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The Year of Our Lord 1955

Bishop Events

November to December


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Nov28.4Ordained PriestAntonio Arellano DuránPriest of San Carlos de VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
BornRafael BiernaskiCuritibaAuxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
46.6Ordained BishopDomenico EnriciTitular Archbishop of AncusaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
2 NovBornAmbrose MadthaBelthangady, IndiaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
3 Nov BornJoseph Son Sam-seokPusanAuxiliary Bishop of Busan {Pusan}, Korea (South)
4 Nov BornMauro Meacci, O.S.B.PisaAbbot of Subiaco, Italy
5 Nov43.4AppointedAvelar Brandão VilelaArchbishop of Teresina, Piaui, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
BornMisael Vacca RamirezSomondocoBishop of Yopal, Colombia
56.1InstalledEnrique RauBishop of Resistencia, ArgentinaBishop of Mar del Plata, Argentina
7 Nov38.3AppointedJosé de Almeida Batista PereiraBishop of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornKurt Richard BurnetteFakenham, England, Great BritainBishop of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USA
51.2AppointedCesario D’Amato, O.S.B. †Abbot of San Paolo fuori le Mura, ItalyAbbot Emeritus
51.2AppointedCesario D’Amato, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of Sebaste in CiliciaAbbot Emeritus of San Paolo fuori le Mura, Italy
56.9AppointedPaul Joseph Girouard, M.S. †Bishop of Morondava, Madagascar
57.8AppointedStanislaus TiggaCoadjutor Bishop of Raigarh-Ambikapur, IndiaBishop
57.8AppointedStanislaus TiggaTitular Bishop of AchelousBishop of Raigarh-Ambikapur, India
41.9AppointedLouis Van Steene, M. Afr. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
41.9AppointedLouis Van Steene, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of BennefaArchbishop Emeritus of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
11 Nov BornGregory John MansourFlint, MIBishop of Saint Maron of Brooklyn (Maronite), New York, USA
13 Nov40.7Ordained BishopAristide Pirovano, P.I.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Hadriani ad OlympumPrelate Emeritus of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
40.5Ordained BishopJoseph Albert Rosario, M.S.F.S. †Bishop of Amravati, IndiaBishop Emeritus
42.7AppointedMatija ZvekanovicTitular Bishop of BurcaBishop Emeritus of Subotica, Serbia
14 Nov83.8DiedNicolas DobrecićArchbishop of Bar (Antivari), Montenegro
BornPhilip Anthony EganAltrinchamBishop of Portsmouth, England, Great Britain
45.9AppointedAntonio José PlazaArchbishop of La Plata, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
44.7SucceededAleksandar TokicArchbishop of Bar (Antivari), Montenegro
15 Nov BornAugustin TraoréBanakouruBishop of Ségou, Mali
16 Nov71.4DiedTheodos (Peter) Schall, O.S.B. †Apostolic Administrator Emeritus of Eshowe, South Africa
18 NovAppointedManuel Gomez Frande, O.C.D. †Prefect of San Miguel de Sucumbíos, Ecuador
19 Nov BornMiguel Maury BuendíaMadrid, SpainApostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan
20 Nov43.5Ordained BishopGérard-Paul-Louis-Marie de Milleville, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Conakry {Konakry}, GuineaArchbishop Emeritus
51.0Ordained BishopFrançois-Marie-Joseph PoirierArchbishop of Port-au-Prince, HaïtiArchbishop Emeritus
25.3Ordained PriestJosé Vittorio TommasíPriestBishop of Nueve de Julio, Argentina
43.2Ordained BishopIreneus Wien DudTitular Bishop of BarcususArchbishop Emeritus of Juba, South Sudan
21 Nov41.9AppointedThomas MongoAuxiliary Bishop of Douala, CameroonBishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedThomas MongoTitular Bishop of BotrianaBishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
27.5Ordained PriestPierre Mouallem, S.M.S.P.Priest of Società dei Missionari di San Paolo (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Akka [San Giovanni d’Acri; Tolemaide] (Melkite Greek), Israel
BornThomas Antonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C.AdoorCurial Bishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
76.9AppointedEvangelista Latino Enrico Vanni, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Archbishop of BizyaArchbishop Emeritus of Agra, India
76.9RetiredEvangelista Latino Enrico Vanni, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop of Agra, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
22 Nov83.8DiedThomas ShineBishop of Middlesbrough, England, Great Britain
23 Nov78.7DiedHermann Wilhelm BerningBishop of Osnabrück, Germany
59.2Ordained BishopThomas Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Furnos MaiorBishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
24 Nov59.3AppointedGeorges-Stanislas-Jean BéjotAuxiliary Bishop of Reims, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
75.2DiedLeopoldo Díaz y EscuderoBishop of Chilapa, Guerrero, México
