New bishop for Diocese of Greensburg

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia served as the principal consecrator for the ordination and installation of Reverend Edward C. Malesic as Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The July 13 event was attended by an estimated 1,000 faithful and guests.

Bishop Edward, 54, succeeds retired bishop Lawrence E. Brandt. The new bishop was a parish priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg before being named by Pope Francis April 24 as the Roman (Latin) Catholic Diocese of Greensburg’s fifth bishop. Born in Harrisburg Aug. 14, 1960 to Joseph A. and (the late) Elizabeth Malesic, Bishop Edward is of Slovenian and German heritage. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1987 in Harrisburg’s St. Patrick Cathedral, and has since served a number of central Pennsylvania parishes. The Diocese of Greensburg encompasses four counties and serves 78 parishes.