On behalf of myself, all the clergy, religious and laity of the Diocese of Memphis in Tenessee, I extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes to The Very Reverend Monsignor J. Mark Spalding on his appointment by Pope Francis as Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Nashville.
I join in offering my prayers and support with great joy along with all of the Bishops in our Province in welcoming The Very Reverend J. Mark Spalding as Bishop-elect of Nashville. We are so thrilled to welcome him to the great state of Tennessee.
May God bless him abundantly during this time of transition for him and may Our Blessed Mother Mary keep him in the mantle of her maternal love and care.
-Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D. D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee