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The Year of Our Lord 1972

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar67.4AppointedMaximilien de FürstenbergCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
1 Mar48.4AppointedJosé Gottardi Cristelli, S.D.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Mercedes, UruguayArchbishop Emeritus of Montevideo, Uruguay
48.4AppointedJosé Gottardi Cristelli, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of BellicastrumArchbishop Emeritus of Montevideo, Uruguay
57.6AppointedCarlos Arturo Mullín Nocetti, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Minas, UruguayBishop
57.6AppointedCarlos Arturo Mullín Nocetti, S.J. †Titular Bishop of BirthaBishop of Minas, Uruguay
67.3DiedJohannes Wiesen, S.V.D. †Prelate of Encarnación y Alto Paraná, Paraguay
71.0ResignedJoseph ZimmermannAuxiliary Bishop of Augsburg, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
2 Mar67.5DiedOctavio José Calderón y PadillaBishop Emeritus of Matagalpa, Nicaragua
44.5AppointedLolesio (Laurent) FuaheaAuxiliary Bishop of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
44.5AppointedLolesio (Laurent) FuaheaTitular Bishop of BagaiBishop Emeritus of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)
45.7AppointedRobert SastreBishop of Lokossa, Benin
4 Mar62.3AppointedSante PortalupiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to AlgeriaApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
5 Mar57.2Ordained BishopGiuseppe MoizoTitular Bishop of Caesarea in MauretaniaBishop of Acqui, Italy
6 Mar81.9DiedGiuseppe Obert, P.I.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Dinajpur, Bangladesh
8 Mar46.7AppointedMervyn Alban AlexanderAuxiliary Bishop of Clifton, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
46.7AppointedMervyn Alban AlexanderTitular Bishop of PinhelBishop Emeritus of Clifton, England, Great Britain
65.6DiedCarlos Luis GerominiBishop Emeritus of Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras
9 Mar63.8AppointedEnrico Romolo Compagnone, O.C.D. †Bishop of Terracina-Latina, Priverno e Sezze, ItalyBishop Emeritus
10 Mar62.0ResignedWilhelm van Bekkum, S.V.D. †Bishop of Ruteng, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
13 Mar64.0DiedJohn Kwao Amuzu AggeyArchbishop of Lagos, Nigeria
57.4DiedErnesto SeguraAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
35.8Ordained PriestIoan ŞişeşteanPriestBishop of Maramureş (Romanian), Romania
42.2AppointedJean-Charles ThomasAuxiliary Bishop of Aire et Dax, FranceBishop Emeritus of Versailles, France
42.2AppointedJean-Charles ThomasTitular Bishop of Gemellae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Versailles, France
15 Mar78.6AppointedCarlo ConfalonieriCardinal-Bishop of PalestrinaCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
77.1AppointedPaolo MarellaCardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa RufinaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter
76.9AppointedLuigi TragliaCardinal-Bishop of AlbanoCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
16 Mar45.4Ordained BishopÁrpád Fábián, O. Praem. †Titular Bishop of ClypiaBishop of Szombathely, Hungary
44.5Ordained BishopLászló Kádár, O. Cist. †Titular Bishop of SaetabisArchbishop of Eger, Hungary
73.9Ordained BishopSándor Klempa, O. Praem. †Titular Bishop of BastiApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Veszprém, Hungary
62.0Ordained BishopLászló LékaiTitular Bishop of Girus TarasiiCardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom, Hungary
17 Mar26.3Ordained PriestJohn Michael QuinnPriest of Detroit, Michigan, USABishop of Winona, Minnesota, USA
18 Mar BornAleh ButkevichBraslauBishop of Vitebsk, Belarus
82.4DiedHector Catry, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Lahore, Pakistan
40.9Ordained BishopSymphorian Thomas Keeprath, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Jullundur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
24.0Ordained PriestMethod KilainiPriest of Bukoba, TanzaniaAuxiliary Bishop
25.8Ordained PriestJohannes KreidlerPriest of Rottenburg, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
25.6Ordained PriestJoseph Edward KurtzPriest of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAArchbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
65.8AppointedAchille PalmeriniBishop of Trivento, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Isernia e Venafro, Italy
28.3Ordained PriestSotero Phamo (Thein Myint)PriestBishop Emeritus of Loikaw, Myanmar
48.7Ordained BishopFranz Xaver SchwarzenböckTitular Bishop of VageataAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
61.7AppointedFrancesco SpaneddaBishop of Alghero, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Oristano, Italy
51.4Ordained BishopHeinrich von Soden-FraunhofenTitular Bishop of BelaliAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
19 Mar45.2Ordained BishopRaymond Joseph Louis BouchexTitular Bishop of ElvasArchbishop Emeritus of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France
27.5Ordained PriestAngel Garachana Pérez, C.M.F.Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
