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The Year of Our Lord 1954

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May26.7Ordained PriestRoger Louis KafferPriest of Joliet in Illinois, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
44.0Ordained BishopAntoon Konings, S.M.A. †Bishop of Keta, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Keta-Ho, Ghana
38.1Ordained BishopEusebio Septimio Mari, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of PachnemunisVicar Apostolic of Riohacha, Colombia
50.8Ordained BishopFrancis Clement Van Hoeck, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of CissitaAbbot Emeritus of Pietersburg, South Africa
2 May23.0Ordained PriestBlasco Francisco CollaçoPriest of Goa e Damão, IndiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to South Africa
56.2Ordained BishopFrancesco FasolaTitular Bishop of VartanaArchbishop Emeritus of Messina, Italy
27.6Ordained PriestRafael María Nze Abuy, C.M.F. †Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryArchbishop of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
52.5Ordained BishopFelix Romero MenjibarBishop of Jaén, SpainArchbishop of Valladolid, Spain
3 May44.6Ordained BishopPetro Arikata KobayashiBishop of Sendai, JapanBishop Emeritus
35.4Ordained BishopAlberto Uribe UrdanetaTitular Bishop of Abila in PalaestinaArchbishop Emeritus of Cali, Colombia
4 May BornFrancisco Carlos BachPonta GrossaBishop of São José dos Pinhais, Parana, Brazil
BornPius Thomas D’SouzaBantwalBishop of Ajmer, India
5 May35.9Ordained PriestJuan Alfredo ArzubePriest of Los Angeles, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
37.3Ordained BishopWilhelmus Joannes (Guillaume Jean) Demarteau, M.S.F. †Titular Bishop of Arsinoë in CyproBishop Emeritus of Banjarmasin, Indonesia
47.2AppointedFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauCoadjutor Bishop of La Rochelle (-Saintes), FranceBishop Emeritus
47.2AppointedFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauTitular Bishop of AncusaBishop Emeritus of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
50.5Ordained BishopJoseph Maria PerniconeTitular Bishop of Hadrianopolis in HonoriadeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
23.5ProfessedJoseph Bernard Louis Willigers, M.H.M. †Member of St. Joseph’s Missionary Society of Mill HillBishop Emeritus of Jinja, Uganda
6 May90.4DiedCyrille Riza (Rizq)Auxiliary Bishop of Damas (Syrian), Syria
7 May64.4AppointedRobert Stephen Dehler, C. R. †Prefect of Bermuda Islands, AntillesVicar Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles
9 May83.9AppointedQuirinus Clement BonefacicTitular Bishop of IoanninaBishop Emeritus of Split-Makarska (Spalato-Macarska), Croatia
83.9RetiredQuirinus Clement BonefacicBishop of Split-Makarska (Spalato-Macarska), CroatiaBishop Emeritus
54.8SucceededPeter Thomas McKeefryCardinal, Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
25.4Ordained PriestFrancis George Adeodatus Micallef, O.C.D.Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kuwait
84.2DiedThomas O’Shea, S.M. †Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
10 May62.5AppointedLuis Concha CórdobaArchbishop of Manizales, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
BornGeorge Palliparampil (Palliparambil), S.D.B.ThattarathattaBishop of Miao, India
83.9DiedIvan Rafael Rodić, O.F.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
11 May52.6AppointedFrancis Joseph GrimshawArchbishop of Birmingham, England, Great Britain
12 May74.5RetiredMathias Leonardus Trudon Brans, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Medan, IndonesiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Medan, Indonesia
66.1DiedWilliam Joseph HafeyBishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
13 May BornJean-Claude Makaya LoembePointe-NoireBishop Emeritus of Pointe-Noire, Congo
55.1DiedTomás Juan Carlos SolariArchbishop of La Plata, Argentina
14 May58.0AppointedBiagio d’AgostinoBishop of Gallipoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Vallo di Lucania, Italy
BornDerek FernandesSirsiBishop of Karwar, India
19 May BornPaul Patrick Chomnycky, O.S.B.M.Vancouver, CanadaBishop of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA
50.6Ordained BishopJean Baptiste Dieter, S.M. †Titular Bishop of IerafiVicar Apostolic of Archipelago of the Navigators {Arcipelago dei Navigatori}, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
62.8DiedJohannes Joseph van der VeldenBishop of Aachen, Germany
21 May46.2AppointedLeo Christopher ByrneAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USACoadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
46.2AppointedLeo Christopher ByrneTitular Bishop of SabadiaCoadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
50.8AppointedJeremiah Francis MinihanAuxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
50.8AppointedJeremiah Francis MinihanTitular Bishop of PaphusAuxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
22 May78.1AppointedCelso Benigno Luigi CostantiniCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
67.1DiedGiovanni GiorgisBishop of Susa, Italy
23 May34.4Ordained PriestDonaldo Chávez NúñezPriest of Managua, NicaraguaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23.3Ordained PriestDomenico Tarcisio Cortese, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea, Italy
54.7Ordained BishopGiuseppe GarneriTitular Bishop of UticaBishop Emeritus of Susa, Italy
