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The Year of Our Lord 1981

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownResignedDominic Chen Te-mien, O.F.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Suixian [Suihsien], China
85.9ResignedGiovanni Gaddo, I.C. †Superior General of Institute of CharitySuperior General Emeritus
26.5ProfessedGregor Maria Franz Hanke, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictBishop of Eichstätt, Germany
26.9Professed (Perpetual Vows)Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I.Member of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateArchbishop of Maseru, Lesotho
DiedPaul LyPrefect of Linqing [Lintsing], China
64.8ResignedKazimierz Jan MajdańskiVice President of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyBishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
19.4ProfessedValdir MamedeMember of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryAuxiliary Bishop of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
34.8IncardinatedJulio Parrilla DíazPriest of Salamanca, SpainBishop of Riobamba, Ecuador
25.3Solemn ProfessedJosé Mauro Pereira Bastos, C.P. †Member of Congregation of the PassionBishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
50.5AppointedSerafim de Sousa Ferreira e SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal
1 Jan52.0Ordained BishopLucas Liu Hsien-tangCoadjutor Bishop of Hsinchu, TaiwanBishop Emeritus
6 Jan55.6Ordained BishopEnnio AppignanesiTitular Bishop of ThemisoniumArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
59.4Ordained BishopLucas Luis Dónnelly Carey, O. de M. †Prelate of Deán Funes, ArgentinaPrelate Emeritus
57.7Ordained BishopFilippo GianniniTitular Bishop of SubaugustaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
51.8Ordained BishopSergio GorettiBishop of Assisi, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy
49.3Ordained BishopGregory Obinna OchiaghaBishop of Orlu, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
48.2InstalledAnthony Michael PillaBishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
48.4Ordained BishopAlessandro PlottiTitular Bishop of VannidaArchbishop Emeritus of Pisa, Italy
48.9Ordained BishopGiulio SanguinetiBishop of Savona e Noli, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Brescia, Italy
53.5Ordained BishopMartino ScarafileTitular Bishop of RotariaBishop Emeritus of Castellaneta, Italy
39.3Ordained BishopAnicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Sibolga, IndonesiaArchbishop of Medan, Indonesia
27.6Ordained PriestAloysius Maryadi Sutrisnaatmaka, M.S.F.Priest of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy FamilyBishop of Palangkaraya, Indonesia
53.8Ordained BishopFrancesco VotoBishop of Castellaneta, Italy
53.9Ordained BishopVicente Joaquim Zico, C.M.Coadjutor Archbishop of Belém do Pará, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
7 Jan40.6AppointedNorbert WerbsAuxiliary Bishop of Schwerin, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop of Hamburg, Germany
40.6AppointedNorbert WerbsTitular Bishop of AmauraAuxiliary Bishop of Hamburg, Germany
8 Jan66.0AppointedSalvatore DeloguBishop of Valva e Sulmona, ItalyBishop Emeritus
9 Jan48.2Ordained BishopJohn JosephTitular Bishop of SegisamaBishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan
10 Jan75.1RetiredFrancisco Javier Nuño y GuerreroBishop of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
12 Jan49.2AppointedAlfonso Humberto Robles CotaBishop of Tepic, Nayarit, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
13 Jan75.0RetiredCharles Richard MulrooneyAuxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
45.2AppointedPio Vittorio VigoAuxiliary Bishop of Catania, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Acireale, Italy
45.2AppointedPio Vittorio VigoTitular Bishop of AstigiBishop Emeritus of Acireale, Italy
15 Jan75.0RetiredWilliam Joseph MoranAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
16 Jan48.3AppointedJoseph Keith SymonsAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USABishop Emeritus of Palm Beach, Florida, USA
48.3AppointedJoseph Keith SymonsTitular Bishop of SigusBishop Emeritus of Palm Beach, Florida, USA
17 Jan71.8DiedHugo AufderbeckApostolic Administrator of Erfurt-Meiningen, Germany
84.3DiedLouis Joseph Cabana, M. Afr. †Archbishop Emeritus of Rubaga, Uganda
85.6DiedFrancis Peter LeipzigBishop Emeritus of Baker, Oregon, USA
39.7SucceededJoachim WankeApostolic Administrator of Erfurt-Meiningen, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Erfurt, Germany
18 Jan20.4Professed (Perpetual Vows)Jean (John) Bosco Baremes, S.M.Member of Society of MaryBishop of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)
82.9DiedBenjamin Ibberson WebsterBishop Emeritus of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
20 Jan61.6AppointedManuel GuiraoBishop of Santiago del Estero, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
62.7AppointedSalvador Lazo LazoBishop of San Fernando de La Union, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
39.5AppointedGabriel Villaruz ReyesAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesBishop of Antipolo, Philippines
39.5AppointedGabriel Villaruz ReyesTitular Bishop of SelseaBishop of Antipolo, Philippines
23 Jan56.1AppointedUbaldo CalabresiApostolic Nuncio to ArgentinaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
85.4DiedMaurice SchexnayderBishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
24 Jan51.5AppointedTeodoro Luis Arroyo Robelly, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Méndez, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
51.5AppointedTeodoro Luis Arroyo Robelly, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of Castellum TatroportusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Méndez, Ecuador
55.4AppointedMichael J. Cleary, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Banjul, GambiaBishop Emeritus
29.0Ordained PriestFausto Feliciano Gaibor GarcíaPriest of Guaranda, EcuadorBishop of Tulcán, Ecuador
43.2AppointedAnthony Ekezia IlonuBishop of Okigwe, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
75.4RetiredSinforiano Lucas Rojo, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo, ParaguayVicar Apostolic Emeritus
77.7RetiredJosé Félix Pintado Blasco, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Méndez, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
42.5AppointedThomas SavundaranayagamBishop of Mannar, Sri LankaBishop of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
25 Jan57.6Ordained BishopJohn George ChedidTitular Bishop of Callinicum dei MaronitiBishop Emeritus of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles (Maronite), California, USA
41.5Ordained BishopErwin Kräutler, C.Pp.S.Coadjutor Prelate of Xingu, Para, BrazilPrelate
59.1Ordained BishopReinhold StecherBishop of Innsbruck, AustriaBishop Emeritus
26 Jan76.4RetiredWilliam Andrew HartBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
39.6AppointedVincent Paul LoganBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
27 Jan49.5AppointedRoland Pierre DuMaineBishop of San Jose in California, USABishop Emeritus
63.7AppointedVincenzo FrancoArchbishop of Otranto, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
67.6AppointedMichele MincuzziArchbishop of Lecce, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredFrancesco MinervaArchbishop of Lecce, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
76.1RetiredNicola RiezzoArchbishop of Otranto, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
28 Jan41.9Ordained BishopDinualdo D. GutierrezCoadjutor Prelate of Marbel, PhilippinesBishop of Marbel, Philippines
73.2DiedGiuseppe LenottiArchbishop of Foggia, Italy
29 Jan55.9AppointedRodrigo Arango Velásquez, P.S.S. †Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Buga, Colombia
55.9AppointedRodrigo Arango Velásquez, P.S.S. †Titular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Buga, Colombia
63.4Ordained BishopLeoncio Leviste LatTitular Bishop of SilaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Manila, Philippines
55.7AppointedZekarias YohannesAuxiliary Bishop of Asmara (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop Emeritus
55.7AppointedZekarias YohannesTitular Bishop of BarcaBishop Emeritus of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea
30 Jan88.1DiedLouis-Marie-Fernand de Bazelaire de RuppierreArchbishop Emeritus of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France
66.2AppointedGiuseppe (Joseph) CaprioPresident of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
66.2AppointedAgostino CasaroliPresident of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeeCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
68.5DiedJohn GordonApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
75.3DiedJózsef WinklerAuxiliary Bishop of Szombathely, Hungary
31 Jan59.7AppointedPío Bello Ricardo, S.J. †Bishop of Los Teques, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
54.4AppointedJean-Marie LustigerArchbishop of Paris, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
76.7RetiredGabriel Auguste François MartyArchbishop of Paris, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
76.7RetiredGabriel Auguste François MartyVicar Apostolic of France, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
1 Feb37.1Ordained BishopJoseph Bilal NyekindiBishop of Wau, South SudanBishop Emeritus
2 Feb54.4AppointedLuciano StoreroApostolic Nuncio to VenezuelaApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
3 Feb56.4AppointedGeraldo Majela ReisArchbishop of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
4 Feb55.2Ordained BishopSiluvaimathu Teresanathan AmalnatherBishop of Tuticorin, IndiaBishop Emeritus
5 Feb30.2Ordained PriestMoses M. Costa, C.S.C.Priest of Congregation of Holy CrossBishop of Chittagong, Bangladesh
64.0ResignedLangton Douglas FoxBishop of Menevia, Wales, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
52.0SucceededJohn Aloysius Ward, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Menevia, Wales, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
6 Feb53.8AppointedJoseph PallikaparampilBishop of Palai (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
7 Feb39.8Ordained BishopWilfredo D. ManlapazTitular Bishop of TanudaiaBishop of Tagum, Philippines
8 Feb50.8Ordained BishopPaul ConsbruchTitular Bishop of GorAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paderborn, Germany
26.4Ordained PriestAnil Joseph Thomas CoutoPriestArchbishop of Delhi, India
11 Feb45.4AppointedJoão BergeseBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil
55.7AppointedCarlos Walter Galán BarryAuxiliary Bishop of Morón, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina
55.7AppointedCarlos Walter Galán BarryTitular Bishop of CediaeArchbishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina
48.2AppointedEusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I.Bishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 Feb52.8AppointedAllan ChamgweraBishop of Zomba, MalawiBishop Emeritus
75.2RetiredRafael Grovas FelixBishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico
39.2AppointedPaul Themba MngomaBishop of Mariannhill, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
69.1DiedHerman To PaivuArchbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
13 Feb85.8DiedAniceto Fernández Alonso, O.P. †Master General Emeritus of Order of Friars Preachers
42.5AppointedEnrique Manuel Hernández RiveraBishop of Caguas, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
93.0DiedJean-Julien Weber, P.S.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Strasbourg, France
14 Feb45.3Ordained BishopPio Vittorio VigoTitular Bishop of AstigiBishop Emeritus of Acireale, Italy
16 Feb56.5AppointedOnofre Cândido Rosa, S.D.B. †Bishop of Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
18 Feb76.8RetiredLuís Gonzaga da Cunha Marelim, C.M. †Bishop of Caxias do Maranhão, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus
20 Feb95.4DiedStanislao Amilcare Battistelli, C.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Teramo e Atri, Italy
81.5DiedAthanasios ToutoungiArchbishop Emeritus of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Melkite Greek), Syria
21 Feb56.1AppointedMario MigliettaArchbishop (Personal Title) of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, ItalyBishop Emeritus
54.5AppointedAntonio NuzziArchbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Teramo-Atri, Italy
54.5AppointedAntonio NuzziBishop of Nusco, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Teramo-Atri, Italy
24 Feb55.1AppointedHermann Josef SpitalBishop of Trier, GermanyBishop Emeritus
25 Feb78.2ResignedBenjamin Barrera y Reyes, M.J. †Bishop of Santa Ana, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
56.8AppointedJoseph Eric D’ArcyBishop of Sale, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus of Hobart, Australia
76.5RetiredArthur Francis FoxBishop of Sale, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
57.6AppointedMarco René Revelo ContrerasBishop of Santa Ana, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
26 Feb39.7Ordained BishopVincent Paul LoganBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
28 Feb61.6DiedUrban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P. †Bishop of Gaborone, Botswana
40.0Ordained BishopWilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M.Bishop of Kokstad, South AfricaCardinal, Archbishop of Durban, South Africa
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