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The Year of Our Lord 1968

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar63.1AppointedColeman Francis CarrollArchbishop of Miami, Florida, USA
47.0AppointedTerence James CookeCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
44.1AppointedRené Fernández ApazaBishop of Oruro, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
56.2AppointedGeorges Benoit GassongoApostolic Administrator of Fort-Rousset, CongoApostolic Administrator Emeritus
65.1AppointedEmile-Elie Verhille, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of GibbaBishop Emeritus of Fort-Rousset, Congo
65.1ResignedEmile-Elie Verhille, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Fort-Rousset, CongoBishop Emeritus
3 Mar49.4AppointedEstanislao Alcaraz y FigueroaBishop of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Morelia, Michoacán, México
41.1Ordained BishopCarlos Marcio Camus LarenasBishop of Copiapó, ChileBishop Emeritus of Linares, Chile
46.6Ordained BishopCuriacos MoussessBishop of Amadiyah (Chaldean), Iraq
4 Mar49.8Ordained BishopAnthony Joseph EmeryTitular Bishop of TamallulaBishop of Portsmouth, England, Great Britain
54.3InstalledGeorge Henry GuilfoyleBishop of Camden, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
59.7AppointedAloysius John WycisloBishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USABishop Emeritus
5 Mar52.7InstalledStephen John KociskoBishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
74.2DiedJoseph Malouf, S.M.S.P. †Archbishop of Baalbek (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
BornSimon Ok Hyun-jjnKwangjuAuxiliary Bishop of Kwangju, Korea (South)
6 Mar86.5DiedEttore BaranziniArchbishop of Siracusa, Italy
57.3SucceededGiuseppe BonfigioliArchbishop of Siracusa, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
47.3AppointedNéophytos Edelby, B.A. †Archbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
61.8AppointedJohn Joseph ScanlanBishop of Honolulu, Hawaii, USABishop Emeritus
69.7AppointedJames Joseph SweeneyTitular Bishop of Vicus AteriiBishop Emeritus of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
69.7ResignedJames Joseph SweeneyBishop of Honolulu, Hawaii, USABishop Emeritus
68.5AppointedAthanasios ToutoungiTitular Archbishop of Tarsus dei Greco-MelkitiArchbishop Emeritus of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
68.5ResignedAthanasios ToutoungiArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
26.4ProfessedLucas Van Looy, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium
7 Mar52.3AppointedJoseph BabanaBishop of Zaku (Chaldean), Iraq
60.8SucceededAdrien-Edmond-Maurice GandBishop of Lille, FranceBishop Emeritus of Lille, France
59.3AppointedGabriel KodaArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
84.1RetiredAchille LiènartBishop of Lille, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Lille, France
8 Mar38.1AppointedThomas John GumbletonAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
38.1AppointedThomas John GumbletonTitular Bishop of UluliAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
BornJoão Carlos Hatoa NunesBeiraAuxiliary Bishop of Maputo, Mozambique
48.0AppointedWalter Joseph SchoenherrAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.0AppointedWalter Joseph SchoenherrTitular Bishop of TimidanaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
39.6Ordained BishopIgnacio Nazareno Trejos PicadoTitular Bishop of Aquae Albae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
9 Mar23.1Ordained PriestMichael Aidan CourtneyPriestApostolic Nuncio to Burundi
24.0Ordained PriestRichard Brendan HigginsPriest of Sacramento, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, Military
54.8AppointedThomas Joseph MardagaBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
10 Mar57.5SelectedIgnace Antoine II HayekPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus
57.5SelectedIgnace Antoine II HayekBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
47.0Ordained BishopJohn McCormackBishop of Meath, IrelandBishop Emeritus
11 Mar52.2AppointedChristophe AdimouBishop of Lokossa, BeninArchbishop Emeritus of Cotonou, Benin
40.9AppointedLouis Charpenet, O.M.I. †Prefect of Yagoua, CameroonBishop of Yagoua, Cameroon
40.7AppointedJacques Joseph François de Bernon, O.M.I. †Prefect of Maroua-Mokolo, CameroonBishop of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon
54.7AppointedMariano Gutiérrez Salazar, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Caroní, Venezuela
54.7AppointedMariano Gutiérrez Salazar, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of BamaccoraVicar Apostolic of Caroní, Venezuela
24.0Ordained PriestErnest LégerPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
59.0AppointedFélix Ley, O.F.M. Cap. †Apostolic Administrator of Naha, Japan
