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The Year of Our Lord 1940

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown63.7ResignedGiovanni Cardona, C.S.Sp. †Superior of Lunda, Angola
58.2AppointedCarlo ChiarloOfficial of the Secretariat of StateCardinal, Official Emeritus
39.4ResignedArmand Clabaut, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Baie d’Hudson {Hudson Bay}, Manitoba, Canada
21.0ProfessedAnselm Donald Mary Dennehy, O.S.M. †Member of Order of Friar Servants of MaryApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Ingwavuma, South Africa
51.4AppointedManuel Marilla Ferreira da Silva, S.M.P. †Superior General of Missionários da Boa NovaSuperior General Emeritus
55.7ResignedAmbroise Leblanc, O.F.M. †Prefect of Urawa, JapanPrefect Emeritus
44.2ResignedSalvador Montes de OcaTitular Bishop of BiltaBishop Emeritus of Valencia en Venezuela
ResignedModesto Perez, O.P. †Prefect of Shikoku, Japan
43.3AppointedThomas Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. †Prefect of Shunsen, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
BornAthanasius Atule UsuhMbagenBishop of Makurdi, Nigeria
49.5AppointedCarlos Carmelo de Vasconcellos MottaAdministrator of Pinheiro, Maranho, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 Jan63.1AppointedMoses Elias KileyArchbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
68.9Ordained BishopAbel Zaya (Zayia), C.M. †Archbishop of Urmyā {Rezayeh} (Chaldean), Iran
2 JanBornEdward Eugeniusz SamselMyszyniecBishop of Ełk, Poland
3 Jan65.1DiedJosé Manuel Dámaso Rúiz y RodríguezArchbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba
52.4InstalledSamuel Alphonsus StritchArchbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USACardinal, Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
4 Jan62.9DiedBl. Manuel González y GarcíaBishop of Palencia, Spain
5 Jan54.2ResignedGiuseppe Cognata, S.D.B. †Bishop of Bova, ItalyBishop Emeritus
6 Jan74.7AppointedStanisław GallApostolic Administrator of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.2Ordained PriestJoseph-Marie-Georges-Michel GoupyPriestBishop Emeritus of Blois, France
8 Jan41.4AppointedSecondo BolognaBishop of Boiano-Campobasso, Italy
43.4AppointedJuan Subercaseaux ErrázurizArchbishop of La Serena, Chile
9 Jan72.9DiedFernando Taddei, C.M. †Bishop of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil
10 Jan35.9AppointedManuel da Silveira d’ElbouxAuxiliary Bishop of Ribeirão Preto, BrazilArchbishop of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
35.9AppointedManuel da Silveira d’ElbouxTitular Bishop of BarcaArchbishop of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
11 Jan BornGerald Nicholas DinoBinghamton, NYBishop of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix (Ruthenian), Arizona, USA
12 Jan BornYoussef Anis Abi-Aad, Ist. del PradoDfounArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Maronite), Syria
40.8AppointedDomenico Luca Capozi, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Taiyüanfu, ChinaArchbishop Emeritus of Taiyuan [Taiyüan], China
40.8AppointedDomenico Luca Capozi, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Attalea in PamphyliaArchbishop Emeritus of Taiyuan [Taiyüan], China
38.7AppointedSecondino Petronio Lacchio, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Changsha [Changsha], ChinaArchbishop of Changsha [Changsha], China
38.7AppointedSecondino Petronio Lacchio, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of PraenetusArchbishop of Changsha [Changsha], China
76.5DiedJohn MarchBishop of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada
42.0AppointedEdmund Peiris, O.M.I. †Bishop of Chilaw, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus
63.0AppointedBoniface (Josef) Sauer, O.S.B. †Abbot of Tokugen o Tokwon, Korea (North)
63.0AppointedBoniface (Josef) Sauer, O.S.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Hamheung, Korea (North)Abbot of Tokugen o Tokwon, Korea (North)
13 Jan BornDiego CauseroMoimaccoApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
14 Jan78.5DiedJohn Henry TihenBishop Emeritus of Denver, Colorado, USA
15 Jan BornVladimír FiloGánBishop of Rožňava, Slovakia
51.7Ordained BishopJohn Francis O’Hara, C.S.C. †Titular Bishop of MylasaCardinal, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
16 Jan BornTeodoro C. Bacani, Jr.BataanBishop Emeritus of Novaliches, Philippines
65.8AppointedJoão Evangelista de Lima VidalArchbishop (Personal Title) of Aveiro, PortugalBishop
BornDennis Patrick O’NeilFreemont, NEAuxiliary Bishop of San Bernardino, California, USA
51.1AppointedJoseph WalshArchbishop of Tuam, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus
17 Jan BornNerses Bedros XIX (Boutros) Tarmouni (Taza)Le CairePatriarch of Cilicia (Armenian), Lebanon
18 Jan BornPhilipp Pöllitzer, O.M.I.Mörtelsdorf, AustriaBishop of Keetmanshoop, Namibia
23 Jan BornYves François PatenôtreTroyesArchbishop of Sens (-Auxerre), France
24 Jan47.3AppointedLouis DelmotteBishop of Tournai {Doornik}, BelgiumBishop Emeritus
BornAbraham Escudero MontoyaUrraoBishop of Palmira, Colombia
25 Jan BornPhilip Boyce, O.C.D.DowningsBishop of Raphoe, Ireland
BornGianni DanziViggiùPrelate of Loreto, Italy
26 Jan BornGiovanni DettoriNuleBishop of Ales-Terralba, Italy
BornSéamus HegartyKilcarBishop Emeritus of Derry, Ireland
BornClaude Pierre Charles SchockertFougBishop of Belfort-Montbéliard, France
BornOctavio Villegas AguilarCopándaroAuxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
28 Jan27.2Ordained PriestThéophile Jean DahiPriest of Homs (-Hama-Nabk) (Syrian), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
23.4Ordained PriestJacques Georges Habib HafouriPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Hassaké-Nisibi (Syrian), Syria
22.1Ordained PriestClément Ignace MansouratiPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
29 Jan45.5Ordained BishopArthur DouvilleTitular Bishop of VitaBishop Emeritus of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
69.3DiedCharles-Antonelli LamarcheBishop of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada
30 Jan83.7DiedPierre-Célestin CézeracArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
50.6AppointedAureliano de MatosBishop of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, Brazil
82.8DiedGustave-Lazare GarnierBishop of Luçon, France
62.4ResignedCharles MasséAuxiliary Bishop of Luçon, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
31 Jan64.1DiedJustí Guitart y VilardebóBishop of Urgell, Spain
BornLuiz Demétrio ValentiniSão ValentimBishop of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb65.7ResignedJean-Baptiste-Michel-Marie-Louis Pénicaud, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Pakhoi [Beihai], ChinaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
1 Feb73.4DiedJules Elmire Douénel, M.E.P. †Prefect Emeritus of Sikkim, India
2 Feb BornEvangelista Alcimar Caldas Magalhães, O.F.M. Cap.Benjamin ConstantBishop of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil
50.5AppointedCristoforo Domenico Carullo, O.F.M. †Bishop of Lacedonia, ItalyArchbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy
38.4AppointedGiuseppe Di Donna, O.SS.T. †Bishop of Andria, Italy
19.3ProfessedJuvenal Roriz, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop Emeritus of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornCharles Kweku SamAmuniBishop of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
54.5Ordained BishopAlexandre VachonTitular Archbishop of AchridaArchbishop of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3 Feb23.5Ordained PriestFiorenzo AngeliniPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
43.3Ordained BishopHenri Belleau, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of PerrheVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Baie de James {James Bay}, Ontario, Canada
52.2AppointedVincentas BoriseviciusAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai, LithuaniaBishop
52.2AppointedVincentas BoriseviciusTitular Bishop of LysiasBishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
60.7AppointedJoseph Moran CorriganTitular Bishop of Bilta
64.1AppointedDaniel Rivero RiveroArchbishop of Sucre, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus
22.7Ordained PriestSalvatore SorrentinoPriestBishop Emeritus of Pozzuoli, Italy
24.2Ordained PriestAdelmo TacconiPriest of Grosseto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestOscar ZaneraPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop
5 Feb52.7AppointedGioacchino Di LeoAuxiliary Bishop of Palermo, ItalyBishop of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
52.7AppointedGioacchino Di LeoTitular Bishop of MemphisBishop of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
62.2AppointedMario Giardini, B. †Titular Archbishop of Laodicea in SyriaArchbishop Emeritus of Ancona e Numana, Italy
62.2ResignedMario Giardini, B. †Archbishop of Ancona e Numana, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
