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The Year of Our Lord 1978

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar89.6DiedEnrique Delgado y GómezArchbishop Emeritus of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain
57.1AppointedLuigi DiligenzaArchbishop of Capua, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Capua, Italy
75.9ResignedTommaso LeonettiApostolic Administrator of Caiazzo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Capua, Italy
75.9RetiredTommaso LeonettiArchbishop of Capua, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
48.4AppointedOscar Serfilippi, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Jesi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Mar67.1AppointedJózsef BánkArchbishop (Personal Title) of Vác, HungaryBishop Emeritus
93.7DiedAcacio Chacón GuerraArchbishop Emeritus of Mérida, Venezuela
54.3AppointedLouis Pierre Joseph CornetBishop of Le Puy-en-Velay, FranceBishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
71.9ResignedJean-Pierre-Georges DozolmeBishop of Le Puy-en-Velay, FranceBishop Emeritus
50.5AppointedLászló Kádár, O. Cist. †Archbishop of Eger, Hungary
50.8AppointedLászló Paskai, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Veszprém, HungaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
50.8AppointedLászló Paskai, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of BavagalianaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
64.3AppointedFerenc RostaAuxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
64.3AppointedFerenc RostaTitular Bishop of GarrianaAuxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
41.3Ordained BishopKenneth Donald SteinerTitular Bishop of AvensaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Portland in Oregon, USA
58.2Ordained BishopPaul Edward Waldschmidt, C.S.C. †Titular Bishop of CitiumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Portland in Oregon, USA
3 Mar48.0DiedJózef MarekAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
4 Mar47.4Ordained BishopJerónimo Tomás Abreu HerreraBishop of Mao-Monte Cristi, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
41.8Ordained BishopFrançois Jacques BussiniTitular Bishop of FebianaBishop Emeritus of Amiens, France
57.0AppointedGiovanni PisanuBishop of Ozieri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
5 Mar46.2Ordained BishopSixto José Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of GaguariBishop Emeritus of Villarrica, Chile
6 Mar40.6AppointedMiguel Pedro MundoAuxiliary Bishop of Jataí, Goias, BrazilBishop
40.6AppointedMiguel Pedro MundoTitular Bishop of Blanda JuliaBishop of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
44.4AppointedCelso José Pinto da SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
44.4AppointedCelso José Pinto da SilvaTitular Bishop of UrusiArchbishop Emeritus of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
7 Mar46.6Ordained BishopLuiz ColussiTitular Bishop of GorBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil
8 Mar39.6AppointedJuan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillo, C.I.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Cali, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
39.6AppointedJuan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillo, C.I.M.Titular Bishop of EgaraArchbishop Emeritus of Cali, Colombia
9 Mar46.3AppointedGeneroso C. Camiña, P.M.E. †Auxiliary Bishop of Davao, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Digos, Philippines
46.3AppointedGeneroso C. Camiña, P.M.E. †Titular Bishop of PauzeraBishop Emeritus of Digos, Philippines
39.5AppointedNestor Celestial CariñoAuxiliary Bishop of Legazpi, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
39.5AppointedNestor Celestial CariñoTitular Bishop of ThibiucaBishop Emeritus of Legazpi, Philippines
74.3DiedThomas Albert Newman, M.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Prome, Myanmar
49.1Ordained BishopGeorge Otto WirzTitular Bishop of MunicipaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Madison, Wisconsin, USA
10 Mar49.2SucceededEfraím Basílio Krevey (Krevei), O.S.B.M. †Bishop of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredJosé Romão Martenetz, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), BrazilBishop Emeritus
11 Mar56.2AppointedSalvatore CassisaArchbishop of Monreale, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
75.6DiedGiuseppe MancusoBishop Emeritus of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
76.5RetiredCorrado MingoArchbishop of Monreale, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
55.2Ordained BishopAntonio Riboldi, I.C.Bishop of Acerra, ItalyBishop Emeritus
13 Mar49.1Ordained BishopThomas Joseph CostelloTitular Bishop of PerdicesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
25.4Ordained PriestJoseph (Joy) KalathiparambilPriest of Verapoly, IndiaSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
