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The Year of Our Lord 1897

Bishop Events

January to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown17.5ProfessedZenón Arámburu Urquiola, S.J. †Member of Society of JesusBishop of Wuhu [Wuhu], China
BornHeinrich Bliestle, M.S.F. †Superior General Emeritus of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family
BornGeorge Daniel Breen, C.S.C. †Prefect Emeritus of Haflong, India
17.4ProfessedLuigi Calza, S.X. †Member of Xaverian Missionary FathersVicar Apostolic of Chengchow [Zhengzhou], China
60.9ResignedLuigi Canali, O.F.M. †Minister General of Order of Friars MinorTitular Archbishop of Ptolemais in Thebaide
15.1ProfessedRuggero Raffaele Cazzanelli, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kichow [Qichun], China
31.6AppointedJules-Joseph Cénez, O.M.I. †Prefect of Basutoland, LesothoVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Basutoland, Lesotho
65.5AppointedAlfred Allen Paul CurtisAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USABishop Emeritus of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
69.0DiedGiacomo DaddiAuxiliary Bishop of Palermo, Italy
74.7DiedFrancesco GašparićTitular Bishop of Castoria
18.9ProfessedEugène Joseph Hubert Lebouille, C.M. †Member of Congregation of the MissionBishop Emeritus of Yongping [Yüngping], China
30.2Ordained PriestGherardo Sante Menegazzi, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Comacchio, Italy
27.0Ordained PriestHendrik Nollen, M.S.C. †Priest of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusPrefect Emeritus of Nuova Guinea Olandese, Indonesia
68.5AppointedLuigi Oreglia di Santo StefanoCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Ceremonies
30.0Ordained PriestPaolo Carlo Perini, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Calicut, India
25.4Ordained PriestEmmanuel PharesPriestTitular Bishop of Tarsus dei Maroniti
91.1DiedEnrico de RossiBishop Emeritus of Caserta, Italy
92.7DiedVincenzo Taglialatela (Tagliatela)Archbishop Emeritus of Manfredonia (e Vieste), Italy
22.1Ordained PriestGiuseppe VizziniPriestBishop of Noto, Italy
2 JanBornWilliam Joseph SmithGreenfieldBishop Emeritus of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
3 Jan21.8Ordained PriestGrégoire HaggiarPriestBishop of Akka (Melkite Greek), Israel
22.9Ordained PriestFrancis JohannesPriest of Saint Joseph, Missouri, USABishop of Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
62.7DiedGuglielmo Sanfelice D’Acquavella, O.S.B. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
4 JanBornEdward Joseph MaginnGlasgow, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Albany, New York, USA
5 JanBornEduardo Martinez GonzálezMancera de AbajoBishop Emeritus of Zamora, Spain
6 Jan72.6DiedFrançois-Marie TrégaroBishop of Sées, France
7 Jan50.2DiedAntônio Joaquim de MedeirosBishop of Macau, China
9 JanBornEdgar Aristide Maranta, O.F.M. Cap. †Poschiavo, SwitzerlandArchbishop Emeritus of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
10 JanBornRaymond Larose, C.S.C. †Saint Paul d'Abbotsford (Rouville), CanadaBishop Emeritus of Chittagong, Bangladesh
14 Jan58.8DiedJohn CarrollBishop of Shrewsbury, England, Great Britain
17 JanBornAlexandre (Sandor) ChiraVul'hivtsiAuxiliary Bishop of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), Ukraine
BornManuel Mascariñas y MorgiaAntequeraBishop Emeritus of Tagbilaran, Philippines
77.3DiedPlacido PozziBishop of Mondovi, Italy
21 Jan65.8DiedJosé Benito Salvador de la Reta, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina
22 Jan79.2DiedAngelo BianchiPrefect of the Congregation of RitesCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina, Italy
53.3DiedJoão Fernando Santiago Esberard (Esberrard)Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23 JanBornMarcel Daubechies, M. Afr. †Casteau, BelgiumBishop Emeritus of Kasama, Zambia
24 JanBornSimeon Kokov (Kokoff), O.F.M. Cap. †SekirovoApostolic Administrator of Sofia e Plovdiv, Bulgaria
