PITTSBURGH — Archbishop William had been scheduled to attend the Synod of Bishops XIV General Assembly in Vatican City with departure at the beginning of October, when an unexpected medical issue sidelined His Eminence, making travel unadvisable. Announcement from the Office of the Archbishop, sent Sept. 30 to all clergy and religious of the Archeparchy, related that “Metropolitan Archbishop William Skurla will undergo an outpatient eye treatment on Thursday October 1, 2015.”
Consequently, Bishop Kurt Burnette was designated to represent Archbishop William at the October 2015 Synod.
As he journeys through his recovery, Archbishop William conveys his sincere thanks to all who have kept him in their thoughts and prayers. He is most grateful for those prayers and asks that you continue to pray for his healing and for a productive Synod of Bishops.