59.0AppointedFélix Ley, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of Caput CillaApostolic Administrator of Naha, Japan
47.0SucceededPhilippe Nguyên-Kim-DiênArchbishop of Huê, Viet Nam
56.3AppointedBenjamin de Souza GomesBishop of Paranavaí, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
12 Mar59.3AppointedJohn Joseph CassataAuxiliary Bishop of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
59.3AppointedJohn Joseph CassataTitular Bishop of BidaBishop Emeritus of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
42.1AppointedJohannes Joachim DegenhardtAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop
42.1AppointedJohannes Joachim DegenhardtTitular Bishop of Vicus PacatiCardinal, Archbishop of Paderborn, Germany
70.0AppointedBenjamin Ibberson WebsterTitular Bishop of TigamibenaBishop Emeritus of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
70.0ResignedBenjamin Ibberson WebsterBishop of Peterborough, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
13 Mar42.8AppointedOrozimbo Fuenzalida y FuenzalidaPrelate of Calama, ChileBishop Emeritus of San Bernardo, Chile
42.8AppointedOrozimbo Fuenzalida y FuenzalidaTitular Bishop of BurcaBishop Emeritus of San Bernardo, Chile
14 Mar53.4Ordained BishopDennis Walter HickeyTitular Bishop of RusuccuruAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rochester, New York, USA
15 Mar56.5DiedEdward Jan MuszynskiAuxiliary Bishop of Kielce, Poland
16 Mar55.1AppointedJean-François Étienne Marie Joseph Ghislaine Gérard Motte, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Cambrai, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedJean-François Étienne Marie Joseph Ghislaine Gérard Motte, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SufesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cambrai, France
45.5AppointedSefafín Vásquez ElizaldeBishop of Huejutla, Hidalgo, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México
76.0DiedEmmet Michael WalshBishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USA
17 Mar29.0Ordained PriestYouhanna Fouad El-HagePriest of Zahleh (Maronite), LebanonArchbishop of Tripoli del Libano {Tarabulus} (Maronite)
18 Mar BornRafael Valdivieso MirandaDavidBishop of Chitré, Panama
19 Mar60.1Ordained BishopRomán Acevedo RojasTitular Bishop of ThamugadiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Morelia, Michoacán, México
31.1Ordained PriestRaymundo Damasceno AssisPriest of Brasília, Distrito Federal, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
64.8ResignedWilliam Michael Fitzgerald, O.P. †Apostolic Administrator of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, AntillesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
64.6Ordained BishopPietro GazzoliTitular Bishop of Forum FlaminiiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brescia, Italy
47.5Ordained BishopEliseu Maria Gomes de Oliveira, O. Carm. †Titular Bishop of Tituli in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
51.5Ordained BishopAndré Charles Lucien Loucheur, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bafia, CameroonBishop Emeritus
24.3Ordained PriestFrancisco-Javier LozanoPriestApostolic Nuncio to Romania
38.6Ordained BishopGordon Anthony Pantin, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles
20 Mar57.5ConfirmedIgnace Antoine II HayekPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus
57.5ConfirmedIgnace Antoine II HayekBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
31.0Ordained PriestLeo Jun Ikenaga, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusArchbishop Emeritus of Osaka, Japan
22 Mar65.8AppointedJames Buis, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
23 Mar28.5Ordained PriestStanislaus Fernandes, S.J.Priest of Ahmedabad, IndiaArchbishop of Gandhinagar, India
73.2AppointedJan NowickiApostolic Administrator of Lviv, Ukraine
73.2AppointedJan NowickiTitular Bishop of PupianaApostolic Administrator of Lviv, Ukraine
24 Mar48.3Ordained BishopLuigi BongianinoTitular Bishop of VulturiaBishop Emeritus of Tortona, Italy
53.0Ordained BishopJoseph SipendiBishop of Moshi, Tanzania
37.0Ordained BishopBienvenido Solon TudtudTitular Bishop of ThimidaPrelate of Marawi, Philippines
27.2Ordained PriestCarlo Maria ViganòPriest of Pavia, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to United States of America
25 Mar63.7InstalledJohn Joseph CarberryArchbishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
45.3Ordained BishopLuis Mario Martínez de Lejarza Valle, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Tubunae in MauretaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Guatemala
26.0Ordained PriestBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
50.1InstalledCharles Alexander K. SalatkaBishop of Marquette, Michigan, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
