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July 18, 2007

Statement of Cardinal Justin Rigali
on the Appointment of Most Reverend David A. Zubik
as Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

It is with pleasure that I offer congratulations and a warm welcome back to Pennsylvania to Most Reverend David A. Zubik on his appointment as the twelfth Bishop of Pittsburgh. Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has demonstrated his confidence that Bishop Zubik will faithfully shepherd the people of Pittsburgh in the coming years.

With this appointment Bishop Zubik returns to his home Diocese and I am sure the people of Pittsburgh will welcome him back with affection and pride. Bishop Zubik has shown himself to be a dedicated and loyal servant of Jesus Christ and the people of God in Green Bay and I am certain that he will be a compassionate and wise shepherd to the Catholic faithful in Pittsburgh.

As Bishop Zubik prepares to assume his new position in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, my prayers and those of the priests, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are with him.

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Donna Farrell
Director of Communications

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