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The Year of Our Lord 1938

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar BornJosé Doth de OliveiraPedra BrancaBishop Emeritus of Iguatú, Ceara, Brazil
3 Mar71.9DiedAlfred FlocardBishop of Limoges, France
26.0Ordained PriestBruno WüstenbergPriestApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands
4 Mar52.1ConfirmedJoseph-Jean HeintzBishop of Metz, France
BornSam Joseph Galip JacobsGreenwoodBishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA
5 Mar56.9SucceededJohn Hugh MacDonaldArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
59.0DiedHenry Joseph O’LearyArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
6 Mar49.9Ordained BishopPavao ButoracBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroBishop of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), Croatia
45.0Ordained BishopRicardo Chávez AlcazarBishop of Oruro, Bolivia
BornFrancesco CoccopalmerioSan Giuliano MilaneseCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
BornLuis Robles DíazEl Grullo, MéxicoVice President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
7 Mar54.5AppointedLouis LiagreBishop of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
46.2AppointedJames MendonçaBishop of Trichinopoly, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India
58.6AppointedJean-Marcel RodiéBishop of Agen, FranceBishop Emeritus
11 Mar26.1Ordained PriestPatrick Vincent Hurley, C.SS.R. †Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia and Tokelau, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
12 MarBornJan BlahaBrno, Czech RepublicBishop of the Titular See
73.7DiedWilliam CoddBishop of Ferns, Ireland
23.2Ordained PriestSamuel-Louis-Marie-Antoine Gaumain, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Moundou, Chad
28.3Ordained PriestLawrence Pullen Hardman, S.M.M. †Priest of Missionaries of the Company of MaryBishop Emeritus of Zomba, Malawi
24.2Ordained PriestFrancisco Miranda VicentePriestAuxiliary Bishop of Toledo, Spain
39.2AppointedVíctor Manuel Sanabria y MartínezBishop of Alajuela, Costa RicaArchbishop of San José de Costa Rica
BornJuan Horacio SuárezVilla NuevaBishop Emeritus of Gregorio de Laferrere, Argentina
26.1Ordained PriestAlfonso Zaplana BellizzaPriest of Tacna, PeruBishop
13 Mar76.5DiedCarlo Dalmazio MinorettiCardinal, Archbishop of Genova, Italy
59.8Ordained BishopLeone Proserpio, S.J. †Bishop of Calicut, India
BornErcílio TurcoCampinasBishop Emeritus of Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil
14 Mar BornRodrigo Orlando Cabrera CuéllarTeotepequeBishop of Santiago de María, El Salvador
BornFlorentino Ferrer CinenseGuimbaBishop of Tarlac, Philippines
15 MarBornJosé Foralosso, S.D.B. †Cervarese S. CroceBishop Emeritus of Marabá, Para, Brazil
17 Mar66.8AppointedPietro Boetto, S.J. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Genova, Italy
52.5AppointedMichal BuzalkaAuxiliary Bishop of Trnava, Slovakia
52.5AppointedMichal BuzalkaTitular Bishop of ConeAuxiliary Bishop of Trnava, Slovakia
60.6AppointedRéginald Duprat, O.P. †Bishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
59.0AppointedRafael Lira InfanteBishop of Valparaíso, Chile
35.9AppointedMariano MadriagaBishop of Lingayen, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
52.8AppointedWilliam Francis MurphyBishop of Saginaw, Michigan, USA
BornKeith Michael Patrick O’BrienBallycastle, IrelandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
47.6AppointedGiuseppe ProntiBishop of Acquapendente, ItalyBishop of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy
18 Mar66.8AppointedPietro Boetto, S.J. †Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Angelo in PescheriaCardinal, Archbishop of Genova, Italy
71.3AppointedMelquisedec del Canto TeránTitular Bishop of AdrasusBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
71.3ResignedMelquisedec del Canto TeránBishop of San Felipe, ChileBishop Emeritus
19 Mar25.5Ordained PriestAnthony Rayappa ArulappaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India
53.2AppointedRoberto Bernardino Berríos Gaínza, O.F.M. †Bishop of San Felipe, ChileBishop Emeritus
51.3Ordained BishopFrédéric Marie Blessing, O.S.C. †Titular Bishop of ThoisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
23.3Ordained PriestReginald John DelargeyPriest of Auckland, New ZealandCardinal, Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
24.4Ordained PriestVincent Madeley HarrisPriest of Galveston, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Austin, Texas, USA
