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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Dec84.2RetiredStanislas CourbeAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
63.7ResignedRaymond D’MelloTitular Bishop of GlenndálochaBishop Emeritus of Allahabad, India
50.8ResignedTheotonius Amal Ganguly, C.S.C. †Apostolic Administrator of Khulna, BangladeshArchbishop of Dacca, Bangladesh
1 Dec84.3DiedPeter Rogan, M.H.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Buéa, Cameroon
42.5Ordained BishopWalter Francis SullivanTitular Bishop of SelseaBishop Emeritus of Richmond, Virginia, USA
2 Dec80.8ResignedAlfredo Cifuentes GómezTitular Archbishop of ThapsusArchbishop Emeritus of La Serena, Chile
57.6AppointedAntonio del GiudiceApostolic Nuncio to VenezuelaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Iraq
81.8ResignedJames Thomas Gibbons Hayes, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of GabiiArchbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
38.4AppointedRamón Ovidio Pérez MoralesAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de VenezuelaBishop Emeritus of Los Teques, Venezuela
38.4AppointedRamón Ovidio Pérez MoralesTitular Bishop of Aquae Albae in ByzacenaBishop Emeritus of Los Teques, Venezuela
3 Dec74.2ResignedPaolo BottoTitular Archbishop of RisiniumArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
89.9ResignedAdolfo Ciuchini, O. de M. †Titular Bishop of SelendetaBishop Emeritus of Alghero, Italy
66.4Ordained BishopLouis Vangeke, M.S.C. †Titular Bishop of CulusiBishop Emeritus of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
4 Dec65.4ResignedFlaviano AriolaTitular Bishop of GuzabetaBishop Emeritus of Legazpi, Philippines
76.2ResignedAlfredo Silva SantiagoTitular Archbishop of Petra in PalaestinaArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
5 Dec47.0AppointedJosé Julio Aguilar GarcíaTitular Bishop of BononiaBishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala
58.8ConfirmedDivo Angelo Maria Sabatini, O.S.B. †Abbot of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy
24.7Ordained PriestGianfranco Todisco, P.O.C.R.Priest of Pious Workers Rural CatechistsBishop of Melfi-Rapolla-Venosa, Italy
6 Dec47.4InstalledClément Cailleau, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Tambacounda, SenegalPrefect Emeritus
31.9Ordained PriestNicola de Angelis, C.F.I.C.Priest of Congregazione dei Figli dell’Immacolata ConcezioneBishop Emeritus of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
48.0Ordained BishopHenri-François-Marie-Pierre DerouetTitular Bishop of ObbiBishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
54.7Ordained BishopEugène Moke MotsüriTitular Bishop of LestronaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
37.6Ordained BishopTharcisse Tshibangu TshishikuTitular Bishop of ScampaBishop Emeritus of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
7 Dec66.6ResignedVincent Billington, M.H.M. †Titular Bishop of FallabaBishop Emeritus of Kampala, Uganda
66.7ResignedJames Hagan, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of Horrea CoeliaBishop Emeritus of Makurdi, Nigeria
65.2ResignedJoseph Gerald Holland, S.M.A. †Titular Bishop of Cynopolis in AegyptoBishop Emeritus of Keta, Ghana
70.6ResignedDaniel Liston, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of SummaBishop Emeritus of Port-Louis, Mauritius
83.0ResignedThomas Leo ParkerTitular Bishop of MagarmelBishop Emeritus of Northampton, England, Great Britain
77.8ResignedThomas Roberts, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of SugdaeaArchbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India
69.2ResignedFrancis Raymond Walsh, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of BirthaBishop Emeritus of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain
8 Dec79.1ResignedJoseph Louis Aldée DesmaraisTitular Bishop of MedeliBishop Emeritus of Amos, Québec, Canada
51.5Ordained BishopManuel GuiraoBishop of Orán, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
73.7DiedBenno Walter Gut, O.S.B. †Cardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
26.7Ordained PriestJohannes Sudiarna HadiwikartaPriestBishop of Surabaya, Indonesia
48.8Ordained BishopZbigniew Józef KraszewskiTitular Bishop of HorreomargumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Warszawa-Praga, Poland
24.8Solemn ProfessedRobert Jean Louis Le Gall, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictArchbishop of Toulouse (-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
9 Dec95.1ResignedJean-Marie JanTitular Bishop of EdistianaBishop Emeritus of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
