By Vatican News staff writer
Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Rev. David J. Bonnar as the new Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio (U.S.A.).
Father Bonnar is a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), and has been until now parish priest of St. Aidan Parish in Wexford.
Bishop-elect David J. Bonnar was born on 5 February 1962 in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). In 1984 he received his Baccalaureate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as a student at the Pontifical North American College (1984-1988).
He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on 23 July 1988.
After priestly ordination he carried out the following roles: Parish Vicar of Saint Vitus Parish in New Castle (1988-1992); Saint Rosalie Parish (1992-1996) and Saint Thomas More Parish in Pittsburgh (1996-1997); Director of Vocations, Rector of the Seminary and Director of the Office for Permanent Deacons (1997-2002); Parish Priest of Saint Bartholomew Parish in Pittsburgh (2002-2007); Dean (2005-2007); Secretary for Parish Life and Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy (2007-2009). He was also a member of the Pastoral Council (2004-2006) and the National Advisory Board of the US Bishops’ Conference (2020,) and editor of The Priest magazine (since 2014). He was pastor of Saint Bernard Parish in Pittsburgh (2009-2020) and Saint Aidan Parish in Wexford (since 2020).