24.1Ordained PriestAdolfo Tito YllanaPriest of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), PhilippinesApostolic Nuncio to Congo, Democratic Republic of
20 Mar29.6Ordained PriestPaul Kenjiro KoriyamaPriest of Kagoshima, JapanBishop
26.0Ordained PriestJoseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S.Priest of Nagasaki, JapanArchbishop
21 Mar29.3Ordained PriestJohn Baptist Tseng Chien-tsiPriest of Hwalien, TaiwanAuxiliary Bishop
22 Mar62.4AppointedSante PortalupiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to TunisiaApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
23 Mar42.2AppointedDonat ChiassonArchbishop of Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
53.0AppointedPaulinus Jeerakath, C.M.I. †Apostolic Exarch of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabarese), India
46.5Ordained BishopJames Joseph McGuinnessTitular Bishop of Sanctus GermanusBishop Emeritus of Nottingham, England, Great Britain
75.0DiedManuel Moll y SalordBishop Emeritus of Tortosa, Spain
65.6AppointedErnest-Marie de Jésus-Hostie Charles Albert Nyary, O.C.D. †Archbishop of Baghdad, IraqArchbishop Emeritus
67.0ResignedNorbert RobichaudArchbishop of Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
24 Mar89.1AppointedAmleto Giovanni CicognaniCardinal-Bishop of OstiaCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
89.1ConfirmedAmleto Giovanni CicognaniDean of the College of CardinalsCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
43.8AppointedAntonio Ferrándiz Morales, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of San Andrés y Providencia, Colombia
77.0ConfirmedLuigi TragliaVice-Dean (Sub-Dean) of the College of CardinalsCardinal, Dean
25 Mar25.2Ordained PriestVincenzo ApicellaPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyBishop of Velletri-Segni, Italy
37.9AppointedMiguel Irizar Campos, C.P.Vicar Apostolic of Yurimaguas, PeruBishop Emeritus of Callao, Peru
37.9AppointedMiguel Irizar Campos, C.P.Titular Bishop of EloBishop Emeritus of Callao, Peru
52.2AppointedBernard MabulaBishop of Singida, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
25.9Ordained PriestAndré MarceauPriest of Bordeaux (-Bazas), FranceBishop of Nice, France
45.4Ordained BishopManfred MüllerTitular Bishop of IubaltianaBishop Emeritus of Regensburg, Germany
66.3AppointedFrancisco Javier Nuño y GuerreroArchbishop (Personal Title) of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
59.3ResignedGregorio Elias Olazar Muruaga, C.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Yurimaguas, PeruVicar Apostolic Emeritus
55.5AppointedDiego Parodi, M.C.C.I. †Auxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyBishop of Ischia, Italy
60.6ResignedJules-Joseph Puset, S.M.M. †Bishop of Tamatave, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
27.5Ordained PriestAgustín Roberto Radrizzani, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina
38.1AppointedJean-Guy Rakodondravahatra, M.S. †Bishop of Ihosy, Madagascar
39.5AppointedRené Joseph RakotondrabéAuxiliary Bishop of Tuléar, MadagascarBishop Emeritus of Toamasina, Madagascar
39.5AppointedRené Joseph RakotondrabéTitular Bishop of UmbriaticoBishop Emeritus of Toamasina, Madagascar
57.0AppointedJérôme RazafindrazakaBishop of Tamatave, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
28.0Ordained PriestVincenzo Savio, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Belluno-Feltre, Italy
57.7Ordained BishopRudolf SchmidTitular Bishop of DionysianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Germany
65.2AppointedLeonardo Viera ContrerasBishop of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
31 Mar79.1DiedEdward Aloysius FitzgeraldBishop Emeritus of Winona, Minnesota, USA
83.2DiedRamón Iglesias NavarriBishop Emeritus of Urgell, Spain
81.8DiedJoseph PaceBishop of Gozo, Malta
2 Apr28.6Ordained PriestJosé Trinidad González RodríguezPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
29.7Ordained PriestJosé Refugio Mercado DíazPriest of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México
25.3Ordained PriestTeodoro Enrique Pino MirandaPriest of Hermosillo, Sonora, MéxicoBishop of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México
3 Apr25.5Ordained PriestJean-Noël DioufPriestBishop of Tambacounda, Senegal
24.3Ordained PriestFrancisco Javier Martínez FernándezPriest of Madrid, SpainArchbishop of Granada, Spain
28.2Ordained PriestBraulio Rodríguez PlazaPriest of Madrid, SpainArchbishop of Toledo, Spain
23.1Ordained PriestGyörgy SnellPriest of Vác, HungaryAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
5 Apr53.8AppointedJorge Manuel LópezArchbishop of Corrientes, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Rosario, Argentina
40.1AppointedRodolfo Quezada ToruñoAuxiliary Bishop of Zacapa, GuatemalaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Guatemala
40.1AppointedRodolfo Quezada ToruñoTitular Bishop of GadiaufalaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Guatemala
77.1RetiredFrancisco VicentínArchbishop of Corrientes, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
44.1AppointedAtilano Vidal NúñezAuxiliary Bishop of Rosario, ArgentinaBishop of Santa Rosa, Argentina
44.1AppointedAtilano Vidal NúñezTitular Bishop of SelendetaBishop of Santa Rosa, Argentina
6 Apr68.2DiedManuel Martín del Campo PadillaArchbishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
80.0DiedMaurizio RaspiniBishop Emeritus of Oppido Mamertina, Italy
7 Apr38.1SucceededPatelisio Punou-Ki-Hihifo Finau, S.M. †Bishop of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)
56.1SucceededEugène Klein, M.S.C. †Archbishop of Nouméa, New Caledonia, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus
62.1ResignedPierre-Paul-Émile Martin, S.M. †Archbishop of Nouméa, New Caledonia, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedJohn Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M. †Titular Bishop of Caput CillaBishop Emeritus of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
39.7AppointedOskar SaierAuxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyArchbishop Emeritus
39.7AppointedOskar SaierTitular Bishop of RubiconArchbishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
8 Apr26.4Ordained PriestPaulo Sérgio MachadoPriest of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
23.8Ordained PriestRaffaello MartinelliPriest of Bergamo, ItalyBishop of Frascati, Italy
38.4Ordained BishopLibardo Ramírez GómezBishop of Armenia, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Garzón, Colombia
9 Apr56.9InstalledAldo Del MonteBishop of Novara, ItalyBishop Emeritus
25.8Ordained PriestAnthony John Valentine ObinnaPriest of Owerri, NigeriaArchbishop of Owerri, Nigeria
55.6Ordained BishopAfonso de Oliveira Lima, S.D.S. †Bishop of Brejo, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus
11 Apr54.7ResignedOscar Félix VillenaBishop of San Rafael, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
12 Apr25.9Ordained PriestJesús Carlos Cabrero RomeroPriest of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop
64.1ResignedAntoine Léon Louis CaillotBishop of Evreux, FranceBishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedJuan Luis Ysern de ArceAuxiliary Bishop of Antofagasta, ChileBishop Emeritus of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile
41.9AppointedJuan Luis Ysern de ArceTitular Bishop of GuardialfieraBishop Emeritus of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile
13 Apr86.0DiedTheodosius Jan J. Herkenrath, SS.CC. †Prefect Emeritus of Banka e Biliton, Indonesia
14 Apr66.6DiedJoseph Gerald Holland, S.M.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Keta, Ghana
15 Apr30.4Ordained PriestLucio Alfert, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateVicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo, Paraguay
57.3AppointedSalvatore DeloguAuxiliary Bishop of Cagliari, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Valva e Sulmona, Italy
57.3AppointedSalvatore DeloguTitular Bishop of CannaeBishop Emeritus of Valva e Sulmona, Italy
60.1AppointedPaolo GhizzoniBishop of San Miniato, Italy
17 Apr75.0RetiredMartin Walter StantonAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
18 Apr74.1ResignedJames Vincent Pardy, M.M. †Titular Bishop of UmbriaticoBishop Emeritus of Cheongju {Ch’ongju}, Korea (South)
19 Apr51.4AppointedEduardo Francisco PironioBishop of Mar del Plata, ArgentinaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
20 Apr47.2AppointedJean-Baptiste DécosteBishop of Hinche, Haïti
60.9AppointedCharles-Edouard Peters, S.M.M. †Bishop of Jérémie, Haïti
38.3AppointedRaúl Eduardo Vela ChiribogaAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, EcuadorCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
38.3AppointedRaúl Eduardo Vela ChiribogaTitular Bishop of AusafaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
22 Apr44.1Ordained BishopCelso Pereira de Almeida, O.P. †Titular Bishop of CamplumBishop Emeritus of Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
23 Apr44.1Ordained BishopAtilano Vidal NúñezTitular Bishop of SelendetaBishop of Santa Rosa, Argentina
24 Apr32.6Ordained PriestJoseph Kunnath, C.M.I.Priest of Carmelites of Mary ImmaculateBishop of Adilabad (Syro-Malabarese), India
57.5AppointedAgapito SimeoniAuxiliary Bishop of Avellino, ItalyBishop of Ariano, Italy
57.5AppointedAgapito SimeoniTitular Bishop of Marazanae RegiaeBishop of Ariano, Italy
25 Apr46.8Ordained BishopMervyn Alban AlexanderTitular Bishop of PinhelBishop Emeritus of Clifton, England, Great Britain
63.9Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Rosner, S.A.C. †Bishop of Queenstown, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
26 Apr47.4AppointedHernando Rojas RamirezCoadjutor Bishop of Espinal, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Neiva, Colombia
47.4AppointedHernando Rojas RamirezTitular Bishop of AucaBishop Emeritus of Neiva, Colombia
28 Apr68.6DiedAlfred Bertram LevermanBishop Emeritus of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
29 Apr47.3AppointedUbaldo CalabresiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to SudanApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Argentina
30 Apr48.6Ordained BishopJosé Gottardi Cristelli, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of BellicastrumArchbishop Emeritus of Montevideo, Uruguay
24.4Ordained PriestJan KopiecPriest of Opole, PolandBishop of Gliwice, Poland
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