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The Year of Our Lord 2007

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown60.5ResignedJoseph Absi, S.M.S.P.Curial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaCurial Bishop Emeritus
2 Jan56.6AppointedJoshuah Ignathios KizhakkeveettilBishop of Mavelikara (Syro-Malankarese), India
3 Jan54.0AppointedJoão Bosco Barbosa de Sousa, O.F.M.Bishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil
48.0AppointedMessias dos Reis SilveiraBishop of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil
77.4RetiredWalter Michael Ebejer, O.P.Bishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
62.7AppointedRené-Marie Ehouzou, C.I.M. †Bishop of Porto Novo, Benin
60.0AppointedÂngelo PignoliBishop of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil
76.6RetiredJosé da Silva ChavesBishop of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.6RetiredAdélio Giuseppe (José) Tomasin, P.S.D.P.Bishop of Quixadá, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
5 Jan47.4AppointedIsabelo Caiban AbarquezBishop of Calbayog, Philippines
43.3Ordained BishopLucjan AvgustiniBishop of Sapë, Albania
46.0AppointedEmmanuel FélémouBishop of Kankan, Guinea
52.0Ordained BishopArmando Martín Gutiérrez, F.A.M.Bishop of Bacabal, Maranho, Brazil
46.4AppointedLeopoldo Corpuz Jaucian, S.V.D.Bishop of Bangued, Philippines
80.1RetiredDomenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Soddo-Hosanna, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
68.3AppointedRodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J.Vicar Apostolic of Soddo-Hosanna, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Soddo, Ethiopia
68.3AppointedRodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J.Titular Bishop of VulturiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Soddo, Ethiopia
67.7InstalledStanislaw Wojciech WielgusArchbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandTitular Archbishop of Viminacium
6 Jan47.0Ordained BishopJohn Ebebe AyahBishop of Ogoja, NigeriaBishop of Uyo, Nigeria
76.0DiedFrédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
77.0AppointedJózef GlempApostolic Administrator of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
67.7AppointedStanislaw Wojciech WielgusTitular Archbishop of Viminacium
67.7ResignedStanislaw Wojciech WielgusArchbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandTitular Archbishop of Viminacium
7 Jan66.5InstalledBernard HoussetBishop of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
80.3AppointedRobert Pierre SarrabèreApostolic Administrator of Montauban, FranceBishop Emeritus of Aire et Dax, France
8 Jan56.1AppointedJohn Charles WesterBishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
9 Jan88.4DiedNemesio Rivera MezaBishop Emeritus of Cajamarca, Peru
10 Jan81.0DiedHermann Josef SpitalBishop Emeritus of Trier, Germany
11 Jan64.2AppointedGiuseppe BertelloApostolic Nuncio to ItalyCardinal, President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
64.2AppointedGiuseppe BertelloApostolic Nuncio to San MarinoCardinal, President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
54.1AppointedKurian (Ciriaco) ValiakandathilBishop of Bhagalpur, India
12 Jan59.9AppointedOrlando Antonio Corrales GarcíaArchbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
77.1RetiredIgnacio José Gómez AristizábalArchbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
77.5DiedJairo Rui Matos da SilvaBishop Emeritus of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
94.6DiedGérard-Paul-Louis-Marie de Milleville, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop Emeritus of Conakry {Konakry}, Guinea
13 Jan70.8DiedJohn Joseph KaisingAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, Military
54.9InstalledCalogero La Piana, S.D.B.Archbishop of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
64.8Ordained BishopJorge Enrique Serpa PérezBishop of Pinar del Rio, Cuba
14 Jan66.1DiedAnthony Giroux MeagherArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
