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The Year of Our Lord 1973

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar67.9AppointedBonaventure Akiki, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Alep [Beroea, Halab], SyriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
67.9AppointedBonaventure Akiki, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Larissa in SyriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria
69.1ResignedAntoine Everard Jean Avertanus Albers, O. Carm. †Bishop of Malang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
65.1ResignedPaolo BertoliPrefect of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
56.7AppointedJohn Michael BilockAuxiliary Bishop of Munhall (Ruthenian), USAAuxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
56.7AppointedJohn Michael BilockTitular Bishop of PergamumAuxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
74.0ResignedGiuseppe Antonio FerrettoMajor Penitentiary of the Apostolic PenitentiaryCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus
40.2AppointedFrancis Xavier Sudartanta Hadisumarta, O. Carm.Bishop of Malang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Manokwari-Sorong, Indonesia
58.0AppointedHervé-Maria Le Cléac’h, SS.CC. †Bishop of Taiohae, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)
66.5AppointedOrestes Marengo, S.D.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Tura, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Tezpur, India
73.4RetiredAlfred Aimé Léon Marie, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
67.2AppointedThomas McGettrick, S.P.S. †Bishop of Abakaliki, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
51.1AppointedFrançois-Marie Morvan, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
26.7IncardinatedGeorge NjaralakattPriest of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabarese), India
45.2AppointedJames Kwadwo OwusuBishop of Sunyani, Ghana
57.4AppointedJohn Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M. †Bishop of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
42.2AppointedJacob ThoomkuzhyBishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), India
51.5AppointedPaulos TzaduaAuxiliary Bishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
51.5AppointedPaulos TzaduaTitular Bishop of Abila in PalaestinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
35.7AppointedJoseph Edra UkpoBishop of Ogoja, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Calabar, Nigeria
28.1Ordained PriestPhilip Lasap Za HawngPriestBishop of Lashio, Myanmar
3 Mar63.0Ordained BishopJozef FeranecBishop of Banská Bystrica, SlovakiaBishop Emeritus
59.2Ordained BishopJulius GábrišTitular Bishop of DecorianaApostolic Administrator of Trnava, Slovakia
76.6RetiredPatrick Aloysius O’BoyleArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
61.1Ordained BishopJan PasztorBishop of Nitra, Slovakia
4 Mar60.1Ordained BishopJohn Thomas Durkin, M.S.C. †Bishop of Louis Trichardt-Tzaneen, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Tzaneen, South Africa
67.4Ordained BishopJosef VranaTitular Bishop of OctabiaApostolic Administrator of Olomouc, Czech Republic
5 Mar56.5AppointedGiuseppe AmariBishop of Cremona, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Verona, Italy
76.6AppointedFerdinando Giuseppe Antonelli, O.F.M. †Cardinal-Deacon of San Sebastiano al PalatinoCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
76.6Elevated to CardinalFerdinando Giuseppe Antonelli, O.F.M. †Cardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
50.6AppointedLuis Aponte MartínezCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Madre della Providenza a Monte VerdeCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico
50.6Elevated to CardinalLuis Aponte MartínezCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico
51.5AppointedPaulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Antonio da Padova in Via TuscolanaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo, Brazil
51.5Elevated to CardinalPaulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo, Brazil
46.3AppointedWilliam Wakefield BaumArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
65.1AppointedPaolo BertoliCardinal-Priest of San Girolamo dei CroatiCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
46.2AppointedÉmile BiayendaCardinal-Priest of San Marco in Agro LaurentinoCardinal, Archbishop of Brazzaville, Congo
46.2Elevated to CardinalÉmile BiayendaCardinal, Archbishop of Brazzaville, Congo
60.7AppointedAvelar Brandão VilelaCardinal-Priest of Santi Bonifacio ed AlessioCardinal, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
