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The Year of Our Lord 1961

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Dec49.7AppointedGerald Emmett CarterAuxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
49.7AppointedGerald Emmett CarterTitular Bishop of AltiburusCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Dec26.5Ordained PriestLuc Julian MatthysPriest of Johannesburg, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Armidale, Australia
3 Dec BornFrançois Xavier Ghanbodè Gnonhossou, S.M.A.Bishop of Dassa-Zoumé, Benin
26.5Ordained PriestHélio Gonçalves HelenoPriestBishop Emeritus of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornVincent Long Van Nguyen, O.F.M. Conv.Bishop of Parramatta, Australia
52.0Ordained BishopSante PortalupiTitular Archbishop of ChristopolisApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
BornJoão Santos CardosoBishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, Brazil
46.6Ordained BishopJoseph SibomanaBishop of Ruhengeri, RwandaBishop Emeritus of Kibungo, Rwanda
27.1Ordained PriestGeraldo Vieira GusmãoPriestBishop Emeritus of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil
4 Dec25.1Ordained PriestVincent Michael ConcessaoPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Delhi, India
60.2AppointedClaude Marie Joseph DupuyArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
42.7AppointedGregorio Garavito Jiménez, S.M.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Villavicencio, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Villavicencio, Colombia
42.7AppointedGregorio Garavito Jiménez, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of CyparissiaBishop Emeritus of Villavicencio, Colombia
BornJean Claude RandrianarisoaBishop of Miarinarivo, Madagascar
5 Dec41.5SelectedJean Bassoul, B.S. †Archbishop of Homs (-Hama-Jabrud) (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
41.0SelectedNéophytos Edelby, B.A. †Auxiliary Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
62.2AppointedAthanasios ToutoungiArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
7 Dec76.2DiedMichal BuzalkaAuxiliary Bishop of Trnava, Slovakia
75.5AppointedAuguste JauffrésTitular Bishop of ArsennariaBishop Emeritus of Tarentaise, France
75.5RetiredAuguste JauffrésBishop of Tarentaise, FranceBishop Emeritus
83.8AppointedLouis-Joseph KerkhofsTitular Bishop of SerraeBishop Emeritus of Liège (Luik, Lüttich), Belgium
83.8RetiredLouis-Joseph KerkhofsBishop of Liège (Luik, Lüttich), BelgiumBishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedJacques-Eugène-Louis MénagerBishop of Meaux, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Reims, France
56.1Ordained BishopLuigi OldaniTitular Bishop of GergisAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
51.9SucceededGuillaume Marie van ZuylenBishop of Liège (Luik, Lüttich), BelgiumBishop Emeritus
8 Dec47.9Ordained BishopGaetano AlibrandiTitular Archbishop of BindaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Ireland
27.8Ordained PriestValter Carrijo, S.D.S.Priest of Society of the Divine SaviorBishop Emeritus of Brejo, Maranhão, Brazil
47.1Ordained BishopLuigi DadaglioTitular Archbishop of LerusCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
25.9Ordained PriestRoberto Gomes GuimarãesPriestBishop Emeritus of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
71.9DiedFrancis Patrick KeoughArchbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
42.4Ordained BishopAndré Makarakiza, M. Afr. †Bishop of Ngozi, BurundiArchbishop Emeritus of Gitega, Burundi
29.8Ordained PriestAlexius Obabu MakoziPriest of Lokoja, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
27.8Ordained PriestGerhard PieschlPriest of Limburg, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.2Ordained BishopAngelo PrinettoTitular Bishop of HadrianeVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Loreto, Italy
51.7Ordained BishopVittore Ugo RighiTitular Archbishop of BiltaOfficial of the Secretariat of State
63.7SucceededLawrence Joseph ShehanArchbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
54.7InstalledManuel TatoBishop of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
10 Dec55.0SucceededOctavio Antonio Beras RojasArchbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
50.7Ordained BishopBruno Bernard HeimTitular Archbishop of XanthusApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Great Britain
29.8Ordained PriestAnselmo Müller, M.S.F. †Priest of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy FamilyBishop Emeritus of Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil
31.5Ordained PriestJoaquín Piña Batllevell, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusBishop Emeritus of Puerto Iguazú, Argentina
85.6DiedRicardo Pittini Piussi, S.D.B. †Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
24.3Ordained PriestAnárghyros PrintesisPriestApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Greece (Greek)
