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The Year of Our Lord 1956

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar47.7AppointedFlorencio Coronado Romani, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Huancavélica, PeruBishop Emeritus
48.5AppointedLawrence Frederik SchottAuxiliary Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
48.5AppointedLawrence Frederik SchottTitular Bishop of EluzaAuxiliary Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
2 Mar95.5DiedAntonio di TommasoBishop Emeritus of Oria, Italy
65.0AppointedLeón Buenaventura de Uriarte Bengoa, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of San Ramón, Peru
4 Mar75.1DiedVigilio Federico Dalla Zuanna, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Carpi, Italy
87.1DiedEdmund John Aloysius Gleeson, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Maitland, Australia
51.0SucceededJohn Thomas TooheyBishop of Maitland, Australia
5 Mar BornPedro Daniel Martínez PereaMendozaBishop of San Luis, Argentina
BornDonato OliverioCosenzaBishop of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy
42.8AppointedAgnelo RossiBishop of Barra do Piraí, BrazilCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
6 Mar42.9AppointedDoroteo Fernández y FernándezAuxiliary Bishop of Santander, SpainBishop Emeritus of Badajoz, Spain
42.9AppointedDoroteo Fernández y FernándezTitular Bishop of CastabalaBishop Emeritus of Badajoz, Spain
7 Mar57.1Ordained BishopPaul Joseph Girouard, M.S. †Bishop of Morondava, Madagascar
47.6Ordained BishopJohn Fergus O’Grady, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of AspendusBishop Emeritus of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
8 Mar20.4ProfessedAlano Maria Pena, O.P.Member of Order of Friars PreachersArchbishop Emeritus of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Mar40.6AppointedAntónio Cardoso CunhaAuxiliary Bishop of Beja, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Vila Real, Portugal
40.6AppointedAntónio Cardoso CunhaTitular Bishop of Baris in PisidiaBishop Emeritus of Vila Real, Portugal
BornTadeusz PłoskiLidzbark WarminskiBishop of Poland, Military
10 Mar50.5AppointedMartien Antoon JansenBishop of Rotterdam, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedCarlo LivraghiBishop of Veroli-Frosinone, ItalyBishop Emeritus
37.5AppointedGeraldo María de Morais PenidoAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
37.5AppointedGeraldo María de Morais PenidoTitular Bishop of AvissaArchbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
78.4DiedJean-Joseph-Aimé MoussaronArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
55.1AppointedPieter Antoon NiermanBishop of Groningen, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
11 Mar50.8Ordained BishopLuis BaccinoBishop of San José de Mayo, Uruguay
25.5Ordained PriestJohannes Antonius de Kok, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands
58.1Ordained BishopStanislaus TiggaTitular Bishop of AchelousBishop of Raigarh-Ambikapur, India
13 Mar76.5AppointedJules Benjamin JeanmardTitular Bishop of BaretaBishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
76.5RetiredJules Benjamin JeanmardBishop of Lafayette, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
BornJosé PorunnedomAnchiriBishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabarese), India
60.5AppointedMaurice SchexnayderBishop of Lafayette, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
15 Mar39.2AppointedArcângelo Cerqua, P.I.M.E. †Apostolic Administrator of Parintins, Amazonas, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
16 Mar53.9AppointedValérien BélangerAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
53.9AppointedValérien BélangerTitular Bishop of CyreneAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
BornLuis Mariano MontemayorBuenos Aires, ArgentinaApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
17 Mar26.2Ordained PriestAndrea Maria Erba, B.Priest of Clerics Regular of St. PaulBishop Emeritus of Velletri-Segni, Italy
24.6Ordained PriestCharles Victor GrahmannPriest of San Antonio, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Dallas, Texas, USA
25.6Ordained PriestJohn Joseph LeibrechtPriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
25.0Ordained PriestRafael Montiano LimPriestBishop of Boac, Philippines
24.5Ordained PriestRoger Lucien MeindrePriest of Saint-Flour, FranceArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
23.2Ordained PriestIan MurrayPriest of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great Britain
25.2Ordained PriestConcordio Maria SartePriest of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), PhilippinesBishop of Legazpi, Philippines
