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USA: Appointment of the Bishop of Juneau (Alaska)

Father Andrew E. Bellisario, C.M., was up to now Rector Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral at Anchorage

The Pope appointed Reverend Father Andrew E. Bellisario, C.M., Bishop of Juneau (Alaska, U.S.A.). Up to now he was Rector Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral at Anchorage.

The Reverend Father Andrew E. Bellisario, C.M., was born on December 19, 1956 at Los Angeles, California, in the Archdiocese of the same name. After frequenting Saint Stephen’s Elementary School at Monterey Park (1963-1971) and Saint Vincent’s Minor Seminary at Montebello (1971-1975), he entered the Congregation of the Mission at Santa Barbara. He did his philosophical studies at Saint Mary’s, Perryville, Missouri (1976-1980) and his theological studies at the DeAndreis Seminary at Lemont, Illinois (1980-1984).

He was ordained priest on June 16, 1984 for the Congregation of the Mission.

After his priestly Ordination, he held the following posts: Dean of Students at Saint Vincent’s Minor Seminary at Montebello (1984-1986); Parish Vicar (1986-1989) and Parish Administrator (1989-1990) of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at Montebello; Parish priest of Saint Vincent de Paul’s Parish at Huntington Beach (1990-1995) and of the Sacred Heart Parish at Patterson (1995-1998); Bursar and Consultor of the Province (1996-2002); Director of the De Paul Evangelization Center at Montebello (1998-2002); Superior of the De Paul Center Residence at Montebello (2001-2002); Provincial  (2002-2010); Director of the Daughters of Charity at los Altos (2003-2015); Rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral at Anchorage (from 2014) and Superior of the International Missions in Alaska (from 2015).

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