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The Year of Our Lord 1977

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar34.9IncardinatedRonald Paul HerzogPriest of Biloxi, Mississippi, USABishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
2 Mar59.1AppointedWarren Louis BoudreauxBishop of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
4 Mar42.3AppointedFrederick D’SouzaBishop of Jhansi, IndiaBishop Emeritus
33.7AppointedAbraham ViruthakulangaraBishop of Khandwa, IndiaArchbishop of Nagpur, India
5 Mar28.2Ordained PriestVictor Selvino ArenhartPriest of Posadas, ArgentinaBishop of Oberá, Argentina
6 Mar47.6Ordained BishopWalter Michael Ebejer, O.P.Bishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
78.3DiedJosé de Medeiros LeiteBishop of Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
53.4SucceededAntônio Carlos MesquitaBishop of Oliveira, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
53.5Ordained BishopEugénio SalessuBishop of Malanje, AngolaBishop Emeritus
7 Mar71.0ResignedGabriel BattaArchbishop of Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus
42.6AppointedPaul KaratasArchbishop of Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), Turkey
8 Mar53.5AppointedJoseph Lawson HowzeBishop of Biloxi, Mississippi, USABishop Emeritus
41.2AppointedSincero Barcenilla LuceroBishop of Borongan, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Calbayog, Philippines
12 Mar71.1ResignedGiovanni MocelliniBishop of Adria, ItalyBishop Emeritus
51.7AppointedGiovanni Maria SartoriBishop of Adria, ItalyArchbishop of Trento, Italy
13 Mar84.2DiedThomas Lawrence NoaBishop Emeritus of Marquette, Michigan, USA
14 Mar25.3Ordained PriestAndrews ThazhathPriest of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop
16 Mar45.5AppointedJesús Domínguez GómezBishop of Coria-Cáceres, Spain
75.2RetiredManuel Llopis IvorraBishop of Coria-Cáceres, SpainBishop Emeritus
17 Mar63.2DiedGodfrey Okoye, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Enugu, Nigeria
18 Mar60.2InstalledJoão Batista Przyklenk, M.S.F. †Bishop of Januária, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
19 Mar27.1Ordained PriestJoaquim Justino CarreiraPriest of Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
40.2Ordained BishopAlcides Jorge Pedro CasarettoBishop of Rafaela, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of San Isidro, Argentina
23.1Ordained DeaconKarlheinz DiezDeacon of Fulda, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop
24.9Ordained PriestJohannes GorantlaPriestBishop of Kurnool, India
25.8Ordained PriestJesse Eugenio MercadoPriest of Manila, PhilippinesBishop of Parañaque, Philippines
25.8Ordained PriestRutilo Muñoz ZamoraPriest of Veracruz, MéxicoBishop of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México
72.1DiedPetru PlescaTitular Bishop of Voli
20 Mar56.1Ordained BishopFrancis-Roland Lambert, S.M. †Bishop of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
52.5Ordained BishopGiovanni LocatelliBishop of Rimini, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Vigevano, Italy
55.4Ordained BishopPedro Marcos Ribeiro da CostaBishop of Henrique de Carvalho, AngolaBishop Emeritus of Saurimo, Angola
21 Mar76.1DiedGiuseppe AmiciArchbishop Emeritus of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy
39.5AppointedDenis George BrowneBishop of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop of Hamilton in New Zealand
44.3AppointedNicholas Marcus FernandoArchbishop of Colombo, Sri LankaArchbishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedSettimio Arturo Ferrazzetta, O.F.M. †Bishop of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
74.7RetiredGiuseppe MancusoBishop of Mazara del Vallo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
73.4AppointedMartino Matronola, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of Turres in NumidiaAbbot Emeritus of Montecassino, Italy
61.4AppointedJohn Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland, New ZealandBishop Emeritus of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
61.4AppointedJohn Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M. †Titular Bishop of NigizubiBishop Emeritus of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
65.0SucceededCostantino Trapani, O.F.M. †Bishop of Mazara del Vallo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
22 Mar50.2DiedÉmile BiayendaCardinal, Archbishop of Brazzaville, Congo
24 Mar49.9AppointedJoseph RatzingerArchbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, GermanyPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
25 Mar52.6AppointedBenito Stanislao Andreotti, O.S.B. †Abbot of Subiaco, ItalyAbbot Emeritus
53.2ResignedNestor BihondaBishop of Muyinga, BurundiBishop Emeritus
47.0Ordained BishopJoseph Kyeong Kap-ryongTitular Bishop of BuffadaBishop Emeritus of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
41.0Ordained BishopEdgardo Gabriel StorniTitular Bishop of CroaeArchbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina
57.9Ordained BishopMarcos Zuluaga Arteche, C.M.F. †Titular Bishop of IzirzadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Darién, Panama
26 Mar55.4Ordained BishopAdolfo GerstnerBishop of Concordia, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
27 Mar45.8Ordained BishopHubert BucherBishop of Bethlehem, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
28.3Ordained PriestGebhard FürstPriest of Rottenburg, GermanyBishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
38.4Ordained BishopHoward James HubbardBishop of Albany, New York, USABishop Emeritus
57.7Ordained BishopWenceslas KalibushiBishop of Nyundo, RwandaBishop Emeritus
27.7Ordained PriestCornelius PiongPriest of Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaBishop of Keningau, Malaysia
49.2Ordained BishopCharles-Remy Rakotonirina, S.J. †Bishop of Farafangana, Madagascar
28 Mar46.9AppointedMichael George BowenArchbishop of Southwark, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
62.0AppointedPhilip James Benedict HarveyAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
62.0AppointedPhilip James Benedict HarveyTitular Bishop of BahannaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
46.8AppointedDavid Every KonstantAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Leeds, England, Great Britain
46.8AppointedDavid Every KonstantTitular Bishop of BetagbararBishop Emeritus of Leeds, England, Great Britain
41.4AppointedCarlos José Ruiseco VieiraBishop of Montería, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Cartagena, Colombia
31 Mar48.5Ordained BishopThéophane Matthew Thannickunnel, O. Praem.Bishop of Jabalpur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
1 Apr27.1Ordained PriestAngelito R. Lampon, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateVicar Apostolic of Jolo, Philippines
55.5AppointedMiguel Moncadas NogueraBishop of Solsona, Spain
2 Apr32.0Ordained PriestCarlos Jesús Patricio Baladrón ValdésPriest of Santiago de CubaBishop Emeritus of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Cuba
62.5Ordained BishopStepan Chmil, S.D.B. †Bishop
53.3Ordained BishopIvan ChomaBishop of Przemyśl, Sambor, et Sanok (Ruthenian), PolandTitular Bishop of Patara
44.1Ordained BishopLubomyr Husar, M.S.U.BishopCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
51.9InstalledGregory Yong Sooi NgeanArchbishop of SingaporeArchbishop Emeritus
3 Apr82.6DiedPierre-Marie ThéasBishop Emeritus of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
4 Apr62.0ResignedFlorentino de Andrade e SilvaBishop of Faro {Algarve}, PortugalBishop Emeritus
55.6AppointedErnesto Gonçalves da Costa, O.F.M. †Bishop of Faro {Algarve}, PortugalBishop Emeritus
54.4AppointedJean-Paul LabrieAuxiliary Bishop of Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.4AppointedJean-Paul LabrieTitular Bishop of UrciAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Québec, Canada
65.2AppointedLouis-Albert VachonAuxiliary Bishop of Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
65.2AppointedLouis-Albert VachonTitular Bishop of MesarfeltaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Québec, Canada
5 Apr51.6AppointedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloTitular Archbishop of PandosiaCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
51.6AppointedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Papua New GuineaCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
51.6AppointedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloApostolic Delegate to Solomon IslandsCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
72.6DiedVicente Roig y Villalba, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Valledupar, Colombia
10 Apr29.1Ordained PriestLuigi MartellaPriest of Otranto, ItalyBishop of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi, Italy
24.7Professed (Perpetual Vows)Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A.Member of Society of African MissionsBishop of Killaloe, Ireland
12 Apr81.8DiedVincent Ignatius Kennally, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Caroline and Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)
13 Apr49.2AppointedHilario Chávez Joya, M.N.M. †Prelate of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México
49.2AppointedHilario Chávez Joya, M.N.M. †Titular Bishop of CrepedulaBishop Emeritus of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México
42.4AppointedJesús María de Jesús MoyaAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
42.4AppointedJesús María de Jesús MoyaTitular Bishop of MaxitaBishop Emeritus of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
51.6AppointedPatrick Leo McCartieAuxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Northampton, England, Great Britain
51.6AppointedPatrick Leo McCartieTitular Bishop of ElmhamaBishop Emeritus of Northampton, England, Great Britain
14 Apr88.8DiedVittorio De ZancheBishop of Concordia-Pordenone, Italy
67.1DiedFrancisco Maria da SilvaArchbishop of Braga, Portugal
63.8SucceededAbramo FreschiBishop of Concordia-Pordenone, ItalyBishop Emeritus
47.2Ordained BishopRobert Edward MulveeTitular Bishop of SummaBishop Emeritus of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
50.7AppointedBernardo Enrique Witte, O.M.I.Bishop of La Rioja, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Concepción, Argentina
15 Apr46.7AppointedJohannes Ludgerus Bonaventure Brenninkmeijer, O.P. †Bishop of Kroonstad, South Africa
68.9ResignedAlberto Deane, C.P. †Bishop of Villa María, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
50.3AppointedMichael Pak Jeong-ilBishop of Cheju, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus of Masan, Korea (South)
56.6AppointedCándido Genaro RubioloBishop of Villa María, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Mendoza, Argentina
16 Apr26.6Ordained PriestThomas D’SouzaPriestArchbishop of Calcutta, India
40.1AppointedAttilio NicoraAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
40.1AppointedAttilio NicoraTitular Bishop of Furnos MinorCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
25.3Ordained PriestLucius Iwejuru UgorjiPriestBishop of Umuahia, Nigeria
30.6Ordained PriestJames Matthew WinglePriest of Pembroke, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
17 Apr28.9Ordained PriestPedro Felipe Bacarreza RodríguezPriest of Santiago de ChileBishop of Santa Maria de Los Angeles, Chile
50.3InstalledCarlos Marcio Camus LarenasBishop of Linares, ChileBishop Emeritus
64.2DiedWilliam John ConwayCardinal, Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland
44.0Ordained BishopJoão Oneres MarchioriBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
49.0Ordained BishopJosé Próspero da Ascensão PuatyBishop of Lwena, AngolaBishop Emeritus
20 Apr66.7AppointedEdward John Harper, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USABishop Emeritus
46.4Ordained BishopAbraham Aruliah SomavarapaBishop of Cuddapah, IndiaBishop Emeritus
22 Apr61.5ResignedVittorio OttavianiBishop of Marsi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
63.1AppointedBiagio Vittorio Terrinoni, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Marsi, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Avezzano, Italy
23 Apr24.7Ordained PriestVito AngiuliPriest of Bari-Bitonto, ItalyBishop of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
24 Apr45.6Ordained BishopJesús Domínguez GómezBishop of Coria-Cáceres, Spain
77.3Ordained BishopJoseph Nguyên-Thiên-KhuyênCoadjutor Bishop of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
40.6Ordained BishopGeorge PunnakottilBishop of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
51.8Ordained BishopGiovanni Maria SartoriBishop of Adria, ItalyArchbishop of Trento, Italy
25 Apr42.5AppointedFernando R. CapallaPrelate of Iligan, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Davao, Philippines
42.4Ordained BishopFrederick D’SouzaBishop of Jhansi, IndiaBishop Emeritus
62.1Ordained BishopPhilip James Benedict HarveyTitular Bishop of BahannaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
46.9Ordained BishopDavid Every KonstantTitular Bishop of BetagbararBishop Emeritus of Leeds, England, Great Britain
68.0Ordained BishopClement Thottungal, C.M.I. †Bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
46.1AppointedBienvenido Solon TudtudPrelate of Marawi, Philippines
26 Apr75.2DiedFloyd Lawrence BeginBishop of Oakland, California, USA
49.3ResignedOctavio Betancourt ArangoBishop of Garzón, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
42.6AppointedAlberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S.Bishop of Chiquinquirá, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Medellín, Colombia
51.8AppointedRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Garzón, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia
58.9AppointedJuan Eliseo Mojica OliverosBishop of Garagoa, Colombia
48.1InstalledJohn Raphael QuinnArchbishop of San Francisco, California, USAArchbishop Emeritus
46.3AppointedJoseph Willy RomélusBishop of Jérémie, HaïtiBishop Emeritus
28 Apr32.1Professed (Perpetual Vows)Giuseppe Filippi, M.C.C.I.Member of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of JesusBishop of Kotido, Uganda
47.5AppointedTadeusz RybakAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, PolandBishop Emeritus of Legnica, Poland
47.5AppointedTadeusz RybakTitular Bishop of BenepotaBishop Emeritus of Legnica, Poland
29 Apr46.1Ordained BishopWilliam Leonard D’MelloBishop of Karwar, IndiaBishop Emeritus
30 Apr26.9Ordained PriestWilliam Patrick Callahan, O.F.M. Conv.Priest of Order of Friars Minor ConventualBishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
42.2Ordained BishopTobias Wunganayi ChiginyaBishop of Gwelo, ZimbabweBishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
75.2RetiredVincent-Marie FavéAuxiliary Bishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
24.7Ordained PriestMax Takuira Matthew Mariu, S.M. †Priest of Society of MaryAuxiliary Bishop of Hamilton in New Zealand
54.4Ordained BishopAbraham D. Mattam, C.V.Bishop of Satna (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
32.4Ordained PriestPatras Minj, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Ambikapur, India
26.4Ordained PriestLawrence Thomas PersicoPriest of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USABishop of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
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