22.3Ordained PriestMichael MemelauerPriest of Sankt Pölten, AustriaBishop
BornJohannes Albert von RudloffWetzlarAuxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück, Germany
27.2Ordained PriestMelchior Sun Dezhen (Souen), C.M. †PriestVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Ankwo [Anguo], China
26 Jan43.9AppointedEdward Patrick AllenBishop of Mobile, Alabama, USA
40.7AppointedJohn James Joseph MonaghanBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USABishop Emeritus
27 Jan58.3DiedJosé María Caparrós y LópezBishop of Sigüenza, Spain
BornKarl Albert Wollgarten, C.M. †Unterrath, GermanyVicar Apostolic of Limón, Costa Rica
28 Jan49.9AppointedFrançois Gerboin, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Unianyembé, Tanzania
49.9AppointedFrançois Gerboin, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of Thuburbo MinusVicar Apostolic of Unianyembé, Tanzania
55.6AppointedCharles-Gustave WalravensAuxiliary Bishop of Tournai {Doornik}, BelgiumBishop
55.6AppointedCharles-Gustave WalravensTitular Bishop of SamosataBishop of Tournai {Doornik}, Belgium
29 Jan57.4AppointedJohn Joseph KeaneTitular Archbishop of DamascusArchbishop Emeritus of Dubuque, Iowa, USA
30 Jan38.4AppointedPatrick Vincent DwyerCoadjutor Bishop of Maitland, AustraliaBishop
38.4AppointedPatrick Vincent DwyerTitular Bishop of ZoaraBishop of Maitland, Australia
1 FebBornIgnatius P’i-Shu-ShihCha-lingArchbishop of Shenyang [Mukden, Fengtien], China
33.5AppointedHenri Streicher, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Northern Victoria Nyanza {Victoria-Nyanza Settentrionale}, UgandaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Uganda
33.5AppointedHenri Streicher, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of ThabracaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Uganda
2 Feb67.4DiedAnnibale BarabesiBishop of San Miniato, Italy
59.6SucceededPio Alberto del Corona, O.P. †Bishop of San Miniato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornPatrick Mary O’DonnellFethard, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus of Brisbane, Australia
6 Feb57.1AppointedCasimiro GennariTitular Archbishop of NaupactusCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
BornHeinrich GleumesSankt HubertAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, Germany
15 Feb46.9AppointedPierre-Philippe Giraudeau, M.E.P. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Thibet, ChinaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Tatsienlu, China
46.9AppointedPierre-Philippe Giraudeau, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of ThyniasVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Tatsienlu, China
42.9AppointedAmbrosius Jacobus J. van Baars, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Antilles
42.9AppointedAmbrosius Jacobus J. van Baars, O.P. †Titular Bishop of TeuchiraVicar Apostolic of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Antilles
16 Feb50.5AppointedJean Martin Adam, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Gabon, GabonVicar Apostolic Emeritus
50.5AppointedJean Martin Adam, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of ThmuisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Gabon, Gabon
46.6AppointedJoseph-Marie-Stanislas Dupont, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa, MalawiVicar Apostolic Emeritus
46.6AppointedJoseph-Marie-Stanislas Dupont, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of ThibarisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nyassa, Malawi
17 Feb40.8AppointedEmile-Auguste Allgeyer, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Zanguebar, KenyaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Zanzibar, Kenya
40.8AppointedEmile-Auguste Allgeyer, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of TiceliaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Zanzibar, Kenya
20 FebBornEnrique José Mühn, S.V.D. †San JerónimoBishop Emeritus of Jujuy, Argentina
