Cleveland Gets 2 Auxiliary Bishops

Auxiliary Pevec´s Resignation Accepted

VATICAN CITY, APR. 3, 2001 ( John Paul II accepted the resignation of Cleveland Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Edward Pevec and appointed two new auxiliaries for the Ohio diocese.

The Pope appointed Benedictine Father Roger W. Gries, abbot of St. Andrew´s Abbey in Cleveland, as auxiliary.

He also appointed Father Martin John Amos, a parish priest of St. Dominic Parish in Shaker Heights, as auxiliary.

Auxiliary Bishop Pevec´s resignation was in keeping with canons 411 and 401 of the Code of Canon Law.

Roger Gries was born March 26, 1937 in Cleveland. He studied philosophy at St. John´s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and theology at St. Joseph´s Seminary in Cleveland and, eventually, Loyola University in Chicago. He has a master´s degree in education. He was ordained a priest May 16, 1963, and has been abbot of the same monastery since 1981.

Martin John Amos was born Dec. 8, 1941, in Cleveland. He took philosophy courses at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe, and later theology courses at St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland. He has a master´s degree in education.

He was ordained a priest May 25, 1968. He has worked in parishes and at Borromeo Seminary High School. He has also served on the diocesan Tribunal and was a member of the personnel board of the presbyterial council.