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The Year of Our Lord 1955

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownAppointedMartin Bodewes, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Bangassou, Central African Republic
DiedJoseph du Bouchet, S.J. †Prefect of Fort-Lamy, Chad
44.5AppointedGabriel Paulino Bueno Couto, O. Carm. †Auxiliary Bishop of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ResignedGiovanni Giannetti da Fivizzano, O.F.M. Cap. †Superior of Trabzon, Turkey
18.4ProfessedIgnacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth.Member of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of BétharramBishop Emeritus of Encarnación, Paraguay
45.9AppointedRafael González EstradaAuxiliary Bishop of GuatemalaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
42.2ResignedDominique Hoàng-van-Doàn, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Bac Ninh, Viet NamBishop of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam
DiedFrancis Xavier Ichitaro IdeguchiPrefect of Kagoshima, Japan
BornDavid Kamau Ng’ang’aKiambuAuxiliary Bishop of Nairobi, Kenya
17.6ProfessedAlois Kothgasser, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop Emeritus of Salzburg, Austria
AppointedJoseph Landreau, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Saint-Louis du Sénégal
21.8ProfessedBernard Mohlalisi, O.M.I.Member of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateArchbishop Emeritus of Maseru, Lesotho
41.6AppointedOthon MottaAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
19.1ProfessedReynald Rouleau, O.M.I.Member of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Churchill-Baie d’Hudson, Manitoba, Canada
BornJean-Baptiste TiamaNazarBishop of Sikasso, Mali
43.5AppointedJuan Bautista Velasco Díaz, O.P. †Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy], China
1 Jan BornMark Leonard BartchakCleveland, OHBishop of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
49.9AppointedVictor Bazin, M.E.P. †Archbishop of Rangoon, MyanmarArchbishop Emeritus
75.6AppointedAston Ignatius (Sebastian Joseph) Chichester, S.J. †Archbishop of Salisbury, ZimbabweArchbishop Emeritus
47.8AppointedAndré Creemers, O.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
47.8AppointedAndré Creemers, O.S.C. †Titular Bishop of BelabiteneBishop Emeritus of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
66.5AppointedAlbert-Pierre Falière, M.E.P. †Archbishop of Mandalay, MyanmarArchbishop Emeritus
55.2AppointedFernando Guercilena, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Kengtung, MyanmarBishop Emeritus
44.4AppointedAloysius Haene, S.M.B. †Bishop of Gwelo, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus
42.8AppointedLouis-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Julliard, S.M. †Vicar Apostolic of New Hebrides {Isole Nouve Ebridi}, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)
42.8AppointedLouis-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Julliard, S.M. †Titular Bishop of VulturiaBishop Emeritus of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)
66.0AppointedAlfredo Lanfranconi, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Toungoo, Myanmar
37.8AppointedGeorge Maung KyawBishop of Bassein, Myanmar
49.0AppointedThomas McGettrick, S.P.S. †Bishop of Ogoja, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Abakaliki, Nigeria
49.7AppointedAdolph Gregory Schmitt, C.M.M. †Bishop of Bulawayo, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus
47.8AppointedAntoine Henri van den Hurk, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Medan, IndonesiaArchbishop Emeritus of Medan, Indonesia
47.8AppointedAntoine Henri van den Hurk, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of PhelbesArchbishop Emeritus of Medan, Indonesia
2 Jan48.3Ordained BishopAlfredo BrunieraTitular Archbishop of Claudiopolis in HonoriadeVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
4 Jan73.6DiedVittore Rosario FernandesBishop of Mangalore, India
54.2SucceededBasil Salvador Theodore PeresBishop of Mangalore, India
5 Jan BornGiovanni d’AnielloAversa, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
48.6AppointedAntonio Rosario MennonnaBishop of Muro Lucano, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Nardò, Italy
7 Jan54.0ResignedGiuseppe BurzioApostolic Nuncio to CubaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
8 Jan56.7DiedJames ColbertVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
BornBrian Joseph DunnSaint John’s, NewfoundlandBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
10 Jan43.4AppointedFrancisco Peralta y BallabrigaBishop of Vitoria, SpainBishop Emeritus
12 Jan BornDieudonné BogmisNyanonBishop of Eséka, Cameroon
14 Jan31.1Solemn ProfessedSofron Stefan Wasyl Mudry, O.S.B.M. †Member of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)Bishop Emeritus of Ivano-Frankivsk [Stanisławów] (Ukrainian), Ukraine
15 Jan50.1DiedTitu Liviu ChinezuAuxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
26.6Ordained PriestJosé Trinidad Medel PérezPriest of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Durango, México
16 Jan49.6Ordained BishopLuigi PunzoloTitular Archbishop of SebasteaApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Velletri, Italy
17 Jan BornPietro ParolinSchiavon, ItalyCardinal, Secretary of State
18 Jan53.3Ordained BishopMalcolm Angus MacEachernBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaBishop Emeritus
46.9Ordained BishopDelfín Quesada CastroBishop of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
49.3Ordained BishopJean-Édouard-Lucien RuppTitular Bishop of Arca in PhoeniciaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
BornJesús Sanz Montes, O.F.M.MadridArchbishop of Oviedo, Spain
60.8DiedSeverios Giuseppe ValakuzhyilBishop of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankarese), India
19 Jan69.7AppointedPio de Freitas Silveira, C.M. †Titular Bishop of VoncariaBishop Emeritus of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
69.7ResignedPio de Freitas Silveira, C.M. †Bishop of Joinville, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
77.2DiedAnton ScharnaglAuxiliary Bishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
82.9AppointedThomas ShineArchbishop (Personal Title) of Middlesbrough, England, Great BritainBishop
23 Jan44.2AppointedJean-Ernest MénardBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), France
25 Jan26.2Ordained PriestGiovanni Battista Franzoni, O.S.B.Priest of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus of San Paolo fuori le Mura, Italy
17.3ProfessedStephen Naidoo, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa
57.7AppointedAndré-Jean-Baptiste PiogerAuxiliary Bishop of Sées, FranceBishop Emeritus
57.7AppointedAndré-Jean-Baptiste PiogerTitular Bishop of TremithusBishop Emeritus of Sées, France
26 Jan BornJohn Yaw AfoakwaAkrokerryBishop of Obuasi, Ghana
27 Jan45.9AppointedAthanasios Cheriyan PolachirakalBishop of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankarese), India
39.0AppointedBenedict Varghese Gregorios Thangalathil, O.I.C. †Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
28 Jan74.9DiedPjetër DemaTitular Bishop of Apollonias
49.2ResignedMarcel-François Lefebvre, C.S.Sp. †Apostolic Administrator of Saint-Louis du SénégalBishop Emeritus of Tulle, France
30 Jan41.8Ordained BishopOtàvio Barbosa AguiarTitular Bishop of GergisBishop Emeritus of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, Brazil
52.5Ordained BishopEugenio Beitia AldazabalTitular Bishop of TamiathisBishop Emeritus of Santander, Spain
1 Feb54.0AppointedGiuseppe AmiciBishop of Cesena, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy
2 Feb25.0Ordained PriestJohn Patrick BolesPriest of Boston, Massachusetts, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
88.3AppointedEugenio GiambroTitular Archbishop of CypselaBishop Emeritus of Nicastro, Italy
88.3RetiredEugenio GiambroBishop of Nicastro, ItalyBishop Emeritus
56.3SucceededVincenzo Maria JaconoBishop of Nicastro, ItalyBishop Emeritus
42.4Ordained BishopCharles Garrett MaloneyTitular Bishop of CapsaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
3 Feb50.1SucceededGérard-Marie CoderreBishop of Saint-Jean-de-Québec, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
69.6DiedPaul-Ernest-Anastase ForgetBishop of Saint-Jean-de-Québec, Québec, Canada
4 Feb69.0DiedJules Halbert, S.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of New Hebrides {Isole Nouve Ebridi}, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)
