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The Year of Our Lord 1944

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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
74.6RetiredAngelo BartolomasiArchbishop of Italy, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus
AppointedJosé Maria LemerderPrelate of Pinheiro, Maranho, Brazil
BornJohn NjueEmbuCardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
BornJoseph Bilal NyekindiKpaileBishop Emeritus of Wau, South Sudan
53.5ResignedCarlos Carmelo de Vasconcellos MottaAdministrator of Pinheiro, Maranho, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 Jan BornFranco AgostinelliArezzoBishop of Prato, Italy
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 DrennanPiltownBishop 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 ZeiglerHarrisbourgArchbishop of Monrovia, Liberia
5 Jan88.8DiedPaul-Marie Ramond, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hung Hoá, Viet Nam
BornJohn Ikataere Rarikin, M.S.C. †MaokuSuperior 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
26.3Ordained 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
45.4Ordained BishopGiuseppe StellaTitular Bishop of UticaBishop Emeritus of La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy
8 Jan58.0DiedGiacinto 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
47.6AppointedIgnacy Krause, C.M. †Titular Bishop of BindaBishop Emeritus of Xingtai [Shunteh], China
47.6AppointedIgnacy Krause, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Shunteh [Xingtai], ChinaBishop Emeritus of Xingtai [Shunteh], China
62.3DiedGaspare Schotte, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Ninghsia, China
14 Jan79.9AppointedÉmile-Marie Bunoz, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
BornLino Panizza Richero, O.F.M. Cap.Balestrino, ItalyBishop of Carabayllo, Peru
15 Jan48.4AppointedJean-Louis-Antoine-Joseph Coudert, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
18 Jan76.6DiedFrancis William HowardBishop of Covington, Kentucky, USA
54.0Ordained BishopJulien François Le CouëdicBishop of Troyes, FranceBishop Emeritus
BornWilliam Francis MaloolyBaltimoreBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
55.4Ordained BishopPaul Raymond-Marie-Marcel Piquet, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of ErizaBishop of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
19 Jan BornJosip MrzljakVukovarBishop of Varaždin, Croatia
21 Jan56.2AppointedVincentas BoriseviciusBishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
BornAbraham KattumanaThottakamOfficial of the Roman Curia - Other
22 Jan48.3AppointedLino Aguirre GarciaBishop of Sinaloa, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
58.1AppointedGerald C. Murray, C.SS.R. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
58.1AppointedGerald C. Murray, C.SS.R. †Titular Archbishop of BizyaCoadjutor Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
BornMario OliveriCampo LigureBishop of Albenga-Imperia, Italy
39.3AppointedFerdinando Ruiz y SolózarnoArchbishop of Yucatán, México
49.1AppointedLucio Torreblanca y TapiaBishop of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas), MéxicoArchbishop of Durango, México
23 Jan22.6Ordained PriestEdgar Carício de GouvêaPriestBishop Emeritus of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil
27 Jan BornJabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I.DurbanArchbishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa
BornBraulio Rodríguez PlazaAldea del FresnoArchbishop of Toledo, Spain
BornCarmelo ScampaScandolara Ripa d’Olio, ItalyBishop of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil
78.1DiedThomas (Franz Xaver) Spreiter, O.S.B. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Eshowe, South Africa
28 Jan BornVicente Jiménez ZamoraÁgredaBishop of Santander, Spain
BornRobert Michael McGuckinMarrickvilleBishop of Toowoomba, Australia
80.1DiedRaffaele SantiBishop Emeritus of Montefeltro, Italy
29 Jan25.8Ordained PriestGerald Francis O’KeefePriest of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, USA
BornJohn Olorunfemi OnaiyekanKabbaCardinal, Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria
35.3AppointedPatrick Winters, S.A.C. †Prefect of Mbulu, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus of Mbulu, Tanzania
31 Jan BornWarlito Cajandig y ItcuasDumaraoVicar Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines
1 Feb BornUriah AshleyAlmiranteBishop of Penonomé, Panama
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 PerićTuk-RovišceBishop of Mostar-Duvno (-Trebinje e Mrkan), Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 Feb63.2ResignedFranz Wolfgang Demont, S.C.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Aliwal, South AfricaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Aliwal, South Africa
BornGuerrino Perin, M.C.C.I.PianigaBishop 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 Mejia, O.A.R. †Priest of Order of Augustinian RecollectsBishop Emeritus of Pasto, Colombia
22.6Ordained PriestLeopoldo TeofiliPriestArchbishop of Lanciano e Ortona, Italy
