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The Year of Our Lord 1951

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownAppointedPedro Pablo Andrade Sanchez, O.F.M. †Prefect of Galápagos, Ecuador
66.4ResignedAdolfo Maria Astudillo MoralesApostolic Administrator of Los Ríos, EcuadorApostolic Administrator Emeritus
72.1ResignedAnselmo Mary Catalán, O.S.B. †Abbot of New Norcia, AustraliaAbbot Emeritus
72.1ResignedAnselmo Mary Catalán, O.S.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Drisdale River, AustraliaAbbot Emeritus of New Norcia, Australia
64.5ResignedAndré-Jean-François Defebvre, C.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Yongjia/Wenzhou [Yungkia], ChinaBishop of Ningbo [Ningpo], China
37.0ResignedMatthew Farrelly, C.S.Sp. †Superior of GambiaSuperior Emeritus
58.7ResignedFelipe Antonio Gallego Gorgojo, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
42.4AppointedAnselmo Giabbani, O.S.B. †Prior General of Order of Saint BenedictPrior General Emeritus
53.0ResignedJoseph KaoPrefect of Chowchich [Zhouzhi], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
60.8AppointedGyözö Simon MacalikAuxiliary Bishop of Alba Iulia, Romania
60.8Ordained BishopGyözö Simon MacalikTitular Bishop of AzotusAuxiliary Bishop of Alba Iulia, Romania
61.7AppointedSalvador Martinez SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
53.8AppointedJosé de Jesús Martinez VargasAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Armenia, Colombia
38.6AppointedMIchael Joseph Moloney, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Bathurst in GambiaBishop Emeritus of Banjul, Gambia
BornSalesius MugambiEgandeneBishop of Meru, Kenya
81.0DiedHendrik Nollen, M.S.C. †Prefect Emeritus of Nuova Guinea Olandese, Indonesia
DiedSalvatore Pane, C.M. †Prefect of Tigrai, Ethiopia
53.5ResignedAntonio RiberiApostolic Nuncio to ChinaCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
49.0AppointedGabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O. †Abbot General of Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance
1 Jan BornCarlos Garfias MerlosTuxpanArchbishop of Acapulco, Guerrero, México
24.5Ordained PriestJán Eugen KočišPriest of Prešov (Prjašev) (Slovakian), SlovakiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
75.6DiedGiuseppe MigoneSecret Almoner of the Office of Papal Charities
60.3AppointedGiuseppe ProntiBishop of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy
BornJosé Benedito SimãoCaçapavaBishop of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 Jan29.7Ordained BishopPavel Mária Hnilica, S.J. †BishopTitular Bishop of Rusadus
3 Jan84.0DiedGrégoire BahabaninianBishop of Ancira (Angora) (Armenian), Turkey
52.9AppointedGiacomo PalombellaBishop of Calvi e Teano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Matera, Italy
5 Jan BornFausto TardelliLuccaBishop of Pistoia, Italy
52.9AppointedPietro ZuccarinoCoadjutor Bishop of Bobbio (-Abbey of San Colombano), ItalyBishop
52.9AppointedPietro ZuccarinoTitular Bishop of Philadelphia in LydiaBishop of Bobbio (-Abbey of San Colombano), Italy
6 Jan BornMaroun Nasser GemayelAïn-KharroubéBishop of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris (Maronite), France
BornCataldo NaroSan CataldoArchbishop of Monreale, Italy
8 Jan73.2DiedAlexander ChulaparambilBishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India
51.6SucceededThomas TharayilBishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
10 Jan56.0AppointedAlbert François Cousineau, C.S.C. †Coadjutor Bishop of Cap-Haïtien, HaïtiBishop
56.0AppointedAlbert François Cousineau, C.S.C. †Titular Bishop of VartanaBishop of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
11 Jan58.5AppointedCostantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M. †Bishop of Bremersdorp, SwazilandBishop of Manzini, Swaziland
41.5AppointedAurelian (Josef) Bilgeri, O.S.B. †Bishop of Eshowe, South Africa
53.0AppointedHugh BoyleBishop of Port Elizabeth, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Johannesburg, South Africa
44.8AppointedJoseph Delphis Des Rosiers, O.M.I. †Bishop of Maseru, LesothoBishop Emeritus of Qacha’s Nek, Lesotho
43.2AppointedJohn Colburn GarnerArchbishop of Pretoria, South AfricaArchbishop Emeritus
54.1AppointedJoseph Grueter, C.M.M. †Bishop of Umtata, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
43.9AppointedBruno-Augustin Hippel, S.A.C. †Bishop of Oudtshoorn, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
35.1AppointedDenis Eugene Hurley, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Durban, South AfricaArchbishop Emeritus
