Francis John Spence

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Francis John Spence (June 3, 1926 – July 27, 2011) was a Canadian Roman Catholic prelate. Spence served as the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston from 1982 until his retirement in 2002.[1]

Spence also served as vicar and ordinary for the Canadian Forces under the Military Ordinariate of Canada from 1986 to 1987.

Spence was born in Perth, Ontario, in 1926.[1] He was ordained a Catholic priest on April 16, 1950.[1] Archbishop Spence died on July 27, 2011, at the age of 85.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Archbishop Francis John Spence †". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Joseph Lawrence Wilhelm
Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston
Succeeded by
Anthony G. Meager
Preceded by
Maurice Roy
Bishop Vicar of Military Ordinariate of Canada
21 July 1986
Succeeded by
post abolished and replaced by himself as Military Ordinariate
Preceded by
new post
Bishop Military Ordinariate of Canada
Succeeded by
André Vallée