Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh


Bishop George D. Gallaro




Having made Professions of Faith
during the Vespers of June 27 
and receiving the Episcopal Chirotonia June 28
Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro
has become the epicsopal head of the
Eparchy of Piana Degli Albanesi
in Palermo, Sicily.

May God Grant to his servant

Bishop George
peace, health, and happiness
for many blessed years!


Crest of Bishop George D. Gallaro


Visit the Facebook page of Santuario Maria SS della Grazia to view photos of the ordination and consecration of Bishop George.


USCCB: Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error”

June 26, 2015


FROM THE USCCB  — The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Papal Visit Pilgrimage to Philadelphia

The Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of


Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
In conjunction with the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pa. (Sept. 22-27), it is anticipated that Holy Father Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia (his first-ever trip to the U.S.) to participate in the closing events of the 8th World Meeting of Families, including a Papal Mass to be held on Sunday, Sept. 27. The Archeparchy of Pittsburgh is planning a motorcoach excursion to the Philadelphia area to be present for this once-in-a-lifetime liturgical celebration.


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