15 Jan65.2AppointedChristian Conrad Blouin, C.M.M.Bishop of Lae, Papua New Guinea
38.6AppointedEmigdio Duarte FigueroaAuxiliary Bishop of Culiacán, Sinaloa, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
38.6AppointedEmigdio Duarte FigueroaTitular Bishop of BiltaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
55.4AppointedGervas RozarioBishop of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
74.8RetiredHenry Anthony A. van Lieshout, C.M.M. †Bishop of Lae, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
16 Jan53.7AppointedLeo BoccardiTitular Archbishop of BitettumApostolic Nuncio to Iran
53.7AppointedLeo BoccardiApostolic Nuncio to SudanApostolic Nuncio to Iran
56.7AppointedFrançois Joseph Marie Jacolin, M.D.P.Bishop of Mende, France
65.7DiedLeon Augustine TharmarajBishop of Kottar, India
17 Jan80.3DiedPaul Marie Nguyên Minh NhâtBishop Emeritus of Xuân Lôc, Viet Nam
49.2InstalledDoraboina Moses PrakasamBishop of Nellore, India
18 Jan71.4DiedCyril Baselios Malancharuvil, O.I.C. †Major Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
77.8DiedBonaventure Patrick Paul, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Hyderabad in Pakistan
19 Jan56.8SucceededFrank Joseph DewaneBishop of Venice, Florida, USA
75.0RetiredJohn Joseph NevinsBishop of Venice, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
20 Jan54.3AppointedPaulinus Chukwuemeka EzeokaforAuxiliary Bishop of Awka, NigeriaBishop
54.3AppointedPaulinus Chukwuemeka EzeokaforTitular Bishop of TetciBishop of Awka, Nigeria
54.7DiedJohannes GorantlaBishop of Kurnool, India
60.5AppointedAngelus Kujur, S.J.Bishop of Purnea, India
22 Jan58.5AppointedJoseph PerumthotttamArchbishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), India
76.4RetiredJoseph PowathilArchbishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedAndrews ThazhathArchbishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), India
76.1RetiredJacob ThoomkuzhyArchbishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
25 Jan52.9InstalledPeter Kihara Kariuki, I.M.C.Bishop of Marsabit, Kenya
45.0AppointedDavid MotiukBishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
72.0AppointedAngelo MottolaApostolic Nuncio to MontenegroApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
56.3Ordained BishopGérard Pettipas, C.SS.R.Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan, Alberta, Canada
26 Jan61.0Ordained BishopPaul Cremona, O.P.Archbishop of MaltaArchbishop Emeritus
73.0ConfirmedEmmanuel DabbaghianArchbishop of Baghdad (Armenian), Iraq
75.0RetiredCipriano García Fernández, O.S.A.Prelate of Cafayate, ArgentinaPrelate Emeritus
55.2AppointedSigifredo Noriega BarcelóBishop of Ensenada, Baja California Norte, MéxicoBishop of Zacatecas, México
27 Jan61.8Ordained BishopJosé Alejandro Castaño Arbeláez, O.A.R.Titular Bishop of Castellum TatroportusBishop of Cartago, Colombia
46.9ConfirmedElie Bechara Haddad, B.S.Archbishop of Saïda (Sidone) (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
56.2Ordained BishopWilfredo Pino EstévezBishop of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Cuba
28 Jan50.3Ordained BishopStephen BrislinBishop of Kroonstad, South AfricaArchbishop of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa
65.3InstalledDiego ColettiBishop of Como, Italy
59.0InstalledPaul R. RuzokaArchbishop of Tabora, Tanzania
30 Jan55.5AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedLeo BoccardiApostolic Nuncio to EritreaApostolic Nuncio to Iran
62.4InstalledEmmanuel BushuBishop of Buéa, Cameroon
60.0InstalledThomas Christopher CollinsCardinal, Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
59.7InstalledRichard John GarciaBishop of Monterey in California, USA
58.0AppointedGeorge Vance Murry, S.J.Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USA
49.5Ordained BishopSarat Chandra NayakBishop of Berhampur, India
31 Jan47.2AppointedSérgio da RochaCoadjutor Archbishop of Teresina, Piaui, BrazilArchbishop of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
1 Feb75.1DiedGeneroso C. Camiña, P.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Digos, Philippines