25 May47.0Ordained BishopClarence George IssenmannTitular Bishop of PhyteaBishop Emeritus of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
42.4AppointedOscar de OliveiraCoadjutor Bishop of Pouso Alegre, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
42.4AppointedOscar de OliveiraTitular Bishop of Irenopolis in CiliciaArchbishop Emeritus of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornYves-Marie Péan, C.S.C.PilateBishop of Les Gonaïves, Haïti
26 May BornPeter MachadoHonavarBishop of Belgaum, India
44.3Ordained BishopLeonidas Eduardo Proaño VillalbaBishop of Bolivar, EcuadorBishop Emeritus of Riobamba, Ecuador
27 May49.8Ordained BishopLorenzo Bessone, I.M.C. †Bishop of Meru, Kenya
25.9Ordained PriestBernard Francis PappinPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
26.5Ordained PriestAdolphe E. ProulxPriest of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, CanadaBishop of Gatineau-Hull, Québec, Canada
68.2AppointedThomas Joseph ToolenArchbishop (Personal Title) of Mobile-Birmingham, Alabama, USABishop Emeritus of Mobile, Alabama, USA
22.5Ordained PriestUmberto TrammaPriestOfficial of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
28 May BornPaul-André DurocherWindsorArchbishop of Gatineau, Québec, Canada
29 May23.3Ordained PriestJoseph Anthony FiorenzaPriest of Galveston, Texas, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
26.5Ordained PriestThomas Joseph Lobsinger, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
25.9Ordained PriestCharles James McDonnellPriest of Newark, New Jersey, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.8Ordained PriestWilliam Clifford NewmanPriest of Baltimore, Maryland, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
119.0CanonizedSt. Giuseppe Melchiorre SartoPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
30 May BornStephen Arthur JensenNorth VancouverBishop of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
26.0Ordained PriestWolfgang KirchgässnerPriest of Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
31 May BornWładisław BlinSwidwinBishop Emeritus of Vitebsk, Belarus
BornSérgio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp.Regente FeijóArchbishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
38.7AppointedManuel Pereira da CostaAuxiliary Bishop of Paraíba, Paraiba, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
38.7AppointedManuel Pereira da CostaTitular Bishop of TinumBishop Emeritus of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
28.6Ordained PriestJoseph Trinh Chinh TrucPriestBishop Emeritus of Ban Mê Thuôt, Viet Nam
1 Jun33.6AppointedEugênio de Araújo SalesAuxiliary Bishop of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
33.6AppointedEugênio de Araújo SalesTitular Bishop of ThibicaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Jun BornBlaise NzeyimanaButareBishop of Ruyigi, Burundi
3 Jun68.8DiedJames BoyleBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
5 Jun BornJuan-José Aguirre Muñoz, M.C.C.I.Córdoba, SpainBishop of Bangassou, Central African Republic
25.3Ordained PriestThomas Joseph CostelloPriest of Syracuse, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
BornFlávio Giovenale, S.D.B.Murello, ItalyBishop of Santarém, Para, Brazil
26.3Ordained PriestHubert Patrick O’Connor, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
26.7Ordained PriestEdmund Casimir SzokaPriest of Marquette, Michigan, USACardinal, President Emeritus of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
6 Jun73.7AppointedJohn Henry KingArchbishop (Personal Title) of Portsmouth, England, Great BritainBishop
46.7Ordained BishopMario Longo DorniBishop of Pistoia, Italy
28.7Ordained PriestCândido Lorenzo González, O. de M.Priest of Order of Our Lady of MercyBishop Emeritus of São Raimundo Nonato, Piaui, Brazil
8 Jun BornJulius MarandiBelatanrBishop of Dumka, India
59.1AppointedGerald Patrick Aloysius O’HaraApostolic Delegate to Great Britain
9 Jun79.4DiedRuggero BovelliArchbishop of Ferrara, Italy
10 Jun BornSeverino Clasen, O.F.M.IndaiáBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil
58.1AppointedMarcel-Marie-Joseph-Henri-Paul DuboisArchbishop of Besançon, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
11 Jun53.5Ordained BishopJustin Joseph McCarthyTitular Bishop of DoberusBishop of Camden, New Jersey, USA
12 Jun23.6Ordained PriestLino Bortolo BelottiPriest of Bergamo, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23.6Ordained PriestRafael de la Barra Tagle, S.V.D.Priest of Society of the Divine WordPrelate Emeritus of Illapel, Chile
25.0Ordained PriestJames Leonard DoylePriest of London, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
25.8Ordained PriestJoseph John Gerry, O.S.B.Priest of Order of Saint BenedictBishop Emeritus of Portland, Maine, USA
24.4Ordained PriestAmédée (Antoine-Marie) Grab, O.S.B.Priest of Order of Saint BenedictBishop Emeritus of Chur, Switzerland
24.0Ordained PriestDavid Every KonstantPriest of Westminster, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Leeds, England, Great Britain
27.5Ordained PriestJorge Arturo Augustin Medina EstévezPriest of Santiago de ChileCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
23.9Ordained PriestJames Joseph O’BrienPriest of Westminster, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestKevin O’ConnorPriest of Liverpool, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop
27.0Ordained PriestVarkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R. †Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerCardinal, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
