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The Year of Our Lord 1944

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar53.9AppointedEugeniusz BaziakCoadjutor Archbishop of Lviv, UkraineArchbishop
53.9AppointedEugeniusz BaziakTitular Archbishop of PariumArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
2 Mar78.8DiedJules-Joseph Cénez, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Basutoland, Lesotho
3 Mar80.8DiedGiosuè 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 Mar30.5Ordained 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 OrtigaArchbishop of Braga, Portugal
6 Mar18.4EnteredLucas (Luiz) Moreira Neves, O.P. †Member of Order of Friars PreachersCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
7 Mar BornJohn Joseph JenikAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
9 Mar57.6AppointedPietro Ermenegildo Focaccia, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AntiphraeBishop of Yuci [Yütze], China
57.6AppointedPietro Ermenegildo Focaccia, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Yütze [Yuci], ChinaBishop of Yuci [Yütze], China
49.7AppointedDominic Senyemon FukahoriBishop of Fukuoka, JapanBishop Emeritus
BornCamille ZaidanArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
10 Mar BornJean Marie Vũ TấtBishop of Hưng Hóa, 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 Mar44.0AppointedGeorge AlapattBishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), IndiaBishop Emeritus
BornManuel Hilario de Céspedes y García MenocalBishop 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
41.8AppointedCharles Eugène ParentAuxiliary Bishop of Rimouski (St. Germain of), Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Rimouski, Québec, Canada
41.8AppointedCharles 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
48.4Ordained BishopLino Aguirre GarciaBishop of Sinaloa, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
25.9Ordained PriestBernard Henri René JacquelinePriest of Coutances (-Avranches), FranceApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Morocco
22.5Ordained PriestPaulos TzaduaPriest of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
15 Mar BornGianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv.Bishop Emeritus of Treviso, Italy
72.6DiedJohn Bertram PetersonBishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
16 Mar41.1AppointedPatrick Francis LyonsBishop of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop of Sale, Australia
17 Mar BornAlan Stephen HopesBishop of East Anglia, England, Great Britain
BornJuliusz JanuszApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Slovenia
BornPaul LortieBishop Emeritus 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
46.1Ordained BishopAlexandre-Joseph-Charles Derouineau, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of BidaArchbishop of Kunming [Kunming], China
27.5Ordained PriestJoseph Lê Văn ẤnPriestBishop of Xuân Lộc, Viet Nam
20 Mar49.2Ordained BishopLucio Torreblanca y TapiaBishop of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas), MéxicoArchbishop of Durango, México
22 Mar BornLuis Alberto Parra MoraBishop Emeritus of Mocoa-Sibundoy, Colombia
23 Mar BornPierre-Antoine Paulo, O.M.I.Bishop Emeritus 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 Mar27.7Ordained PriestStefan BarełaPriest 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
24.4Ordained PriestFrancisco Raval CrucesPriest of Laoag, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Zamboanga, Philippines
24.1Ordained PriestStéphanos II (Andraos) Ghattas, C.M. †Priest of Congregation of the MissionCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
30.3Ordained PriestGeorge Henry GuilfoylePriest of New York, New York, USABishop Emeritus of Camden, New Jersey, USA
54.0Ordained BishopEndre HamvasBishop of Csanád, HungaryArchbishop Emeritus of Kalocsa, Hungary
50.7Ordained BishopSándor KovácsBishop of Szombathely, HungaryBishop Emeritus
51.9Ordained BishopJózsef MindszentyBishop of Veszprém, HungaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom, Hungary
23.7Ordained PriestLuis Munive EscobarPriest of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Tlaxcala, México
26.7Ordained PriestPeter Bernard PereiraPriestBishop of Trivandrum, India
25.6Ordained PriestAndré RoussetPriest of Versailles, FranceBishop Emeritus of Pontoise, France
22.9Ordained PriestRogelio Sánchez GonzálezPriestBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
23.5Ordained PriestVincentas Sladkevičius, M.I.C. †Priest of Kaišiadorys, LithuaniaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania
BornAntônio Wagner da Silva, S.C.I.Bishop Emeritus of Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil
26 MarBornFrancisco Domingo Barbosa Da SilveiraBishop Emeritus of Minas, Uruguay
28 MarBornJohannes Sudiarna HadiwikartaBishop of Surabaya, Indonesia
29 Mar64.6AppointedManuel Arce y OchotorenaCardinal, Archbishop of Tarragona, Spain
50.1AppointedJaime Font y AndreuBishop of Zamora, SpainBishop of San Sebastián, Spain
