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The Year of Our Lord 1998

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar63.5DiedJean Marie Julien BallandCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
62.2AppointedEtienne Nguyên Nhu ThêArchbishop of Huê, Viet NamArchbishop Emeritus
63.9AppointedJean-Baptiste Pham Minh MânArchbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet NamCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
3 Mar51.3Ordained BishopGordon Dunlap Bennett, S.J.Titular Bishop of NesquallyBishop Emeritus of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles
89.6DiedJohn Fergus O’Grady, O.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
80.4DiedHenri Véniat, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Sarh, Chad
5 Mar52.9Ordained BishopSalvatore PappalardoBishop of Nicosia, ItalyArchbishop of Siracusa, Italy
7 Mar68.9ResignedGeraldo do Espírito Santo ÁvilaTitular Bishop of Gemellae in NumidiaArchbishop of Brazil, Military
55.2AppointedTomás Pedro Barbosa da Silva NunesAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
55.2AppointedTomás Pedro Barbosa da Silva NunesTitular Bishop of ElvasAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
83.9ResignedEmilio Benavent EscuínTitular Archbishop of Maximiana in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Spain, Military
49.6ResignedHéctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of BelesasaArchbishop of Trujillo, Peru
72.5AppointedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloApostolic Nuncio to ItalyCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
72.5AppointedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloApostolic Nuncio to San MarinoCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
58.4ResignedEustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of AufiniumArchbishop Emeritus of Asunción, Paraguay
75.1ResignedJoseph Thomas DiminoTitular Archbishop of Hyccarum (Hyccara)Archbishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
55.8ResignedMichel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M.Titular Bishop of OëaBishop of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
55.4ResignedGonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC.Titular Bishop of LamiggigaBishop of Valparaíso, Chile
72.1ResignedJosé Manuel Estepa LlaurensTitular Archbishop of ItalicaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Spain, Military
52.5ResignedSławoj Leszek GłódźTitular Bishop of BettoniumArchbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
67.5ResignedAlvaro Raúl Jarro TobosTitular Bishop of ThasbaltaBishop Emeritus of Colombia, Military
45.6ResignedGáspár LadocsiTitular Bishop of SebargaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
75.6ResignedMario Lezana VacaTitular Bishop of BastiBishop Emeritus of Bolivia, Military
61.7ResignedGiuseppe ManiTitular Archbishop of ZabaArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
67.5ResignedNorberto Eugenio Conrado Martina, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SatafisBishop of Argentina, Military
74.8ResignedJosé Joaquín Matte VarasTitular Bishop of AlbaBishop Emeritus of Chile, Military
69.5ResignedGeoffrey Francis MayneTitular Bishop of MoptaBishop Emeritus of Australia, Military
75.1AppointedJorge María MejíaArchivist of the Vatican Secret ArchivesCardinal, Archivist Emeritus
75.1AppointedJorge María MejíaLibrarian of the Vatican LibraryCardinal, Archivist Emeritus of the Vatican Secret Archives
63.7AppointedFrancesco MonterisiSecretary of the Congregation for BishopsCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
63.7AppointedFrancesco MonterisiSecretary of the College of CardinalsCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
59.9AppointedManuel Monteiro de CastroApostolic Nuncio to LesothoCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
58.9ResignedEdwin Frederick O’BrienTitular Archbishop of ThizicaCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
61.3AppointedWalter Pérez VillamonteBishop of Potosí, BoliviaBishop Emeritus
73.1ResignedMarcial Augusto Ramírez PonceTitular Bishop of CarianaBishop Emeritus of Venezuela, Military
72.7ResignedManuel Revollo Crespo, C.M.F. †Titular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Bolivia, Military
56.8AppointedJosé Francisco Sanches AlvesAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalArchbishop of Évora, Portugal
56.8AppointedJosé Francisco Sanches AlvesTitular Bishop of HierpinianaArchbishop of Évora, Portugal
58.5AppointedTito Solari Capellari, S.D.B.Coadjutor Archbishop of Cochabamba, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus
64.1ResignedRaúl Eduardo Vela ChiribogaTitular Bishop of PauzeraCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
71.3ResignedFrancis Joseph WalmsleyTitular Bishop of TamallumaBishop Emeritus of Great Britain, Military
8 Mar86.3DiedLuigi BoccadoroBishop Emeritus of Viterbo, Acquapendente, Bagnoregio, Montefiascone, Tuscania e San Martino al Monte Cimino, Italy
51.8Ordained BishopJuventino KesteringBishop of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, BrazilBishop of Rondonópolis - Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
11 Mar44.6InstalledPrecioso D. Cantillas, S.D.B.Bishop of Maasin, Philippines
56.7AppointedEduardo Benes de Sales RodriguesAuxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilArchbishop of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
56.7AppointedEduardo Benes de Sales RodriguesTitular Bishop of Casae MedianaeArchbishop of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Mar89.7DiedLouis LévesqueArchbishop Emeritus of Rimouski, Québec, Canada
13 Mar87.1DiedPaul EtogaBishop Emeritus of Mbalmayo, Cameroon
85.6DiedJacques-Eugène-Louis MénagerArchbishop Emeritus of Reims, France
15 Mar97.3BeatifiedBl. Vincent Eugène Bossilkov (Bossilkoff), C.P. †Bishop of Nicopoli, Bulgaria
49.5Ordained BishopJose MukalaBishop of Kohima, IndiaBishop Emeritus
59.5Ordained BishopValter ŽupanBishop of Krk (Veglia), Croatia
16 Mar78.2DiedAntonio MazzaBishop Emeritus of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
50.2DiedJacson Damasceno Rodrigues, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
18 Mar48.5SucceededAldo de Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S.Bishop of Sobral, Ceara, BrazilArchbishop of Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
76.2RetiredWalfrido Teixeira VieiraBishop of Sobral, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
63.8Ordained BishopFrancisco José ZuglianiBishop of Amparo, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
19 Mar57.6Ordained BishopFranco Cuter, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Grajaú, Maranho, Brazil
77.8DiedSamuel Seraphimov Djoundrine, A.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Nicopoli, Bulgaria
58.8Ordained BishopStanisław DziwiszTitular Bishop of San LeoneCardinal, Archbishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
48.4Ordained BishopJames Michael HarveyTitular Bishop of MemphisCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
54.9InstalledFrederick Bernard HenryBishop of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
56.1Ordained BishopPiero MariniTitular Bishop of MartiranoPresident of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
63.2DiedJean-Baptiste Outhay ThepmanyVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Savannakhet, LaosVicar Apostolic
81.7DiedAlberto Trevisan, S.A.C. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
63.4Ordained BishopGeraldo Vieira GusmãoBishop of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, BrazilBishop Emeritus
20 Mar74.2DiedJean ZoaArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
22 Mar63.6DiedJohn Richard KeatingBishop of Arlington, Virginia, USA
23 Mar44.6AppointedJerzy Mazur, S.V.D.Apostolic Administrator of Siberia, Russian FederationBishop of Ełk, Poland
44.6AppointedJerzy Mazur, S.V.D.Titular Bishop of TabuniaBishop of Ełk, Poland
36.5AppointedClemens PickelAuxiliary Bishop of European Russia {Russia Europea}Bishop of San Clemente a Saratov, Russian Federation
36.5AppointedClemens PickelTitular Bishop of ChusiraBishop of San Clemente a Saratov, Russian Federation
24 Mar62.0SucceededJosé da Cruz PolicarpoPatriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus
69.7ResignedAlphonsus MathiasArchbishop of Bangalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
69.8DiedAntónio RibeiroCardinal, Patriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
25 Mar44.1Ordained BishopJoel Zamudio BaylonBishop of Masbate, PhilippinesBishop of Legazpi, Philippines
47.1Ordained BishopElías Samuel Bolaños Avelar, S.D.B.Bishop of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
51.1Ordained BishopOrlando Antonio Corrales GarcíaTitular Bishop of ThuccaboraArchbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
65.5ResignedEugène Kabanga SongasongaArchbishop of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
65.4AppointedDaniel Camille Victor Marie LabilleBishop of Créteil, FranceBishop Emeritus
57.3AppointedDiamantino Prata de Carvalho, O.F.M.Bishop of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
63.6AppointedDiogo Reesink, O.F.M.Bishop of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
64.3Ordained BishopGonzalo de Jesús Rivera GómezTitular Bishop of BennefaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Medellín, Colombia
59.2Ordained BishopFrancesco Pio Tamburrino, O.S.B.Bishop of Teggiano-Policastro, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Foggia-Bovino, Italy
52.1AppointedDonald ThériaultBishop of Canada, Military
50.9AppointedMarkijan Trofym’yakBishop of Lutsk, UkraineBishop Emeritus
60.8DiedNeil E. WillardAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
26 Mar61.6AppointedIgnacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth.Bishop of Coronel Oviedo, ParaguayBishop Emeritus of Encarnación, Paraguay
55.2Ordained BishopHéctor Ignacio Salah ZuletaBishop of Girardota, ColombiaBishop of Riohacha, Colombia
62.4AppointedClaudio Silvero Acosta, S.C.I. di Béth.Auxiliary Bishop of Encarnación, ParaguayAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
62.4AppointedClaudio Silvero Acosta, S.C.I. di Béth.Titular Bishop of CurubisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Encarnación, Paraguay
27 Mar50.1Ordained BishopLuis Armando CollazuolTitular Bishop of EloBishop of Concordia, Argentina
92.0DiedJohn William Comber, M.M. †Superior General Emeritus of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
28 Mar49.0AppointedAngelo Massafra, O.F.M.Archbishop of Shkodrë, AlbaniaArchbishop of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania
59.2DiedLuke Paul Matlatarea, M.S.C. †Bishop of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
47.3Ordained BishopAntal SpányiTitular Bishop of TharrosBishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
32.0Ordained PriestJohn Joale Tlhomola, S.C.P.PriestBishop of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho
65.6AppointedMarcello Zago, O.M.I. †Titular Archbishop of RusellaeSecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
65.6AppointedMarcello Zago, O.M.I. †Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
30 Mar81.5DiedAndré Charles Lucien Loucheur, C.S.Sp. †Bishop Emeritus of Bafia, Cameroon
1 Apr47.8AppointedJan Szpilka, S.D.S.Apostolic Administrator of ComoresApostolic Administrator Emeritus
2 Apr61.3AppointedMaurizio GalliBishop of Fidenza, ItalyBishop Emeritus
3 Apr75.8RetiredAndré Fernand AnguiléArchbishop of Libreville, GabonArchbishop Emeritus
66.3AppointedNicholas Cheong Jin-SukArchbishop of Seoul, Korea (South)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
51.8AppointedMaurice Anthony Crowley, S.P.S.Bishop of Kitale, Kenya
59.7AppointedPeter Celestine Elampassery, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar, IndiaBishop Emeritus
61.9AppointedLéonard Kasanda Lumembu, C.I.C.M.Bishop of Luiza, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
75.9RetiredStephen Kim Sou-hwanArchbishop of Seoul, Korea (South)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredHippolytus Anthony Kunnunkal, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar, IndiaBishop Emeritus
56.8AppointedBasile Mvé Engone, S.D.B.Archbishop of Libreville, Gabon
46.1AppointedMelchisedec Sikuli PalukuBishop of Butembo-Beni, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
53.1AppointedPhilip Lasap Za HawngBishop of Lashio, Myanmar
4 Apr61.9InstalledMario MilanoBishop of Aversa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
76.4RetiredJohn Perumattam, M.S.T.A. †Bishop of Ujjain (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
45.4AppointedSebastian Vadakel, M.S.T.A.Bishop of Ujjain (Syro-Malabarese), India
57.2AppointedCarlo Maria ViganòOfficial of the Secretariat of StateApostolic Nuncio to United States of America
46.5Ordained BishopJoão Casimiro Wilk, O.F.M. Conv.Bishop of Formosa, Goias, BrazilBishop of Anápolis, Goias, Brazil
5 Apr75.2RetiredAlberto Iniesta JiménezAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, SpainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
7 Apr48.7AppointedMaksymilian Leonid Dubrawski, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, UkraineBishop
48.7AppointedMaksymilian Leonid Dubrawski, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of TrofimianaBishop of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
76.4RetiredLouis-de-Gonzague Langevin, M. Afr. †Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
56.7AppointedFrançois Lapierre, P.M.E.Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
8 Apr75.2RetiredCelso N. GuevarraBishop of Balanga, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
49.4AppointedHonesto F. OngtiocoBishop of Balanga, PhilippinesBishop of Cubao, Philippines
89.9DiedJohn Baptist Rosner, S.A.C. †Bishop Emeritus of Queenstown, South Africa
84.3DiedPietro SantoroArchbishop Emeritus of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy
9 Apr76.5RetiredPaulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.Archbishop of São Paulo, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
12 Apr79.6DiedRobert Ashta, O.F.M. †Bishop of Pult, Albania
14 Apr49.3Ordained BishopSérgio Arthur BraschiTitular Bishop of Tipasa in NumidiaBishop of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil
60.5Ordained BishopThomas ChakiathTitular Bishop of UzippariAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
15 Apr48.5AppointedGorgônio Alves da Encarnação Neto, C.R.Bishop of Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil
45.1AppointedAnuar BattistiBishop of Toledo, Parana, BrazilArchbishop of Maringá, Parana, Brazil
75.6RetiredRino Carlesi, M.C.C.I. †Bishop of Balsas, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus
79.6DiedJosé María Carrizo VillarrealBishop Emeritus of Chitré, Panama
63.6AppointedCláudio Aury Affonso Hummes, O.F.M.Archbishop of São Paulo, BrazilCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
47.8AppointedJoshuah Ignathios KizhakkeveettilAuxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), IndiaBishop of Mavelikara (Syro-Malankarese), India
47.8AppointedJoshuah Ignathios KizhakkeveettilTitular Bishop of NigizubiBishop of Mavelikara (Syro-Malankarese), India
56.5SucceededGianfranco Masserdotti, M.C.C.I. †Bishop of Balsas, Maranho, Brazil
64.0AppointedNéstor Hugo NavarroAuxiliary Bishop of Bahía Blanca, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Alto Valle del Río Negro, Argentina
64.0AppointedNéstor Hugo NavarroTitular Bishop of RotdonBishop Emeritus of Alto Valle del Río Negro, Argentina
47.3AppointedIrineu Roque SchererBishop of Garanhuns, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
16 Apr75.4RetiredCecil DeSaArchbishop of Agra, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
53.9AppointedYoohanon Chrysostom KalloorBishop of Marthandom (Syro-Malankarese), IndiaBishop of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankarese), India
53.7Ordained BishopOswald LewisCoadjutor Bishop of Meerut, IndiaBishop of Jaipur, India
17 Apr61.9AppointedHugo Barrantes UreñaBishop of Puntarenas, Costa RicaArchbishop Emeritus of San José de Costa Rica
75.8DiedAlberto BovoneCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
18 Apr50.4Ordained BishopAgustín Cortés SorianoBishop of Ibiza, SpainBishop of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
66.5Ordained BishopGeraldo Dantas de Andrade, S.C.I.Titular Bishop of CibalianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil
43.4Ordained BishopMarian FlorczykTitular Bishop of LimataAuxiliary Bishop of Kielce, Poland
76.0InstalledDino MonduzziCardinal-Deacon of San Sebastiano al PalatinoCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Prefecture of the Papal Household
30.6Ordained PriestJohn RodriguesPriest of Bombay, IndiaAuxiliary Bishop
19 Apr44.2Ordained BishopVital Chitolina, S.C.I.Prelate of Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, BrazilBishop of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil
49.9Ordained BishopEmanuel Messias de OliveiraBishop of Guanhães, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
57.3Ordained BishopGaspard Mudiso Mundla, S.V.D.Coadjutor Bishop of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
22 Apr88.8DiedWalter Gunther KampeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Limburg, Germany
46.5AppointedCanísio KlausCoadjutor Bishop of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, BrazilBishop of Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
23 Apr74.7DiedFrancis Peter de CampoBishop of Port Pirie, Australia
57.9AppointedGilberto Délio Gonçalves Canavarro dos ReisBishop of Setúbal, Portugal
86.5DiedDaniel-Joseph-Louis-Marie PézerilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
71.2ResignedManuel da Silva MartinsBishop of Setúbal, PortugalBishop Emeritus
24 Apr64.6AppointedFrancisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, P. SchönstattArchbishop of Santiago de ChileCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
25 Apr80.5DiedJoseph KundukulamArchbishop Emeritus of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), India
65.7Ordained BishopMarcello Zago, O.M.I. †Titular Archbishop of RusellaeSecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
26 Apr79.5InstalledGiovanni CheliCardinal-Deacon of Santi Cosma e DamianoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
75.3DiedJuan José Gerardi ConederaBishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala
53.7InstalledPolycarp PengoCardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora de La SaletteCardinal, Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
29 Apr51.5DiedPaul Lungu, S.J. †Bishop of Monze, Zambia
30 Apr70.1ResignedAlfons DemmingAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
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