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The Year of Our Lord 1996

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 May83.6DiedTeopisto Valderrama AlbertoArchbishop Emeritus of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines
56.2AppointedGianni DanziTitular Bishop of CastelloPrelate of Loreto, Italy
56.2AppointedGianni DanziSecretary of the Governatorate of Vatican City StatePrelate of Loreto, Italy
3 May74.7DiedMaurizio Benvenuto Maria Contorni, O.S.B. †Abbot Emeritus of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy
84.5DiedMaxim (Maksym) Hermaniuk, C.SS.R. †Archbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
58.0Ordained BishopJames Vernon WeisgerberBishop of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
4 May58.8AppointedFélix del Blanco PrietoApostolic Nuncio to CamerounAlmoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
57.0Ordained BishopJosé Angel Divassón Cilveti, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of BamaccoraVicar Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela
52.1Ordained BishopHippolyte Louis Jean SimonBishop of Clermont, FranceArchbishop of Clermont, France
75.7RetiredVincentas Sladkevicius, M.I.C. †Archbishop of Kaunas, LithuaniaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
57.4AppointedSigitas Tamkevicius, S.J.Archbishop of Kaunas, Lithuania
49.2AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigTitular Archbishop of VoliApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
49.2AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to BurundiApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
5 May55.2Ordained BishopLuigi FerrandoBishop of Bragança do Pará, Para, Brazil
57.7Ordained BishopDjibrail KassabArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), IraqBishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Sydney (Chaldean), Australia
6 May91.8DiedLeo Jozef SuenensCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
7 May65.8AppointedEmile Marcus, P.S.S.Coadjutor Archbishop of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
75.6RetiredJohn James WardAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
9 May78.4DiedLuciano AngeloniApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
10 May63.0AppointedClément FecteauBishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
11 May46.3Ordained BishopJesús Esteban Catalá IbáñezTitular Bishop of UrusiBishop of Málaga, Spain
51.0Ordained BishopIssam John Darwish (Darwich), B.S.Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney (Melkite Greek), AustraliaArchbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
46.4Ordained BishopMario Espinosa ContrerasBishop of Tehuacán, Puebla, MéxicoBishop of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
50.0Ordained BishopJesús Murgui SorianoTitular Bishop of LeteBishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
12 May72.4Ordained BishopSofron Stefan Wasyl Mudry, O.S.B.M. †Coadjutor Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk [Stanisławów] (Ukrainian), UkraineBishop Emeritus
116.3BeatifiedBl. Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, O.S.B. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
14 May53.5Ordained BishopFrancis Joseph ChristianTitular Bishop of QuincyAuxiliary Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
47.4AppointedCésar Augusto Franco MartínezAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, SpainBishop of Segovia, Spain
47.4AppointedCésar Augusto Franco MartínezTitular Bishop of UrsonaBishop of Segovia, Spain
51.7AppointedFidel Herráez VegasAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
51.7AppointedFidel Herráez VegasTitular Bishop of CediaeAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
15 May54.9Ordained BishopAloysius Paul D’SouzaTitular Bishop of DuraBishop of Mangalore, India
70.4SucceededLélis Lara, C.SS.R.Bishop of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
74.5RetiredMário Teixeira Gurgel, S.D.S. †Bishop of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
45.6AppointedCarlos VerzelettiAuxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará, BrazilBishop of Castanhal, Para, Brazil
45.6AppointedCarlos VerzelettiTitular Bishop of TepeltaBishop of Castanhal, Para, Brazil
16 May68.0DiedFrancesco Tarcisio BertozziBishop of Faenza-Modigliana, Italy
17 May55.9AppointedBernard HoussetBishop of Montauban, FranceBishop of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
18 May57.5Ordained BishopPedro D. ArigoTitular Bishop of MactarisVicar Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines
69.2ResignedRaffaele CastielliBishop of Lucera-Troia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
29.5Ordained PriestCarlos Alberto Novoa de Agustini, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
