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The Year of Our Lord 2007

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar44.8AppointedPaulin Kouabénan N`GnaméBishop of San Pedro-en-Côte d’Ivoire
3 Mar77.2ResignedJózef GlempApostolic Administrator of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
65.5AppointedHéctor Guerrero Córdova, S.D.B.Prelate of Mixes, Oaxaca, México
57.1AppointedKazimierz NyczCardinal, Archbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
4 Mar74.6InstalledGaudencio Borbon RosalesCardinal-Priest of Santissimo Nome di Maria in Via LatinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, Philippines
68.5Ordained BishopRodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J.Titular Bishop of VulturiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Soddo, Ethiopia
5 Mar79.2DiedJosé Ivo LorscheiterBishop Emeritus of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
47.7InstalledBaselios Cleemis (Isaac) ThottunkalCardinal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
6 Mar59.5AppointedKevin Joseph FarrellBishop of Dallas, Texas, USA
75.6RetiredCharles Victor GrahmannBishop of Dallas, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
57.6AppointedGlen John ProvostBishop of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
7 Mar62.1AppointedSeverino Batista de França, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Nazaré, Pernambuco, Brazil
57.7AppointedFrancis Xavier Kriengsak KovithavanijBishop of Nakhon Sawan, ThailandArchbishop of Bangkok, Thailand
8 Mar47.7InstalledIsabelo Caiban AbarquezBishop of Calbayog, Philippines
64.9AppointedAntónio José Cavaco CarrilhoBishop of Funchal, Portugal
67.0ResignedFrancesc-Xavier Ciuraneta AymíBishop of Lleida, SpainBishop Emeritus
76.5RetiredTeodoro de FariaBishop of Funchal, PortugalBishop Emeritus
76.7RetiredTarcisio PillollaBishop of Iglesias, ItalyBishop Emeritus
59.5AppointedGiovanni Paolo ZeddaBishop of Iglesias, Italy
10 Mar46.3Ordained BishopJacob Barnabas Chacko Aerath, O.I.C.Titular Bishop of Bapara
60.3AppointedVincenzo Bertolone, S.d.P.Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio, ItalyArchbishop of Catanzaro-Squillace, Italy
68.1ResignedBernardo Filipe Governo, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Quelimane, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
48.6Ordained BishopLuis UrbančCoadjutor Bishop of Catamarca, ArgentinaBishop
11 Mar48.2Ordained BishopMessias dos Reis SilveiraBishop of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil
52.2InstalledJaime Pedro Kohl, P.S.D.P.Bishop of Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
60.3Ordained BishopÂngelo PignoliBishop of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil
13 Mar56.6AppointedFabio Martínez CastillaBishop of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, MéxicoArchbishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México
14 Mar82.8DiedMiguel Angel Lecumberri Erburu, O.C.D. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Tumaco, Colombia
51.9AppointedLudovikus Simanullang, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Sibolga, Indonesia
56.4InstalledJohn Charles WesterBishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
15 Mar38.9Ordained BishopEmigdio Duarte FigueroaTitular Bishop of BiltaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
76.0RetiredIstván SeregélyArchbishop of Eger, HungaryArchbishop Emeritus
50.4ResignedTamás SzabóBishop of Hungary, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
53.3AppointedCsaba TernyákArchbishop of Eger, Hungary
17 Mar46.2Ordained BishopEmmanuel FélémouBishop of Kankan, Guinea
94.2DiedFrane FranićArchbishop Emeritus of Split-Makarska, Croatia
18 Mar53.9Ordained BishopLeo BoccardiTitular Archbishop of BitettumApostolic Nuncio to Iran
56.9Ordained BishopFrançois Joseph Marie Jacolin, M.D.P.Bishop of Mende, France
87.8DiedAntonio MagnoniApostolic Pro-Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
86.4DiedPatrick Laurence MurphyBishop Emeritus of Broken Bay, Australia
81.2DiedMichael RozarioArchbishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
55.3InstalledAndrews ThazhathArchbishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), India
19 Mar52.9Ordained BishopHugo Norberto SantiagoBishop of Santo Tomé, Argentina
20 Mar63.2AppointedJosip MrzljakBishop of Varaždin, Croatia
21 Mar57.5AppointedOdilo Pedro SchererCardinal, Archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil
22 Mar79.6DiedMarianus ArokiasamyArchbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India
75.0RetiredJoseph Henry GandaArchbishop of Freetown and Bo, Sierra LeoneArchbishop Emeritus
61.1AppointedChristophe Louis Yves Georges PierreApostolic Nuncio to México
55.6Ordained BishopGervas RozarioBishop of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
47.9AppointedRichard William SmithArchbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
23 Mar52.4AppointedThaddeus Cho Hwan-KilAuxiliary Bishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)Archbishop
52.4AppointedThaddeus Cho Hwan-KilTitular Bishop of Abbir MaiusArchbishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
47.2AppointedJosé Luis Mendoza CorzoAuxiliary Bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México
