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The Year of Our Lord 1973

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January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown68.7DiedPedro José Agostini, O. Cist. †Abbot of Claraval, Minas Gerais, Brazil
23.5Ordained PriestRabban Al-QasPriest of Amadiyah (Chaldean), IraqBishop of Amadiyah and Zaku (Chaldean), Iraq
44.1ResignedGiovanni Battista Franzoni, O.S.B.Abbot of San Paolo fuori le Mura, ItalyAbbot Emeritus
29.1ProfessedJohn Hung Shan-chuan, S.V.D.Member of Society of the Divine WordArchbishop of Taipei, Taiwan
DiedJames Ireland, M.H.M. †Prefect of Falkland Islands o Malvinas, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
DiedGiuseppe KhantzianOrdinary of Greece (Armenian)
70.5DiedJoseph Li Tao-nanBishop of Puqi [Puchi], China
23.8Ordained PriestMikha Pola MaqdassiPriest of Alquoch (Chaldean), IraqBishop
ResignedHenri Mondé, S.M.A. †Superior General of Society of African MissionsSuperior General Emeritus
84.6DiedPietro Moretti, O.F.M. †Prefect of Tongzhou [Tungchow], China
68.5AppointedUmberto MozzoniCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
64.4ResignedEustace John Smith, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Beirut {Bairut}, LebanonVicar Apostolic Emeritus
20.4ProfessedIhor Voznyak (Vozniak), C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
DiedJohn A. Weidner, S.A.C. †Prefect of Raipur, India
27.8ProfessedFrancis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Korea, Military
2 Jan59.9DiedAlejandro OlaliaArchbishop of Lipa, Philippines
6 Jan24.6Ordained PriestFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoPriest of Colombo, Sri LankaAuxiliary Bishop
26.7Ordained PriestAugustine KasujjaPriest of Kampala, UgandaApostolic Nuncio to Nigeria
29.6Ordained PriestBosco Lin Chi-nanPriestBishop of Tainan, Taiwan
41.5Ordained PriestAlonso Llano RuizPriestBishop Emeritus of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia
29.0Ordained PriestJohn NjuePriest of Embu, KenyaCardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
7 Jan28.4Ordained PriestEmmanuel BushuPriestBishop of Buéa, Cameroon
58.7InstalledGerard Louis FreyBishop of Lafayette, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
18.8Ordained DeaconBawai (Ashur) SoroDeaconOfficial of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (Chaldean), USA
8 Jan92.7DiedJosé Carlos de AguirreBishop of Sorocaba, Brazil
63.1SucceededJosé Melhado CamposBishop of Sorocaba, BrazilBishop Emeritus
9 Jan64.0ConfirmedKarl BergArchbishop of Salzburg, AustriaArchbishop Emeritus
10 Jan40.9AppointedMiguel C. Cinches, S.V.D. †Bishop of Surigao, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
61.5ResignedCharles Van den Ouwelant, M.S.C. †Bishop of Surigao, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
11 Jan55.0AppointedEdouard Gagnon, P.S.S. †Vice President of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyCardinal, President Emeritus
68.0AppointedMaurice RoyPresident of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Québec, Canada
12 Jan57.9DiedProsper Paul Dodds, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Saint-Louis du Sénégal
61.8Ordained BishopEzequiel Perea SánchezBishop of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
13 Jan89.4DiedFernando CentoCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
71.2DiedGustave-André-Ferdinand Raballand, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
14 Jan40.6Ordained BishopPatrick Fani ChakaipaTitular Bishop of RucumaArchbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
52.3Ordained BishopLéon Eugène Émile François DixneufTitular Bishop of VassinassaAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
16 Jan80.4DiedVicente Juan Solís FernándezBishop Emeritus of Alajuela, Costa Rica
18 Jan55.9AppointedSilvério Jarbas Paulo de Albuquerque, O.F.M. †Bishop of Feira de Santana, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedLudwig AverkampAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, GermanyArchbishop Emeritus of Hamburg, Germany
45.9AppointedLudwig AverkampTitular Bishop of ThapsusArchbishop Emeritus of Hamburg, Germany
39.9AppointedReinhard LettmannAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, GermanyBishop Emeritus
39.9AppointedReinhard LettmannTitular Bishop of RotariaBishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
48.3Ordained BishopAlphonsus Liguori PenneyBishop of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
46.4AppointedMax Georg von TwickelAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.4AppointedMax Georg von TwickelTitular Bishop of LuguraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
20 Jan56.3SucceededEnrico BartolettiArchbishop of Lucca, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
43.2Ordained BishopFrançois-Marie-Christian FavreauTitular Bishop of Turres AmmeniaeBishop Emeritus of Nanterre, France
46.1AppointedLeón KrukBishop of San Rafael, Argentina
94.4DiedAntonio TorriniArchbishop of Lucca, Italy
22 Jan52.6DiedAntonio Silvio Zocchetta, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Mogadiscio, Somalia
23 Jan53.5AppointedEdward Dennis HeadBishop of Buffalo, New York, USABishop Emeritus
25 Jan49.2AppointedPompeu Bezerra BessaBishop of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
64.8AppointedJosé de Jesús Tirado PedrazaAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
64.8AppointedJosé de Jesús Tirado PedrazaTitular Bishop of MevaniaArchbishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
26 Jan58.2AppointedLuigi Maria CarliArchbishop of Gaeta, Italy
68.3ResignedLorenzo GargiuloArchbishop of Gaeta, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
47.0ResignedAdriani MkobaApostolic Administrator of Zanzibar e Pemba, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus of Morogoro, Tanzania
55.9AppointedBernard Martin Ngaviliau, C.S.Sp. †Apostolic Administrator of Zanzibar, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
48.1AppointedManuel S. SalvadorCoadjutor Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines
48.1AppointedManuel S. SalvadorTitular Archbishop of ZarnaCoadjutor Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines
27 Jan53.2AppointedUmberto FlorenzaniBishop of Ferentino, ItalyBishop of Anagni-Alatri, Italy
88.1DiedIstvan HászTitular Bishop of Sura
23.5Professed (Perpetual Vows)Noel Antonio Londoño Buitrago, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop of Jericó, Colombia
28 Jan49.4Ordained BishopJoseph Lawson HowzeTitular Bishop of MaxitaBishop Emeritus of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
36.7Ordained BishopNei Paulo MorettoBishop of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
29 Jan39.5AppointedAbraham Alangimattathil, S.D.B. †Bishop of Kohima-Imphal, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Kohima, India
42.7SucceededPius Suh AwaBishop of Buéa, CameroonBishop Emeritus
45.8AppointedLouis Charpenet, O.M.I. †Bishop of Yagoua, Cameroon
56.5AppointedHeriberto Correa Yepes, M.X.Y. †Vicar Apostolic of Buenaventura, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Buenaventura, Colombia
56.5AppointedHeriberto Correa Yepes, M.X.Y. †Titular Bishop of Casae NigraeVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Buenaventura, Colombia
45.5AppointedJacques Joseph François de Bernon, O.M.I. †Bishop of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon
42.4AppointedPhilip James Anthony KennedyAuxiliary Bishop of Adelaide, Australia
42.4AppointedPhilip James Anthony KennedyTitular Bishop of Ros CréAuxiliary Bishop of Adelaide, Australia
52.7AppointedAugustine Kim Jae DeokBishop of Jeonju {Chonju, Jeon Ju}, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
87.6DiedEgidio Luigi Lanzo, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Saluzzo, Italy
90.4DiedGaetano Mignani, C.M. †Bishop of Ji’an [Kian], China
46.3ResignedAlbert NdongmoBishop of Nkongsamba, CameroonBishop Emeritus
44.6AppointedThomas NkuissiApostolic Administrator of Nkongsamba, CameroonBishop Emeritus
44.6AppointedThomas NkuissiTitular Bishop of LupercianaBishop Emeritus of Nkongsamba, Cameroon
59.9ResignedJulius Joseph Willem Peeters, M.H.M. †Bishop of Buéa, CameroonBishop Emeritus
30 Jan50.1AppointedHeraldo Camilo A. BarottoAuxiliary Bishop of Rosario, Argentina
50.1AppointedHeraldo Camilo A. BarottoTitular Bishop of CaeciriAuxiliary Bishop of Rosario, Argentina
57.3AppointedManuel Salazar y EspinozaBishop of León en NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
53.5AppointedPablo Antonio Vega MantillaTitular Bishop of BononiaBishop Emeritus of Juigalpa, Nicaragua
31 Jan48.6AppointedEdward Idris CassidyApostolic Pro-Nuncio to BangladeshCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
1 Feb63.1DiedFidel Mario Tubino MongilardiAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
2 Feb76.6ResignedFerdinando Giuseppe Antonelli, O.F.M. †Secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsCardinal, Secretary Emeritus
64.3AppointedGiuseppe CasoriaSecretary of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Sacraments and Divine Worship
85.1DiedOreste RauziAuxiliary Bishop of Trento, Italy
20.3ProfessedWilmar Santin, O. Carm.Member of Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelPrelate of Itaituba, Para, Brazil
47.3Ordained BishopJohn Joseph SnyderTitular Bishop of Forum PopiliiBishop Emeritus of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
43.5Ordained BishopHenri Antoine Marie TeissierBishop of Oran, AlgeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Alger, Algeria
3 Feb26.2ProfessedFernando Antônio Brochini, C.S.S.Member of Congregation of the Sacred StigmataBishop of Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
7 Feb44.6Ordained BishopBernard James GanterBishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USABishop of Beaumont, Texas, USA
57.3SucceededFederico G. Limon, S.V.D. †Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
70.8ResignedMariano MadriagaArchbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
77.8ResignedLuigi TragliaChancellor of the Apostolic ChanceryCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
8 Feb45.8AppointedRoger-Alfred DespatieBishop of Hearst, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
41.6AppointedJoseph Leopold ImeschAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
41.6AppointedJoseph Leopold ImeschTitular Bishop of PomariaBishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
60.0AppointedArthur Henry KrawczakAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.0AppointedArthur Henry KrawczakTitular Bishop of SubbarAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
51.4ResignedJacques LandriaultApostolic Administrator of Hearst, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
44.0Ordained BishopGilberto Valbuena SánchezTitular Bishop of Vazari-DiddaBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
10 Feb59.8AppointedGilberto BaroniBishop of Guastalla, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla, Italy
55.1AppointedJesús María Coronado Caro, S.D.B. †Bishop of Girardot, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Duitama-Sogamoso, Colombia
70.3ResignedGiovanni Battista Dal PràBishop of Terni e Narni, ItalyBishop Emeritus
92.8DiedFidel García MartínezBishop Emeritus of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain
53.2AppointedSanto Bartolomeo QuadriBishop of Terni e Narni, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
60.8AppointedLuigi RovigattiVicegerent of Roma {Rome}, Italy
60.8AppointedLuigi RovigattiTitular Archbishop of AquavivaVicegerent of Roma {Rome}, Italy
60.8ResignedLuigi RovigattiAuxiliary Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina, ItalyVicegerent of Roma {Rome}, Italy
11 Feb38.3Ordained BishopJulius Babatunde AdelakunTitular Bishop of ThunigabaBishop Emeritus of Oyo, Nigeria
73.9AppointedAlberto CarinciArchbishop of Boiano-Campobasso, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
52.2Ordained BishopPeter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Naha, JapanBishop Emeritus
58.3AppointedAureliano SorrentinoArchbishop of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
12 Feb90.2DiedInnocenzo Alfredo Russo, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Bovino, Italy
15 Feb89.0DiedAchille LiènartBishop Emeritus of Lille, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Lille, France
79.0DiedMichael O’ReillyBishop Emeritus of Saint George’s, Newfoundland, Canada
16 Feb66.3DiedLuigi CicuttiniBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
69.0DiedClarence Edward ElwellBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USA
59.5AppointedArmido Gasparini, F.S.C.J. †Prefect of Awasa, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Awasa, Ethiopia
63.0DiedPawel LatusekAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
50.5AppointedCzeslaw LewandowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
50.5AppointedCzeslaw LewandowskiTitular Bishop of FidolomaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
67.0ResignedUrbain-Marie Person, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Awasa, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Harar, Ethiopia
67.0ResignedUrbain-Marie Person, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Hosanna, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Harar, Ethiopia
17 Feb72.2DiedJohn Farmer HealyBishop of Gibraltar
19 Feb29.4Ordained PriestPeter John ElliottPriest of Melbourne, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop
62.9AppointedJozef FeranecBishop of Banská Bystrica, SlovakiaBishop Emeritus
59.2AppointedJulius GábrišApostolic Administrator of Trnava, Slovakia
59.2AppointedJulius GábrišTitular Bishop of DecorianaApostolic Administrator of Trnava, Slovakia
61.1AppointedJan PasztorBishop of Nitra, Slovakia
67.3AppointedJosef VranaApostolic Administrator of Olomouc, Czech Republic
67.3AppointedJosef VranaTitular Bishop of OctabiaApostolic Administrator of Olomouc, Czech Republic
20 Feb54.1ResignedCarlos Stanislau Schmitt, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
21 Feb57.3Ordained BishopJohn Anthony KellyTitular Bishop of ZucchabarAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
47.2Ordained BishopThomas Francis LittleTitular Bishop of TemunianaArchbishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
56.6Ordained BishopEric Gerard PerkinsTitular Bishop of VerronaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
22 Feb55.9ResignedClemens P. ChabukasanshaArchbishop of Kasama, ZambiaArchbishop Emeritus
53.1AppointedDaniele FerrariBishop of Chiavari, ItalyBishop Emeritus
59.7ResignedHenri Marie Charles GuffletPrelate of Mission de France o Pontigny, FranceBishop Emeritus of Limoges, France
52.6ResignedLuigi MavernaBishop of Chiavari, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Ferrara-Comacchio, Italy
53.5Ordained BishopMagín Camerino Torreblanca ReyesTitular Bishop of AssavaBishop Emeritus of Texcoco, México, México
23 Feb56.5AppointedAdolfo Roque Esteban AranaBishop of Santa Rosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Río Cuarto, Argentina
66.7AppointedAntoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of EgugaBishop Emeritus of Larantuka, Indonesia
66.7AppointedAntoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D. †Apostolic Administrator of Denpasar, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Larantuka, Indonesia
66.7ResignedAntoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D. †Bishop of Larantuka, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
24 Feb46.0Ordained BishopLudwig AverkampTitular Bishop of ThapsusArchbishop Emeritus of Hamburg, Germany
40.0Ordained BishopReinhard LettmannTitular Bishop of RotariaBishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
55.2InstalledLeo Nanayakkara, O.S.B. †Bishop of Badulla, Sri Lanka
42.7AppointedJesus B. TuquibBishop of Pagadian, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
46.5Ordained BishopMax Georg von TwickelTitular Bishop of LuguraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
25 Feb60.7Ordained BishopKrikor AyvazianBishop of Kamichlié (Armenian), SyriaBishop Emeritus
48.1Ordained BishopAlfredo BattistiArchbishop of Udine, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
64.2Ordained BishopKarl BergArchbishop of Salzburg, AustriaArchbishop Emeritus
79.6RetiredCarlo ConfalonieriPrefect of the Congregation for BishopsCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
79.6RetiredCarlo ConfalonieriArchpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}Cardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
46.1Ordained BishopJean Pierre XVIII Kasparian, I.C.P.B. †Archbishop of Baghdad (Armenian), IraqPatriarch Emeritus of Cilicia (Armenian), Lebanon
52.0Ordained BishopVartan Tekeyan, I.C.P.B. †Bishop of Ispahan {Esfáan) (Armenian), Iran
26 Feb59.8AppointedSebastiano BaggioPrefect of the Congregation for BishopsCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
47.7AppointedLuigi DossenaTitular Archbishop of CarpiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Slovakia
47.7AppointedLuigi DossenaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to KoreaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Slovakia
50.8AppointedBernardin GantinSecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
57.5AppointedAntonio InnocentiSecretary of the Congregation of the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
49.1AppointedDuraisamy Simon LourdusamyOfficial of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
78.1RetiredPaolo MarellaPresident of the Secretariat of Non-ChristiansCardinal, President Emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter
27 Feb57.4DiedAltino Ribeiro de SantanaBishop of Beira, Mozambique
46.8AppointedGeorges RolCoadjutor Bishop of Angoulême, FranceBishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedGeorges RolTitular Bishop of GabiiBishop Emeritus of Angoulême, France
28 Feb68.3ResignedMaximilien de FürstenbergPrefect of the Congregation for the Oriental ChurchesCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
77.4DiedThomas Niu Hui-chingBishop of Yanggu [Yangku], China
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