42.3AppointedNarciso Jubany ArnauAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
42.3AppointedNarciso Jubany ArnauTitular Bishop of Orthosias in PhoeniciaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
BornFrancesco MarinoCesaBishop of Avellino, Italy
79.6DiedMichael Wasaburo UrakawaBishop Emeritus of Sendai, Japan
27 Nov51.3Ordained BishopCesario D’Amato, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of Sebaste in CiliciaAbbot Emeritus of San Paolo fuori le Mura, Italy
28 Nov51.5AppointedGeorge Andrew Beck, A.A. †Bishop of Salford, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
54.8SucceededAmbrose RayappanArchbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
30 Nov70.9DiedJean Elie El-HageArchbishop of Damas (Maronite), Syria
44.9Ordained BishopPaul EtogaTitular Bishop of CyparissiaBishop Emeritus of Mbalmayo, Cameroon
60.0AppointedCelestino Miguel Fernández Pérez, O.F.M. †Bishop of San Marcos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
44.9AppointedCostantino Cristiano Luna Pianegonda, O.F.M. †Bishop of Zacapa, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
40.6AppointedLuis Manresa Formosa, S.J. †Bishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
45.2Ordained BishopPaul Nguyên Van BinhTitular Bishop of AgnusArchbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
49.7Ordained BishopSimon Hoa Nguyên-van HienTitular Bishop of SagalassusBishop of Ðà Lat, Viet Nam
61.7AppointedBernard Patrick WallBishop of Brentwood, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
1 Dec42.4AppointedFrancis Anthony MarroccoAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaBishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
42.4AppointedFrancis Anthony MarroccoTitular Bishop of LimnaeBishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2 Dec BornBernard Taiji KatsuyaMuroran-HokkaidoBishop of Sapporo, Japan
48.2AppointedRamón Masnou BoixedaBishop of Vic, SpainBishop Emeritus
3 Dec84.6DiedMarcellino António Maria FrancoBishop of Faro {Algarve}, Portugal
63.0AppointedPhilip Joseph FurlongAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
63.0AppointedPhilip Joseph FurlongTitular Bishop of AraxaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
50.6AppointedStephen Aloysius LevenAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas, USA
50.6AppointedStephen Aloysius LevenTitular Bishop of BureBishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas, USA
40.0SucceededFrancisco Rendeiro, O.P. †Bishop of Faro {Algarve}, PortugalBishop of Coimbra, Portugal
4 Dec BornYasser Hanna AyyashShatanaArchbishop of Petra e Filadelfia (Melkite Greek), Jordan
24.9Ordained PriestDomingo Salvador CastagnaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Corrientes, Argentina
BornRenato Pine MayugbaSampalocBishop of Laoag, Philippines
39.7Ordained BishopJosé Manuel Santos Ascarza, O.C.D. †Bishop of Valdivia, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
8 Dec22.6Ordained PriestGiuseppe ChiarettiPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
28.3Ordained PriestEduardo Herrera RieraPriest of Barquisimeto, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus of Carora, Venezuela
24.0Ordained PriestHomero Leite MeiraPriestBishop Emeritus of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil
41.3AppointedYouhanna Nueir, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Luqsor {Tebe} (Coptic), EgyptBishop Emeritus of Assiut {Lycopolis} (Coptic), Egypt
41.3AppointedYouhanna Nueir, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of PhatanusBishop Emeritus of Assiut {Lycopolis} (Coptic), Egypt
25.6Ordained PriestJosé da Silva ChavesPriest of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.3AppointedEustace John Smith, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Beirut {Bairut}, LebanonVicar Apostolic Emeritus
47.3AppointedEustace John Smith, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Apamea CibotusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Beirut {Bairut}, Lebanon
25.5Ordained PriestAntônio Soares CostaPriest of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBishop of Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil
9 Dec83.5DiedGiuseppe NogaraArchbishop of Udine, Italy
47.4AppointedJosé Terceiro de SousaAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
47.4AppointedJosé Terceiro de SousaTitular Bishop of LetopolisBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
47.4ResignedJosé Terceiro de SousaBishop of Caetité, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
12 Dec79.9DiedJean-Baptiste Claudel, C.SS.R. †Vicar Apostolic of Reyes, Bolivia
BornAlfred Leonhard MalumaLukaniBishop of Njombe, Tanzania
39.7InstalledJosé Manuel Santos Ascarza, O.C.D. †Bishop of Valdivia, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
16 Dec BornAndrés Carrascosa CosoCuenca, SpainApostolic Nuncio to Panama
17 Dec26.0Ordained PriestRamón Buxarrais VenturaPriestBishop Emeritus of Málaga, Spain
