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The Year of Our Lord 1981

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar77.0DiedTulio Botero Salazar, C.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Medellín, Colombia
65.3Ordained BishopInnocent Hilarion Lotocky, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Saint Nicholas of Chicago (Ukrainian), Illinois, USABishop Emeritus
49.3Ordained BishopAlfonso Humberto Robles CotaBishop of Tepic, Nayarit, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
56.4Ordained BishopStephen SulykArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USAArchbishop Emeritus
53.8Ordained BishopFelipe María Zalba Elizalde, O.P. †Titular Bishop of Cellae in ProconsulariPrelate of Chuquibamba, Peru
5 Mar68.1AppointedMichele Alagna Foderá, S.D.B. †Bishop of Rio Negro, BrazilBishop Emeritus of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
66.3AppointedCornélio Chizzini, F.D.P. †Bishop of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil
61.3AppointedMilton Corrêa PereiraArchbishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
66.0AppointedJosé (Giuseppe) Maritano, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Macapá, Amapa, BrazilBishop Emeritus
25.8Ordained PriestJosé Rafael Quirós QuirósPriest of San José de Costa RicaArchbishop
6 Mar58.2AppointedEdward Henryk MaterskiBishop of Sandomierz, PolandBishop Emeritus of Radom, Poland
7 Mar69.5DiedPeter BirchBishop of Ossory, Ireland
56.2AppointedFrancesco ColasuonnoApostolic Pro-Nuncio to ZimbabweCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Italy
47.7AppointedFrancesco De NittisTitular Archbishop of TunesApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Uruguay
47.7AppointedFrancesco De NittisApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Papua New GuineaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Uruguay
47.7AppointedFrancesco De NittisApostolic Delegate to Solomon IslandsApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Uruguay
57.2AppointedLuis Alberto Luna Tobar, O.C.D.Archbishop of Cuenca, EcuadorArchbishop Emeritus
81.9DiedJohannes PohlschneiderBishop Emeritus of Aachen, Germany
53.5AppointedEdoardo RovidaOfficial of the Secretariat of StateApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
8 Mar72.0DiedMiguel Garcia FrancoBishop of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
42.6InstalledEnrique Manuel Hernández RiveraBishop of Caguas, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
29.1Ordained PriestPeter HlaPriest of Taunggyi, MyanmarBishop of Pekhon, Myanmar
9 Mar86.0DiedNorberto Forero y GarcíaBishop Emeritus of Santa Marta, Colombia
12 Mar54.5AppointedJean-Marie LustigerOrdinary of France, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
14 Mar59.6InstalledLucas Luis Dónnelly Carey, O. de M. †Prelate of Deán Funes, ArgentinaPrelate Emeritus
27.4Ordained PriestJosé Luiz Majella Delgado, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop of Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil
15 Mar45.8AppointedJorge Tobias de FreitasBishop of Caxias do Maranhão, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Nazaré, Pernambuco, Brazil
54.7AppointedHildebrando Mendes CostaAuxiliary Bishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Estância, Sergipe, Brazil
54.7AppointedHildebrando Mendes CostaTitular Bishop of ArindelaBishop Emeritus of Estância, Sergipe, Brazil
54.6Ordained BishopAntonio NuzziArchbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Teramo-Atri, Italy
16 Mar48.7AppointedÂngelo Domingos Salvador, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
48.7AppointedÂngelo Domingos Salvador, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of SeliaBishop Emeritus of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
17 Mar85.3DiedAntonio SantinBishop Emeritus of Trieste e Capodistria (Koper), Italy
18 Mar49.6InstalledRoland Pierre DuMaineBishop of San Jose in California, USABishop Emeritus
19 Mar26.4Ordained PriestThaddeus Cho Hwan-KilPriestArchbishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
52.8Ordained BishopRubens Augusto de Souza EspínolaTitular Bishop of BiltaBishop Emeritus of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil
48.4Ordained BishopJoseph Keith SymonsTitular Bishop of SigusBishop Emeritus of Palm Beach, Florida, USA
20 Mar61.8InstalledManuel GuiraoBishop of Santiago del Estero, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
52.0SucceededJosé Lambert Filho, C.S.S. †Bishop of Sorocaba, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
71.3ResignedJosé Melhado CamposBishop of Sorocaba, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredMaurice RoyArchbishop of Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedJude Saint-AntoineAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedJude Saint-AntoineTitular Bishop of ScardonaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
62.4AppointedGérard Tremblay, P.S.S.Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
62.4AppointedGérard Tremblay, P.S.S.Titular Bishop of TrisipaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
69.1AppointedLouis-Albert VachonArchbishop of Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
21 Mar28.5Ordained PriestMichael Gorō MatsuuraPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Osaka, Japan
22 Mar58.2InstalledÍtalo Severino Di StéfanoArchbishop of San Juan de Cuyo, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
89.9DiedConstantino Gómez Villa, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Caroní, Venezuela
54.1Ordained BishopPaul Lokiru KalandaBishop of Moroto, UgandaBishop Emeritus of Fort Portal, Uganda
33.9Ordained PriestAlfred Maria Oburu Asue, C.M.F. †Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea
43.4Ordained BishopGetúlio Teixeira Guimarães, S.V.D.Titular Bishop of TabboraBishop Emeritus of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, Brazil
24 Mar49.2AppointedFrançois Xavier Nguyên Van SangAuxiliary Bishop of Hà Nôi, Viet NamBishop Emeritus of Thái Binh, Viet Nam
49.2AppointedFrançois Xavier Nguyên Van SangTitular Bishop of SardaBishop Emeritus of Thái Binh, Viet Nam
25 Mar56.1Ordained BishopRodrigo Arango Velásquez, P.S.S. †Titular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Buga, Colombia
55.6Ordained BishopMichael J. Cleary, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Banjul, GambiaBishop Emeritus
61.2AppointedGiovanni D’AscenziBishop of Sovana-Pitigliano-Orbetello, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy
55.8Ordained BishopCarlos Walter Galán BarryTitular Bishop of CediaeArchbishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina
47.3AppointedErcole LupinacciBishop of Piana degli Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), ItalyBishop Emeritus of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy
40.8Ordained BishopNorbert WerbsTitular Bishop of AmauraAuxiliary Bishop of Hamburg, Germany
26 Mar63.1ResignedDanilo Catarzi, S.X. †Bishop of Uvira, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
50.0AppointedLéonard DhejjuBishop of Uvira, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Bunia, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
53.3AppointedBruno KouaméBishop of Abengourou, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
53.4AppointedPierre Trân Thanh ChungCoadjutor Bishop of Kontum, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
27 Mar57.2AppointedStanislaw SzymeckiBishop of Kielce, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Białystok, Poland
28 Mar52.5ResignedFrancisco Ricardo Oves FernándezArchbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaArchbishop Emeritus
53.5AppointedEdmund Casimir SzokaArchbishop of Detroit, Michigan, USACardinal, President Emeritus of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
29 Mar43.4Ordained BishopAnthony Ekezia IlonuBishop of Okigwe, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
24.6Ordained PriestJosé Rojas Rojas, Jr.Priest of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), PhilippinesBishop of Libmanan, Philippines
27.8Ordained PriestRaymond Sumlut GamPriest of Myitkyina, MyanmarBishop of Banmaw, Myanmar
51.0Ordained BishopErasmus Desiderius WanderaBishop of Soroti, UgandaBishop Emeritus
31 Mar67.5DiedPaulo Hipólito de Souza LibórioBishop Emeritus of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil
84.8DiedNicolas Verhoeven, M.S.C. †Bishop Emeritus of Manado, Indonesia
1 Apr26.1ProfessedBroderick Soncuaco PabilloMember of Salesians of Saint John BoscoAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, Philippines
2 Apr28.2Ordained PriestVarghese ChakkalakalPriest of Calicut, IndiaBishop
3 Apr39.7Ordained BishopGabriel Villaruz ReyesTitular Bishop of SelseaBishop of Antipolo, Philippines
4 Apr50.6AppointedSalvatore De GiorgiArchbishop of Foggia, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
50.6AppointedSalvatore De GiorgiBishop of Bovino, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
50.6AppointedSalvatore De GiorgiBishop of Troia, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
29.2Ordained DeaconCalogero La Piana, S.D.B.Deacon of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
76.3RetiredJoseph Michael McGeeBishop of Galloway, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
54.9AppointedMaurice TaylorBishop of Galloway, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
5 Apr45.6Ordained BishopJoão BergeseBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6 Apr49.9AppointedAugustus PetersAuxiliary Bishop of Aachen, Germany
49.9AppointedAugustus PetersTitular Bishop of Aquae SirensesAuxiliary Bishop of Aachen, Germany
26.7Ordained PriestThomas PulloppillilPriestBishop of Bongaigaon, India
7 Apr41.5AppointedLaurent Monsengwo PasinyaAuxiliary Bishop of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Cardinal, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
9 Apr24.9Ordained PriestAntonieto Dumagan CabajogPriest of Tagbilaran, PhilippinesBishop of Surigao, Philippines
42.5AppointedMiguel Patiño Velázquez, M. S. F.Bishop of Apatzingán, Michoacán, México
10 Apr60.9ResignedAugustine Kim Jae DeokBishop of Jeonju {Chonju, Jeon Ju}, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
11 Apr32.3Ordained PriestMichel Abrass, B.A.Priest of Ordre Basilien Alépin (Melkite Greek)Archbishop of Tyr (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
30.2Ordained PriestJean-Luc BruninPriest of Lille, FranceBishop of Le Havre, France
23.5Ordained PriestMaurício Grotto de CamargoPriest of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Apr57.2Ordained BishopStanislaw SzymeckiBishop of Kielce, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Białystok, Poland
13 Apr58.7AppointedMariano Gaviola y GarcésArchbishop of Lipa, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
50.2AppointedRicardo Jamin VidalCoadjutor Archbishop of Cebu, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
14 Apr41.4AppointedPatricio Hacbang AloAuxiliary Bishop of Davao, PhilippinesBishop of Mati, Philippines
41.4AppointedPatricio Hacbang AloTitular Bishop of ThibiucaBishop of Mati, Philippines
40.9AppointedPaul Friedrich WehrleAuxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
40.9AppointedPaul Friedrich WehrleTitular Bishop of Nova GermaniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
15 Apr33.1ProfessedJoaquim Augusto da Silva Mendes, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
80.8DiedAdolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. †Archbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
16 Apr65.3AppointedJesús Pla GandíaBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, SpainBishop Emeritus
17 Apr69.3DiedGeorges Benoit GassongoApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Fort-Rousset, Congo
87.6DiedBoļeslavs SloskānsApostolic Administrator of Minsk, Belarus
63.3DiedOwen Noel SneddenAuxiliary Bishop of Wellington, New Zealand
18 Apr26.9Solemn ProfessedSeverino Clasen, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil
19 Apr72.5DiedAlphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Berbérati, Central African Republic
20 Apr83.0DiedEdward Vincent DarginAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
22 Apr27.0Ordained PriestEdwin de la Peña y Angot, M.S.P.Priest of Mission Society of the PhilippinesPrelate of Marawi, Philippines
48.6AppointedBlaise-Ernest MorandCoadjutor Bishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
49.3Ordained BishopFrançois Xavier Nguyên Van SangTitular Bishop of SardaBishop Emeritus of Thái Binh, Viet Nam
83.9DiedAndré-Jean-Baptiste PiogerBishop Emeritus of Sées, France
55.6AppointedPedro Shaw, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo, Paraguay
55.6AppointedPedro Shaw, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of CrepedulaVicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo, Paraguay
24 Apr25.8Ordained PriestAlberto Germán Bochatey Chaneton, O.S.A.Priest of Order of St. AugustineAuxiliary Bishop of La Plata, Argentina
25 Apr75.1RetiredJosef KöstnerBishop of Gurk, AustriaBishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestRenato Pine MayugbaPriest of Lingayen-Dagupan, PhilippinesBishop of Laoag, Philippines
26 Apr51.8Ordained BishopTeodoro Luis Arroyo Robelly, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of Castellum TatroportusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Méndez, Ecuador
28.2Ordained PriestGeorge NkuoPriest of Buéa, CameroonBishop of Kumbo, Cameroon
29 Apr54.5AppointedMarko PericBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
30 Apr45.2AppointedRenato CortiAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
45.2AppointedRenato CortiTitular Bishop of ZallataBishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
37.0Solemn ProfessedPaul Jacques Marie Desfarges, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Constantine (-Hippone), Algeria
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