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The Year of Our Lord 1996

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownResignedJohn Francis Brown, S.M.A.Superior of Kano, NigeriaSuperior Emeritus
49.2AppointedAldo CavalliApostolic Delegate to AngolaApostolic Nuncio to Malta
85.0DiedGermain-Marie Lalande, C.S.C. †Superior General Emeritus of Congregation of Holy Cross
53.9AppointedAntonio LucibelloApostolic Nuncio to Sierra LeoneApostolic Nuncio to Turkey
69.8ResignedMario RizziApostolic Nuncio to BulgariaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
88.9RetiredVolodymyr Sterniuk, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), UkraineAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedEdgar Hernando Tirado Mazo, M.X.Y.Superior General of Misioneros Javerianos de YarumalVicar Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia
1 Jan64.3ResignedIsak DoeraBishop of Sintang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
2 Jan62.1AppointedPietro BrolloBishop of Belluno-Feltre, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Udine, Italy
66.1AppointedPaul Fouad Naïm TabetApostolic Nuncio to GreeceApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
5 Jan49.4AppointedJulián Barrio BarrioArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
53.0AppointedRobert William MuenchBishop of Covington, Kentucky, USABishop of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
76.4RetiredPhocas NikwigizeBishop of Ruhengeri, RwandaBishop Emeritus
46.4AppointedJosé de Jesús Quintero DíazPrelate of Tibú, ColombiaVicar Apostolic of Leticia, Colombia
49.2AppointedAtilano Rodríguez MartínezAuxiliary Bishop of Oviedo, SpainBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
49.2AppointedAtilano Rodríguez MartínezTitular Bishop of HoraeaBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
6 Jan69.9Ordained BishopĀrvaldis Andrejs BrumanisBishop of Liepāja, LatviaBishop Emeritus
46.9Ordained BishopRichard Anthony Burke, S.P.S.Coadjutor Bishop of Warri, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Benin City, Nigeria
54.5Ordained BishopClaudio Maria CelliTitular Archbishop of CluentumPresident of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
52.5Ordained BishopRafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoTitular Bishop of BaparaBishop of Maracay, Venezuela
49.0Ordained BishopRiccardo FontanaArchbishop of Spoleto-Norcia, ItalyBishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy
64.1Ordained BishopAntons JustsBishop of Jelgava, LatviaBishop Emeritus
45.8Ordained BishopKurt KochBishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, SwitzerlandCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
44.1Ordained BishopAntal Majnek, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of FebianaBishop of Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine
49.0Ordained BishopFrancisco Pérez GonzálezBishop of Osma-Soria, SpainArchbishop of Pamplona y Tudela, Spain
51.3Ordained BishopJosé Paulino Ríos ReynosoArchbishop of Huancayo, PeruArchbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
67.1Ordained BishopRiccardo RuotoloTitular Bishop of CastuloAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
50.5Ordained BishopStanisław RyłkoTitular Archbishop of NovicaCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
57.9Ordained BishopMarko SopiTitular Bishop of CelerinaApostolic Administrator of Prizren, Serbia
48.8Ordained BishopJaime Vieira RochaBishop of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilArchbishop of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
7 Jan86.5DiedJoseph Bernard BruniniBishop Emeritus of Jackson, Mississippi, USA
60.0Ordained BishopRoberto Gomes GuimarãesBishop of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.8Ordained BishopGregorios Elias TabéTitular Bishop of Batnae dei SiriArchbishop of Damas (Syrian), Syria
58.5Ordained BishopFranz VorrathTitular Bishop of Vicus AteriiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Essen, Germany
51.1Ordained BishopIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanBishop of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (Syrian), USAPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
8 Jan68.6DiedGuy Gérard DeroubaixBishop of Saint-Denis, France
85.5DiedAlberto Frederico EtgesBishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
9 Jan59.5AppointedRafael Palmero RamosBishop of Palencia, SpainBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
68.6ResignedJoseph Robert Rodericks, S.J. †Bishop of Jamshedpur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
10 Jan91.9DiedLaurenz BöggeringAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
11 Jan48.0AppointedPaul Choi Deok-kiCoadjutor Bishop of Suwon, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
59.2AppointedPaulinus CostaBishop of Rajshahi, BangladeshArchbishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
61.1AppointedJulius Riyadi Darmaatmadja, S.J.Archbishop of Jakarta, IndonesiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
54.6AppointedAloysius Paul D’SouzaAuxiliary Bishop of Mangalore, IndiaBishop
54.6AppointedAloysius Paul D’SouzaTitular Bishop of DuraBishop of Mangalore, India
69.0AppointedRobert Marie Gay, M. Afr.Bishop of Kabale, UgandaBishop Emeritus
43.9AppointedLumen Monteiro, C.S.C.Bishop of Agartala, India
12 Jan77.7RetiredFrancisco Maria Aguilera GonzálezAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
13 Jan55.1AppointedRafael Romo MuñozBishop of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, MéxicoArchbishop of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México
14 Jan76.2DiedMyron Michael Daciuk, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
16 Jan75.0RetiredJean-Berchmans-Marcel-Yves-Marie-Bernard Chabbert, O.F.M.Bishop of Perpignan-Elne, FranceBishop Emeritus
60.3SucceededAndré Louis FortBishop of Perpignan-Elne, FranceBishop Emeritus of Orléans, France
17 Jan94.5DiedAnacleto CazzanigaArchbishop Emeritus of Urbino, Italy
71.0DiedMario MigliettaBishop Emeritus of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
54.5AppointedJosé Moreira de MeloBishop of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
68.8Ordained BishopCornelius John Pasichny, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop Emeritus of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada
18 Jan96.0DiedJoão Crisóstomo Gomes de AlmeidaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Viseu, Portugal
72.8AppointedIvan LjavinecApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
72.8AppointedIvan LjavinecTitular Bishop of AcalissusApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
20 Jan65.0ResignedCirilo R. AlmarioBishop of Malolos, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
28.9Ordained PriestFernando Barbosa dos Santos, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionPrelate of Tefé, Amazonas, Brazil
60.4Ordained BishopJacinto Tomás de Carvalho BotelhoTitular Bishop of Tacia MontanaBishop Emeritus of Lamego, Portugal
45.0Ordained BishopJesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of LeptiminusBishop of Machiques, Venezuela
23 Jan50.2AppointedJohn Raymond ManzAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
50.2AppointedJohn Raymond ManzTitular Bishop of MuliaAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
64.0InstalledMichael Angelo SaltarelliBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USABishop Emeritus
24 Jan62.1AppointedRobert Patrick MaginnisAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
62.1AppointedRobert Patrick MaginnisTitular Bishop of SimininaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
49.7AppointedJoseph Francis MartinoAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
49.7AppointedJoseph Francis MartinoTitular Bishop of Cellae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
25 Jan65.3Ordained BishopCarl Frederick MengelingBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
26 Jan90.8DiedThomas Joseph Brosnahan, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop Emeritus of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone
54.7Ordained BishopRobert Nugent LynchBishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
27 Jan51.0Ordained BishopDionisio Guillermo García IbáñezBishop of Santisimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo, CubaArchbishop of Santiago de Cuba
28 Jan62.8InstalledGiuseppe ChiarettiArchbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
29 Jan63.2AppointedFrancis ArinzeCardinal-Priest of San Giovanni della PignaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
73.4AppointedRosalio José Castillo Lara, S.D.B. †Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in San Giovanni di DioCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
71.9AppointedAndrzej Maria DeskurCardinal-Priest of San Cesareo in PalatioCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
78.0AppointedEdouard Gagnon, P.S.S. †Cardinal-Priest of San MarcelloCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Family
79.7AppointedJean Jérôme Hamer, O.P. †Cardinal-Priest of San SabaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
80.4AppointedAntonio InnocentiCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in AquiroCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
72.0AppointedDuraisamy Simon LourdusamyCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta CavalleggeriCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
84.7AppointedPaul Augustin Mayer, O.S.B. †Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Anselmo all’AventinoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
