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The Year of Our Lord 1953

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar BornJosé Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B.Rio do SulBishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 Mar28.2Ordained PriestManuel S. SalvadorPriest of Cebu, PhilippinesCoadjutor Archbishop
3 Mar BornRalph Heskett, C.SS.R.Sunderland, England, Great BritainBishop of Gibraltar
4 Mar55.6AppointedAlphonse-Marie-Victor Fresnel, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Fort-Dauphin, MadagascarBishop Emeritus of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar
6 Mar BornThomas Aquinas LephonsePillaithopeBishop of Coimbatore, India
66.6AppointedGustavo TestaApostolic Nuncio to SwitzerlandCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
7 Mar47.9Ordained BishopThomas Joseph Brosnahan, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Freetown and Bo, Sierra LeoneArchbishop Emeritus of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone
46.2AppointedUbaldo Evaristo Cibrián Fernández, C.P. †Prelate of Corocoro, Bolivia
46.2AppointedUbaldo Evaristo Cibrián Fernández, C.P. †Titular Bishop of BidaPrelate of Corocoro, Bolivia
10 Mar44.8AppointedEnrico Romolo Compagnone, O.C.D. †Bishop of Anagni, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Terracina-Latina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy
78.9DiedIgnacy Maria DubowskiBishop Emeritus of Luceoria o Łuck e Zytomir o Zytomierz, Ukraine
39.8AppointedOthon MottaAuxiliary Bishop of Juiz de Fora, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
39.8AppointedOthon MottaTitular Bishop of UzitaBishop Emeritus of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
11 Mar52.2AppointedNoël Laurent Boucheix, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Eliopoli di Egitto, EgyptBishop Emeritus of Porto Novo, Benin
52.2AppointedNoël Laurent Boucheix, S.M.A. †Titular Bishop of BagaiBishop Emeritus of Porto Novo, Benin
39.4AppointedMarius Macrionitis, S.J. †Archbishop of Athēnai {Athens}, Greece
65.1AppointedPietro SfairTitular Bishop of Epiphania in SyriaTitular Archbishop of Nisibis dei Maroniti
13 Mar41.0AppointedRichard Finn, S.M.A. †Prefect of Ibadan, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Ibadan, Nigeria
BornLeopoldo GirelliPredoreApostolic Nuncio to Singapore
AppointedJohn Baptist Tokisuke NodaPrefect of Niigata, Japan
14 Mar BornMarian BuczekCieszanów, PolandBishop Emeritus of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine
15 Mar31.3Ordained PriestHerman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Jayapura, Indonesia
25.0Ordained PriestTimóteo Francisco Nemésio Pereira Cordeiro, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Tianguá, Ceara, Brazil
16 Mar BornVincent CoulibalyKéniéranArchbishop of Conakry {Konakry}, Guinea
BornMariano CrociataCastelvetranoBishop of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno, Italy
17 Mar54.5AppointedPierre-Abel-Louis Chappot de la ChanonieBishop of Clermont, FranceBishop Emeritus
54.1AppointedMarco Antonio García y SuárezBishop of Granada, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
56.9Ordained BishopPatrick Harmon Shanley, O.C.D. †Titular Bishop of SophenePrelate Emeritus of Infanta, Philippines
19 Mar58.9Ordained BishopDomingos da Apresentação FernandesTitular Bishop of AcalissusBishop of Aveiro, Portugal
32.9Ordained PriestMartin-Léonard Bakole wa IlungaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
46.0Ordained BishopMarino BergonziniTitular Bishop of MedeliBishop Emeritus of Faenza-Modigliana, Italy
25.3Ordained PriestCipriano Calderón PoloPriestVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
66.3Ordained BishopFrancis Arthur CarvalhoTitular Bishop of DemetriasAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India
25.8Ordained PriestJoel Ivo Catapan, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
51.7Ordained BishopAnacleto CazzanigaArchbishop of Urbino, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
33.7Ordained BishopErnesto Corripio y AhumadaTitular Bishop of ZaparaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
50.0Ordained BishopFrancisco Gallego PérezBishop of Barranquilla, ColombiaBishop of Cali, Colombia
41.3Ordained BishopJohn Francis HackettTitular Bishop of Helenopolis in PalaestinaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
