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The Year of Our Lord 1980

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar50.7Ordained BishopOsório Bebber, O.F.M. Cap.Coadjutor Bishop of Tubarão, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
37.6Solemn ProfessedHenri Coudray, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusVicar Apostolic of Mongo, Chad
90.5DiedJoão da Silva Campos NevesBishop Emeritus of Lamego, Portugal
3 Mar55.9AppointedRafael Bellido CaroBishop of Jerez de la Frontera, SpainBishop Emeritus
40.6Ordained PriestAlbert Ayinde FasinaPriest of Ijebu-Ode, NigeriaBishop
4 Mar67.1ResignedGabriel BukatkoArchbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), SerbiaArchbishop Emeritus
58.2AppointedOscar Garcia UrizarBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
45.7AppointedJosé Lizares EstradaBishop of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
52.2Ordained BishopJosé de Jesús Madera Uribe, M.Sp.S.Coadjutor Bishop of Fresno, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
70.2AppointedAlojz TurkArchbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), SerbiaArchbishop Emeritus
5 Mar56.8AppointedDaniel William Kucera, O.S.B.Bishop of Salina, Kansas, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Dubuque, Iowa, USA
6 Mar62.4AppointedAlbert-Leo Bundervoet, M.S.C. †Archbishop of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
43.2AppointedPeter James CullinaneBishop of Palmerston North, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
62.2ResignedPaul-Pierre-Yves Dalmais, S.J. †Archbishop of N’Djaména, ChadArchbishop Emeritus
53.3AppointedEdward Russell GainesBishop of Hamilton in New Zealand
59.2ResignedMichael Kien SamophithakArchbishop of Thare and Nonseng, ThailandArchbishop Emeritus
73.2RetiredMarc-Armand LallierArchbishop of Besançon, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
56.1AppointedRoger MpunguBishop of Muyinga, BurundiBishop Emeritus
48.5AppointedBenedict John Osta, S.J. †Bishop of Patna, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Patna, India
51.5AppointedLawrence Khai Saen-Phon-OnArchbishop of Thare and Nonseng, ThailandArchbishop Emeritus
44.3AppointedAntony SelvanayagamAuxiliary Bishop of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaBishop Emeritus of Penang, Malaysia
44.3AppointedAntony SelvanayagamTitular Bishop of Giru MonsBishop Emeritus of Penang, Malaysia
43.0AppointedJohn Baptist Thakur, S.J.Bishop of Muzaffarpur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
76.0RetiredAugustine Francis Wildermuth, S.J. †Bishop of Patna, IndiaBishop Emeritus
7 Mar64.5AppointedAlfonso Coto MongeVicar Apostolic of Limón, Costa RicaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
64.5AppointedAlfonso Coto MongeTitular Bishop of BigastroVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Limón, Costa Rica
71.7DiedJuan Carlos FerroBishop of Concepción, Argentina
85.7DiedAbílio Augusto Vaz das NevesBishop Emeritus of Bragança e Miranda, Portugal
9 Mar74.5DiedGiuseppe MojoliApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Malta
11 Mar45.5AppointedPaul Josef CordesVice President of the Pontifical Council for the LaityCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
49.7AppointedCarmelo Juan GiaquintaAuxiliary Bishop of Viedma, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
49.7AppointedCarmelo Juan GiaquintaTitular Bishop of Zama MinorArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
57.8AppointedJohn Charles ReissBishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
12 Mar44.7AppointedWładysław ZiółekAuxiliary Bishop of Łódź, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Łódź, Poland
44.7AppointedWładysław ZiółekTitular Bishop of RisiniumArchbishop Emeritus of Łódź, Poland
13 Mar89.6DiedJoseph-Alphonse Baud, M.S.F.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Visakhapatnam, India
14 Mar76.5RetiredSeverino Mariano de AguiarBishop of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop Emeritus
80.1RetiredGérard Mongeau, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Cotabato, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
61.0AppointedManuel Palmeira da RochaBishop of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop Emeritus
55.4SucceededPhilip Francis Smith, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Cotabato, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
51.8AppointedAntônio Eliseu Zuqueto, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil
51.8AppointedAntônio Eliseu Zuqueto, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of TelaBishop Emeritus of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil
16 Mar47.0InstalledReinhard LettmannBishop of Münster, GermanyBishop Emeritus
18 Mar53.3ResignedWilliam Wakefield BaumArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
58.7AppointedLeroy Theodore MatthiesenBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
50.1AppointedGabriel Montalvo HigueraApostolic Pro-Nuncio to AlgeriaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to United States of America
50.1AppointedGabriel Montalvo HigueraApostolic Pro-Nuncio to TunisiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to United States of America
50.1AppointedGabriel Montalvo HigueraApostolic Delegate to LibyaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to United States of America
48.7AppointedPablo Puente BucesTitular Archbishop of MacriApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Great Britain
48.7AppointedPablo Puente BucesApostolic Pro-Nuncio to IndonesiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Great Britain
56.8AppointedDino TrabalziniArchbishop of Cosenza e Bisignano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
19 Mar63.0Ordained BishopJuvencio González AlvarezBishop of Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
48.1Ordained BishopJoseph Faber MacDonaldBishop of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
45.3Ordained BishopJosé Sánchez GonzálezTitular Bishop of RubiconBishop Emeritus of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
43.6Ordained BishopBenedict To VarpinBishop of Bereina, Papua New GuineaArchbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
28.7Ordained PriestPablo Vizcaino PradoPriest of GuatemalaBishop of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu, Guatemala
20 Mar66.8ResignedWilliam Eric GrasarBishop of Shrewsbury, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
48.0Ordained BishopFrancis Xavier Kaname Shimamoto, Ist. del Prado †Bishop of Urawa, JapanArchbishop of Nagasaki, Japan
21 Mar44.8AppointedManuel Camilo Vial Risopatrón, P. SchönstattAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de ChileBishop Emeritus of Temuco, Chile
44.8AppointedManuel Camilo Vial Risopatrón, P. SchönstattTitular Bishop of PauzeraBishop Emeritus of Temuco, Chile
22 Mar50.4InstalledJusto Oscar LagunaBishop of Morón, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
24 Mar53.9AppointedHelímenas de Jesús Rojo Paredes, C.I.M.Bishop of Calabozo, VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus of Calabozo, Venezuela
62.6DiedOscar Amulfo Romero y GaldamezArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
25 Mar26.1Ordained PriestJosé Colin Mendoza BagaforoPriest of Cotabato, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop
53.4AppointedJacques Louis Léon DelaporteArchbishop of Cambrai, France
75.7RetiredHenri-Martin-Félix JennyArchbishop of Cambrai, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
77.4DiedJože PogacnikArchbishop Emeritus of Ljubljana, Slovenia
56.3Ordained BishopCarlos Talavera RamírezTitular Bishop of AufiniumBishop Emeritus of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México
26 Mar71.8Ordained BishopAgnellus Andrew, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of NumanaVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission of Social Communications
30.7Ordained PriestYousif Thomas Mirkis, O.P.Priest of Order of Friars PreachersArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
27 Mar49.1AppointedRodolfo BufanoBishop of Chascomús, ArgentinaBishop of San Justo, Argentina
57.6AppointedRoger Joseph Heckel, S.J. †Coadjutor Bishop of Strasbourg, France
65.7AppointedMyroslav Ivan LubachivskyCoadjutor Archbishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), UkraineCardinal, Archbishop
28 Mar48.6AppointedLuiz ColussiCoadjutor Bishop of Lins, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil
54.3AppointedFerdinand Joseph FonsecaAuxiliary Bishop of Bombay, IndiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.3AppointedFerdinand Joseph FonsecaTitular Bishop of Aquae in MauretaniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bombay, India
60.6DiedJaroslav GabroBishop of Saint Nicholas of Chicago (Ukrainian), Illinois, USA
47.0AppointedMichel-Joseph-Gérard Gagnon, M. Afr. †Bishop of DjiboutiBishop of Laghouat, Algeria
43.9AppointedRamón Godinez FloresAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Aguascalientes, México
43.9AppointedRamón Godinez FloresTitular Bishop of CentenariaBishop of Aguascalientes, México
91.1DiedJames Thomas Gibbons Hayes, S.J. †Archbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
46.6AppointedDominique Kimpinde AmandoBishop of Kilwa-Kasenga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Kalemie-Kirungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
48.2AppointedFernando Legal, S.D.B.Bishop of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of São Miguel Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
48.7AppointedJoseph MittathanyBishop of Imphal, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Imphal, India
63.0AppointedBernard Martin Ngaviliau, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Zanzibar, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
46.4AppointedJoachim RuhunaCoadjutor Archbishop of Gitega, BurundiArchbishop
30 Mar50.3Ordained BishopPaul Fouad Naïm TabetTitular Archbishop of SinnaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece
2 Apr71.0SucceededAntal JakabBishop of Alba Iulia, RomaniaBishop Emeritus of Alba Iulia, Romania
83.5RetiredÁaron MártonBishop of Alba Iulia, RomaniaBishop Emeritus
3 Apr47.0AppointedSeverino PolettoCoadjutor Bishop of Fossano, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Torino {Turin}, Italy
4 Apr27.2Ordained PriestTesfasellassie MedhinPriest of Adigrat (Ethiopian), EthiopiaBishop
70.5DiedRobert Emmet TracyBishop Emeritus of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
8 Apr57.3DiedLuis Mario Martínez de Lejarza Valle, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala
9 Apr38.6AppointedEduardo Ernesto Fuentes DuarteAuxiliary Bishop of GuatemalaBishop of Sololá-Chimaltenango, Guatemala
38.6AppointedEduardo Ernesto Fuentes DuarteTitular Bishop of LaresBishop of Sololá-Chimaltenango, Guatemala
11 Apr28.6Ordained PriestJean-Pierre BassènePriestBishop of Kolda, Senegal
29.7Ordained PriestIsidore Battikha, B.A.Priest of Ordre Basilien Alépin (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Homs (-Hama-Jabrud) (Melkite Greek), Syria
64.6Ordained BishopAlfonso Coto MongeTitular Bishop of BigastroVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Limón, Costa Rica
12 Apr26.7Ordained PriestJuan José Chaparro Stivanello, C.M.F.Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
53.9Ordained BishopVincenzo CirrincioneTitular Bishop of ApolloniaBishop of Piazza Armerina, Italy
26.1Ordained PriestRobert Walter McElroyPriest of San Francisco, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop
23.6Ordained PriestJulius Sullan TonelPriest of Davao, PhilippinesBishop of Ipil, Philippines
13 Apr33.7Ordained PriestAngelus Kujur, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Purnea, India
29.0Ordained PriestPeter Liu Cheng-chungPriest of Kiayi, TaiwanBishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
25.9Solemn ProfessedMarko Semren, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorAuxiliary Bishop of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
59.4Ordained BishopAlojzij ŠuštarArchbishop of Ljubljana, SloveniaArchbishop Emeritus
15 Apr90.3DiedJules Georges KandelaArchbishop Emeritus of Mossul (Syrian), Iraq
16 Apr23.3ProfessedJosé Carlos Chacorowski, C.M.Member of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Caraguatatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
57.8AppointedAlfredo Guillermo DisandroBishop of Villa María, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
17 Apr76.8DiedJan JaroszewiczBishop of Kielce, Poland
44.1InstalledRoger Michael MahonyBishop of Stockton, California, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
19 Apr33.1Ordained PriestLourdes DanielPriest of Poona, IndiaBishop of Nashik, India
48.5AppointedMarcel André J. GervaisAuxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
48.5AppointedMarcel André J. GervaisTitular Bishop of RossmarkaeumArchbishop Emeritus of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
58.8Ordained BishopRamón Iribarne Arámburu, O. de M. †Prelate of Deán Funes, Argentina
41.9AppointedJoseph NduhirubusaBishop of Ruyigi, BurundiBishop Emeritus
20 Apr24.8Ordained PriestDominique BulamatariPriest of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Molegbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
23.3Ordained DeaconJosé Carlos Chacorowski, C.M.Deacon of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Caraguatatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
29.0Ordained PriestAbraham DestaPriest of Adigrat (Ethiopian), EthiopiaVicar Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia
26.5Ordained PriestDaniel Nlandu MayiPriest of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
70.4Ordained BishopAlojz TurkArchbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), SerbiaArchbishop Emeritus
21 Apr60.4AppointedMilton Corrêa PereiraApostolic Administrator of Manaus, Amazonas, BrazilArchbishop
60.0AppointedMiguel Maria Giambelli, B. †Bishop of Guamá, Para, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Bragança do Pará, Para, Brazil
67.0AppointedJoão de Souza Lima, O. Cist. †Coadjutor Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
67.0ResignedJoão de Souza Lima, O. Cist. †Archbishop of Manaus, Amazonas, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
48.3AppointedVital João Geraldo Wilderink, O. Carm. †Bishop of Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
22 Apr27.1Ordained PriestGeorge Beluso RimandoPriest of Davao, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop
70.2RetiredJoseph Lennox FederalBishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, USABishop Emeritus
46.3AppointedJoachim MeisnerBishop of Berlin, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
23 Apr63.8AppointedEphrem BédéBishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Chaldean), Egypt
43.4Ordained BishopPeter James CullinaneBishop of Palmerston North, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
68.5Ordained BishopGeorge Eli Dion, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of CaudiumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Jolo, Philippines
58.3AppointedGeorges F. GarmouArchbishop of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
48.0AppointedJosé Higinio Gómez González, O.F.M. †Bishop of Lugo, SpainBishop Emeritus
65.8DiedAlfredo PoledriniApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Lesotho
64.0AppointedAbdul-Ahad Rabban, O.A.O.C. †Bishop of Aqrā {Akra} (Chaldean), Iraq
66.5ResignedPaulo Hipólito de Souza LibórioBishop of Parnaíba, Piaui, BrazilBishop Emeritus
24 Apr77.8DiedJames Buis, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
44.5AppointedJohn Etheridge, C.P. †Bishop of Vanimo, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
52.5AppointedRaymond Philip Kalisz, S.V.D. †Bishop of Wewak, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
60.8AppointedAntonio MagnoniTitular Archbishop of BosetaApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
60.8AppointedAntonio MagnoniApostolic Pro-Nuncio to New ZealandApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
60.8AppointedAntonio MagnoniApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
38.9AppointedBasile Mvé Engone, S.D.B.Coadjutor Bishop of Oyem, GabonArchbishop of Libreville, Gabon
25 Apr60.8AppointedGiovanni MarianiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to GreeceApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
51.0Ordained BishopJude SpeyrerBishop of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
26 Apr69.7AppointedJavier Miguel Ariz Huarte, O.P. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
58.4Ordained BishopOscar Garcia UrizarBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
39.1AppointedJuan José Larrañeta Olleta, O.P.Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, PeruVicar Apostolic Emeritus
57.6AppointedAlfredo Noriega Arce, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
57.6AppointedAlfredo Noriega Arce, S.J. †Titular Bishop of MutiaAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
31.6Ordained PriestMichael William WarfelPriest of Anchorage, Alaska, USABishop of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
27 Apr61.1Ordained BishopManuel Palmeira da RochaBishop of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop Emeritus
25.2Ordained PriestPietro ParolinPriest of Vicenza, ItalyCardinal, Secretary of State
28 Apr70.0DiedVittore Ugo RighiOfficial of the Secretariat of State
29 Apr45.9Ordained BishopJosé Lizares EstradaBishop of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
46.1AppointedRaymundo Joseph PeñaBishop of El Paso, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Brownsville, Texas, USA
69.3ResignedFrancis Frederick RehBishop of Saginaw, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
30 Apr60.3DiedJohn Edgar McCaffertyAuxiliary Bishop of Rochester, New York, USA
27.5Ordained PriestJoseph PonniahPriest of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri LankaBishop of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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