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PITTSBURGH (AP) A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese says a man fired as school headmaster had changed his name to hide his controversial past and deleted information from his resume about his previous firing from a Catholic school in New York.

Samuel Signorino is the director of Catholic schools for the Erie diocese. He tells The Associated Press that the man formerly known as Frank Borzellieri had legally changed his name by the time he was hired in December at DuBois Area Catholic School. By that time, his legal name was Mario Bella.

Bella was terminated Friday by the K-12 institution about 75 miles northeast of Pittsburgh after church officials learned he was fired in 2011 by the Archdiocese of New York for racist writings.