Former Catholic Bishop of the Forces dies peacefully on Boxing Day

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Bishop Francis Walmsley died peacefully on 26 December 2017 at St John’s Convent, Kiln Green, Reading where he had lived since his retirement as Bishop of the Forces in 2002.

Because of the holiday season it will be some days yet before funeral arrangements can be made. Details will be circulated in due course. Bishop Francis requested that his funeral takes place at the Bishopric Cathedral in Aldershot.

The Bishopric would like to place on record its appreciation of the friendship, nursing care and support provided to Bishop Francis by Sr Veronica and the community at St John’s Convent.

Fr Michael Fava QHC
Apostolic Administrator
Bishopric of the Forces

27 December 2017

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