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Francis Joseph Nicholson

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Name  Francis Nicholson

Francis Joseph Nicholson O.C.D. (29 April 1803 – 30 April 1855) was a Roman Catholic archbishop of Corfu, then in the United States of the Ionian Islands, a British protectorate. He was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Around the middle of the 19th century, he played a role in an attempt to establish diplomatic recognition between the Holy See and the United Kingdom.


  • 23 March 1825 : professed Member of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites
  • 1828 : ordained Priest of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites
  • 27 March 1846 : Appointed Titular Bishop of Tamasus (did not take effect)
  • 12 May 1846 : Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Corfu, Ionian Islands, assisting incumbent Pier-Antonio Nostrano, with the title of Titular Bishop of Hierapolis
  • 24 May 1846 : Ordained Titular Bishop of Hierapolis
  • May 1852 : Succeeded as Archbishop of Corfu
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    Francis Joseph Nicholson Wikipedia

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