6 Feb54.8AppointedAimable ChassaigneBishop of Tulle, FranceBishop Emeritus
48.5AppointedJoseph-Marie-Eugène MartinBishop of Le Puy-en-Velay, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Rouen, France
7 Feb BornJean-Charles Marie DescubesTonnay-CharenteArchbishop of Rouen, France
86.6DiedPaul NègreAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rodez (-Vabres), France
BornAgostino SuperboMinervino MurgeArchbishop of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
9 Feb BornLuigi BressanSarcheArchbishop of Trento, Italy
67.7DiedEdward Joseph ByrneArchbishop of Dublin, Ireland
57.0AppointedJosip Marija CarevićTitular Bishop of AristiumBishop Emeritus of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), Croatia
57.0ResignedJosip Marija CarevićBishop of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), CroatiaBishop Emeritus
66.8SucceededJean-Camille CostesBishop of Angers, France
36.9AppointedJohn Baptist Rosenthal, S.A.C. †Prefect of Queenstown, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Queenstown, South Africa
91.1DiedJoseph RumeauBishop of Angers, France
32.4AppointedLouis Wach, S.M.A. †Prefect of Korhogo, Côte d’IvoirePrefect Emeritus
10 Feb69.6DiedPaulin LadeuzeTitular Bishop of Tiberias
12 Feb BornRufin AnthonyKhushpurBishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan
76.0DiedHyacinthe-Jean ChassagnonBishop of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon), France
13 Feb BornGiuseppe CavallottoNoche dì VinchioBishop of Cuneo, Italy
66.6AppointedMaurice Bernard Benoît Joseph Despatures, M.E.P. †Bishop of Bangalore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
BornAndré Pierre Louis DupuySoustons, FranceApostolic Nuncio to Netherlands
58.6AppointedJohn Baptist HouVicar Apostolic of Shihnan [Enshi], ChinaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
58.6AppointedJohn Baptist HouTitular Bishop of Abbir MaiusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Shihnan [Enshi], China
46.1AppointedRaymond Aloysius Lane, M.M. †Titular Bishop of HypaepaSuperior General Emeritus of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
46.1AppointedRaymond Aloysius Lane, M.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Fushun [Fushun], ChinaSuperior General Emeritus of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
15 Feb46.4DiedAbraham Elias, C.M. †Archbishop of Sehna (Chaldean), Iran
16 Feb BornVincent Cadieux, O.M.I.AlfredBishop of Moosonee, Ontario, Canada
70.9DiedIsidore-Marie-Joseph Dumortier, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Saigon, Viet Nam
75.0DiedKazimierz Mikolaj MichalkiewiczAuxiliary Bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
17 Feb54.5AppointedManuel Könner, S.V.D. †Apostolic Administrator of Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassú), BrazilPrelate Emeritus
90.3DiedEpifanio ScianowApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Macedonia (Macedonian)
18 Feb36.7Ordained BishopFrancisco José Iturriza Guillén, S.D.B. †Bishop of Coro, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
19 Feb56.9AppointedLuigi CentozApostolic Nuncio to LithuaniaVice-Chamberlain of the Apostolic Chamber
72.7DiedEttore FronziArchbishop Emeritus of Camerino, Italy
20 Feb BornVenant BacinoniKirisiBishop of Bururi, Burundi
51.1AppointedGiuseppe BeltramiTitular Archbishop of DamascusCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
51.1AppointedGiuseppe BeltramiApostolic Nuncio to GuatemalaCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
51.1AppointedGiuseppe BeltramiApostolic Nuncio to El SalvadorCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
21 Feb BornEdward NowakZmigród Nowy, PolandSecretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
24 Feb BornAngel Floro Martínez, I.E.M.E.Ayna, SpainBishop of Gokwe, Zimbabwe
25 Feb BornBéchara Boutros Raï, O.M.M.HimlayaCardinal, Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
27 Feb BornVartán Waldir Boghossian, S.D.B.PenápolisBishop of San Gregorio de Narek en Buenos Aires (Armenian), Argentina
57.4AppointedGustave-Joseph Deswazières, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Pakhoi [Beihai], ChinaBishop of Beihai [Pakhoi], China
28 Feb58.1DiedEmmanuel Hanisch, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Umtata, South Africa
29 Feb BornJohn Huston Ricard, S.S.J.New Roads, LABishop Emeritus of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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