21 May57.4AppointedPatrick Altham KellyArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
22 May76.1RetiredAntônio Afonso de Miranda, S.D.N.Bishop of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedCarmo João Rhoden, S.C.I.Bishop of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 May60.7AppointedJoaquín Carmelo Borobia IsasaBishop of Tarazona, SpainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
56.3Ordained BishopGianni DanziTitular Bishop of CastelloPrelate of Loreto, Italy
63.6AppointedJoannes Baptist Matthijs GijsenBishop of Reykjavik, IcelandBishop Emeritus
64.3AppointedTeodor MajkowiczBishop of Wrocław-Gdańsk (Ukrainian), Poland
56.9AppointedJan MartyniakArchbishop of Przemyśl-Warszawa {-Warsaw} (Ukrainian), Poland
25 May35.4Ordained PriestPeter BaldacchinoPriest of Newark, New Jersey, USAAuxiliary Bishop of Miami, Florida, USA
37.7Ordained PriestMichael Jude ByrnesPriest of Detroit, Michigan, USAAuxiliary Bishop
64.6AppointedFlavien Joseph MelkiTitular Archbishop of Dara dei SiriCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
55.1AppointedGregorios Elias TabéTitular Bishop of Mardin dei SiriArchbishop of Damas (Syrian), Syria
53.3AppointedDaniel Thomas Turley Murphy, O.S.A.Coadjutor Bishop of Chulucanas, PeruBishop
26 May44.3Ordained BishopLumen Monteiro, C.S.C.Bishop of Agartala, India
43.4Ordained BishopAnastase MutabaziBishop of Kabgayi, RwandaBishop Emeritus
48.9Ordained BishopJohn Baptist OdamaBishop of Nebbi, UgandaArchbishop of Gulu, Uganda
27 May59.3InstalledFrancis Eugene George, O.M.I.Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Illinois, USA
29 May57.1Ordained BishopPeter FernandoCoadjutor Bishop of Tuticorin, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India
61.8AppointedCláudio Aury Affonso Hummes, O.F.M.Archbishop of Fortaleza, Ceara, BrazilCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
30 May45.3Ordained BishopRogelio Cabrera LópezBishop of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, MéxicoArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
92.5DiedLéon-Etienne DuvalCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Alger, Algeria
48.4AppointedFrantišek Václav Lobkowicz, O. Praem.Bishop of Ostrava-Opava, Czech Republic
31 May60.3AppointedPablo Cedano CedanoAuxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.3AppointedPablo Cedano CedanoTitular Bishop of VitaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
58.1AppointedAmancio Escapa Aparicio, O.C.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
58.1AppointedAmancio Escapa Aparicio, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of CenaeAuxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
65.0DiedJesús Arturo RoldánBishop of San Rafael, Argentina
Jun58.2AppointedKeith Michael Patrick O’BrienApostolic Administrator of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
1 Jun27.0Ordained PriestJosé Arturo Cepeda EscobedoPriest of San Antonio, Texas, USAAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
75.0RetiredNorbert Felix GaughanBishop of Gary, Indiana, USABishop Emeritus
55.9Ordained BishopFrancisco Gil HellínTitular Bishop of CitiumArchbishop of Burgos, Spain
57.5SucceededDale Joseph MelczekBishop of Gary, Indiana, USABishop Emeritus
2 Jun51.0InstalledIssam John Darwish (Darwich), B.S.Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney (Melkite Greek), AustraliaArchbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
53.1Ordained BishopServilien NzakamwitaBishop of Byumba, Rwanda
3 Jun76.2DiedIvo GugicBishop Emeritus of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
4 Jun69.1DiedCastor SekwaBishop of Shinyanga, Tanzania
5 Jun47.2AppointedJosip BozanićApostolic Administrator of Rijeka-Senj, CroatiaCardinal, Archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
7 Jun75.7RetiredJosé Cerviño CerviñoBishop of Tui-Vigo, SpainBishop Emeritus
62.1AppointedJosé Diéguez ReboredoBishop of Tui-Vigo, SpainBishop Emeritus
90.9DiedRichard Lester Guilly, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Georgetown, Guyana, Antilles
33.8Ordained PriestStephen Marmion LowePriest of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop of Hamilton in New Zealand
61.3ResignedDermot Patrick O’MahonyAuxiliary Bishop of Dublin, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
59.2Ordained BishopJose Paala Salazar, O.P. †Prelate of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop of Lipa, Philippines
8 Jun74.5RetiredKhalil Abi-NaderArchbishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Maronite), LebanonArchbishop Emeritus
28.2Ordained PriestŁukasz Mirosław Buzun, O.S.P.P.E.Priest of Order of Saint Paul the First HermitAuxiliary Bishop of Kalisz, Poland