21 Feb50.1Ordained BishopKonstantyn Chekhovych (Czechowicz)Bishop of Przemyśl, Sambor, et Sanok (Ruthenian), Poland
22 Feb82.3DiedThomas Langdon Grace, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
24 Feb52.5Ordained BishopThomas Mathias LenihanBishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
53.8Ordained BishopEdmond Francis PrendergastTitular Bishop of SciliumArchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
42.4Ordained BishopJames Edward QuigleyBishop of Buffalo, New York, USAArchbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
34.4Ordained BishopFrançois Camille Van Ronslé, C.I.C.M. †Titular Bishop of TymbriasVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
55.7Ordained BishopCharles-Gustave WalravensTitular Bishop of SamosataBishop of Tournai {Doornik}, Belgium
27 Feb80.0DiedFrancesco MacaroneBishop of Boiano, Italy
DiedGiuseppe Quandel, O.S.B. †Abbot of Montecassino, Italy
28 FebBornJosé de Jesús Martinez VargasMogotesBishop Emeritus of Armenia, Colombia
1 MarBornJoseph Francis RyanDundasBishop Emeritus of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
81.8DiedPietro Giocondo Salvai di GovoneBishop of Alessandria (della Paglia), Italy
2 Mar24.1Ordained PriestPierre-Macarie SabaPriestArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
4 Mar61.9InstalledPerfecto Amézquita y Gutiérrez, C.M. †Bishop of Tlaxcala (Puebla de los Angeles), México
BornPablo Mariaselvam, S.D.B. †TrichinopolyBishop of Vellore, India
7 Mar62.7DiedFerdinand CselkaTitular Bishop of Carrhae
10 Mar31.4AppointedRafael Merry del Val y ZuluetaApostolic Delegate to CanadaCardinal, Secretary of the Congregation of the Holy Office
14 MarBornBenedikt (Johannes) Reetz, O.S.B. †Ripsdorf, GermanyAbbot of Order of Saint Benedict
15 MarBornManuel Moll y SalordCiudadelaBishop Emeritus of Tortosa, Spain
16 Mar55.6AppointedJean Baptist Rene, S.J. †Prefect of Alaska, USAPrefect Emeritus
19 Mar59.9DiedCrescencio Carrillo y AnconaBishop of Yucatán (Mérida), México
21 Mar42.8Ordained BishopManuel Segundo Ballón ManriqueTitular Bishop of GermaniciaBishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
48.2AppointedJoseph Dumáni, B.S. †Bishop of Tripoli del Libano (Melkite Greek)
20.3ProfessedJean-Félix de Hemptinne, O.S.B. †Member of Order of Saint BenedictVicar Apostolic of Katanga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
22 MarBornLouis-Sylvain RobinAmboiseBishop Emeritus of Blois, France
25 Mar26.4Ordained PriestKonstantyn DominikPriest of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), PolandAuxiliary Bishop
BornEdmund Joseph ReillyCollege Point, NYAuxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, New York, USA
26 Mar32.5AppointedGusztáv Károly MajláthCoadjutor Bishop of Transilvania, Erdély, Siebenbürgen, RomaniaBishop Emeritus of Alba Iulia, Romania
32.5AppointedGusztáv Károly MajláthTitular Bishop of MartyropolisBishop Emeritus of Alba Iulia, Romania
27 Mar83.2DiedPaolo Angelo BalleriniTitular Patriarch of Alexandria {Alessandria}Archbishop Emeritus of Milano {Milan}, Italy
29 Mar70.9ResignedJohn Baptist ButtBishop of Southwark, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
37.4AppointedFilemón Fierro y TeránBishop of Ciudad Victoria-Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, México
56.4AppointedCarlo Giuseppe Gentili, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Allahabad, IndiaArchbishop of Agra, India
45.2AppointedDenis KellyBishop of Ross, Ireland
47.5AppointedEmile Joseph Legal, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Bishop of Saint Albert, Alberta, CanadaArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
47.5AppointedEmile Joseph Legal, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of PoglaArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
31 Mar82.7DiedGiuseppe GiustiBishop Emeritus of Abuja, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Arezzo, Italy
