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Uglietto given key post in Boston archdiocese

Bishop Peter J. Uglietto.

Archdiocese of Boston

Bishop Peter J. Uglietto.

Bishop Peter J. Uglietto has been appointed vicar general and moderator of the curia, a post like that of a chief executive officer, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley announced Monday.

“We are grateful that Bishop Uglietto has accepted this call to leadership in the Archdiocese,” O’Malley said Monday in a statement. “. . . We ask the Lord to bless Bishop Uglietto as he assumes these new responsibilities. He has earned the respect of our priests, deacons, religious, and laity through attentive pastoral care and concern for the people we serve.”

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Uglietto, who will start his new job in March, succeeds Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Deeley, who is bishop-designate of Portland, Maine.

“I am honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve Cardinal Sean and the Archdiocese in this assignment,” said Uglietto. “I have witnessed wonderful acts of kindness and charity in my years as a priest and most recently as bishop of the North Region. In my new role, I will be committed to being of service to our priests, deacons, religious, and laity.”

Uglietto had been regional bishop of the archdiocese’s North Region since 2010. Before that he was rector and president of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston for five years. His parish assignments have included St. Francis Xavier Church in Weymouth, St. Gregory Church in Dorchester, and St. Margaret of Scotland in Dorchester, the archdiocese said.

A graduate of Boston College High School and the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School, he received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1973 and has several divinity degrees. He was ordained a priest of the archdiocese in 1977, the statement said.

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