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The Year of Our Lord 1997

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown75.5AppointedFrançois Abou Mokh, B.S. †Curial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaCurial Bishop Emeritus
60.7AppointedJoseph Arnaouti, I.C.P.B.Patriarchal Exarch of Damas (Armenian), Syria
60.7AppointedJoseph Arnaouti, I.C.P.B.Curial Bishop of Cilicia (Armenian), LebanonPatriarchal Exarch of Damas (Armenian), Syria
69.2AppointedEmmanuel III (Emmanuel-Karim) DellyCurial Bishop of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), IraqCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus
66.2AppointedGeorges El-Murr, B.C.Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq (Melkite Greek)Archbishop Emeritus of Petra e Filadelfia (Melkite Greek), Jordan
74.5RetiredLuigi del Gallo RoccagiovineOfficial of the Roman Curia - OtherOfficial Emeritus
59.9AppointedYouhanna GoltaCurial Bishop of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
ResignedThomas Vincent Greenan, S.P.S.Superior of Bomadi, NigeriaSuperior Emeritus
46.8AppointedClément-Joseph HannoucheProtosyncellus of Sudan (Syrian)Bishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Syrian), Egypt
78.8RetiredAndré Lesouëf, M.E.P. †Prefect of Kompong-Cham, CambodiaPrefect Emeritus
68.4AppointedJean Mansour, S.M.S.P. †Curial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaCurial Bishop Emeritus
65.2AppointedFlavien Joseph MelkiCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
75.8RetiredLuigi SpositoSecretary of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeSecretary Emeritus
55.8AppointedGregorios Elias TabéCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), LebanonArchbishop of Damas (Syrian), Syria
2 Jan51.5AppointedAntony AnandarayarBishop of Ootacamund, IndiaArchbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
35.2Ordained PriestOliver P. Aro, M.S.P.Priest of Mission Society of the PhilippinesSuperior of Tokelau, Pacific (Oceania)
44.0AppointedJean Damascène BimenyimanaBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
62.2AppointedWenceslas CompaoréBishop of Manga, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredJean-Baptiste GahamanyiBishop of Butare, RwandaBishop Emeritus
57.4AppointedAlexis Habiyambere, S.J.Bishop of Nyundo, Rwanda
77.5RetiredWenceslas KalibushiBishop of Nyundo, RwandaBishop Emeritus
48.6AppointedPhilippe RukambaBishop of Butare, Rwanda
3 Jan78.7DiedGregório WarmelingBishop Emeritus of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
4 Jan64.0AppointedEugenio RavignaniBishop of Trieste, ItalyBishop Emeritus
6 Jan37.3Ordained BishopFlorentin CrihalmeanuTitular Bishop of SilliBishop of Cluj-Gherla (Romanian), Romania
46.6Ordained BishopBasílio do NascimentoTitular Bishop of SeptimuniciaBishop of Baucau, Timor-Leste
55.9Ordained BishopHil Kabashi, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of Turres in ByzacenaApostolic Administrator of Southern Albania {Albania Meridionale} (Albanian)
45.8Ordained BishopPiotr LiberaTitular Bishop of CenturiaBishop of Płock, Poland
57.1Ordained BishopDelio LucarelliBishop of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore), Italy
47.8Ordained BishopAngelo Massafra, O.F.M.Bishop of Rrëshen, AlbaniaArchbishop of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania
55.2Ordained BishopLuciano PacomioBishop of Mondovi, Italy
57.7Ordained BishopJean-Claude PérissetTitular Bishop of AcciaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Germany
50.7Ordained BishopLuigi PezzutoTitular Archbishop of Turris in ProconsulariApostolic Nuncio to Bosnia-Herzegovina
62.3Ordained BishopPaolo SardiTitular Archbishop of SutriumCardinal, Vice-Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
61.8Ordained BishopIgnace Baguibassa Sambar-TalkenaBishop of Kara, TogoBishop Emeritus
69.6Ordained BishopVarkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R. †Titular Archbishop of AchridaCardinal, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
7 Jan63.9AppointedJavier Lozano BarragánPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care WorkersCardinal, President Emeritus
48.2AppointedSergio Pagano, B.Prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives
8 Jan87.4DiedJosé Lecuona Labandibar, I.E.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of San Jorge, Colombia
68.6DiedAlfred John MarkiewiczBishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
9 Jan68.4DiedAlbert Tshomba YunguBishop Emeritus of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
10 Jan47.2Ordained BishopGregory Michael AymondTitular Bishop of AchollaArchbishop of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
84.7DiedJacinto (Giacinto) Eccher, O.F.M. †Prelate Emeritus of Aiquile, Bolivia
81.3DiedJohn Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
11 Jan57.7Ordained BishopDominique Bonnet, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Mouila, GabonBishop Emeritus
69.5Ordained BishopStephen Hector Youssef DoueihiBishop of Saint Maron of Brooklyn (Maronite), New York, USABishop Emeritus
52.5Ordained BishopGustavo García NaranjoBishop of Guarenas, Venezuela
46.3Ordained BishopVáclav MalýTitular Bishop of MarcellianaAuxiliary Bishop of Praha {Prague}, Czech Republic
62.3Ordained BishopSamir MazloumTitular Bishop of Callinicum dei MaronitiCurial Bishop Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
47.0Ordained BishopTimothée Modibo-NzockenaBishop of Franceville, Gabon
53.8Ordained BishopJiří Paďour, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of AusuccuraBishop Emeritus of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
50.4AppointedNorbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe, M.S.C.Bishop of Chosica, Peru
12 Jan26.3Ordained DeaconJuan Armando Pérez TalamantesDeacon of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop
15 Jan76.0RetiredPedro Luís AntónioBishop of Kwito-Bié, AngolaBishop Emeritus
57.7SucceededEugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P.Bishop of Saurimo, AngolaBishop of Benguela, Angola
75.4RetiredManuel Franklin da CostaArchbishop of Lubango, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus
62.4SucceededZacarias KamwenhoArchbishop of Lubango, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus
47.6SucceededJosé NambiBishop of Kwito-Bié, Angola
75.2RetiredPedro Marcos Ribeiro da CostaBishop of Saurimo, AngolaBishop Emeritus
16 Jan83.1DiedJuan Landázuri Ricketts, O.F.M. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Lima, Peru
82.3DiedThomas MorrisArchbishop Emeritus of Cashel (-Emly), Ireland
19 Jan80.1DiedRobert-Joseph MathenBishop Emeritus of Namur {Namen}, Belgium
20 Jan42.6AppointedPaul-André DurocherAuxiliary Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop of Gatineau, Québec, Canada
42.6AppointedPaul-André DurocherTitular Bishop of AusuagaArchbishop of Gatineau, Québec, Canada
56.9AppointedJohn Huston Ricard, S.S.J.Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
21 Jan84.6DiedKrikor AyvazianBishop Emeritus of Kamichlié (Armenian), Syria
76.6RetiredOdo Fusi PecciBishop of Senigallia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.6RetiredLeroy Theodore MatthiesenBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
57.9AppointedGiuseppe OrlandoniBishop of Senigallia, Italy
65.3AppointedJohn Walter YantaBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
22 Jan60.7ResignedGeraldo Nascimento, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza, Ceara, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
72.7ResignedCharles-Omer ValoisBishop of Saint-Jérôme, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
24 Jan53.2AppointedCarlos Bürgler, C.SS.R.Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Reyes, BoliviaVicar Apostolic
53.2AppointedCarlos Bürgler, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of SinnipsaVicar Apostolic of Reyes, Bolivia
62.4AppointedRamiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I.Vicar Apostolic of Machiques, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
62.4AppointedRamiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I.Titular Bishop of Lari CastellumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Machiques, Venezuela
61.3AppointedJoseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B.Bishop of Dharmapuri, IndiaBishop Emeritus
76.1RetiredPeter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Naha, JapanBishop Emeritus
50.6AppointedSimon NtamwanaArchbishop of Gitega, Burundi
55.8AppointedBerard Toshio Oshikawa, O.F.M. Conv.Bishop of Naha, Japan
48.7AppointedPaul Yemboaro OuédraogoBishop of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina FasoArchbishop of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
40.8AppointedJan OzgaBishop of Doumé-Abong’ Mbang, Cameroon
25 Jan64.8InstalledSilvio Cesare BonicelliBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), ItalyBishop Emeritus
54.9Ordained BishopGregorio Nicanor Peña RodríguezBishop of Puerto Plata, Dominican RepublicBishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
