

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Bishop Zubik, 54, will take possession of the diocese at a special ceremony Dec. 12, the Vatican press office announced today. He succeeds Bishop Robert Banks, 75, who retired.

A native of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, David Zubik received an undergraduate degree at Duquesne University in 1971 and went on to study at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he earned a degree in theology in 1975.

He was ordained a priest on May 3, 1975, in Pittsburgh. In 1987, he was appointed administrative secretary to then Pittsburgh Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua.

In 1995, he was named associate general secretary and chancellor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and on Jan. 1, 1996, became vicar general and general secretary. He was consecrated a bishop on April 6, 1997, and appointed auxiliary bishop to the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Bishop Zubik is a member of the U.S. episcopate’s Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry.

The Diocese of Green Bay is home to 381,000 Catholics, or 41% of northeastern Wisconsin’s population. The 186 parishes are served by 128 pastors or associate pastors.

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