Moses Anderson

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Moses B. Anderson
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Detroit
Installed December 2, 1982
Term ended October 24, 2003
Other posts Titular Bishop of Vatarba
Pastor of Precious Blood Parish, Detroit (1992-2001)
Ordination May 30, 1958
Consecration January 27, 1983
by Edmund Szoka, Harold Robert Perry, and Arthur Henry Krawczak
Personal details
Born (1928-09-09)September 9, 1928
Selma, Alabama, U.S.
Died January 1, 2013(2013-01-01) (aged 84)
Livonia, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater Saint Michael's College
Xavier University

Bishop Moses Bosco Anderson, SSE (September 9, 1928 – January 1, 2013) was a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.

He was born on September 9, 1928 in Selma, Alabama, and graduated from Knox Academy there in 1949. He was a member of the Society of St. Edmund. Anderson then attended Saint Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, where he majored in philosophy attaining a B.A. and graduating magna cum laude. From there he moved on to Saint Edmund's Seminary, Burlington, Vermont.

He earned an M.S. in Sociology at St. Michael's College in 1961. He also earned an M.A. in Theology at Xavier University in 1968.

Anderson was ordained priest on May 30, 1958. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit on December 3, 1982, and consecrated at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on January 27, 1983. Since December 2, 1982 he was named the Titular Bishop of Vatarba. On January 18, 1992, he became the head of Precious Blood Parish in Detroit.

Beginning January 10, 1994, Bishop Anderson headed Region 1 of the archdiocese which includes Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods making ten vicariates. He retired in 2003 upon reaching the age of 75.[1]


He died on January 1, 2013, in Livonia, Michigan, from cardiac arrest.[2][3][4][5][6]


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