Alexandru Mesian

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The Right Reverend
Alexandru Mesian
Greek Catholic Bishop of Lugoj
Church Romanian Greek Catholic Church
Diocese Greek Catholic Diocese of Lugoj
Appointed 20 July 1994
Installed 20 Nov 1995
Predecessor Ioan Ploscaru
Other posts Coadjutor Bishop of Lugoj (1994-1995)
Orders
Ordination 8 May 1965
Consecration 8 Sep 1994
by Lucian Mureșan
Personal details
Born (1937-01-22) January 22, 1937 (age 78)
Baia Mare, Romania
Nationality Romanian

Alexandru Mesian (born January 22, 1937) is a Romanian bishop of the Greek-Catholic Church. Born in Ferneziu, now part of Baia Mare city, he graduated from Gheorghe Şincai High School. Admitted to the Roman Catholic Theological Institute of Iași in 1957, he was expelled on the orders of the communist authorities the same year, as he was from a family that belonged to the banned Greek-Catholic Church. He performed his military service from 1957 to 1960, working as a technician in Baia Mare from 1950 to 1990. He studied theology and was ordained a priest in secret in 1965, emerging into the open in 1990, after the fall of the regime. In 1994 he was consecrated auxiliary bishop for the Lugoj Diocese, advancing to bishop in 1996 with the retirement of Ioan Ploscaru.[1]

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  1. ^ (Romanian) PS Alexandru Mesian at the Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic site; accessed May 28, 2012