44.4AppointedGiuseppe ZaffonatoTitular Bishop of ElateaArchbishop Emeritus of Udine, Italy
8 Feb BornBrian Farrell, L.C.Dublin, IrelandSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
BornJaume Pujol BalcellsGuissonaArchbishop of Tarragona, Spain
9 Feb85.9DiedVincenzo ScozzoliBishop of Rimini, Italy
10 Feb72.8DiedGuillermo José Harris y MoralesBishop of Loja, Ecuador
11 Feb73.1DiedPaweł Franciszek KubickiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sandomierz, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
12 Feb BornPedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J.LimaArchbishop of Huancayo, Peru
14 Feb BornKevin Dowling, C.SS.R.PretoriaBishop of Rustenburg, South Africa
BornPaul MaipanManikamangalamBishop of Khammam, India
BornJoseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B.AshnabadBishop of Krishnagar, India
17 Feb71.4DiedEmilio Cecco, C.S.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Napo, Ecuador
18 Feb BornFlavio Calle ZapataSan AndrésArchbishop of Ibagué, Colombia
19 Feb79.9DiedPaul-Marie Dumond, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Nanchang [Nanchang], China
BornTerrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J.MontréalArchbishop of Ottawa, 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 Feb76.1DiedFrancesco Maria Berti, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop Emeritus of Amelia, Italy
BornRichard Brendan HigginsLongford, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, Military
23 Feb BornSéamus Freeman, S.A.C.Mullinahone, TipperaryBishop of Ossory, Ireland
68.1DiedFranz Wolf, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea
24 Feb BornJosé Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R.Pamplona, SpainBishop of David, Panama
25 Feb BornHippolyte Louis Jean SimonSaint-Georges-de-RouelleyArchbishop 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 LégerHaute-AboujaganeArchbishop Emeritus of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
28 Feb28.4Ordained PriestEduardo Tomás Boza MasvidalPriest of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
BornManfred MelzerSolingenAuxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
50.3AppointedPranciskus RamanauskasAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
50.3AppointedPranciskus RamanauskasTitular Bishop of CarpasiaAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
29 Feb62.9DiedSabas Sarasola Esparza, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Urubamba y Madre de Dios, Peru
1 Mar54.0AppointedEugeniusz BaziakCoadjutor Archbishop of Lviv, UkraineArchbishop
54.0AppointedEugeniusz BaziakTitular Archbishop of PariumArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
2 Mar78.8DiedJules-Joseph Cénez, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Basutoland, Lesotho
3 Mar80.9DiedGiosuè CattarossiBishop of Belluno e Feltre, Italy
54.0AppointedEndre HamvasBishop of Csanád, HungaryArchbishop Emeritus of Kalocsa, Hungary
50.7AppointedSándor KovácsBishop of Szombathely, HungaryBishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedJózsef MindszentyBishop of Veszprém, HungaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom, Hungary
4 Mar30.6Ordained PriestAntonio Yapsutco FortichPriestBishop Emeritus of Bacolod, Philippines
27.9Ordained PriestJoseph Kilasara, C.S.Sp. †Priest of Congregation of the Holy SpiritBishop Emeritus of Moshi, Tanzania
24.1Ordained PriestFelix Sanchez ZafraPriest of Tagbilaran, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
5 Mar BornJorge Ferreira da Costa OrtigaBrufeArchbishop of Braga, Portugal
7 Mar BornJohn Joseph JenikManhattanAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USA
9 Mar57.7AppointedPietro Ermenegildo Focaccia, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AntiphraeBishop of Yuci [Yütze], China
57.7AppointedPietro Ermenegildo Focaccia, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Yütze [Yuci], ChinaBishop of Yuci [Yütze], China
49.7AppointedDominic Senyemon FukahoriBishop of Fukuoka, JapanBishop Emeritus
BornCamille ZaidanQusayba - Metn, LebanonArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
10 Mar BornJean Marie Vu TâtDi Nâu, Thach Thât, Hà Son BìnhBishop of Hung Hoá, Viet Nam
43.3AppointedJohann Wember, M.S.F. †Prefect of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale}Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale}
53.5AppointedCyprian Witte, SS.CC. †Prefect of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} [Mellom-Norge]
11 Mar44.1AppointedGeorge AlapattBishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
BornManuel Hilario de Céspedes y García MenocalSan Cristóbal de La HabanaBishop of Matanzas, Cuba
54.5AppointedAlfredo Maria Obviar y ArandaAuxiliary Bishop of Lipa, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Lucena, Philippines
54.5AppointedAlfredo Maria Obviar y ArandaTitular Bishop of LinoëBishop Emeritus of Lucena, Philippines
48.1AppointedEugene O’DohertyBishop of Dromore, IrelandBishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedCharles Eugène ParentAuxiliary Bishop of Rimouski (St. Germain of), Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Rimouski, Québec, Canada
