Greensburg Bishop Malesic bids farewell to diocese


August 30, 2020

By Rich Cholodofsky

It was five years ago that Bishop Edward C. Malesic celebrated Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg to formally take the reins of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.

On Sunday, Malesic, 60, again presided over Mass at the cathedral, but this time it was to bid farewell to his flock of 138,000 Roman Catholics.

Malesic will be installed Sept. 14 as bishop for the Diocese of Cleveland.

“It’s not that I am not excited about going to Cleveland,” Malesic said in his closing homily. “Truthfully, I am. It’s another new adventure for me. So for those of you watching from Cleveland, I am coming to you with great joy. There’s no mistake about that. But the heavy heart comes from having to say goodbye to a diocese that I have called my home, and made my home, for these last five years and to bid farewell to people I have come to know as my friends.”

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