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Francis Joseph Gossman Edit Profile

bishop emeritus

Francis Joseph Gossman, American Bishop. Board of directors United Fund Central Maryland., 1974-1975. Member Canon Law Society American, National Conference Catholic Bishops, United States Catholic Conference.

Background

Gossman, Francis Joseph was born on April 1, 1930 in Baltimore. Son of Frank M. and Mary Genevieve (Steadman) Gossman.

Education

Bachelor, St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore, 1952;Licentiate of Sacred Theology, N. American College, Rome, 1955;Juris Canonici Doctor, Juris Civilis Doctor, Catholic University of America, 1959.

Career

Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1955;assistant pastor, Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, 1959-1968;assistant chancellor, Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1959-1965;vice chancellor, Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1965-1968;pro-synodal judge, Baltimore Tribunal, 1961;vice officialis, Tribunal of Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1962-1965;officialis, Tribunal of Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1965-1968;made papal chamberlain with title, Very Review Monsignor, 1965;elected to, Senate of Priests of Archdiocese, 1967-1968;administrator, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 1968-1970;named auxiliary bishop of Baltimore and titular bishop of Aguntum, 1968-1975;appointed vicar general, 1968;appointed to, Board Consultors, 1969;urban vicar, Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1970-1975;bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1975. Member Baltimore Community Relations Commission, 1969-1975. Member Executive Committee Maryland.

Food Committee, Inc., 1969-1975.

Membership

Board of directors United Fund Central Maryland., 1974-1975. Member Canon Law Society American, National Conference Catholic Bishops, United States Catholic Conference.

Connections

father:
Frank M. Gossman

mother:
Mary Genevieve (Steadman) Gossman