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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Dec63.7AppointedGiovanni GiudiciBishop of Pavia, Italy
68.6Ordained BishopPeter Antony MoranBishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
75.7RetiredGiovanni VoltaBishop of Pavia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Dec55.4AppointedRaymond Leo BurkeArchbishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USACardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
67.8ResignedJoseph OyangaBishop of Lira, UgandaBishop Emeritus
3 Dec49.3AppointedSérgio Aparecido ColomboBishop of Paranavaí, Parana, BrazilBishop of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
76.2ConfirmedEmmanuel III (Emmanuel-Karim) DellyPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), IraqCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus
76.2ConfirmedEmmanuel III (Emmanuel-Karim) DellyArchbishop of Baghdad (Chaldean), IraqCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
76.2SelectedEmmanuel III (Emmanuel-Karim) DellyPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), IraqCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus
76.2SelectedEmmanuel III (Emmanuel-Karim) DellyArchbishop of Baghdad (Chaldean), IraqCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
76.2RetiredLino Esterino Garavaglia, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Cesena-Sarsina, ItalyBishop Emeritus
57.5AppointedAntonio LanfranchiBishop of Cesena-Sarsina, ItalyArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
76.8RetiredAlfredo MagarottoBishop of Vittorio Veneto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
76.9RetiredPaolo MagnaniBishop of Treviso, ItalyBishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedAndrea Bruno MazzocatoBishop of Treviso, ItalyArchbishop of Udine, Italy
58.0AppointedFulgence Rabeony, S.J.Archbishop of Toliara, Madagascar
75.5RetiredRubens Augusto de Souza EspínolaBishop of Paranavaí, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
56.7AppointedGiuseppe ZentiBishop of Vittorio Veneto, ItalyBishop of Verona, Italy
4 Dec54.6InstalledLeonard Paul BlairBishop of Toledo, Ohio, USAArchbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
5 Dec52.6AppointedUlises Antonio Gutiérrez Reyes, O. de M.Bishop of Carora, VenezuelaArchbishop of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
76.2RetiredEduardo Herrera RieraBishop of Carora, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
44.7AppointedRamón José Viloria Pinzón, S.O.D.Bishop of Puerto Cabello, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
6 Dec89.5DiedLuiz Roberto Gomes de Arruda, T.O.R. †Prelate Emeritus of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil
8 Dec43.6Ordained BishopCornel DamianTitular Bishop of IzirianaAuxiliary Bishop of Bucarest {Bucureşti}, Romania
56.3InstalledKevin John Patrick McDonaldArchbishop of Southwark, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
85.8DiedFernando Vargas Ruiz de Somocurcio, S.J. †Archbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
9 Dec47.3AppointedRobert BrahmAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
47.3AppointedRobert BrahmTitular Bishop of MimianaAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
43.6AppointedJörg Michael PetersAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
43.6AppointedJörg Michael PetersTitular Bishop of Forum TraianiAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
10 Dec50.7AppointedValdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M.Coadjutor Bishop of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), BrazilArchbishop of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), Brazil
11 Dec59.7Ordained BishopLuis Alberto Parra MoraBishop of Mocoa-Sibundoy, Colombia
50.2AppointedOscar Azarcon SolisAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
50.2AppointedOscar Azarcon SolisTitular Bishop of UrciAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
82.3DiedPaulos TzaduaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
12 Dec77.8DiedJoseph Anthony FerrarioBishop Emeritus of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
61.6AppointedPaul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of Arabia, YemenVicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, Yemen
61.6AppointedPaul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of MaconVicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, Yemen
56.3AppointedGonzalo Restrepo RestrepoAuxiliary Bishop of Cali, ColombiaArchbishop of Manizales, Colombia
56.3AppointedGonzalo Restrepo RestrepoTitular Bishop of MunatianaArchbishop of Manizales, Colombia
50.9AppointedFilipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário FerrãoArchbishop of Goa e Damão, India
50.9AppointedFilipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário FerrãoPatriarch of East Indies, IndiaArchbishop of Goa e Damão, India
66.4AppointedVictor Antonio Tamayo BetancourtAuxiliary Bishop of Barranquilla, Colombia
66.4AppointedVictor Antonio Tamayo BetancourtTitular Bishop of VoncarianaAuxiliary Bishop of Barranquilla, Colombia
54.3InstalledDavid Allen ZubikBishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USABishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
13 Dec59.7DiedJohannes Sudiarna HadiwikartaBishop of Surabaya, Indonesia
66.7InstalledAttilio NicoraCardinal-Deacon of San Filippo Neri in EurosiaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
14 Dec48.9Ordained BishopJesús Sanz Montes, O.F.M.Bishop of Huesca, SpainArchbishop of Oviedo, Spain
48.3Ordained BishopManfred ScheuerBishop of Innsbruck, Austria
57.7InstalledJoseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S.Archbishop of Nagasaki, Japan
60.7InstalledJean-Louis Pierre TauranCardinal-Deacon of Sant’Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-AlessandrineCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
15 Dec70.3AppointedBernardo Hombach LütkermeierBishop of Granada, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
76.5RetiredLeovigildo López Fitoria, C.M.Bishop of Granada, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
16 Dec75.5RetiredGiacomo BiffiArchbishop of Bologna, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
65.5AppointedCarlo CaffarraCardinal, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy
17 Dec66.5AppointedJoseph Edra UkpoArchbishop of Calabar, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredBrian David UsangaArchbishop of Calabar, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
18 Dec67.1AppointedPier Giacomo GrampaBishop of Lugano, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
66.2InstalledHenry Joseph MansellArchbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, USAArchbishop Emeritus
75.9RetiredGiuseppe TortiBishop of Lugano, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
19 Dec55.4AppointedRigoberto Corredor BermúdezBishop of Garzón, ColombiaBishop of Pereira, Colombia
71.8ResignedArthur LuystermanBishop of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, BelgiumBishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedThomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M.Bishop of Zomba, MalawiArchbishop of Blantyre, Malawi
43.7AppointedJohn Philip SaklilBishop of Timika, Indonesia
64.8AppointedEdgar Hernando Tirado Mazo, M.X.Y.Vicar Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia
64.8AppointedEdgar Hernando Tirado Mazo, M.X.Y.Titular Bishop of ZabaVicar Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia
62.2AppointedLucas Van Looy, S.D.B.Bishop of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium
20 Dec56.9InstalledThomas James OlmstedBishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
21 Dec41.7Ordained BishopJean-Jacques Koffi Oi KoffiBishop of Abengourou, Côte d’IvoireBishop of San Pedro-en-Côte d’Ivoire
48.9InstalledJesús Sanz Montes, O.F.M.Bishop of Jaca, SpainArchbishop of Oviedo, Spain
24 Dec77.1RetiredJosef KouklBishop of Litoměřice, Czech RepublicBishop Emeritus
47.5AppointedPaul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Mymensingh, BangladeshBishop
47.5AppointedPaul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C.Titular Bishop of Turris TamalleniBishop of Mymensingh, Bangladesh
50.5AppointedPavel PosádBishop of Litoměřice, Czech RepublicAuxiliary Bishop of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
27 Dec57.6AppointedFrancisco Javier Chavolla RamosBishop of Toluca, México, México
60.4AppointedJosé Luis Dibildox MartínezBishop of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
76.2RetiredRafael Gallardo García, O.S.A.Bishop of Tampico, Tamaulipas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
57.7AppointedJesús Murgui SorianoBishop of Mallorca, SpainBishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
64.1Ordained BishopGiovanni Scanavino, O.S.A.Bishop of Orvieto-Todi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
28 Dec84.1DiedHenrique Froehlich, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil
92.2DiedMiguel Angel García y AráuzBishop Emeritus of Jalapa, Guatemala
29 Dec58.9DiedMichael Aidan CourtneyApostolic Nuncio to Burundi
35.7Ordained PriestGeorge Rajendran Kuttinadar, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Thuckalay (Syro-Malabarese), India
54.9Ordained BishopJose Romeo Orquejo LazoBishop of Kalibo, PhilippinesBishop of San Jose de Antique, Philippines
81.7DiedJoseph Hubertus Soudant, S.C.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Palembang, Indonesia
30 Dec68.3AppointedVelasio De Paolis, C.S.Titular Bishop of ThelepteCardinal, President Emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
68.3AppointedVelasio De Paolis, C.S.Secretary of the Apostolic SignaturaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
75.3RetiredFrancesco Saverio SalernoSecretary of the Apostolic SignaturaSecretary Emeritus
31 Dec62.0AppointedJohn Francis Moore, S.M.A. †Bishop of Bauchi, Nigeria

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