55.5AppointedLuis Alonso MuñoyerroBishop of Sigüenza, SpainArchbishop of Spain, Military
BornRino PassigatoApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
58.3AppointedLeón Villuendas Polo, O.F.M. †Bishop of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain
30 Mar76.8DiedNicola MonterisiArchbishop of Salerno (-Acerno), Italy
31 MarBornJosé Hernán Sánchez PorrasBishop of Venezuela, Military
Apr45.9DiedBl. Wladyslaw GoralAuxiliary Bishop of Lublin, Poland
24.3Ordained PriestAnthony Tu Shi-hua, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Puqi [Puchi], China
1 Apr BornArturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D.Bishop Emeritus of Sorsogon, Philippines
3 Apr BornMichel-Marie-Bernard Calvet, S.M.Archbishop of Nouméa, New Caledonia, Pacific (Oceania)
4 Apr39.0AppointedGirolamo Bartolomeo Bortignon, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of LyddaBishop Emeritus of Padova {Padua}, Italy
39.0AppointedGirolamo Bartolomeo Bortignon, O.F.M. Cap. †Apostolic Administrator of Belluno e Feltre, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Padova {Padua}, Italy
5 Apr59.3AppointedVittorio D’AlessiTitular Bishop of LyrbeBishop of Concordia (Sagittaria), Italy
23.2Ordained PriestMarco Petta, O.S.B.I. †Priest of Ordine Basiliano Italiano di GrottaferrataAbbot Emeritus of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese), Italy
6 AprBornVincenzo Savio, S.D.B. †Bishop of Belluno-Feltre, Italy
7 AprBornFrançois Charles GarnierArchbishop of Cambrai, France
37.7AppointedPhilip Francis PocockBishop of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
8 Apr24.6Ordained PriestJoão d’Avila Moreira LimaPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27.4Ordained PriestServílio Conti, I.M.C. †Priest of Consolata MissionariesPrelate Emeritus of Roraima, Roraima, Brazil
67.4DiedAlbert Maria FuchsAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
BornLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D.Cardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos
23.9Ordained PriestLuis Mena ArroyoPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
23.5Ordained PriestJosé Humberto PaparoniPriestBishop of Barcelona, Venezuela
24.1Ordained PriestCarlos Quintero ArcePriest of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Hermosillo, Sonora, México
22.0Ordained DeaconJean-Félix-Albert-Marie VilnetDeacon of Langres, FranceBishop Emeritus of Lille, France
9 Apr BornMarcello BartolucciSecretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
50.3Ordained BishopPranciskus RamanauskasTitular Bishop of CarpasiaAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
10 Apr BornPhilip Leo O’ReillyBishop Emeritus of Kilmore, Ireland
12 AprBornRené-Marie Ehouzou, C.I.M. †Bishop of Porto Novo, Benin
14 Apr57.5DiedGiuseppe Perrachon, I.M.C. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nyeri, Kenya
15 Apr41.9AppointedMarie-Joseph Lemieux, O.P. †Bishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, CanadaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to India
16 Apr36.1Ordained PriestJohn Kwao Amuzu AggeyPriestArchbishop of Lagos, Nigeria
39.5Ordained BishopFerdinando Ruiz y SolózarnoArchbishop of Yucatán, México
25.3Ordained PriestJerzy Jan Tomziński, O.S.P.P.E.Priest of Order of Saint Paul the First HermitPrior General Emeritus
26.4Ordained Priest[Paul Francis Zhang Ming-qian], O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Yichang [Ichang], China
17 Apr59.3ResignedWilliam Francis O’Shea, M.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Heijo, Korea (North)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
59.0DiedTeodoro PallaroniBishop of Sarsina, Italy
18 Apr BornArthur Joseph SerratelliBishop Emeritus of Paterson, New Jersey, USA
19 Apr BornLuis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J.Cardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
20 Apr29.2Ordained PriestSimon An Shi’enPriestBishop of Daming [Taming], China
25.2Ordained PriestPeter Li HongyePriestBishop of Luoyang [Loyang], China
22 Apr53.0AppointedDiego María Gómez TamayoArchbishop of Popayán, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
84.3DiedWilliam Henry O’ConnellCardinal, Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
23 Apr38.3Ordained BishopJuan Hervás y BenetTitular Bishop of AlindaPrelate Emeritus of Ciudad Real, Spain
47.8Ordained BishopIgnacy Krause, C.M. †Titular Bishop of BindaBishop Emeritus of Xingtai [Shunteh], China
44.6Ordained BishopGiuseppe ZaffonatoTitular Bishop of ElateaArchbishop Emeritus of Udine, Italy
24 Apr BornThumma BalaArchbishop of Hyderabad, India
25 Apr BornRenzo FratiniApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
30 Apr57.8Ordained BishopPietro Ermenegildo Focaccia, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AntiphraeBishop of Yuci [Yütze], China
24.1Ordained PriestKornél Pataky (Pataki)Priest of Győr (Raab), HungaryBishop Emeritus
28.4Ordained PriestGodofredo Pedernal PisigPriestBishop Emeritus of Borongan, Philippines
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