60.7Elevated to CardinalAvelar Brandão VilelaCardinal, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
48.8SucceededMichel-Gaspard CoppenrathArchbishop of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedJoseph Marie Anthony CordeiroCardinal-Priest of Sant’Andrea delle FratteCardinal, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan
55.1Elevated to CardinalJoseph Marie Anthony CordeiroCardinal, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan
62.7AppointedFrancesco Maria FranziAuxiliary Bishop of Novara, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
62.7AppointedFrancesco Maria FranziTitular Bishop of Città DucaleAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
65.3AppointedJames Darcy FreemanCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria “Regina Pacis” in Ostia mareCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
65.3Elevated to CardinalJames Darcy FreemanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
55.1AppointedMarcelo González MartínCardinal-Priest of Sant’AgostinoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
55.1Elevated to CardinalMarcelo González MartínCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
67.7AppointedLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotCardinal-Priest of Sant’Agnese fuori le muraCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
67.7Elevated to CardinalLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
88.1Elevated to CardinalIuliu HossuDied Before PublicationBishop
82.1AppointedCharles JournetCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Portico (Campitelli)
59.6AppointedNarciso Jubany ArnauCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in DamasoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
59.6Elevated to CardinalNarciso Jubany ArnauCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
59.0AppointedJames Robert KnoxCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in VallicellaCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
59.0Elevated to CardinalJames Robert KnoxCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
69.2AppointedBolesław KominekCardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in via FlaminiaCardinal, Archbishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
69.2Elevated to CardinalBolesław KominekCardinal, Archbishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
42.2AppointedRaymond William LessardBishop of Savannah, Georgia, USABishop Emeritus
60.4AppointedAlbino LucianiCardinal-Priest of San MarcoPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
60.4Elevated to CardinalAlbino LucianiPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
63.3AppointedTimothy ManningCardinal-Priest of Santa Lucia a Piazza d’ArmiCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
63.3Elevated to CardinalTimothy ManningCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
87.9RetiredPaul-Laurent-Jean-Louis Mazé, SS.CC. †Archbishop of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus
57.4AppointedHumberto Sousa MedeirosCardinal-Priest of Santa SusannaCardinal, Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
57.4Elevated to CardinalHumberto Sousa MedeirosCardinal, Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
49.2AppointedAnthony Francis MesticeAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
49.2AppointedAnthony Francis MesticeTitular Bishop of Villa NovaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
68.7AppointedUmberto MozzoniCardinal-Deacon of Sant’EugenioCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
68.7Elevated to CardinalUmberto MozzoniCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
64.4AppointedAníbal Muñoz DuqueCardinal-Priest of San Bartolomeo all’IsolaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
64.4Elevated to CardinalAníbal Muñoz DuqueCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
76.1RetiredPatrick Mary O’DonnellArchbishop of Brisbane, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus
50.1AppointedMaurice Michael OtungaCardinal-Priest of San Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre FontaneCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Nairobi, Kenya
50.1Elevated to CardinalMaurice Michael OtungaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Nairobi, Kenya
60.8AppointedPietro PalazziniCardinal-Deacon of San Pier Damiani ai Monti di San PaoloCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
60.8Elevated to CardinalPietro PalazziniCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
54.5AppointedSalvatore PappalardoCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Odigitria dei SicilianiCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
54.5Elevated to CardinalSalvatore PappalardoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
67.9AppointedPaul-Pierre Philippe, O.P. †Cardinal-Deacon of San Pio V a Villa CarpegnaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
67.9Elevated to CardinalPaul-Pierre Philippe, O.P. †Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
62.8AppointedSergio PignedoliCardinal-Deacon of San Giorgio in VelabroCardinal, President of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
62.8Elevated to CardinalSergio PignedoliCardinal, President of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
58.9AppointedUgo PolettiCardinal-Priest of Santi Ambrogio e CarloCardinal, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
58.9Elevated to CardinalUgo PolettiCardinal, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
53.9AppointedRaúl Francisco PrimatestaCardinal-Priest of Beata Maria Vergine Addolorata a piazza Buenos AiresCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina
53.9Elevated to CardinalRaúl Francisco PrimatestaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina
60.4AppointedLuigi RaimondiCardinal-Deacon of Santi Biagio e Carlo ai CatinariCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
60.4Elevated to CardinalLuigi RaimondiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
44.5AppointedJames Steven RauschAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USABishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
44.5AppointedJames Steven RauschTitular Bishop of SummaBishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
44.8AppointedAntónio RibeiroCardinal-Priest of Sant’Antonio da Padova in Via MerulanaCardinal, Patriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
44.8Elevated to CardinalAntónio RibeiroCardinal, Patriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
56.5AppointedFrancis Roberts RushArchbishop of Brisbane, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus
63.1AppointedJosé Salazar LópezCardinal-Priest of Santa Emerenziana a Tor FiorenzaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
63.1Elevated to CardinalJosé Salazar LópezCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
58.4AppointedAureliano SorrentinoBishop of Muro Lucano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
70.6AppointedPaul Yoshigoro TaguchiCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in ViaCardinal, Archbishop of Osaka, Japan
70.6Elevated to CardinalPaul Yoshigoro TaguchiCardinal, Archbishop of Osaka, Japan
49.2AppointedPio Taofinu’u, S.M. †Cardinal-Priest of Sant’OnofrioCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
49.2Elevated to CardinalPio Taofinu’u, S.M. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
67.9AppointedStepán Trochta, S.D.B. †Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Bosco in via TuscolanaCardinal, Bishop of Litoměřice, Czech Republic
67.9Elevated to CardinalStepán Trochta, S.D.B. †Cardinal, Bishop of Litoměřice, Czech Republic
67.1AppointedEgidio VagnozziCardinal-Priest of San Giuseppe in via TrionfaleCardinal, Prefect of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
56.1AppointedGiuseppe VairoBishop of Melfi e Rapolla, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
56.1AppointedGiuseppe VairoBishop of Venosa, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
69.2AppointedHermann VolkCardinal-Priest of Santi Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa FiorelliCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mainz, Germany
69.2Elevated to CardinalHermann VolkCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mainz, Germany
6 Mar58.8AppointedJames KavanaghAuxiliary Bishop of Dublin, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
58.8AppointedJames KavanaghTitular Bishop of ZertaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
67.9AppointedPaul-Pierre Philippe, O.P. †Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental ChurchesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
62.8AppointedSergio PignedoliCardinal, President of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
58.9AppointedUgo PolettiVicar General of Roma {Rome}, ItalyCardinal, Vicar General Emeritus
7 Mar60.1DiedPeter Han Kong-ryelArchbishop of Kwangju, Korea (South)
63.8DiedJohn Selby SpenceAuxiliary Bishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USA
8 Mar86.9DiedBenjamín de Arriba y CastroCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tarragona, Spain
10 Mar75.3ResignedÁngel María Ocampo Berrio, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of CastuloArchbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Colombia
11 Mar59.3DiedEdward Louis Fedders, M.M. †Prelate of Juli, Peru
53.3Ordained BishopUmberto FlorenzaniBishop of Ferentino, ItalyBishop of Anagni-Alatri, Italy
14 Mar51.8AppointedAndrás József Szennay, O.S.B. †Abbot of Pannonhalma, HungaryAbbot Emeritus
16 Mar64.4AppointedBernard CzaplinskiBishop of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), Poland
17 Mar44.1AppointedVitalis Djebarus, S.V.D. †Bishop of Ruteng, IndonesiaBishop of Denpasar, Indonesia
74.0DiedGiuseppe Antonio FerrettoCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
42.6Ordained BishopPhilip James Anthony KennedyTitular Bishop of Ros CréAuxiliary Bishop of Adelaide, Australia
46.3Ordained BishopLeón KrukBishop of San Rafael, Argentina
72.1ResignedAmbrose RayappanArchbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
59.7AppointedVenmani S. SelvanatherArchbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
18 Mar56.5Ordained BishopGiuseppe AmariBishop of Cremona, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Verona, Italy
19 Mar53.6InstalledEdward Dennis HeadBishop of Buffalo, New York, USABishop Emeritus
52.8Ordained BishopAugustine Kim Jae DeokBishop of Jeonju {Chonju, Jeon Ju}, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
45.1Ordained BishopMaurus LibabaBishop of Mtwara, TanzaniaBishop of Lindi, Tanzania
27.9Ordained PriestSalvadore LoboPriestBishop of Baruipur, India
20 Mar79.1DiedFrancesco BottinoAuxiliary Bishop of Torino {Turin}, Italy
21 Mar56.7AppointedAlbert DescampsSecretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
66.1AppointedGiuseppe PaupiniMajor Penitentiary of the Apostolic PenitentiaryCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus
60.4AppointedLuigi RaimondiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
61.3AppointedMaximino Romero de LemaSecretary of the Congregation for the ClergySecretary Emeritus
61.3AppointedMaximino Romero de LemaTitular Archbishop of AemonaSecretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
23 Mar68.4DiedNicolas Kinsch, S.C.I. †Archbishop Emeritus of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
24 Mar41.1Ordained BishopMiguel C. Cinches, S.V.D. †Bishop of Surigao, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
55.2Ordained BishopJesús María Coronado Caro, S.D.B. †Bishop of Girardot, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Duitama-Sogamoso, Colombia
25 Mar51.6AppointedGiuliano AgrestiArchbishop of Lucca, Italy
47.8Ordained BishopLuigi DossenaTitular Archbishop of CarpiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Slovakia
26 Mar50.6AppointedRosalio José Castillo Lara, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PraecausaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
50.6AppointedRosalio José Castillo Lara, S.D.B. †Coadjutor Bishop of Trujillo, VenezuelaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
48.5AppointedAloísio Leo Arlindo Lorscheider, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Fortaleza, Ceara, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
67.7ResignedJosé de Medeiros DelgadoArchbishop of Fortaleza, Ceara, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
58.9AppointedUgo PolettiArchpriest of the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano {Saint John Lateran Basilica}Cardinal, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
78.6DiedAlphonse Marie Van den Bosch, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
27 Mar56.6Ordained BishopHeriberto Correa Yepes, M.X.Y. †Titular Bishop of Casae NigraeVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Buenaventura, Colombia
76.1RetiredJoseph Francis RyanBishop of Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
28 Mar29.9Ordained PriestNicholas Mang ThangPriest of Mandalay, MyanmarArchbishop
29 Mar67.7DiedGyörgy ZemplénAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom, Hungary
30 Mar45.8AppointedHoracio Alberto BózzoliAuxiliary Bishop of San Martín, ArgentinaArchbishop of Tucumán, Argentina
45.8AppointedHoracio Alberto BózzoliTitular Bishop of RusticianaArchbishop of Tucumán, Argentina
46.6AppointedRaúl Holguer López MayorgaAuxiliary Bishop of Guaranda, EcuadorBishop Emeritus of Latacunga, Ecuador
46.6AppointedRaúl Holguer López MayorgaTitular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Latacunga, Ecuador
31 Mar50.5Ordained BishopRudolph A. AkanluTitular Bishop of FallabaBishop Emeritus of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana
56.5ResignedEnrico BartolettiArchbishop of Lucca, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
82.8DiedVenanzio Francesco Filippini, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Mogadiscio, Somalia
56.8ResignedAlberto Trevisan, S.A.C. †Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
1 Apr56.6Ordained BishopAdolfo Roque Esteban AranaBishop of Santa Rosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Río Cuarto, Argentina
50.3Ordained BishopHeraldo Camilo A. BarottoTitular Bishop of CaeciriAuxiliary Bishop of Rosario, Argentina
48.0Ordained BishopAntonio Eduardo Bösl, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ThibuzabetumVicar Apostolic of Ñuflo de Chávez, Bolivia
50.6Ordained BishopCzeslaw LewandowskiTitular Bishop of FidolomaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
2 Apr81.0DiedJoseph-Charles LefèbvreCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
3 Apr41.8Ordained BishopJoseph Leopold ImeschTitular Bishop of PomariaBishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
60.2Ordained BishopArthur Henry KrawczakTitular Bishop of SubbarAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
46.8AppointedJames Edward Michaels, S.S.C.M.E. †Auxiliary Bishop of Wheeling, West Virginia, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, USA
7 Apr56.6InstalledAdolfo Roque Esteban AranaBishop of Santa Rosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Río Cuarto, Argentina
25.1Ordained PriestTommaso Cascianelli, C.P.Priest of Congregation of the PassionBishop of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil
65.2DiedPompeu de Sá Leão y Seabra, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Malanje, Angola
77.7DiedJohn Charles McQuaid, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
28.8Ordained PriestJulio César Vidal OrtizPriest of Alto Sinú, ColombiaBishop of Cúcuta, Colombia
8 Apr53.2InstalledDaniele FerrariBishop of Chiavari, ItalyBishop Emeritus
58.8Ordained BishopJames KavanaghTitular Bishop of ZertaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
55.2Ordained BishopGiovanni Décimo Pellegrini, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of TatiltiVicar Apostolic of Cuevo, Bolivia
11 Apr48.8AppointedJoseph Jean Marie RozierCoadjutor Bishop of Poitiers, FranceBishop
12 Apr41.1AppointedAugusto Beuzeville FerroAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, PeruAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Piura, Peru
41.1AppointedAugusto Beuzeville FerroTitular Bishop of Cures SabinorumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Piura, Peru
50.9ResignedPaul-Émile CharbonneauBishop of Hull, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
46.0InstalledRoger-Alfred DespatieBishop of Hearst, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
51.2AppointedFederico Richter Fernandez-Prada, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Piura, PeruArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
51.2AppointedFederico Richter Fernandez-Prada, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
54.5AppointedCipriano Urgel y VillahermosaBishop of Palo, PhilippinesArchbishop of Palo, Philippines
13 Apr38.4AppointedJulius Babatunde AdelakunBishop of Oyo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
50.6SucceededRudolph A. AkanluBishop of Navrongo, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana
70.5ResignedRafael Alvarez LaraBishop of Mallorca, SpainBishop Emeritus
47.7AppointedFrancisco Alvarez MartínezBishop of Tarazona, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
51.1DiedMário Roberto Emmett Anglim, C.SS.R. †Prelate of Coari, Amazonas, Brazil
62.2ResignedGérard Bertrand, M. Afr. †Bishop of Navrongo, GhanaBishop Emeritus
43.3AppointedRamón Buxarrais VenturaBishop of Málaga, SpainBishop Emeritus
49.1AppointedJosé de LimaBishop of Itumbiara, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
80.1RetiredNeil FarrenBishop of Derry, IrelandBishop Emeritus
52.6AppointedJosé Guerra CamposBishop of Cuenca, SpainBishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedConstantino José Lüers, O.F.M. †Prelate of Óbidos, Para, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
57.0AppointedConstantino José Lüers, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of VallipositaBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
65.5ResignedOwen McCoy, M. Afr. †Bishop of Oyo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
36.8AppointedAnthony Olubunmi OkogieArchbishop of Lagos, NigeriaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
81.8RetiredInocencio Rodríguez DíezBishop of Cuenca, SpainBishop Emeritus
39.5AppointedJoachim RuhunaBishop of Ruyigi, BurundiArchbishop of Gitega, Burundi
56.5AppointedÁngel Suquía GoicoecheaArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Madrid, Spain
41.5AppointedTeodoro Ubeda GramageBishop of Mallorca, Spain
14 Apr56.4Ordained BishopNicolas RavitarivaoTitular Bishop of ArsennariaAuxiliary Bishop of Tananarive, Madagascar
24.7Ordained PriestSalvatore ViscoPriest of Pozzuoli, ItalyArchbishop of Capua, Italy
15 Apr62.8Ordained BishopFrancesco Maria FranziTitular Bishop of Città DucaleAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
44.8Ordained BishopThomas NkuissiTitular Bishop of LupercianaBishop Emeritus of Nkongsamba, Cameroon
16 Apr30.1Ordained PriestAntonio Javellana Ledesma, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusArchbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
51.8DiedCuriacos MoussessBishop of Amadiyah (Chaldean), Iraq
17 Apr62.4AppointedGiuseppe BonfigioliArchbishop of Cagliari, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestZacharias Cenita JimenezPriest of Tagbilaran, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Butuan, Philippines
24.5Ordained PriestTarcisius NgalalekumtwaPriest of Iringa, TanzaniaBishop
97.8DiedBernardin Shlaku, O.F.M. †Bishop of Pult, Albania
18 Apr67.8ResignedDomenico Ferrara, F.S.C.J. †Prefect of Mupoi, SudanPrefect Emeritus
23.7Ordained PriestBruno FortePriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyArchbishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy
26.9Ordained PriestLucio LemmoPriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop
24.7Ordained PriestVincenzo PelviPriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyArchbishop of Foggia-Bovino, Italy
19 Apr34.6Ordained PriestJoseph Hoàng Văn Tiem, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Bùi Chu, Viet Nam
24.9Ordained PriestWiktor Paweł SkworcPriest of Katowice, PolandArchbishop of Katowice, Poland
22 Apr23.3Ordained PriestCarlos Aguiar RetesPriestArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, México
36.3Professed (Perpetual Vows)Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
21.9Ordained PriestJosé Isidro Guerrero MacíasPriestBishop of Mexicali, Baja California Norte, México
26.9Ordained PriestMarcelino Hernández RodríguezPriest of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Colima, México
27.4Ordained PriestÁngel Francisco Simón PiornoPriest of Jaén en Peru o San Francisco JavierBishop of Chimbote, Peru
23 Apr BornEdouard Georges Daher, B.C.QuaaArchbishop of Tripoli del Libano {Tarabulus} (Melkite Greek)
25 Apr53.4AppointedMilton Corrêa PereiraCoadjutor Archbishop of Manaus, Amazonas, BrazilArchbishop
53.4AppointedMilton Corrêa PereiraTitular Archbishop of EquiliumArchbishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
55.3AppointedJosé de Matos Pereira, C.M.F. †Bishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
42.3AppointedConcordio Maria SarteAuxiliary Bishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), PhilippinesBishop of Legazpi, Philippines
42.3AppointedConcordio Maria SarteTitular Bishop of ThunusudaBishop of Legazpi, Philippines
26 Apr44.6Ordained BishopJames Steven RauschTitular Bishop of SummaBishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
27 Apr90.7DiedPeter Francis RayappaBishop Emeritus of Kumbakonam, India
59.2ResignedPierre KimbondoBishop of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
42.3Ordained BishopRaymond William LessardBishop of Savannah, Georgia, USABishop Emeritus
64.9ResignedLouis LévesqueArchbishop of Rimouski, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
47.1SucceededAntoine Mayala ma MpanguBishop of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
49.4Ordained BishopAnthony Francis MesticeTitular Bishop of Villa NovaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
50.7AppointedJoseph Gilles Napoléon Ouellet, P.M.E. †Archbishop of Rimouski, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
79.8ResignedHenri Joseph Marius Piérard, A.A. †Titular Bishop of MolicunzaBishop Emeritus of Beni, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
46.8AppointedHernando Velásquez LoteroBishop of Facatativá, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
28 Apr29.1Ordained PriestMichel-Marie-Bernard Calvet, S.M.Priest of Society of MaryArchbishop of Nouméa, New Caledonia, Pacific (Oceania)
26.2Ordained PriestPaul Mandla Khumalo, C.M.M.Priest of Congregation of Mariannhill MissionariesArchbishop Emeritus of Pretoria, South Africa
75.4RetiredJohn Joyce RussellBishop of Richmond, Virginia, USABishop Emeritus
61.3DiedAlfonso Zaplana BellizzaBishop of Tacna, Peru
29 Apr45.1DiedÉrico FerrariBishop of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
46.7Ordained BishopRaúl Holguer López MayorgaTitular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Latacunga, Ecuador
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