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The Year of Our Lord 2002

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar65.5AppointedGermán Garcia Isaza, C.M. †Bishop of Apartadó, Colombia
2 Mar45.7Ordained BishopAirton José dos SantosTitular Bishop of PhelbesArchbishop of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
54.6Ordained BishopDorylas MoreauBishop of Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada
3 Mar55.3Ordained BishopFernando Antônio Brochini, C.S.S.Coadjutor Bishop of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop
29.4Ordained DeaconBohdan ManyshynDeacon of Stryj (Ukrainian), UkraineAuxiliary Bishop
60.3InstalledAngelo ScolaPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
4 Mar99.1DiedPedro Grau y Arola, C.M.F. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Quibdó, Colombia
5 Mar49.8AppointedGiuseppe PintoApostolic Nuncio to Guinea-BissauApostolic Nuncio to Philippines
77.4DiedLeonard James WallArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
8 Mar79.6DiedCornelius de Wit, M.H.M. †Prelate Emeritus of San Jose de Antique, Philippines
55.7Ordained BishopZeno HastenteufelBishop of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
9 Mar59.1Ordained BishopDomenico CalcagnoBishop of Savona-Noli, ItalyCardinal, President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
65.2InstalledBenedito Beni dos SantosAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Lorena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
58.2AppointedJohn NjueCoadjutor Archbishop of Nyeri, KenyaCardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
58.6Ordained BishopLuis Antonio Nova RochaTitular Bishop of EquizetumBishop of Facatativá, Colombia
52.5InstalledOdilo Pedro SchererAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop
51.2InstalledJosé Benedito SimãoAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilBishop of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
10 Mar51.8DiedSleiman Hajjar, B.S. †Bishop of Saint-Sauveur de Montréal (Melkite Greek), Canada
11 Mar87.8DiedGeorge Joseph GottwaldAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
82.9DiedFranjo KuharićCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Zagreb, Croatia
12 Mar64.1DiedLouis-Marie BilléCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
60.9Ordained BishopDavid John James MonroeBishop of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
13 Mar77.0RetiredNarbal da Costa StencelAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
63.8ResignedAnthony Joseph O’ConnellBishop of Palm Beach, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
14 Mar59.2InstalledRobert William MuenchBishop of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
15 Mar75.6RetiredJean-Baptiste AmaBishop of Ebolowa-Kribi, CameroonBishop Emeritus
16 Mar54.7SucceededRomulo Tolentino de la CruzBishop of San Jose de Antique, PhilippinesArchbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines
63.1DiedIsaías Duarte CancinoArchbishop of Cali, Colombia
50.1Ordained BishopGilberto Gómez GonzálezTitular Bishop of MozotcoriBishop of Abancay, Peru
58.1ResignedErnest LégerArchbishop of Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
64.1ResignedRaul José Quimpo MartirezBishop of San Jose de Antique, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
49.3Ordained BishopElizeu de Morais PimentelCoadjutor Bishop of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil
64.7AppointedAndré Richard, C.S.C.Archbishop of Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
46.1Ordained BishopJoseph Anthony ZziwaCoadjutor Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana, UgandaBishop
17 Mar55.8InstalledZeno HastenteufelBishop of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
74.1DiedSiméon OualliBishop Emeritus of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles
18 Mar51.5SucceededSamuel Joseph AquilaBishop of Fargo, North Dakota, USAArchbishop of Denver, Colorado, USA
60.9InstalledDavid John James MonroeBishop of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
72.7ResignedJames Stephen SullivanBishop of Fargo, North Dakota, USABishop Emeritus
19 Mar61.7InstalledPaul Gregory BootkoskiBishop of Metuchen, New Jersey, USA
63.2Ordained BishopJames Edward FitzgeraldTitular Bishop of Walla WallaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
56.9AppointedJulián López MartínBishop of León, Spain
51.2Ordained BishopSalesius MugambiCoadjutor Bishop of Meru, KenyaBishop
76.1RetiredAntonio Vilaplana MolinaBishop of León, SpainBishop Emeritus
20 Mar82.6RetiredJoão d’Avila Moreira LimaAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
76.1RetiredLuc Alfons De Hovre, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, BelgiumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.8AppointedJosef De KeselAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, BelgiumBishop of Brugge {Bruges}, Belgium
54.8AppointedJosef De KeselTitular Bishop of BulnaBishop of Brugge {Bruges}, Belgium
76.7RetiredPaul LanneauAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, BelgiumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
66.0AppointedFélix Lázaro Martinez, Sch. P.Coadjutor Bishop of Ponce, Puerto RicoBishop
47.5Ordained BishopFrancisco Moreno BarrónTitular Bishop of GaguariBishop of Tlaxcala, México
23 Mar52.3Ordained BishopHéctor Cubillos PeñaTitular Bishop of FesseëBishop of Zipaquirá, Colombia
53.6AppointedDomingo Díaz MartínezBishop of Tuxpan, Veracruz, MéxicoArchbishop of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México
43.0Ordained BishopJosé Luis Escobar AlasTitular Bishop of ThibicaArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
25 Mar50.8DiedJosé Carlos dos Santos, F.D.P. †Auxiliary Bishop of Luziânia, Goias, Brazil
70.5DiedJan Wiktor NowakBishop of Siedlce, Poland
55.8AppointedAntonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D.Vicar Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines
55.8AppointedAntonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D.Titular Bishop of Thuburbo MinusVicar Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines
53.2AppointedChacko Thottumarickal, S.V.D.Bishop of Jhabua, IndiaBishop of Indore, India
26 Mar48.7AppointedIvo ScapoloTitular Archbishop of ThagasteApostolic Nuncio to Chile
48.7AppointedIvo ScapoloApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaApostolic Nuncio to Chile
27 Mar57.1AppointedEmiliano Antonio Cisneros Martínez, O.A.R.Bishop of Chachapoyas, Peru
50.4AppointedAntal Majnek, O.F.M.Bishop of Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine
47.6AppointedJosé Carmelo Martínez Lázaro, O.A.R.Prelate of Chota, PeruBishop of Cajamarca, Peru
62.9AppointedDiego Rafael Padrón SánchezArchbishop of Cumaná, Venezuela
84.7DiedJames Louis SchadAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Camden, New Jersey, USA
28 Mar52.4AppointedStanisław GądeckiArchbishop of Poznań, Poland
61.7AppointedFrancisco Gil HellínArchbishop of Burgos, Spain
55.7AppointedZbigniew KiernikowskiBishop of Siedlce, PolandBishop of Legnica, Poland
75.7RetiredSantiago Martínez AcebesArchbishop of Burgos, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
67.2ResignedJuliusz PaetzArchbishop of Poznań, PolandArchbishop Emeritus
53.0AppointedZygmunt ZimowskiBishop of Radom, PolandPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
31 Mar81.8DiedWilliam Dunne, S.P.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Kitui, Kenya
1 Apr48.5InstalledReinhard MarxBishop of Trier, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
2 Apr76.2RetiredHenry Sebastian D’SouzaArchbishop of Calcutta, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
81.6DiedEdward Cornelius O’LearyBishop Emeritus of Portland, Maine, USA
65.5SucceededLucas Sirkar, S.D.B.Archbishop of Calcutta, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
3 Apr68.7AppointedAlphonse U Than AungTitular Archbishop of ChusiraArchbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar
68.7ResignedAlphonse U Than AungArchbishop of Mandalay, MyanmarArchbishop Emeritus
4 Apr56.4Ordained BishopDorick McGowan WrightTitular Bishop of Thimida RegiaBishop of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, Antilles
5 Apr58.4AppointedRoberto Octavio Balmori Cinta, M.J.Bishop of Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí, México
47.9AppointedPaul Patrick Chomnycky, O.S.B.M.Apostolic Exarch of Great Britain (Ukrainian)Bishop of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA
47.9AppointedPaul Patrick Chomnycky, O.S.B.M.Titular Bishop of BuffadaBishop of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA
79.2RetiredMichael Kuchmiak, C.SS.R. †Apostolic Exarch of Great Britain (Ukrainian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
40.2AppointedDavid MotiukAuxiliary Bishop of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, CanadaBishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
40.2AppointedDavid MotiukTitular Bishop of Mathara in NumidiaBishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
6 Apr66.6ResignedBrendan Oliver Comiskey, SS.CC.Bishop of Ferns, IrelandBishop Emeritus
71.1ResignedLéonard DhejjuBishop of Bunia, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
45.7AppointedBuenaventura Malayo FamadicoAuxiliary Bishop of Lipa, PhilippinesBishop of San Pablo, Philippines
45.7AppointedBuenaventura Malayo FamadicoTitular Bishop of UrusiBishop of San Pablo, Philippines
58.4Ordained BishopKarel Herbst, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of SiccesiAuxiliary Bishop of Praha {Prague}, Czech Republic
49.4InstalledElizeu de Morais PimentelCoadjutor Bishop of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil
77.3RetiredSalvador Q. QuizonAuxiliary Bishop of Lipa, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.5Ordained BishopAlessio Saccardo, S.J.Bishop of Ponta de Pedras, Para, Brazil
46.8Ordained BishopSantiago Jaime Silva RetamalesTitular Bishop of BelaAuxiliary Bishop of Valparaíso, Chile
7 Apr45.8Ordained BishopJosé Antonio Eguren Anselmi, S.C.V.Titular Bishop of Castellum RipaeArchbishop of Piura, Peru
54.1Ordained BishopJohn FlemingBishop of Killala, Ireland
47.6Ordained BishopCarlos Enrique García CamaderTitular Bishop of Villamagna in ProconsulariBishop of Lurín, Peru
67.1Ordained BishopKévork Khazoumian, I.C.P.B.Titular Bishop of Marasc degli ArmeniCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Istanbul (Armenian), Turkey
53.8Ordained BishopDominic LumonCoadjutor Archbishop of Imphal, IndiaArchbishop
54.2Ordained BishopGino RealiBishop of Porto-Santa Rufina, Italy
62.4Ordained BishopAdriano Tomasi Travaglia, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of ObbiAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
8 Apr63.6Ordained BishopBrian Vincent FinniganTitular Bishop of RapidumAuxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, Australia
10 Apr58.9AppointedIsidro Barrio BarrioCoadjutor Bishop of Huancavélica, PeruBishop
55.1InstalledDaniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C.Bishop of Peoria, Illinois, USA
11 Apr55.3Ordained BishopFrancis Daw TangTitular Bishop of MaturbaBishop of Myitkyina, Myanmar
12 Apr62.0Ordained BishopPaolo UrsoBishop of Ragusa, Italy
13 Apr69.8AppointedKarl Josef RomerSecretary of the Pontifical Council for the FamilySecretary Emeritus
14 Apr48.6Ordained BishopJustinus Harjosusanto, M.S.F.Bishop of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia
51.8Ordained BishopAnton (Gerardo Antonio) Žerdín Bukovec, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of Thucca TerebenthinaVicar Apostolic of San Ramón, Peru
15 Apr75.7RetiredRosendo Álvarez GastónBishop of Almería, SpainBishop Emeritus
55.4AppointedAdolfo González MontesBishop of Almería, Spain
16 Apr59.0ResignedFranziskus EisenbachAuxiliary Bishop of Mainz, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
17 Apr58.2AppointedJoseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B.Bishop of Krishnagar, India
18 Apr59.3DiedPál ReizerBishop of Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania
19 Apr49.5AppointedJoseph (Joy) KalathiparambilBishop of Calicut, IndiaSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
76.2RetiredMaxwell Valentine NoronhaBishop of Calicut, IndiaBishop Emeritus
20 Apr45.0Ordained BishopSebastian AdayanthrathTitular Bishop of Macriana MaiorAuxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
44.8AppointedGeorges Nicolas Haddad, S.M.S.P.Titular Bishop of Myra dei Greco-MelkitiArchbishop of Bāniyās {Cesarea di Filippo; Paneade} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
44.8AppointedGeorges Nicolas Haddad, S.M.S.P.Apostolic Exarch of Argentina (Melkite Greek)Archbishop of Bāniyās {Cesarea di Filippo; Paneade} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
