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The Year of Our Lord 1996

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar71.1ResignedGabriel Marie Étienne VanelArchbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
2 Mar54.5Ordained BishopGianfranco Masserdotti, M.C.C.I. †Coadjutor Bishop of Balsas, Maranho, BrazilBishop
72.3ConfirmedSofron Stefan Wasyl Mudry, O.S.B.M. †Coadjutor Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk [Stanisławów] (Ukrainian), UkraineBishop Emeritus
46.5Ordained BishopJosé de Jesús Quintero DíazPrelate of Tibú, ColombiaVicar Apostolic of Leticia, Colombia
70.3AppointedLuis Sánchez-Moreno LiraArchbishop of Arequipa, PeruArchbishop Emeritus
78.0RetiredFernando Vargas Ruiz de Somocurcio, S.J. †Archbishop of Arequipa, PeruArchbishop Emeritus
3 Mar62.3InstalledPietro BrolloBishop of Belluno-Feltre, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Udine, Italy
56.8Ordained BishopEugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P.Coadjutor Bishop of Saurimo, AngolaBishop of Benguela, Angola
85.4DiedJohn Joseph KrolCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
64.5Ordained BishopAntonio Menegazzo, M.C.C.I.Titular Bishop of MesarfeltaApostolic Administrator Emeritus of El Obeid, Sudan
85.6DiedGerard Marie Franciscus van Velsen, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Kroonstad, South Africa
4 Mar83.7DiedGerhard SchaffranBishop Emeritus of Dresden-Meißen (Meissen), Germany
5 Mar50.3Ordained BishopJohn Raymond ManzTitular Bishop of MuliaAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
6 Mar71.3AppointedLajos KadaApostolic Nuncio to AndorraApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
70.0AppointedLuigi de MagistrisTitular Bishop of NovaPro-Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
7 Mar57.8AppointedJames Vernon WeisgerberBishop of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
8 Mar51.2AppointedJosé Octavio Ruiz ArenasAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, ColombiaSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
51.2AppointedJosé Octavio Ruiz ArenasTitular Bishop of TroynaSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
54.8AppointedFernando Sabogal VianaAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, Colombia
54.8AppointedFernando Sabogal VianaTitular Bishop of MuteciAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, Colombia
93.1DiedAlfredo Vicente SchererCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
48.9AppointedOscar Urbina OrtegaAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, ColombiaArchbishop of Villavicencio, Colombia
48.9AppointedOscar Urbina OrtegaTitular Bishop of ForconiumArchbishop of Villavicencio, Colombia
9 Mar88.6DiedPaolo CartaArchbishop Emeritus of Sassari, Italy
69.1Ordained BishopRobert Marie Gay, M. Afr.Bishop of Kabale, UgandaBishop Emeritus
76.1RetiredConstantin GuirmaBishop of Kaya, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
38.6AppointedAlfred Kipkoech Arap RotichAuxiliary Bishop of Nairobi, KenyaBishop of Kenya, Military
38.6AppointedAlfred Kipkoech Arap RotichTitular Bishop of Iulium CarnicumBishop of Kenya, Military
53.5AppointedThaddée NtihinyurwaArchbishop of Kigali, Rwanda
54.3AppointedGiovanni TonucciApostolic Nuncio to KenyaPrelate of Loreto, Italy
10 Mar38.3Ordained PriestLevi BonattoPriest of Opus DeiAuxiliary Bishop of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
62.9Ordained BishopLuis María Pérez de Onraita AguirreCoadjutor Bishop of Malanje, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus of Malanje, Angola
11 Mar76.0RetiredIvo GugicBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroBishop Emeritus
51.5AppointedIlija JanjićBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
62.2Ordained BishopRobert Patrick MaginnisTitular Bishop of SimininaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
49.9Ordained BishopJoseph Francis MartinoTitular Bishop of Cellae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
75.8RetiredCiriaco ScanzilloAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
13 Mar47.4AppointedCharles Maung Bo, S.D.B.Bishop of Pathein, MyanmarArchbishop of Yangon, Myanmar
43.2AppointedAnastase MutabaziBishop of Kabgayi, RwandaBishop Emeritus
58.7AppointedLouis Nkinga Bondala, C.I.C.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
52.9AppointedServilien NzakamwitaBishop of Byumba, Rwanda
15 Mar64.2AppointedEugene Jerome CooneyBishop of Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaBishop Emeritus
66.7DiedCzeslaw DominBishop of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland
76.1RetiredJosé Antonio Infantes FloridoBishop of Córdoba, SpainBishop Emeritus
48.2AppointedFrancisco Javier Martínez FernándezBishop of Córdoba, SpainArchbishop of Granada, Spain
25.6Ordained PriestGustavo Alejandro MontiniPriest of Rafaela, ArgentinaAuxiliary Bishop of San Roque de Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina
16 Mar43.2Ordained BishopPaul-Siméon Ahouanan Djro, O.F.M.Bishop of Yamoussoukro, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
58.2AppointedGiuseppe MolinariCoadjutor Archbishop of L’Aquila, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
17 Mar165.0BeatifiedSt. Daniele Comboni, F.S.C.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Central Africa {Africa Centrale}, Sudan
131.0BeatifiedSt. Guido Maria ConfortiBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy
46.8Ordained BishopJosé NambiCoadjutor Bishop of Kwito-Bié, AngolaBishop
18 Mar61.6AppointedAmbrose Battista De PaoliApostolic Nuncio to NamibiaApostolic Nuncio to Australia
52.0AppointedRino PassigatoApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
19 Mar63.9InstalledJohn Jerome CunneenBishop of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
84.1DiedMichael James Dempsey, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Nigeria
46.0Ordained BishopClément-Joseph HannoucheBishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Syrian), Egypt
55.1Ordained BishopThéophile Kaboy RubonekaBishop of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
53.2InstalledRobert William MuenchBishop of Covington, Kentucky, USABishop of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
20 Mar59.0Ordained BishopLeo Jun Ikenaga, S.J.Coadjutor Archbishop of Osaka, JapanArchbishop Emeritus
21 Mar60.5DiedJoão BergeseArchbishop of Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil
23 Mar54.9Ordained BishopWalter MixaBishop of Eichstätt, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Germany
24 Mar86.3DiedLawrence Pullen Hardman, S.M.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Zomba, Malawi
25 Mar59.0SucceededJosé María ArancibiaArchbishop of Mendoza, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
28.5Solemn ProfessedWaldo Rubén Barrionuevo Ramírez, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerAuxiliary Bishop of Reyes, Bolivia
46.3AppointedJesús Esteban Catalá IbáñezAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainBishop of Málaga, Spain
46.3AppointedJesús Esteban Catalá IbáñezTitular Bishop of UrusiBishop of Málaga, Spain
75.8RetiredJan MazurBishop of Siedlce, PolandBishop Emeritus
54.6Ordained BishopJosé Moreira de MeloBishop of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
49.9AppointedJesús Murgui SorianoAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainBishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
49.9AppointedJesús Murgui SorianoTitular Bishop of LeteBishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
64.5AppointedJan Wiktor NowakBishop of Siedlce, Poland
57.0Ordained BishopEdwin Frederick O’BrienTitular Bishop of ThizicaCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
75.5RetiredCándido Genaro RubioloArchbishop of Mendoza, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
27 Mar45.8AppointedAlberto Taveira CorrêaArchbishop of Palmas, Tocatins, BrazilArchbishop of Belém do Pará, Brazil
29 Mar40.7AppointedJohn Michael BoteanBishop of Saint George’s in Canton (Romanian), USA
58.0AppointedMichel Malo, Ist. del PradoBishop of Mahajanga, MadagascarArchbishop Emeritus of Antsiranana, Madagascar
44.4AppointedStephen SorokaAuxiliary Bishop of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, CanadaArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
44.4AppointedStephen SorokaTitular Bishop of AcarassusArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
30 Mar73.7RetiredJoseph CandolfiAuxiliary Bishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, SwitzerlandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.1Ordained PriestLadislav HučkoPriestApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
72.9Ordained BishopIvan LjavinecTitular Bishop of AcalissusApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
85.5DiedAngelo ScapecchiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy
55.1AppointedJean-Baptiste Tiendrebeogo (Kiedrebeogo)Bishop of Kaya, Burkina Faso
1 Apr53.0AppointedArmando Xavier OchoaBishop of El Paso, Texas, USABishop of Fresno, California, USA
2 Apr53.5AppointedFrancis Joseph ChristianAuxiliary Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
53.5AppointedFrancis Joseph ChristianTitular Bishop of QuincyAuxiliary Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
46.4AppointedMario Espinosa ContrerasBishop of Tehuacán, Puebla, MéxicoBishop of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
63.1AppointedLubomyr Husar, M.S.U.Archiepiscopal Exarch of Kyiv-Vyshhorod (Ukrainian), UkraineCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
3 Apr55.8AppointedFrancisco Gil HellínSecretary of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyArchbishop of Burgos, Spain
55.8AppointedFrancisco Gil HellínTitular Bishop of CitiumArchbishop of Burgos, Spain
93.7DiedAlphonse James SchladweilerBishop Emeritus of New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
67.8ResignedElio SgrecciaSecretary of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life
4 Apr65.6AppointedSalvatore De GiorgiArchbishop of Palermo, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
77.5RetiredSalvatore PappalardoArchbishop of Palermo, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
7 Apr25.6Professed (Perpetual Vows)Mykhaylo Bubniy, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchiepiscopal Exarch of Odessa (Ukrainian), Ukraine
9 Apr50.9AppointedIssam John Darwish (Darwich), B.S.Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney (Melkite Greek), AustraliaArchbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
75.9RetiredAurélio Granada EscudeiroBishop of Angra, PortugalBishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedAntónio de Sousa Braga, S.C.I.Bishop of Angra, Portugal
10 Apr55.2AppointedLuigi FerrandoBishop of Bragança do Pará, Para, Brazil
