Vatican City, Nov 5, 2021 / 09:00 am
Pope Francis on Friday named a new auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The pope appointed Fr. Mark A. Eckman to the post on Nov. 5, assigning him the titular see of Sitifi.
Eckman is the pastor of Resurrection Parish in Pittsburgh.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh, led by Bishop David A. Zubik since 2007, covers 3,754 square miles in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving 625,490 Catholics out of a total population of 1,893,567 people.