1 AprBornBenno Walter Gut, O.S.B. †Reiden, SwitzerlandCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
2 AprBornFerdinando Fulgencio Pasini, O.F.M. †San Donà di Piave, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Sanyuan [Sanyüan], China
3 Apr24.1Ordained PriestJohannes Dominicus Josephus AengenentPriestBishop of Haarlem, Netherlands
25.9Ordained PriestBernard Alexis Burquier, C.R.A. †Priest of Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales d’AnnecyAbbot of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
22.7Ordained PriestJoaquim Rafael Maria d’Assunçâo Pitinho, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Santiago de Cabo Verde
39.8AppointedAugustin Dontenwill, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Bishop of New Westminster, British Columbia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
39.8AppointedAugustin Dontenwill, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of GermanicopolisArchbishop Emeritus of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
4 Apr52.0DiedJosé María Blanco BarónBishop of Ávila, Spain
22.6Ordained PriestFrancisco María González y AriasPriestBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
9 Apr36.0SucceededFrancis Alphonsus BourneBishop of Southwark, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
71.0AppointedJohn Baptist ButtTitular Bishop of Sebastopolis in ThraciaBishop Emeritus of Southwark, England, Great Britain
64.5AppointedVincenzo Di GiovanniTitular Archbishop of TheodosiopolisPrelate Emeritus of Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
59.3DiedNicola LorussoBishop of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi e Bisaccia, Italy
10 Apr53.0AppointedSamuel Webster AllenBishop of Shrewsbury, England, Great Britain
13 Apr60.1ResignedEnrico GrazioliBishop of Guastalla, ItalyBishop Emeritus
14 Apr46.1SelectedClaude BardelBishop of Sées, France
58.2SelectedJean-Augustin GermainBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), FranceArchbishop of Toulouse (-Narbonne), France
60.3SelectedJean HazeraBishop of Digne, France
15 Apr66.3SelectedPierre-Paul ServonnetArchbishop of Bourges, France
17 Apr24.6Ordained PriestPietro Fumasoni BiondiPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
24.3Ordained PriestGeorges-Marie de Labonninière de Beaumont, C.S.Sp. †Priest of Congregation of the Holy SpiritBishop of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion
22.5Ordained PriestAnselmo RizziPriestBishop of Adria, Italy
BornMartin Walter StantonJersey CityAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
19 Apr46.2ConfirmedClaude BardelBishop of Sées, France
44.9AppointedDomenico BianconiBishop of Ferentino, Italy
41.5AppointedEvaristo BlancoBishop of Socorro, ColombiaBishop of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
59.1AppointedGiuseppe Capecci, O.S.A. †Bishop of Alessandria (della Paglia), Italy
53.5AppointedCarlo CaputoTitular Archbishop of NicomediaBishop Emeritus of Aversa, Italy
53.5AppointedCarlo CaputoPrelate of Altamura ed Acquaviva delle Fonti, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Aversa, Italy
53.5ResignedCarlo CaputoBishop of Aversa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
52.6AppointedJosé Manuel de CarvalhoBishop of Macau, ChinaBishop of Angra, Portugal
53.4AppointedMariano Cidad y OlmosAuxiliary Bishop of Valladolid, SpainBishop of Astorga, Spain
53.4AppointedMariano Cidad y OlmosTitular Bishop of ArchelaïsBishop of Astorga, Spain
68.1Elevated to CardinalPierre-Hector Coullié (Couillié)Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
73.8AppointedPietro FacciottiTitular Archbishop of Chalcis in SyriaBishop Emeritus of Ferentino, Italy
73.8ResignedPietro FacciottiBishop of Ferentino, ItalyBishop Emeritus
50.2AppointedJosé María García Escudero y UbagoBishop of Osma, Spain
37.4AppointedPasquale GagliardiArchbishop of Manfredonia (e Vieste), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
