Anthony Pilla

Anthony Pilla

infobox bishopbiog
name = Anthony Michael Pilla

religion = Roman Catholic
See = Cleveland
Title = Bishop of Cleveland
Period = 1980 – 2006
Predecessor = James Aloysius Hickey
Successor = Richard Lennon
ordination = May 23, 1959
bishops = Bishop of Cleveland (auxiliary),
Bishop of Scardona (titular)
post = Bishop
date of birth = November 12, 1932
place of birth = Cleveland, Ohio

Anthony Michael Pilla (born November 12, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio) was bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. He was ordained a priest on May 23, 1959 and elevated to bishop on January 6, 1981. He was elected president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in November, 1995. In January, 2006, Pilla announced his retirement. He was replaced by Richard Lennon on May 15, 2006. Bishop Pilla was thought to have retired due to cardiovascular problems; he is known to have undergone open-heart bypass surgery.

NAME = Pilla, Anthony
SHORT DESCRIPTION = (Roman Catholic) auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, titular Bishop of Scardona, Bishop of Cleveland
DATE OF BIRTH = November 12, 1932
PLACE OF BIRTH = Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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