Anthony G. Bosco

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Anthony G. Bosco †
Bishop Emeritus of Greensburg

Anthony Bosco stained glass.jpg

A stained-glass depiction of Bishop Bosco located in Saint Patrick Church in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Other posts Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh
(1970–1987)
Bishop of Greensburg
(1987–2004)
Orders
Ordination June 7, 1952
Consecration June 30, 1970
by  John J. Wright, Vincent Leonard, and John B. McDowell
Personal details
Born(1927-08-01)August 1, 1927
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Died July 2, 2013(2013-07-02) (aged 85)
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Alma mater St. Fidelis Seminary
St. Vincent Seminary

Anthony Gerard Bosco (August 1, 1927 July 2, 2013) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the third bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania from 1987 to 2004. [1]

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Biography

Raised on Pittsburgh's North Side, [2] Bosco graduated from North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and attended St. Fidelis Seminary in Butler County and St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on June 7, 1952.

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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. [3]

Monsignor honorific form of address for certain Catholic clergy

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He was consecrated bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on June 30, 1970, and served there as an auxiliary bishop [4]

Bosco was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg on April 2, 1987 after Bishop Connare retired. Bosco was later installed on June 30, 1987. [5]

Bosco retired on March 4, 2004. He died on July 2, 2013 at his residence in Greensburg.

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References

  1. Anthony Gerard Bosco [ self-published source ]
  2. "Bosco Installed As Greensburg Bishop". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . July 1, 1987. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  3. "Retired bishop will teach at Seton Hill". Connellsville Daily Courier. August 24, 2004. Archived from the original on September 17, 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  4. "Christian Associates Names Five To Posts". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . November 7, 1970. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  5. "Bosco named bishop at Greensburg". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . April 15, 1987. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William G. Connare
Bishop of Greensburg
19872004
Succeeded by
Lawrence Eugene Brandt
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh
19701987
Succeeded by