Lawrence Thomas Persico

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Lawrence Thomas Persico
Bishop of Erie
Archdiocese Philadelphia
Diocese Diocese of Erie
Appointed July 31, 2012
Installed October 1, 2012
Predecessor Donald Walter Trautman
Ordination April 30, 1977
by William G. Connare
Consecration October 1, 2012
by Charles J. Chaput, Donald Walter Trautman, and Lawrence Eugene Brandt
Personal details
Born (1950-11-21) November 21, 1950 (age 65)
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Vicar General of the Diocese of Greensburg
Styles of
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Lawrence Thomas Persico (born November 21, 1950) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church serving as the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania since 2012.


On July 31, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of bishop-elect Persico to the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania. He was consecrated on October 1, 2012 at the diocese's St. Peter Cathedral.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Donald Walter Trautman
Bishop of Erie