Bishop-Elect Robert Mark Pipta
“It is with the greatest joy that I inform you that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed the Very Rev. Robert Mark Pipta as the sixth Bishop of Parma. Father Pipta is a priest of the Eparchy of Phoenix and has been serving honorably as the Rector of our seminary in Pittsburgh, Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary.”
Most Rev. Kurt Richard Burnette, PhD, JD, JCL
Apostolic Administrator of Parma
Bishop of Passaic
“We thank you for your many years of service as a priest of the Eparchy of Phoenix (Van Nuys) in Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas Nevada and San Diego, California, and as the vocation director for the Eparchy of Phoenix. You have been a faithful and productive member of the Liturgy and Vocation Committees of the Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh. You will be missed as the Rector of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary for the Byzantine Catholic Churches in the United States.”
Most Reverend William C. Skurla, D.D.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh