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The Year of Our Lord 1968

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown63.7ResignedAngelus Almárcegui de la Virgen de Valentuñana, O.A.R. †Prior General of Order of Augustinian RecollectsPrior General Emeritus
78.2ResignedRaffaele BarattaApostolic Administrator of Gubbio, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
78.2ResignedRaffaele BarattaApostolic Administrator of Città di Castello, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
78.2ResignedRaffaele BarattaApostolic Administrator of Città della Pieve, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
ResignedGodefroid Dayez, O.S.B. †Abbot
25.8ProfessedRobert Patrick Ellison, C.S.Sp.Member of Congregation of the Holy SpiritBishop of Banjul, Gambia
DiedManuel Gomez Frande, O.C.D. †Prefect of San Miguel de Sucumbíos, Ecuador
47.8AppointedIvo GugicAuxiliary Bishop of Split-Makarska (Spalato-Macarska), CroatiaBishop Emeritus of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
58.0AppointedGebhard (Ferdinand) Koberger, C.R.S.A. †Abbot Primate of Confederation of Canons Regular of St. AugustineAbbot Primate Emeritus
19.5ProfessedJean Marie Henri Legrez, O.P.Member of Order of Friars PreachersArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
48.9ResignedAntulio Parrilla-Bonilla, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Caguas, Puerto RicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedAntonio RavagliAuxiliary Bishop of Faenza, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Modigliana, Italy
52.7ResignedJoseph SipendiApostolic Administrator of Zanzibar e Pemba, TanzaniaBishop of Moshi, Tanzania
72.6ResignedWilliam M. Slattery, C.M. †Superior General of Congregation of the MissionSuperior General Emeritus
78.1DiedAnselmo Ludovico Tranfaglia, O.S.B. †Abbot of Montevergine, Italy
1 Jan87.9RetiredPaolo GiobbeDatary of the Apostolic DataryCardinal, Datary Emeritus
53.6SucceededMarcelo Mendiharat PommiesBishop of Salto, UruguayBishop Emeritus
74.7AppointedAlfredo ViolaTitular Bishop of BadiaeBishop Emeritus of Salto, Uruguay
74.7ResignedAlfredo ViolaBishop of Salto, UruguayBishop Emeritus
2 Jan54.1AppointedGeorge Henry GuilfoyleBishop of Camden, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
64.8AppointedJoseph SchröfferTitular Archbishop of VolturnumCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation of Seminaries and Universities
3 Jan47.9AppointedRené AudetBishop of Joliette, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
69.4ResignedÉdouard JettéApostolic Administrator of Joliette, Québec, CanadaApostolic Administrator Emeritus
92.9AppointedJoseph Arthur PapineauTitular Bishop of SimitthuBishop Emeritus of Joliette, Québec, Canada
92.9RetiredJoseph Arthur PapineauBishop of Joliette, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
BornJosé Carlos de Souza CamposItaúnaBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornAdam WodarczykTarnowskie GóryAuxiliary Bishop of Katowice, Poland
4 Jan48.0Ordained BishopMark Joseph HurleyTitular Bishop of ThunusudaBishop Emeritus of Santa Rosa (in California), USA
5 Jan23.6Ordained PriestDomenico GrazianiPriest of Crotone (Cotrone), ItalyArchbishop of Crotone-Santa Severina, Italy
53.1AppointedDennis Walter HickeyAuxiliary Bishop of Rochester, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
53.1AppointedDennis Walter HickeyTitular Bishop of RusuccuruAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rochester, New York, USA
47.9AppointedJohn Edgar McCaffertyAuxiliary Bishop of Rochester, New York, USA
47.9AppointedJohn Edgar McCaffertyTitular Bishop of TanudaiaAuxiliary Bishop of Rochester, New York, USA
75.0AppointedThomas Lawrence NoaTitular Bishop of TalaptulaBishop Emeritus of Marquette, Michigan, USA
75.0RetiredThomas Lawrence NoaBishop of Marquette, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
23.2ProfessedAgustín Roberto Radrizzani, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina
49.8AppointedCharles Alexander K. SalatkaBishop of Marquette, Michigan, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
39.4AppointedIgnacio Nazareno Trejos PicadoAuxiliary Bishop of San José de Costa RicaBishop Emeritus of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
39.4AppointedIgnacio Nazareno Trejos PicadoTitular Bishop of Aquae Albae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
51.9AppointedRaymond James VoneshAuxiliary Bishop of Joliet in Illinois, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedRaymond James VoneshTitular Bishop of VanarionaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
6 Jan58.7Ordained BishopRobert-Jacques-Victor FrossardTitular Bishop of TingariaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
46.4Ordained BishopJames Richard Ham, M.M. †Titular Bishop of Putia in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
33.9Ordained PriestPaulo Mandlate, S.S.S.Priest of Congregation of the Blessed SacramentBishop Emeritus of Tete, Mozambique
38.2Ordained BishopJosé Ramiro Pellecer SamayoaTitular Bishop of Teglata in ProconsulariAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Guatemala
56.2Ordained BishopDaniel-Joseph-Louis-Marie PézerilTitular Bishop of ReperiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
34.0Ordained PriestEvarist PintoPriest of Karachi, PakistanArchbishop Emeritus
7 Jan39.9Ordained BishopLuis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J.Titular Bishop of SerteiBishop Emeritus of Chimbote, Peru
33.8Ordained BishopVicente Rodrigo Cisneros DuránTitular Bishop of Tigisi in MauretaniaArchbishop Emeritus of Cuenca, Ecuador
8 Jan67.1DiedRichard Cleire, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
45.0AppointedLuis Mario Martínez de Lejarza Valle, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala
45.0AppointedLuis Mario Martínez de Lejarza Valle, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Tubunae in MauretaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Guatemala
77.1RetiredAlfredo OttavianiPro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
62.2AppointedFranjo ŠeperPrefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
9 Jan80.1RetiredArcadio María Larraona Saralegui, C.M.F. †Prefect of the Congregation of RitesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
10 Jan46.7SucceededLorenzo Michele Joseph Graziano, O.F.M. †Bishop of San Miguel, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
70.1AppointedMiguel Angel Machado y EscobarTitular Bishop of SelemselaeBishop Emeritus of San Miguel, El Salvador
70.1ResignedMiguel Angel Machado y EscobarBishop of San Miguel, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
44.1Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Minder, O.S.F.S. †Bishop of Keimoes, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa
11 Jan88.5RetiredBenedetto Aloisi MasellaPrefect of the Congregation of the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Chamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber
51.3AppointedAndré Charles Lucien Loucheur, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bafia, CameroonBishop Emeritus
43.9SucceededDuraisamy Simon LourdusamyArchbishop of Bangalore, IndiaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
65.4AppointedGeorges-Louis Mercier, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of Furnos MinorBishop Emeritus of Laghouat, Algeria
65.4ResignedGeorges-Louis Mercier, M. Afr. †Bishop of Laghouat, AlgeriaBishop Emeritus
49.9AppointedDonal Joseph Murray, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Makurdi, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
78.3AppointedThomas Pothacamury (Pothakamuri)Titular Archbishop of Thimida RegiaArchbishop Emeritus of Bangalore, India
78.3RetiredThomas Pothacamury (Pothakamuri)Archbishop of Bangalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
43.5AppointedJean-Marie Michel Arthur Alix Zacharie Raimbaud, M. Afr. †Bishop of Laghouat, Algeria
52.8AppointedJoseph SipendiBishop of Moshi, Tanzania
44.0AppointedPio Taofinu’u, S.M. †Bishop of Apia, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
12 Jan79.5DiedAlbert-Pierre Falière, M.E.P. †Archbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar
13 Jan64.0AppointedAngelo Dell’AcquaCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
90.5RetiredGiuseppe PizzardoPrefect of the Congregation of Seminaries and UniversitiesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
81.4RetiredGustavo TestaPrefect of the Congregation for the Oriental ChurchesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
72.7AppointedLuigi TragliaChancellor of the Apostolic ChanceryCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
61.9AppointedEgidio VagnozziCardinal, Prefect of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
14 Jan42.6Ordained BishopErnesto Alvarez Alvarez, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of Megalopolis in ProconsulariArchbishop Emeritus of Cuenca, Ecuador
BornJorge Enrique Izaguirre Rafael, C.S.C.CasmaPrelate of Chuquibamba, Peru
56.1Ordained BishopStanislav LenicTitular Bishop of Vazi-SarraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Ljubljana, Slovenia
