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Ukrainian church head

Updated: July 3, 2012 9:24AM

PITTSBURGH — The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America says its leader has died.

The church says in a statement that 75-year-old Metropolitan Constantine died on Monday morning after a serious illness.

He was a life-long resident of Pittsburgh and had led the church since 1993. His secular name was Theodore Buggan.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on May 25 at St. Vladimir Parish in Pittsburgh, and burial services will be on May 26.


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