52.6AppointedPavao ŽanićCoadjutor Bishop of Mostar-Duvno (-Trebinje e Mrkan), Bosnia and HerzegovinaBishop Emeritus
52.6AppointedPavao ŽanićTitular Bishop of EdistianaBishop Emeritus of Mostar-Duvno (-Trebinje e Mrkan), Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Dec74.9ResignedHenri Maurice Albert AudrainTitular Archbishop of MimianaArchbishop Emeritus of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
77.9ResignedLouis-Marie-Fernand de Bazelaire de RuppierreTitular Archbishop of ThibilisArchbishop Emeritus of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France
73.5ResignedAntoine-Marie CazauxTitular Bishop of Thubunae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Luçon, France
76.7ResignedLouis-Marie-Joseph de Courrèges d’UstouTitular Bishop of CumaeBishop Emeritus of Montauban, France
87.3ResignedFrédéric DucTitular Bishop of LyddaBishop Emeritus of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
81.6ResignedJoseph Alphonse Marie EvrardTitular Bishop of DionysiopolisBishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
68.7ResignedAndré-Pierre-François FauvelTitular Bishop of AbthugniBishop Emeritus of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
BornMihai Cătălin FrăţilăAlba IuliaBishop of Sfântul Vasile cel Mare de Bucureşti (Romanian), Romania
66.0ResignedHernán Frías HurtadoTitular Bishop of BaretaBishop Emeritus of Antofagasta, Chile
73.0ResignedCharles-Marie-Jacques GuilhemTitular Bishop of Aquae ThibilitanaeBishop Emeritus of Laval, France
68.9ResignedAndré Jacques Marie JacqueminTitular Bishop of ElvasBishop Emeritus of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
84.6ResignedAuguste JauffrésTitular Bishop of ArsennariaBishop Emeritus of Tarentaise, France
27.3Professed (Perpetual Vows)Joseph Koerber, C.S.Sp.Member of Congregation of the Holy SpiritVicar Apostolic of Makokou, Gabon
83.3ResignedFrédéric Edouard Camille LamyTitular Archbishop of BizyaArchbishop Emeritus of Sens (-Auxerre), France
74.8ResignedLucien-Sidroine LebrunTitular Bishop of Arae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), France
80.9ResignedJulien François Le CouëdicTitular Bishop of FlenucletaBishop Emeritus of Troyes, France
65.0ResignedMarcel-François Lefebvre, C.S.Sp. †Titular Archbishop of Synnada in PhrygiaBishop Emeritus of Tulle, France
63.8ResignedFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauTitular Bishop of Colonia in CappadociaBishop Emeritus of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
85.5ResignedDenis J. MoynihanTitular Bishop of SuaciaBishop Emeritus of Kerry, Ireland
76.3ResignedVictor-Jean PerrinTitular Bishop of BlaundusBishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
81.0ResignedSaturnino Rubio y MontiélTitular Bishop of Villa RegisBishop Emeritus of Osma-Soria, Spain
76.2ResignedPierre-Marie ThéasTitular Bishop of Sanctus GermanusBishop Emeritus of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
76.3ResignedJoseph-Martin UrtasunTitular Archbishop of VoncariaArchbishop Emeritus of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France
78.2ResignedJean-Joseph-Léonce VillepeletTitular Bishop of RucumaBishop Emeritus of Nantes, France
11 Dec83.2ResignedLuis Almarcha HernándezTitular Bishop of EleplaBishop Emeritus of León, Spain
68.4ResignedEugenio Beitia AldazabalTitular Bishop of VerronaBishop Emeritus of Santander, Spain
82.4ResignedEnrique Delgado y GómezTitular Archbishop of BitettumArchbishop Emeritus of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain
82.0ResignedAurelio del Pino GómezTitular Bishop of Castellum MinusBishop Emeritus of Lérida, Spain
64.3ResignedJaime Flores Martin, P.S.O.D. †Titular Bishop of RubiconBishop Emeritus of Barbastro, Spain
77.1ResignedJosé García y GoldarazTitular Archbishop of FerentiumArchbishop Emeritus of Valladolid, Spain
81.9ResignedRamón Iglesias NavarriTitular Bishop of SatrianumBishop Emeritus of Urgell, Spain
87.7ResignedDaniel Llorente y FedericoTitular Bishop of AucaBishop Emeritus of Segovia, Spain
73.9ResignedEduardo Martinez GonzálezTitular Bishop of SegiaBishop Emeritus of Zamora, Spain
80.1ResignedGregorio Modrego y CasausTitular Archbishop of Mons in NumidiaArchbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
82.5ResignedSantos Moro BrizTitular Bishop of HierpinianaBishop Emeritus of Ávila, Spain
67.6ResignedJames Moynagh, S.P.S. †Titular Bishop of MageóBishop Emeritus of Calabar, Nigeria
81.9ResignedMarcelino Olaechea Loizaga, S.D.B. †Titular Archbishop of SubbarArchbishop Emeritus of Valencia, Spain
80.9ResignedAntonio Victor Pildáin y ZapiáinTitular Bishop of PomariaBishop Emeritus of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
77.9ResignedJosé Souto VizosoTitular Bishop of IlliciBishop Emeritus of Palencia, Spain