42.9AppointedPeter Kelleter, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bethlehem, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
41.6AppointedJohannes Baptist Lück, S.C.I. †Bishop of Aliwal, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
47.8AppointedJohn Evangelist McBride, O.F.M. †Bishop of Kokstad, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
43.5AppointedOwen McCannArchbishop of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South AfricaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
64.3AppointedHerman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Bloemfontein, South AfricaArchbishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedEris Norman Michael O’BrienTitular Archbishop of CyrrhusArchbishop Emeritus of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
BornHéctor Javier Pizarro Acevedo, O.A.R.MedellinVicar Apostolic of Trinidad, Colombia
49.1AppointedJohannes Riegler, M.F.S.C. †Bishop of Lydenburg, South Africa
47.8AppointedJohn Baptist Rosenthal, S.A.C. †Bishop of Queenstown, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedAlphonse Streit, C.M.M. †Bishop of Mariannhill, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
BornPhilip TartagliaGlasgowArchbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
52.4AppointedHenry Joseph Thünemann, O.S.F.S. †Bishop of Keimoes, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
40.4AppointedGerard Marie Franciscus van Velsen, O.P. †Bishop of Kroonstad, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
43.7AppointedWilliam Patrick Whelan, O.M.I. †Bishop of Johannesburg, South AfricaArchbishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa
12 Jan61.2AppointedDiego VeniniSecret Almoner of the Office of Papal CharitiesSecret Almoner Emeritus
61.2AppointedDiego VeniniTitular Archbishop of AdanaSecret Almoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
13 Jan39.2AppointedMaxim (Maksym) Hermaniuk, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Manitoba (Ukrainian), CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
39.2AppointedMaxim (Maksym) Hermaniuk, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of SinnaArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
79.2DiedFrancesco Marchetti SelvaggianiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Ceremonies
66.8AppointedEugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent TisserantCardinal-Bishop of OstiaCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
66.8ConfirmedEugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent TisserantCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
61.9AppointedPietro Villa, F.S.C.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Ostia, Italy
43.7AppointedPetrus Canisius Jean van Lierde, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of PorphyreonOfficial Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
43.7AppointedPetrus Canisius Jean van Lierde, O.S.A. †Official of the Roman Curia - OtherOfficial Emeritus
14 Jan35.0Ordained PriestChristophe AdimouPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Cotonou, Benin
BornJean-Luc BruninRoubaixBishop of Le Havre, France
28.6Ordained PriestBernardin GantinPriest of Cotonou, BeninCardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
48.4Ordained BishopCornelius LuceyTitular Bishop of SilaBishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross, Ireland
31.9Ordained PriestBernard Oguki-AtakpahPriestBishop Emeritus of Atakpamé, Togo
BornFrancesco OlivaAvena di PapasideroBishop of Locri-Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), Italy
BornPascal Marie RolandChatouBishop of Belley-Ars, France
17 Jan68.2DiedFranziskus Xaver Hennemann, S.A.C. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa
19 Jan BornGonzalo Galván CastilloLeónBishop of Autlán, Jalisco, México
66.4DiedLorenzo Giacomo Inglese, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Anglona-Tursi, Italy
57.0DiedHeinrich MetzrothAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
46.8AppointedRené-Louis-Marie StourmBishop of Amiens, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Sens (-Auxerre), France
20 Jan BornNikola EterovićPuciscaApostolic Nuncio to Germany
75.3AppointedEdward MyersCoadjutor Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
75.3AppointedEdward MyersTitular Archbishop of BeroeaCoadjutor Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
23 Jan BornMiguel Angel Alba DíazMonterreyBishop of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México
46.6SucceededGeorge Andrew Beck, A.A. †Bishop of Brentwood, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