41.9AppointedCharles Eugène ParentTitular Bishop of DianaArchbishop Emeritus of Rimouski, Québec, Canada
37.8AppointedGiuseppe SiriAuxiliary Bishop of Genova, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
37.8AppointedGiuseppe SiriTitular Bishop of LiviasCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
12 Mar25.9Ordained PriestFrançois AbrahaPriest of Asmara (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop Emeritus
48.5Ordained BishopLino Aguirre GarciaBishop of Sinaloa, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
26.0Ordained PriestBernard Henri René JacquelinePriest of Coutances (-Avranches), FranceApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Morocco
22.5Ordained PriestPaulos TzaduaPriest of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
14 Mar BornAlan Stephen HopesOxfordBishop of East Anglia, England, Great Britain
15 Mar BornGianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv.San Polo di Piave (Treviso)Bishop of Treviso, Italy
72.7DiedJohn Bertram PetersonBishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
16 Mar41.2AppointedPatrick Francis LyonsBishop of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop of Sale, Australia
17 Mar BornJuliusz JanuszLyczana, PolandApostolic Nuncio to Slovenia
BornPaul LortieBeauportBishop of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada
18 Mar58.6AppointedJames BoyleBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
44.7AppointedEdward EllisBishop of Nottingham, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
60.5DiedWilliam Richard GriffinAuxiliary Bishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
19 Mar58.1Ordained BishopGiuseppe Della CioppaTitular Bishop of TiberiasBishop Emeritus of Alife, Italy
46.2Ordained BishopAlexandre-Joseph-Charles Derouineau, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of BidaArchbishop of Kunming [Kunming], China
27.5Ordained PriestJoseph Lê Van ÂnPriestBishop of Xuân Lôc, Viet Nam
20 Mar49.3Ordained BishopLucio Torreblanca y TapiaBishop of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas), MéxicoArchbishop of Durango, México
22 Mar BornLuis Alberto Parra MoraTenzaBishop of Mocoa-Sibundoy, Colombia
23 Mar BornPierre-Antoine Paulo, O.M.I.Camp Perrin, HaïtiBishop of Port-de-Paix, Haïti
24 Mar37.4AppointedFrancis Hong Yong-hoVicar Apostolic of Pyong-Yang, Korea (North)Bishop of P’yŏng-yang, Korea (North)
37.4AppointedFrancis Hong Yong-hoTitular Bishop of AuziaBishop of P’yŏng-yang, Korea (North)
25 Mar27.8Ordained PriestStefan BarelaPriest of Częstochowa, PolandBishop
24.0Ordained PriestJosé Germán Benavides MorriberónPriest of Tacna, PeruBishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru
23.8Ordained PriestPhilippe Boutros ChebayaPriest of Batrun (Maronite), LebanonBishop Emeritus of Baalbek-Deir El-Ahmar (Maronite), Lebanon
24.5Ordained PriestFrancisco Raval CrucesPriest of Laoag, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Zamboanga, Philippines
24.2Ordained PriestStéphanos II (Andraos) Ghattas, C.M. †Priest of Congregation of the MissionCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
30.4Ordained PriestGeorge Henry GuilfoylePriest of New York, New York, USABishop Emeritus of Camden, New Jersey, USA
54.1Ordained BishopEndre HamvasBishop of Csanád, HungaryArchbishop Emeritus of Kalocsa, Hungary
50.8Ordained BishopSándor KovácsBishop of Szombathely, HungaryBishop Emeritus
52.0Ordained BishopJózsef MindszentyBishop of Veszprém, HungaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom, Hungary
23.8Ordained PriestLuis Munive EscobarPriest of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Tlaxcala, México
26.8Ordained PriestPeter Bernard PereiraPriestBishop of Trivandrum, India
25.7Ordained PriestAndré RoussetPriestBishop Emeritus of Pontoise, France
22.9Ordained PriestRogelio Sánchez GonzálezPriestBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
23.6Ordained PriestVincentas Sladkevicius, M.I.C. †Priest of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin MaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania
BornAntônio Wagner da Silva, S.C.I.FormigaBishop of Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil
26 Mar BornFrancisco Domingo Barbosa Da SilveiraTamboresBishop Emeritus of Minas, Uruguay
28 MarBornJohannes Sudiarna HadiwikartaWonosoboBishop of Surabaya, Indonesia
29 Mar64.6AppointedManuel Arce y OchotorenaCardinal, Archbishop of Tarragona, Spain
50.2AppointedJaime Font y AndreuBishop of Zamora, SpainBishop of San Sebastián, Spain
55.6AppointedLuis Alonso MuñoyerroBishop of Sigüenza, SpainArchbishop of Spain, Military
BornRino PassigatoBovolone, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
58.3AppointedLeón Villuendas Polo, O.F.M. †Bishop of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain
30 Mar76.9DiedNicola MonterisiArchbishop of Salerno (-Acerno), Italy
31 MarBornJosé Hernán Sánchez PorrasPalmiraBishop of Venezuela, Military
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