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New Bishop appointed
Vatican - Pope Francis has named a new Bishop. He is Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington, VT. The announcement is on the Dioceses web site.
Bishop Matano was born Sept. 15, 1946, in Providence R.I. He attended St. Ann Elementary School and LaSalle Academy in Providence.
In 1964 he entered Our Lady of Providence Seminary. He studied at the Pontifical North American College, continuing theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1967-1972). He earned a doctorate in canon law in 1983.
He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Providence, Dec. 17, 1971, at the Vatican.
He was appointed coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Burlington March 3, 2005, receiving his episcopal consecration on April 19. He took over full governance of the diocese Nov. 9, 2005.
He is a member of the U.S. bishops Committee on Doctrine.
The Diocese will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.