67.1ResignedJosé Alfonso Tscherrig, C.SS.R. †Vicar Apostolic of Reyes, BoliviaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
12 Dec34.2Ordained PriestFabriciano SigampaPriest of La Rioja, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
62.3ResignedFelicissimo Stefano Tinivella, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of BellicastrumArchbishop Emeritus of Ancona e Numana, Italy
29.7Ordained PriestFausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorArchbishop of Quito, Ecuador
13 Dec49.0Ordained BishopIgnazio CannavòTitular Archbishop of OctavaArchbishop Emeritus of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
54.9Ordained BishopMatthias A. ChimoleBishop of Zomba, MalawiBishop Emeritus of Lilongwe, Malawi
45.1Ordained BishopMichael Atul D’Rozario, C.S.C.Bishop of Khulna, BangladeshBishop Emeritus
28.9Ordained PriestJosé Dolores Grullón EstrellaPriestBishop of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
58.1Ordained BishopThomas McDonnellBishop of Killala, IrelandBishop Emeritus
14 Dec81.2ResignedRaffaele BarattaTitular Archbishop of DarnisArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
78.6ResignedJoão Batista Cavati, C.M. †Titular Bishop of EucarpiaBishop Emeritus of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
84.2ResignedLafayette LibânioTitular Bishop of Girus TarasiiBishop Emeritus of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
81.7ResignedFrancis Costantin Mazzieri, O.F.M. Conv. †Titular Bishop of Casae NigraeBishop Emeritus of Ndola, Zambia
80.2ResignedRodolfo das Mercés de Oliveira PenaTitular Bishop of ApollonisBishop Emeritus of Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15 Dec BornBulus Dauwa YohannaVuroroVicar Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria
49.9DiedHenri Lugagne-DelponBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), France
59.2ResignedPhilippe Lussier, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of MutugennaBishop Emeritus of Saint Paul in Alberta, Canada
16 Dec43.1InstalledDaniel Anthony CroninBishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 Dec26.1Ordained PriestPaul Bùi Văn ÐocPriestArchbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
18 Dec71.4DiedApollinaris William Baumgartner, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Agaña, Guam, Pacific (Oceania)
24.6Ordained PriestJoseph Francis MartinoPriest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
19 Dec25.1Ordained PriestGilles Côté, S.M.M.Priest of Missionaries of the Company of MaryBishop of Daru-Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
63.6Ordained BishopOctavio Nicolás DerisiTitular Bishop of RhasusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina
46.4Ordained BishopVincent MensahBishop of Porto Novo, BeninBishop Emeritus
20 Dec86.0ResignedRoberto Bernardino Berríos Gaínza, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AnastasiopolisBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
62.6ResignedFilemón CastellanoTitular Bishop of Hadrianopolis in PisidiaBishop Emeritus of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
67.8ResignedRamón José CastellanoTitular Archbishop of IomniumArchbishop Emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina
26.0Ordained PriestOswald GraciasPriest of Bombay, IndiaCardinal, Archbishop
25.0Ordained DeaconJean-Pierre KutwaDeacon of Abidjan, Côte d’IvoireCardinal, Archbishop
30.7Ordained PriestAnthony Peter MayallaPriest of Mwanza, TanzaniaArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
56.0Ordained BishopMario Picchi, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of HoraeaBishop Emeritus of Venado Tuerto, Argentina
25.7Ordained PriestArmando José María Rossi, O.P.Priest of Order of Friars PreachersBishop of Concepción, Argentina
59.5ResignedFrancisco Juan VénneraTitular Bishop of IubaltianaBishop Emeritus of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
21 Dec26.7Ordained PriestThumma BalaPriest of Warangal, IndiaArchbishop of Hyderabad, India
22 Dec70.9ResignedClaudius-Philippe Bayet, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of MasculaBishop Emeritus of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
52.5ResignedPablo Correa LeónTitular Bishop of ColumnataBishop Emeritus of Cúcuta, Colombia
48.2AppointedRoger Marie Élie EtchegarayArchbishop of Marseille, FranceCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
80.4ResignedNicanor Carlos Gavinales ChamorroTitular Bishop of PauzeraBishop Emeritus of Portoviejo (Porto Vecchio), Ecuador
69.3ResignedRamón Munita EyzaguirreTitular Bishop of Maximiana in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
61.1ResignedFrancis Xavier Sanguon SouvannasriTitular Bishop of UrciBishop Emeritus of Chanthaburi, Thailand
58.0ResignedPierluigi SartorelliApostolic Pro-Nuncio to TanzaniaApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Kenya
53.9AppointedGiuseppe VairoArchbishop of Acerenza, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
23 Dec75.1ResignedJohn Joseph McEleney, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of LoriumArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
24 Dec53.1AppointedLuciano AngeloniTitular Archbishop of ViboApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
53.1AppointedLuciano AngeloniApostolic Pro-Nuncio to MalawiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
53.1AppointedLuciano AngeloniApostolic Pro-Nuncio to ZambiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
47.1AppointedFranco BrambillaTitular Archbishop of ViminaciumApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Australia
47.1AppointedFranco BrambillaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to TanzaniaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Australia
18.8ConvertedHugh (Edward) Gilbert, O.S.B.Bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain
44.2AppointedLuciano StoreroApostolic Nuncio to Dominican RepublicApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
26 Dec24.8Ordained PriestVirgilio Pante, I.M.C.Priest of Consolata MissionariesBishop of Maralal, Kenya
27 Dec28.4Ordained PriestCaetano Ferrari, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
55.6ResignedErnest Arthur GreenBishop of Port Elizabeth, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
74.7ResignedCesar Antonio Mosquera CorralTitular Archbishop of Forum NovumArchbishop Emeritus of Guayaquil, Ecuador
25.9Ordained PriestChristoph Schönborn, O.P.Priest of Order of Friars PreachersCardinal, Archbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
28 Dec44.4AppointedPedro Antônio Marchetti FedaltoArchbishop of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
29 Dec49.8AppointedGabriel BulletAuxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
49.8AppointedGabriel BulletTitular Bishop of GlavinitzaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), Switzerland
77.3RetiredFrançois CharrièreBishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
55.6AppointedAldo Del MonteApostolic Administrator of Acqui, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
55.6AppointedAldo Del MonteTitular Bishop of MustiBishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
50.8AppointedPierre MamieBishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
64.3AppointedPieter Jan Antoon MoorsTitular Bishop of Traiectum ad MosamBishop Emeritus of Roermond, Netherlands
64.3ResignedPieter Jan Antoon MoorsBishop of Roermond, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
39.1AppointedAdrianus Johannes SimonisBishop of Rotterdam, NetherlandsCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands
31 Dec75.3ResignedLino Aguirre GarciaTitular Bishop of Aquae FlaviaeBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
85.4ResignedKarl Joseph AlterTitular Archbishop of MinoraArchbishop Emeritus of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
76.1ResignedJames Louis ConnollyTitular Bishop of ThibuzabetumBishop Emeritus of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
77.9ResignedEdward Aloysius FitzgeraldTitular Bishop of ZertaBishop Emeritus of Winona, Minnesota, USA
80.5ResignedWalter Andrew FoeryTitular Bishop of MisenumBishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
70.3ResignedLawrence Alexander GlennTitular Bishop of BleraBishop Emeritus of Crookston, Minnesota, USA
80.4ResignedFortino Gómez LeónTitular Archbishop of CeramusArchbishop Emeritus of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
80.9ResignedAnastasio Hurtado y RoblesTitular Bishop of CissaBishop Emeritus of Tepic, Nayarit, México
79.7ResignedManuel Pío López EstradaTitular Archbishop of DruasArchbishop Emeritus of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
79.8ResignedRobert Emmet LuceyTitular Archbishop of TauromeniumArchbishop Emeritus of San Antonio, Texas, USA
78.0ResignedThomas Lawrence NoaTitular Bishop of TalaptulaBishop Emeritus of Marquette, Michigan, USA
84.2ResignedWilliam Patrick O’ConnorTitular Bishop of SiccesiBishop Emeritus of Madison, Wisconsin, USA
74.3DiedThomas Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
80.6ResignedGeorge John RehringTitular Bishop of TunnunaBishop Emeritus of Toledo, Ohio, USA
79.6ResignedUrban John VehrTitular Archbishop of MasuccabaArchbishop Emeritus of Denver, Colorado, USA

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