37.0Ordained BishopRubén Isaza RestrepoTitular Bishop of BadiaeArchbishop Emeritus of Cartagena, Colombia
56.0Ordained BishopPablo Mariaselvam, S.D.B. †Bishop of Vellore, India
27.1Ordained PriestAdriani MkobaPriest of Morogoro, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
50.1AppointedPaolo PappalardoApostolic Internuncio to SyriaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
47.8Ordained BishopRajarethinam Arokiasamy SundaramBishop of Tanjore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
42.1Ordained BishopBenedict Takahiko TomizawaBishop of Sapporo, JapanBishop Emeritus
39.8Ordained BishopJoseph Truong-cao-Dai, O.P. †Titular Bishop of SilaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
20 Mar BornFrancis Assisi ChullikattBolghattyApostolic Nuncio to United Nations
21 Mar24.2Ordained PriestEdmundo M. AbayaPriest of Nueva Segovia, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
24.5Ordained PriestGiuseppe Germano Bernardini, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinArchbishop Emeritus of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
BornMyron Joseph CottaDos PalosAuxiliary Bishop of Sacramento, California, USA
29.0Ordained PriestVictorino Cristobal LigotPriest of Laoag, PhilippinesBishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines
23.2Ordained PriestPellegrino Tomaso Ronchi, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
24.0Ordained PriestMichael Vincent Paschal Rowland, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Dundee, South Africa
24 Mar50.2AppointedJohn Boekenfoehr, O.M.I. †Bishop of Kimberley, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedAntonio Capdevilla Ferrando, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
52.3AppointedAntonio Capdevilla Ferrando, C.M. †Titular Bishop of ZoaraVicar Apostolic of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
AppointedLouis DettmerPrefect of De Aar, South Africa
50.1AppointedPedro Grau y Arola, C.M.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Quibdó, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
50.1AppointedPedro Grau y Arola, C.M.F. †Titular Bishop of PellaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Quibdó, Colombia
55.8AppointedGeorges Kettel, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
55.8AppointedGeorges Kettel, C.I.C.M. †Titular Bishop of ThabracaBishop Emeritus of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
40.2AppointedYves-Joseph-Marie Plumey, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of DolicheArchbishop Emeritus of Garoua, Cameroon
40.2AppointedYves-Joseph-Marie Plumey, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Garoua, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus of Garoua, Cameroon
36.1AppointedGustavo Posada Peláez, M.X.Y. †Vicar Apostolic of Istmina, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia
36.1AppointedGustavo Posada Peláez, M.X.Y. †Titular Bishop of ZalicheBishop Emeritus of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia
35.6AppointedGerardo Valencia Cano, M.X.Y. †Titular Bishop of RhesainaVicar Apostolic of Buenaventura, Colombia
35.6AppointedGerardo Valencia Cano, M.X.Y. †Vicar Apostolic of Buenaventura, Colombia
25 Mar52.0AppointedAttilio Beltramino, I.M.C. †Bishop of Iringa, Tanzania
48.9AppointedVincent Billington, M.H.M. †Bishop of Kampala, UgandaBishop Emeritus
45.1AppointedJoseph Blomjous, M. Afr. †Bishop of Mwanza, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
45.1ResignedJoseph Blomjous, M. Afr. †Apostolic Administrator of Maswa, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus of Mwanza, Tanzania
48.1AppointedCornelius Bronsveld, M. Afr. †Archbishop of Tabora, TanzaniaArchbishop Emeritus
72.9AppointedJoseph James Byrne, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Moshi, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedLouis Joseph Cabana, M. Afr. †Archbishop of Rubaga, UgandaArchbishop Emeritus
45.6Ordained BishopAlberto CastelliTitular Bishop of IerichusVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
44.2AppointedCharles (Carlo) Maria Cavallera, I.M.C. †Bishop of Nyeri, KenyaBishop Emeritus of Marsabit, Kenya
53.9AppointedGiovanni Battista Cesana, M.C.C.I. †Bishop of Gulu, UgandaBishop Emeritus
55.5AppointedJohn Francis Greif, M.H.M. †Bishop of Tororo, Uganda
50.3AppointedFrederick Hall, M.H.M. †Bishop of Kisumu, KenyaBishop Emeritus
57.2AppointedBernhard Gerhard Hilhorst, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Morogoro, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
