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Pope Francis Names Very Reverend J. Mark Spalding as 12th Bishop of Nashville

posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:47 AM by Nashville CCOS

The Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCS) joins the Diocese of Nashville and the Scouting Community of Middle Tennessee in celebrating the news, announced early this morning by Pope Francis’ appointment of the Very Reverend J. Mark Spalding, JCL, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Louisville and pastor of Holy Trinity Church there, as the 12th Bishop of Nashville. 

 We offer him our enthusiastic support and our heartfelt prayers as he prepares to lead this flock. The Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting looks forward to welcoming Fr. Spalding to Nashville.

More information about Fr. Spalding is available at