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The Year of Our Lord 1959

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar35.6AppointedJulio González Ruiz, S.D.B. †Bishop of Puno, PeruBishop Emeritus
BornPablo Virgilio Siongco DavidBetis, GuaguaAuxiliary Bishop of San Fernando, Philippines
3 Mar74.5DiedJoseph Clement WillgingBishop of Pueblo, Colorado, USA
4 Mar BornJoseph Ha Chi-shing, O.F.M.Hong KongAuxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], China
5 Mar BornJózef GórzyńskiŻelechówAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
62.4DiedDenys Pierre HindiéArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Syrian), Syria
49.5AppointedPaul Piché, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
49.5AppointedPaul Piché, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of OrcistusBishop Emeritus of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
7 Mar24.4ProfessedBernard Rooney, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus of New Norcia, Australia
8 Mar44.1Ordained BishopCustódio Alvim PereiraTitular Bishop of NepteArchbishop Emeritus of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
49.5Ordained BishopManuel Fernández-Conde y García del RebollarBishop of Córdoba, Spain
10 Mar BornJosé Luis Escobar AlasSan SalvadorArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
12 Mar45.8AppointedSebastiano BaggioApostolic Delegate to CanadaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
54.5AppointedJosé María Bueno y MonrealCardinal-Priest of Santi Vito, Modesto e CrescenziaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
75.6AppointedFernando CentoCardinal-Priest of Sant’EustachioCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
BornFabio FabeneRomaOfficial of the Synod of Bishops
52.2AppointedAntonio RavagliCoadjutor Bishop of Modigliana, ItalyBishop Emeritus
51.6AppointedEmilio Tagle CovarrubiasTitular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad NestumBishop Emeritus of Valparaíso, Chile
29.6Ordained PriestPeter ThuruthikonamPriest of Vijayapuram, IndiaBishop Emeritus
45.8AppointedAngelo ZambarbieriCoadjutor Bishop of Guastalla, ItalyBishop
45.8AppointedAngelo ZambarbieriTitular Bishop of SitaBishop of Guastalla, Italy
13 Mar52.3ConfirmedPaul II CheikhoPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
77.9DiedPierre-Jean-Marie-Louis Peurois, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Rabat, Morocco
49.5AppointedRobert Emmet TracyAuxiliary Bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
49.5AppointedRobert Emmet TracyTitular Bishop of SergentzaBishop Emeritus of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
14 Mar39.1Ordained PriestFrancis Xavier Hsu Chen-PingPriest of Hong Kong [Xianggang], ChinaBishop
24.4Ordained PriestBenito CocchiPriest of Bologna, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
24.5Ordained PriestRamiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Machiques, Venezuela
54.7AppointedHenri-Martin-Félix JennyAuxiliary Bishop of Cambrai, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
54.7AppointedHenri-Martin-Félix JennyTitular Bishop of LycaoniaArchbishop Emeritus of Cambrai, France
25.4Ordained PriestCelso José Pinto da SilvaPriest of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
54.4AppointedSalvatore SiinoApostolic Nuncio to Philippines
28.7Ordained PriestJesus B. TuquibPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
15 Mar24.8Ordained PriestGiuseppe MatarresePriestBishop Emeritus of Frascati, Italy
16 Mar49.5AppointedJorge Francisco Mosquera Barreiro, O.F.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Zamora, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
17 Mar BornCharles Jason GordonPort of SpainBishop of Bridgetown, Barbados, Antilles
52.6Ordained BishopPieter Jan Antoon MoorsBishop of Roermond, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
46.2AppointedPierre Pham TânCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Thanh Hóa, Viet NamBishop of Thanh Hóa, Viet Nam
46.2AppointedPierre Pham TânTitular Bishop of Iustinianopolis in GalatiaBishop of Thanh Hóa, Viet Nam
18 Mar BornEduardo Cirilo Carmona Ortega, C.O.R.C.Mexico CityBishop of Parral, Chihuahua, México
38.5Ordained BishopJohn Neil CullinaneTitular Bishop of FlumenzerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
30.4Ordained PriestGiuseppe Pittau, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusSecretary Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
49.7InstalledJohn Joseph WrightBishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USACardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
19 Mar61.8Ordained BishopJames Joseph GerrardTitular Bishop of FormaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
39.1Ordained BishopJohn Jobst, S.A.C. †Titular Bishop of PitanaeBishop Emeritus of Broome, Australia
48.3Ordained BishopJean KarroumBishop of Hassaké (Syrian), SyriaArchbishop of Hassaké-Nisibi (Syrian), Syria
23.9Ordained PriestPeter Antony MoranPriest of Glasgow, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain
25.9Ordained PriestPhillip Francis StralingPriest of San Diego, California, USABishop Emeritus of Reno, Nevada, USA
24.7Ordained PriestJaume Traserra CunilleraPriestBishop Emeritus of Solsona, Spain
47.9InstalledGermán Villa Gaviria, C.I.M. †Bishop of Barranquilla, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Barranquilla, Colombia
21 Mar57.1AppointedEvelio Díaz y CíaAuxiliary Bishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaArchbishop Emeritus
57.1AppointedEvelio Díaz y CíaTitular Bishop of LamdiaArchbishop Emeritus of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba
30.7Ordained PriestJean-Samuel Raobelina, M.S. †Priest of Missionaries of Our Lady of La SaletteBishop of Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar
22 Mar40.7Ordained BishopAlfonso Sánchez TinocoBishop of Papantla, Puebla, México
25 Mar79.2AppointedSantiago Luis CopelloCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
79.2ResignedSantiago Luis CopelloArchbishop of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
70.4SucceededFermín Emilio LafitteArchbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
48.9AppointedOpilio RossiApostolic Nuncio to ChileCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
43.9Ordained BishopNikollë TroshaniTitular Bishop of CisamusApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Durrës (Durazzo), Albania
27 Mar BornMiguel Ángel D’AnnibaleBuenos AiresBishop of Río Gallegos, Argentina
28 Mar24.6Ordained PriestPaul-Mounged El-HachemPriest of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), LebanonApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Kuwait
25.9Ordained PriestEdmond Y. FarhatPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
24.4Ordained PriestGrégoire (Krikor) Ghabroyan, I.C.P.B.Priest of Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de BzommarBishop Emeritus of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian), France
22.6Ordained PriestAntonio María Rouco VarelaPriest of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Madrid, Spain
29 Mar24.6Ordained PriestEugène Biletsi OnimPriest of Idiofa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
BornFrank Joseph CaggianoBrooklynBishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
BornPascal N’KouéBoukombéArchbishop of Parakou, Benin
31 Mar55.0Ordained BishopAlbert Vincent D’SouzaTitular Bishop of SemneaArchbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
1 Apr39.2AppointedJuan Félix Pepén y SolimanBishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
2 Apr74.6DiedBl. Mykola (Nicola) Czarneckyj (Charnetsky), C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of Lebedus
3 Apr28.3Ordained PriestOsmond Peter MartinPriest of Belize, BelizeBishop Emeritus of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, Antilles
33.0Ordained PriestRaymond Augustin Chihiro Sato, O.P. †Priest of Order of Friars PreachersBishop Emeritus of Sendai, Japan
40.5AppointedFirmin Martin Schmidt, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Mendi, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus of Mendi, Papua New Guinea
4 Apr26.6Ordained PriestJean-Baptiste Maria CisséPriestBishop of Sikasso, Mali
27.2Ordained PriestGian Vincenzo MoreniPriest of Brescia, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Philippines
5 Apr61.2Ordained BishopLéon Théobald Delaere, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of FesseëBishop Emeritus of Molegbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
