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The Year of Our Lord 1973

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May49.4Ordained BishopPompeu Bezerra BessaBishop of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
46.9Ordained BishopGeorges RolTitular Bishop of GabiiBishop Emeritus of Angoulęme, France
42.3Ordained BishopJacob ThoomkuzhyBishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabar), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India
2 May65.6DiedEdward Louis Heston, C.S.C. †President of the Pontifical Commission for Social Communications
83.7DiedJoseph RabbaniArchbishop Emeritus of Homs (-Hama-Nabk) (Syrian), Syria
5 May26.3Ordained PriestThomas Christopher CollinsPriest of Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
44.1Ordained BishopVitalis Djebarus, S.V.D. †Bishop of Ruteng, IndonesiaBishop of Denpasar, Indonesia
28.9Ordained PriestYoohanon Chrysostom KalloorPriestBishop Emeritus of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankara), India
BornJohn Mbinda, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Lodwar, Kenya
6 May26.8Ordained PriestYoussef (Joseph) Absi, S.M.S.P.Priest of Societŕ dei Missionari di San Paolo (Melkite Greek)Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
23.8Ordained PriestRabban Al-QasPriest of Amadiyah (Chaldean), IraqBishop Emeritus of Dohuk (Duhok) (Chaldean), Iraq
73.5DiedFernando Guercilena, P.I.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Kengtung, Myanmar
24.2Ordained PriestSalvador Pińeiro García-CalderónPriest of Lima, PeruArchbishop of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
53.7Ordained BishopPablo Antonio Vega MantillaTitular Bishop of BononiaBishop Emeritus of Juigalpa, Nicaragua
7 May78.0RetiredJames Ireland, M.H.M. †Prefect of Falkland Islands o MalvinasPrefect Emeritus
85.4DiedArcadio María Larraona Saralegui, C.M.F. †Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of (Sacred) Rites
83.3DiedAntonio Victor Pildáin y ZapiáinBishop Emeritus of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
61.3AppointedDaniel Martin Spraggon, M.H.M. †Prefect of Falkland Islands o Malvinas
8 May BornCélio da Silveira Calixto FilhoAuxiliary Bishop of Săo Sebastiăo do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
82.4DiedJosé Hascher, C.S.Sp. †Prelate Emeritus of Juruá, Acre, Brazil
9 May46.4InstalledWilliam Wakefield BaumArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
25.4Ordained PriestWilton Daniel GregoryPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USACardinal, Archbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USA
53.4AppointedAntonio MazzaSecretary of the Roman Curia - OtherBishop Emeritus of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
10 May57.0AppointedLawrence Preston Joseph GravesBishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus of Alexandria-Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
78.5RetiredCharles Pasquale GrecoBishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
BornRaimundo Vanthuy Neto, Ist. del PradoBishop of Săo Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
12 May69.8ResignedAimé DécosseBishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
43.3AppointedTadeusz Józef ZawistowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Łomża, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
43.3AppointedTadeusz Józef ZawistowskiTitular Bishop of HospitaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Łomża, Poland
13 May68.0Ordained BishopBonaventure Akiki, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Larissa in SyriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria
45.8Ordained BishopHoracio Alberto BózzoliTitular Bishop of RusticianaArchbishop of Tucumán, Argentina
15 May83.6DiedRaffaele BarattaArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
56.9Ordained BishopJohn Michael BilockTitular Bishop of PergamumAuxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
75.1RetiredHenry Theophilus KlonowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
16 May27.8Ordained PriestRoger Joseph FoysPriest of Steubenville, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus of Covington, Kentucky, USA
79.7DiedNapoléon-Alexandre Labrie, C.I.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada
17 May39.8AppointedJean-Marie Untaani CompaoréAuxiliary Bishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoArchbishop Emeritus
39.8AppointedJean-Marie Untaani CompaoréTitular Bishop of LamzellaArchbishop Emeritus of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
64.9ResignedAndré-Pierre Duirat, S.M.A. †Bishop of Bouaké, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
35.9AppointedGabriel Gonsum GanakaAuxiliary Bishop of Jos, NigeriaArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
35.9AppointedGabriel Gonsum GanakaTitular Bishop of CuiculArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
45.8AppointedSavarinathen IruthayarajBishop of Palayamkottai, IndiaBishop Emeritus
35.4AppointedFrancis Anani Kofi LodonuAuxiliary Bishop of Keta, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Ho, Ghana
35.4AppointedFrancis Anani Kofi LodonuTitular Bishop of MasculaBishop Emeritus of Ho, Ghana
59.4AppointedAppasinghe Paul PereraBishop of Kandy, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus
51.2Ordained BishopFederico Richter Fernandez-Prada, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
35.3AppointedVital Komenan YaoBishop of Bouaké, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
18 May29.5Ordained PriestCarlos Bürgler, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Reyes, Bolivia
50.9AppointedJoseph-Marie-Henri RabineBishop of Cahors, FranceArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
27.6Ordained PriestAlberto Francisco María Sanguinetti MonteroPriest of Montevideo, UruguayBishop Emeritus of Canelones, Uruguay
19 May26.2Ordained PriestEdward Michael DelimanPriest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.7Ordained PriestRonald William GainerPriest of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
26.1Ordained PriestRichard Gerard LennonPriest of Boston, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
87.4DiedLino Rodrigo RuescaBishop of Huesca, Spain
20 May24.4Ordained PriestCésar Augusto Franco MartínezPriest of Madrid, SpainBishop of Segovia, Spain
25.8Ordained PriestDieter GeerlingsPriest of Münster, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23.3Ordained PriestKazimierz NyczPriest of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
26.0Ordained PriestPaweł StobrawaPriest of Opole, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
51.7Ordained BishopPaulos TzaduaTitular Bishop of Abila in PalaestinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
21 May85.3DiedEugene O’CallaghanBishop Emeritus of Clogher, Ireland
22 May60.3AppointedAntonio FustellaBishop of Saluzzo, Italy
BornNil Yuriy Lushchak, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), Ukraine
61.1AppointedCarmine RoccoApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
23 May53.2DiedFrancis Xavier Hsu Chen-ping (Xu Chengbin)Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], China
78.5DiedJoseph Francis FlannellyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
63.5AppointedJean JadotApostolic Delegate to United States of AmericaPro-President Emeritus of the Secretariat for Non-Christians
24 May BornGustavo Oscar CarraraAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
50.7Ordained BishopRosalio José Castillo Lara, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PraecausaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
23.8Ordained PriestMarek JędraszewskiPriest of Poznań, PolandArchbishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
26.3Ordained PriestRomualdo Matias KujawskiPriest of Poznań, PolandBishop Emeritus of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil
25 May75.5RetiredSalvador Martinez Aguirre, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Tarahumara, Chihuahua, MéxicoVicar Apostolic Emeritus
60.7ResignedLambertus van Kessel, S.M.M. †Bishop of Sintang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
24.1Ordained PriestZygmunt ZimowskiPriest of Tarnów, PolandPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
26 May24.5Ordained PriestJan Karol TyrawaPriest of Wrocław {Breslavia}, PolandBishop Emeritus of Bydgoszcz, Poland
27 May BornNicolai Gennadevich Dubinin, O.F.M. Conv.Auxiliary Bishop of Madre di Dio a Mosca (Moscow), Russian Federation
24.0Ordained PriestSerge Patrick PoitrasPriest of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaBishop of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
28 May51.0AppointedPio LaghiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to CyprusCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
29 May42.9Ordained BishopJesus Balaso TuquibBishop of Pagadian, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
30 May49.0AppointedFilippo FranceschiCoadjutor Bishop of Tarquinia e Civitavecchia, ItalyBishop of Padova {Padua}, Italy
49.0AppointedFilippo FranceschiTitular Bishop of SilliBishop of Padova {Padua}, Italy
31 May26.0Ordained PriestLeopoldo Hermes Garin BruzzonePriest of Canelones, UruguayAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
26.9Ordained PriestFrancesc Pardo ArtigasPriest of Barcelona, SpainBishop of Girona, Spain
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