58.2ConfirmedJean-Augustin GermainBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), FranceArchbishop of Toulouse (-Narbonne), France
55.9AppointedFelice GianfeliceBishop of Boiano, Italy
45.0AppointedVictoriano Guisasola y MenéndezBishop of Jaén, SpainCardinal, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain
60.3ConfirmedJean HazeraBishop of Digne, France
53.3AppointedErnest KutrovatzAuxiliary Bishop of Győr (Raab), Hungary
53.3AppointedErnest KutrovatzTitular Bishop of MarcianaAuxiliary Bishop of Győr (Raab), Hungary
55.5Elevated to CardinalGuillaume-Marie-Joseph LabouréCardinal, Archbishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
38.0AppointedAntonio LambertiBishop of Conversano, Italy
64.2AppointedCamillo Mazzella, S.J. †Cardinal-Bishop of PalestrinaCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Rites
64.2AppointedCamillo Mazzella, S.J. †Bishop of Palestrina, ItalyCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Rites
61.6Elevated to CardinalJosé María Martín de Herrera y de la IglesiaCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
40.1AppointedCarlo PietropaoliBishop of Trivento, ItalyBishop Emeritus
72.0AppointedFederico PizzaTitular Archbishop of NisibisArchbishop Emeritus of Manfredonia (e Vieste), Italy
72.0ResignedFederico PizzaArchbishop of Manfredonia (e Vieste), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
46.6AppointedGiovanni Battista RessiaBishop of Mondovi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
62.0AppointedVincenzo Maria SarnelliArchbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
47.6AppointedAndrea SartiBishop of Guastalla, ItalyBishop of Pistoia e Prato, Italy
70.0AppointedPaolo SchinosiAuxiliary Bishop of Benevento, ItalyTitular Archbishop of Marcianopolis
70.0AppointedPaolo SchinosiTitular Bishop of GazaTitular Archbishop of Marcianopolis
66.3ConfirmedPierre-Paul ServonnetArchbishop of Bourges, France
51.1AppointedMariano SolerArchbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay
72.1Elevated to CardinalGuillaume-Marie-Romain SourrieuCardinal, Archbishop of Rouen, France
41.7AppointedGiulio TommasiBishop of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi e Bisaccia, ItalyArchbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy
48.2AppointedFrancesco VentoBishop of Aversa, Italy
23 Apr47.3AppointedBiagio PisaniTitular Bishop of Caesarea in MauretaniaTitular Archbishop of Naupactus
24 Apr60.1AppointedAngelo Maria Meraviglia MantegazzaTitular Bishop of FamagustaAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
25 Apr41.0Ordained BishopEmile-Auguste Allgeyer, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of TiceliaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Zanzibar, Kenya
45.0Ordained BishopDomenico BianconiBishop of Ferentino, Italy
59.1Ordained BishopGiuseppe Capecci, O.S.A. †Bishop of Alessandria (della Paglia), Italy
37.4Ordained BishopPasquale GagliardiArchbishop of Manfredonia (e Vieste), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
55.9Ordained BishopFelice GianfeliceBishop of Boiano, Italy
50.3Ordained BishopJán IvánkovitsBishop of Rožňava, SlovakiaBishop Emeritus
40.1Ordained BishopCarlo PietropaoliBishop of Trivento, ItalyBishop Emeritus
46.6Ordained BishopGiovanni Battista RessiaBishop of Mondovi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
47.6Ordained BishopAndrea SartiBishop of Guastalla, ItalyBishop of Pistoia e Prato, Italy
70.1Ordained BishopPaolo SchinosiTitular Bishop of GazaTitular Archbishop of Marcianopolis
41.7Ordained BishopGiulio TommasiBishop of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi e Bisaccia, ItalyArchbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy
48.2Ordained BishopFrancesco VentoBishop of Aversa, Italy
27 Apr24.2Ordained PriestPedro María Rodríguez AndradePriestBishop Emeritus of Ibagué, Colombia
30 Apr76.7DiedGiuseppe BoragginiBishop of Savona e Noli, Italy
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