44.6Ordained BishopAlfonso NiehuesTitular Bishop of Euroea in EpiroArchbishop Emeritus of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
55.9Ordained BishopJosé Félix Pintado Blasco, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PhobaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Méndez, Ecuador
46.7Ordained BishopManuel Tavares de AraújoBishop of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBishop Emeritus
51.6InstalledEmilio Tagle CovarrubiasAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de ChileBishop Emeritus of Valparaíso, Chile
45.8Ordained BishopJosé ThurlerBishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
6 Apr52.0Ordained BishopRaymond D’MelloBishop of Mangalore, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Allahabad, India
BornEtienne Ung’eyowun BediwegiNyalebbeBishop of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
BornRamón José Viloria Pinzón, S.O.D.San FelipeBishop Emeritus of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
7 Apr58.7AppointedAmand Louis Marie Antoine Hubert, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Eliopoli di Egitto, EgyptVicar Apostolic Emeritus
58.7AppointedAmand Louis Marie Antoine Hubert, S.M.A. †Titular Bishop of SaisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Eliopoli di Egitto, Egypt
BornLiborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I.OshikukuArchbishop of Windhoek, Namibia
8 Apr61.3AppointedCharles-Marie-Jacques GuilhemCoadjutor Bishop of Laval, FranceBishop Emeritus
61.3AppointedCharles-Marie-Jacques GuilhemTitular Bishop of ArethusaBishop Emeritus of Laval, France
45.5DiedMarius Macrionitis, S.J. †Archbishop of Athēnai {Athens}, Greece
37.0AppointedAdalberto Domingos Marzi, O.F.M. Cap. †Apostolic Administrator of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
9 Apr53.1Ordained BishopJohn William Comber, M.M. †Titular Bishop of ForatianaSuperior General Emeritus of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
BornJean-Marie Charles André Le VertPapeete, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
54.9AppointedAngel Martínez Vivas, O.SS.T. †Bishop of Tsiroanomandidy, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
BornKiro StojanovRadovoBishop of Skopje, Macedonia
12 Apr40.5Ordained BishopEstanislao Alcaraz y FigueroaBishop of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Morelia, Michoacán, México
48.3Ordained BishopJulius AngerhausenTitular Bishop of EminentianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Essen, Germany
50.2Ordained BishopIgnacio Arbulú PinedaBishop of Huánuco, Peru
29.0Ordained PriestJoseph DerghamPriestBishop Emeritus of Le Caire {Cairo} (Maronite), Egypt
26.8Ordained PriestBoutros GemayelPriest of Cipro (Maronite), CyprusArchbishop Emeritus
27.1Ordained PriestJoachim Mbadu Kikhela KupikaPriest of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
14 Apr BornRosario GisanaModicaBishop of Piazza Armerina, Italy
15 Apr51.2AppointedPaolo BertoliApostolic Nuncio to LebanonCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
16 Apr64.5AppointedMartin Lucas, S.V.D. †Apostolic Delegate to ScandinaviaApostolic Delegate Emeritus
17 Apr44.3AppointedAlejandro Durán MoreiraBishop of San Carlos de Ancud, ChileBishop Emeritus of Rancagua, Chile
38.6AppointedPlaton Volodyslav KornyljakApostolic Exarch of Deutschland und Skandinavien {Germany and Scandinavia} (Ukrainian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
38.6AppointedPlaton Volodyslav KornyljakTitular Bishop of Castra MartisApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Deutschland und Skandinavien {Germany and Scandinavia} (Ukrainian)
18 Apr82.0DiedMoisés Sizenando CoelhoArchbishop of Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
67.1DiedFelipe Antonio Gallego Gorgojo, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
19 Apr23.3Ordained PriestRyszard KarpińskiPriest of Lublin, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lublin, Poland
BornAlain de RaemyBarcelona, SpainAuxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), Switzerland
55.9DiedAndré Sorin, M.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