24.6Ordained PriestLaurentius Satoshi NagaePriestBishop Emeritus of Urawa, Japan
20 Mar26.4Ordained PriestArtemio G. CasasPriest of Manila, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Jaro, Philippines
23.7Ordained PriestJozsef KaczibaPriestApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Győr (Raab), Hungary
BornPaul Zingtung GrawngLunghkatArchbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar
21 Mar29.0Ordained PriestJohn Shojiro ItoPriest of Niigata, JapanBishop Emeritus of Niigata, Japan
57.4AppointedLouis Morel, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Suiyüan [Hohot], ChinaArchbishop Emeritus of Hohhot [Suiyüan], China
57.4AppointedLouis Morel, C.I.C.M. †Titular Bishop of AraxaArchbishop Emeritus of Hohhot [Suiyüan], China
22 Mar62.8DiedJohn BarryBishop of Goulburn, Australia
24 Mar66.8ResignedBenvenuto Diego Alonso y Nistal, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Caroní, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
70.1DiedGilberto Fuenzalida GuzmánBishop of Concepción, Chile
BornVittorino Girardi Stellin, M.C.C.I.Lendinaria, ItalyBishop of Tilarán-Liberia, Costa Rica
BornMichel Malo, Ist. del PradoMaroantsetraArchbishop Emeritus of Antsiranana, Madagascar
25 Mar36.5Ordained BishopMiguel Acebedo y FloresBishop of Calbayog, Philippines
25.2Ordained PriestGérard CouturierPriest of Rimouski, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Hauterive, Québec, Canada
50.5Ordained BishopBartholomew Joseph EustaceBishop of Camden, New Jersey, USA
50.0SucceededWilliam Joseph HafeyBishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
23.8Ordained PriestAntonio IannucciPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne, Italy
BornDenis Kiwanuka LotePallisaArchbishop Emeritus of Tororo, Uganda
41.2Ordained BishopManuel Mascariñas y MorgiaBishop of Palo, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Tagbilaran, Philippines
65.1DiedThomas Charles O’ReillyBishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
27 Mar43.3Ordained BishopFrancis Xavier Zhao Zhen-sheng (Chao Cheng-sheng), S.J. †Titular Bishop of BisicaBishop of Xianxian [Sienhsien], China
23.1Ordained PriestHermínio Malzone HugoPriest of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
28 Mar BornCarlo EllenaValperga, ItalyBishop of Zé-Doca, Maranho, Brazil
29 Mar65.4AppointedFrancis-Xavier Gsell, M.S.C. †Bishop of Darwin, Australia
42.8AppointedPietro Massa, P.I.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic of Nanyang [Nanyang], ChinaBishop of Nanyang [Nanyang], China
42.8AppointedPietro Massa, P.I.M.E. †Titular Bishop of CitharizumBishop of Nanyang [Nanyang], China
BornManuel Monteiro de CastroS. Eufemia, PortugalCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
57.1AppointedJohn Reesinck, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore}, UgandaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
57.1AppointedJohn Reesinck, M.H.M. †Titular Bishop of ThinisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore}, Uganda
30 Mar57.4AppointedFlorido Ambrogio Acciari, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Rhodos {Rhodes}, Greece
BornAmancio Escapa Aparicio, O.C.D.Cistierna, SpainAuxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
44.7AppointedNapoléon-Alexandre Labrie, C.I.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada
44.7AppointedNapoléon-Alexandre Labrie, C.I.M. †Titular Bishop of LimataBishop Emeritus of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada
51.2AppointedUbald Langlois, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Grouard, Alberta, Canada
51.2AppointedUbald Langlois, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of RisiniumVicar Apostolic of Grouard, Alberta, Canada
BornTadeusz RakoczyGilowiceBishop Emeritus of Bielsko-Żywiec, Poland
31 Mar BornBenjamín Jiménez HernándezPénjamoBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
BornSilvano MontevecchiVilla San GiorgioBishop of Ascoli Piceno, Italy
66.3DiedJoseph John RiceBishop of Burlington, Vermont, USA
1 Apr BornPierre Nguyên Văn NhonÐà LatArchbishop of Hà Nôi, Viet Nam
2 Apr23.9Ordained PriestGerard Louis FreyPriest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
23.6Ordained PriestPaolo MosconiPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Iraq
23.3Ordained PriestJosip PavlišićPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Rijeka-Senj, Croatia
3 Apr27.6Ordained PriestTeodulfo Sabugal DomingoPriest of Tuguegarao, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Tuguegarao, Philippines