85.9DiedAntonio María Javierre Ortas, S.D.B. †Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
2 Feb67.0AppointedAbraham Escudero MontoyaBishop of Palmira, Colombia
75.0RetiredFranz KamphausBishop of Limburg, GermanyBishop Emeritus
88.0DiedOvidio LariBishop Emeritus of Aosta, Italy
78.9AppointedFriedrich WetterApostolic Administrator of München und Freising {Munich}, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
78.9RetiredFriedrich WetterArchbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
3 Feb54.5Ordained BishopJean-Abdo Arbach, B.C.Titular Bishop of Palmyra dei Greco-MelkitiArchbishop of Homs (-Hama-Jabrud) (Melkite Greek), Syria
77.1DiedPeter Joseph MallonArchbishop Emeritus of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
64.8Ordained BishopMatthias Kobena NketsiahTitular Bishop of AbaradiraArchbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana
64.8Ordained BishopJosé Alberto Serrano Antón, I.E.M.E.Bishop of Hwange, Zimbabwe
45.6Ordained BishopChristophe ZoaTitular Bishop of HiltaBishop of Sangmélima, Cameroon
4 Feb62.8InstalledRené-Marie Ehouzou, C.I.M. †Bishop of Porto Novo, Benin
52.1Ordained BishopJaime Pedro Kohl, P.S.D.P.Bishop of Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
73.8DiedGerard Francis Loft, S.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Auki, Solomon Islands
60.1Ordained BishopGregorio Martínez SacristánBishop of Zamora, Spain
54.4InstalledAntônio Muniz Fernandes, O. Carm.Archbishop of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
5 Feb77.0RetiredAmédée (Antoine-Marie) Grab, O.S.B.Bishop of Chur, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
78.8RetiredPeter Henrici, S.J.Auxiliary Bishop of Chur, SwitzerlandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
6 Feb48.6AppointedReinhard PappenbergerAuxiliary Bishop of Regensburg, Germany
48.6AppointedReinhard PappenbergerTitular Bishop of AptucaAuxiliary Bishop of Regensburg, Germany
55.9Ordained BishopAnthony Swamy ThomasappaBishop of Chikmagalur, India
7 Feb46.1AppointedJacob Barnabas Chacko Aerath, O.I.C.Titular Bishop of Bapara
76.6RetiredGeraldo Majela (João José) de Castro, O. Praem.Archbishop of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
63.2AppointedJosé Alberto Moura, C.S.S.Archbishop of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
8 Feb47.6SelectedBaselios Cleemis (Isaac) ThottunkalCardinal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
9 Feb58.7AppointedLuis Armando Tineo RiveraAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de VenezuelaBishop of Carora, Venezuela
58.7AppointedLuis Armando Tineo RiveraTitular Bishop of Horrea CoeliaBishop of Carora, Venezuela
10 Feb52.8Ordained BishopCarlo Chenis, S.D.B. †Bishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, Italy
62.0AppointedDionisio Guillermo García IbáñezArchbishop of Santiago de Cuba
74.9RetiredPedro Claro Meurice EstiuArchbishop of Santiago de CubaArchbishop Emeritus
68.9InstalledPaolo RomeoCardinal, Archbishop of Palermo, Italy
75.0RetiredAnton SchlembachBishop of Speyer, GermanyBishop Emeritus
69.1AppointedAnthony Francis Sharma, S.J.Vicar Apostolic of NepalVicar Apostolic Emeritus
69.1AppointedAnthony Francis Sharma, S.J.Titular Bishop of GigthiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nepal
50.9Ordained BishopJoseph Chusak SirisutBishop of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
47.6ConfirmedBaselios Cleemis (Isaac) ThottunkalCardinal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
11 Feb52.1InstalledArmando Martín Gutiérrez, F.A.M.Bishop of Bacabal, Maranho, Brazil
14 Feb42.7AppointedDaniel Fernández TorresAuxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Puerto RicoBishop of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
42.7AppointedDaniel Fernández TorresTitular Bishop of SufesBishop of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
55.1AppointedJohn MoolachiraBishop of Diphu, IndiaArchbishop of Guwahati, India
15 Feb55.8AppointedJuan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de ChinchetruSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