20 Apr25.8ProfessedHenrique Johannpötter, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Bacabal, Maranho, Brazil
BornStefano ManettiFirenzeBishop of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, Italy
21 Apr36.6AppointedTomás Roberto Patricio Manning, O.F.M. †Prelate of Coroico, BoliviaBishop Emeritus of Coroico, Bolivia
36.6AppointedTomás Roberto Patricio Manning, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ArsamosataBishop Emeritus of Coroico, Bolivia
40.9AppointedCostanzo MicciAuxiliary Bishop of Larino, ItalyBishop of Fano, Italy
40.9AppointedCostanzo MicciTitular Bishop of HadrianiaBishop of Fano, Italy
22 Apr52.3Ordained BishopJoseph Peter Michael DenningTitular Bishop of MallusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, New York, USA
53.3Ordained BishopCharles Richard MulrooneyTitular Bishop of ValentinianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, New York, USA
23 Apr27.8Ordained PriestJoseph MittathanyPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Imphal, India
28.4Ordained PriestAbraham Aruliah SomavarapaPriestBishop Emeritus of Cuddapah, India
24 Apr BornCristián Contreras VillarroelSantiago de ChileBishop of Melipilla, Chile
72.3ResignedJohn David Hubaldus Lehman, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
39.8AppointedUrban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P. †Prefect of Bechuanaland, BotswanaBishop of Gaborone, Botswana
25 Apr28.6Ordained PriestRoland AboujaoudéPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
60.2AppointedIgnace Pierre XVI (Louis) BatanianTitular Archbishop of Colonia in ArmeniaPatriarch Emeritus of Cilicia (Armenian), Lebanon
BornEnrique Benavent VidalQuatretondaBishop of Tortosa, Spain
52.6AppointedAlfredo BrunieraApostolic Nuncio to EcuadorVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
47.3AppointedMichel-Henri Canonne, A.A. †Bishop of Tuléar, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedCornelius ChitsuloBishop of Dedza, Malawi
46.1AppointedFirmin Courtemanche, M. Afr. †Bishop of Chipata, ZambiaBishop Emeritus
62.3AppointedMarcel Daubechies, M. Afr. †Bishop of Kasama, ZambiaBishop Emeritus of Kasama, Zambia
52.6AppointedVivian Anthony DyerCoadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta, IndiaArchbishop
52.6AppointedVivian Anthony DyerTitular Archbishop of GabalaArchbishop of Calcutta, India
59.9AppointedJoseph Fady, M. Afr. †Bishop of Lilongwe, MalawiBishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedAdolf Fürstenberg, M. Afr. †Bishop of Abercorn, ZambiaBishop Emeritus of Mbala, Zambia
49.4AppointedLawrence Pullen Hardman, S.M.M. †Bishop of Zomba, MalawiBishop Emeritus
48.1AppointedAdam Kozłowiecki, S.J. †Archbishop of Lusaka, ZambiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
39.7AppointedEugène Maillat, M. Afr. †Bishop of N’Zérékoré, GuineaBishop Emeritus
70.1AppointedFrancis Costantin Mazzieri, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Ndola, ZambiaBishop Emeritus
42.9AppointedJoseph Ngogi NkongoloVicar Apostolic of Luebo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
42.9AppointedJoseph Ngogi NkongoloTitular Bishop of LebedusBishop Emeritus of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
56.8AppointedTimothy Phelim O’Shea, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Livingstone, ZambiaBishop Emeritus
53.6AppointedJohn Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M. †Archbishop of Blantyre, MalawiArchbishop Emeritus
45.9Ordained BishopAngelo ZambarbieriTitular Bishop of SitaBishop of Guastalla, Italy
26 Apr50.3Ordained BishopPaul Bui Chu TaoTitular Bishop of NumidaBishop Emeritus of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
88.5DiedJoseph Patrick DonahueAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USA
35.8Ordained BishopJulio González Ruiz, S.D.B. †Bishop of Puno, PeruBishop Emeritus
27 Apr65.1AppointedPaolo SavinoAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
65.1AppointedPaolo SavinoTitular Bishop of Caesarea in ThessaliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
28 Apr BornRichard William SmithHalifaxArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
30 Apr65.0DiedEdouard RanaivoBishop of Miarinarivo, Madagascar
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