Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bishop John Pazak, C.Ss.R. Is Transferred to Phoenix, Arizona

Today in Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Most Reverend John S. Pazak, C.Ss.R., as Eparchial Bishop of the Holy Mary of Protection Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America.

Currently, Bishop Pazak is Eparchial Bishop for Catholic Slovaks of the Byzantine Rite in Canada.

Bishop Pazak was also appointed Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Eparchy for the Slovaks of the Byzantine Rite in Canada until a successor is appointed.

Sa Sainteté le pape François a nommé Mgr John Pazak, C.Ss.R., évêque éparchial de l'éparchie byzantine catholique Holy Mary of Protection de Phoenix en Arizona. L'éparchie dessert principalement les catholiques ruthéniens de l'ouest des États-Unis.

Au moment de sa nomination, Mgr Pazak était l'évêque éparchial de l'éparchie pour les slovaques catholiques de rite byzantin au Canada, laquelle a son siège épiscopal dans la région de Toronto. 

Le Saint-Père a également nommé Mgr Pazak administrateur apostolique "sede vacante" de l'éparchie pour les slovaques catholiques de rite byzantin au Canada et ce, pendant que le siège apostolique à Toronto est vacant.
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Besides being the tallest bishop in Canada, Bishop Pazak is a strong supporter of the annual Canadian March for Life.  This coming Thursday, May 12 at a 10 AM Mass at St Theresa Parish to be presided by Ottawa Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck, CC, Bishop Pazak will be the homilist.

Congratulations, Bishop John!

1 comment:

  1. We are looking forward to having Bishop John as our Bishop in our Eparchy, Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, USA!