47.2AppointedJosé Luis Mendoza CorzoTitular Bishop of LamiggigaAuxiliary Bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México
24 Mar47.2Ordained BishopElie Bechara Haddad, B.S.Archbishop of Saïda (Sidone) (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
43.8Ordained BishopJorge Herbas Balderrama, O.F.M.Coadjutor Prelate of Aiquile, BoliviaPrelate
60.0Ordained BishopDomenico MogaveroBishop of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
45.2InstalledDavid MotiukBishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
25 Mar54.3Ordained BishopJoão Bosco Barbosa de Sousa, O.F.M.Bishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil
48.3InstalledMessias dos Reis SilveiraBishop of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil
58.7InstalledManuel José Macário do Nascimento ClementeBishop of Porto, PortugalPatriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
48.7Ordained BishopReinhard PappenbergerTitular Bishop of AptucaAuxiliary Bishop of Regensburg, Germany
60.3InstalledÂngelo PignoliBishop of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil
58.0DiedEugenio Romero PoseAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
26 Mar48.4AppointedThomas Koorilos ChakkalapadickalArchbishop of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankarese), India
53.9SucceededPierre d’OrnellasArchbishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
46.7Ordained BishopLeopoldo Corpuz Jaucian, S.V.D.Bishop of Bangued, Philippines
71.2DiedFrançois de Sales Marie Adrien Saint-MacaryArchbishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
44.4AppointedPhilibert Tembo Nlandu, C.I.C.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Budjala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
27 Mar50.9AppointedOscar Roberto Domínguez Couttolenc, M.G.Bishop of Tlapa, Guerrero, MéxicoBishop of Ecatepec, México, México
78.2DiedJohn Aloysius Ward, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
28 Mar60.8AppointedZeno HastenteufelBishop of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
58.3InstalledGeorge Vance Murry, S.J.Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USA
29 Mar65.0SucceededJohn Choi Young-suArchbishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)Archbishop Emeritus
71.5ResignedPaul Ri Moun-hiArchbishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)Archbishop Emeritus
31 Mar74.2ResignedThomas Bhalerao, S.J.Bishop of Nashik, IndiaBishop Emeritus
49.2Ordained BishopClaudio GiuliodoriBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
46.7InstalledLeopoldo Corpuz Jaucian, S.V.D.Bishop of Bangued, Philippines
78.2RetiredJérôme Nday Kanyangu LukundweBishop of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
42.3AppointedOscar Ngoy wa Mpanga, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
1 Apr60.0InstalledDomenico MogaveroBishop of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
57.2InstalledKazimierz NyczCardinal, Archbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
2 Apr81.8DiedFrancesco Saverio Toppi, O.F.M. Cap. †Prelate Emeritus of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy
47.3AppointedPascal Jean Marcel WintzerAuxiliary Bishop of Poitiers, FranceArchbishop
47.3AppointedPascal Jean Marcel WintzerTitular Bishop of RusadusArchbishop of Poitiers, France
3 Apr76.9RetiredGiuseppe Di FalcoBishop of Sulmona-Valva, ItalyBishop Emeritus
55.4AppointedPeter Anthony LibasciAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USABishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
55.4AppointedPeter Anthony LibasciTitular Bishop of SatafisBishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
91.8DiedMichael Joseph MurphyBishop Emeritus of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
70.3AppointedAlessandro Pagani, S.M.M.Bishop of Mangochi, MalawiBishop Emeritus
52.4AppointedAngelo SpinaBishop of Sulmona-Valva, Italy
83.7DiedFélix María Torres ParraArchbishop Emeritus of Barranquilla, Colombia
75.9RetiredEmil Aloysius WcelaAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
53.5AppointedVincentius Sutikno WisaksonoBishop of Surabaya, Indonesia
4 Apr77.0RetiredBenjamin J. AlmonedaBishop of Daet, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
72.3AppointedTarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, S.D.B.Chamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic ChamberCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
75.6RetiredFernando CharrierBishop of Alessandria (della Paglia), ItalyBishop Emeritus
48.2AppointedGilbert Armea GarceraBishop of Daet, Philippines
58.7AppointedStanislas Marie Georges Jude LalanneBishop of Coutances (-Avranches), FranceBishop of Pontoise, France
80.0RetiredEduardo Martínez SomaloChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic ChamberCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus
63.7AppointedGiuseppe VersaldiBishop of Alessandria (della Paglia), ItalyCardinal, President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
5 Apr75.4DiedJosé Antonio GenticoAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
58.7AppointedSalvatore ViscoBishop of Isernia-Venafro, ItalyArchbishop of Capua, Italy
