Bishop David Zubik
New auxiliary; bishop says the honor is ^awesome' PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Most Rev. David Zubik learned he had been made an auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese, he says, "It was totally awesome." "I felt God's presence in a very special way," Zubik said. Zubik, 47, was named to the post in an ordination ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral. The Vatican's apostolic pro-nuncio to the United States, the Most Rev. Agostino Cacciavillan, read a letter from Pope John Paul II announcing the appointment. Zubik, who was ordained a priest in 1975, is vicar general and general secretary for the diocese. As one of the city's two auxiliary bishops, he will assist Bishop Donald Wuerl with liturgical duties and other tasks.