Curriculum Vitae

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano
Ninth Bishop of Rochester

Birthdate: September 15, 1946 – Providence, Rhode Island
Parents: Salvatore and Mary H. (Santaniello) Matano

St. Ann Elementary School – Providence, Rhode Island

LaSalle Academy – Providence, Rhode Island


Our Lady of Providence Seminary – Warwick, Rhode Island
Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy


Pontifical Gregorian University – Rome
Licentiate Degree Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) – 1972
Doctorate in Canon Law (J.C.D.) – 1983

Ordination to the Priesthood: December 17, 1971 – by James Cardinal Hickey in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome
Ordination to the Episcopacy: April 19, 2005 – St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Burlington, Vermont, by
Most Reverend Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio;
Most Reverend Sean P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston; and Most Reverend Kenneth A. Angell, D.D., Bishop of Burlington
Roman Catholic Diocese
of Providence (R.I.):

Our Lady of Grace Parish – Johnston, R.I.

Assistant Pastor (1972 – 1973), while also serving as a Faculty Member at
Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School – Providence, R.I. (1972 – 1977)


Priests’ Personnel Office: Diocesan Director (1977 – 1980)
(Residence: Our Lady of Providence Seminary)


Assistant Chancellor (1978 – 1980), while Continuing as Diocesan Director, Priests’ Personnel Office


Graduate Studies in Rome (1980 – 1983)


Vicar for Administration/Co-Chancellor (1983 – 1991)
(Residence: St. Augustine Parish, Providence)

Apostolic Nunciature: Secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio
Washington, D.C. (1991 – 1992)
Roman Catholic Diocese
of Providence, Rhode Island:
Vicar General/Moderate of Curia (1992 – 1997)
Pastor, St. Sebastian Parish (1997 – 2000)
Special Lecturer, Providence College of the Dominican Fathers; and Undergraduate and Graduate Departments of Theology (1995 – 2000)
Apostolic Nunciature: Secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio
Washington, D.C. (2000 – 2005)
Roman Catholic Diocese
of Burlington, Vermont:

Named Coadjutor Bishop by Pope John Paul II – March 3, 2005


Ordination to Episcopacy – April 19, 2005


Succeeded as Ninth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese
of Burlington – November 9, 2005


Board of Trustees, St. John’s Seminary,
Brighton, Massachusetts (2005 – present)


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’
Committee on Doctrine (2013 – present)


Episcopal Advisory Council to the National Association
of Catholic Chaplains (2013)


Prelate of Honor – by Pope John Paul II – 1985


Protonotary Apostolic – by Pope John Paul II – 1993


Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – 2006

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester Appointed by Pope Francis the 9th Bishop of Rochester in November 2013, and formally installed January 3, 2014 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester.