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Release Date: March 25, 2020
Mass of Christian Burial for Archbishop Pilarczyk
The Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Archbishop Emeritus of Cincinnati from 1982-2009, died Sunday March 22, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati. The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, will be the celebrant. Due to the current pandemic, the Mass will be private, however the clergy and faithful of the archdiocese are encouraged to join in pray for Archbishop Pilarczyk by joining in the Mass that will be live-streamed to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website, www.catholiccincinnati.org. A memorial Mass open to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese will be held at a later date.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.