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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Dec26.9Ordained DeaconAntónio Lungieki Pedro BenguiDeacon of Luanda, AngolaAuxiliary Bishop
2 Dec68.2AppointedCarmelo FerraroArchbishop of Agrigento, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
75.0RetiredFerdinand Joseph FonsecaAuxiliary Bishop of Bombay, IndiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.3AppointedJohn Stephen Pažak, C.SS.R.Bishop of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto (Slovak), CanadaBishop Emeritus of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix (Ruthenian), Arizona, USA
54.0AppointedTeodoro Enrique Pino MirandaBishop of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México
3 Dec61.8Ordained BishopAlfonso Milián SorribasTitular Bishop of DianaBishop Emeritus of Barbastro-Monzón, Spain
4 Dec75.6RetiredJames Hector MacDonald, C.S.C.Archbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
57.1AppointedBrendan Michael O’BrienArchbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
5 Dec41.4AppointedMatthew Ishaya AuduBishop of Lafia, NigeriaArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
52.9AppointedFrancisco Chimoio, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Pemba, MozambiqueArchbishop Emeritus of Maputo, Mozambique
58.5AppointedÁlvaro Corrada del Río, S.J.Bishop of Tyler, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
44.6AppointedJames Naanman Daman, O.S.A. †Bishop of Jalingo, NigeriaBishop of Shendam, Nigeria
44.6AppointedGeorge Jonathan DodoBishop of Zaria, Nigeria
62.1AppointedEulises González SánchezVicar Apostolic of San Andrés y Providencia, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
62.1AppointedEulises González SánchezTitular Bishop of TatiltiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of San Andrés y Providencia, Colombia
32.8IncardinatedJulius Yakubu KundiPriest of Zaria, NigeriaBishop of Kafanchan, Nigeria
75.3RetiredGeorge Martin KuzmaBishop of Van Nuys (Ruthenian), California, USABishop Emeritus
66.9ConfirmedGrégoire III (Loutfi) Laham, B.S.Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaPatriarch Emeritus
66.9ConfirmedGrégoire III (Loutfi) Laham, B.S.Bishop of Damas (Melkite Greek), SyriaPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
71.2DiedJohannes Bernardus NiënhausAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands
58.9AppointedSéraphin François RouambaArchbishop of Koupéla, Burkina FasoArchbishop Emeritus
63.2AppointedAnselme Titianma SanonArchbishop of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina FasoArchbishop Emeritus
63.5AppointedRobert Joseph ShaheenBishop of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles (Maronite), California, USABishop Emeritus
6 Dec27.0Ordained PriestMoises Magpantay CuevasPriest of Zamboanga, PhilippinesVicar Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines
7 Dec56.6AppointedFrançois Charles GarnierArchbishop of Cambrai, France
67.1Ordained BishopJohn Peter Mark Jabalé, O.S.B.Coadjutor Bishop of Menevia, Wales, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
47.6DiedFidelis Uga OrgahBishop of Otukpo, Nigeria
64.0AppointedErnesto Antolin SalgadoBishop of Laoag, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines
8 Dec84.8DiedRobert Ratna BamrungtrakulBishop Emeritus of Chiang Mai, Thailand
27.1Ordained PriestDaniel Francisco Blanco MéndezPriest of San José de Costa RicaAuxiliary Bishop
51.4Ordained BishopMalcolm Patrick McMahon, O.P.Bishop of Nottingham, England, Great BritainArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
57.6Ordained BishopArochiasamy Jude Gerald PaulrajBishop of Palayamkottai, IndiaBishop Emeritus
65.6InstalledOvidio PolettoBishop of Concordia-Pordenone, ItalyBishop Emeritus
9 Dec75.9RetiredAlberto AblondiBishop of Livorno, ItalyBishop Emeritus
59.2AppointedDiego ColettiBishop of Livorno, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Como, Italy
63.0AppointedGeoffrey Hylton JarrettCoadjutor Bishop of Lismore, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
75.2RetiredLivio MaritanoBishop of Acqui, ItalyBishop Emeritus
52.2Ordained BishopAndrea Bruno MazzocatoBishop of Adria-Rovigo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Udine, Italy
58.1AppointedPier Giorgio MicchiardiBishop of Acqui, ItalyBishop Emeritus
29.8Ordained PriestDaniel Franck NzikaPriest of Ouesso, CongoBishop of Impfondo, Congo
56.6AppointedVincenzo Savio, S.D.B. †Bishop of Belluno-Feltre, Italy
56.6AppointedVincenzo Savio, S.D.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Livorno, ItalyBishop of Belluno-Feltre, Italy
68.5AppointedMichael Wiwchar, C.SS.R.Apostolic Administrator of Saint Nicholas of Chicago (Ukrainian), Illinois, USABishop Emeritus of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada
59.1InstalledWojciech ZiembaArchbishop of Białystok, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Warmia, Poland
10 Dec68.9DiedJames Thomas McHughBishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
52.5Ordained BishopFrancescantonio Nolè, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Tursi-Lagonegro, ItalyArchbishop of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
69.4Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Ye RonghuaBishop of Ankang [Hinganfu], China
11 Dec73.9SucceededPaul-Marie Cao Ðình ThuyênBishop of Vinh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
80.1RetiredPierre-Jean Trần Xuân HạpBishop of Vinh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
12 Dec56.4AppointedEdward Kenneth BraxtonBishop of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus of Belleville, Illinois, USA
57.0AppointedMartin William CurrieBishop of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
36.0Ordained PriestMario Luis Durán BerríosPriest of La Paz, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop
51.8AppointedRuben Antonio González Medina, C.M.F.Bishop of Caguas, Puerto RicoBishop of Ponce, Puerto Rico
56.9AppointedWilliam Francis MaloolyAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USABishop Emeritus of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
56.9AppointedWilliam Francis MaloolyTitular Bishop of FlumenzerBishop Emeritus of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
75.1RetiredJohn Joseph SnyderBishop of Saint Augustine, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
71.6ResignedJude SpeyrerBishop of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
35.7IncardinatedEduardo Vieira dos SantosDeacon of São Paulo, BrazilBishop of Ourinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 Dec56.3AppointedAlfonso Badini ConfalonieriBishop of Susa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.0RetiredVittorio BernardettoBishop of Susa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
52.7AppointedLuigi MartellaBishop of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi, Italy
60.3DiedBenedict Dotu SekeyBishop of Gbarnga, Liberia
14 Dec86.4DiedMyroslav Ivan LubachivskyCardinal, Archbishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
46.2AppointedBenoît Marie Pascal RivièreAuxiliary Bishop of Marseille, FranceBishop of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), France
46.2AppointedBenoît Marie Pascal RivièreTitular Bishop of Aquae Albae in MauretaniaBishop of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), France
15 Dec35.7Ordained PriestEduardo Vieira dos SantosPriest of São Paulo, BrazilBishop of Ourinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
16 Dec52.9Ordained BishopIvan DevčićArchbishop of Rijeka, CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus
24.5Ordained PriestMarco GanciPriest of Catanzaro-Squillace, ItalyPermanent Observer to Council of Europe
59.0AppointedLuis Felipe Gallardo Martín del Campo, S.D.B.Prelate of Mixes, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Veracruz, México
35.2Ordained PriestOdair Miguel Gonsalves dos Santos, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionAuxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
54.1AppointedGustavo Arturo HelpBishop of Venado Tuerto, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
34.4Ordained PriestIndunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku KankanamalagePriest of Badulla, Sri LankaSecretary of the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue
76.8RetiredPaulino Reale ChirinaBishop of Venado Tuerto, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
78.3RetiredBraulio Sánchez Fuentes, S.D.B. †Prelate of Mixes, Oaxaca, MéxicoPrelate Emeritus
17 Dec31.4Ordained PriestRubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, Brazil
37.7Ordained PriestAmilton Manoel da Silva, C.P.Priest of Congregation of the PassionBishop of Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil
18 Dec75.8RetiredLéon HégeléAuxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
47.8AppointedChristian George Nicolas KratzAuxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg, France
47.8AppointedChristian George Nicolas KratzTitular Bishop of ThemisoniumAuxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg, France
19 Dec82.6DiedConstantin Koser, O.F.M. †Minister General Emeritus of Order of Friars Minor
75.9RetiredMarcial Augusto Ramírez PonceBishop of Venezuela, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
56.7AppointedJosé Hernán Sánchez PorrasBishop of Venezuela, Military