65.4AppointedPaul Joseph Jean PoupardCardinal-Priest of Santa PrassedeCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture
85.4AppointedAlfons Maria Stickler, S.D.B. †Cardinal-Priest of San Giorgio in VelabroCardinal, Archivist Emeritus of the Vatican Secret Archives
71.9AppointedJozef TomkoCardinal-Priest of Santa SabinaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
30 Jan84.7DiedPierre-Francis-Lucien-Anatole BoillonBishop Emeritus of Verdun, France
31 Jan59.6AppointedGiuseppe ManiArchbishop of Italy, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
59.6AppointedGiuseppe ManiTitular Archbishop of ZabaArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
65.0ResignedGiovanni MarraArchbishop of Italy, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
2 Feb76.2RetiredLuigi BongianinoBishop of Tortona, ItalyBishop Emeritus
57.5AppointedMartino CanessaBishop of Tortona, ItalyBishop Emeritus
65.1AppointedJacques Louis Antoine Marie DavidBishop of Evreux, FranceBishop Emeritus
77.2RetiredMaffeo Giovanni DucoliBishop of Belluno-Feltre, ItalyBishop Emeritus
66.7DiedBernard HubertBishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
48.8Ordained BishopBoniface LeleBishop of Kitui, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus of Mombasa, Kenya
55.9AppointedMario Eusebio Mestril VegaBishop of Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
49.5InstalledCarlos José ÑáñezCoadjutor Archbishop of Tucumán, ArgentinaArchbishop of Córdoba, Argentina
76.2RetiredMarijan OblakArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus
59.2Ordained BishopWalter Pérez VillamonteTitular Bishop of CurubisBishop Emeritus of Potosí, Bolivia
56.1SucceededIvan PrendjaArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), Croatia
47.8InstalledThomas Joseph TobinBishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USABishop of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
3 Feb39.7Ordained BishopPhilip Arnold Subira AnyoloBishop of Kericho, KenyaBishop of Homa Bay, Kenya
70.9DiedIbrahim HélouBishop of Saïda (Sidone) (Maronite), Lebanon
56.4AppointedBasil Myron Schott, O.F.M. †Bishop of Parma (Ruthenian), Ohio, USAArchbishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
68.6Ordained BishopPierre Wadih TayahBishop of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Libano en México (Maronite)
4 Feb61.4Ordained BishopTesfamariam BedhoBishop of Keren (Ethiopian), Eritrea
67.5Ordained BishopLuigi LocatiTitular Bishop of ZicaVicar Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya
71.8Ordained BishopLuca Milesi, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Barentu (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop Emeritus
6 Feb47.6AppointedHéctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M.Bishop of Peru, MilitaryArchbishop of Trujillo, Peru
56.8AppointedEdwin Frederick O’BrienAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USACardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
56.8AppointedEdwin Frederick O’BrienTitular Bishop of ThizicaCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
75.5RetiredEduardo Picher PeñaArchbishop of Peru, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus
7 Feb72.7ResignedGeorges Abi-Saber, O.L.M.Bishop of Saint-Maron de Montréal (Maronite), CanadaBishop Emeritus
8 Feb68.4InstalledAndrew PatakiBishop of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
46.1Ordained BishopChristopher Alan SaundersBishop of Broome, Australia
76.0DiedDerek John WorlockArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
10 Feb55.8Ordained BishopCharles Henry DufourBishop of Montego Bay, Jamaica, AntillesArchbishop of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
82.7DiedAbramo FreschiBishop Emeritus of Concordia-Pordenone, Italy
57.0AppointedEnrico MasseroniArchbishop of Vercelli, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
40.3AppointedMauro Meacci, O.S.B.Abbot of Subiaco, Italy
55.7AppointedDonal Brendan MurrayBishop of Limerick, IrelandBishop Emeritus
58.6AppointedMarin SrakićCoadjutor Bishop of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ðakovo-Osijek, Croatia
11 Feb55.3Ordained BishopRudolf Deng MajakBishop of Wau, South Sudan
71.0AppointedMarcial Augusto Ramírez PonceBishop of Venezuela, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
13 Feb65.9AppointedVictor Hugo Martínez ContrerasArchbishop of Los Altos Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, GuatemalaArchbishop Emeritus
14 Feb60.9SucceededJoão José Burke, O.F.M. †Bishop of Miracema do Tocantins, Tocatins, Brazil
75.0RetiredJames (Jaime) Collins, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Miracema do Tocantins, Tocatins, BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.1DiedManuel Pérez-Gil y GonzálezArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, MéxicoBishop
