Edward Peter Cullen

Edward Peter Cullen

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Edward Peter Cullen (born March 20, 1933) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the third Bishop of Allentown. His resignation was accepted on 27 May 2009 by Pope Benedict. . At the same time, Pope Benedict named Msgr. John Barres as the fourth Bishop of the diocese.

Early life

The second of six children in an Irish Catholic family, Edward Cullen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Edward Peter and Julia Catherine (née Leahy) Cullen. He was raised in Yeadon, along with his older sister, Joan, and three younger brothers, Joseph, John, and James. Cullen attended West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys, where he excelled at football and track and was involved in the school newspaper, and worked as a cashier at an Acme supermarket.

Following his graduation from West Catholic, he studied engineering at the Drexel Institute of Technology. In 1953, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, from where he obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958.

Priesthood

On May 19, 1962, Cullen was ordained...
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