Phoenix, Ariz., May 9, 2016 / 14:48 pm
Pope Francis has named a new bishop of a Phoenix-based Eastern Catholic eparchy: Bishop John Stephen Pazak, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Pazak, 69, will head the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, according to a May 7 announcement.
The Pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Gerald Nicholas Dino, the Phoenix eparchy's previous head. The bishop had reached the age of 75, when all bishops must submit their resignation.
The former head of the eparchy welcomed the appointment of Bishop Pazak.