15 Jan73.6AppointedFrancis John BrennanCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments
47.0SucceededJean-Berchmans-Marcel-Yves-Marie-Bernard Chabbert, O.F.M.Archbishop of Rabat, MoroccoBishop Emeritus of Perpignan-Elne, France
63.2AppointedMaximilien de FürstenbergPrefect of the Congregation for the Oriental ChurchesCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
77.5DiedLouis-François-Bienaimé-Amedée Lefèvre, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco
16 Jan BornVenedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U.BorshchivkaAuxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
45.0AppointedJohn Christopher Mahon, S.P.S. †Prefect of Lodwar, KenyaBishop Emeritus of Lodwar, Kenya
53.5AppointedKarmelo ZazinovićBishop of Krk (Veglia), CroatiaBishop Emeritus
17 Jan66.2AppointedGabriel-Marie GarronePrefect of the Congregation of Catholic EducationCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture
18 Jan41.9AppointedMiguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Matagalpa, NicaraguaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Managua, Nicaragua
41.9AppointedMiguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Putia in ByzacenaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Managua, Nicaragua
19 Jan82.4DiedVincent GelatAuxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
42.9ResignedGabriel Larraín ValdiviesoAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de ChileAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
20 Jan BornMarie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D.AmbohijanaharyBishop of Morondava, Madagascar
21 Jan27.2Ordained PriestWoldetensaé Ghebreghiorghis, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinVicar Apostolic of Harar, Ethiopia
45.8Ordained BishopGiovanni GravelliTitular Archbishop of SuasApostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic
88.8DiedLajos ShvoyBishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
22 Jan51.6AppointedWilson Laus SchmidtTitular Bishop of Synnada in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil
51.6ResignedWilson Laus SchmidtBishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
23 Jan57.4DiedPedro Aguilera NarbonaBishop Emeritus of Iquique, Chile
56.8InstalledEldon Bernard SchusterBishop of Great Falls, Montana, USABishop Emeritus of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
25 Jan45.7Ordained BishopGerald MoverleyTitular Bishop of Tinis in ProconsulariBishop Emeritus of Hallam, England, Great Britain
54.4Ordained BishopGuillaume van den Elzen, O.S.A. †Bishop of Doruma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Doruma-Dungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
27 Jan26.4Ordained PriestJosé Moreira de MeloPriest of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 Jan56.0Ordained BishopAugustin Fataki AluekeArchbishop of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
29 Jan66.6AppointedJean Gay, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of Gemellae in ByzacenaBishop Emeritus of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles
66.6ResignedJean Gay, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, AntillesBishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedJohn McCormackBishop of Meath, IrelandBishop Emeritus
55.6AppointedGérard-Paul-Louis-Marie de Milleville, C.S.Sp. †Apostolic Administrator of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus of Conakry {Konakry}, Guinea
88.2DiedIgnace Gabriel I (Théophile) TappouniCardinal, Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
23.1ProfessedEdmundo Ponziano Valenzuela Mellid, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Asunción, Paraguay
31 Jan69.3DiedRaffaele BarbieriBishop of Cassano all’Jonio, Italy
74.8AppointedPeter William BartholomeTitular Bishop of TanaramusaBishop Emeritus of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
74.8RetiredPeter William BartholomeBishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
41.0AppointedCarlos Marcio Camus LarenasBishop of Copiapó, ChileBishop Emeritus of Linares, Chile
78.4DiedCristoforo Domenico Carullo, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy
63.4InstalledArthur Francis FoxBishop of Sale, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
66.3DiedFrancis Edward HylandBishop Emeritus of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
55.6SucceededGeorge Henry SpeltzBishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
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