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bishop , Catholic priest

Raphael Michael Gabriel Fliss was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Bishop of the Diocese of Superior, in Superior, Wisconsin from 1985 to 2007.


Fliss, Raphael Michael was born on October 25, 1930 in Milwaukee.


Student, St. Francis Seminary, Houston. Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Catholic University of America, 1956. Doctor of Canon Law, Lateran University, Rome, 1965.


Bishop Fliss was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 25, 1930. He received his licentiate in theology at Catholic University of America. He was ordained May 26, 1956 and served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

He received his doctorate from Lateran University in Rome in 1965. He became Coadjutor Bishop of Superior on November 6, 1979, and was consecrated on December 20, 1979. On June 27, 1985 he became Bishop of Superior, appointed by Pope John Paul II. On June 28, 2007 Bishop Fliss retired.

He died on September 21, 2015.


  • Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1956.