16 Feb59.1DiedErnest Patili AssiBishop of Kara, Togo
18 Feb46.4Ordained BishopPedro José ContiBishop of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, BrazilBishop of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
55.2Ordained BishopValentin Masengo MkindaBishop of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
49.3Ordained BishopAtilano Rodríguez MartínezTitular Bishop of HoraeaBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
21 Feb25.3Ordained DeaconFikremariam Hagos TsalimDeacon of Asmara (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop of Segheneity (Ethiopian), Eritrea
22 Feb76.2RetiredJosé María Cases DeordalBishop of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, SpainBishop Emeritus
48.1Ordained BishopPaul Choi Deok-kiCoadjutor Bishop of Suwon, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
72.2AppointedIvan ChomaTitular Bishop of Patara
63.0AppointedLubomyr Husar, M.S.U.Titular Bishop of Nisa in LyciaCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
66.2AppointedVictorio Oliver DomingoBishop of Orihuela-Alicante, SpainBishop Emeritus
48.6AppointedJuan Antonio Reig PlaBishop of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, SpainBishop of Alcalá de Henares, Spain
52.0AppointedHippolyte Louis Jean SimonBishop of Clermont, FranceArchbishop of Clermont, France
52.5AppointedPeter Stephan ZurbriggenApostolic Nuncio to MozambiqueApostolic Nuncio to Austria
23 Feb57.3AppointedPedro D. ArigoVicar Apostolic of Palawan, PhilippinesVicar Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines
57.3AppointedPedro D. ArigoTitular Bishop of MactarisVicar Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines
50.6AppointedLonginus Da CunhaArchbishop of Ende, Indonesia
56.8AppointedJosé Angel Divassón Cilveti, S.D.B.Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela
56.8AppointedJosé Angel Divassón Cilveti, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of BamaccoraVicar Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela
76.8RetiredDonatus Djagom, S.V.D. †Archbishop of Ende, IndonesiaArchbishop Emeritus
61.7AppointedPaul Jean-Marie DossaviBishop of Aného, Togo
56.9AppointedPeter FernandoCoadjutor Bishop of Tuticorin, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India
56.9AppointedTheotonius Gomes, C.S.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka, BangladeshAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedTheotonius Gomes, C.S.C.Titular Bishop of ZucchabarAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
56.9ResignedTheotonius Gomes, C.S.C.Bishop of Dinajpur, BangladeshAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
73.1DiedMaurus Gervase KombaBishop Emeritus of Tanga, Tanzania
48.7AppointedJohn Baptist OdamaBishop of Nebbi, UgandaArchbishop of Gulu, Uganda
38.9IncardinatedSanctus Lino WanokPriest of Nebbi, UgandaBishop
24 Feb60.4AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóApostolic Nuncio to YugoslaviaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
54.8AppointedWalter MixaBishop of Eichstätt, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Germany
66.1ResignedGabriel Montalvo HigueraApostolic Nuncio to BelarusApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to United States of America
50.6Ordained BishopMauro Montagnoli, C.S.S.Bishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil
55.3Ordained BishopRafael Romo MuñozBishop of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, MéxicoArchbishop of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México
25 Feb51.1Ordained BishopRamzi GarmouCoadjutor Archbishop of Teheran (Chaldean), IranArchbishop
77.6DiedNikë PrelaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Skopje-Prizren, Macedonia
51.6Ordained BishopEugène Lambert Adrian RixenTitular Bishop of TabboraBishop of Goiás, Goias, Brazil
49.3Ordained BishopBenedito Roberto, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Novo Redondo, AngolaArchbishop of Malanje, Angola
27 Feb86.0DiedCyril Edward RestieauxBishop Emeritus of Plymouth, England, Great Britain
28 Feb59.7AppointedAloísio Roque Oppermann, S.C.I. †Archbishop of Uberaba, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
75.4RetiredBenedito de Ulhôa VieiraArchbishop of Uberaba, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
29 Feb60.0ResignedAlejandro Jiménez LafebleBishop of Valdivia, ChileBishop Emeritus
67.9DiedMichel Marie Joseph Maître, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bambari, Central African Republic
40.4SucceededJean-Claude RembangaBishop of Bambari, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
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