42.4AppointedJames Holmes-Siedle, M. Afr. †Bishop of Karema, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus of Kigoma, Tanzania
53.8AppointedJoseph Kiwánuka, M. Afr. †Bishop of Masaka, UgandaArchbishop of Rubaga, Uganda
68.2AppointedFrançois-Xavier Lacoursière, M. Afr. †Bishop of Mbarara, UgandaBishop Emeritus
40.9AppointedAlfred Lanctôt, M. Afr. †Bishop of Bukoba, TanzaniaBishop of Rulenge, Tanzania
48.2Ordained BishopEmanuel Mabathoama, O.M.I. †Bishop of Leribe, LesothoArchbishop of Maseru, Lesotho
56.2AppointedEdgar Aristide Maranta, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, TanzaniaArchbishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedJohn Joseph McCarthy, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Nairobi, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus
44.6AppointedAnthony Jeremiah Pesce, C.P. †Bishop of Dodoma, Tanzania
52.1Ordained BishopAmbrose RayappanTitular Bishop of SidonArchbishop Emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
40.7AppointedLaurean RugambwaBishop of Rutabo, TanzaniaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
44.6InstalledRufino Jiao SantosCardinal, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
54.9Ordained BishopWilhelm SedlmeierTitular Bishop of AulonAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rottenburg, Germany
54.2AppointedAntoon van Oorschoot, M. Afr. †Bishop of Mbeya, Tanzania
66.9AppointedJan Cornelius van Sambeek, M. Afr. †Bishop of Kigoma, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
44.5AppointedPatrick Winters, S.A.C. †Bishop of Mbulu, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
27 Mar50.0InstalledFrancisco Gallego PérezBishop of Barranquilla, ColombiaBishop of Cali, Colombia
BornValdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M.MandaguaçuBishop of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), Brazil
29 MarBornFidelis Uga OrgahAdim AkpaBishop of Otukpo, Nigeria
30 Mar67.6DiedAlexandre VachonArchbishop of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Apr42.2AppointedManuel de Jesus PereiraAuxiliary Bishop of Coimbra, PortugalBishop of Bragança e Miranda, Portugal
1 Apr67.2AppointedGiuseppe Della CioppaTitular Bishop of Caesarea in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Alife, Italy
67.2ResignedGiuseppe Della CioppaBishop of Alife, ItalyBishop Emeritus
86.4AppointedGiuseppe de NardisTitular Bishop of Eleutheropolis in PalaestinaBishop Emeritus of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy
86.4RetiredGiuseppe de NardisBishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Apr BornRobert William FinnSaint LouisBishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
4 Apr27.0Ordained PriestDesiderio Elso CollinoPriestBishop Emeritus of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
24.0Ordained PriestVicente García BernalPriestBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México
22.8Ordained PriestCarmelo Juan GiaquintaPriest of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
28.6Ordained PriestNicolas M. MondejarPriestBishop Emeritus of San Carlos, Philippines
25.1Ordained PriestYves-Georges-René Ramousse, M.E.P.Priest of La Société des Missions EtrangèresVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
23.8Ordained PriestCharles McDonald RenfrewPriest of Glasgow, Scotland, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop
5 Apr23.0Ordained PriestDonato De BonisPriestTitular Bishop of Castellum in Numidia
24.0Ordained PriestSergio GorettiPriestBishop Emeritus of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy
25.0Ordained PriestMichel Marie Paul SaudreauPriestBishop Emeritus of Le Havre, France
6 Apr46.4AppointedLuigi CicuttiniAuxiliary Bishop of Udine, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
46.4AppointedLuigi CicuttiniTitular Bishop of AmyzonBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
23.8Ordained PriestFrançois-Mathurin GourvèsPriestBishop Emeritus of Vannes, France
8 Apr42.5AppointedRémy Augustin, S.M.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince, HaïtiBishop Emeritus of Port-de-Paix, Haïti
42.5AppointedRémy Augustin, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of TuruziBishop Emeritus of Port-de-Paix, Haïti
9 Apr53.2AppointedJames Aloysius McNultyBishop of Paterson, New Jersey, USABishop of Buffalo, New York, USA