24.6Ordained PriestOscar Rolando Cantuarias PastorPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Piura, Peru
26.6Ordained PriestMiguel Delgado Avila, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Venezuela
26.6Ordained PriestMichael Bosco DuraisamyPriestBishop of Salem, India
25.7Ordained PriestFrancis Joseph GossmanPriest of Baltimore, Maryland, USABishop Emeritus of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
27.6Ordained PriestFrançois GourguillonPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Reims, France
24.5Ordained PriestPiotr HemperekPriest of Lublin, PolandAuxiliary Bishop of Lublin, Poland
27.9Ordained PriestJosé Vicente Henriquez Andueza, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Maracay, Venezuela
27.2Ordained PriestSilas Silvius NjiruPriest of Meru, KenyaBishop Emeritus
46.0InstalledAntonio José PlazaArchbishop of La Plata, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
76.7DiedFrancis Tiburtius Roche, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Tuticorin, India
26.9Ordained PriestAntonio Ignacio Velasco Garcia, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoCardinal, Archbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
25.6Ordained PriestWilliam Joseph WinterPriest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
18 Dec60.8AppointedLorenzo Bereciartúa y BalerdiBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, SpainBishop of San Sebastián, Spain
19 Dec52.0AppointedMiguel Saturnino Aurrecoechea Palacios, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Machiques, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
52.0AppointedMiguel Saturnino Aurrecoechea Palacios, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of DolicheVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Machiques, Venezuela
50.2AppointedArgimiro Alvaro García Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
50.2AppointedArgimiro Alvaro García Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of CoropissusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Tucupita, Venezuela
57.9AppointedPablo Gúrpide BeopeBishop of Bilbao, Spain
47.4AppointedJohn Fergus O’Grady, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
47.4AppointedJohn Fergus O’Grady, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of AspendusBishop Emeritus of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
41.2AppointedAndré Perraudin, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Kabgayi, RwandaBishop Emeritus of Kabgayi, Rwanda
41.2AppointedAndré Perraudin, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of CataquasBishop Emeritus of Kabgayi, Rwanda
45.3AppointedClaude Rolland, M.S. †Bishop of Antsirabé, Madagascar
20 Dec25.9Ordained PriestJames Masilamony Arul DasPriest of Ootacamund, IndiaArchbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India
50.6AppointedLuis BaccinoBishop of San José de Mayo, Uruguay
56.3AppointedJosé Maria CavalleroBishop of Melo, UruguayBishop of Minas, Uruguay
60.0AppointedMiguel Darío Miranda y GómezCoadjutor Archbishop of México, Federal DistrictCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
60.0AppointedMiguel Darío Miranda y GómezTitular Archbishop of SelymbriaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
24.8Ordained PriestPeter Paul PrabhuPriest of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), IndiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Zimbabwe
54.8ResignedRoberto RoncaPrelate of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, ItalyPrelate Emeritus
21 Dec24.5Ordained PriestLaurence ForristalPriest of Ossory, IrelandBishop Emeritus
27.3Ordained PriestKuriakose KunnacherryPriest of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India
28.0Ordained PriestMaurice Rigobert Marie-SaintePriest of Fort-de-France (e Saint Pierre), Martinique, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus
29.2Ordained PriestAlbert NdongmoPriestBishop Emeritus of Nkongsamba, Cameroon
25.8Ordained PriestRobert John RosePriest of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
22 Dec46.3AppointedJohn Louis MorkovskyAuxiliary Bishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
46.3AppointedJohn Louis MorkovskyTitular Bishop of HieronBishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
23 Dec BornLuiz Fernando Lisboa, C.P.Marques de Valença, BrazilBishop of Pemba, Mozambique
24 Dec24.7Ordained PriestJoseph Wang Yu-jungPriest of Taipei, TaiwanBishop Emeritus of Taichung, Taiwan
25 Dec BornRobert Christopher NdlovuTshongokweArchbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
27 Dec57.5DiedHugh John O’NeillCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Dunedin, New Zealand
29 Dec27.4ProfessedRonald Philippe Bär, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictBishop Emeritus of Rotterdam, Netherlands
31 Dec BornJaime SotoInglewoodBishop of Sacramento, California, USA

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