26 Jan100.1DiedGeorge Daniel Breen, C.S.C. †Prefect Emeritus of Haflong, India
64.5Ordained BishopEmmanuel Mani Giles Pothanamuzhy, C.M.I. †Bishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabarese), India
27 Jan39.4AppointedMilan Chautur, C.SS.R.Apostolic Exarch of Košice (Slovakian), SlovakiaBishop of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia
28 Jan94.3DiedMikel KoliqiCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Ognissanti in Via Appia Nuova
29 Jan51.5Ordained BishopAntony AnandarayarBishop of Ootacamund, IndiaArchbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
51.2AppointedLuiz Antônio GuedesAuxiliary Bishop of Campinas, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Campo Limpo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
51.2AppointedLuiz Antônio GuedesTitular Bishop of MaturbaBishop of Campo Limpo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
52.9Ordained BishopErnest LégerArchbishop of Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
30 Jan60.8ResignedVicente Salgado y GarruchoBishop of Romblon, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
31 Jan55.9Ordained BishopDavid Dias PimentelTitular Bishop of MarazanaeBishop of São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
90.7DiedJohn Joseph ScanlanBishop Emeritus of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
1 Feb49.9InstalledJacob ManathodathBishop of Palghat (Syro-Malabarese), India
45.3AppointedFrancisco Ozoria AcostaBishop of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
49.3Ordained BishopOscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of PupianaArchbishop of Santiago de Guatemala, Guatemala
2 Feb51.8Ordained BishopGeorge AlencherryBishop of Thuckalay (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaCardinal, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
56.1Ordained BishopEvaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C.Bishop of Mbeya, Tanzania
41.1Professed (Perpetual Vows)Dmytro (Bohdan) Hryhorak, O.S.B.M.Priest of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)Bishop of Buchach {Bučač} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
52.8Ordained BishopPhilip Leo O’ReillyCoadjutor Bishop of Kilmore, IrelandBishop
55.2InstalledLuciano PacomioBishop of Mondovi, Italy
53.1Ordained BishopLino Panizza Richero, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Carabayllo, Peru
54.2Ordained BishopDécio Zandonade, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Gemellae in ByzacenaBishop of Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil
3 Feb81.9DiedAristide Pirovano, P.I.M.E. †Prelate Emeritus of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
4 Feb56.5DiedBenjamin D. de Jesus, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Jolo, Philippines
5 Feb57.1AppointedAnte IvasBishop of Šibenik (Knin), Croatia
46.3Ordained BishopGeevarghese Divannasios OttathengilBishop of Battery (Bathery) (Syro-Malankarese), IndiaBishop of Puthur (Syro-Malankarese), India
6 Feb77.2RetiredCiril KosBishop of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, CroatiaBishop Emeritus
59.6SucceededMarin SrakićBishop of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ðakovo-Osijek, Croatia
8 Feb71.4AppointedAngelo AcerbiApostolic Nuncio to NetherlandsApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
46.9Ordained BishopThomas Elavanal, M.C.B.S.Bishop of Kalyan (Syro-Malabarese), India
75.3RetiredHenri LemaîtreApostolic Nuncio to NetherlandsApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
58.0AppointedJesús Moliné LabarteCoadjutor Bishop of Chiclayo, PeruBishop
10 Feb53.4AppointedSergio Lasam UtlegCoadjutor Bishop of Ilagan, PhilippinesArchbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
86.4DiedFrancis Wang Xue-ming (Hsueh-ming)Archbishop of Hohhot [Suiyüan], China
12 Feb75.6RetiredVincenzo Maria FaranoArchbishop of Gaeta, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
64.5AppointedPier Luigi MazzoniArchbishop of Gaeta, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
58.5AppointedJosé María PinheiroAuxiliary Bishop of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
58.5AppointedJosé María PinheiroTitular Bishop of CabarsussiBishop Emeritus of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 Feb62.3AppointedAlberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S.Archbishop of Medellín, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