11 Apr47.4AppointedEttore CunialTitular Archbishop of SoteropolisVice-Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
47.4AppointedEttore CunialAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, ItalyVice-Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
12 Apr44.9Ordained BishopEnrico Romolo Compagnone, O.C.D. †Bishop of Anagni, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Terracina-Latina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy
72.8DiedJohn DignanBishop of Clonfert, Ireland
71.5AppointedJosef FreusbergAuxiliary Bishop of Fulda, Germany
71.5AppointedJosef FreusbergTitular Bishop of Hadrianopolis in EpiroAuxiliary Bishop of Fulda, Germany
23.8Ordained PriestDaniel Joseph MullinsPriest of Cardiff, Wales, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Menevia, Wales, Great Britain
40.3Ordained BishopGregorio Elias Olazar Muruaga, C.P. †Titular Bishop of PrusaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Yurimaguas, Peru
37.3Ordained BishopFrancisco Rendeiro, O.P. †Titular Bishop of MesseneBishop of Coimbra, Portugal
53.6Ordained BishopJohann Rüth, SS.CC. †Titular Bishop of AmudarsaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale}
14 Apr51.4AppointedJean-Emmanuel MarquèsAuxiliary Bishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), FranceArchbishop
51.4AppointedJean-Emmanuel MarquèsTitular Bishop of SigusArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
42.4AppointedJean-Ernest MénardAuxiliary Bishop of Chartres, FranceBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), France
42.4AppointedJean-Ernest MénardTitular Bishop of AliaBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), France
15 Apr BornLeo BoccardiSan Martino in PensilisApostolic Nuncio to Iran
BornPaul Hwang Chul-sooMiryangBishop of Busan {Pusan}, Korea (South)
76.4DiedMoses Elias KileyArchbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
58.2AppointedPaolo MarellaApostolic Nuncio to FranceCardinal, President Emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter
79.4AppointedGiovanni Maria Sanna, O.F.M. Conv. †Titular Bishop of EucarpiaBishop Emeritus of Gravina e Irsina (Montepeloso), Italy
79.4RetiredGiovanni Maria Sanna, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Gravina e Irsina (Montepeloso), ItalyBishop Emeritus
17 Apr79.8DiedHenri-Edouard DutoitBishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), FranceBishop Emeritus of Arras, France
18 Apr BornElenito de los Reyes GalidoManagokBishop of Iligan, Philippines
61.3DiedJoannes Groen, M.S.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia
BornLudger SchepersOberhausenAuxiliary Bishop of Essen, Germany
21 Apr27.3Ordained PriestMarcel Bam’ba GongoaPriestBishop Emeritus of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
22 Apr43.1Ordained BishopJoseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D. †Bishop of Accra, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles
38.9Ordained BishopThomas Joseph Danehy, M.M. †Titular Bishop of BitaApostolic Administrator of Pando, Bolivia
45.8AppointedGiuseppe PullanoCoadjutor Bishop of Patti, ItalyBishop
45.8AppointedGiuseppe PullanoTitular Bishop of UzalisBishop of Patti, Italy
43.4Ordained BishopFrancis Xavier Sanguon SouvannasriTitular Bishop of OenoandaBishop Emeritus of Chanthaburi, Thailand
23 Apr59.1Ordained BishopAdrianus Djajasepoetra, S.J. †Titular Bishop of TrisipaArchbishop Emeritus of Djakarta, Indonesia
25 Apr22.7Ordained PriestGirolamo GrilloPriestBishop Emeritus of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, Italy
26 Apr38.8Ordained BishopOtoniel Alcedo Culquicóndor, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of FormaArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
42.3Ordained BishopAgostinho Joaquim Lopes de Moura, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Portalegre, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Portalegre-Castelo Branco, Portugal
27 Apr61.6AppointedIvan BuckoTitular Archbishop of LeucasOfficial Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
61.6AppointedIvan BuckoOfficial of the Roman Curia - OtherOfficial Emeritus
38.9AppointedZacarias Rolim de MouraBishop of Cajazeiras, Paraiba, BrazilBishop Emeritus
29 Apr57.3AppointedJohannes Theodor Suhr, O.S.B. †Bishop of København {Copenhagen}, DenmarkBishop Emeritus
30 Apr50.1AppointedVincenzo De ChiaraBishop of Mileto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
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