Pope Francis names Bishop Malesic as bishop of Cleveland

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Bishop Edward C. Malesic, bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania will be introduced at a press conference at 10 a.m. today as the 12th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The press conference will be livestreamed on the diocesan website.

Bishop Malesic, who is 59 and has been a priest for 33 years, takes over governance of the diocese from Archbishop Nelson Perez, who was named archbishop of Philadelphia in February. The new bishop’s appointment was made by Pope Francis and announced at 6 a.m. local time today by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, in Washington D.C.

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