Vatican City, Jan 2, 2006 / 22:00 pm
The Pope has nominated Auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians, Rev.John Bura, who was Pastor of Sain Nicholas in Wilmington.
Msgr. John Bura was born on June 12 19944 in Wegeleben, Germany, In 1950 his family moved to the United States and settled in Jersey City.
He entered Saint Basil the Minor Seminary in Stamford, CT and studied there from 1959 to 1963. He then studied theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C and at the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Seminary.
He was ordained priest on February 14, 1971 for the Archeparchy of Philadelphia for the Ukrainian. After his ordination he served in various pastoral and administrative ministries, he taught religion classes in ukrainian, being Vice-rector of Saint Basil Seminary in Stamford. From 1987 to 1997 he was rector of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington D:C. In September 1997, he was appointed Pastor of the Holy Ghost Parish in Chester, P:A and then Pastor of Saint Nicholas Church in Wilmington.