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The Year of Our Lord 1984

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar57.9ResignedJohannes Willem Maria Bluyssen (Bluijssen)Bishop of ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
46.0Ordained BishopWilliam John BrennanBishop of Wagga Wagga, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
54.3AppointedEduardo Vicente MirásAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Rosario, Argentina
54.3AppointedEduardo Vicente MirásTitular Bishop of AmbiaArchbishop Emeritus of Rosario, Argentina
52.5AppointedJoseph Edward TroyCoadjutor Bishop of Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaBishop Emeritus
3 Mar52.0ResignedMario Enrique Ríos Mont, C.M.Prelate of Escuintla, GuatemalaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Guatemala
6 Mar44.1AppointedTeodoro C. Bacani, Jr.Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Novaliches, Philippines
44.1AppointedTeodoro C. Bacani, Jr.Titular Bishop of GaurianaBishop Emeritus of Novaliches, Philippines
8 Mar63.2AppointedFelixberto Camacho FloresArchbishop of Agaña, Guam, Pacific (Oceania)
48.9AppointedMichael Joseph Kaniecki, S.J. †Coadjutor Bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska, USABishop
46.6Ordained BishopGeoffrey James RobinsonTitular Bishop of RusucaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
9 Mar45.3AppointedPatrick Altham KellyBishop of Salford, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
10 Mar46.1AppointedLouis-Marie BilléBishop of Laval, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
75.9RetiredPaul-Louis CarrièreBishop of Laval, FranceBishop Emeritus
44.3Ordained BishopFernando Antônio Figueiredo, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of UlciniumBishop of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Mar50.9Ordained BishopGerard Francis Loft, S.M. †Bishop of Auki, Solomon IslandsBishop Emeritus
40.6Ordained BishopThomas MeramArchbishop of Urmyā {Rezayeh} (Chaldean), Iran
12 Mar91.5DiedJoseph-Paul Strebler, S.M.A. †Archbishop Emeritus of Lomé, Togo
14 Mar53.8AppointedWalter Bini, S.D.B. †Bishop of Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil
73.3ResignedGentil Diniz BarretoBishop of Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.0AppointedRobert William DonnellyAuxiliary Bishop of Toledo, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
53.0AppointedRobert William DonnellyTitular Bishop of GarbaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Toledo, Ohio, USA
56.0SucceededJosé Freire de Oliveira NetoBishop of Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBishop Emeritus
42.0AppointedGeraldo Lyrio RochaAuxiliary Bishop of Vitória, Espirito Santo, BrazilArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
42.0AppointedGeraldo Lyrio RochaTitular Bishop of ThelepteArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
60.3AppointedCarlos Talavera RamírezBishop of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
15 Mar74.8DiedFrancis EkkaBishop of Raigarh, India
16 Mar44.4AppointedJohn BuckleyAuxiliary Bishop of Cork and Ross, IrelandBishop
44.4AppointedJohn BuckleyTitular Bishop of Leptis MagnaBishop of Cork and Ross, Ireland
54.8InstalledJosé Manuel LorenzoBishop of San Miguel, Argentina
17 Mar81.5DiedÁngel Hidalgo IbáñezBishop Emeritus of Jaca, Spain
71.1ResignedYves-Joseph-Marie Plumey, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Garoua, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus
65.2InstalledFortunato Antonio RossiArchbishop of Corrientes, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
47.4Ordained BishopLuis Alfonso Santos Villeda, S.D.B.Bishop of Santa Rosa de Copán, HondurasBishop Emeritus
53.4SucceededChristian Wiyghan TumiArchbishop of Garoua, CameroonCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
18 Mar42.9Ordained BishopPablo Jaime Galimberti di VietriBishop of San José de Mayo, UruguayBishop of Salto, Uruguay
19 Mar55.4Ordained BishopFrancisco Barroso FilhoBishop of Oliveira, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
64.2InstalledJohn Joseph O’ConnorCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
33.0Ordained PriestJustin Saw Min ThidePriest of Yangon, MyanmarBishop of Hpa-an, Myanmar
20 Mar52.7AppointedPaulo Eduardo Andrade PonteArchbishop of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
71.0ResignedJoão José da Mota e AlbuquerqueArchbishop of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
29.5Ordained PriestPaul Yoshinao OtsukaPriest of Kyōto, JapanBishop
21 Mar69.0AppointedFelice LeonardoBishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Cerreto Sannita-Telese-Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy
22 Mar65.5AppointedGiovanni CanestriArchbishop of Cagliari, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova {Genoa}, Italy
47.9AppointedBarry James HickeyBishop of Geraldton, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus of Perth, Australia
72.1DiedWaclaw WyciskAuxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, Poland
23 Mar52.4InstalledBernard Francis LawArchbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USACardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
48.6AppointedRamón Darío Molina Jaramillo, O.F.M.Bishop of Montería, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Neiva, Colombia
24 Mar27.4Ordained PriestIgnacio Francisco Ducasse MedinaPriest of Santiago de ChileBishop of Valdivia, Chile
74.9RetiredRobert-Jacques-Victor FrossardAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
24.5Professed (Perpetual Vows)Rubens Sevilha, O.C.D.Member of Order of Discalced CarmelitesAuxiliary Bishop of Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
25 Mar84.0DiedGaetano Briani, F.S.C.J. †Superior General Emeritus of Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusSuperior General Emeritus of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
50.4AppointedDenis William HanrahanCoadjutor Bishop of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop
59.6InstalledHéctor Gabino RomeroBishop of Rafaela, Argentina
80.7DiedPietro SeveriBishop Emeritus of Palestrina, Italy
26 Mar87.9DiedBiagio d’AgostinoBishop Emeritus of Vallo di Lucania, Italy
61.8AppointedPio LaghiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to United States of AmericaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
46.4AppointedGetúlio Teixeira Guimarães, S.V.D.Bishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
28 Mar55.6AppointedGeorge Kinzie FitzsimonsBishop of Salina, Kansas, USABishop Emeritus
28.7Ordained PriestStephen TjephePriest of Loikaw, MyanmarAuxiliary Bishop
29 Mar45.4AppointedFabio Betancur TiradoBishop of La Dorada-Guaduas, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Manizales, Colombia
30 Mar45.4AppointedLuis Miguel Cantón MarínBishop of Tapachula, Chiapas, México
63.2AppointedManuel Pérez-Gil y GonzálezBishop of Tlalnepantla, México, MéxicoBishop of Tlalnepantla, México, México
31 Mar60.6InstalledMoisés Julio BlanchoudArchbishop of Salta, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
74.4DiedSante PortalupiApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
53.8AppointedJesus B. TuquibCoadjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
1 Apr27.7Ordained PriestBasilio AthaiPriest of Loikaw, MyanmarAuxiliary Bishop of Taunggyi, Myanmar
3 Apr58.4DiedAnthyme BayalaBishop of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
45.4Ordained BishopPatrick Altham KellyBishop of Salford, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
4 Apr46.2AppointedTarcísio Sebastião Batista Lopes, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of São José do Grajaú, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Ipameri, Goias, Brazil
47.0AppointedJulio Amílcar Bethancourt FioravantiBishop of San Marcos, GuatemalaBishop of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala
48.6AppointedBrendan Oliver Comiskey, SS.CC.Bishop of Ferns, IrelandBishop Emeritus
5 Apr61.8AppointedAlberto BovoneTitular Archbishop of Caesarea in NumidiaCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
48.4AppointedJohn Patrick FoleyPresident of the Pontifical Council for Social CommunicationsCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
48.4AppointedJohn Patrick FoleyTitular Archbishop of Neapolis in ProconsulariCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
7 Apr50.6AppointedWilliam Leo HigiBishop of Lafayette in Indiana, USABishop Emeritus
41.5SucceededJean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I.Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos
49.7Ordained BishopRobin Walsh Leamy, S.M.Bishop of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand
74.5DiedThomas NanthaVicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos
8 Apr51.4AppointedFrancis ArinzePro-Prefect of the Secretariat of Non-ChristiansCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
70.9AppointedSebastiano BaggioPresident of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City StateCardinal, President Emeritus
61.8AppointedAlberto BovoneSecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
69.4ResignedAgostino CasaroliPresident of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City StateCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
75.5RetiredGiuseppe CasoriaPrefect of the Congregation for Sacraments and Divine WorshipCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
69.5AppointedLuigi DadaglioPro-Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic PenitentiaryCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus
60.1RetiredAndrzej Maria DeskurPresident of the Pontifical Council for Social CommunicationsCardinal, President Emeritus
61.5AppointedRoger Marie Élie EtchegarayPresident of the Pontifical Council for Justice and PeaceCardinal, President Emeritus
61.5AppointedRoger Marie Élie EtchegarayPresident of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
66.2AppointedVincenzo FagioloSecretary of the Congregation for Religious and Secular InstitutesCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts
61.9AppointedBernardin GantinPrefect of the Congregation for BishopsCardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
61.9AppointedBernardin GantinPresident of the Pontifical Commission for Latin AmericaCardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
61.9ResignedBernardin GantinPresident of the Pontifical Council for Justice and PeaceCardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
61.9ResignedBernardin GantinPresident of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
67.9AppointedJean Jérôme Hamer, O.P. †Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic LifeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
74.4RetiredJean JadotPro-President of the Secretariat of Non-ChristiansPro-President Emeritus
59.4AppointedLajos KadaSecretary of the Congregation of the SacramentsApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
72.9AppointedPaul Augustin Mayer, O.S.B. †Pro-Prefect of the Congregation of the SacramentsCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
77.1RetiredGiuseppe PaupiniMajor Penitentiary of the Apostolic PenitentiaryCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus
63.3AppointedEduardo Francisco PironioPresident of the Pontifical Council for the LaityCardinal, President Emeritus
60.2AppointedPierre Marie Léon Augustin PlateauArchbishop of Bourges, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
70.9AppointedAgnelo RossiPresident of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
73.9AppointedOpilio RossiPresident of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic CongressesCardinal, President Emeritus
59.8AppointedDermot J. RyanPro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesArchbishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
43.6Ordained BishopItamar Navildo Vian, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, BrazilArchbishop of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
75.9RetiredCharles-Marie-Paul VignancourArchbishop of Bourges, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
9 Apr61.5AppointedSalvatore Di SalvoTitular Bishop of CissitaBishop Emeritus of Nicosia, Italy
61.5ResignedSalvatore Di SalvoBishop of Nicosia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
79.0DiedPaul-Pierre Philippe, O.P. †Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
46.3AppointedAnthony Francis Sharma, S.J.Superior of NepalVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nepal
11 Apr57.8AppointedWilliam Russell HouckBishop of Jackson, Mississippi, USABishop Emeritus
12 Apr44.2Ordained BishopTeodoro C. Bacani, Jr.Titular Bishop of GaurianaBishop Emeritus of Novaliches, Philippines
13 Apr84.4DiedJohn Benjamin GrellingerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
14 Apr64.3AppointedAloísio Ariovaldo (Tarcísio) Amaral, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Campanha, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.8SucceededRaúl Corriveau, P.M.E.Bishop of Choluteca, HondurasBishop Emeritus
70.9RetiredMarcel Gérin y Boulay, P.M.E. †Bishop of Choluteca, HondurasBishop Emeritus
15 Apr47.8Ordained BishopPiotr KrupaTitular Bishop of Aquae Albae in ByzacenaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Pelplin, Poland
89.1DiedFrancisco VicentínArchbishop Emeritus of Corrientes, Argentina
47.6AppointedJames Kendrick WilliamsAuxiliary Bishop of Covington, Kentucky, USABishop Emeritus of Lexington, Kentucky, USA
47.6AppointedJames Kendrick WilliamsTitular Bishop of CatulaBishop Emeritus of Lexington, Kentucky, USA
17 Apr53.3AppointedKarl Heinrich BraunBishop of Eichstätt, GermanyArchbishop Emeritus of Bamberg, Germany
78.0ResignedAlois BremsApostolic Administrator of Eichstätt, GermanyBishop Emeritus
19 Apr55.8AppointedGiacomo BiffiArchbishop of Bologna, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestStefano ManettiPriest of Firenze {Florence}, ItalyBishop of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, Italy
25.2Ordained PriestClaudio ManiagoPriest of Firenze {Florence}, ItalyBishop of Castellaneta, Italy
23.6Ordained DeaconGiuseppe SatrianoDeacon of Brindisi, ItalyArchbishop of Rossano-Cariati, Italy
20 Apr49.4AppointedJesús María de Jesús MoyaBishop of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
22 Apr25.4Ordained PriestVilson Dias de Oliveira, D.C.Priest of Congregation of Christian DoctrineBishop of Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 Apr54.8AppointedJohn Aloysius MoneAuxiliary Bishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Paisley, Scotland, Great Britain
54.8AppointedJohn Aloysius MoneTitular Bishop of AbercorniaBishop Emeritus of Paisley, Scotland, Great Britain
56.7AppointedJames Clifford TimlinBishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
25 Apr73.7DiedPierre Marin Arntz, O.S.C. †Bishop of Bandung, Indonesia
52.2AppointedAnselmo Müller, M.S.F. †Bishop of Januária, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.0AppointedLuiz Soares VieiraBishop of Macapá, Amapa, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
27 Apr54.5Ordained BishopEduardo Vicente MirásTitular Bishop of AmbiaArchbishop Emeritus of Rosario, Argentina
74.7DiedJoão Batista da Mota e AlbuquerqueArchbishop of Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
52.3SucceededSilvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D.Archbishop of Vitória, Espirito Santo, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
56.4DiedJohn Nicholas WurmBishop of Belleville, Illinois, USA
28 Apr74.0RetiredMichael ArattukulamBishop of Alleppey, IndiaBishop Emeritus
62.0Ordained BishopAnton BogeticBishop of Poreč i Pula, CroatiaBishop Emeritus
71.2ResignedJean-Baptiste Brunon, P.S.S. †Bishop of Tulle, FranceBishop Emeritus
54.4SucceededPeter Michael ChenaparampilBishop of Alleppey, IndiaBishop Emeritus
49.4AppointedJulius Riyadi Darmaatmadja, S.J.Bishop of Indonesia, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Jakarta, Indonesia
47.7Ordained BishopHerbert Nikolaus Lenhof, S.A.C.Bishop of Queenstown, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
29 Apr44.5Ordained BishopJohn BuckleyTitular Bishop of Leptis MagnaBishop of Cork and Ross, Ireland
52.5Ordained BishopLouis Jean DufauxTitular Bishop of AcciaBishop Emeritus of Grenoble, France
30 Apr75.0RetiredJean-Julien-Robert MouissetBishop of Nice, FranceBishop Emeritus
48.3SucceededFrançois de Sales Marie Adrien Saint-MacaryBishop of Nice, FranceArchbishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
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