Bishop Edward C. Malesic was born on Aug. 14, 1960, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Joseph A. and the late Elizabeth Schatt Malesic. He was reared in Enhaut, which adjoins the factory town of Steelton. He is one of four siblings. Two are deceased: Joseph Jr. and Margaret R. Malesic. His one surviving brother, Robert, lives in Hummelstown, Pa., with his wife. Constance. His father, 102 years old, is still quite active and resides near Hershey, Pa..
Bishop Malesic received the sacraments of initiation at his hometown parish in Enhaut, the former St. John the Evangelist Parish, which was a German national parish. His mother was of German descent and his father is of Slovenian descent.
“I was filled with great joy to learn that our Holy Father has appointed Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic as the 12th bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. Bishop Malesic brings to his new diocese vast administrative expertise, a priestly heart and a deep commitment to serving the pastoral and temporal needs of the Church with zeal and energy. It has been a privilege to work with him here in Pennsylvania since my appointment as archbishop of Philadelphia in January. The Church in Ohio is receiving a true gift from Pope Francis in the person of Bishop Malesic. I know he will serve joyfully as a faithful shepherd and spiritual father.”Archbishop Nelson Perez
Bishop Malesic will be installed on Monday, Sept. 14, during a Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Installation details are being arranged. The Mass will be livestreamed on the diocesan website.