Vatican City, Jul 16, 2020 / 03:20 am
Pope Francis Thursday named Bishop Edward C. Malesic of Greensburg, Pa, to lead the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.
In Cleveland, he fills the vacant see left by Archbishop Nelson Perez's appointment to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in January.
Malesic, who will turn 60 in August, has led the Diocese of Greensburg since July 2015. He holds a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
The Greensburg diocese was among those examined in the August 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report, which examined seven decades of sexual abuse allegations in six Pennsylvania dioceses.