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The Year of Our Lord 1973

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Dec51.9AppointedSalvatore CassisaBishop of Cefalù, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Monreale, Italy
2 Dec42.5Ordained BishopOscar Rolando Cantuarias PastorBishop of Tacna, PeruArchbishop Emeritus of Piura, Peru
26.5Solemn VowsGaétan Proulx, O.S.M.Member of Order of Friar Servants of MaryBishop of Gaspé, Québec, Canada
54.4Ordained BishopMario Revollo BravoTitular Bishop of Thinisa in NumidiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
77.8DiedBl. Ivan SleziukBishop of Ivano-Frankivsk [Stanisławów] (Ukrainian), Ukraine
3 Dec38.9AppointedNoël DelaquisBishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
5 Dec42.0Ordained BishopBernard Francis LawBishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USACardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
6 Dec48.2Ordained BishopAntônio Agostinho MarochiTitular Bishop of ThabracaBishop Emeritus of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil
7 Dec44.7AppointedJorge Bernal Vargas, L.C.Prelate of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, MéxicoPrelate Emeritus of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México
44.7AppointedJorge Bernal Vargas, L.C.Titular Bishop of VelefiPrelate Emeritus of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México
58.9DiedThomas Patrick Collins, M.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Pando, Bolivia
51.1AppointedFrancisco Medina Ramirez, O.C.D. †Prelate of El Salto, Durango, México
51.1AppointedFrancisco Medina Ramirez, O.C.D. †Titular Bishop of SestaPrelate of El Salto, Durango, México
8 Dec45.2Ordained BishopAlessandro Assolari, S.M.M. †Bishop of Mangochi, MalawiBishop Emeritus
41.2Ordained BishopBertrand BlanchetBishop of Gaspé, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Rimouski, Québec, Canada
27.0Ordained PriestFernando Antônio Brochini, C.S.S.Priest of Congregation of the Sacred StigmataBishop of Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
27.2Ordained PriestManoel João FranciscoPriest of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, Brazil
29.1Ordained PriestLucas Kim Woon-hoe (Un-hoe)Priest of Seoul, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
28.9Ordained PriestTomé Makhweliha, S.C.I.Priest of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartArchbishop Emeritus of Nampula, Mozambique
27.4Ordained PriestJean Benjamin Sleiman, O.C.D.Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesArchbishop of Baghdad, Iraq
30.0Ordained PriestAndrew Yeom Soo-jungPriest of Seoul, Korea (South)Cardinal, Archbishop
12 Dec BornAmérico Manuel Alves AguiarAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
43.2InstalledCharles Aimé HalpinArchbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
49.8AppointedMarian PrzykuckiAuxiliary Bishop of Poznań, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
49.8AppointedMarian PrzykuckiTitular Bishop of GlenndálochaArchbishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
13 Dec84.9DiedGiuseppe BeltramiCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
79.8DiedBlasius Sigibald Kurz, O.F.M. †Prefect of Lingling [Yungchow], China
BornHéctor López AlvaradoAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
87.2DiedManuel Jerónimo Yerena y CamarenaBishop Emeritus of Huejutla, Hidalgo, México
14 Dec85.8DiedJohannes Baptist NeuhäuslerAuxiliary Bishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
15 Dec48.2Ordained BishopMatthew Baroi, S.D.B. †Bishop of Krishnagar, India
16 Dec47.2Ordained BishopDiego Gutiérrez Pedraza, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of GaguariPrelate of Cafayate, Argentina
51.6Ordained BishopHanna KelloBishop of Amadiyah (Chaldean), IraqBishop Emeritus
63.5Ordained BishopHanna Paulus MarcusBishop of Zaku (Chaldean), IraqBishop Emeritus
17 Dec77.7RetiredFrancisco Aldegunde Dorrego, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Tanger, MoroccoArchbishop Emeritus
38.7AppointedFrancis Folorunsho Clement AlongeAuxiliary Bishop of Ondo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
38.7AppointedFrancis Folorunsho Clement AlongeTitular Bishop of ThignicaBishop Emeritus of Ondo, Nigeria
39.3AppointedCarlos Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M.Archbishop of Tanger, MoroccoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
52.7AppointedEverardus Antonius M. Baaij, S.C.I. †Bishop of Aliwal, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
45.1AppointedPudhota Chinniah BalaswamyBishop of Nellore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
68.9ResignedAloys BigirumwamiBishop of Nyundo, RwandaBishop Emeritus
90.8DiedAmleto Giovanni CicognaniCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
40.0AppointedBoniface Nyema DaliehVicar Apostolic of Cape Palmas, LiberiaBishop Emeritus of Cape Palmas, Liberia
40.0AppointedBoniface Nyema DaliehTitular Bishop of TalaptulaBishop Emeritus of Cape Palmas, Liberia
44.7AppointedPaschalis Soedita Hardjasoemarta, M.S.C. †Bishop of Purwokerto, Indonesia
65.4ResignedNicholas Hettinga, M.H.M. †Bishop of Rawalpindi, PakistanBishop Emeritus
64.6ResignedJohannes Baptist Lück, S.C.I. †Bishop of Aliwal, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
37.8AppointedVincent NsengiyumvaBishop of Nyundo, RwandaArchbishop of Kigali, Rwanda
27.9Ordained PriestPierre Nguyễn Văn Ðệ, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Thái Bình, Viet Nam
46.1AppointedSimeon Anthony PereiraBishop of Rawalpindi, PakistanArchbishop Emeritus of Karachi, Pakistan
64.9ResignedWillem Schoemaker, M.S.C. †Bishop of Purwokerto, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
18 Dec69.6ResignedGregory Gomez, O.S.B. †Abbot of New Norcia, Australia
19 Dec27.8Ordained PriestJoseph KarikkasseryPriest of Verapoly, IndiaBishop of Kottapuram, India
24.9Ordained PriestJoseph KariyilPriest of Cochin, IndiaBishop
27.6ProfessedSalvador Rangel Mendoza, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Guerrero, México
61.7AppointedBruno WüstenbergApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Côte d’IvoireApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands
61.7AppointedBruno WüstenbergApostolic Delegate to GuineaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands
61.7AppointedBruno WüstenbergApostolic Delegate to TogoApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands
61.7AppointedBruno WüstenbergApostolic Pro-Nuncio to DahomeyApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands
21 Dec45.0AppointedGiuseppe AgostinoArchbishop of Santa Severina, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
45.0AppointedGiuseppe AgostinoBishop of Crotone (Cotrone), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
45.0AppointedGiuseppe AgostinoBishop of Cariati, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
43.9AppointedJames Masilamony Arul DasBishop of Ootacamund, IndiaArchbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India
60.5AppointedSebastiano BaggioCardinal-Priest of San Sebastiano alle CatacombeCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
60.2AppointedAnastasio Alberto Ballestrero, O.C.D. †Archbishop of Bari (-Canosa), ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Torino {Turin}, Italy
62.0ResignedMichel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Nouakchott, MauritaniaBishop Emeritus
53.3AppointedRobert Marie Jean Victor (de Boissonneaux) de Chevigny, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Nouakchott, MauritaniaBishop Emeritus
50.8AppointedRené-Alexandre DupanloupCoadjutor Bishop of Belley, FranceBishop Emeritus
62.5AppointedMichele FedericiArchbishop (Personal Title) of Veroli-Frosinone, ItalyBishop
62.5AppointedMichele FedericiBishop of Ferentino, ItalyBishop of Veroli-Frosinone, Italy
54.1AppointedUmberto FlorenzaniBishop of Anagni, ItalyBishop of Anagni-Alatri, Italy
54.1AppointedUmberto FlorenzaniBishop of Alatri, ItalyBishop of Anagni-Alatri, Italy
45.9AppointedAlfredo Maria GarsiaBishop of Caltanissetta, ItalyBishop Emeritus
45.4AppointedEstanislau Amadeu KreutzBishop of Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.3RetiredFrancesco MonacoBishop of Caltanissetta, ItalyBishop Emeritus
26.6Ordained PriestThomas Thuruthimattam, C.S.T.Priest of Congregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower”Bishop of Gorakhpur (Syro-Malabar), India
51.7AppointedPeter Lei Wang-kee (Li Hongji, Wang Kei-lei)Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], ChinaAuxiliary Bishop
23 Dec30.8Ordained PriestCristián Caro CorderoPriest of Santiago de ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
25 Dec23.0Ordained PriestIlídio Pinto LeandroPriest of Viseu, PortugalBishop Emeritus
26 Dec65.4DiedNicholas Hettinga, M.H.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Rawalpindi, Pakistan
38.9Ordained BishopPaweł Socha, C.M.Titular Bishop of ThunigabaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Zielona Góra-Gorzów, Poland
27 Dec43.3Ordained BishopSalvatore De GiorgiTitular Bishop of TulanaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
43.7Ordained BishopJózef MarekTitular Bishop of TigillavaAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
29 Dec38.7ResignedRobert Lucien Chapuis, M.E.P. †Bishop of Mananjary, Madagascar
56.0AppointedTomás Guilherme (Thomas William) Murphy, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
56.0AppointedTomás Guilherme (Thomas William) Murphy, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of SululosBishop Emeritus of Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
56.0ResignedTomás Guilherme (Thomas William) Murphy, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Juazeiro, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
27.4Ordained PriestLuis Felipe Solé Fa, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Trujillo, Honduras
26.7Ordained PriestGiovanni TaniPriest of Rimini, ItalyArchbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy
64.6AppointedLino ZaniniOfficial of the Roman Curia - OtherOfficial Emeritus
30 Dec38.0Ordained BishopChristopher Shaman AbbaBishop of Minna, NigeriaBishop of Yola, Nigeria
26.8Ordained PriestJohn ’Oke AfarehaPriest of Warri, NigeriaBishop
49.8Ordained BishopRafael Bellido CaroTitular Bishop of MutiaBishop Emeritus of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
31 Dec93.8DiedVincent Victor Dereere, O.C.D. †Bishop Emeritus of Trivandrum, India
63.3AppointedMarian Jozef RechowiczApostolic Administrator of Lviv, Ukraine
63.3AppointedMarian Jozef RechowiczTitular Bishop of PupianaApostolic Administrator of Lviv, Ukraine

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