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The Year of Our Lord 1954

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown40.0Ordained PriestMarius (Joseph Michael) Banks, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorPrefect Emeritus of Volksrust, South Africa
43.5AppointedGabriel Paulino Bueno Couto, O. Carm. †Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilBishop of Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DiedOscar Cremers, O.F.M. †Prefect of Hollandia, Indonesia
DiedPacifico del Carmine, O.C.D. †Prefect of San Miguel de Sucumbíos, Ecuador
DiedJeroteo della SSma Vergine del Carmelo, O.C.D. †Prefect of Esmeraldas, Ecuador
DiedStefano Garon, M.S. †Prefect of Morondava, Madagascar
44.4AppointedHarold William Henry, S.S.C.M.E. †Prefect of Kwangju, Korea (South)Apostolic Administrator of Cheju, Korea (South)
74.0ResignedDionysios KfouryPatriarchal Vicar of Egypt and Sudan (Melkite Greek)Patriarchal Vicar Emeritus
40.3AppointedFrancis Joseph McSorley, O.M.I. †Prefect of Sulu, PhilippinesVicar Apostolic of Jolo, Philippines
65.0AppointedTeobaldo Moscatelli, O. Cist. †Abbot of Order of CisterciansAbbot Emeritus
72.5ResignedCyrille Jean Zohrabian, O.F.M. Cap. †Auxiliary Bishop of Cilicia (Armenian), LebanonAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Jan50.0ResignedÁngel Turrado Moreno, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Machiques, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
2 Jan28.1Ordained PriestAnthyme BayalaPriestBishop of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
3 Jan BornVital Chitolina, S.C.I.TuparendiBishop of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil
26.2Ordained PriestAbraham Nehmé, B.C.Priest of Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Homs (-Hama-Jabrud) (Melkite Greek), Syria
24.7Ordained PriestBonaventure Patrick Paul, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Hyderabad in Pakistan
5 Jan49.2AppointedJosé Newton de Almeida BaptistaArchbishop of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
6 Jan45.0AppointedJames Patrick CarrollAuxiliary Bishop of Sydney, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
45.0AppointedJames Patrick CarrollTitular Bishop of AteniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
36.9AppointedWilhelmus Joannes (Guillaume Jean) Demarteau, M.S.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Banjarmasin, Indonesia
36.9AppointedWilhelmus Joannes (Guillaume Jean) Demarteau, M.S.F. †Titular Bishop of Arsinoë in CyproBishop Emeritus of Banjarmasin, Indonesia
50.5AppointedFrancis Clement Van Hoeck, O.S.B. †Abbot of Pietersburg, South AfricaAbbot Emeritus
50.5AppointedFrancis Clement Van Hoeck, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of CissitaAbbot Emeritus of Pietersburg, South Africa
39.7AppointedJan van Cauwelaert, C.I.C.M.Vicar Apostolic of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
39.7AppointedJan van Cauwelaert, C.I.C.M.Titular Bishop of Metropolis in AsiaBishop Emeritus of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
7 Jan73.2DiedAlexandru Theodor CisarArchbishop of Bucarest {Bucureşti}, Romania
81.1DiedAlberto Maria Ordóñez CrespoBishop of Bolivar, Ecuador
8 Jan BornEugenio ScarpelliniVerdellino, ItalyBishop of El Alto, Bolivia
9 Jan BornTomo VukšićStudenciBishop of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Military
10 Jan24.8Ordained PriestJosé Lambert Filho, C.S.S. †Priest of Congregation of the Sacred StigmataArchbishop Emeritus of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
25.9Ordained PriestJorge Novak, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Quilmes, Argentina
24.1Ordained PriestJosé Geraldo Oliveira do Valle, C.S.S.Priest of Congregation of the Sacred StigmataBishop Emeritus of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornMark Joseph SeitzMilwaukee, WIBishop of El Paso, Texas, USA
11 Jan70.3AppointedFrédéric DucTitular Bishop of LyddaBishop Emeritus of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
70.3ResignedFrédéric DucBishop of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, FranceBishop Emeritus
48.0AppointedLouis Henri Marie FerrandBishop of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Tours, France
14 Jan49.6InstalledRaymond Peter HillingerBishop of Rockford, Illinois, USABishop Emeritus
15 Jan40.2AppointedEdward Thaddeus Lawton, O.P. †Prefect of Sokoto, NigeriaBishop of Sokoto, Nigeria
16 Jan52.1AppointedFelix Romero MenjibarBishop of Jaén, SpainArchbishop of Valladolid, Spain
17 Jan29.7Ordained PriestMatthew ShijaPriestBishop Emeritus of Kahama, Tanzania
18 Jan53.0AppointedJosef SchoiswohlBishop of Seckau, AustriaBishop Emeritus of Graz-Seckau, Austria
19 Jan46.0AppointedJohn Patrick CodyCoadjutor Bishop of Kansas City, Missouri, USACardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
44.6AppointedJosé Armando Gutiérrez GranierAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
44.6AppointedJosé Armando Gutiérrez GranierTitular Bishop of PioniaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
52.6AppointedWalter Philip KellenbergBishop of Ogdensburg, New York, USABishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
20 Jan50.5Ordained BishopAimé DécosseBishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
21 Jan BornJosé Augusto Traquina MariaAlcobaçaAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
22 Jan82.3DiedLuca Ermenegildo Pasetto, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Patriarch of Alexandria {Alessandria}
23 Jan BornPaul Richard GallagherLiverpoolSecretary (Relations with States) of the Secretariat of State
24 Jan24.4Ordained PriestWalter Michael Ebejer, O.P.Priest of Order of Friars PreachersBishop Emeritus of União da Vitória, Parana, Brazil
68.3DiedJosé Fogued y Gil, C.M.F. †Prefect of Tunxi [Tunki], China
26 Jan BornWilliam NolanMotherwellBishop of Galloway, Scotland, Great Britain
27 Jan53.8AppointedJoseph John AnnabringBishop of Superior, Wisconsin, USA
28 Jan BornJoel Zamudio BaylonMilaorBishop of Legazpi, Philippines
29 Jan45.9AppointedPolicarpo da Costa VazBishop of Macau, ChinaBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
BornSavio Dominic FernandesMumbaiAuxiliary Bishop of Bombay, India
42.3AppointedJoseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S. †Prefect of Eldoret, KenyaBishop Emeritus of Eldoret, Kenya
76.3DiedPio Leonardo Navarra, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop Emeritus of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy
30 Jan BornJosé Colin Mendoza BagaforoCotabatoAuxiliary Bishop of Cotabato, Philippines
61.6DiedJosé Constantino García Pulgar, O.S.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Iquitos, Peru
27.0Ordained PriestRobert Marie Gay, M. Afr.Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop Emeritus of Kabale, Uganda
40.9AppointedStefan LászlóApostolic Administrator of Burgenland, AustriaBishop Emeritus of Eisenstadt, Austria
BornJude Thadaeus Ruwa’ichi, O.F.M. Cap.Mulo-KilemaArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
31 Jan67.4DiedJuvéncio de BritoBishop of Garanhuns, Pernambuco, Brazil
75.4DiedMaurice-Louis DubourgArchbishop of Besançon, France
35.2Ordained BishopHugo Eduardo Polanco BritoTitular Bishop of CentenariaBishop Emeritus of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
41.2Ordained BishopLuigi RaimondiTitular Archbishop of TarsusCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
1 Feb52.9SucceededGiuseppe AmiciBishop of Foggia, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy
72.8AppointedFortunato Maria FarinaTitular Archbishop of Hadrianopolis in HonoriadeBishop Emeritus of Foggia, Italy
72.8ResignedFortunato Maria FarinaBishop of Foggia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Feb36.5Ordained BishopJosé de Almeida Batista PereiraTitular Bishop of Baris in PisidiaBishop Emeritus of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
20.0ProfessedValter Carrijo, S.D.S.Member of Society of the Divine SaviorBishop Emeritus of Brejo, Maranho, Brazil
3 Feb58.0AppointedHenri Maurice Albert AudrainCoadjutor Archbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
58.0AppointedHenri Maurice Albert AudrainTitular Archbishop of PhasisArchbishop Emeritus of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
62.4DiedRosalvo Costa RêgoAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BornTimothy Costelloe, S.D.B.East MelbourneArchbishop of Perth, Australia
50.2AppointedLéon-Etienne DuvalArchbishop of Alger, AlgeriaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
5 Feb BornRobert Walter McElroySan FranciscoAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
6 Feb73.6DiedPaulin-Joseph-Justin Albouy, M.E.P. †Archbishop of Nanning [Nanning], China
56.3AppointedWilliam Gaudreau, C.SS.R. †Superior General of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerSuperior General Emeritus
36.4Ordained PriestNicholas Grimley, S.M.A. †Priest of Society of African MissionsVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Cape Palmas, Liberia
BornPeter Kihara Kariuki, I.M.C.ThunguriBishop of Marsabit, Kenya
7 Feb55.5Ordained BishopAthanase Jean Daniel BakoseArchbishop of Baghdad (Syrian), Iraq
86.0DiedErnest Costa de BeauregardFormer Bishop-Elect of Dijon, France
37.0Ordained BishopDominic Ignatius EkandemTitular Bishop of Hierapolis in IsauriaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria
26.5Ordained PriestFrançois Gayot, S.M.M. †Priest of Missionaries of the Company of MaryArchbishop Emeritus of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
50.7AppointedCarlos Maria Jurgens Byrne, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Peru, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Trujillo, Peru
50.7AppointedCarlos Maria Jurgens Byrne, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of NisyrusArchbishop Emeritus of Trujillo, Peru
8 Feb67.2AppointedJoseph GoguéArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
65.0AppointedEphrem GoguéArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
9 Feb52.4AppointedEdward Wilson DouglasTitular Bishop of BotrysBishop Emeritus of Motherwell, Scotland, Great Britain
52.4ResignedEdward Wilson DouglasBishop of Motherwell, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
BornSimon Kaipuram, C.M.ThanneermukkomBishop of Balasore, India
11 Feb51.7AppointedMariano MadriagaBishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
38.3Ordained BishopJohn Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M. †Titular Bishop of SbidaBishop Emeritus of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
12 Feb BornGerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I.MokhotlongArchbishop of Maseru, Lesotho
13 Feb BornGrzegorz BalcerekGrodzisk WielkopolskiAuxiliary Bishop of Poznań, Poland
76.4DiedRéginald Duprat, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
14 Feb51.8DiedVincenzo CavallaArchbishop of Acerenza e Matera, Italy
BornClet FelihoConakryBishop of Kandi, Benin
25.6Ordained PriestJorge García Isaza, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Tierradentro, Colombia
40.3Ordained BishopJorge Kilian (Chiliano) Pflaum, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of IzirianaVicar Apostolic of Ñuflo de Chávez, Bolivia
16 Feb55.3AppointedVincenzo Maria JaconoCoadjutor Bishop of Nicastro, ItalyBishop Emeritus
17 Feb BornRaúl Gómez GonzálezCapilla de GuadalupeBishop of Tenancingo, México, México
19 Feb BornMoussa El-Hage, O.A.M.AntouraArchbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land {Haifa e Terra Santa} (Maronite), Israel
BornEduardo Alanis NevaresSan Antonio, TXAuxiliary Bishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
20 Feb BornKarlheinz DiezFreigericht-HorbachAuxiliary Bishop of Fulda, Germany
72.9DiedFortunato Maria FarinaBishop Emeritus of Foggia, Italy
51.5AppointedCornelius LuceyApostolic Administrator of Ross, IrelandBishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross, Ireland
21 Feb41.5AppointedJean Eugène Gabriel David, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of MetellopolisBishop Emeritus of Majunga, Madagascar
45.8AppointedPius Bonaventura Dlamini, F.F.J. †Bishop of Umzimkulu, South AfricaAuxiliary Bishop of Mariannhill, South Africa
44.4AppointedPetro Arikata KobayashiBishop of Sendai, JapanBishop Emeritus
43.7AppointedAntoon Konings, S.M.A. †Bishop of Keta, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Keta-Ho, Ghana
37.9AppointedEusebio Septimio Mari, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Riohacha, Colombia
37.9AppointedEusebio Septimio Mari, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of PachnemunisVicar Apostolic of Riohacha, Colombia
22 Feb BornPedro Brito GuimarãesBuritiArchbishop of Palmas, Tocatins, Brazil
41.5AppointedJean Eugène Gabriel David, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Majunga, MadagascarBishop Emeritus of Majunga, Madagascar
23 Feb BornHlib (Borys Sviatoslav) Lonchyna, M.S.U.Steubenville, USABishop of Holy Family of London (Ukrainian)
24 Feb45.2Ordained BishopJames Patrick CarrollTitular Bishop of AteniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
41.2AppointedLaureano Castán LacomaAuxiliary Bishop of Tarragona, SpainBishop Emeritus of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
41.2AppointedLaureano Castán LacomaTitular Bishop of Dalisandus in IsauriaBishop Emeritus of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
54.1Ordained BishopMartin Fulgencio Elorza Legaristi, C.P. †Titular Bishop of BalianaPrelate of Moyobamba, Peru
48.1Ordained BishopLouis Henri Marie FerrandBishop of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Tours, France
55.5Ordained BishopFrancesco MonacoTitular Bishop of Germa in GalatiaBishop Emeritus of Caltanissetta, Italy
58.2Ordained BishopJerome Aloysius Daugherty SebastianTitular Bishop of Baris in HellespontoAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
27 Feb BornTarcísio Nascentes dos SantosNiteróiBishop of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
28 Feb23.2Ordained PriestJosé Siro González BacallaoPriest of Pinar del Rio, CubaBishop Emeritus
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