78.1DiedBrian Leo John Hennessy, C. R. †Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton in Bermuda, Antilles
76.3RetiredHéctor Rueda HernándezArchbishop of Medellín, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
14 Feb76.6DiedConstantino AmstaldenBishop Emeritus of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
85.9DiedRaymond-Marie-Joseph de La Moureyre, C.S.Sp. †Bishop Emeritus of Mouila, Gabon
71.7DiedAntonino Nepomuceno, O.M.I. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cotabato, Philippines
15 Feb67.7AppointedPedro Nicolás Bermúdez Villamizar, C.I.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de VenezuelaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
67.7AppointedPedro Nicolás Bermúdez Villamizar, C.I.M.Titular Bishop of LamsortiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
89.8DiedJoseph Pham Van ThiênBishop Emeritus of Phú Cuong, Viet Nam
49.4AppointedJosé de la Trinidad Valera AnguloAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de VenezuelaBishop of Guanare, Venezuela
49.4AppointedJosé de la Trinidad Valera AnguloTitular Bishop of MozotcoriBishop of Guanare, Venezuela
65.8AppointedFrancesco ZerrilloBishop of Lucera-Troia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
16 Feb63.4Ordained BishopAntonio Bayter Abud, M.X.Y.Titular Bishop of SucardaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Inírida, Colombia
92.5DiedArthur Francis FoxBishop Emeritus of Sale, Australia
40.7Ordained BishopSeverine NiwemugiziBishop of Rulenge, TanzaniaBishop of Rulenge-Ngara, Tanzania
18 Feb47.5AppointedDavid Allen ZubikAuxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USABishop
47.5AppointedDavid Allen ZubikTitular Bishop of JamestownBishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
19 Feb42.6AppointedRodolfo Valenzuela NúñezCoadjutor Bishop of Verapaz, Cobán, GuatemalaBishop
20 Feb56.6AppointedGuillermo José GarlattiBishop of San Rafael, ArgentinaArchbishop of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
59.8AppointedLluís Martínez SistachArchbishop of Tarragona, SpainCardinal, Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain
73.8RetiredRamón Torrella CascanteArchbishop of Tarragona, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
61.4InstalledPaul Albert ZipfelBishop of Bismarck, North Dakota, USABishop Emeritus
21 Feb87.2DiedJosé de Jesús Clemens Alba PalaciosAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
56.0AppointedJosé Luis Chávez BotelloAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoArchbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
56.0AppointedJosé Luis Chávez BotelloTitular Bishop of CovaArchbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
53.4AppointedJosé Trinidad González RodríguezAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
53.4AppointedJosé Trinidad González RodríguezTitular Bishop of MenefessiAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
74.8DiedSimon TonyéArchbishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
22 Feb61.8Ordained BishopStuart France O’Connell, S.M.Bishop of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
51.8Ordained BishopCarlos Osoro SierraBishop of Orense, SpainArchbishop of Valencia, Spain
44.7Ordained BishopAlois SchwarzTitular Bishop of Mathara in NumidiaBishop of Gurk, Austria
24 Feb85.1DiedOscar de OliveiraArchbishop Emeritus of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
25 Feb45.7AppointedJesse Eugenio MercadoAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesBishop of Parañaque, Philippines
45.7AppointedJesse Eugenio MercadoTitular Bishop of TalaptulaBishop of Parañaque, Philippines
55.5Ordained BishopBernard Blasius MorasBishop of Belgaum, IndiaArchbishop of Bangalore, India
82.8DiedUgo PolettiCardinal, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
26 Feb76.8RetiredJosé de Aquino PereiraBishop of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
46.7AppointedOrani João Tempesta, O. Cist.Bishop of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27 Feb51.4AppointedJuan José Asenjo PelegrinaAuxiliary Bishop of Toledo, SpainArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
51.4AppointedJuan José Asenjo PelegrinaTitular Bishop of IzirianaArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
41.8AppointedManuel Felipe Díaz SánchezAuxiliary Bishop of Cumaná, VenezuelaArchbishop of Calabozo, Venezuela
41.8AppointedManuel Felipe Díaz SánchezTitular Bishop of SitifisArchbishop of Calabozo, Venezuela
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