BornGenival Saraiva de FrançaAlcantilBishop Emeritus of Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil
5 Apr78.2DiedLouis TermierBishop of Tarentaise, France
8 Apr41.7AppointedPacifico Calzolari, O.F.M. †Prefect of Xiangtan [Siangtan], China
BornNicholas Chia Yeck JooSingaporeArchbishop Emeritus of Singapore
57.5InstalledAntonio García y GarcíaArchbishop of Valladolid, Spain
42.3AppointedLudwig Haag, M. Afr. †Prefect of Tukuyu, TanzaniaPrefect Emeritus
9 Apr54.0AppointedVicente Alejandro González y RobletoCoadjutor Archbishop of Managua, NicaraguaArchbishop
54.0AppointedVicente Alejandro González y RobletoTitular Archbishop of OdessusArchbishop of Managua, Nicaragua
24.0Ordained PriestEpifanio Surban BelmontePriestBishop Emeritus of Dumaguete, Philippines
10 Apr25.2Ordained PriestRudolf Johannes Maria Koppmann, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Windhoek, Namibia
BornRuben T. ProfugoLucenaBishop Emeritus of Lucena, Philippines
12 Apr52.1AppointedAntonio Colturato, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Botucatu, Brazil
70.7AppointedHilaire Felder, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of Geras
13 Apr68.8AppointedAlfonso FerrandinaAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
68.8AppointedAlfonso FerrandinaTitular Bishop of Leptis MagnaAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
BornJorge Enrique Lozano ZafraBogotáBishop of Ocaña, Colombia
14 Apr74.1AppointedJoseph-Lucien GirayTitular Archbishop of SelymbriaBishop Emeritus of Cahors, France
BornElias James Manning, O.F.M. Conv.TroyBishop Emeritus of Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BornWalmir Alberto Valle, I.M.C.Nova TrentoBishop Emeritus of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
16 Apr27.0Ordained PriestRamón Pastor Bogarín ArgañaPriestBishop of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, Paraguay
22.8Ordained PriestAntónio Cardoso CunhaPriestBishop Emeritus of Vila Real, Portugal
23.7Ordained PriestJosé Alberto Lopes de Castro PintoPriestBishop Emeritus of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
23.6Ordained PriestAlfonso NiehuesPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
24.4Ordained PriestEnrique Pechuán MarínPriest of San Juan de Cuyo, ArgentinaBishop of Cruz del Eje, Argentina
23.4Ordained PriestRafael Sarmiento PeraltaPriest of Nueva Pamplona, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
23.7Ordained PriestLuis Juan ToméPriest of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBishop of Mercedes, Argentina
17 Apr24.7Ordained PriestArmido Gasparini, F.S.C.J. †Priest of Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Awasa, Ethiopia
32.3Ordained PriestFrançois NdongPriest of Libreville, GabonBishop Emeritus of Oyem, Gabon
18 Apr23.5Ordained PriestPaul Constant SchoenmaekersPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
20 Apr BornDaniel Mark Buechlein, O.S.B.Jasper, INArchbishop Emeritus of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
57.1AppointedEttore FeliciApostolic Nuncio to YugoslaviaApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
21 Apr84.3DiedAlexandre-Louis-Victor-Aimé Le Roy, C.S.Sp. †Superior General Emeritus of Congregation of the Holy Spirit
23 Apr69.1AppointedJoseph ButtTitular Archbishop of NicopsisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
69.1RetiredJoseph ButtAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23.5Ordained PriestThomas Joseph GradyPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USABishop Emeritus of Orlando, Florida, USA
24 Apr66.9Ordained BishopPietro Boetto, S.J. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Genova, Italy
BornAngel Gelmi BertocchiGandinoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
BornJoseph NduhirubusaKigarikaBishop Emeritus of Ruyigi, Burundi
24.5Ordained PriestMartin Elmar Schmid, C.M.M. †Priest of Congregation of Mariannhill MissionariesBishop of Mariannhill, South Africa
51.5Ordained BishopJosé Selva e Amaral, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of MetraePrelate of Registro do Araguaia, Brazil
25 Apr49.6Ordained BishopJohann Paul Odendahl Metz, C.M. †Titular Bishop of LatopolisVicar Apostolic of Limón, Costa Rica
39.3Ordained BishopVíctor Manuel Sanabria y MartínezBishop of Alajuela, Costa RicaArchbishop of San José de Costa Rica
26 Apr BornOsvino José BothTrês ArroiosArchbishop of Brazil, Military
27 Apr64.4InstalledThomas Joseph WalshArchbishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
29 Apr58.4AppointedAntonijs Urbšs (Urbbs)Bishop of Liepāja, Latvia
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