13 Jun41.6Ordained BishopLaureano Castán LacomaTitular Bishop of Dalisandus in IsauriaBishop Emeritus of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
67.6Ordained BishopJoseph GoguéArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
65.4Ordained BishopEphrem GoguéArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
23.7Ordained PriestAndré Haddad, B.S.Priest of Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
BornHeiner KochDüsseldorfBishop of Dresden-Meißen (Meissen), Germany
26.1Ordained PriestGeorges Ibrahim Kwaïter, B.S. †Priest of Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Saïda (Sidone) (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
67.7Ordained BishopSouleyman SayeghTitular Bishop of Palaeopolis in AsiaAuxiliary Bishop of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
BornDésiré TsarahazanaAmboangibeArchbishop of Toamasina, Madagascar
14 Jun BornLawrence Pius DorairajChennaiBishop of Dharmapuri, India
16 Jun71.1AppointedMaurice FeltinBishop of France, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
73.4AppointedAlbert LevameApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
18 Jun BornUdumala Bala ShowreddyGhanpur, GudurBishop of Warangal, India
19 Jun34.9Ordained PriestSamuel Emmanuel Carter, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
32.0Ordained PriestFederico O. Escaler, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusPrelate Emeritus of Ipil, Philippines
20 Jun24.3Ordained PriestIstván KonkolyPriest of Szombathely, HungaryBishop Emeritus
25.2Ordained PriestJames McLoughlinPriest of Galway and Kilmacduagh, IrelandBishop Emeritus
23 Jun43.9AppointedJosé Vicente TávoraAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil
43.9AppointedJosé Vicente TávoraTitular Bishop of Prusias ad HypiumArchbishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil
24 Jun45.7Ordained BishopAlphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of RisiniumBishop Emeritus of Berbérati, Central African Republic
47.4Ordained BishopFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauTitular Bishop of AncusaBishop Emeritus of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
25 Jun57.3DiedPablo Mariaselvam, S.D.B. †Bishop of Vellore, India
67.8AppointedHerman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I. †Titular Archbishop of Dercos (Dercus)Archbishop Emeritus of Bloemfontein, South Africa
67.8ResignedHerman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Bloemfontein, South AfricaArchbishop Emeritus
26 Jun BornMatthias HeinrichBerlinAuxiliary Bishop of Berlin, Germany
BornRodolfo Valenzuela NúñezQuetzaltenangoBishop of Verapaz, Cobán, Guatemala
27 Jun49.9AppointedJoseph-Marie-Eugène Bretault, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Koudougou, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
49.9AppointedJoseph-Marie-Eugène Bretault, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of SufetulaBishop Emeritus of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
28.5Ordained PriestJosé Manuel Estepa LlaurensPriest of Madrid, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Spain, Military
22.8Ordained PriestJosé Agustín Ganuza García, O.A.R.Priest of Order of Augustinian RecollectsPrelate Emeritus of Bocas del Toro, Panama
25.9Ordained PriestJames HanniganPriest of Menevia, Wales, Great BritainBishop of Wrexham, Wales, Great Britain
24.5Ordained PriestVictorio Oliver DomingoPriestBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
76.5DiedAlfredo Verzosa y FlorentinBishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines
29 Jun44.6Ordained BishopJosé de Jesús Clemens Alba PalaciosTitular Bishop of AmisusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
26.8Ordained PriestDomenico Amoroso, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Trapani, Italy
41.7Ordained BishopPablo Barrachina EstevanBishop of Orihuela, SpainBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
46.3Ordained BishopLeo Christopher ByrneTitular Bishop of SabadiaCoadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
22.2Ordained PriestHugolino Cerasuolo Stacey, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Loja, Ecuador
30.1Ordained PriestMichel-Gaspard CoppenrathPriest of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)
28.7Ordained PriestFranz Xaver EderPriest of Passau, GermanyBishop Emeritus
25.1Ordained PriestHeinrich FaschingPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sankt Pölten, Austria
BornPedro Joaquin Hernández Cantarero, C.M.F.Jinotepe, NicaraguaVicar Apostolic of Darién, Panama
22.7Ordained PriestHelmut KrätzlPriest of Wien {Vienna}, AustriaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
BornJoseph Mairura OkemwaNyabururuBishop of Kisii, Kenya
23.8ProfessedNorberto Eugenio Conrado Martina, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Argentina, Military
72.8AppointedEdwin Vincent O’HaraArchbishop (Personal Title) of Kansas City, Missouri, USABishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
44.0Ordained BishopJohn J. Reddington, S.M.A. †Bishop of Jos, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
23.1Ordained PriestSimone ScatizziPriestBishop Emeritus of Pistoia, Italy
59.3AppointedNersès TayroyanArchbishop of Baghdad (Armenian), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
30 Jun BornPaulin PomodimoZiendiArchbishop Emeritus of Bangui, Central African Republic
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