6 Apr88.2DiedStéphane Babaca (Babeka, Babaqa)Archbishop Emeritus of Arbil {Erbil} (Chaldean), Iraq
81.5DiedJames Joseph McGuinnessBishop Emeritus of Nottingham, England, Great Britain
7 Apr69.1DiedLuis Robles DíazVice President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
10 Apr46.0Ordained BishopRicardo Lingan BaccayTitular Bishop of GabalaAuxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
67.3ResignedJoseph Leo Charron, C.Pp.S.Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa, USABishop Emeritus
75.4RetiredSergio Obeso RiveraArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedReinaldo del Prette LissotArchbishop of Valencia en Venezuela
60.7AppointedHipólito Reyes LariosArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
11 Apr64.8AppointedSantiago Agrelo Martínez, O.F.M.Archbishop of Tanger, Morocco
65.1AppointedGeraldo Lyrio RochaArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
76.7DiedJames Joseph O’BrienAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
62.9AppointedBruno Pedron, S.D.B.Bishop of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil
78.0RetiredAntônio Possamai, S.D.B.Bishop of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
12 Apr93.6DiedIsmaele Mario Castellano, O.P. †Archbishop Emeritus of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-Montalcino, Italy
14 Apr64.3ResignedJoseph Nguyên Van YênBishop of Phát Diêm, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
55.8AppointedVincentius Sensi PotokotaArchbishop of Ende, Indonesia
75.4RetiredAdrianus Johannes SimonisArchbishop of Utrecht, NetherlandsCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
15 Apr62.2InstalledSeverino Batista de França, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Nazaré, Pernambuco, Brazil
55.3Ordained BishopJohn MoolachiraBishop of Diphu, IndiaArchbishop of Guwahati, India
16 Apr50.2AppointedJohn Ribat, M.S.C.Coadjutor Archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaArchbishop
18 Apr69.8DiedPiero BiggioApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
60.8Ordained BishopAngelus Kujur, S.J.Bishop of Purnea, India
19 Apr77.1RetiredVictor Hugo Martínez ContrerasArchbishop of Los Altos Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, GuatemalaArchbishop Emeritus
59.5AppointedOscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B.Archbishop of Los Altos Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, GuatemalaArchbishop of Santiago de Guatemala, Guatemala
20 Apr52.9Ordained BishopDerek FernandesBishop of Karwar, India
71.0DiedRamón Godinez FloresBishop of Aguascalientes, México
21 Apr76.8RetiredEduardo Alas AlfaroBishop of Chalatenango, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
43.0Ordained BishopDaniel Fernández TorresTitular Bishop of SufesBishop of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
65.9AppointedJean-Pierre Grallet, O.F.M.Archbishop of Strasbourg, France
75.0RetiredGeorge MamalasseryBishop of Tura, IndiaBishop Emeritus
57.2SucceededAndrew MarakBishop of Tura, India
67.8AppointedLuis Morao Andreazza, O.F.M.Bishop of Chalatenango, El Salvador
23 Apr57.7Ordained BishopGlen John ProvostBishop of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
24 Apr60.1AppointedJohn Clayton NienstedtCoadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAArchbishop
62.9AppointedKonrad ZdarsaBishop of Görlitz, GermanyBishop of Augsburg, Germany
25 Apr42.2AppointedWilly Ngumbi Ngengele, M. Afr.Bishop of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
55.5Ordained BishopSigifredo Noriega BarcelóBishop of Ensenada, Baja California Norte, MéxicoBishop of Zacatecas, México
27 Apr57.5DiedJosé Aníbal Casasola SosaBishop of Zacapa y Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Guatemala
87.2DiedWalter Joseph SchoenherrAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
28 Apr54.6Ordained BishopPaulinus Chukwuemeka EzeokaforTitular Bishop of TetciBishop of Awka, Nigeria
65.6Ordained BishopHéctor Guerrero Córdova, S.D.B.Prelate of Mixes, Oaxaca, México
88.3DiedFederico Bonifacio Madersbacher Gasteiger, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia
59.0Ordained BishopLuis Armando Tineo RiveraTitular Bishop of Horrea CoeliaBishop of Carora, Venezuela
29 Apr91.2DiedKazimierz Jan MajdańskiBishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
57.6InstalledOdilo Pedro SchererCardinal, Archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil
30 Apr52.5Ordained BishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-KilTitular Bishop of Abbir MaiusArchbishop of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
53.2AppointedTimothy Costelloe, S.D.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, AustraliaArchbishop of Perth, Australia
53.2AppointedTimothy Costelloe, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Cluain IrairdArchbishop of Perth, Australia
63.6AppointedPeter John ElliottAuxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Australia
63.6AppointedPeter John ElliottTitular Bishop of ManaccenserAuxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Australia
49.2Ordained BishopRaphy ManjalyBishop of Varanasi, IndiaBishop of Allahabad, India
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