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Resignations and Appointments, 16.07.2020

Resignation of bishop of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy, and appointment of successor

Appointment of bishop of Cleveland, U.S.A.


Resignation of bishop of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy, presented by Bishop Gianni Ambrosio.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy, the Reverend Msgr. Adriano Cevolotto, of the clergy of the diocese of Treviso, currently vicar general of the same diocese.

Reverend Msgr. Adriano Cevolotto

The Reverend Msgr. Adriano Cevolotto was born in Treviso, province and diocese of Treviso, on 29 April 1958. In 1969 he entered the episcopal minor seminary, where he carried out his entire formation and studies for the priesthood.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Treviso on 26 May 1984. He was awarded a licentiate in systematic theology from the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy.

For two years he served as parish vicar and educator in the episcopal seminary. From 1998 to 2000 he was delegate for the formation of young priests, and from 2000 to 2005, rector of the episcopal seminary; from 2005 to 2010, parish priest of Santa Maria della Pieve, in Castelfranco Veneto; from 2010 to 2014, archpriest-abbot of the parish of San Liberale in the same city. Since 2014 he has served as vicar general of the diocese of Treviso. He taught sacramental theology for several years at the Theological Stadium of the episcopal seminary of Treviso.


Appointment of bishop of Cleveland, U.S.A.

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Edward C. Malesic of Greensburg as bishop of Cleveland, United States of America.

Bishop Edward C. Malesic

Bishop Edward C. Malesic was born on 14 August 1960 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the diocese of the same name. He received a diploma from the Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg, 1978, and studied biology in the Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania (1978-1981). He entered the seminary and carried out his ecclesiastical studies in the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (1981-1983) and a Master of Divinity (1983-1987).

He was subsequently awarded a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (1996-1998). He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Harrisburg on 30 May 1987. Since priestly ordination he has held the follow offices: parish vicar of the Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus parish in New Cumberland (1987-1989) and the Saint Rose of Lima parish in York (1989-1992); chaplain at the York College of Pennsylvania in York (1989-1992), Millersville University in Millersville (1992-1996) and Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster (1993-1996); adjunct judicial vicar (1991-2006); auditor (1996-1998), defender of the bond and canonical consulter (1998-2000) and judicial vicar (2006-2015) of the Harrisburg Ecclesiastical Tribuna; and parish priest of the Holy Infant parish in York Haven (2004-2015).

He was appointed as bishop of Greensburg on 24 April 2015, and received episcopal consecration the following 13 July.

Within the Episcopal Conference he is a member of the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, and the Subcommittee on the Church in Central and Eastern Europe.