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The Year of Our Lord 1944

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownResignedJoseph Odo Alardo, O.S.B. †Abbot of Saint-Maurice et Saint-Maur de Clervaux {Santi Maurizio e Mauro di Clervaux}, LuxembourgAbbot Emeritus
74.5RetiredAngelo BartolomasiArchbishop of Italy, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus
23.1ProfessedLeopold Grimard, C.S.Sp. †Member of Congregation of the Holy SpiritPrefect Emeritus of Idah, Nigeria
24.5Ordained PriestJoseph Jin DechenPriestBishop of Nanyang [Nanyang], China
AppointedJosé Maria LemerderPrelate of Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil
BornJohn NjueCardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
BornJoseph Bilal NyekindiBishop Emeritus of Wau, South Sudan
ResignedJoseph Patrick O’Donohoe, M.H.M. †Prefect of Kafiristan e Kashmir, PakistanPrefect Emeritus
53.4ResignedCarlos Carmelo de Vasconcellos MottaAdministrator of Pinheiro, Maranhão, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
44.6AppointedLouis Arthur Venadam, S.F.M. †Pro-Prefect of Lishui [Lishui], ChinaPro-Prefect Emeritus
29.0Ordained PriestFrancis Zhou Shanfu (Zhou Fangji)PriestBishop of Yixian [Yihsien], China
1 Jan BornFranco AgostinelliBishop Emeritus of Prato, Italy
41.1AppointedMiklós Dudás, O.S.B.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), UkraineBishop of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary
58.6AppointedMichele GonziArchbishop of MaltaArchbishop Emeritus
22.8Ordained PriestVartan Tekeyan, I.C.P.B. †Priest of Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de BzommarBishop of Ispahan {Esfáan} (Armenian), Iran
2 Jan BornMartin DrennanBishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Ireland
3 Jan75.9DiedJosef HammelsAuxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
4 Jan77.8AppointedFranz Rudolf BornewasserArchbishop (Personal Title) of Trier, GermanyBishop
BornLewis J. ZeiglerArchbishop of Monrovia, Liberia
5 Jan88.7DiedPaul-Marie Ramond, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hung Hoá, Viet Nam
BornJohn Ikataere Rarikin, M.S.C. †Superior of Funafuti, Tuvalu, Pacific (Oceania)
6 Jan24.6Ordained PriestJosé Brandão de Castro, C.SS.R. †Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Propriá, Sergipe, Brazil
26.2Ordained PriestEnrique Pélach y FeliúPriestBishop Emeritus of Abancay, Peru
27.2Ordained PriestHarold Robert Perry, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordAuxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
45.3Ordained BishopGiuseppe StellaTitular Bishop of UticaBishop Emeritus of La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy
8 Jan57.9DiedGiacinto TamburiniBishop of Calvi e Teano, Italy
12 Jan85.5DiedJames Joseph HartleyBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USA
13 Jan38.1AppointedJuan Hervás y BenetAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainPrelate Emeritus of Ciudad Real, Spain
38.1AppointedJuan Hervás y BenetTitular Bishop of AlindaPrelate Emeritus of Ciudad Real, Spain
47.5AppointedIgnacy Krause, C.M. †Titular Bishop of BindaBishop Emeritus of Xingtai [Shunteh], China
47.5AppointedIgnacy Krause, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Shunteh [Xingtai], ChinaBishop Emeritus of Xingtai [Shunteh], China
62.2DiedGaspare Schotte, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Ninghsia, China
14 Jan79.8AppointedÉmile-Marie Bunoz, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
BornLino Panizza Richero, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Carabayllo, Peru
15 Jan48.4AppointedJean-Louis-Antoine-Joseph Coudert, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
18 Jan44.9InstalledBernard William GriffinCardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
76.5DiedFrancis William HowardBishop of Covington, Kentucky, USA
54.0Ordained BishopJulien François Le CouëdicBishop of Troyes, FranceBishop Emeritus
BornWilliam Francis MaloolyBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
55.3Ordained BishopPaul Raymond-Marie-Marcel Piquet, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of ErizaBishop of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
19 Jan BornJosip MrzljakBishop Emeritus of Varaždin, Croatia
21 Jan56.1AppointedVincentas BoriseviciusBishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
BornAbraham KattumanaOfficial of the Roman Curia - Other
22 Jan48.3AppointedLino Aguirre GarciaBishop of Sinaloa, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
58.0AppointedGerald C. Murray, C.SS.R. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
58.0AppointedGerald C. Murray, C.SS.R. †Titular Archbishop of BizyaCoadjutor Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
BornMario OliveriBishop Emeritus of Albenga-Imperia, Italy
39.2AppointedFerdinando Ruiz y SolózarnoArchbishop of Yucatán, México
49.1AppointedLucio Torreblanca y TapiaBishop of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas), MéxicoArchbishop of Durango, México
23 Jan22.5Ordained PriestEdgar Carício de GouvêaPriestBishop Emeritus of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil
27 Jan BornJabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I.Archbishop Emeritus of Bloemfontein, South Africa
BornBraulio Rodríguez PlazaArchbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
BornCarmelo ScampaBishop Emeritus of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil
78.0DiedThomas (Franz Xaver) Spreiter, O.S.B. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Eshowe, South Africa
28 Jan BornVicente Jiménez ZamoraArchbishop Emeritus of Zaragoza, Spain
BornRobert Michael McGuckinBishop of Toowoomba, Australia
17.0EnteredCarlos Oviedo Cavada, O. de M. †Member of Order of Our Lady of MercyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile
80.0DiedRaffaele SantiBishop Emeritus of Montefeltro, Italy
29 Jan25.4Ordained PriestAmbrose Valerian HaydenPriest of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
25.8Ordained PriestGerald Francis O’KeefePriest of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, USA
BornJohn Olorunfemi OnaiyekanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria
35.3AppointedPatrick Winters, S.A.C. †Prefect of Mbulu, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus of Mbulu, Tanzania
31 Jan BornWarlito Itucas CajandigVicar Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines
1 FebBornUriah Adolphus Ashley MacleanAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Panamá
73.1DiedPróspero Maria Gustavo Bernardi, O.S.M. †Prelate of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus, Brazil
52.0AppointedJuan Manuel González ArbeláezTitular Archbishop of OxyrynchusArchbishop Emeritus of Popayán, Colombia
52.0ResignedJuan Manuel González ArbeláezArchbishop of Popayán, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
2 Feb BornRatko PerićBishop Emeritus of Mostar-Duvno (-Trebinje e Mrkan), Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 Feb63.1ResignedFranz Wolfgang Demont, S.C.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Aliwal, South AfricaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Aliwal, South Africa
BornGuerrino Perin, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Mbaïki, Central African Republic
6 Feb34.9Ordained BishopLeonardo José Rodriguez Ballón, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of IsindaArchbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
22.8Ordained PriestArturo Salazar Mejía, O.A.R. †Priest of Order of Augustinian RecollectsBishop Emeritus of Pasto, Colombia
22.5Ordained PriestLeopoldo TeofiliPriestArchbishop of Lanciano e Ortona, Italy
44.4AppointedGiuseppe ZaffonatoTitular Bishop of ElateaArchbishop Emeritus of Udine, Italy
8 Feb BornBrian Farrell, L.C.Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
BornJaume Pujol BalcellsArchbishop Emeritus of Tarragona, Spain
9 Feb85.9DiedVincenzo ScozzoliBishop of Rimini, Italy
10 Feb72.7DiedGuillermo José Harris y MoralesBishop of Loja, Ecuador
11 Feb73.0DiedPaweł Franciszek KubickiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sandomierz, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
12 Feb BornPedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J.Cardinal, Archbishop of Huancayo, Peru
14 Feb BornKevin Patrick Dowling, C.SS.R.Bishop Emeritus of Rustenburg, South Africa
BornPaul MaipanBishop of Khammam, India
BornJoseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B.Bishop Emeritus of Krishnagar, India
17 Feb71.4DiedEmilio Cecco, C.S.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Napo, Ecuador
18 Feb BornFlavio Calle ZapataArchbishop Emeritus of Ibagué, Colombia
19 Feb79.8DiedPaul-Marie Dumond, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Nanchang [Nanchang], China
BornTerrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J.Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
20 Feb45.9AppointedJuan Niccolai, O.F.M. †Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija, BoliviaBishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedJuan Niccolai, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of RhandusBishop Emeritus of Tarija, Bolivia
22 Feb76.0DiedFrancesco Maria Berti, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop Emeritus of Amelia, Italy
BornRichard Brendan HigginsAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
23 Feb BornSéamus Freeman, S.A.C.Bishop Emeritus of Ossory, Ireland
68.0DiedFranz Wolf, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea
24 Feb BornJosé Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R.Cardinal, Bishop of David, Panama
25 FebBornHippolyte Louis Jean SimonArchbishop Emeritus of Clermont, France
26 Feb82.6AppointedJames MorrisonArchbishop (Personal Title) of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CanadaBishop
57.2AppointedJoseph Anthony O’SullivanArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
27 Feb BornErnest LégerArchbishop Emeritus of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
28 Feb28.4Ordained PriestEduardo Tomás Boza MasvidalPriest of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
BornManfred MelzerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
50.2AppointedPranciskus RamanauskasAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
50.2AppointedPranciskus RamanauskasTitular Bishop of CarpasiaAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
29 Feb62.8DiedSabas Sarasola Esparza, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Urubamba y Madre de Dios, Peru
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