51.6Ordained BishopJorge Scarso, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of Gemellae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
82.5DiedIgnacy SwirskiBishop of Siedlce, Poland
26 Mar63.9AppointedGabriel Auguste François MartyArchbishop of Paris, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
27 Mar48.6AppointedSilvio Maria DárioBishop of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
70.8AppointedHenrique Hector Golland Trindade, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of LilybaeumArchbishop Emeritus of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
70.8ResignedHenrique Hector Golland Trindade, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
57.0DiedPaul John HallinanArchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
56.3AppointedVicente Angelo José Marchetti ZioniArchbishop of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
59.5AppointedAníbal Muñoz DuqueApostolic Administrator of Bogotá, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
59.5AppointedAníbal Muñoz DuqueTitular Archbishop of CarianaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
66.3AppointedAlfredo Rubio DiazArchbishop of Nueva Pamplona, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
29 Mar73.8DiedJames BlackBishop of Paisley, Scotland, Great Britain
63.9AppointedGabriel Auguste François MartyVicar Apostolic of France, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
50.1Ordained BishopDonal Joseph Murray, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Makurdi, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
30 Mar23.0Ordained PriestCelestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Copiapó, Chile
24.5Ordained PriestValentino Di CerboPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, Italy
58.8Ordained BishopFrancis EkkaBishop of Jalpaiguri, IndiaBishop of Raigarh, India
25.1Ordained PriestJuan de Dios Mataflorida PueblosPriestBishop of Butuan, Philippines
24.6Ordained PriestSergio Lasam UtlegPriest of Tuguegarao, PhilippinesArchbishop
25.3Ordained PriestFranciscus Jozef Maria WiertzPriest of Roermond, NetherlandsBishop
31 Mar25.6Ordained PriestAdriano BernardiniPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Italy
42.2Ordained BishopMiguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Putia in ByzacenaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Managua, Nicaragua
2 Apr73.2AppointedAlbert François Cousineau, C.S.C. †Archbishop (Personal Title) of Cap-Haïtien, HaïtiBishop
48.5AppointedFrancisco Raval CrucesAuxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Zamboanga, Philippines
48.5AppointedFrancisco Raval CrucesTitular Bishop of TambeaeArchbishop Emeritus of Zamboanga, Philippines
54.2AppointedMaurice John DingmanBishop of Des Moines, Iowa, USABishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedTimothy Joseph HarringtonAuxiliary Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedTimothy Joseph HarringtonTitular Bishop of RusucaBishop Emeritus of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
3 Apr52.2Ordained BishopRaymond James VoneshTitular Bishop of VanarionaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
4 Apr47.1AppointedTerence James CookeBishop of United States of America, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
5 Apr40.0ResignedJoseph Louis BernardinAuxiliary Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USACardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
6 Apr28.4Ordained PriestFilomeno Gonzales BactolPriest of Palo, PhilippinesBishop of Naval, Philippines
47.9AppointedEmanuele GeradaCoadjutor Bishop of MaltaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Ireland
54.2AppointedAlfonso Uribe JaramilloBishop of Sonsón-Rionegro, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
8 Apr45.5AppointedMiguel Angel Alemán Eslava, S.D.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Viedma, ArgentinaBishop of Río Gallegos, Argentina
45.5AppointedMiguel Angel Alemán Eslava, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PuppiBishop of Río Gallegos, Argentina
9 Apr33.0AppointedRobert Lucien Chapuis, M.E.P. †Bishop of Mananjary, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
64.3DiedEdward John DoodyBishop of Armidale, Australia
47.0AppointedEdmund Joseph Fernando, O.M.I. †Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo in Ceylon, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus of Badulla, Sri Lanka
47.0AppointedEdmund Joseph Fernando, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of IgilgiliBishop Emeritus of Badulla, Sri Lanka
35.3AppointedOswald Thomas Colman GomisAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo in Ceylon, Sri LankaArchbishop Emeritus of Colombo, Sri Lanka
35.3AppointedOswald Thomas Colman GomisTitular Bishop of MuliaArchbishop Emeritus of Colombo, Sri Lanka
74.0AppointedJoseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P. †Titular Bishop of Sicca VeneriaBishop Emeritus of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
74.0ResignedJoseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P. †Bishop of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedStephen Kim Sou-hwanArchbishop of Seoul, Korea (South)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
42.9AppointedGregory Yong Sooi NgeanBishop of Penang, MalaysiaArchbishop Emeritus of Singapore
39.7AppointedAlbert Tshomba YunguBishop of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
10 Apr88.7DiedJean-Marcel RodiéBishop Emeritus of Agen, France
BornEstevam dos Santos Silva FilhoVitória da ConquistaAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
14 Apr23.5Ordained PriestFrancisco Cases AndreuPriest of Orihuela-Alicante, SpainBishop of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
BornGeorge Rajendran Kuttinadar, S.D.B.PadanthalumooduBishop of Thuckalay (Syro-Malabarese), India
15 Apr25.1Ordained PriestJean-Clément JeanbartPriest of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), SyriaArchbishop
25.2Ordained PriestNikolaki SawafPriestArchbishop of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Melkite Greek), Syria
16 Apr72.3AppointedHenri Maurice Albert AudrainTitular Archbishop of MimianaArchbishop Emeritus of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
72.3ResignedHenri Maurice Albert AudrainArchbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
20.7ProfessedCosme Hoàng Van Dat, S.J.Member of Society of JesusBishop of Bac Ninh, Viet Nam
55.5AppointedMaurice-Mathieu-Louis RigaudArchbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
59.8InstalledAloysius John WycisloBishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USABishop Emeritus
17 Apr55.8Ordained BishopGiovanni Enrico (John Henry) Boccella, T.O.R. †Archbishop of Izmir (Smirne), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus
18 Apr63.8AppointedEmilio Abascal y SalmerónArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
77.0AppointedManuel Pío López EstradaTitular Archbishop of DruasArchbishop Emeritus of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
77.0RetiredManuel Pío López EstradaArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
84.4DiedEnrique Pérez SerantesArchbishop of Santiago de Cuba
19 Apr82.5DiedBerthold Bühl, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Oruro, Bolivia
79.3DiedJulio GarretBishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
55.3AppointedPierluigi SartorelliApostolic Pro-Nuncio to TanzaniaApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Kenya
20 Apr24.6Ordained PriestFrancesco BiasinPriest of Padova {Padua}, ItalyBishop of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
47.8AppointedLouis Joseph Jean Marie FortierArchbishop of Sherbrooke, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedPaul GrégoireArchbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
64.0ResignedPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
31.6Ordained PriestLucas Sirkar, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
25.3Ordained PriestAnton Stres, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionArchbishop Emeritus of Ljubljana, Slovenia
21 Apr54.2Ordained BishopPiotr BednarczykTitular Bishop of Turris RotundaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Tarnów, Poland
45.0Ordained BishopBlas Victorio ConreroArchbishop of Tucumán, Argentina
44.3Ordained BishopRené Fernández ApazaBishop of Oruro, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
51.6Ordained BishopGuerino GrimaldiTitular Bishop of SalapiaArchbishop of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy
44.9Ordained BishopVekoslav GrmicTitular Bishop of Uchi MaiusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Maribor, Slovenia
23.4Ordained PriestJózsef TamásPriest of Alba Iulia, RomaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Alba Iulia, Romania
23 Apr68.0AppointedDaniel Liston, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of SummaBishop Emeritus of Port-Louis, Mauritius
68.0ResignedDaniel Liston, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Port-Louis, MauritiusBishop Emeritus
77.0DiedAntonio Gregorio Vuccino, A.A. †Archbishop Emeritus of Corfù, Zante e Cefalonia, Greece
25 Apr54.6AppointedEugène-Jean-Marie PolgeCoadjutor Archbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
54.6AppointedEugène-Jean-Marie PolgeTitular Archbishop of CurubisArchbishop Emeritus of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France
26 Apr46.1AppointedIgnacio María de Orbegozo y GoicoecheaBishop of Chiclayo, Peru
42.5AppointedLuis Sánchez-Moreno LiraPrelate of Yauyos, PeruArchbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
30 Apr81.7DiedNicola CapassoBishop Emeritus of Acerra, Italy
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