|His Excellency, The Most Reverend|
Anthony G. Bosco †
|Bishop Emeritus of Greensburg|
A stained-glass depiction of Bishop Bosco located in Saint Patrick Church in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
|Other posts|| Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh|
Bishop of Greensburg
|Ordination||June 7, 1952|
|Consecration|| June 30, 1970|
by John J. Wright, Vincent Leonard, and John B. McDowell
|Born||August 1, 1927|
New Castle, Pennsylvania
|Died|| July 2, 2013 85) (aged|
|Alma mater|| St. Fidelis Seminary|
St. Vincent Seminary
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Bosco held a variety of positions in the Pittsburgh chancery and was named a monsignor in 1968. During part of that time, he was a chaplain and instructor at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.
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|Catholic Church titles|
William G. Connare
| Bishop of Greensburg |
| Succeeded by|
Lawrence Eugene Brandt
| Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh |
| Succeeded by|