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Francesco Spera

Most Reverend

Francesco Spera
Titular Archbishop of Nazareth
ChurchCatholic Church
In office1587
PredecessorFabio Mirto Frangipani
SuccessorGirolamo Bevilacqua
Consecration24 May 1587
by Decio Azzolini (seniore)
Personal details
Died28 October 1587

Francesco Spera, O.F.M. (died 1587) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Titular Archbishop of Nazareth (1587).[1][2][3]


Francesco Spera was ordained a priest in the Order of Friars Minor.[1] On 11 May 1587, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Sixtus V as Titular Archbishop of Nazareth.[1] On 24 May 1587, he was consecrated bishop by Decio Azzolini (seniore), Bishop of Cervia, with Francesco Carusi, Bishop of Valva e Sulmona, and Franciscus Panicarola, Titular Bishop of Chrysopolis in Arabia, serving as co-consecrators.[1] He served as Titular Archbishop of Nazareth until his death on 28 October 1587.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Archbishop Francesco Spera, O.F.M." David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016
  2. ^ "Nazareth (Titular See)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Titular Metropolitan See of Nazareth" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Fabio Mirto Frangipani
Titular Archbishop of Nazareth
Succeeded by
Girolamo Bevilacqua