Friday, April 24, 2015

The long awaited good news

     After a well attended recognition and fund raising event last evening at the annual Salt and Light dinner sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, during which Bishop Lawrence Brandt expressed his gratitude for his eleven years as our Diocesan Bishop, it was announced at 6:00 am this morning in Washington (Noon Rome time), that the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Bishop Brandt at having reached the age limit.  Also announced was the naming of the new bishop-elect, Father Edward C. Malesic, a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg and pastor of Holy Infant parish in York Haven, PA.  Fifty-four years of age, Bishop-Elect Malesic will be ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of Greensburg on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg.  More to come, but for now I have a funeral later this morning that I need to prepare for.

    We are grateful to Bishop Brandt and express a warm welcome to Bishop-elect Malesic.

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