64.3AppointedFlavio Roberto Carraro, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Verona, Italy
76.4RetiredGiovanni D’AscenziBishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, ItalyBishop Emeritus
66.0AppointedTanios El KhouryBishop of Saïda (Sidone) (Maronite), LebanonBishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedPaul Youssef MatarArchbishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Maronite), Lebanon
56.4AppointedPaul Nabil El-SayahArchbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land {Haifa e Terra Santa} (Maronite), IsraelCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
56.4AppointedPaul Nabil El-SayahPatriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Palestine {Gerusalemme e Palestina} (Maronite), PalestineCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
56.4AppointedPaul Nabil El-SayahPatriarchal Exarch of Jordan {Giordania} (Maronite)Curial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
31.7Ordained PriestChad William ZielinskiPriest of Gaylord, Michigan, USABishop of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
9 Jun61.5InstalledBenito CocchiArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
65.7DiedJoachim J. Rozario, C.S.C. †Bishop Emeritus of Chittagong, Bangladesh
11 Jun64.4Ordained BishopEugene Jerome CooneyBishop of Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaBishop Emeritus
66.4DiedPeter KurongkuArchbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
12 Jun62.2AppointedLuiz Vicente Bernetti, O.A.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Palmas-Francisco Beltrão, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
62.2AppointedLuiz Vicente Bernetti, O.A.D.Titular Bishop of RufinianaBishop Emeritus of Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
49.2AppointedJohn Clayton NienstedtAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USAArchbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
49.2AppointedJohn Clayton NienstedtTitular Bishop of AltonArchbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
43.6AppointedJosé Edson Santana de OliveiraBishop of Eunápolis, Bahia, Brazil
47.6AppointedAllen Henry VigneronAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USAArchbishop
47.6AppointedAllen Henry VigneronTitular Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie in MichiganArchbishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
13 Jun64.4InstalledEugene Jerome CooneyBishop of Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaBishop Emeritus
57.7AppointedNicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, S.D.B.Bishop of Melo, UruguayArchbishop Emeritus of Montevideo, Uruguay
53.2AppointedAntonio Javellana Ledesma, S.J.Coadjutor Prelate of Ipil, PhilippinesArchbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
80.6DiedFederico G. Limon, S.V.D. †Archbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
44.5Ordained BishopStephen SorokaTitular Bishop of AcarassusArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
14 Jun57.0AppointedDaniel Acharuparambil, O.C.D. †Archbishop of Verapoly, India
35.8Ordained PriestCharles Edward DrennanPriest of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop of Palmerston North, New Zealand
77.7RetiredCornelius ElanjikalArchbishop of Verapoly, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
77.4DiedHanna KaldanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
56.5AppointedThomas KozhimalaBishop of Bhagalpur, India
64.4AppointedRaphael S. Ndingi Mwana’a NzekiCoadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus
39.8IncardinatedSelvister PonnumuthanPriest of Neyyattinkara, IndiaBishop of Punalur, India
45.8AppointedVincent SamuelBishop of Neyyattinkara, India
15 Jun53.8AppointedAdriano BernardiniApostolic Nuncio to MadagascarApostolic Nuncio to Italy
53.8AppointedAdriano BernardiniApostolic Nuncio to MauritiusApostolic Nuncio to Italy
53.8AppointedAdriano BernardiniApostolic Nuncio to SeychellesApostolic Nuncio to Italy
66.9AppointedDarío Castrillón HoyosPro-Prefect of the Congregation for the ClergyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
66.9ResignedDarío Castrillón HoyosArchbishop of Bucaramanga, ColombiaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
47.2AppointedJosé Francisco Robles OrtegaBishop of Toluca, México, MéxicoCardinal, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
76.2RetiredJosé Tomás SánchezPrefect of the Congregation for the ClergyCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
75.7AppointedJohn James WardTitular Bishop of CaliforniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
16 Jun85.7DiedHendrik Theodorus Edmund BeelAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Roermond, Netherlands