71.3AppointedBruno BertagnaTitular Archbishop of DrivastumVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
71.3AppointedBruno BertagnaVice President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative TextsVice President Emeritus
68.9AppointedFrancesco CoccopalmerioCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
68.9AppointedFrancesco CoccopalmerioTitular Archbishop of CoelianaCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
76.8RetiredJulián Herranz CasadoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Legislative TextsCardinal, President Emeritus
45.1AppointedJean Claude RandrianarisoaBishop of Miarinarivo, Madagascar
79.2RetiredRaymond RazakarinvonyBishop of Miarinarivo, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
16 Feb61.5AppointedAlbert D’SouzaArchbishop of Agra, India
56.7InstalledJoshuah Ignathios KizhakkeveettilBishop of Mavelikara (Syro-Malankarese), India
81.6DiedEustathe Joseph MounayerArchbishop Emeritus of Damas (Syrian), Syria
17 Feb46.9Ordained BishopManuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F.Bishop of São Tomé e Príncipe
19 Feb55.6AppointedAdalberto Martínez FloresBishop of San Pedro, ParaguayBishop of Paraguay, Military
21 Feb96.4DiedIgnace Antoine II HayekPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
22 Feb49.1AppointedClaudio GiuliodoriBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
76.0RetiredArmindo Lopes CoelhoBishop of Porto, PortugalBishop Emeritus
58.5AppointedManuel José Macário do Nascimento ClementeBishop of Porto, PortugalPatriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
59.8AppointedDomenico MogaveroBishop of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
23 Feb45.8AppointedRicardo Lingan BaccayAuxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
45.8AppointedRicardo Lingan BaccayTitular Bishop of GabalaAuxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
24 Feb52.8InstalledCarlo Chenis, S.D.B. †Bishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, Italy
52.4AppointedAnil Joseph Thomas CoutoBishop of Jullundur, IndiaArchbishop of Delhi, India
75.9RetiredWilliam Leonard D’MelloBishop of Karwar, IndiaBishop Emeritus
78.8RetiredPatrick Paul D’SouzaBishop of Varanasi, IndiaBishop Emeritus
52.7AppointedDerek FernandesBishop of Karwar, India
62.0InstalledDionisio Guillermo García IbáñezArchbishop of Santiago de Cuba
79.0DiedMathias KappilBishop Emeritus of Punalur, India
75.8RetiredSymphorian Thomas Keeprath, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Jullundur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
87.1DiedBernard MabulaBishop Emeritus of Singida, Tanzania
49.0AppointedRaphy ManjalyBishop of Varanasi, IndiaBishop of Allahabad, India
84.5DiedAugusto Trujillo ArangoArchbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Colombia
25 Feb39.7Ordained BishopAnton LeichtfriedTitular Bishop of RufinianaAuxiliary Bishop of Sankt Pölten, Austria
42.9Ordained BishopEmílio SumbeleloCoadjutor Bishop of Uije, AngolaBishop
26 Feb88.9DiedBernard Henri René JacquelineApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Morocco
77.9DiedJosé Lambert Filho, C.S.S. †Archbishop Emeritus of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
27 Feb54.2Ordained BishopKurian (Ciriaco) ValiakandathilBishop of Bhagalpur, India
28 Feb57.6AppointedEsmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Ist. del PradoBishop of Santarém, Para, BrazilArchbishop of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
43.3Ordained BishopShelton Joseph FabreTitular Bishop of PudentianaBishop of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA
66.5ResignedGutemberg Freire Régis, C.SS.R.Prelate of Coari, Amazonas, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
53.4SucceededJoércio Gonçalves Pereira, C.SS.R.Prelate of Coari, Amazonas, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
84.2DiedAbdul-Ahad SanaBishop Emeritus of Alquoch (Chaldean), Iraq
72.5ResignedLino Vomboemmel, O.F.M. †Bishop of Santarém, Para, BrazilBishop Emeritus
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