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The Year of Our Lord 1971

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown21.2EnteredAnders Arborelius, O.C.D.Member of Order of Discalced CarmelitesCardinal, Bishop of Stockholm, Sweden
78.3ResignedAlban Francis Swarbrick (of Blackburn), O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Jullundur, IndiaPrefect Emeritus
25.6Ordained DeaconIssam John Darwish (Darwich), B.S.Deacon of Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
36.3IncardinatedJoseph Patrick DelaneyPriest of Brownsville, Texas, USABishop of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
48.2AppointedSalvatore Di SalvoAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Lucia del Mela, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Nicosia, Italy
64.8ResignedBaldwin (Wilfred) Dworschak, O.S.B. †Abbot of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus
78.0RetiredPhilip Joseph FurlongAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
22.9Ordained DeaconGiorgio Demetrio GallaroDeacon of Los Angeles, California, USASecretary Emeritus of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches
Died[Anthony Gao Yong]Bishop of Fenyang [Fenyang], China
66.6CeasedGregory Gomez, O.S.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Drisdale River, AustraliaAbbot of New Norcia, Australia
38.6AppointedClément Joseph Marie Raymond Guillon, C.I.M. †Superior General of Congregation of Jesus and MaryBishop Emeritus of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
83.2ResignedMesrop Habozian, C.M.Vd. †Abbot General of Congregazione Mechitarista di ViennaAbbot General Emeritus
58.1ResignedKilian John Healy, O. Carm. †Prior General of Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelPrior General Emeritus
65.0ResignedMichael a Jesu Nardone, O.SS.T. †Minister General of Order of the Most Holy TrinityMinister General Emeritus
AppointedBasile KanakriPatriarchal Vicar of Iraq (Melkite Greek)Patriarchal Vicar Emeritus of Kuwait (Melkite Greek)
23.0Solemn VowsJohn Michael KudrickMember of Third Order Regular of St. Francis of PenanceBishop Emeritus of Parma (Ruthenian), Ohio, USA
49.1ResignedJoseph Patrick Mary Loftus, O.S.M. †Prior General of Order of Friar Servants of MaryPrior General Emeritus
50.4AppointedSilvio LuoniPermanent Observer to United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in GenevaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Thailand
82.6ResignedAthanasius (Ludwig) Merkle, O. Cist. †AbbotAbbot Emeritus
59.0ResignedWilhelm Möhler, S.A.C. †Rector General of Society of the Catholic ApostolateRector General Emeritus
19.5EnteredGeorg Müller, SS.CC. †Member of Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MaryPrelate Emeritus of Trondheim, Norway
25.9Ordained DeaconJoseph Benedict (Simplicius de Lepanto) Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap. †Deacon of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines
58.8ResignedAntonino PinciApostolic Nuncio to PanamaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
67.4AppointedFrancesco RossiAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Tortona, Italy
16.1ProfessedPaul Rouhana, O.L.M.Member of Order of Lebanese Maronite (Maronite)Auxiliary Bishop of Joubbé, Sarba e Jounieh (Maronite), Lebanon
66.1ResignedAntoni Sagrera Gayá, C.R. †Superior General of Congregation of Clerics RegularSuperior General Emeritus
28.2Ordained PriestCosimo Semeraro, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoSecretary Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences
50.3ProfessedVincentas Sladkevičius, M.I.C. †Member of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin MaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania
52.0ResignedForsenio Vezzani, M.I. †Superior General of Order of the Ministers of the SickSuperior General Emeritus
Jan48.5AppointedLouis Pathé BarryApostolic Administrator of Conakry {Konakry}, GuineaPriest
2 Jan54.2AppointedEnrico BartolettiCoadjutor Archbishop of Lucca, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
54.2AppointedEnrico BartolettiTitular Archbishop of MyndusArchbishop Emeritus of Lucca, Italy
45.1AppointedFrançois-Victor-Marie Frétellière, P.S.S. †Auxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas), FranceBishop of Créteil, France
45.1AppointedFrançois-Victor-Marie Frétellière, P.S.S. †Titular Bishop of CaudiumBishop of Créteil, France
