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The Year of Our Lord 1939

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar63.0ElectedEugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni PacelliPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
3 Mar37.1AppointedLuis Andrade Valderrama, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Antioquía, Colombia
37.1AppointedLuis Andrade Valderrama, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of DagnumBishop Emeritus of Antioquía, Colombia
50.1AppointedFelice BeccaroBishop of Nuoro, ItalyBishop of San Miniato, Italy
58.1AppointedAdolfo Ciuchini, O. de M. †Bishop of Alghero, ItalyBishop Emeritus
73.7DiedAuguste-Maurice ClémentBishop Emeritus of MonacoBishop
44.6AppointedFrancesco CogoniBishop of Ozieri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.0DiedJoseph-Lucien GirayBishop Emeritus of Cahors, France
69.2DiedNándor RottBishop of Veszprém, Hungary
50.1SucceededTihamér TóthBishop of Veszprém, Hungary
4 Mar64.0AppointedBartolomé Pascual MarroigBishop of Menorca, Spain
83.4DiedNicola PiccirilliArchbishop of Lanciano (e Ortona), Italy
5 Mar76.8DiedAmando Agosto Bahlmann, O.F.M. †Prelate of Santarém, Para, Brazil
8 Mar BornJoseph Louis Jean BoishuLa Guerche de BretagneAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Reims, France
53.7AppointedMiguel de los Santos Díaz y GómaraApostolic Administrator of Barcelona, SpainBishop of Cartagena (en España)
10 Mar62.0AppointedLuigi MaglioneCardinal, Secretary of State
11 Mar72.5DiedCleto CassaniArchbishop Emeritus of Sassari, Italy
BornGerard Sithunywa NdlovuGobamahlambuBishop Emeritus of Umzimkulu, South Africa
BornOrlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I.LaoagCardinal, Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines
12 Mar36.7Ordained BishopThomas Absolam McCabeBishop of Port Augusta, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
BornGiuseppe OrlandoniCastelfidardoBishop of Senigallia, Italy
63.0InstalledEugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni PacelliPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
13 MarBornYouhanna Fouad El-HageZahlehArchbishop of Tripoli del Libano {Tarabulus} (Maronite)
69.9DiedAlban Goodier, S.J. †Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India
58.0DiedFilippo MantiniBishop of Cagli e Pergola, Italy
14 Mar62.5AppointedFrancesco MarmaggiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
61.9AppointedMassimo MassimiPresident of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon LawCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
61.7AppointedGiuseppe PizzardoPrefect of the Congregation of Seminaries and UniversitiesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
65.4AppointedFederico TedeschiniArchpriest of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano {Saint Peter Basilica}Cardinal, Datary of the Apostolic Datary
15 Mar35.1AppointedAntoine Everard Jean Avertanus Albers, O. Carm. †Titular Bishop of Thubunae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Malang, Indonesia
35.1AppointedAntoine Everard Jean Avertanus Albers, O. Carm. †Vicar Apostolic of Malang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Malang, Indonesia
46.7AppointedCostantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M. †Vicar Apostolic of SwazilandBishop of Manzini, Swaziland
46.7AppointedCostantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M. †Titular Bishop of ThagasteBishop of Manzini, Swaziland
41.0AppointedJean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Costa d’AvorioArchbishop Emeritus of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
41.0AppointedJean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. †Titular Bishop of OnuphisArchbishop Emeritus of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
52.6AppointedPeter Rogan, M.H.M. †Titular Bishop of AcmoniaBishop Emeritus of Buéa, Cameroon
52.6AppointedPeter Rogan, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Buéa, CameroonBishop Emeritus of Buéa, Cameroon
BornHanna ZoraBatnaia, IraqBishop Emeritus of Mar Addai of Toronto (Chaldean), Canada
16 Mar BornRamon B. VillenaReina MercedesBishop of Bayombong, Philippines
17 Mar BornAdam LepaLódzAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Łódź, Poland
18 Mar23.4Ordained PriestJoseph BabanaPriestBishop of Zaku (Chaldean), Iraq
26.8Ordained PriestPietro Luigi Carretto, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Surat Thani, Thailand
25.2Ordained PriestMelchior Chang K’o-hing (Zhang Kexing)Priest of Chongli-Xiwanzi [Siwantze], ChinaBishop
25.9Ordained PriestThomas FernandoPriest of Tuticorin, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India
24.7Ordained PriestGuglielmo GiaquintaPriestBishop Emeritus of Tivoli, Italy
22.5Ordained PriestFrancis Roberts RushPriest of Townsville, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus of Brisbane, Australia
40.3AppointedAnunciado SerafiniBishop of Mercedes, Argentina
19 Mar49.9Ordained BishopFrancesco MarchesaniBishop of Cava e Sarno, ItalyBishop of Chiavari, Italy
BornPeter Marzinkowski, C.S.Sp.Leipzig, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Alindao, Central African Republic
25.3Ordained PriestFrancis Raymond SheaPriestBishop Emeritus of Evansville, Indiana, USA
48.9Ordained BishopBeniamino SoccheBishop of Cesena, ItalyBishop of Reggio Emilia, Italy
BornJosé Mário StroeherFelizBishop of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
20 Mar64.8AppointedNicola CanaliPresident of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City StateCardinal, Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary
80.4DiedJoseph Henry ConroyBishop of Ogdensburg, New York, USA
63.7DiedBernard Joseph MahoneyBishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
48.4SucceededFrancis Joseph MonaghanBishop of Ogdensburg, New York, USA
22 Mar BornPeter FernandoIdinthakaraiArchbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India
44.5InstalledAlfredo Silva SantiagoBishop of Concepción, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
24 Mar40.7AppointedDominic Desperben, SS.CC. †Prefect of Hainan [Hainan], China
25 Mar26.3Ordained PriestRaymond Joseph GallagherPriest of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus of Lafayette in Indiana, USA
22.7Ordained PriestYouannès MalakPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Luqsor {Tebe} (Coptic), Egypt
24.5Ordained PriestAndré Perraudin, M. Afr. †Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop Emeritus of Kabgayi, Rwanda
23.7Ordained PriestManuel P. Del RosarioPriest of Sorsogon, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Malolos, Philippines
73.0AppointedJoseph SchrembsArchbishop (Personal Title) of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop
24.7Ordained PriestElias Shaheen (Chahine)PriestArchbishop Emeritus of Saint-Maron de Montréal (Maronite), Canada
26.8Ordained PriestAlexandru TodeaPriest of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), RomaniaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
26 Mar29.9Ordained PriestRobert-Jacques-Victor FrossardPriest of Paris, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
29.4Ordained PriestDominic Yoshimatsu NoguchiPriestBishop Emeritus of Hiroshima, Japan
26.2Ordained PriestPierre Marie Joseph VeuillotPriest of Paris, FranceCardinal, Archbishop
27 Mar BornLawrence Eugene BrandtCharleston, WVBishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
28 Mar BornHéctor González MartínezMiguel AuzaArchbishop of Durango, México
30 Mar BornStefan CichyPrzyszowiceBishop Emeritus of Legnica, Poland
31 Mar60.2DiedGerhard (Thomas) Lennartz, S.C.I. †Prefect Emeritus of Adamaua, Cameroon
37.7AppointedEmilien Massé, P.M.E. †Prefect of Lintong [Lintung], China
1 Apr52.0AppointedArmand-Etienne M. Blanquet du Chayla, O.C.D. †Archbishop of Baghdad, IraqArchbishop Emeritus
82.4DiedDonato Raffaele Sbarretti TazzaCardinal, Secretary of the Congregation of the Holy Office
2 Apr26.2Ordained PriestGabriel BukatkoPriest of Križevci (Kreutz) (Križevci), CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
68.7DiedVicente Castellanos y NúñezBishop Emeritus of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México
28.7Ordained PriestAloysius Haene, S.M.B. †Priest of Society of Bethlehem Mission ImmenseeBishop Emeritus of Gwelo, Zimbabwe
59.8Ordained BishopGabriel NaamoTitular Bishop of BatnaeBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Chaldean), Lebanon
24.9Ordained PriestIvan PraskoPriestBishop Emeritus of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian), Australia
4 Apr BornManfred GrotheWarburgAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, Germany
5 Apr BornMiguel Angel Aguilar MirandaQuitoBishop Emeritus of Ecuador, Military
8 Apr23.3Ordained PriestConstantino Maradei DonatoPriestBishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Venezuela
BornFerdinand Maemba LiwokeGamangwaBishop of Lolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
23.5Ordained PriestCrisanto Darío Mata CovaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
BornEdwin Frederick O’BrienNew YorkCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
43.3DiedLouis Perera, O.M.I. †Bishop-Elect of Chilaw, Sri Lanka
24.0Ordained PriestManuel António PiresPriestBishop Emeritus of Kwito-Bié, Angola
27.5Ordained PriestRicardo RöschPriest of Goya, ArgentinaBishop of Concordia, Argentina
BornÁngel Rubio CastroGuadalupeBishop of Segovia, Spain
25.5Ordained PriestPaulo Hipólito de Souza LibórioPriestBishop Emeritus of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil
24.5Ordained PriestKazimierz ŚwiątekPriest of Pinsk, BelarusCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus
24.2Ordained PriestFrancesco Vòllaro, O.SS.T. †Priest of Order of the Most Holy TrinityBishop Emeritus of Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
22.8Ordained PriestAnselmo Zarza BernalPriestBishop Emeritus of León, Guanajuato, México
9 Apr BornTheotonius Gomes, C.S.C.MadbortekAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
BornAntoine Scopelliti, O.SS.T.Gallico SuperioreBishop of Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
10 Apr60.2SucceededJohannes Baptist DietzBishop of Fulda, GermanyBishop Emeritus
81.0DiedJosef Damian SchmittBishop of Fulda, Germany
11 Apr25.1Ordained PriestJean-Maria Rakotondrasoa, M.S. †Priest of Missionaries of Our Lady of La SaletteBishop Emeritus of Antsirabé, Madagascar
12 Apr BornRedovino Rizzardo, C.S.Benito GonçalvesBishop of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
13 Apr BornJean-Claude PérissetEstavayer-le-Lac, SwitzerlandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Germany
14 Apr62.3DiedJosef MutschlechnerVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Brixen {Bressanone}, Italy
15 Apr25.2Ordained PriestWilliam Edward McManusPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USABishop Emeritus of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, USA
57.6AppointedEdwin Vincent O’HaraBishop of Kansas City, Missouri, USABishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
49.9AppointedFrancis Joseph SpellmanCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
47.4AppointedEdoardo TonnaTitular Archbishop of MiletusBishop Emeritus of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
16 Apr53.1Ordained BishopPatrick Cleary, S.S.C.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Amathus in CyproBishop of Nancheng [Nancheng], China
58.9Ordained BishopGaetano De CiccoBishop of Sessa Aurunca, ItalyBishop Emeritus
25.3Ordained PriestJuan Landázuri Ricketts, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Lima, Peru
47.5Ordained BishopWilliam Aloysius Rice, S.J. †Titular Bishop of RusicadeVicar Apostolic of Belize, Belize
44.7Ordained BishopMariano Rossell y ArellanoArchbishop of Guatemala
18 Apr76.1DiedJosé Américo OrzaliArchbishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina
19 AprBornMichael Gower ColemanMafekingBishop Emeritus of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
20 AprBornJosé Alves da Costa, D.C. †CatanduvaBishop Emeritus of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
BornDominique Bonnet, C.S.Sp.Antigny, FranceBishop Emeritus of Mouila, Gabon
22 AprBornLászló DankóSzarvasArchbishop of Kalocsa-Kecskemét, Hungary
23 Apr58.3Ordained BishopAdolfo Ciuchini, O. de M. †Bishop of Alghero, ItalyBishop Emeritus
44.7Ordained BishopFrancesco CogoniBishop of Ozieri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornJosé Angel Divassón Cilveti, S.D.B.Artajona, SpainVicar Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela
BornJuraj JezerinacJezerineBishop of Croatia, Military
76.1DiedDomenico MarianiCardinal, President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
BornHerman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro, O. Carm.KopengBishop of Malang, Indonesia
BornStanislaw Wojciech WielgusWierzchowiskaTitular Archbishop of Viminacium
24 Apr45.6Ordained BishopAbraham Elias, C.M. †Archbishop of Sehna (Chaldean), Iran
BornVittorio FuscoCampobassoBishop of Nardò-Gallipoli, Italy
25 Apr36.5AppointedMiklós Dudás, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary
26 Apr76.2DiedFrancesco Giuseppe Seminara, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Crete {Candia}, Greece
27 Apr BornWilhelmus Adrianus Josephus Maria de BekkerHelmond, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus of Paramaribo, Suriname, Antilles
BornStanisław DziwiszRaba Wyżna, PolandCardinal, Archbishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
29 Apr48.5AppointedIgnacio de Alba y HernándezCoadjutor Bishop of Colima, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
48.5AppointedIgnacio de Alba y HernándezTitular Bishop of AlgizaBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
BornBali GaliPatibandlaBishop of Guntur, India
37.7AppointedRamón Munita EyzaguirreBishop of Puerto Montt, ChileBishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
30 Apr46.8Ordained BishopCostantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M. †Titular Bishop of ThagasteBishop of Manzini, Swaziland
67.6AppointedFrancesco Marchetti SelvaggianiSecretary of the Congregation of the Holy OfficeCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Ceremonies
54.1Ordained BishopPaul-Laurent-Jean-Louis Mazé, SS.CC. †Titular Bishop of AscalonArchbishop Emeritus of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)
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