20 Dec76.3RetiredPedro Fré, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
69.1AppointedAntônio GasparBishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
65.0Ordained BishopJorge Luis LonaCoadjutor Bishop of San Luis, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
72.8ResignedPeter QuinnBishop of Bunbury, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
74.2DiedLuis Reynoso CervantesBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
50.6AppointedIsmael Rueda SierraAuxiliary Bishop of Cartagena, ColombiaArchbishop of Bucaramanga, Colombia
50.6AppointedIsmael Rueda SierraTitular Bishop of BuruniArchbishop of Bucaramanga, Colombia
28.5Ordained PriestJean Baptiste Valter MangaPriest of Ziguinchor, SenegalBishop-Elect
21 Dec46.5SucceededJuan-José Aguirre Muñoz, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Bangassou, Central African Republic
43.2AppointedStanisław Dowlaszewicz Billman, O.F.M. Conv.Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
43.2AppointedStanisław Dowlaszewicz Billman, O.F.M. Conv.Titular Bishop of TigimmaAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
76.2DiedAntoine Marie Maanicus, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bangassou, Central African Republic
22 Dec31.7Ordained PriestCalixto Paulino Esono Abaga ObonoPriest of Bata, Equatorial GuineaBishop of Evinayong, Equatorial Guinea
50.0AppointedSolomon Amanchukwu AmatuAuxiliary Bishop of Awka, NigeriaBishop of Okigwe, Nigeria
50.0AppointedSolomon Amanchukwu AmatuTitular Bishop of SabrataBishop of Okigwe, Nigeria
58.7AppointedJohn Choi Young-suAuxiliary Bishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)Archbishop Emeritus
58.7AppointedJohn Choi Young-suTitular Bishop of SitifisArchbishop Emeritus of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
46.2AppointedAnil Joseph Thomas CoutoAuxiliary Bishop of Delhi, IndiaArchbishop
46.2AppointedAnil Joseph Thomas CoutoTitular Bishop of CenculianaArchbishop of Delhi, India
57.8AppointedRichard Edmund PatesAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
57.8AppointedRichard Edmund PatesTitular Bishop of SuaciaBishop Emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
55.6Ordained BishopArmando José María Rossi, O.P.Coadjutor Bishop of Concepción, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
23 Dec56.0AppointedMathew ArackalBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), IndiaBishop Emeritus
63.7AppointedSalvatore Di CristinaAuxiliary Bishop of Palermo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Monreale, Italy
63.7AppointedSalvatore Di CristinaTitular Bishop of BiltaArchbishop Emeritus of Monreale, Italy
67.8AppointedLubomyr Husar, M.S.U. †Apostolic Administrator of Lviv (Ukrainian), UkraineCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
62.7Ordained BishopJuan Horacio SuárezBishop of Gregorio de Laferrere, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
46.9Ordained BishopAdam SzalTitular Bishop of LavellumArchbishop of Przemyśl, Poland
60.1AppointedSilvano Maria Tomasi, C.S.Apostolic Nuncio to DjiboutiCardinal, Permanent Observer Emeritus to United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in Geneva
70.8ResignedMathew VattackuzhyBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), IndiaBishop Emeritus
24 Dec27.0Ordained DeaconHéctor López AlvaradoDeacon of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop
25 Dec80.6DiedRobert Francis GarnerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
27 Dec58.2AppointedGiuseppe BertelloApostolic Nuncio to MéxicoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
62.3AppointedAugustinho PetryAuxiliary Bishop of Brazil, MilitaryBishop Emeritus of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
62.3AppointedAugustinho PetryTitular Bishop of GabiiBishop Emeritus of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
61.4AppointedFrancisco Ramírez NavarroAuxiliary Bishop of Tlalnepantla, México, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.4AppointedFrancisco Ramírez NavarroTitular Bishop of TlosAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Tlalnepantla, México, México
29 Dec62.8SucceededJoseph Nguyễn Tích ÐứcBishop of Ban Mê Thuột, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
62.7InstalledJuan Horacio SuárezBishop of Gregorio de Laferrere, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredJoseph Trịnh Chính TrựcBishop of Ban Mê Thuột, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
30 Dec92.5RetiredBernardo CitterioAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
90.3DiedJohn Ahern TorpieBishop Emeritus of Cairns, Australia

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