Pope Francis Names Bishop Kurt Burnette of Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic as Apostolic Administrator Sede Vacante of Slovakian Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Toronto

October 20, 2020 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Kurt R. Burnette of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic as the Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Slovakian Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Toronto, Canada. He will continue to serve as the Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Pope Francis, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Bishop Kurt R. Burnette, Slovakian Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic.