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The Year of Our Lord 1954

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar51.2AppointedBenjamin Barrera y Reyes, M.J. †Bishop of Santa Ana, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
3 Mar49.6AppointedLorenzo Bessone, I.M.C. †Bishop of Meru, Kenya
BornBawai (Ashur) SoroKerkūk, IraqOfficial of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (Chaldean), USA
6 Mar76.9DiedMassimo MassimiCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
7 Mar27.9Ordained PriestSydney Anicetus CharlesPriestBishop Emeritus of Saint George’s in Grenada, Grenada, Antilles
BornGuido ZendronLisignago, ItalyBishop of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil
8 Mar56.0AppointedFrancesco FasolaCoadjutor Bishop of Agrigento (Girgenti), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Messina, Italy
56.0AppointedFrancesco FasolaTitular Bishop of VartanaArchbishop Emeritus of Messina, Italy
10 Mar86.4DiedGabriel Joseph Élie Breynat, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, Canada
12 Mar74.2AppointedJohn Joseph SwintArchbishop (Personal Title) of Wheeling, West Virginia, USABishop
13 Mar25.5Ordained PriestAlessandro Assolari, S.M.M. †Priest of Missionaries of the Company of MaryBishop Emeritus of Mangochi, Malawi
28.5Ordained PriestAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloPriestCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
24.7Ordained PriestGérard-Joseph Deschamps, S.M.M.Priest of Missionaries of the Company of MaryBishop Emeritus of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
24.2Ordained PriestManuel Eguiguren Galarraga, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of El Beni o Beni, Bolivia
24.2Ordained PriestArnaldo RibeiroPriest of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24.5Ordained PriestOscar Serfilippi, O.F.M. Conv. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor ConventualBishop Emeritus of Jesi, Italy
14 Mar24.2Ordained PriestJesús Agustín López de Lama, C.P.Priest of Congregation of the PassionPrelate Emeritus of Corocoro, Bolivia
47.1Ordained BishopWilliam J. PhilbinBishop of Clonfert, IrelandBishop Emeritus of Down and Connor, Ireland
16 Mar BornLéon LemmensBoorsemAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
17 Mar BornWolfgang IpoltGothaBishop of Görlitz, Germany
18 Mar BornGiambattista DiquattroBologna, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
44.1AppointedLeonidas Eduardo Proaño VillalbaBishop of Bolivar, EcuadorBishop Emeritus of Riobamba, Ecuador
19 Mar53.2InstalledJosef SchoiswohlBishop of Seckau, AustriaBishop Emeritus of Graz-Seckau, Austria
20 Mar78.7AppointedGiuseppe BrunoCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
78.7AppointedGiuseppe BrunoPrefect of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon LawCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
68.3AppointedPietro CiriaciCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
23 Mar55.8AppointedAllen James BabcockBishop of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
24 Mar75.7DiedFranz Hoowaarts, S.V.D. †Bishop of Caozhou/Heze [Tsaochow], China
46.8AppointedClarence George IssenmannAuxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedClarence George IssenmannTitular Bishop of PhyteaBishop Emeritus of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
25 Mar54.0Ordained BishopJoseph John AnnabringBishop of Superior, Wisconsin, USA
BornGuglielmo BorghettiAvenza di CarraraBishop of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, Italy
54.5AppointedGiuseppe GarneriAuxiliary Bishop of Susa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
54.5AppointedGiuseppe GarneriTitular Bishop of UticaBishop Emeritus of Susa, Italy
40.0Ordained BishopJan van Cauwelaert, C.I.C.M.Titular Bishop of Metropolis in AsiaBishop Emeritus of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
27 Mar53.3AppointedJustin Joseph McCarthyAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USABishop of Camden, New Jersey, USA
53.3AppointedJustin Joseph McCarthyTitular Bishop of DoberusBishop of Camden, New Jersey, USA
54.4AppointedPaul-Pierre-Marie-Joseph PinierBishop of Constantine (-Hippone), AlgeriaBishop Emeritus
30 MarAppointedIgino Gamboa, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Aguarico, Ecuador
31 Mar41.4AppointedPablo Barrachina EstevanBishop of Orihuela, SpainBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
2 AprAppointedPaul Tch’angApostolic Administrator of Siping [Szepingkai], China
3 Apr22.8Ordained PriestPaulo Eduardo Andrade PontePriestArchbishop Emeritus of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil
24.4Ordained PriestVicente Ataviado y TumaladPriestBishop of Maasin, Philippines
24.0Ordained PriestIvo FürerPriest of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
24.9Ordained PriestJacques André Marie JullienPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
24.9Ordained PriestJohannes KappPriest of Fulda, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23.3Ordained PriestCarmelo Dominador Flores MorelosPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Zamboanga, Philippines
25.6Ordained PriestJaime Lachica SinPriest of Jaro, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, Philippines
26.3Ordained PriestJohn Nicholas WurmPriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USABishop of Belleville, Illinois, USA
4 Apr58.9AppointedAbdallah NujaimBishop of Baalbek (Maronite), LebanonBishop Emeritus
5 Apr44.4AppointedJosé de Jesús Clemens Alba PalaciosAuxiliary Bishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
44.4AppointedJosé de Jesús Clemens Alba PalaciosTitular Bishop of AmisusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
69.8AppointedConstantine BohacevskyjTitular Archbishop of BeroëArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
BornEdwin de la Peña y Angot, M.S.P.San Juan (Siquijor)Prelate of Marawi, Philippines
95.7DiedJesús María Echavarría y AguirreBishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, México
58.8SucceededLuis Guízar y BarragánBishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
BornHoracio del Carmen Valenzuela AbarcaSantiago de ChileBishop of Talca, Chile
6 Apr50.4AppointedJoseph Maria PerniconeAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedJoseph Maria PerniconeTitular Bishop of Hadrianopolis in HonoriadeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
8 Apr52.1AppointedAntonio BagnoliBishop of Fiesole, ItalyBishop Emeritus
9 Apr48.9AppointedTimotheus (Franz Xaver) Bitterli, O.S.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Yanji [Yenki], ChinaApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Tŏkwon {Tokugen}, Korea (North)
10 Apr45.5AppointedAlphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus of Berbérati, Central African Republic
45.5AppointedAlphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of RisiniumBishop Emeritus of Berbérati, Central African Republic
51.8AppointedJohn MacCarthy, S.M.A. †Bishop of Kaduna, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Kaduna, Nigeria
43.8AppointedJohn J. Reddington, S.M.A. †Bishop of Jos, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
52.5AppointedJohn Joseph U WinAuxiliary Bishop of Mandalay, MyanmarArchbishop
52.5AppointedJohn Joseph U WinTitular Bishop of LeteArchbishop of Mandalay, Myanmar
11 Apr27.7Ordained PriestBernardo Enrique Witte, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Concepción, Argentina
12 Apr BornHugo Norberto SantiagoMaría JuanaBishop of Santo Tomé, Argentina
13 Apr BornMichael Owen JackelsRapid City, SDArchbishop of Dubuque, Iowa, USA
14 Apr76.2DiedAntonio Vignato, F.S.C.J. †Superior General Emeritus of Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusSuperior General Emeritus of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
15 Apr63.4ResignedMartin Joseph-Honoré Lajeunesse, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Keewatin, Manitoba, CanadaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
16 Apr54.8AppointedFrançois AyoubArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Maronite), Syria
44.3AppointedElie FarahArchbishop of Cipro (Maronite), CyprusArchbishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedDavid MathewVicar Apostolic of Great Britain, MilitaryVicar Apostolic Emeritus
17 Apr25.4Ordained PriestRoque Antonio Adames RodríguezPriest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
26.6Ordained PriestMichel Louis ColoniPriest of Paris, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Dijon, France
27.6Ordained PriestJean-Marie LustigerPriest of Paris, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
23.7Ordained PriestJosé Mario Ruiz NavasPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Portoviejo, Ecuador
18 Apr24.2Ordained PriestUgo Donato BianchiPriestArchbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy
77.2DiedArthur Alfred SinnottArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
19 Apr BornMarko Semren, O.F.M.BilaAuxiliary Bishop of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 AprBornCarlo Chenis, S.D.B. †TorinoBishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, Italy
21 Apr56.1AppointedBenjamin Ibberson WebsterBishop of Peterborough, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
22 Apr45.2Ordained BishopAthanasios Cheriyan PolachirakalTitular Bishop of Sarepta dei MaronitiBishop of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankarese), India
BornDjura DžudžarDjurdjevoApostolic Exarch of Serbia (Križevci), Serbia
23 AprAppointedJosé de Jesús Arango, O.F.M. †Prefect of Guapi, Colombia
45.1AppointedLuis Francisco Irizar Salazar, O.C.D. †Prefect of Tumaco, ColombiaVicar Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia
24 Apr46.6AppointedMario Longo DorniBishop of Pistoia, Italy
32.3Ordained PriestAloys Mulindwa Mutabesha Mugoma MweruPriest of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
BornAnthony Basil TaylorFort Worth, TXBishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
25 Apr44.9Ordained BishopJosé Armando Gutiérrez GranierTitular Bishop of PioniaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
26 Apr46.0Ordained BishopPius Bonaventura Dlamini, F.F.J. †Bishop of Umzimkulu, South AfricaAuxiliary Bishop of Mariannhill, South Africa
BornWalmor Oliveira de AzevedoCocosArchbishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
27 Apr76.3AppointedPierre Louis Marie Galibert, T.O.R. †Titular Bishop of PlataeaBishop Emeritus of São Luíz de Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil
76.3RetiredPierre Louis Marie Galibert, T.O.R. †Bishop of São Luíz de Cáceres, Mato Grosso, BrazilBishop Emeritus
28 Apr BornGonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J.Madrid, SpainBishop of Sololá-Chimaltenango, Guatemala
68.7DiedWendelin RauchArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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