38.3Ordained PriestJulian Leow Beng KimPriest of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArchbishop
54.4Ordained BishopMario Aurelio PoliTitular Bishop of AbiddaCardinal, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
61.6InstalledAlessio Saccardo, S.J.Bishop of Ponta de Pedras, Para, Brazil
21 Apr82.3DiedJosé María Cases DeordalBishop Emeritus of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, Spain
87.5DiedThomas Joseph GradyBishop Emeritus of Orlando, Florida, USA
55.4AppointedMichele PennisiBishop of Piazza Armerina, ItalyArchbishop of Monreale, Italy
23 Apr45.9Ordained BishopWilliam Charles SkurlaBishop of Van Nuys (Ruthenian), California, USAArchbishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
24 Apr51.1AppointedGuillermo Dela Vega AfableCoadjutor Bishop of Digos, PhilippinesBishop
46.7AppointedPaulo Romeu Dantas BastosBishop of Alagoinhas, Bahia, Brazil
59.7AppointedCaetano Ferrari, O.F.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Franca, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
72.8AppointedFrancesco MarchisanoArchpriest of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano {Saint Peter Basilica}Cardinal, President Emeritus of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
76.4RetiredJaime Mota de FariasBishop of Alagoinhas, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
80.1RetiredVirgilio NoèPresident of the Fabric of St. PeterCardinal, President Emeritus
80.1RetiredVirgilio NoèArchpriest of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano {Saint Peter Basilica}Cardinal, President Emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter
53.8AppointedJoseph PerumthotttamAuxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop
53.8AppointedJoseph PerumthotttamTitular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaArchbishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), India
64.1AppointedErcílio TurcoBishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.5RetiredFrancisco Manuel VieiraBishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
25 Apr57.1SucceededJean-Claude Ézechiel Jean-Baptiste BoulangerBishop of Sées, FranceBishop of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
53.9SucceededBoniface Choi Ki-SanBishop of Incheon {Inch’on}, Korea (South)
75.0RetiredYves-Maria Guy DubigeonBishop of Sées, FranceBishop Emeritus
66.1Ordained BishopFélix Lázaro Martinez, Sch. P.Coadjutor Bishop of Ponce, Puerto RicoBishop
75.4RetiredWilliam John McNaughton, M.M.Bishop of Incheon {Inch’on}, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
26 Apr52.0AppointedPatrick Daniel KoromaBishop of Kenema, Sierra Leone
78.3RetiredJohn C. O’Riordan, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Kenema, Sierra LeoneBishop Emeritus
27 Apr47.9AppointedPaul-André DurocherBishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop of Gatineau, Québec, Canada
51.5AppointedRonald Peter Fabbro, C.S.B.Bishop of London, Ontario, Canada
56.1AppointedRichard John GreccoAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
75.1RetiredEugène Philippe LaRocqueBishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
61.4AppointedAnthony Giroux MeagherArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
76.3RetiredJohn Michael SherlockBishop of London, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
43.0AppointedRichard William SmithBishop of Pembroke, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
75.9RetiredFrancis John SpenceArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
60.9Ordained BishopJosé Song Sui-Wan, S.D.B. †Bishop of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, BrazilBishop Emeritus
28 Apr57.0InstalledJulián López MartínBishop of León, Spain
29 Apr56.1Ordained BishopJoseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S.Titular Bishop of MunatianaArchbishop of Nagasaki, Japan
30 Apr62.0AppointedTimothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A.Titular Bishop of Tipasa in MauretaniaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kontagora, Nigeria
62.0AppointedTimothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A.Vicar Apostolic of Kontagora, NigeriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
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