76.0RetiredMiguel Maria Giambelli, B. †Bishop of Bragança do Pará, Para, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.7AppointedFilippo SantoroAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop of Taranto, Italy
47.7AppointedFilippo SantoroTitular Bishop of TuscamiaArchbishop of Taranto, Italy
11 Apr38.9Ordained BishopJoseph Banga BaneCoadjutor Bishop of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
80.3DiedCarlo MinchiattiArchbishop Emeritus of Benevento, Italy
61.2AppointedJuliusz PaetzArchbishop of Poznań, PolandArchbishop Emeritus
76.3RetiredJerzy StrobaArchbishop of Poznań, PolandArchbishop Emeritus
12 Apr72.5DiedGilles BélisleAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
61.4AppointedBenito CocchiArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredWilliam Edward MurrayBishop of Wollongong, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
76.4RetiredSanto Bartolomeo QuadriArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
45.5AppointedPhilip Edward WilsonBishop of Wollongong, AustraliaArchbishop of Adelaide, Australia
13 Apr64.9AppointedBlasco Francisco CollaçoApostolic Nuncio to BulgariaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to South Africa
26.4Ordained PriestStephen Dami MamzaPriest of Maiduguri, NigeriaBishop of Yola, Nigeria
77.5DiedHugo Eduardo Polanco BritoBishop Emeritus of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
51.3Ordained BishopJosé Octavio Ruiz ArenasTitular Bishop of TroynaSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
54.9Ordained BishopFernando Sabogal VianaTitular Bishop of MuteciAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, Colombia
49.0Ordained BishopOscar Urbina OrtegaTitular Bishop of ForconiumArchbishop of Villavicencio, Colombia
14 Apr48.8Ordained BishopJuan Antonio Reig PlaBishop of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, SpainBishop of Alcalá de Henares, Spain
15 Apr69.9AppointedDominik HrušovskýTitular Archbishop of TubiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Belarus
69.9AppointedDominik HrušovskýApostolic Nuncio to BelarusApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
82.1DiedBiagio Vittorio Terrinoni, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Avezzano, Italy
16 Apr91.7DiedGiuseppe FenocchioBishop Emeritus of Pontremoli, Italy
17 Apr93.3DiedJoão Batista Costa, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
18 Apr73.0DiedJean CuminalBishop of Blois, France
19 Apr62.8DiedKevin Lawrence RaffertyAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
21 Apr70.3DiedLucas Olu Chukwuka NwaezeapuBishop Emeritus of Warri, Nigeria
22 Apr26.5Ordained PriestSevero Cagátan CaérmarePriest of Dipolog, PhilippinesBishop
57.3AppointedFélix KouadjoBishop of Bondoukou, Côte d’Ivoire
50.2AppointedLouis Nzala KianzaBishop of Popokabaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
58.9AppointedManuel Antonio Valarezo Luzuriaga, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of QuaestorianaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Galápagos, Ecuador
23 Apr75.0RetiredRoberto Reinaldo Cáceres GonzálezBishop of Melo, UruguayBishop Emeritus
86.5DiedMario Luigi Ciappi, O.P. †Cardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Sacro Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia
25 Apr75.2RetiredAdrien André Maria Cimichella, O.S.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
59.1AppointedJose Paala Salazar, O.P. †Prelate of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop of Lipa, Philippines
26 Apr89.6DiedReginald Edward Vincent Arliss, C.P. †Prelate Emeritus of Marbel, Philippines
59.5Ordained BishopPaulinus CostaBishop of Rajshahi, BangladeshArchbishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
27 Apr59.0AppointedJulio Amílcar Bethancourt FioravantiBishop of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala
61.7AppointedPatrick CoveneyApostolic Nuncio to New ZealandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece
61.7AppointedPatrick CoveneyApostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece
61.7AppointedPatrick CoveneyApostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece
61.7AppointedPatrick CoveneyApostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece
51.6Ordained BishopIlija JanjićBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
56.7Ordained BishopFrancesco Sarego, S.V.D.Bishop of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
64.7ResignedThomas A. WhiteApostolic Nuncio to New ZealandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)
64.7ResignedThomas A. WhiteApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus
64.7ResignedThomas A. WhiteApostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)
28 Apr61.8Ordained BishopPaul Jean-Marie DossaviBishop of Aného, Togo
70.2Ordained BishopLuigi de MagistrisTitular Bishop of NovaPro-Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
83.3DiedPierluigi SartorelliApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Kenya
29 Apr72.3ResignedEugene James Cuskelly, M.S.C. †Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
30 Apr45.3AppointedRogelio Cabrera LópezBishop of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, MéxicoArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
59.3AppointedFrancis Eugene George, O.M.I.Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Illinois, USA
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