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The Year of Our Lord 1968

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May42.2Ordained BishopJohannes Joachim DegenhardtTitular Bishop of Vicus PacatiCardinal, Archbishop of Paderborn, Germany
38.2Ordained BishopThomas John GumbletonTitular Bishop of UluliAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
58.4Ordained BishopJean JadotTitular Archbishop of ZuriPro-President Emeritus of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
48.1Ordained BishopWalter Joseph SchoenherrTitular Bishop of TimidanaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
2 May54.5AppointedWilliam Donald BordersBishop of Orlando, Florida, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
49.6AppointedMichael Ryan Patrick DempseyAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
49.6AppointedMichael Ryan Patrick DempseyTitular Bishop of TruentumAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
48.1AppointedJames William MaloneBishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
54.5AppointedCharles Borromeo McLaughlinBishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
25.9Ordained PriestGeorge James RassasPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USAAuxiliary Bishop
3 May49.7AppointedKarl Heinz JacobyAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
49.7AppointedKarl Heinz JacobyTitular Bishop of SulciAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Trier, Germany
40.0AppointedAlfred KleinermeilertAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
40.0AppointedAlfred KleinermeilertTitular Bishop of PausulaeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Trier, Germany
4 May30.3Ordained PriestAnthony Francis Sharma, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nepal
5 May51.5Ordained BishopServílio Conti, I.M.C. †Titular Bishop of Thuburbo MaiusPrelate Emeritus of Roraima, Roraima, Brazil
BornEmigdio Duarte FigueroaGuamuchilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
BornJohn Saw Yaw HanHomalimAuxiliary Bishop of Yangon, Myanmar
6 May48.0AppointedJosé de Aquino PereiraBishop of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.7RetiredJoseph-Marie-Eugène MartinArchbishop of Rouen, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
55.4SucceededAndré Louis Marie PaillerArchbishop of Rouen, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
50.8AppointedLuis Rojas MenaAuxiliary Bishop of Culiacán, Sinaloa, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
50.8AppointedLuis Rojas MenaTitular Bishop of AcciaBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
7 May85.2AppointedAmleto Giovanni CicognaniPresident of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeeCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
8 May49.2AppointedAlfred Leo AbramowiczAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
49.2AppointedAlfred Leo AbramowiczTitular Bishop of PestoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Chicago, Illinois, USA
9 May31.1Ordained PriestJose Paala Salazar, O.P. †Priest of Order of Friars PreachersAuxiliary Bishop of Lipa, Philippines
11 May57.7AppointedJuan Bockwinckel, S.V.D. †Prelate of Encarnación, ParaguayPrelate Emeritus of Encarnación, Paraguay
57.7AppointedJuan Bockwinckel, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of Oppidum NovumPrelate Emeritus of Encarnación, Paraguay
56.6AppointedFrancisco Cedzich, S.V.D. †Prelate of Alto Paraná, Paraguay
56.6AppointedFrancisco Cedzich, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of BuxentumPrelate of Alto Paraná, Paraguay
56.0AppointedLuigi RovigattiAuxiliary Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina, ItalyVicegerent of Roma {Rome}, Italy
12 May45.7Ordained BishopLorenzo AntonettiTitular Archbishop of RusellaeCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
54.0Ordained BishopFrancis Jules Joseph Marie BarbuBishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), FranceBishop Emeritus
24.4Ordained PriestMartin William CurriePriest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaArchbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
48.5AppointedAugustine Eugene Hornyak, O.S.B.M. †Apostolic Exarch of Great Britain (Ukrainian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
48.1Ordained BishopJosé Tomás SánchezTitular Bishop of LesviCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
13 May BornMichael Robert KennedyWagga WaggaBishop of Armidale, Australia
82.1DiedCutbert Martin O’Gara, C.P. †Bishop of Yuanling [Yüanling], China
