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Administrators Appointed for Byzantine, Chaldean Catholic Eparchies in USA

Ohio- and California-Based Eparchies Await Appointment of New Bishops

Pope Francis named Archbishop William Skurla of the Byzantine Archeparchy of Pittsburg, as apostolic administrator of the Byzantine Eparchy of Parma, Ohio, and accepted the resignation of Bishop John Kudrick.

Pope Francis also accepted the resignation of Bishop Sarhad Y. Jammo, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle, San Diego, California, and appointed Bishop Shlemon Warduni, auxiliary bishop of the Patriarchate of Babylon, as the apostolic administrator of the eparchy.

The appointments were publicized in Washington, May 7, by Msgr. Walter Erbì, chargé d’ affaires of the Nunciature of the United States.

Both, the Byzantine Eparchy of Parma and the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle, are now sede vacante until new bishops are appointed.

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