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The Year of Our Lord 1976

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown65.5ResignedGiovanni M. Bernasconi, B. †Superior General of Clerics Regular of St. PaulSuperior General Emeritus
60.5ResignedDomenico Caloyera, O.P. †Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul (Constantinople) (Greek), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
83.0DiedJohn Chang Pi-teBishop Emeritus of Zhaoxian [Chaohsien], China
57.0ResignedAnselm Donald Mary Dennehy, O.S.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma, South AfricaApostolic Administrator Emeritus
65.0DiedLuigi de Santis, O.M.D. †Rector General Emeritus of Clerics Regular of the Mother of God
35.0IncardinatedDominic Mai LuongPriest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USAAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USA
23.4Solemn ProfessedMax Takuira Matthew Mariu, S.M. †Member of Society of MaryAuxiliary Bishop of Hamilton in New Zealand
40.7IncardinatedLuc Julian MatthysPriest of Melbourne, AustraliaBishop Emeritus of Armidale, Australia
24.7ConvertedBurchell Alexander McPhersonBishop of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Antilles
71.0ResignedNatale MosconiApostolic Administrator of Comacchio (-Pomposa), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Ferrara, Italy
66.2AppointedSante PortalupiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to LibyaApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
72.6ResignedBenito Epifanio RodríguezAuxiliary Bishop of Rosario, ArgentinaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.8IncardinatedAmbrogio SpreaficoPriest of Palestrina, ItalyBishop of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy
53.4ResignedAlfredo Torres RomeroCoadjutor Bishop of Aguascalientes, MéxicoBishop of Toluca, México, México
58.0DiedAtanasij Hryhor Velykyj (Welykyj), O.S.B.M. †Superior General of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)Superior General Emeritus
1 Jan47.2Ordained BishopSilas Silvius NjiruTitular Bishop of MaturbaBishop Emeritus of Meru, Kenya
2 Jan41.1AppointedIreneo A. Amantillo, C.SS.R.Auxiliary Bishop of Cagayan de Oro, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Tandag, Philippines
41.1AppointedIreneo A. Amantillo, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of GirusBishop Emeritus of Tandag, Philippines
53.6AppointedDante Carlos SandrelliAuxiliary Bishop of Formosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
53.6AppointedDante Carlos SandrelliTitular Bishop of Germania in DaciaBishop Emeritus of Formosa, Argentina
61.2DiedAgapito SimeoniBishop of Ariano, Italy
3 Jan52.2AppointedHenryk Roman GulbinowiczArchbishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
4 Jan63.6AppointedAnnibale Bugnini, C.M. †Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Iran
48.1Ordained BishopPierre-Marie CotyBishop of Daloa, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
51.6AppointedErnesto GallinaOfficial of the Secretariat of StateOfficial Emeritus
5 Jan79.2DiedHenri Belleau, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Baie de James {James Bay}, Ontario, Canada
53.7AppointedBernardin GantinVice President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
25.0Ordained PriestFrancesco OlivaPriest of Cassano all’Jonio, ItalyBishop of Locri-Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), Italy
6 Jan80.8DiedJosé Gabriel Anaya y Diez de BonillaBishop Emeritus of Zamora, Michoacán, México
56.5Ordained BishopEnrico AssiTitular Bishop of FrequentiumBishop of Cremona, Italy
90.3ResignedStanislao Amilcare Battistelli, C.P. †Titular Bishop of AmiternumBishop Emeritus of Teramo e Atri, Italy
50.8Ordained BishopEdmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S. †Titular Bishop of Forum TraianiBishop Emeritus of Warri, Nigeria
89.1ResignedFerdinando LonginottiTitular Bishop of ThubursicumBishop Emeritus of San Severino (-Treia), Italy
92.7ResignedGioacchino PediciniTitular Bishop of MizigiBishop Emeritus of Avellino, Italy
68.4ResignedSecundo TagliabueTitular Bishop of BureBishop Emeritus of Anglona-Tursi, Italy
7 Jan78.2ResignedFrancisco José Bruls Canisius, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of TraguriumBishop Emeritus of Villavicencio, Colombia
56.7Ordained BishopTheodor HubrichTitular Bishop of AucaApostolic Administrator of Schwerin, Germany
9 Jan81.4ResignedAlfredo Galindo Mendoza, M.Sp.S. †Titular Bishop of BurcaBishop Emeritus of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México
45.4AppointedMichael Mary O’Shea, O.S.M. †Prefect of Ingwavuma, South AfricaVicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma, South Africa
11 Jan47.6Ordained BishopGiacomo BiffiTitular Bishop of FidenaeCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, Italy
24.6Ordained PriestFrancisco Fortunato de GouveiaPriest of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South AfricaBishop of Oudtshoorn, South Africa
42.8AppointedPhilip Francis MurphyAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
42.8AppointedPhilip Francis MurphyTitular Bishop of TacarataAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
43.5AppointedJames Francis StaffordAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USACardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
43.5AppointedJames Francis StaffordTitular Bishop of RespectaCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
12 Jan78.6RetiredJames Joseph GerrardAuxiliary Bishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
14 Jan85.7DiedGuilio BarbettaTitular Bishop of Pharan
79.3DiedEdoardo Piana AgostinettiAuxiliary Bishop of Novara, Italy
16 Jan58.5ResignedJosé de Almeida Batista PereiraBishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
79.2ResignedMark Kenny CarrollTitular Bishop of TaparuraBishop Emeritus of Wichita, Kansas, USA
61.4AppointedJosé Alberto Lopes de Castro PintoBishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
71.4ResignedJoseph Mary Marling, C.Pp.S. †Titular Bishop of LesinaBishop Emeritus of Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
63.0ResignedPierluigi SartorelliApostolic Pro-Nuncio to KenyaApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus
17 Jan49.4AppointedAgostino CacciavillanTitular Archbishop of AmiternumCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
49.4AppointedAgostino CacciavillanApostolic Pro-Nuncio to KenyaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
25.5Ordained PriestKevin John DunnPriest of Birmingham, England, Great BritainBishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
41.8Ordained BishopJoseph Ek ThabpingBishop of Ratchaburi, Thailand
66.6AppointedAntonio José FrondosaArchbishop of Capiz, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
18 Jan73.1DiedSmiljan Franjo CekadaArchbishop of Vrhbosna {Sarajevo}, Bosnia and Herzegovina
85.2ResignedIgnacio de Alba y HernándezTitular Bishop of Thucca in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
19 Jan48.8AppointedRómulo GarcíaBishop of Mar del Plata, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
20 Jan71.2DiedFrançois-Marie-Joseph PoirierArchbishop Emeritus of Port-au-Prince, Haïti
51.5AppointedArquimínio Rodrigues da CostaBishop of Macau, ChinaBishop Emeritus
21 Jan84.4DiedJoseph-Marie-Eugène MartinCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Rouen, France
39.7AppointedNei Paulo MorettoCoadjutor Bishop of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
39.7AppointedNei Paulo MorettoTitular Bishop of ThubursicumBishop Emeritus of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
23 Jan65.0DiedGérard Bertrand, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Navrongo, Ghana
80.5ResignedJuan Tarcisio Senner, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of EquizetumBishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
24 Jan78.1RetiredHugh BoyleBishop of Johannesburg, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
60.1ResignedGirolamo Maria Casalini, O.S.M. †Bishop of Manzini, SwazilandBishop Emeritus
44.8AppointedWilliam Leonard D’MelloBishop of Karwar, IndiaBishop Emeritus
51.1AppointedGabriel Dwatuka WagiBishop of Rumbek, South SudanBishop Emeritus
62.0AppointedJoseph Patrick Fitzgerald, O.M.I. †Archbishop (Personal Title) of Johannesburg, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
66.3ResignedPetro Arikata KobayashiBishop of Sendai, JapanBishop Emeritus
44.1AppointedJoseph Peter O’ConnellAuxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
44.1AppointedJoseph Peter O’ConnellTitular Bishop of Sanctus GermanusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
49.8AppointedRaymond Augustin Chihiro Sato, O.P. †Bishop of Sendai, JapanBishop Emeritus
37.8AppointedPaul Zingtung GrawngAuxiliary Bishop of Myitkyina, MyanmarArchbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar
37.8AppointedPaul Zingtung GrawngTitular Bishop of RusguniaeArchbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar
43.7AppointedAloysius Isaac Mandlenkhosi ZwaneBishop of Manzini, Swaziland
25 Jan52.0Ordained BishopFrancis Gerard BrooksBishop of Dromore, IrelandBishop Emeritus
22.0ProfessedGerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I.Member of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateArchbishop of Maseru, Lesotho
26 Jan25.5Ordained PriestIgnatius Suharyo HardjoatmodjoPriest of Semarang, IndonesiaArchbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia
28 Jan40.5AppointedVicente Ramón Hernández PeñaCoadjutor Bishop of Trujillo, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
31 Jan26.1Ordained PriestGerald Michael BarbaritoPriest of Brooklyn, New York, USABishop of Palm Beach, Florida, USA
18.2ProfessedAntônio Emidio Vilar, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of São Luíz de Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil
1 Feb25.4Ordained PriestEmilio Aranguren EcheverriaPriest of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, CubaBishop of Holguín, Cuba
41.4Ordained BishopPaul Josef CordesTitular Bishop of NaissusCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
49.7Ordained BishopOtto WüstTitular Bishop of TubiaBishop Emeritus of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
2 Feb40.3Ordained BishopJoseph Devellerez Thaung ShweBishop of Prome, MyanmarBishop Emeritus of Pyay, Myanmar
50.4AppointedAntônio Agostinho MarochiBishop of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
4 Feb27.8Ordained PriestEmanuel Messias de OliveiraPriest of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
7 Feb75.0RetiredGiuseppe AmiciArchbishop of Modena (e Nonantola), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
71.7ResignedGeorge Andrew Beck, A.A. †Archbishop of Liverpool, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
56.0AppointedDerek John WorlockArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
8 Feb54.5ResignedErnesto Gonçalves da Costa, O.F.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Inhambane, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus of Faro {Algarve}, Portugal
40.2Ordained BishopAlberto SeteleBishop of Inhambane, Mozambique
9 Feb37.3AppointedAntonio Buenafe, S.V.D. †Auxiliary Bishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines
37.3AppointedAntonio Buenafe, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of MetaAuxiliary Bishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines
52.9AppointedGeorge Basil Hume, O.S.B. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
10 Feb52.3AppointedCarlo CurisApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Sri LankaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Canada
54.0AppointedNorman Francis McFarlandBishop of Reno, Nevada, USABishop Emeritus of Orange in California, USA
11 Feb52.4AppointedFrancesco Tarcisio CarboniBishop of Macerata e Tolentino, ItalyBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
52.4AppointedFrancesco Tarcisio CarboniBishop of Recanati, ItalyBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
52.4AppointedFrancesco Tarcisio CarboniBishop of Treia, ItalyBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
40.7Ordained BishopAndreas Henrisusanta, S.C.I.Titular Bishop of UbabaBishop Emeritus of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia
58.9InstalledEdward Francis Kelly, M.S.C. †Bishop of Toowoomba, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
12 Feb79.5DiedPercival CazaBishop Emeritus of Valleyfield, Québec, Canada
54.9ResignedLorenzo Michele Joseph Graziano, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ValabriaBishop Emeritus of San Miguel, El Salvador
65.9AppointedLászló LékaiCardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom, Hungary
16 Feb27.2Ordained PriestFlorentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F. †Priest of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy FamilyArchbishop of Samarinda, Indonesia
19 Feb46.1SucceededAmbroise Uma Arakayo AmabeBishop of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
68.1DiedFrançois-Odon De Wilde, O.P. †Bishop of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
48.9InstalledRómulo GarcíaBishop of Mar del Plata, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
49.0InstalledRaymond Alphonse LuckerBishop of New Ulm, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
20 Feb74.8DiedSecondino Petronio Lacchio, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Changsha [Changsha], China
23.5ProfessedAntônio Muniz Fernandes, O. Carm.Member of Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelArchbishop of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
21 Feb47.5Ordained BishopElie Amsini KiswayaBishop of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Sakania-Kipushi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
54.2AppointedIgnazio CannavòCoadjutor Archbishop of Messina, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
43.1AppointedGiuseppe CostanzoAuxiliary Bishop of Acireale, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Siracusa, Italy
43.1AppointedGiuseppe CostanzoTitular Bishop of MazacaArchbishop Emeritus of Siracusa, Italy
22 Feb49.6Ordained BishopGiovanni Bernardo Gremoli, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of MasuccabaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Arabia, Yemen
60.3AppointedJacques Huynh Vân CùaCoadjutor Bishop of Phú Cuong, Viet NamCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
60.3AppointedJacques Huynh Vân CùaTitular Bishop of MizigiCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Phú Cuong, Viet Nam
60.3Ordained BishopJacques Huynh Vân CùaTitular Bishop of MizigiCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Phú Cuong, Viet Nam
23.2ProfessedMário Marquez, O.F.M. Cap.Member of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
24 Feb45.9AppointedEmilio Bianchi di CárcanoAuxiliary Bishop of Azul, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedEmilio Bianchi di CárcanoTitular Bishop of LesinaBishop Emeritus of Azul, Argentina
25 Feb45.4AppointedLuciano Pedro Mendes de Almeida, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
45.4AppointedLuciano Pedro Mendes de Almeida, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Turris in ProconsulariArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
82.6RetiredFrancisco Prada Carrera, C.M.F. †Bishop of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
26 Feb87.1DiedEfrem ForniCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
53.8AppointedJuan Bautista Herrada Armijo, O. de M. †Apostolic Administrator of Calama, ChilePrelate Emeritus
63.2DiedGregorio Elias Olazar Muruaga, C.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Yurimaguas, Peru
68.3ResignedAlberto Rencoret DonosoTitular Archbishop of SilaArchbishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
28 Feb49.5Ordained BishopAgostino CacciavillanTitular Archbishop of AmiternumCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
83.0DiedThomas Roberts, S.J. †Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India
29 Feb42.9Ordained BishopPhilip Francis MurphyTitular Bishop of TacarataAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
26.2Ordained PriestPeter ParapullilPriest of Jhansi, IndiaBishop
85.7DiedGeorge John RehringBishop Emeritus of Toledo, Ohio, USA
43.6Ordained BishopJames Francis StaffordTitular Bishop of RespectaCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
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