90.2DiedBaldwin Wilfred Dworschak, O.S.B. †Abbot Emeritus of Order of Saint Benedict
41.3Ordained PriestZbigņev StankevičsPriest of Riga, LatviaArchbishop
32.3Ordained DeaconBarthélemy Yaouda HourgoDeacon of Maroua-Mokolo, CameroonBishop of Yagoua, Cameroon
20 Jun28.0Ordained PriestÁureo Patricio Bonilla Bonilla, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Galápagos, Ecuador
21 Jun60.3AppointedGervasio GestoriBishop of San Benedetto del Tronto-Ripatransone-Montalto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.3RetiredAntonio María Javierre Ortas, S.D.B. †Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
69.4AppointedJorge Arturo Augustin Medina EstévezPro-Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
69.4ResignedJorge Arturo Augustin Medina EstévezBishop of Valparaíso, ChileCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
22 Jun79.6DiedJosé Joaquín Flórez HernándezArchbishop Emeritus of Ibagué, Colombia
41.0Ordained PriestJerzy Maculewicz, O.F.M. Conv.Priest of Order of Friars Minor ConventualApostolic Administrator of Uzbekistan
23 Jun75.4RetiredCyrille Emmanuel BenniArchbishop of Mossul (Syrian), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
59.0Ordained BishopManuel Antonio Valarezo Luzuriaga, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of QuaestorianaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Galápagos, Ecuador
24 Jun45.4AppointedCarlos Garfias MerlosBishop of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, MéxicoArchbishop of Acapulco, Guerrero, México
25 Jun89.3DiedFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauBishop Emeritus of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
26 Jun28.3Ordained PriestAntonius Franciskus Subianto Bunyamin, O.S.C.Priest of Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy CrossBishop of Bandung, Indonesia
51.6AppointedFrancisco Cases AndreuBishop of Albacete, SpainBishop of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
61.9AppointedWaldemar Chaves de AraújoBishop of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
64.4AppointedApparecido José Dias, S.V.D. †Bishop of Roraima, Roraima, Brazil
75.7RetiredJosé Guerra CamposBishop of Cuenca, SpainBishop Emeritus
55.8AppointedRamón del Hoyo LópezBishop of Cuenca, SpainBishop of Jaén, Spain
72.7ResignedAntônio Carlos MesquitaBishop of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.6RetiredAldo Mongiano, I.M.C.Bishop of Roraima, Roraima, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.2InstalledArmando Xavier OchoaBishop of El Paso, Texas, USABishop of Fresno, California, USA
27 Jun55.7AppointedSilvano Maria Tomasi, C.S.Titular Archbishop of CercinaApostolic Nuncio to Other
55.7AppointedSilvano Maria Tomasi, C.S.Apostolic Nuncio to EthiopiaApostolic Nuncio to Other
55.7AppointedSilvano Maria Tomasi, C.S.Apostolic Nuncio to EritreaApostolic Nuncio to Other
49.3Ordained BishopEmil Paul TscherrigTitular Archbishop of VoliApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
28 Jun55.0AppointedLuigi ContiBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, ItalyArchbishop of Fermo, Italy
59.0AppointedFélix del Blanco PrietoApostolic Nuncio to Equatorial GuineaAlmoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
59.6AppointedManuel Gerardo Donoso Donoso, SS.CC.Auxiliary Bishop of La Serena, ChileArchbishop Emeritus
59.6AppointedManuel Gerardo Donoso Donoso, SS.CC.Titular Bishop of EloArchbishop Emeritus of La Serena, Chile
54.4AppointedRicardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B.Bishop of Valdivia, ChileCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile
79.8RetiredJacques Georges Habib HafouriArchbishop of Hassaké-Nisibi (Syrian), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
29 Jun66.0AppointedIgnace Pierre VIII (Grégoire) Abdel-AhadTitular Bishop of Batnae dei SiriPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
31.7Professed (Perpetual Vows)Dennis Kofi Agbenyadzi, S.M.A.Member of Society of African MissionsBishop of Berbérati, Central African Republic
28.1Ordained PriestEmigdio Duarte FigueroaPriest of Culiacán, Sinaloa, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
47.5Ordained BishopCésar Augusto Franco MartínezTitular Bishop of UrsonaBishop of Segovia, Spain
51.9Ordained BishopFidel Herráez VegasTitular Bishop of CediaeAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
54.8AppointedJacques Behnan HindoArchbishop of Hassaké-Nisibi (Syrian), Syria
47.9Ordained BishopFilippo SantoroTitular Bishop of TuscamiaArchbishop of Taranto, Italy
24.3Ordained PriestSkiper Bladimir Yáñez CalvachiPriest of Quito, EcuadorBishop of Guaranda, Ecuador
30 Jun55.2Ordained BishopAntónio de Sousa Braga, S.C.I.Bishop of Angra, Portugal
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