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Most Reverend Edward J. Burns

Bishop Edward J. Burns is the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, installed Feb. 9, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., he was ordained a priest on June 25, 1983, named a monsignor in 2006, ordained a bishop at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Penn., on March 3, 2009, and installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Juneau, Alaska, on April 2, 2009. Bishop Burns has served the Catholic Church on the national level as a current member of the Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth; current Chair of the Bishop’s Working Group for Youth and Young Adults; executive director of the Secretariat for Vocations and Priestly Formation at USCCB, past chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People; past member of the board of directors for Catholic Relief Services; and past member of the sub-committee for Home Missions. He also serves as Chancellor of the University of Dallas, a member of the board of trustees for the Papal Foundation, and a board director for the National Catholic Bioethics Committee.