85.2DiedArthur Henry DoubledayBishop of Brentwood, England, Great Britain
BornJesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.La PedregozaBishop of Machiques, Venezuela
46.8AppointedPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Archbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
24 Jan BornRogelio Cabrera LópezSanta CatalinaArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
25 Jan BornLawrence Daniel Huculak, O.S.B.M.VernonArchbishop of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
26 Jan41.9AppointedWilliam Francis Kupfer, M.M. †Prefect of Taichung, TaiwanBishop Emeritus of Taichung, Taiwan
71.0AppointedClemente MicaraCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
27 Jan46.0AppointedJohn Carmel HeenanBishop of Leeds, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
28 Jan57.5Ordained BishopWilhelm ClevenTitular Bishop of SasimaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
60.1DiedPietro Doimo MunzaniArchbishop Emeritus of Zadar (Zara), Croatia
1 Feb64.4AppointedRaffaele Angelo Palazzi, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ThignicaBishop Emeritus of Hengyang [Hengchow], China
64.4ResignedRaffaele Angelo Palazzi, O.F.M. †Bishop of Hengyang [Hengchow], ChinaBishop Emeritus
72.2AppointedSettimio PeroniTitular Archbishop of ViminaciumBishop Emeritus of Norcia, Italy
72.2ResignedSettimio PeroniBishop of Norcia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Feb25.1Ordained PriestLélis Lara, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil
73.3AppointedPio Leonardo Navarra, O.F.M. Conv. †Titular Archbishop of BeroëBishop Emeritus of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy
73.3ResignedPio Leonardo Navarra, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, ItalyBishop Emeritus
3 Feb51.9AppointedAgostino D’ArcoCoadjutor Bishop of Castellammare di Stabia, ItalyBishop
51.9AppointedAgostino D’ArcoTitular Bishop of ThennesusBishop of Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
46.8Ordained BishopOctaviano Márquez y TórizArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, México
4 Feb57.1Ordained BishopMariano Vega MestreBishop of Mondoñedo, Spain
61.3Ordained BishopDiego VeniniTitular Archbishop of AdanaSecret Almoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
5 Feb41.0AppointedJoseph Lennox FederalAuxiliary Bishop of Salt Lake, Utah, USABishop Emeritus of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
41.0AppointedJoseph Lennox FederalTitular Bishop of AppiariaBishop Emeritus of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
7 Feb73.3DiedFlorent-Michel-Marie-Joseph du Bois de la VillerabelArchbishop Emeritus of Aix (-Arles-Embrun), France
45.5AppointedBiagio MustoCoadjutor Bishop of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo, ItalyBishop
45.5AppointedBiagio MustoTitular Bishop of BassianaBishop of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo, Italy
8 Feb53.0AppointedCesar Francesco Benedetti, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Cuevo, BoliviaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
53.0AppointedCesar Francesco Benedetti, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of TiddiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Cuevo, Bolivia
54.6AppointedCamilo Plácido Crous y Salichs, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Sibundoy, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
37.5AppointedNicolas Pierre van der Westen, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Pangkal-Pinang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia
37.5AppointedNicolas Pierre van der Westen, SS.CC. †Titular Bishop of BladiaBishop Emeritus of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia
46.4AppointedArturo Vélez MartínezBishop of Toluca, México, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
9 Feb39.4AppointedEugene Fahy, S.J. †Prefect of Yangzhou [Yangchow], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
BornAnthony Swamy ThomasappaMariannapalayaBishop of Chikmagalur, India
10 Feb66.1AppointedPál Endre Sárközy, O.S.B. †Abbot of Pannonhalma, Hungary
11 Feb45.7AppointedFrancesco CarpinoCoadjutor Archbishop of Monreale, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
45.7AppointedFrancesco CarpinoTitular Archbishop of NicomediaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
32.7Ordained PriestPeter Poreku DeryPriest of Wa, GhanaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana
40.6Ordained BishopSergio PignedoliTitular Archbishop of IconiumCardinal, President of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
39.6AppointedPasquale VeneziaBishop of Ariano, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Avellino, Italy
53.0Ordained BishopPietro ZuccarinoTitular Bishop of Philadelphia in LydiaBishop of Bobbio (-Abbey of San Colombano), Italy
13 Feb70.8DiedTeodoro KubinaBishop of Częstochowa, Poland
42.7Ordained BishopDominic Tang Yee-ming, S.J. †Titular Bishop of ElateaArchbishop of Guangzhou [Canton], China
50.6AppointedManuel YapBishop of Capiz, PhilippinesBishop of Bacolod, Philippines
16 Feb BornFranz-Josef Hermann BodePaderbornBishop of Osnabrück, Germany
BornElías Samuel Bolaños Avelar, S.D.B.CutumayBishop of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
73.5AppointedGiuseppe PizzardoSecretary of the Congregation of the Holy OfficeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Seminaries and Universities
17 Feb24.6Ordained PriestGiovanni Bernardo Gremoli, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Arabia, Yemen
32.9Ordained PriestCipriano Biyehima KihangirePriestBishop Emeritus of Gulu, Uganda
70.0AppointedTeófilo José Pereira de Andrade, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of UrusiBishop Emeritus of Nampula, Mozambique
70.0ResignedTeófilo José Pereira de Andrade, O.F.M. †Bishop of Nampula, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
18 Feb57.8SucceededJozef Willem Maria BaetenBishop of Breda, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
85.4DiedPieter Adriaan Willem HopmansBishop of Breda, Netherlands
19 Feb45.6AppointedJuan Ricote AlonsoAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, SpainBishop of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain
45.6AppointedJuan Ricote AlonsoTitular Bishop of MiletopolisBishop of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain
20 Feb54.7AppointedLuís António Palha Teixeira, O.P. †Prelate of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, BrazilPrelate Emeritus of Marabá, Para, Brazil
54.7AppointedLuís António Palha Teixeira, O.P. †Titular Bishop of LundaPrelate Emeritus of Marabá, Para, Brazil
21 Feb48.8AppointedFerdinand Lacretelle, S.J. †Prefect of Haizhou [Haichow, Donghai, Tunghai], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
66.7DiedJohn Baptist Wang Tseng-yi (Uamzemi), C.M. †Bishop of Anguo [Ankwo], China
22 Feb56.0Ordained BishopLaurent Sahag Koguian (Kogy), C.M.Vd. †Titular Bishop of Comana ArmeniaeAuxiliary Bishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Armenian), Lebanon
55.5Ordained BishopMaurice SchexnayderTitular Bishop of TuscamiaBishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
24 Feb57.3Ordained BishopLuis Cabrera CruzBishop of Papantla, Puebla, MéxicoBishop of San Luis Potosí, México
55.8AppointedHailé Mariam CahsaiApostolic Exarch of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaBishop of Adigrat (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
55.8AppointedHailé Mariam CahsaiTitular Bishop of Sozusa in LibyaBishop of Adigrat (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
75.9DiedDomenico Della VedovaBishop Emeritus of Tivoli, Italy
61.8AppointedGhebre Jesus JacobApostolic Exarch of Asmara (Ethiopian), EritreaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
61.8AppointedGhebre Jesus JacobTitular Bishop of ErythrumApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea
49.4Ordained BishopCorrado MingoBishop of Trapani, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Monreale, Italy
61.5AppointedJoseph RabbaniTitular Archbishop of NacoliaArchbishop Emeritus of Homs (-Hama-Nabk) (Syrian), Syria
25 Feb22.6Ordained PriestAntonio Forte, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Avellino, Italy
BornPaulo Mendes PeixotoImbéArchbishop of Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
63.2Ordained BishopPatrick O’BoyleBishop of Killala, IrelandBishop Emeritus
73.2AppointedAlfredo Verzosa y FlorentinTitular Bishop of CapsaBishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines
73.2RetiredAlfredo Verzosa y FlorentinBishop of Lipa, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
43.8Ordained BishopPetrus Canisius Jean van Lierde, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of PorphyreonOfficial Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
26 Feb BornJohn Gerard NoonanLimerick, IrelandBishop of Orlando, Florida, USA
27 Feb BornWilliam Enrique Delgado SilvaCaracasBishop of Cabimas, Venezuela
50.8AppointedDino Luigi Romoli, O.P. †Bishop of Pescia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
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