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Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico ordained as 10th Bishop of Erie

October 7, 2012

Photo by Anne-Marie Welsh Bishop Donald Trautman is shown praying as Bishop-elect Persico lies prostrate on the altar during the litany of saints just prior to the ordination prayer.

Live television coverage of the ordination of Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico revealed a humanity that is already endearing him to the northwest Pennsylvania flock he will now shepherd.  It was all part of a joyous day on which the 10th man in the 159-year history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie became its new bishop.

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