11 Dec50.1AppointedArtemio Gabriel CasasBishop of Imus, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Jaro, Philippines
49.6AppointedJacinto (Giacinto) Eccher, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of GarrianaPrelate Emeritus of Aiquile, Bolivia
58.3AppointedHenri-Louis-Marie MazeratBishop of Angers, FranceBishop Emeritus
46.4AppointedManuel Platon Del RosarioBishop of Malolos, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
43.7AppointedCharles Alexander Kazimieras SalatkaAuxiliary Bishop of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
43.7AppointedCharles Alexander Kazimieras SalatkaTitular Bishop of CarianaArchbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
44.3AppointedErnest Leo UnterkoeflerAuxiliary Bishop of Richmond, Virginia, USABishop Emeritus of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
44.3AppointedErnest Leo UnterkoeflerTitular Bishop of LatopolisBishop Emeritus of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
12 Dec53.7AppointedAntoine Léon Louis CaillotCoadjutor Bishop of Evreux, FranceBishop Emeritus
53.7AppointedAntoine Léon Louis CaillotTitular Bishop of BononiaBishop Emeritus of Evreux, France
13 Dec66.3DiedAntonio Ignacio CamargoBishop of Trujillo, Venezuela
25.0Ordained PriestPeter James CullinanePriest of Wellington, New ZealandBishop Emeritus of Palmerston North, New Zealand
44.4SucceededJosé Léon Rojas ChaparroBishop of Trujillo, Venezuela
14 Dec BornPauly KannookadanBishop of Irinjalakuda (Syro-Malabar), India
46.3AppointedAntonio López AviñaArchbishop of Durango, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
50.0AppointedHonorato Piazera, S.C.I. †Bishop of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
15 Dec52.2AppointedGérard-Maurice-Eugène HuygheBishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), FranceBishop Emeritus
16 Dec61.1AppointedLeo BinzArchbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
49.6AppointedJacinto (Giacinto) Eccher, O.F.M. †Prelate of Aiquile, BoliviaPrelate Emeritus
17 Dec68.8Ordained BishopPaul AchkarArchbishop of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
BornVictor Hugo BasabeBishop of San Felipe, Venezuela
23.0Ordained PriestJanuariusz Mikołaj BolonekPriest of Łódź, PolandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Bulgaria
47.0Ordained BishopGiuseppe (Joseph) CaprioTitular Archbishop of ApolloniaCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
49.8Ordained BishopAntonino PinciTitular Archbishop of Tarasa in NumidiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Panama
22.9Ordained PriestAndrzej Józef SliwinskiPriest of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), PolandBishop Emeritus of Elbląg, Poland
18 Dec BornAndrzej Jerzy ZglejszewskiAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
19 Dec BornSoane Patita Paini MafiCardinal, Bishop of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)
20 Dec25.8Ordained PriestThomas George DoranPriest of Rockford, Illinois, USABishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestAdrian Leo DoylePriest of Hobart, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus
26.0Ordained PriestJohn Clement FavaloraPriest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Miami, Florida, USA
BornJesús José Herrera QuiñonezBishop of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México
25.5Ordained PriestEdward Urban KmiecPriest of Trenton, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus of Buffalo, New York, USA
25.5Ordained PriestWilliam Joseph LevadaPriest of Los Angeles, California, USACardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
28.1Ordained PriestKevin Michael ManningPriest of Bathurst, AustraliaBishop Emeritus of Parramatta, Australia
25.0Ordained PriestJoseph Kingsley SwampillaiPriestBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
27.7Ordained PriestJosephus Tethool, M.S.C. †Priest of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Amboina, Indonesia
30.9Ordained PriestPaul Mbiybe VerdzekovPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Bamenda, Cameroon
24.8Ordained PriestJohn George VlaznyPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Portland in Oregon, USA
21 Dec31.6Ordained PriestPius Suh AwaPriestBishop Emeritus of Buéa, Cameroon
62.2Ordained BishopJoseph Ludwig BuchkremerTitular Bishop of AggarAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Aachen, Germany
27.2Ordained PriestPaul Josef CordesPriest of Paderborn, GermanyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
26.3Ordained PriestEmile Jean Marie Henri Joseph Destombes, M.E.P. †Priest of La Société des Missions EtrangèresVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
26.9Ordained PriestJoseph Lin Thien-chuPriest of Kiayi, TaiwanBishop
49.1Ordained BishopMaurice-Mathieu-Louis RigaudBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), FranceArchbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
50.7Ordained BishopEldon Bernard SchusterTitular Bishop of AmbladaBishop Emeritus of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
61.5AppointedAnton VovkArchbishop of Ljubljana, Slovenia
37.9Ordained BishopJean ZoaArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
22 Dec89.6DiedElia Dalla CostaCardinal, Archbishop of Firenze {Florence}, Italy
44.0AppointedPaul-Pierre-Yves Dalmais, S.J. †Archbishop of Fort-Lamy, ChadArchbishop Emeritus of N’Djaména, Chad
43.3AppointedMichel-Maurice-Augustin-Marie Darmancier, S.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)
43.3AppointedMichel-Maurice-Augustin-Marie Darmancier, S.M. †Titular Bishop of AugurusBishop Emeritus of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)
67.5CeasedDominic Senyemon FukahoriApostolic Administrator of Miyazaki, JapanBishop Emeritus of Fukuoka, Japan
48.3AppointedPeter Saburo Hirata, P.S.S. †Bishop of Oita, JapanBishop Emeritus of Fukuoka, Japan
39.6AppointedJames Joseph KombaAuxiliary Bishop of Peramiho, TanzaniaArchbishop of Songea, Tanzania
39.6AppointedJames Joseph KombaTitular Bishop of ThignicaArchbishop of Songea, Tanzania
27.5Ordained PriestRubén López ArdónPriest of Esteli, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredAlexandre Poncet, S.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
44.2AppointedHenri Véniat, S.J. †Bishop of Fort-Archambault, ChadBishop Emeritus of Sarh, Chad
23 Dec25.5Ordained PriestHugo Barrantes UreñaPriest of San Isidro de El General, Costa RicaArchbishop Emeritus of San José de Costa Rica
27.2Ordained PriestAloísio Sinésio BohnPriestBishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
29.0Ordained PriestFernando Mario Chávez RuvalcabaPriest of Zacatecas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
54.6SucceededTelesforo Giovanni Cioli, O. Carm. †Bishop of Arezzo, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy
25.2Ordained PriestJoseph Pierre Aimé Marie Doré, P.S.S.Priest of Society of Priests of Saint SulpiceArchbishop Emeritus of Strasbourg, France
49.7AppointedPaolo GhizzoniAuxiliary Bishop of Piacenza, ItalyBishop of San Miniato, Italy
49.7AppointedPaolo GhizzoniTitular Bishop of ThenaeBishop of San Miniato, Italy
50.4AppointedAmadeu González Ferreiros, O. de M. †Prelate of São Raimundo Nonato, Piaui, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
25.2Ordained PriestDadeus GringsPriest of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
97.7DiedEmanuele MignoneBishop of Arezzo, Italy
24.3Ordained PriestOscar Páez GarcetePriestBishop Emeritus of Alto Paraná, Paraguay
25.4Ordained PriestAlfredo Víctor Petit VergelPriest of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.6Ordained PriestVicente Salgado y GarruchoPriestBishop Emeritus of Romblon, Philippines
25.0Ordained PriestErnesto Antolin SalgadoPriest of Nueva Segovia, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
25.8Ordained PriestJosé Luis Serna Alzate, I.M.C. †Priest of Consolata MissionariesBishop Emeritus of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
25.7Ordained PriestEdgardo Gabriel StorniPriest of Santa Fe, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina
24.1Ordained PriestEnrique Troncoso TroncosoPriest of Santiago de ChileBishop Emeritus of Melipilla, Chile
24 Dec33.6Ordained PriestPaulos Philoxinos AyyamkulangaraPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India
41.1AppointedNéophytos Edelby, B.A. †Titular Archbishop of Edessa in Osrhoëne dei Greco-MelkitiArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
41.1ConfirmedNéophytos Edelby, B.A. †Auxiliary Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
25.7Ordained PriestClaude FeidtPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Aix (-Arles), France
25.3Ordained PriestGuido Plante, P.M.E. †Priest of Société des Missions-ÉtrangèresBishop Emeritus of Choluteca, Honduras
25 Dec89.5DiedEmilio Juan Francisco Lissón y Chávez, C.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Lima, Peru
26 Dec BornStephen ChirappanathApostolic Visitor (Visitator)
27 Dec35.7Ordained BishopJohannes Willem Maria Bluyssen (Bluijssen)Titular Bishop of AëtusBishop Emeritus of ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands
27.0Ordained PriestPaul Dacoury-TableyPriestBishop Emeritus of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire
50.1Ordained BishopPaul GrégoireTitular Bishop of CurubisCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
28 Dec54.5AppointedÉmile André Jean-Marie MauryApostolic Internuncio to SénégalArchbishop Emeritus of Reims, France
30 Dec BornVilhelms Toms Marija Lapelis, O.P.Bishop Emeritus of Liepāja, Latvia
31 Dec23.3Ordained PriestNestor Celestial CariñoPriest of Legazpi, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
50.9Ordained BishopGuido Del MestriTitular Archbishop of TuscamiaCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Germany
53.1Ordained BishopFelice PirozziTitular Archbishop of GratianaPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

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