44.0AppointedCyprien-Louis-Pierre-Clément TourelAuxiliary Bishop of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), FranceBishop Emeritus
44.0AppointedCyprien-Louis-Pierre-Clément TourelTitular Bishop of ThuburnicaBishop Emeritus of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), France
5 Feb45.1AppointedNicholas Thomas ElkoApostolic Administrator of United States of America (Ruthenian), PennsylvaniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
45.1AppointedNicholas Thomas ElkoTitular Bishop of ApolloniasAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
6 Feb45.0AppointedFrancisco Nunes TeixeiraBishop of Quelimane, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedJoão de Souza Lima, O. Cist. †Bishop of Nazaré, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
25.7Ordained PriestPedro Lisímaco de Jesús Vílchez VílchezPriest of Matagalpa, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus of Jinotega, Nicaragua
7 Feb BornJosé Leopoldo González GonzálezCañadasAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
BornRomuald KamińskiJanówkaAuxiliary Bishop of Ełk, Poland
9 Feb BornAntonios Aziz MinaMinya, EgyptBishop of Guizeh (Coptic), Egypt
10 Feb BornJorge Eduardo LozanoBuenos AiresBishop of Gualeguaychú, Argentina
11 Feb50.5Ordained BishopGiuseppe FenocchioBishop of Pontremoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
44.9Ordained BishopClovis Joseph Thibauld (Thibault), P.M.E. †Titular Bishop of CanathaArchbishop Emeritus of Davao, Philippines
12 Feb51.0AppointedRoger Jean Fernand MichonBishop of Chartres, France
13 Feb25.7Ordained PriestOsório Bebber, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
40.8Ordained BishopEmilio Benavent EscuínTitular Bishop of CercinaBishop Emeritus of Spain, Military
BornCastor Paul MsemwaKituliraBishop of Tunduru-Masasi, Tanzania
15 Feb85.6DiedAlfonso FerrandinaAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
BornZbigņev StankevičsLejasciemaArchbishop of Riga, Latvia
17 Feb BornFrancesco CavinaFaenzaBishop of Carpi, Italy
18 Feb67.5ResignedAlphonse Charles Kirmann, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Sassandra, Côte d’IvoireVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.3AppointedJohann Wember, M.S.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale}Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.3AppointedJohann Wember, M.S.F. †Titular Bishop of VasadaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale}
21 Feb BornBernardo Miguel Bastres Florence, S.D.B.Santiago de ChileBishop of Punta Arenas, Chile
52.9AppointedLeo Aloysius PursleyApostolic Administrator of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USABishop Emeritus of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, USA
74.3AppointedFélix RoederTitular Bishop of AnthedonBishop Emeritus of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), France
74.3RetiredFélix RoederBishop of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), FranceBishop Emeritus
75.4AppointedGiovanni SismondoTitular Archbishop of MarcianopolisBishop Emeritus of Pontremoli, Italy
23 Feb BornGiuseppe SciaccaCatania, ItalyOfficial of the Apostolic Signatura
25 Feb41.6AppointedFrancis ChanBishop of Penang, Malaysia
57.7AppointedWillem Petrus Bartholomaeus Cobben, S.C.I. †Bishop of Helsinki, FinlandBishop Emeritus
43.4AppointedPaul Dumouchel, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Keewatin, Manitoba, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, Canada
43.4AppointedPaul Dumouchel, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of SufesArchbishop Emeritus of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, Canada
53.1AppointedAndré Lefèbvre, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
53.1AppointedAndré Lefèbvre, S.J. †Titular Bishop of RaphaneaBishop Emeritus of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
51.1AppointedJoseph Asjiro SatowakiBishop of Kagoshima, JapanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Nagasaki, Japan
45.5AppointedDominic Aloysius VendargonBishop of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArchbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
26 Feb82.5DiedLuis Adriano Díaz MeloBishop Emeritus of Cali, Colombia
27 Feb BornStanislav StolárikRožnavaAuxiliary Bishop of Košice, Slovakia
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