54.3AppointedGiovanni MorettiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to SudanApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Belgium
15 Mar61.5AppointedGiuseppe AmariBishop of Verona, ItalyBishop Emeritus
45.6AppointedOskar SaierArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyArchbishop Emeritus
16 Mar46.4AppointedJean-Lucien-Marie-Joseph CadilhacBishop of Nîmes (-Uzès e Alès), France
17 Mar56.7Ordained BishopFrançois Abou Mokh, B.S. †Titular Archbishop of Palmyra dei Greco-MelkitiCurial Bishop Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
41.0AppointedLorenzo Cárdenas AregullínAuxiliary Bishop of Tehuacán, Puebla, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Papantla, Puebla, México
41.0AppointedLorenzo Cárdenas AregullínTitular Bishop of CrepedulaBishop Emeritus of Papantla, Puebla, México
47.5SucceededSalvatore De GiorgiBishop of Oria, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
75.7RetiredSidney Matthew MetzgerBishop of El Paso, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
75.2RetiredAlberico SemeraroBishop of Oria, ItalyBishop Emeritus
79.9DiedGiacomo ViolardoCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments
18 Mar51.9SucceededAldo GarziaBishop of Molfetta-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi, ItalyBishop of Nardò-Gallipoli, Italy
26.8Ordained PriestGeorg Müller, SS.CC.Priest of Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MaryPrelate Emeritus of Trondheim, Norway
93.7DiedAchille SalvucciBishop of Molfetta-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi, Italy
20 Mar60.4AppointedEstêvão Cardoso de Avellar, O.P. †Bishop of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
21 Mar45.6AppointedMaurílio Jorge Quintal de GouveiaArchbishop (Personal Title), Auxiliary of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalArchbishop Emeritus of Évora, Portugal
45.6AppointedMaurílio Jorge Quintal de GouveiaTitular Archbishop of MityleneArchbishop Emeritus of Évora, Portugal
30.8ProfessedFernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictArchbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
55.1AppointedMark Francis SchmittBishop of Marquette, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
22 Mar69.2AppointedNorbert Jules François Calmels, O. Praem. †Titular Bishop of DusaOfficial to Morocco
28 Mar49.6Ordained BishopLawrence James McNamaraBishop of Grand Island, Nebraska, USABishop Emeritus
29 Mar44.8Ordained BishopMichael AugustineTitular Bishop of BararusArchbishop Emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
64.9ResignedOtàvio Barbosa AguiarBishop of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, BrazilBishop Emeritus
65.7ResignedManuel Tavares de AraújoBishop of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBishop Emeritus
30 Mar54.4AppointedCarlo CurisApostolic Pro-Nuncio to NigeriaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Canada
45.5AppointedCarmelo FerraroBishop of Patti, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Agrigento, Italy
53.6Ordained BishopGeraldo Majela ReisBishop of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
63.6AppointedDomenico VacchianoPrelate of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, ItalyPrelate Emeritus
31 Mar63.2AppointedMario Picchi, S.D.B. †Bishop of Venado Tuerto, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
94.9DiedGiovanni PirastruBishop Emeritus of Iglesias, Italy
55.8AppointedDante Carlos SandrelliBishop of Formosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
56.6ResignedRaúl Marcelo Pacífico Scozzina, O.F.M. †Bishop of Formosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
1 Apr51.6Ordained BishopJuan Angel Belda DardiñáBishop of Jaca, SpainBishop Emeritus of León, Spain
25.8Ordained PriestVicente Bokalic Iglic, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
50.8SucceededGuy Gérard DeroubaixBishop of Saint-Denis, France
74.1RetiredJacques Le CordierBishop of Saint-Denis, FranceBishop Emeritus
26.4Ordained PriestPeter Anthony LibasciPriest of Rockville Centre, New York, USABishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
25.8Ordained PriestGiuseppe PintoPriestApostolic Nuncio to Philippines
2 Apr48.6Ordained BishopSebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I.Bishop of Mohale’s Hoek, LesothoBishop Emeritus
27.9Ordained PriestJoshuah Ignathios KizhakkeveettilPriest of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), IndiaBishop of Mavelikara (Syro-Malankarese), India
42.8Ordained BishopJosé Martins da Silva, S.D.N.Prelate of Vila Rondônia, Rondonia, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
4 Apr48.7AppointedPatrick Fernández FloresBishop of El Paso, Texas, USAArchbishop Emeritus of San Antonio, Texas, USA
75.0RetiredEdward Ernest SwanstromAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
5 Apr50.9Ordained BishopLászló Paskai, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of BavagalianaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
64.4Ordained BishopFerenc RostaTitular Bishop of GarrianaAuxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
7 Apr26.6Ordained PriestCarlos José TisseraPriest of Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto, ArgentinaBishop of Quilmes, Argentina
8 Apr54.8AppointedAngelo CampagnaBishop of Alife, ItalyBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, Italy
54.8AppointedAngelo CampagnaBishop of Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, Italy
43.7Ordained BishopLuciano GiovannettiTitular Bishop of ZabaBishop Emeritus of Fiesole, Italy
32.3Ordained PriestRobert Eric GuglielmonePriest of Rockville Centre, New York, USABishop of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
47.5AppointedSalvatore IsgróPrelate of Altamura ed Acquaviva delle Fonti, ItalyArchbishop of Sassari, Italy
9 Apr54.8Ordained BishopDominic Joseph AbreoBishop of Aurangabad, India
47.0Ordained BishopClóvis Frainer, O.F.M. Cap.Prelate of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
25.2Ordained PriestCyprian Kizito LwangaPriest of Kampala, UgandaArchbishop
63.4Ordained BishopLuis Enrique Orellana Ricaurte, S.J. †Titular Bishop of BennefaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
47.9Ordained BishopSerafino SprovieriTitular Bishop of ThemisoniumArchbishop Emeritus of Benevento, Italy
10 Apr87.0DiedManuel de Medeiros GuerreiroBishop Emeritus of Nampula, Mozambique
29.6Ordained PriestJose MukalaPriestBishop Emeritus of Kohima, India
11 Apr75.0RetiredBernard Joseph TopelBishop of Spokane, Washington, USABishop Emeritus
13 Apr78.0DiedJean de Capistran Aimé Cayer, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto}
51.6AppointedLuis Reynoso CervantesAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
51.6AppointedLuis Reynoso CervantesTitular Bishop of Casae CalanaeBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
49.4AppointedNicola RotunnoApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Sri LankaBishop Emeritus of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto, Italy
14 Apr86.3DiedJames MendonçaBishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India
15 Apr43.4Ordained BishopRafael Arcadio Bernal Supelano, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of AmudarsaBishop Emeritus of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
75.8DiedJohn Anthony King MussioBishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
42.1AppointedJulio Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R.Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz, BoliviaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
42.1AppointedJulio Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of Apisa MaiusCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
16 Apr65.2DiedThomas Vincent CahillArchbishop of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
17 Apr53.0Ordained BishopJames Hector MacDonald, C.S.C.Titular Bishop of GibbaArchbishop Emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
18 Apr45.8AppointedJames Robert HoffmanAuxiliary Bishop of Toledo, Ohio, USABishop
45.8AppointedJames Robert HoffmanTitular Bishop of ItalicaBishop of Toledo, Ohio, USA
58.7AppointedMagín Camerino Torreblanca ReyesBishop of Texcoco, México, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
19 Apr47.9AppointedGérard DrainvilleBishop of Amos, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
56.6ResignedGaston HainsBishop of Amos, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
20 Apr43.6Ordained BishopEusebius Joseph BeltranBishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
55.9AppointedDjuro KokšaAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
55.9AppointedDjuro KokšaTitular Bishop of GrumentumAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
27.5Ordained PriestGeevarghese Divannasios OttathengilPriestBishop of Puthur (Syro-Malankarese), India
21 Apr26.7Ordained PriestJoão Mamede Filho, O.F.M. Conv.Priest of Order of Friars Minor ConventualBishop of Umuarama, Parana, Brazil
22 Apr72.5ResignedLéon-Toussaint-Jean-Clément Chambon, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Bossangoa, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
43.8SucceededSergio Adolfo Govi, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Bossangoa, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
25.7Ordained PriestErnesto MandaraPriest of Amalfi-Cava de’ Tirreni, ItalyBishop of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto, Italy
31.6Ordained PriestGodfrey de Rozario, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Baroda, India
23 Apr54.5Ordained BishopLouis Pierre Joseph CornetBishop of Le Puy-en-Velay, FranceBishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
57.2Ordained BishopLuigi DiligenzaArchbishop of Capua, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Capua, Italy
19.7ProfessedCarlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D.Member of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Chillán, Chile
57.1Ordained BishopGiovanni PisanuBishop of Ozieri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
48.6InstalledOscar Serfilippi, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Jesi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
24 Apr83.3DiedGiuseppe AngrisaniBishop Emeritus of Casale Monferrato, Italy
46.7AppointedRoland Pierre DuMaineAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USABishop Emeritus of San Jose in California, USA
46.7AppointedRoland Pierre DuMaineTitular Bishop of SardaBishop Emeritus of San Jose in California, USA
56.6AppointedFrancis Anthony QuinnAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USABishop Emeritus of Sacramento, California, USA
56.6AppointedFrancis Anthony QuinnTitular Bishop of NumanaBishop Emeritus of Sacramento, California, USA
58.4AppointedAndrés Sapelak, S.D.B.Bishop of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian), ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
68.5ResignedGerard William TickleBishop of Great Britain, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
25 Apr74.2RetiredFernand-Pierre-Robert Bézac des MartiniesBishop of Aire et Dax, FranceBishop Emeritus
51.3AppointedRaymond Joseph Louis BouchexArchbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
46.6AppointedJoseph Hubert HartBishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USABishop Emeritus
55.3Ordained BishopJohn Christopher Mahon, S.P.S. †Bishop of Lodwar, KenyaBishop Emeritus
64.6ResignedEugène-Jean-Marie PolgeArchbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
51.7SucceededRobert Pierre SarrabèreBishop of Aire et Dax, FranceBishop Emeritus
27 Apr47.8AppointedPeter Fanyana John Butelezi, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa
66.1AppointedGerald Emmett CarterArchbishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
65.8ResignedJean Eugène Gabriel David, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Majunga, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
41.7AppointedKarl Hesse, M.S.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaArchbishop Emeritus
41.7AppointedKarl Hesse, M.S.C.Titular Bishop of NaratcataArchbishop Emeritus of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
47.3AppointedAndré Mayamba Mabuti KathongoCoadjutor Bishop of Popokabaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
57.8AppointedJulio Parise Loro, C.S.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Napo, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
71.8ResignedPhilip Francis PocockArchbishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
49.8AppointedJean-Samuel Raobelina, M.S. †Bishop of Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar
52.7AppointedArmand Gaétan RazafindratandraBishop of Majunga, MadagascarCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo, Madagascar
75.0RetiredMaximiliano Spiller, C.S.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Napo, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
52.7AppointedGeorge To BataAuxiliary Bishop of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
52.7AppointedGeorge To BataTitular Bishop of Saia MaiorAuxiliary Bishop of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
28 Apr62.0Ordained BishopDomingo Jafet Herrera CastilloTitular Bishop of GegiAuxiliary Bishop of Yucatán, México
29 Apr74.1DiedDante Battaglierin, S.X. †Bishop Emeritus of Khulna, Bangladesh
25.9Ordained PriestMichael Gerard DucaPriest of Dallas, Texas, USABishop of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
77.8RetiredAmand Louis Marie Antoine Hubert, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Eliopoli di Egitto, EgyptVicar Apostolic Emeritus
50.3AppointedEgidio Sampieri, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto}Vicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} (-Eliopoli di Egitto-Port-Said)
50.3AppointedEgidio Sampieri, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Ida in MauretaniaVicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} (-Eliopoli di Egitto-Port-Said)
50.3AppointedEgidio Sampieri, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Port-Said, EgyptVicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} (-Eliopoli di Egitto-Port-Said)
50.3AppointedEgidio Sampieri, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Eliopoli di Egitto, EgyptVicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} (-Eliopoli di Egitto-Port-Said)
30 Apr35.8Ordained BishopZacchaeus OkothBishop of Kisumu, KenyaArchbishop of Kisumu, Kenya
26.0Ordained DeaconJoseph William Tobin, C.SS.R.Deacon of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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