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Richard John Grecco

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Church  Roman Catholic Church
Motto  Hope in The Lord
Ordination  September 2, 1973
See  Charlottetown
Coat of arms  
Consecration  February 2, 1998
In office  11 July 2009—present
Name  Richard Grecco
Books  A theology of compromise
Successor  incumbent
Predecessor  Vernon Fougere

Richard John Grecco
Born  March 4, 1946 (age 69) Thorold, Ontario (1946-03-04)
Education  St. Augustine's Seminary, Pontifical Gregorian University
Previous post  Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto

Richard John Grecco (born 4 March 1946) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the 13th and current Bishop of Charlottetown.

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Born in Thorold, Ontario to Anthony and Lily Grecco, Richard Grecco attended St. Augustine's Seminary, Toronto and was ordained to the priesthood on 2 September 1973. He furthered his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome and the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, from where he obtained a doctorate in theology in 1982. He served as a parish priest and a professor of moral theology at St. Michael's College, Toronto and St. Joseph's College, Edmonton.

On 5 December 1997, Grecco was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario and Titular Bishop of Uccula by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on 2 February 1998 from Bishop Thomas Fulton, with Bishops John O'Mara and John Sherlock serving as co-consecrators. He selected as his episcopal motto: "Hope in the Lord".

Grecco was named Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto on 27 April 2002. In Toronto, he served as the senior vicar general and the episcopal vicar of the Central Pastoral Region and Scarborough, composed of approximately 98 parishes. He also worked with many lay associations and ethnic communities in the Toronto Archdiocese, and served on numerous boards and committees including the National Executive for Development and Peace and the Pontifical Mission Society.

On 11 July 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Grecco the thirteenth Bishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He succeeds Vernon Fougère, who retired due to poor health after a 17-year-long tenure. As Bishop, he will be the spiritual leader of 63,240 Catholics in Prince Edward Island.


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