Bishop Matano's curriculum vitae - Catholic Courier
U.S. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Burlington, Vt., is pictured in an undated photo. He succeeded retired Bishop Kenneth A. Angell, 75. Pope Benedict XVI accepted Bishop Angell's resignation Nov. 9. (CNS photo from The Vermont Catholic Tribune) (Nov. 10, 2005) See ANGELL (UPDATED) Nov. 10, 2005.

Bishop Matano’s curriculum vitae


Birth Date: Sept. 15, 1946, in Providence, R.I.

Parents: Salvatore Matano and Mary H. Santaniello


  • St. Ann Elementary School and LaSalle Academy, Providence, R.I.
  • Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick, R.I., receiving a bachelor’s degree in philosophy
  • Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, receiving a Licentiate Degree Sacred Theology in 1972 and a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1983

Ordination to the Priesthood:

Dec. 17, 1971, by James Cardinal Hickey in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Ordination to the Episcopacy:

April 19, 2005, at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Burlington, Vt., by Most Reverend Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio; Most Reverend Sean P. O’Malley, OFMCap, Archbishop of Boston; and Most Reverend Kenneth A. Angell, D.D., Bishop of Burlington

Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, R.I.

  • Assistant Pastor, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Johnston, R.I. (1972-73)
  • Faculty Member, Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School, Providence, R.I. (1972-77)
  • Diocesan Director, Priests’ Personnel Office (1977-80)
  • Assistant Chancellor, while continuing as Diocesan Director, Priest Personnel (1978)
  • Graduate studies in Rome (1980-83)
  • Vicar for Administration/Co-Chancellor (1983-91)

Apostolic Nunciature

  • Secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio, Washington, D.C. (1991-92)

Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, R.I.

  • Vicar General/Moderator of Curia (1992-97)
  • Pastor, St. Sebastian Parish (1997-2000)
  • Special Lecturer in the undergraduate and graduate departments of theology, Providence College of the Dominican Fathers (1995-2000)

Apostolic Nunciature

  • Secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio, Washington, D.C. (January 2000-April 2005)

Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vt.

  • Named Coadjutor Bishop by Pope John Paul II March 3, 2005
  • Ordination to Episcopacy April 19, 2005
  • Installed as ninth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington Nov. 9, 2005


  • Board of Trustees, St. John’s Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts (2005)


  • Outstanding Young Man of America Award from the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (1978)
  • Named as one of “84 Faces to Watch” by the Providence Journal’s Rhode Islander Magazine
  • Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II (1985)
  • Prothonotary Apostolic (1993)


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