Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bishop Cistone Appointed for Saginaw Diocese

Joseph R. Cistone has been named the sixth Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan, by Pope Benedict XVI on May 20, 2009. He will succeed Robert J. Carlson (who was appointed Archbishop of St. Louis this previous April--as many of you know), and will be installed on July 28, 2009.

"Cistone, 60, is a native of Philadelphia and attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Penn. He was ordained as a priest in 1975 and in 1998 was named an honorary prelate to Pope John Paul II. He was consecrated a bishop in 2004, the same year he became an auxiliary bishop in Philadelphia." --Chicago Tribune