Priest, Pittsburgh Catholic columnist named president of new Cardinal Wuerl high school

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The Rev. Charles S. Bober, pastor of St. Kilian Parish in Adams and Cranberry, has been appointed as president of the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School.

The appointment was announced today by Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik. The new school is expected to open in Cranberry in fall 2014.

Father Bober is a columnist for the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper and has served as a mentor to many priests in the diocese, according to a press release. He has prior experience in overseeing the opening of a new Catholic Schools at St. Kilian.

In 2006 he led St. Killian parish in starting the first new Catholic elementary school the diocese had opened since 1964. The K-8 school has an enrollment of more than 600.

As president, Father Bober will direct the administrative staff at the school, including principal Kellie Abbott, and oversee the academic development of the school.

The Rev. Christopher D. Donley, currently parochial vicar at St. Sebastian Parish, will become parochial vicar at St. Kilian to assist Fr. Bober.

Mary Niederberger: or 412-263-1590.

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