Vatican City, Nov 17, 2020 / 06:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis Tuesday named Pittsburgh priest Fr. David J. Bonnar the next bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.
Bonnar, 58, succeeds Bishop George Murry, S.J., who died June 5 from acute leukemia.
The bishop-elect is pastor of St. Aidan Parish in Wexford, Pennsylvania. For 12 years he was chaplain of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since 2016, the bishop-elect has been director of The Priest Magazine, published by Our Sunday Visitor.
According to the Diocese of Youngstown, Bonnar will be ordained a bishop on Jan. 12, 2021, at the Cathedral of St. Columba.
The bishop-elect will take part in a livestreamed press conference from the cathedral’s parish hall Nov. 17. Afterward, he will offer Mass in the cathedral.