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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Apr52.4AppointedFrancisco de Borja Valenzuela RíosAdministrator of Calama, ChileBishop Emeritus of Valparaíso, Chile
1 Apr40.7Ordained BishopDaniel Joseph MullinsTitular Bishop of SidnacestreBishop Emeritus of Menevia, Wales, Great Britain
63.3DiedLéo Völker, M. Afr. †Superior General Emeritus of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)
2 Apr50.6Ordained BishopMartin Nicholas LohmullerTitular Bishop of RamsbiriaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
48.2Ordained BishopThomas Jerome WelshTitular Bishop of Inis CathaigBishop Emeritus of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
3 Apr80.1DiedEndre HamvasArchbishop Emeritus of Kalocsa, Hungary
60.3AppointedFrancis Xavier Sanguon SouvannasriTitular Bishop of UrciBishop Emeritus of Chanthaburi, Thailand
60.3ResignedFrancis Xavier Sanguon SouvannasriBishop of Chanthaburi, ThailandBishop Emeritus
59.7DiedJosé Vicente TávoraArchbishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil
4 Apr82.4AppointedLuis Almarcha HernándezTitular Bishop of EleplaBishop Emeritus of León, Spain
82.4RetiredLuis Almarcha HernándezBishop of León, SpainBishop Emeritus
57.1AppointedJean-Baptiste Brunon, P.S.S. †Bishop of Tulle, FranceBishop Emeritus
44.1InstalledMiguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B.Archbishop of Managua, NicaraguaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
5 Apr25.3Ordained PriestJoseph Alessandro, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Garissa, Kenya
55.9Ordained BishopIgnace Abdo Khalifé, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of Apamea in Syria dei MaronitiBishop Emeritus of Saint Maron of Sydney (Maronite), Australia
52.8Ordained BishopAlbin Małysiak, C.M. †Titular Bishop of BeatiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
50.2Ordained BishopDenis NgandeBishop of Bafoussam, Cameroon
24.1Ordained PriestChristophe Louis Yves Georges PierrePriest of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), FranceApostolic Nuncio to United States of America
BornGiordano Rota, O.S.B.BergamoApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy
60.3Ordained BishopMikolaj SasinowskiBishop of Łomża, Poland
54.8Ordained BishopStanislaw SmolenskiTitular Bishop of AlavaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
52.6InstalledOscar Félix VillenaBishop of San Rafael, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
6 Apr43.3Ordained BishopWilliam Wakefield BaumBishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USACardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
52.7AppointedManuel Casares HervásBishop of Almería, SpainBishop Emeritus
9 Apr47.0AppointedClaude Germain Berthold, M.E.P. †Bishop of Ubon Ratchathani, ThailandBishop Emeritus
51.2AppointedFederico Bonifacio Madersbacher Gasteiger, O.F.M. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Chiquitos, BoliviaBishop Emeritus of San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia
51.2AppointedFederico Bonifacio Madersbacher Gasteiger, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of BullaBishop Emeritus of San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia
10 Apr65.6DiedLuís Victor SartoriBishop of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
11 Apr42.0Ordained BishopErnst Franz Gerd Werner DickeTitular Bishop of Iria FlaviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Aachen, Germany
55.5AppointedPaolo MosconiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to IraqApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
12 Apr54.0Ordained BishopEladio Acosta Arteaga, C.I.M. †Bishop of Antioquía, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
29.6Ordained PriestPaulino Lukudu Loro, F.S.C.J.Priest of Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusArchbishop of Juba, South Sudan
15 Apr45.2AppointedMarcial Augusto Ramírez PonceBishop of La Guaira, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus of Venezuela, Military
16 Apr52.8AppointedNorman Joseph GallagherBishop of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
17 Apr BornJaime Uriel Sanabria AriasCiénegaVicar Apostolic of San Andrés y Providencia, Colombia
18 Apr50.4Ordained BishopHans-Georg (Johannes) BraunTitular Bishop of Putia in ByzacenaApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Magdeburg, Germany
44.9InstalledOrozimbo Fuenzalida y FuenzalidaBishop of Los Angeles, ChileBishop Emeritus of San Bernardo, Chile
53.6AppointedJuan Nicolasora NilmarAuxiliary Bishop of Tagbilaran, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Kalibo, Philippines
42.3AppointedRoberto Pinarello de AlmeidaBishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, Brazil
21 Apr45.2AppointedGabriel Marie Étienne VanelVicar Apostolic of France, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
45.2AppointedGabriel Marie Étienne VanelTitular Bishop of RotaArchbishop Emeritus of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
22 Apr44.7AppointedMarco Auxiliary Bishop of Bologna, ItalyCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
44.7AppointedMarco Titular Bishop of VulturiaCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
23 Apr57.6AppointedAldo ForzoniBishop of Apuania, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli, Italy
81.3DiedTeobaldo Moscatelli, O. Cist. †Abbot Emeritus of Order of Cistercians
59.4AppointedRenato SpallanzaniAuxiliary Bishop of Siena, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Palestrina, Italy
54.4AppointedAdelmo TacconiAuxiliary Bishop of Sovana e Pitigliano, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Grosseto, Italy
54.4AppointedAdelmo TacconiTitular Bishop of SinnaBishop Emeritus of Grosseto, Italy
24 Apr72.1DiedJean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. †Archbishop Emeritus of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
46.2AppointedAlberto GiglioliAuxiliary Bishop of Siena, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, Italy
46.2AppointedAlberto GiglioliTitular Bishop of BityliusBishop Emeritus of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, Italy
50.0AppointedVictor GuazzelliAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
50.0AppointedVictor GuazzelliTitular Bishop of LindisfarnaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
47.9AppointedGerald Thomas Mahon, M.H.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
47.9AppointedGerald Thomas Mahon, M.H.M. †Titular Bishop of Eanach DúinAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
55.7AppointedJames MonaghanAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.7AppointedJames MonaghanTitular Bishop of Cell AusailleAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
25 Apr52.6AppointedBl. Oscar Arnulfo Romero y GaldamezAuxiliary Bishop of San Salvador, El SalvadorArchbishop
52.6AppointedBl. Oscar Arnulfo Romero y GaldamezTitular Bishop of TambeaeArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
40.5AppointedPaul SchruersAuxiliary Bishop of Hasselt, BelgiumBishop Emeritus
40.5AppointedPaul SchruersTitular Bishop of SlebteBishop Emeritus of Hasselt, Belgium
26 Apr40.9Ordained BishopAgostinho José (Benito) Sartori, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Palmas, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Palmas-Francisco Beltrão, Parana, Brazil
27 Apr42.1AppointedPedro Casaldáliga Plá, C.M.F.Apostolic Administrator of São Félix, Mato Grosso, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
46.0AppointedCarmelo Cassati, M.S.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Pinheiro, Maranho, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), Italy
46.0AppointedCarmelo Cassati, M.S.C.Titular Bishop of Nova GermaniaArchbishop Emeritus of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), Italy
54.6AppointedCândido Rubens Padín, O.S.B. †Bishop of Bauru, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
29 Apr47.1AppointedRené-Alexandre DupanloupAuxiliary Bishop of Nice, FranceBishop Emeritus of Belley, France
47.1AppointedRené-Alexandre DupanloupTitular Bishop of VagalBishop Emeritus of Belley, France
40.1Ordained BishopStephen Fumio HamaoTitular Bishop of OretoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
30 Apr90.4DiedAlfredo Maria CavagnaTitular Bishop of Tium
63.7AppointedJaime Flores Martin, P.S.O.D. †Titular Bishop of RubiconBishop Emeritus of Barbastro, Spain
63.7ResignedJaime Flores Martin, P.S.O.D. †Bishop of Barbastro, SpainBishop Emeritus
63.2AppointedAntonio RavagliAuxiliary Bishop of Firenze {Florence}, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Modigliana, Italy
63.2AppointedAntonio RavagliTitular Bishop of MontecorvinoBishop Emeritus of Modigliana, Italy
63.2ResignedAntonio RavagliBishop of Modigliana, ItalyBishop Emeritus
47.2AppointedMark Francis SchmittAuxiliary Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USABishop Emeritus of Marquette, Michigan, USA
47.2AppointedMark Francis SchmittTitular Bishop of Ceanannus MórBishop Emeritus of Marquette, Michigan, USA
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