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The Year of Our Lord 1949

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar65.0ResignedGiuseppe MisuracaApostolic Nuncio to VenezuelaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
66.1ResignedIgino Michelangelo Nuti, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Egitto, EgyptVicar Apostolic Emeritus
2 Mar50.7ResignedHugh John O’NeillCoadjutor Bishop of Dunedin, New ZealandCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
BornJosé Francisco Robles OrtegaMascotaCardinal, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
3 Mar49.8AppointedRené Graffin, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Doumé, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé, Cameroon
BornThomas Aquino Manyo MaedaTsuwasaki, Kami GotoArchbishop of Osaka, Japan
35.7AppointedVenmani S. SelvanatherBishop of Salem, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
4 Mar78.4DiedJohann Baptist SprollBishop of Rottenburg, Germany
5 Mar BornBenoît Comlan Messan AlowonouTséviéBishop of Kpalimé, Togo
6 Mar43.4Ordained BishopIoan DragomirTitular Bishop of Palaeopolis in PamphyliaAuxiliary Bishop of Maramureş (Romanian), Romania
48.2Ordained BishopCarlos Riu AnglésBishop of Camagüey, CubaBishop Emeritus
7 Mar BornLeopoldo José Brenes SolórzanoTicuantepeCardinal, Archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua
46.5Ordained BishopWilliam Edward CousinsTitular Bishop of FormaArchbishop Emeritus of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
50.8Ordained BishopMartin Dewey McNamaraBishop of Joliet in Illinois, USA
45.2Ordained BishopWilliam Aloysius O’ConnorBishop of Springfield in Illinois, USABishop Emeritus
8 Mar BornGyörgy SnellKiskirályságAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
9 Mar BornMikha Pola MaqdassiAlquochBishop of Alquoch (Chaldean), Iraq
43.1AppointedEgidio VagnozziApostolic Delegate to PhilippinesCardinal, Prefect of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
10 Mar53.4AppointedJohn Forest Hogan, O.F.M. †Bishop of Bellary, India
65.5AppointedJosé María García Graín, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, Peru
65.5AppointedJosé María García Graín, O.P. †Titular Bishop of AlabandaVicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, Peru
57.2AppointedJoannes Groen, M.S.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia
57.2AppointedJoannes Groen, M.S.F. †Titular Bishop of SbidaVicar Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia
40.3AppointedBernard Mels, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Luiza, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
40.3AppointedBernard Mels, C.I.C.M. †Titular Bishop of BelaliBishop Emeritus of Luiza, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
47.6AppointedJerome Emilianus Pillai, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Bishop of Jaffna, Sri LankaBishop
47.6AppointedJerome Emilianus Pillai, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of BladiaBishop of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
53.6ResignedAlexandre-Auguste-Laurent-Marie Roy, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Bangueolo, ZambiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
53.0AppointedPablo Tobar Gonzáles, C.M. †Bishop of Cuttack, India
36.9AppointedJoseph-Pierre-Albert Wittebols, S.C.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Wamba, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Wamba, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
36.9AppointedJoseph-Pierre-Albert Wittebols, S.C.I. †Titular Bishop of CallipolisBishop of Wamba, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
11 Mar43.7AppointedDomenico Ferrara, F.S.C.J. †Prefect of Mupoi, SudanPrefect Emeritus
12 Mar26.1Ordained PriestAgustín Romualdo Alvarez Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Machiques, Venezuela
24.6Ordained PriestSerafim Fernandes de AraújoPriest of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
27.1Ordained PriestZbigniew Józef KraszewskiPriest of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Warszawa-Praga, Poland
BornJerome Edward ListeckiChicagoArchbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
39.9Ordained PriestJean-Julien-Robert MouissetPriestBishop Emeritus of Nice, France
24.3Ordained PriestSalvador Q. QuizonPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines
23.9Ordained PriestAcácio Rodrigues AlvesPriestBishop Emeritus of Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil
26.4Ordained PriestJoseph-Marie Sardou, S.C.J. †Priest of Congrégation du Sacré-CoeurArchbishop Emeritus of Monaco
24.5Ordained PriestJaroslav ŠkarvadaPriest of Praha {Prague}, Czech RepublicAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestJozef TomkoPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
13 Mar30.1Ordained PriestHeinrich MachensPriest of Hildesheim, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
14 Mar43.9AppointedManuel Dos Santos RochaAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Beja, Portugal
43.9AppointedManuel Dos Santos RochaTitular Bishop of PrieneBishop Emeritus of Beja, Portugal
44.4AppointedMaximilien de FürstenbergTitular Archbishop of PaltusCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
64.5AppointedAdeodato Giovanni Piazza, O.C.D. †Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina e Poggio MirtetoCardinal, Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation
50.5AppointedEmanuele Trindade SalgueiroTitular Archbishop of MityleneArchbishop of Évora, Portugal
43.1AppointedEgidio VagnozziTitular Archbishop of MyraCardinal, Prefect of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
15 Mar51.5AppointedInácio João Dal Monte, O.F.M. Cap. †Coadjutor Bishop of Joinville, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
51.5AppointedInácio João Dal Monte, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of AgbiaBishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
62.8SucceededMariano Simon GarrigaBishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
80.4AppointedEmmanuel Boleslaus LedvinaTitular Bishop of PitanaeBishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
80.4RetiredEmmanuel Boleslaus LedvinaBishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
BornEugenio Romero PoseBayoAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
35.4AppointedPaulo Hipólito de Souza LibórioBishop of Caruaru, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil
16 Mar37.5AppointedJacques Teerenstra, C.S.Sp. †Auxiliary Bishop of Doumé, CameroonBishop of Doumé, Cameroon
37.5AppointedJacques Teerenstra, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of BureBishop of Doumé, Cameroon
17 Mar41.0AppointedCharles Herman HelmsingAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
41.0AppointedCharles Herman HelmsingTitular Bishop of AxomisBishop Emeritus of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
BornFernando Carlos MalettiBuenos AiresBishop of Merlo-Moreno, Argentina
BornThaddée NsengiyumvaBungweBishop of Kabgayi, Rwanda
52.1Ordained BishopPatrick Mary O’DonnellTitular Archbishop of PelusiumArchbishop Emeritus of Brisbane, Australia
18 Mar43.7AppointedLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotCoadjutor Bishop of Coutances (-Avranches), FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
43.7AppointedLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotTitular Bishop of Helenopolis in PalaestinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
31.2Ordained PriestJoseph KelantharaPriestArchbishop of Verapoly, India
19 Mar BornBlase Joseph CupichOmaha, NEArchbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
23.5Ordained PriestJoseph Gabriel FernandezPriest of Quilon, IndiaBishop Emeritus
63.5DiedNikollë Vinçenc Prennushi, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Durrës (Durazzo), Albania
20 Mar BornJosip BozanićRijekaCardinal, Archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
65.9SucceededArmand CoupelBishop of Saint-Brieuc (-Tréguier), FranceBishop Emeritus
51.0Ordained BishopGiuseppe Maggi, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Hanzhong [Hanchung], China
74.3DiedFrançois-Jean-Marie SerrandBishop of Saint-Brieuc (-Tréguier), France
21 Mar BornRolando Crisostomo Santos, C.M.Malabon, Rizal, PhilippinesBishop of Alotau-Sideia, Papua New Guinea
22 Mar44.4AppointedMaximilien de FürstenbergApostolic Delegate to JapanCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
23 Mar90.0DiedPaul-Albert Faveau, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hangchow [Hangzhou], China
BornAngelo Massafra, O.F.M.San Marzano di San Giuseppe, ItalyArchbishop of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania
65.9DiedJuan Sastre y Riutort, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
26 Mar BornCarlo BrescianiNaveBishop of San Benedetto del Tronto-Ripatransone-Montalto, Italy
27 Mar36.1InstalledThomas Vincent CahillBishop of Cairns, AustraliaArchbishop of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
BornThomas John RodiNew OrleansArchbishop of Mobile, Alabama, USA
42.1Ordained BishopManuel TatoTitular Bishop of AulonBishop of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
51.9Ordained BishopAlfonso Maria Ungarelli, M.S.C. †Titular Bishop of AzuraPrelate Emeritus of Pinheiro, Maranho, Brazil
28 Mar71.3ResignedCesaire Stern, O.F.M. †Prefect of Weihai [Weihaiwei], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
29 Mar BornMychajlo Koltun, C.SS.R.PolonychiBishop of Sokal-Zhovkva (Ukrainian), Ukraine
30 Mar49.9AppointedGuido Luigi Bentivoglio, S.O.C. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Catania, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
49.9AppointedGuido Luigi Bentivoglio, S.O.C. †Titular Archbishop of Laodicea in SyriaArchbishop Emeritus of Catania, Italy
44.8AppointedFélix César da Cunha Vasconcellos, O.F.M. †Bishop of Penedo, Alagoas, BrazilArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
40.5Ordained BishopFrancis Xavier Esser, O.S.F.S. †Titular Bishop of ClaneusBishop of Keimoes, South Africa
31 Mar46.1Ordained BishopJoseph-Roméo GagnonBishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
1 Apr44.0AppointedGirolamo Bartolomeo Bortignon, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Padova {Padua}, ItalyBishop Emeritus
41.5AppointedOwen McCoy, M. Afr. †Prefect of Oyo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Oyo, Nigeria
2 Apr22.8Ordained PriestLuigi BommaritoPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Catania, Italy
22.7Ordained PriestEmanuele CatarinicchiaPriestBishop Emeritus of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
22.9Ordained PriestRafael Garcia GonzálezPriest of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of León, Guanajuato, México
26.6Ordained PriestMariano Gaviola y GarcésPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines
29.0Ordained PriestJan GurdaPriest of Kielce, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
26.6Ordained PriestPorfirio R. IliganPriestBishop Emeritus of Masbate, Philippines
32.1Ordained PriestBernard Martin Ngaviliau, C.S.Sp. †Priest of Congregation of the Holy SpiritBishop Emeritus of Zanzibar, Tanzania
22.8Ordained PriestAntônio Ribeiro de OliveiraPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
23.8Ordained PriestJosé Esaúl Robles JiménezPriestBishop of Zamora, Michoacán, México
24.4Ordained PriestSamuel Ruiz GarcíaPriestBishop Emeritus of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
28.2Ordained PriestFrancisco Raúl Villalobos PadillaPriestBishop Emeritus of Saltillo, Coahuila, México
6 Apr60.7AppointedJoseph-Marie-Jean-Baptiste ChappeBishop of Le Puy-en-Velay, France
7 Apr60.4AppointedPatrick James Byrne, M.M. †Apostolic Delegate to Korea
60.4AppointedPatrick James Byrne, M.M. †Titular Bishop of GazeraApostolic Delegate to Korea
BornZygmunt ZimowskiKupieninPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
8 Apr75.6RetiredThomas Addis Emmet, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Giamaica o Jamaica, Jamaica, AntillesVicar Apostolic Emeritus
58.3AppointedFrancisco Javer Lauzurica y TorralbaBishop of Oviedo, SpainArchbishop of Oviedo, Spain
10 Apr66.9DiedFrancisco Cavero y TormoBishop of Coria, Spain
26.3Ordained PriestCelso N. GuevarraPriestBishop Emeritus of Balanga, Philippines
12 Apr BornLeonard Paul BlairDetroitArchbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
15 Apr BornPierre Nguyên Van TotThu dau motApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
16 Apr24.4Ordained PriestSavino Bernardo Maria Cazzaro Bertollo, O.S.M.Priest of Order of Friar Servants of MaryArchbishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
23.1Ordained PriestAntonio Deig ClotetPriest of Solsona, SpainBishop Emeritus
26.2Ordained PriestJosé Sebastián Laboa GallegoPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Malta
24.7Ordained PriestGiuseppe (Josip) UhacPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalySecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
17 Apr BornEdson de Castro HomemRio de JaneiroAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18 Apr29.9Ordained PriestFrançois-Xavier DionePriestBishop of Thiès, Senegal
BornJosef KajnekKutná HoraAuxiliary Bishop of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
28.2Ordained PriestHyacinthe ThiandoumPriest of Dakar, SenegalCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
19 Apr41.1Ordained BishopCharles Herman HelmsingTitular Bishop of AxomisBishop Emeritus of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
20 Apr60.5DiedLászló BánássBishop of Veszprém, Hungary
37.7Ordained BishopJohn Patrick O’Loughlin, M.S.C. †Bishop of Darwin, Australia
21 Apr50.1AppointedLorenzo Bianchi, P.I.M.E. †Coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], ChinaBishop Emeritus
50.1AppointedLorenzo Bianchi, P.I.M.E. †Titular Bishop of ChomaBishop Emeritus of Hong Kong [Xianggang], China
AppointedFabian CheuApostolic Administrator of Chifeng [Chihfeng], ChinaApostolic Administrator Emeritus
45.7AppointedLeo D’MelloBishop of Ajmer, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Ajmer and Jaipur, India
47.7AppointedPeter Gratian Grimm, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Tianshui [Tsinchow], China
46.1AppointedJohn Evangelist McBride, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Kokstad, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Kokstad, South Africa
46.1AppointedJohn Evangelist McBride, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AezaniBishop Emeritus of Kokstad, South Africa
74.9ResignedLucas TchaoPrefect of Chihfeng [Chifeng], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
23 Apr75.8AppointedHenri-Edouard DutoitTitular Archbishop of Sebastopolis in AbasgiaBishop Emeritus of Arras, France
24.6Ordained PriestGrégoire HaddadPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Beirut and Jbeil {Bairut e Gibail} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
23.9Ordained PriestEustathe Joseph MounayerPriest of Damas (Syrian), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
61.2AppointedAlfredo PaciniApostolic Nuncio to UruguayCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
24 Apr28.2Ordained PriestAntonio María Javierre Ortas, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
25 Apr44.5Ordained BishopMaximilien de FürstenbergTitular Archbishop of PaltusCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
26 Apr73.9DiedPatrick LyonsBishop of Kilmore, Ireland
27 Apr BornPetrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C.KamangtaBishop of Amboina, Indonesia
28 Apr BornLuis Artemio Flores CalzadaSan Antonio TultitlánBishop of Tepic, Nayarit, México
29 Apr BornJuan Odilón Martínez GarcíaSanta Ana, TenancingoBishop of Atlacomulco, México, México
60.3DiedDionisio Habib NaassaniArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Syrian), Syria
30 Apr28.3Ordained PriestFelixberto Camacho FloresPriestArchbishop of Agaña, Guam, Pacific (Oceania)
64.9AppointedAndrea TacconeTitular Archbishop of Pompeiopolis in PaphlagoniaBishop Emeritus of Ruvo e Bitonto, Italy
64.9ResignedAndrea TacconeBishop of Ruvo e Bitonto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
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