Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pittsburgh auxiliary bishop given key role in restructuring

From The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review-

Bishop David Zubik hailed the arrival of bishop-elect William J. Waltersheid, the new auxiliary bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, as a "long-anticipated and special gift." On Friday, Zubik announced his role as part of a restructuring at the diocese.

Waltersheid, who arrived in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, will be responsible for meeting with and assessing the needs of clergy, priests and deacons as episcopal vicar for clergy and secretary for clergy, Zubik said in a statement.

Considering Waltersheid's background of helping priests, "this position is natural for him," said the Rev. Ronald P. Lengwin, a spokesman for the diocese. "From a religious perspective, this is like religious providence."

Waltersheid will be ordained at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland.

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