Bishop-emeritus Andrew Pataki of the Byzantine Catholic eparchy of Parma OH died in hospital in Passaic NJ after sustaining injuries that day in an automobile accident.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be completed for Bishop Pataki, who was known for his expertise in Catholic canon law. Currently, Bishop William Skurla leads the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic. A Divine Liturgy to mark the life of Bishop Pataki will be celebrated at the eparchial cathedral next week.
Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.