Misspelled Sign Urging Bishop Zubik to Resign Flown over Pittsburgh
October 25, 2018
A sign calling for Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik to resign was flown over the city Thursday, although Zubik’s name was misspelled.
The “Resign Bishop Zupik” sign follows a grand jury report for which Zubik came under fire. It outlined an extensive history of sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, including the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The man responsible for the sign said he is a lifelong Catholic who wants to help whistleblowers and get more secrets out.
“I think that the victims need to be heard, and for the last 30 years they've tried to be heard, and not many, if not at all, have not listened,” the man, who did not want to be identified, said.
He told Channel 11 News he paid $1,600 using a nontraceable cashier’s check and ordered the banner using a burner phone.
In a statement to Channel 11 News, Zubik said he plans to keep his position as bishop.
“I have no intention of resigning. I have a job to do and I will do it to the best of my ability,” Zubik said.