Pittsburgh Diocese Selling Bishop's Tudor Mansion

Associated Press, carried in Evening Sun
March 11, 2009

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic bishop determined it wasn't practical for him to live in a 39-room mansion, so now the house is on the market with a $2.5 million price tag.

Five bishops have lived in the home, though Bishop David Zubik spent only two weeks there after he was appointed bishop in 2007. He moved into a two-room apartment at St. Paul's Seminary in Crafton where he plans to stay.

Church officials decided it wasn't practical to keep the home built in 1910. David McCahill, an attorney and civic leader bought the mansion in 1928 and donated it to the church in 1949.

The Rev. Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C. and Zubik's predecessor, once hosted President George W. Bush at the mansion.


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