27.0Ordained PriestJosé C. SorraPriest of Legazpi, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
24.3Ordained PriestAlessandro Staccioli, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-Montalcino, Italy
28.2Ordained PriestJesus Y. VarelaPriestBishop Emeritus of Sorsogon, Philippines
25.1Ordained PriestRicardo Jamin VidalPriest of Lucena, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, Philippines
24.4Ordained PriestJohn Walter YantaPriest of San Antonio, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Amarillo, Texas, USA
18 Mar28.2Ordained PriestOttorino Pietro AlbertiPriest of Nuoro, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
BornJózef GuzdekChoczniaBishop of Poland, Military
BornPaul HendricksBeckenhamAuxiliary Bishop of Southwark, England, Great Britain
19 Mar66.2Ordained BishopRobert Stephen Dehler, C. R. †Titular Bishop of ClazomenaeVicar Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles
49.6AppointedGabriel GanniAuxiliary Bishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Chaldean), LebanonArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
49.6AppointedGabriel GanniTitular Bishop of GargaraArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
21 Mar BornJoseph Charles BamberaCarbondale, PABishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
22 Mar70.9DiedFrancisco de Aquino Correa, S.D.B. †Archbishop of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
23 Mar50.9AppointedManuel Dos Santos RochaTitular Archbishop of MityleneBishop Emeritus of Beja, Portugal
BornEdgar Amine MadiBeit-MeryBishop of Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo (Maronite), Sao Paulo, Brazil
31.3Ordained PriestDon Sylvester WewitavidanelagePriestBishop Emeritus of Galle, Sri Lanka
24 Mar BornGabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D.AccraVicar Apostolic of Donkorkrom, Ghana
43.5AppointedElias MchondeAuxiliary Bishop of Dar-es-Salaam, TanzaniaBishop of Mahenge, Tanzania
43.5AppointedElias MchondeTitular Bishop of AdraaBishop of Mahenge, Tanzania
44.0AppointedEdward Francis Joseph Schlotterback, O.S.F.S. †Vicar Apostolic of Keetmanshoop, NamibiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
44.0AppointedEdward Francis Joseph Schlotterback, O.S.F.S. †Titular Bishop of BalaneaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Keetmanshoop, Namibia
25 Mar41.4Ordained BishopAndré Perraudin, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of CataquasBishop Emeritus of Kabgayi, Rwanda
26 Mar BornTerry Ronald LaValleyPlattsburgh, NYBishop of Ogdensburg, New York, USA
23.8Ordained PriestAntonio Racelis RañolaPriest of Lucena, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cebu, Philippines
27 Mar50.6AppointedAntonio Oña de EchaveAuxiliary Bishop of Lugo, SpainBishop Emeritus
50.6AppointedAntonio Oña de EchaveTitular Bishop of DystisBishop Emeritus of Lugo, Spain
23.7Ordained PriestIñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P.Priest of Congregation of the PassionBishop Emeritus of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
28 Mar45.7AppointedJosé Filípe do Carmo ColaçoBishop of Santiago de Cabo VerdeBishop Emeritus
1 Apr24.7Ordained PriestAntonio Dorado SotoPriestBishop Emeritus of Málaga, Spain
23.0Ordained PriestMichel-Joseph-Gérard Gagnon, M. Afr. †Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop of Laghouat, Algeria
BornDimas Lara BarbosaBoa EsperançaArchbishop of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
21.4ProfessedJoão Maria Messi, O.S.M.Member of Order of Friar Servants of MaryBishop Emeritus of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Apr BornJohannes BündgensEschweilerAuxiliary Bishop of Aachen, Germany
70.1DiedJean-Joseph-Georges Deymier, C.M. †Archbishop of Hangzhou [Hangchow], China
24.7Ordained PriestPablo Puente BucesPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Great Britain
BornJosé Francisco Rezende DiasBrasópolisArchbishop of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
31.3Ordained PriestAlphonse-Marie Runiga MusanganyaPriestBishop Emeritus of Mahagi-Nioka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
3 Apr31.2Ordained PriestGabriel KihimbarePriestAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Kitega, Burundi
4 Apr66.6AppointedGeorge BrunnerBishop of Middlesbrough, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
49.0AppointedEgidio NegrinArchbishop (Personal Title) of Treviso, ItalyBishop
BornMichael Odogwu ElueUte-OgbejeBishop of Issele-Uku, Nigeria
6 Apr52.6AppointedRichard Henry Ackerman, C.S.Sp. †Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, California, USABishop Emeritus of Covington, Kentucky, USA
52.6AppointedRichard Henry Ackerman, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of LaresBishop Emeritus of Covington, Kentucky, USA
