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CLSA Member Named Bishop

Tuesday, July 31, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Tadlock
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Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. Lawrence Persico as the new bishop of Erie, Pennsylvania. The bishop-elect was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania in 1950 and ordained a priest for the Diocese of Greensburg on April 30, 1977. He earned a licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America in 1982 and has been a member of the CLSA since 1983.

Among other roles, bishop-elect Persico has served the Diocese of Greensburg as chancellor since 1989 and as vicar general since 2005. In 1998, he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and elected its vice president in 2006. He was named a prelate of honor in 2005 and invested as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2010.

Please join the CLSA in congratulating bishop-elect Persico on this new appointment.

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