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Pennsylvania diocese to sell bishop’s mansion

August 03, 2016

The Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has announced that it will sell the seven-bedroom, 9,800-square-foot mansion that served as the bishop’s residence from 1958 to 2015.

The four-acre property is valued at nearly $480,000 and requires significant maintenance, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

Upon his installation in 2015, Bishop Edward Malesic decided to live in a parish rectory.


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  • Posted by: RoseMore - Aug. 05, 2016 8:19 PM ET USA

    Good for Bishop Malesic. I often thought through all these past years that the bishops' residences were a scandal.

  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Aug. 03, 2016 6:21 PM ET USA

    A fine example for the rest of the Church, especially the Church here in Germany, where, in 2014 the total income of the Catholic Church exceeded 5,000,000,000 euros (US$ 5,750,000,000), according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of this country's most respected newspapers ( The Church managed to achieve this level of income despite its ongoing loss of membership. The total German population is about 82 million.