Dear Bishop Lach,
Welcome to your new position as apostolic administrator of the Byzantine Eparchy of Parma!
We look forward to your arrival and Divine Liturgy of Welcome on July 21. Preparations for
your arrival have begun.
We thank you for accepting the position from our Holy Father Francis, Pope of Rome.
You have done exceptional work within your home Archeparchy of Presov as an auxiliary bishop.
We hope that you will continue your fine work as a pastor and spiritual leader of the people of
Parma during your time as apostolic administrator.
The clergy, religious and people of the Eparchy of Parma await the announcement of the next
bishop of the Eparchy of Parma, when they will rejoice and celebrate again.
We wish you success in your new assignmment as the apostolic administrator. And, we wish you
many happy and blessed years!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend William C. Skurla, D.D.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh