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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar26.3ProfessedTarcisio Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D.Member of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Niigata, Japan
1 Mar55.7AppointedFernando Iório RodriguesBishop of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, BrazilBishop Emeritus
2 Mar61.6DiedCarlos Esteban CremataBishop of Santo Tomé, Argentina
3 Mar30.0Ordained PriestJames Kazuo KodaPriest of Tōkyō, JapanAuxiliary Bishop
5 Mar67.3ResignedRoberto CarnielloBishop of Volterra, ItalyBishop Emeritus
7 Mar78.1DiedAndré-Jean-Marie Charles de la BrousseBishop Emeritus of Dijon, France
49.3AppointedPio Vittorio VigoBishop of Nicosia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Acireale, Italy
8 Mar57.7AppointedAlberto Lee López, O.F.M. †Prefect of Guapi, Colombia
51.2SucceededRaphaël Lubaki NgangaBishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
76.4RetiredSimon N’Zita Wa Ne MalandaBishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
9 Mar52.4ResignedFrancis ArinzeArchbishop of Onitsha, NigeriaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
55.1AppointedGabriel (Régis) Balet, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Moundou, Chad
54.0ResignedJoseph Marie Régis Belzile, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Moundou, ChadBishop Emeritus
63.9AppointedStephen Nweke EzeanyaArchbishop of Onitsha, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
76.0RetiredJohn Shojiro ItoBishop of Niigata, JapanBishop Emeritus
59.3AppointedPaul Kim Ok-kyunAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea (South)Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
59.3AppointedPaul Kim Ok-kyunTitular Bishop of GirbaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Seoul, Korea (South)
54.2AppointedMario Epifanio Abdallah MgulundeArchbishop of Tabora, Tanzania
78.2RetiredMarko MihayoArchbishop of Tabora, TanzaniaArchbishop Emeritus
66.5DiedAmado Paulino y HernandezAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, Philippines
56.9AppointedFrancis Keiichi Sato, O.F.M. †Bishop of Niigata, JapanBishop Emeritus
48.5AppointedFabriciano SigampaBishop of Reconquista, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
48.4AppointedMatthias SsekamaanyaAuxiliary Bishop of Kampala, UgandaBishop of Lugazi, Uganda
48.4AppointedMatthias SsekamaanyaTitular Bishop of IzirianaBishop of Lugazi, Uganda
12 Mar94.8DiedGeorge Leo LeechBishop Emeritus of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
13 Mar70.6AppointedElias Shaheen (Chahine)Archbishop of Saint-Maron de Montréal (Maronite), CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
14 Mar54.9AppointedDesmond A. WilliamsAuxiliary Bishop of Dublin, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.9AppointedDesmond A. WilliamsTitular Bishop of SummaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
16 Mar59.8AppointedDominik Kalata, S.J.Titular Bishop of Semta
71.4SucceededJohn Joseph Thomas RyanArchbishop of United States of America, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus
17 Mar70.7DiedCarlos Arturo Mullín Nocetti, S.J. †Bishop of Minas, Uruguay
19 Mar50.4Ordained BishopPaulo Cardoso da Silva, O. Carm.Bishop of Petrolina, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop Emeritus
20 Mar54.1AppointedAgustín García-Gasco y VicenteAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Valencia, Spain
54.1AppointedAgustín García-Gasco y VicenteTitular Bishop of NonaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Valencia, Spain
37.3AppointedFrancisco Javier Martínez FernándezAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, SpainArchbishop of Granada, Spain
37.3AppointedFrancisco Javier Martínez FernándezTitular Bishop of VoliArchbishop of Granada, Spain
54.1AppointedFrancisco José Pérez y Fernández-GolfinAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, SpainBishop of Getafe, Spain
54.1AppointedFrancisco José Pérez y Fernández-GolfinTitular Bishop of TigillavaBishop of Getafe, Spain
75.1RetiredLeonidas Eduardo Proaño VillalbaBishop of Riobamba, EcuadorBishop Emeritus
23 Mar47.0Ordained BishopManuel Monteiro de CastroTitular Archbishop of BeneventumCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
24 Mar76.2DiedNorbert Jules François Calmels, O. Praem. †Official to Morocco
48.6Ordained BishopEdouard Mununu Kasiala, O.C.S.O.Titular Bishop of Aquae FlaviaeBishop of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
25 Mar71.9AppointedSebastiano BaggioChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic ChamberCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
77.1RetiredPaolo BertoliChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic ChamberCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus
69.0DiedAntonio CorsoBishop of Maldonado-Punta del Este, Uruguay
52.0Ordained BishopHenryk Józef MuszyńskiTitular Bishop of Villa RegisArchbishop Emeritus of Gniezno, Poland
77.3DiedCarlos Mariano Pérez Eslava, S.D.B. †Archbishop Emeritus of Salta, Argentina
48.9AppointedMetod PirihCoadjutor Bishop of Koper, SloveniaBishop Emeritus
84.9DiedDino Luigi Romoli, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Pescia, Italy
71.4InstalledJohn Joseph Thomas RyanArchbishop of United States of America, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus
41.8Ordained BishopEduardus Sangsun, S.V.D. †Bishop of Ruteng, Indonesia
32.8Ordained PriestRafael Masahiro UmemuraPriest of Yokohama, JapanBishop
27 Mar65.1DiedJoseph Alain Leroy, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Kilwa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
29 Mar46.8AppointedGuy André Dominique Marie Chevalier, SS.CC.Coadjutor Bishop of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop
59.2AppointedHenry Sebastian D’SouzaCoadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedJoseph Atsumi MisueBishop of Hiroshima, JapanBishop Emeritus
75.4RetiredDominic Yoshimatsu NoguchiBishop of Hiroshima, JapanBishop Emeritus
60.3AppointedDiarmaid (Dermot) O’Súilleabháin (O’Sullivan)Bishop of Kerry, Ireland
24.0Ordained PriestJorge Solórzano PérezPriest of Managua, NicaraguaBishop of Granada, Nicaragua
55.7AppointedJames Stephen SullivanBishop of Fargo, North Dakota, USABishop Emeritus
30 Mar25.1Ordained PriestLuigi BiancoPriest of Casale Monferrato, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia
1 Apr53.0AppointedEdward Michael EganAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
53.0AppointedEdward Michael EganTitular Bishop of AlleghenyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
2 Apr51.8AppointedJosé Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm.Archbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredHelder Pessoa CâmaraArchbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
58.1AppointedJosé Lamartine SoaresArchbishop of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
3 Apr40.5AppointedAdam OdzimekAuxiliary Bishop of Sandomierz-Radom, PolandAuxiliary Bishop of Radom, Poland
40.5AppointedAdam OdzimekTitular Bishop of TadamataAuxiliary Bishop of Radom, Poland
4 Apr46.9AppointedAngel Gelmi BertocchiAuxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.9AppointedAngel Gelmi BertocchiTitular Bishop of Forum ClodiiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
59.8AppointedManuel Revollo Crespo, C.M.F.Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba, BoliviaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Bolivia, Military
59.8AppointedManuel Revollo Crespo, C.M.F.Titular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Bolivia, Military
6 Apr73.8DiedEdgar GodinBishop of Bathurst in Canada, New Brunswick
7 Apr33.7Ordained DeaconAdalberto Martínez FloresDeacon of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USABishop of Paraguay, Military
8 Apr28.5Ordained PriestAlfonso Carrasco RoucoPriest of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, SpainBishop of Lugo, Spain
9 Apr47.1Ordained BishopLuis Robles DíazTitular Archbishop of StephaniacumVice President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
10 Apr46.2AppointedIsaías Duarte CancinoAuxiliary Bishop of Bucaramanga, ColombiaArchbishop of Cali, Colombia
46.2AppointedIsaías Duarte CancinoTitular Bishop of Germania in NumidiaArchbishop of Cali, Colombia
60.5AppointedAlfonso de Jesús Hinojosa BerronesAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
13 Apr41.3Ordained BishopEdmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor MonteroBishop of Potosí, BoliviaArchbishop of La Paz, Bolivia
64.5AppointedRobert-Joseph CoffyArchbishop of Marseille, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
62.6ResignedRoger Marie Élie EtchegarayArchbishop of Marseille, FranceCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
64.7AppointedAdolphe-Maria Gustave HardyBishop of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), FranceBishop Emeritus
43.1Ordained BishopRoman Adam MarcinkowskiTitular Bishop of Bulla RegiaAuxiliary Bishop of Płock, Poland
14 Apr29.9Ordained PriestJohn Barwa, S.V.D.Priest of Society of the Divine WordArchbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India
25.2Ordained PriestJonas IvanauskasPriest of Kaunas, LithuaniaBishop of Kaišiadorys, Lithuania
24.8ProfessedJoão Inácio Müller, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Lorena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
15 Apr42.4AppointedJorge Leonardo Gómez Serna, O.P.Prelate of Tibú, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Magangué, Colombia
16 Apr75.3RetiredNicholas Thomas ElkoAuxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
68.1RetiredGeorge Edward LynchAuxiliary Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.8Ordained BishopDonald Walter TrautmanTitular Bishop of SassuraBishop Emeritus of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
17 Apr67.0AppointedJean-François Mathieu ArrighiVice President of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyVice President Emeritus
67.0AppointedJean-François Mathieu ArrighiTitular Bishop of Vico EquenseVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Family
73.9DiedAniger de Francisco de Maria MelilloBishop Emeritus of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
88.0DiedFerdinando Fulgencio Pasini, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Sanyuan [Sanyüan], China
20 Apr48.8InstalledLuis Morales ReyesCoadjutor Bishop of Torreón, Coahuila, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of San Luis Potosí, México
21 Apr55.0Ordained BishopDesmond A. WilliamsTitular Bishop of SummaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
22 Apr44.4AppointedJesus Aputen CabreraBishop of Alaminos, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
84.7DiedBasile Khoury, B.S. †Archbishop Emeritus of Saïda (Sidone) (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
60.0AppointedPedro G. Magugat, M.S.C. †Bishop of Urdaneta, Philippines
66.6DiedCipriano Urgel y VillahermosaArchbishop of Palo, Philippines
23 Apr64.2AppointedAntony PadiyaraArchbishop of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
24 Apr57.0AppointedJan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M. †Titular Archbishop of SilliCardinal, President of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
57.0AppointedJan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M. †Secretary General of the Synod of BishopsCardinal, President of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
61.1AppointedJozef TomkoPro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
25 Apr79.5DiedIoan DragomirAuxiliary Bishop of Maramureş (Romanian), Romania
57.7AppointedRoger Louis KafferAuxiliary Bishop of Joliet in Illinois, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
57.7AppointedRoger Louis KafferTitular Bishop of DusaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
59.4Ordained BishopPaul Kim Ok-kyunTitular Bishop of GirbaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Seoul, Korea (South)
53.4AppointedFernando Legal, S.D.B.Bishop of Limeira, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of São Miguel Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
26 Apr51.9AppointedAbelardo Alvarado AlcántaraAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedAbelardo Alvarado AlcántaraTitular Bishop of ThysdrusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
27 Apr80.0DiedRené-Fernand-Bernardin Collin, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Digne (-Riez-Sisteron), France
45.4AppointedRoberto Lückert LeónBishop of Cabimas, VenezuelaArchbishop of Coro, Venezuela
97.3DiedPierre Kamel Medawar, S.M.S.P. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
28 Apr59.9Ordained BishopCarlos Francisco Martins PinheiroTitular Bishop of DumiumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Braga, Portugal
41.6Ordained BishopMurilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger, S.C.I.Titular Bishop of LysiniaArchbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
89.7DiedJuan Tarcisio Senner, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
29 Apr49.6AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóTitular Archbishop of TamadaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
49.6AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
42.1AppointedJuan de Dios Mataflorida PueblosAuxiliary Bishop of Davao, PhilippinesBishop of Butuan, Philippines
42.1AppointedJuan de Dios Mataflorida PueblosTitular Bishop of ZabaBishop of Butuan, Philippines
70.1DiedJoseph SipendiBishop of Moshi, Tanzania
30 Apr58.7AppointedAgostino CacciavillanApostolic Pro-Nuncio to NepalCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
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