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Funeral services held for Bishop Anthony Pilla, Cleveland’s 9th Catholic bishop

Bishop Pilla died on Sept. 21 at the age of 88
Cleveland Bishop Anthony M. Pilla passed away September 21st at his private residence.
Cleveland Bishop Anthony M. Pilla passed away September 21st at his private residence.(WOIO)
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 10:32 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Bishop Anthony Pilla, Cleveland’s ninth Catholic Bishop, was laid to rest on Tuesday after he passed away on Sept. 21.

Bishop Pilla was a native of Cleveland and served as bishop from 1981 to 2006.

According to the Catholic Diocese, he was named bishop by Pope John Paul II.

Pilla was born in 1932. He attended Cathedral Latin High School and graduated from Borromeo College in Wickliffe in 1955. He graduated from Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland four years later.

According to the diocese, Pilla was active in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and served on the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church.

The funeral service will be live streamed starting at 10:55 a.m. at this link.

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