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Pope Names Monsignor New Bishop Of Greensburg

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Pope Francis on Friday appointed the Rev. Monsignor Larry Kulick as the sixth bishop of the Greensburg Diocese, which is home to more than 128,000 Roman Catholics.

The 54-year-old has served as administrator since his predecessor, Bishop Edward Malesic, became the bishop of Cleveland in September, the diocese said.

"Western Pennsylvania has always been my home. I feel honored to be able to serve as bishop in the diocese where I was born, raised, educated, ordained and have served my entire life,” Kulick said in a statement.

His ordination and installation is scheduled for Feb. 11.

The diocese has 78 parishes in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties.