Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia retires for health reasons

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 16, 2018 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Bishop Andriy Rabiy, an auxiliary bishop of the archeparchy, was appointed apostolic administrator.

In an April 16 statement, Archbishop Soroka, 66, said his resignation was accepted “for medical reasons” and expressed his gratitude for “the many challenges and blessings” of the past 17 years as archbishop.

“Success in responding to the varying needs of the Archeparchy and its parishes was achieved with the positive and hopeful participation of clergy, religious …read more

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