The Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, has been named an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua announced yesterday.
Msgr. Burbidge, who turned 45 last week, will be the second-youngest Roman Catholic bishop in the United States when he is consecrated in early September.
He served as Cardinal Bevilacqua's administrative secretary for seven years before starting as rector of the diocesan seminary three years ago. In addition to his new duties as a bishop, which include presiding at confirmation ceremonies, he will remain rector of the seminary in Wynnewood.