14 May46.3Ordained BishopAustin-Emile BurkeBishop of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
15 May BornÁureo Patricio Bonilla Bonilla, O.F.M.RiobambaVicar Apostolic of Galápagos, Ecuador
16 May76.2AppointedEduard NécseyTitular Archbishop of VeliciaApostolic Administrator of Nitra, Slovakia
17 May26.0Ordained PriestWilliam Joseph JusticePriest of San Francisco, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop
18 May26.0Ordained PriestFrancis Xavier DiLorenzoPriest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USABishop of Richmond, Virginia, USA
78.7DiedThomas Pothacamury (Pothakamuri)Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore, India
52.5Ordained BishopGodofredo Pedernal PisigBishop of Borongan, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
43.9AppointedAndrés María Rubio Garcia, S.D.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo, UruguayBishop Emeritus of Mercedes, Uruguay
43.9AppointedAndrés María Rubio Garcia, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of Forum TraianiBishop Emeritus of Mercedes, Uruguay
19 May42.9Ordained BishopOrozimbo Fuenzalida y FuenzalidaTitular Bishop of BurcaBishop Emeritus of San Bernardo, Chile
23.8Ordained PriestFidel Herráez VegasPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
55.2Ordained BishopJean-François Étienne Marie Joseph Ghislaine Gérard Motte, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SufesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cambrai, France
BornMaurice Muhatia MakumbaLirhandaBishop of Nakuru, Kenya
43.8Ordained BishopJean-Marie Michel Arthur Alix Zacharie Raimbaud, M. Afr. †Bishop of Laghouat, Algeria
50.6ResignedFrancisco de Borja Valenzuela RíosAdministrator of Calama, ChileBishop Emeritus of Valparaíso, Chile
20 May41.1AppointedRoger-Alfred DespatieAuxiliary Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Hearst, Ontario, Canada
41.1AppointedRoger-Alfred DespatieTitular Bishop of UsinazaBishop Emeritus of Hearst, Ontario, Canada
49.9AppointedJorge Manuel LópezAuxiliary Bishop of Rosario, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
49.9AppointedJorge Manuel LópezTitular Bishop of AusafaArchbishop Emeritus of Rosario, Argentina
80.5DiedAdam SawickiApostolic Administrator of Vilnius, Lithuania
23 May85.3DiedGaudenzio BinaschiBishop of Pinerolo, Italy
27.6Ordained PriestPlácido Rodríguez, C.M.F.Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of Lubbock, Texas, USA
47.9Ordained BishopAntonio Silvio Zocchetta, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SfasferiaVicar Apostolic of Mogadiscio, Somalia
24 May58.1AppointedBruno DesrochersTitular Bishop of ZabaBishop Emeritus of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Québec, Canada
58.1ResignedBruno DesrochersBishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
54.3AppointedThomas Andrew DonnellanArchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
64.3AppointedClarence Edward ElwellBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USA
70.8DiedHenryk GrzondzielAuxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, Poland
25 May26.4Ordained PriestMartin John AmosPriest of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop of Davenport, Iowa, USA
25.1Ordained PriestFrederick Bernard HenryPriest of London, Ontario, CanadaBishop of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23.9Ordained PriestMarc Ouellet, P.S.S.Priest of Society of Priests of Saint SulpiceCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
28.2Ordained PriestJohn Huston Ricard, S.S.J.Priest of St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred HeartBishop Emeritus of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USA
26 May45.1InstalledBlas Victorio ConreroArchbishop of Tucumán, Argentina
85.7DiedMate GarkovicArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), Croatia
28 May62.1AppointedAlois BremsBishop of Eichstätt, GermanyBishop Emeritus
40.2AppointedFriedrich WetterBishop of Speyer, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
29 May44.4Ordained BishopPio Taofinu’u, S.M. †Bishop of Apia, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
45.7Ordained BishopSefafín Vásquez ElizaldeBishop of Huejutla, Hidalgo, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México
31 May BornJuan Carlos Cárdenas ToroCartagoAuxiliary Bishop of Cali, Colombia
47.3AppointedHenri Lugagne-DelponBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), France
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