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John Bura (born June 12, 1944) is a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He has served as the Auxiliary Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia since 2006. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma.

John Bura
Auxiliary Eparch of Philadelphia
Titular Bishop of Limisa
Coat of arms of John Bura.svg
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
AppointedJanuary 3, 2006
InstalledFebruary 21, 2006
Other postsTitular Bishop of Limisa
OrdinationFebruary 14, 1971
by Ambrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M.
ConsecrationFebruary 21, 2006
by Lubomyr Husar, Stephen Soroka and Michael Kuchmiak
Personal details
Born (1944-06-12) June 12, 1944 (age 75)
Wegeleben, German Reich
Previous postApostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma (2009-2014)
Styles of
John Bura
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Reference style
Spoken styleHis Grace
Religious styleBishop



Born in Wegeleben, Germany, Bura's family emigrated to Jersey City, New Jersey in 1950.[1] He was educated at St. Basil Minor Seminary in Stamford, Connecticut and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained a priest for the Archeparchy of Philadelphia on February 14, 1971 by Archbishop Ambrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M. As a priest his assignments included being a teacher and Vice-Rector of St. Basil Minor Seminary, Rector of St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C., pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Chester, Pennsylvania and St. Nicholas Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Pope Benedict XVI named Bura as the Titular Bishop of Limisa and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia on January 3, 2006.[2] He was ordained a bishop by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the Major Archbishop of Kiev-Galicia on February 21, 2006. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Stephen Soroka of Philadelphia and Bishop Michael Kuchmiak, C.Ss.R. of Great Britain.[3] Bura was named the Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma on July 29, 2009 and served in that capacity until 2014.[4]

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  1. ^ "Most Reverend John Bura". Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga Catholic. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  3. ^ "Bishop John Bura". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-24.[self-published source]
  4. ^ "Ukrainian Diocese of Saint Josaphat in Parma". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-12-09.

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