HARRISBURG, Pa. – Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg, issued the following statement on the announcement of Bishop Edward C. Malesic being appointed Bishop of Cleveland.
“I am delighted to send my prayerful congratulations to Bishop Edward C. Malesic on his appointment as Bishop of Cleveland by his Holiness, Pope Francis. As a native of Harrisburg, I know that all of us in the Diocese of Harrisburg wish him well on this new appointment.
“I have known Bishop Malesic for years and have enjoyed working with him as a brother Bishop and especially in the time we both worked in Tribunal ministry. Personally, I have the deepest respect and admiration for him as a priest, bishop, close collaborator and friend.
“We will all miss him as he makes this transition to Cleveland, but Bishop Malesic goes to Cleveland with our deepest support and our continued prayers and friendship in Christ.”
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