7 Apr53.8AppointedJesús Serrano Pastor, C.M.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Darién, PanamaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
53.8AppointedJesús Serrano Pastor, C.M.F. †Titular Bishop of HypselisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Darién, Panama
8 Apr25.7Ordained PriestOrlando Octacílio Dotti, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
23.1Ordained PriestKelvin Edward FelixPriestCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles
42.4Ordained BishopHeinrich ForerTitular Bishop of MemphisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bolzano-Bressanone {Bozen-Brixen}, Italy
9 Apr56.7AppointedGiuseppe CarraroBishop of Vittorio Veneto, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Verona, Italy
54.3AppointedMiguel Nóvoa FuenteAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
54.3AppointedMiguel Nóvoa FuenteTitular Bishop of ChytriAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
10 Apr BornJames Naanman Daman, O.S.A.KwaBishop of Shendam, Nigeria
11 Apr51.7AppointedAlden John BellAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USABishop Emeritus of Sacramento, California, USA
51.7AppointedAlden John BellTitular Bishop of RhodopolisBishop Emeritus of Sacramento, California, USA
48.0AppointedThomas Edward GillAuxiliary Bishop of Seattle, Washington, USA
48.0AppointedThomas Edward GillTitular Bishop of LambaesisAuxiliary Bishop of Seattle, Washington, USA
13 Apr53.9AppointedRoger André Marcel JohanBishop of Agen, FranceBishop Emeritus
15 Apr BornManuel da Silva Rodrigues LindaPausBishop of Portugal, Military
23.5Ordained PriestDaniel Camille Victor Marie LabillePriestBishop Emeritus of Créteil, France
28.4Ordained PriestPierre-Célestin NkouPriest of Douala, CameroonBishop of Sangmélima, Cameroon
42.9Ordained BishopAgnelo RossiBishop of Barra do Piraí, BrazilCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
46.2Ordained BishopFidel Mario Tubino MongilardiTitular Bishop of CernitzaAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
17 Apr BornGeorge Jonathan DodoZuturung MagoBishop of Zaria, Nigeria
50.2AppointedLouis Henri Marie FerrandCoadjutor Archbishop of Tours, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
50.2AppointedLouis Henri Marie FerrandTitular Archbishop of CyrrhusArchbishop Emeritus of Tours, France
BornJan OzgaWola Ranizowska, PolandBishop of Doumé-Abong’ Mbang, Cameroon
18 Apr BornEdward Tamba CharlesKainkorduArchbishop of Freetown, Sierra Leone
20 Apr71.2AppointedFrançois-Xavier Lacoursière, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of AmadassaBishop Emeritus of Mbarara, Uganda
71.2ResignedFrançois-Xavier Lacoursière, M. Afr. †Bishop of Mbarara, UgandaBishop Emeritus
21 Apr42.1SelectedJoão (Jean) Chedid, O.M.M. †Patriarchal VicarBishop Emeritus of Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo (Maronite), Sao Paulo, Brazil
40.7SelectedMichael DoumithBishop of Tyr (Maronite), LebanonBishop of Sarba (Maronite), Lebanon
66.1DiedEdward Joseph KellyBishop of Boise City, Idaho, USA
36.4SelectedJoseph KhouryAuxiliary Bishop of Ptolemais in Phoenicia dei MaronitiArchbishop of Tyr (Maronite), Lebanon
BornRaphael ThattilTrichurAuxiliary Bishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), India
22 Apr47.9Ordained BishopFlorencio Coronado Romani, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Huancavélica, PeruBishop Emeritus
54.8Ordained BishopVittorio LongoTitular Bishop of LorymaAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
25.2Ordained PriestBernard Louis Auguste Paul PanafieuPriest of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Marseille, France
54.9Ordained BishopLuigi RinaldiBishop of San Marco e Bisignano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
25 Apr68.3DiedGyula CzapikArchbishop of Eger, Hungary
75.0DiedGeorges-Clément-Joseph-Edouard JacquinBishop of Moulins, France
28 Apr26.3Ordained PriestNorbert Mary Leonard James Dorsey, C.P. †Priest of Congregation of the PassionBishop Emeritus of Orlando, Florida, USA
29 Apr56.6Ordained BishopCarlo LivraghiBishop of Veroli-Frosinone, ItalyBishop Emeritus
50.5AppointedFrancis William Markall, S.J. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Salisbury, ZimbabweArchbishop Emeritus
50.5AppointedFrancis William Markall, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of CotyaeumArchbishop Emeritus of Salisbury, Zimbabwe
41.0AppointedRudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Hollandia, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Djajapura, Indonesia
41.0AppointedRudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of MosynopolisBishop Emeritus of Djajapura, Indonesia
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