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The Year of Our Lord 1950

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownDiedCosma Alterio, S.D.B. †Prefect of Alto Orinoco, Venezuela
AppointedGodefroid Dayez, O.S.B. †Abbot
63.5AppointedAndré-Jean-François Defebvre, C.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Yongjia/Wenzhou [Yungkia], ChinaBishop of Ningbo [Ningpo], China
23.1Ordained PriestLeonard Anthony FaulknerPriest of Adelaide, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus
58.1AppointedGiuseppe FrancioliniCoadjutor Bishop of Arezzo, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Cortona, Italy
AppointedGiuseppe Gerardo Grondin, M.M. †Prefect of Musoma, Tanzania
DiedAgostino Guérin, M. Afr. †Prefect of N’Zérékoré, Guinea
24.5IncardinatedRobert HealyPriest of Perth, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
68.5DiedJohn Baptist HouVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Shihnan [Enshi], China
53.6AppointedIgnacy Krause, C.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Xingtai [Shunteh], China
DiedWillibrord Lay, O.S.B. †Prefect Emeritus of Lindi, Tanzania
62.0AppointedAthanasius (Ludwig) Merkle, O.C.S.O. †AbbotAbbot Emeritus
DiedStephen Mlakic, F.S.C.J. †Prefect of Bahr el-Gebel, Sudan
45.7ResignedVincentas PadolskisCoadjutor Bishop of Vilkaviškis, LithuaniaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
76.3DiedGiuseppe Potier, C.M. †Prefect of Arauca, Colombia
65.9AppointedSaverio RitterOfficial of the Secretariat of State
41.3AppointedRufino Jiao SantosApostolic Administrator of Lipa, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
67.2ResignedBruno Wolnik, S.J. †Prefect of Lusaka, ZambiaPrefect Emeritus
1 Jan26.1Ordained PriestBrian Patrick AshbyPriest of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
64.1DiedWilliam Aloysius GriffinBishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USA
BornTimothée Modibo-NzockenaMbomoBishop of Franceville, Gabon
BornXavier Johnsai MunyonganiMutero MissionBishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
23.4Ordained DeaconPavlo VasylykDeaconBishop of Kolomyia-Chernivtsi (Ukrainian), Ukraine
2 Jan BornIrynej Bilyk, O.S.B.M.KniazhpilBishop Emeritus of Buchach {Bučač} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
4 Jan BornGerald Michael BarbaritoBrooklynBishop of Palm Beach, Florida, USA
6 Jan22.4Ordained PriestAlberto TricaricoPriestOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
8 Jan72.3DiedNicolás Corona y CoronaBishop of Papantla, Puebla, México
41.9Ordained BishopPietro SigismondiTitular Archbishop of Neapolis in PisidiaSecretary of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
67.7DiedAndrej SkrábikBishop of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
9 Jan BornCarlos Aguiar RetesTepicArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, México
52.1AppointedAntonio TaffiApostolic Nuncio to NicaraguaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
52.1AppointedAntonio TaffiApostolic Nuncio to HondurasApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Nicaragua
14 Jan59.2AppointedAlfonso CastaldoCoadjutor Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop
59.2AppointedAlfonso CastaldoTitular Archbishop of ThessalonicaCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
59.2AppointedAlfonso CastaldoApostolic Administrator of Pozzuoli, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
23.7ProfessedWalter Ivan de Azevedo, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
34.9AppointedAristide Pirovano, P.I.M.E. †Apostolic Administrator of Macapá, Amapa, BrazilPrelate Emeritus of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
15 Jan BornChristopher Alan SaundersMelbourneBishop of Broome, Australia
18 Jan64.8DiedAlfonso Camillo de Romanis, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of Porphyreon
46.5Ordained BishopJames Henry Ambrose GriffithsTitular Bishop of GazaAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USA
77.8DiedElie Chedid (Scedid)Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus per i Maroniti
20 Jan64.2AppointedLouis Prosper Durand, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of GirusBishop Emeritus of Yantai [Yentai], China
64.2ResignedLouis Prosper Durand, O.F.M. †Bishop of Yantai [Yentai], ChinaBishop Emeritus
39.4AppointedFranz JáchymCoadjutor Bishop of Wien {Vienna}, AustriaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
39.4AppointedFranz JáchymTitular Archbishop of MaroneaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
21 Jan53.1AppointedPaul NousseirBishop of Minya {Ermopoli Maggiore; Minieh} (Coptic), Egypt
22 Jan56.0Ordained BishopAntonio BergamaschiBishop of Montefeltro, Italy
23 Jan76.3AppointedPaul-Jules-Narcisse RémondArchbishop (Personal Title) of Nice, FranceBishop
70.0ResignedCésar Angel Vigiani, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Chaco, BoliviaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
BornDouglas William Young, S.V.D.Brisbane, AustraliaArchbishop of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
24 Jan45.9AppointedPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Titular Bishop of ZenobiasArchbishop Emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
25 Jan56.5AppointedCarlo ConfalonieriSecretary of the Congregation of Seminaries and UniversitiesCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
27 Jan BornJuan Manuel Mancilla SánchezSanto DomingoBishop of Texcoco, México, México
44.9AppointedEdward Gabriel Quint, O.F.M. †Prefect of Weihai [Weihaiwei], China
28 Jan45.6AppointedGeorge William AhrBishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
52.2AppointedJohn Joyce RussellBishop of Charleston, South Carolina, USABishop Emeritus of Richmond, Virginia, USA
44.4AppointedChristopher Joseph WeldonBishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus
40.5AppointedJohn Joseph WrightBishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USACardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
29 JanBornJoaquim Justino CarreiraSanta Catarina da Serra, PortugalBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
36.6Ordained BishopJoão Cláudio CollingTitular Bishop of CoroneArchbishop Emeritus of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
45.4Ordained BishopArturo Quintanilla Manzanares del Rosario, O.A.R. †Bishop of Shangqiu [Kweiteh], China
30 Jan44.2AppointedAntonio SamorèTitular Archbishop of TernobusCardinal, Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
44.2AppointedAntonio SamorèApostolic Nuncio to ColombiaCardinal, Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
31 Jan70.4DiedFrancesco GardiniBishop of Bertinoro, Italy
42.2AppointedAntônio de Mendonça MonteiroAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilBishop of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
42.2AppointedAntônio de Mendonça MonteiroTitular Bishop of Sozusa in PalaestinaBishop of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
77.1AppointedPasquale MoresTitular Archbishop of PhulliBishop Emeritus of Nusco, Italy
77.1RetiredPasquale MoresBishop of Nusco, ItalyBishop Emeritus
1 Feb25.2Ordained PriestGeorges Biard, M. Afr. †Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop Emeritus of Mopti, Mali
BornKieran Thomas ConryCoventryBishop Emeritus of Arundel and Brighton, England, Great Britain
27.2Ordained PriestPierre François Marie Joseph Duprey, M. Afr. †Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Secretary Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
BornKazimierz NyczStara WiesCardinal, Archbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
25.6Ordained PriestJean-Marie Michel Arthur Alix Zacharie Raimbaud, M. Afr. †Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop of Laghouat, Algeria
2 Feb26.3Ordained PriestGilles BélislePriest of Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
67.0AppointedAntonio Cardona RieraBishop of Ibiza, SpainBishop Emeritus
44.1AppointedJesús Enciso VianaBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop of Mallorca, Spain
28.3Ordained PriestLouis-de-Gonzague Langevin, M. Afr. †Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop Emeritus of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
48.0AppointedManuel Llopis IvorraBishop of Coria, SpainBishop Emeritus of Coria-Cáceres, Spain
46.3AppointedArturo Tabera Araoz, C.M.F. †Bishop of Barbastro, SpainCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Affairs of Religious
3 Feb53.0AppointedMarcel Daubechies, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Bangueolo, ZambiaBishop Emeritus of Kasama, Zambia
53.0AppointedMarcel Daubechies, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of RegiaeBishop Emeritus of Kasama, Zambia
54.2AppointedJohn Joseph McEleney, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Giamaica o Jamaica, Jamaica, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
54.2AppointedJohn Joseph McEleney, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Zeugma in SyriaArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
40.7AppointedPierre Marie Pham-Ngoc-ChiVicar Apostolic of Bùi Chu, Viet NamBishop of Ðà Nang, Viet Nam
40.7AppointedPierre Marie Pham-Ngoc-ChiTitular Bishop of Sozopolis in HaemimontoBishop of Ðà Nang, Viet Nam
4 Feb42.5DiedJames Thomas O’DowdAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
5 Feb BornPatrick James DunnLondon, Great BritainBishop of Auckland, New Zealand
BornAndrew MarakChimagreBishop of Tura, India
6 Feb BornTimothy Michael DolanSt. Louis, MOCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
7 Feb64.7DiedWilliam Francis MurphyBishop of Saginaw, Michigan, USA
73.1DiedBoniface (Josef) Sauer, O.S.B. †Abbot of Tokugen o Tokwon, Korea (North)
BornDusan Spiridion SpinerVydrník, SlovakiaBishop Emeritus
8 Feb BornCallistus RubaramiraRubira Kyanamira VillageBishop of Kabale, Uganda
9 Feb57.5AppointedJoseph CharbonneauTitular Archbishop of BosporusArchbishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
57.5ResignedJoseph CharbonneauArchbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
42.0AppointedLadislao HladTitular Bishop of Cediae
76.7DiedFranz Justus Rarkowski, S.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Germany, Military
24.7Ordained PriestPatient Honoré Pierre Yvon Redois, S.M.A. †Priest of Society of African MissionsBishop Emeritus of Natitingou, Benin
84.5DiedAdolf Piotr SzelążekBishop of Lutsk, Ukraine
10 Feb32.2Ordained PriestLeo Nanayakkara, O.S.B. †Priest of Order of Saint BenedictBishop of Badulla, Sri Lanka
62.8AppointedPaul-Marie-André RichaudCardinal, Archbishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas), France
13 Feb BornDomenico CornacchiaAltamuraBishop of Lucera-Troia, Italy
44.8AppointedArmando LombardiTitular Archbishop of Caesarea PhilippiApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
44.8AppointedArmando LombardiApostolic Nuncio to VenezuelaApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
14 Feb76.9DiedJean-Camille CostesBishop of Angers, France
81.1DiedAnselmo Filippo Pecci, O.S.B. †Archbishop Emeritus of Acerenza e Matera, Italy
15 Feb BornDemetrio Fernández GonzálezPuente del ArzobispoBishop of Córdoba, Spain
BornStephanus Tri Buu ThiênTra LongBishop of Cân Tho, Viet Nam
16 Feb85.1DiedJames NaughtonBishop of Killala, Ireland
19 Feb24.8Ordained PriestLivio Reginaldo Fischione, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Riohacha, Colombia
34.5Ordained BishopGeorges-Henri Guibert, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of DicesBishop Emeritus of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion
25.6Ordained PriestJean-Marie-Joseph-Augustin Pasquier, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon
61.5DiedHenry John PoskittBishop of Leeds, England, Great Britain
26.1Ordained PriestMarian PrzykuckiPriest of Poznań, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
25.6Ordained PriestDaniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Klerksdorp, South Africa
20 Feb44.0AppointedManuel MarengoAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Fe, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Azul, Argentina
44.0AppointedManuel MarengoTitular Bishop of CarrhaeBishop Emeritus of Azul, Argentina
22 Feb56.6AppointedCarlo ConfalonieriTitular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad NestumCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
24 Feb64.3DiedLuigi CammarataPrelate of Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
26 Feb64.9DiedIgnatius Arnoz, C.M.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
28 Feb54.8DiedJosé Ignacio Márquez y TórizArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, México
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