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Mark Francis Schmitt

Mark Francis Schmitt (February 14, 1923 – December 14, 2011) was the tenth Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette, in Marquette, Michigan.[1]

Born in Algoma, Wisconsin, he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on May 22, 1948, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. On April 30, 1970, Pope Paul VI appointed Schmitt, titular bishop of Ceanannus Mór and auxiliary bishop of the Green Bay Diocese; he was consecrated on June 24, 1970. On March 21, 1978, Pope Paul VI appointed Bishop Schmitt to the Diocese of Marquette.[2] On October 6, 1992, Bishop Schmitt retired.[3][4] Bishop Schmitt died in DePere, Wisconsin.[5]


  1. ^ Bishop Mark Schmitt
  2. ^ "12 bishops have led the diocesan church". Diocese of Marquette. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  3. ^ David M. Cheney (2011-11-23). "Bishop Mark Francis Schmitt [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  4. ^ "At 85, Bishop Schmitt thankful for a wonderful life". Diocese of Marquette. 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  5. ^ Former Marquette Catholic Bishop Schmitt Dies
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