Friday, February 25, 2011

Pittsburgh Gets New Auxiliary Bishop

Rev. William Walterseid, a 54 year old priest serving the Diocese of Harrisburg, has been appointed to the position of auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The decision was announced by Archbishop Pietro Sambi the apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-elect Walterseid an Ashland PA native, originally worked in health care field graduating from the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing in 1983. He was accepted into seminary in 1985 studying at St. John Seminary College in Brighton, Massachusetts and later the Pontifical North American College in Rome. After serving in the Harrisburg priesthood for several years Walterseid moved back to Rome to teach at the Pontifical North American College. He currently serves on the Presbyteral Council, the Priests' Personal Board, the Deacon's Council, the Sister's Council, and as Censor Librorum.

Rev. Walterseid will be ordained as a bishop on Easter Monday in Saint Paul Cathedral, Oakland. He will assist Bishop Zubik who continues to recover from back surgery.

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