Retired Archbishop of San Francisco Dies at 88

Retired Archbishop of San Francisco John R. Quinn was ordained a priest in San Diego in 1953 and installed as auxiliary bishop of San Diego in 1967. In 1971, he was appointed Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma then made his final transfer to San Francisco in 1977. Read Catholic News Service article here. We keep his soul in our prayers and send up prayers of Thanksgiving for his dedicated priesthood. Thank you, God, for this loyal shepherd.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

From Bishop McElroy: “The death of Archbishop John Quinn on Thursday is a great loss for our local church. Archbishop Quinn was born in Riverside and served as a priest, auxiliary bishop and administrator of the Diocese of San Diego before becoming Bishop of Oklahoma City and then Archbishop of San Francisco. He was a wonderful friend and mentor to me. He always asked about the priests and people of San Diego whenever I visited him, and he treasured his years here as the foundation of his life and an immense grace.I ask your prayers for the Archbishop, his family and friends.”