Pope appoints auxiliary bishop in Pittsburgh

.- Pope John Paul II has appointed Fr. Paul J. Bradley, vicar general and moderator of the Curia of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., as auxiliary bishop of the same diocese.

Fr. Paul J. Bradley was born 18 October 1945 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in the diocese of Pittsburgh. After his elementary and secondary studies at Catholic schools, he undertook and completed his seminary studies at the Institute of "Saint Meinrad Abbey" in Indiana, where he obtained his licentiate in Theology. He later obtained a degree in social science at the University of Pittsburgh.

He was ordained to the priesthood for the diocese of Pittsburgh on May 1, 1971 and was appointed to Saint Sebastian Parish in Ross Township (1971-1977); vicar of  Saint Paul Parish in Butler (1977-1982); and vicar of Saint Kieran Parish in Lawrenceville (1982-1983).

He then was appointed Director of the Family Office (1983-1988); Secretary for Human Services (1988-1995); Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal (1996 to present); Pastor of Saint Sebastian Parish in Ross Township (1994-2001); Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Paul (2001-2004); and Vicar General and moderator of the Curia (2003 to present).


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