55.2AppointedCharles Roman KoesterAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.2AppointedCharles Roman KoesterTitular Bishop of SuaciaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
60.9AppointedBenvenuto MatteucciArchbishop of Pisa, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
3 Jan26.5Ordained PriestHoracio Olave VelandiaPriest of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, ColombiaPrelate of Tibú, Colombia
36.7Ordained PriestDonald James ReecePriestArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
4 Jan59.9AppointedJolando NuzziBishop of Nocera de’ Pagani, ItalyBishop of Nocera Inferiore-Sarno, Italy
5 Jan64.1ResignedLuigi CicuttiniTitular Bishop of LamphuaBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
85.6ResignedRichard Oliver GerowTitular Bishop of VageataBishop Emeritus of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, USA
61.0AppointedPierre Marie Nguyễn Văn NăngBishop of Vinh, Viet Nam
74.4ResignedHenry Joseph O’BrienTitular Archbishop of UthinaArchbishop Emeritus of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
71.2ResignedPaul-Pierre-Marie-Joseph PinierTitular Bishop of SaetabisBishop Emeritus of Constantine (-Hippone), Algeria
79.5DiedJean Baptiste Trần Hữu ÐứcBishop of Vinh, Viet Nam
6 Jan23.3ProfessedAugustinus Tumaole Bane, O.M.I.Member of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop of Leribe, Lesotho
59.3Ordained BishopCarroll Thomas DozierBishop of Memphis, Tennessee, USABishop Emeritus
BornDonatien Francis Randriamalala, M.S.Bishop of Ambanja, Madagascar
58.7Ordained BishopSebastiano RossoBishop of Piazza Armerina, ItalyBishop Emeritus
38.6Ordained BishopPatrick Francis Sheehan, O.S.A. †Bishop of Yola, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Kano, Nigeria
7 Jan68.3DiedAdolfo BinniBishop of Nola, Italy
52.2AppointedGiovanni CanestriBishop of Tortona, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova {Genoa}, Italy
46.0Ordained BishopJohn Raymond McGannTitular Bishop of MorosbisdusBishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
8 Jan78.3ResignedMarcel Roger Buyse, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of Iunca in ByzacenaBishop Emeritus of Lahore, Pakistan
81.3ResignedAntonino CatarellaTitular Bishop of VissalsaBishop Emeritus of Piazza Armerina, Italy
9 Jan25.4Ordained PriestJoseph CouttsPriest of Lahore, PakistanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Karachi, Pakistan
30.2Ordained PriestMartín de Elizalde, O.S.B.Priest of Order of Saint BenedictBishop Emeritus of Nueve de Julio, Argentina
26.9Ordained PriestPaul MaipanPriestBishop Emeritus of Khammam, India
27.2Ordained PriestJosé Alberto Moura, C.S.S.Priest of Congregation of the Sacred StigmataArchbishop Emeritus of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
43.5Ordained BishopJoseph Robert Rodericks, S.J. †Bishop of Jamshedpur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
10 Jan54.9Ordained BishopBl. Jesús Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve, M.X.Y. †Titular Bishop of StrumnitzaBishop of Arauca, Colombia
40.7Ordained BishopVictor Hugo Martínez ContrerasTitular Bishop of NaissusArchbishop Emeritus of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala
32.0Ordained PriestLuke Paul Matlatarea, M.S.C. †Priest of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusBishop of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
11 Jan66.7ResignedAlbert Vincent D’SouzaTitular Archbishop of LupercianaArchbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
40.2AppointedManuel Samaniego BarrigaBishop of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, MéxicoBishop of Cuautitlán, México, México
52.5AppointedJohn StockAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
52.5AppointedJohn StockTitular Bishop of PergamumAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
13 Jan87.7ResignedWilliam Lawrence AdrianTitular Bishop of EloBishop Emeritus of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
77.7ResignedPeter William BartholomeTitular Bishop of TanaramusaBishop Emeritus of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
70.7ResignedLeo Ferdinand DworschakTitular Bishop of MetaBishop Emeritus of Fargo, North Dakota, USA
35.2Ordained PriestJohn Etheridge, C.P. †Priest of Congregation of the PassionBishop Emeritus of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
81.4ResignedWilliam Tibertus McCarty, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of RotdonBishop Emeritus of Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
76.1ResignedJoseph Maximilian MuellerTitular Bishop of SimitthuBishop Emeritus of Sioux City, Iowa, USA
69.8ResignedRobert Dermot O’FlanaganTitular Bishop of TrecalaeBishop Emeritus of Juneau, Alaska, USA
14 Jan81.1ResignedUmberto MalchiodiTitular Archbishop of AstigiBishop Emeritus of Piacenza, Italy
43.0ResignedRoberto Pinarello de AlmeidaBishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, Brazil
43.1Ordained BishopFernando Ramon Prego CasalTitular Bishop of Vegesela in NumidiaBishop of Santa Clara, Cuba
47.3Ordained BishopEvelio Ramos DíazTitular Bishop of CroaeAuxiliary Bishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba
52.7AppointedValfredo Bernardo Tepe, O.F.M. †Bishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
56.1DiedMesrob J. Terzian, I.C.P.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Armenian), Lebanon
15 Jan64.4SucceededGabriel GanniArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
75.9ResignedFrancis Doyle Gleeson, S.J. †Titular Bishop of CuiculBishop Emeritus of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
84.2DiedJoseph GoguéArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
16 Jan66.3ResignedJohn Ambrose Abasolo y Lecue, O.C.D. †Bishop of Vijayapuram, IndiaBishop Emeritus
49.9AppointedPackiam ArokiaswamyBishop of Ootacamund, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Tanjore, India
60.8AppointedJoseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D. †Bishop of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), AntillesBishop Emeritus of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles
74.5RetiredCamilo Plácido Crous y Salichs, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Sibundoy, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
52.3AppointedCornelius ElanjikalBishop of Vijayapuram, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Verapoly, India
52.9AppointedJoseph KelantharaArchbishop of Verapoly, India
45.4AppointedRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Vicar Apostolic of Sibundoy, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia
45.4AppointedRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of Oppidum ConsilinumBishop Emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia
BornGerald Mamman MusaBishop of Katsina, Nigeria
41.0AppointedRaymond MwanyikaBishop of Njombe, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
42.0AppointedJérôme Nday Kanyangu LukundweBishop of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedVictor Razafimahatratra, S.J. †Bishop of Farafangana, MadagascarCardinal, Archbishop of Antananarivo, Madagascar
43.1AppointedBenedict Ganesh SinghAuxiliary Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
43.1AppointedBenedict Ganesh SinghTitular Bishop of ArsennariaBishop Emeritus of Georgetown, Guyana, Antilles
17 Jan BornAlexandre Awi Mello, P. SchönstattSuperior General of Institute of Schönstatt Fathers
18 Jan81.4ResignedAndrew Alexis D’SouzaTitular Bishop of Elephantaria in ProconsulariBishop Emeritus of Poona, India
86.2ResignedJames Edward KearneyTitular Bishop of TabaicaraBishop Emeritus of Rochester, New York, USA
19 Jan86.6ResignedAcacio de la Trinidad Chacón GuerraTitular Archbishop of ScebatianaArchbishop Emeritus of Mérida, Venezuela
77.8DiedJoseph Julian Oste, C.I.C.M. †Bishop of Jinzhou [Jehol], China
BornMario Héctor RoblesAuxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina
70.5ResignedPedro Pablo Tenreiro FranciaTitular Bishop of AuzegeraBishop Emeritus of Guanare, Venezuela
20 Jan85.3DiedAntonio BacciCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Sant’Eugenio
18.1EnteredJoão Bosco Barbosa de Sousa, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil
81.2ResignedRosario L. BrodeurTitular Bishop of MaronanaBishop Emeritus of Alexandria in Ontario, Canada
21.6Simple VowsSebastião Assis de Figueiredo, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
77.7ResignedFelipe Santiago Hermosa y SarmientoTitular Archbishop of BeroeaArchbishop Emeritus of Cuzco, Peru
21 Jan78.3ResignedThomas Kiely GormanTitular Bishop of PinhelBishop Emeritus of Dallas, Texas, USA
BornPaul Ma CunguoBishop of Shuoxian [Shohchow], China
22 Jan62.0ResignedGuillermo Escobar VélezTitular Bishop of NicivesBishop Emeritus of Antioquía, Colombia
23 Jan65.6ResignedAmbrogio De Battista, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Vijayawada, IndiaBishop Emeritus
80.5ResignedJoseph-Alphonse Baud, M.S.F.S. †Titular Bishop of TroasBishop Emeritus of Visakhapatnam, India
69.8ResignedLawrence Leo Graner, C.S.C. †Titular Archbishop of Vazari-DiddaArchbishop Emeritus of Dacca, Bangladesh
39.1AppointedMiguel Gatan PuruggananAuxiliary Bishop of Nueva Segovia, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines
39.1AppointedMiguel Gatan PuruggananTitular Bishop of EgnatiaBishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines
52.0SucceededJoseph S. ThummaBishop of Vijayawada, IndiaBishop Emeritus
30.8Converted[Richard Nelson Williamson], S.S.P.X.Bishop
24 Jan26.6Ordained PriestAntônio Roberto Cavuto, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Itapipoca, Ceara, Brazil
25.5Ordained PriestMauro Montagnoli, C.S.S.Priest of Congregation of the Sacred StigmataBishop Emeritus of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil
34.5Ordained PriestBenedict To VarpinPriest of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaArchbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
25 Jan50.4Ordained BishopEdward Cornelius O’LearyTitular Bishop of MoglaenaBishop Emeritus of Portland, Maine, USA
26 Jan46.6AppointedYves-Marie-Henri BescondAuxiliary Bishop of Corbeil, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
46.6AppointedYves-Marie-Henri BescondTitular Bishop of Aquae ThibilitanaeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
49.3AppointedHenry-Camille-Gustave-Marie L’HeureuxAuxiliary Bishop of Perpignan-Elne, FranceBishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedHenry-Camille-Gustave-Marie L’HeureuxTitular Bishop of CeleneBishop Emeritus of Perpignan-Elne, France
83.0ResignedEugene O’CallaghanTitular Bishop of BritoniaBishop Emeritus of Clogher, Ireland
84.4ResignedBernardo Regno, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of BagaiBishop Emeritus of Kandy, Sri Lanka
BornAlex Lodiong Sakor EyoboBishop of Yei, South Sudan
27 Jan87.5ResignedMoisés Alves de Pinho, C.S.Sp. †Titular Archbishop of PerdicesArchbishop Emeritus of Luanda, Angola
86.1ResignedAntónio Valente da FonsecaTitular Bishop of AgbiaBishop Emeritus of Vila Real, Portugal
63.0ResignedJaime Garcia GoulartTitular Bishop of TrofimianaBishop Emeritus of Díli, Timor-Leste
79.7ResignedManuel de Medeiros GuerreiroTitular Bishop of PraecausaBishop Emeritus of Nampula, Mozambique
78.7ResignedErnesto Sena de OliveiraTitular Archbishop of OctabaBishop Emeritus of Coimbra, Portugal
25.3Ordained PriestJebalamai SusaimanickamPriest of Madurai, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Sivagangai, India
76.6ResignedAbílio Augusto Vaz das NevesTitular Bishop of SilliBishop Emeritus of Bragança e Miranda, Portugal
89.1DiedPieter Jan Willekens, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Djakarta, IndonesiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Djakarta, Indonesia
28 Jan79.0ResignedGerald Thomas BerganTitular Archbishop of TacarataArchbishop Emeritus of Omaha, Nebraska, USA
29 Jan35.2Ordained BishopAnthony Hampden DicksonBishop of Bridgetown-Kingstown, Barbados, AntillesBishop Emeritus of Bridgetown, Barbados, Antilles
76.9ResignedUrbanus Stephanus Mauritius Cornelius (Urbain Étienne) Morlion, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of Catabum CastraBishop Emeritus of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
25.0Ordained PriestImre Asztrik Várszegi, O.S.B.Priest of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus of Pannonhalma, Hungary
30 Jan60.0ResignedJosé Juan Luciano Carlos Metzinger Greff, SS.CC. †Prelate of Ayaviri, PeruPrelate Emeritus
31 Jan19.2ProfessedAntônio Carlos Altieri, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop Emeritus of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
55.6Ordained BishopAldo Del MonteTitular Bishop of MustiBishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
42.1Ordained BishopJuan Martí AlanisBishop of Urgell, SpainBishop Emeritus
76.4DiedVictor-Jean PerrinBishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
17.9ProfessedJosé Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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