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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar85.6AppointedLorenzo AntonettiCardinal-Priest of Sant’Agnese in AgoneCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
78.7AppointedDarío Castrillón HoyosCardinal-Priest of Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro TraianoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
89.4AppointedGiovanni CheliCardinal-Priest of Santi Cosma e DamianoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
73.6ResignedFrançois Colímon, S.M.M.Bishop of Port-de-Paix, HaïtiBishop Emeritus
76.5RetiredHubert Constant, O.M.I. †Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien, HaïtiArchbishop Emeritus
57.6DiedKevin John DunnBishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
45.9Ordained BishopPrasad GallelaBishop of Cuddapah, India
51.6AppointedLéon Kalenga BadikebeleApostolic Nuncio to GhanaApostolic Nuncio to El Salvador
51.6AppointedLéon Kalenga BadikebeleTitular Archbishop of MagnetumApostolic Nuncio to El Salvador
69.3AppointedLouis Kébreau, S.D.B.Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien, HaïtiArchbishop Emeritus
80.1RetiredFrançois-Wolff LigondéArchbishop of Port-au-Prince, HaïtiArchbishop Emeritus
81.2AppointedJorge Arturo Augustin Medina EstévezCardinal-Priest of San SabaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
61.3SucceededJoseph Serge MiotArchbishop of Port-au-Prince, Haïti
54.8InstalledFrancesco MoragliaBishop of La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato, ItalyPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
63.9SucceededPierre-Antoine Paulo, O.M.I.Bishop of Port-de-Paix, Haïti
75.6AppointedJames Francis StaffordCardinal-Priest of San Pietro in MontorioCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
2 Mar50.7Ordained BishopJesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B.Bishop of Lwena, Angola
79.8DiedUrbanus Joseph KiokoBishop Emeritus of Machakos, Kenya
52.8Ordained BishopMichael Akasius ToppoBishop of Tezpur, India
47.6InstalledKarl-Heinz WiesemannBishop of Speyer, Germany
5 Mar93.6DiedGastone Mojaisky-PerrelliArchbishop Emeritus of Nusco, Italy
6 Mar89.8DiedPeter Poreku DeryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana
76.4RetiredHelmut KrätzlAuxiliary Bishop of Wien {Vienna}, AustriaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
43.7AppointedStephan TurnovszkyAuxiliary Bishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
43.7AppointedStephan TurnovszkyTitular Bishop of AncusaAuxiliary Bishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
7 Mar59.1InstalledRichard Anthony Burke, S.P.S.Archbishop of Benin City, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
8 Mar45.2Ordained BishopGaspard Béby GnébaBishop of Man, Côte d’Ivoire
58.0Ordained BishopJohn Doaninoel, S.M.Titular Bishop of Girus TarasiiAuxiliary Bishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands
59.8Ordained BishopFelix Anthony MachadoBishop of Nashik, IndiaBishop of Vasai, India
65.3DiedPaulos Faraj RahhoArchbishop of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
49.3InstalledStanislav ZvolenskýArchbishop of Bratislava, Slovakia
9 Mar44.8Ordained BishopNicodème Anani Barrigah-BenissanBishop of Atakpamé, Togo
50.8InstalledJesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B.Bishop of Lwena, Angola
69.5Ordained BishopMariano Anastasio Moreno García, O.S.A.Prelate of Cafayate, ArgentinaPrelate Emeritus
57.5InstalledPeter RusnákBishop of Bratislava (Slovakian), Slovakia
51.6Ordained BishopEnrico SolmiBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy
10 Mar91.4DiedRomeu BrigentiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11 Mar53.7AppointedXolelo Thaddaeus KumaloBishop of Eshowe, South Africa
55.2AppointedEusebio Ramos MoralesBishop of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico
67.5AppointedFelipe Salazar VillagranaBishop of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México
12 Mar61.6AppointedFernando José Monteiro Guimarães, C.SS.R.Bishop of Garanhuns, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop of Brazil, Military
54.0AppointedGuido ZendronBishop of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil
13 Mar91.7DiedDenis Martin Tapsoba, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso
55.5InstalledJosé María de la Torre MartínBishop of Aguascalientes, México
14 Mar88.0DiedPierre MamieBishop Emeritus of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), Switzerland
15 Mar58.5AppointedHenry D’SouzaBishop of Bellary, India
57.2InstalledTomᚠGalisBishop of Žilina, Slovakia
66.2AppointedMario GiordanaApostolic Nuncio to Slovakia
58.2AppointedMartín Pablo Pérez ScreminiBishop of Florida, Uruguay
76.9RetiredRaúl Horacio Scarrone CarreroBishop of Florida, UruguayBishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedEdward Tamba CharlesArchbishop of Freetown and Bo, Sierra LeoneArchbishop of Freetown, Sierra Leone
18 Mar75.0RetiredHelmut BauerAuxiliary Bishop of Würzburg, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedEtienne Ung’eyowun BediwegiBishop of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
19 Mar46.9AppointedAdam BałabuchAuxiliary Bishop of Świdnica, Poland
46.9AppointedAdam BałabuchTitular Bishop of AurusulianaAuxiliary Bishop of Świdnica, Poland
68.8ResignedJosé Jovêncio Balestieri, S.D.B.Bishop of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
65.6AppointedOswaldo Brenes ÁlvarezBishop of Ciudad Quesada, Costa RicaBishop Emeritus
52.8AppointedDominic Ryōji MiyaharaBishop of Fukuoka, Japan
69.6SucceededAugustinho PetryBishop of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
20 Mar62.3AppointedGiuseppe Fiorini Morosini, O.M.Bishop of Locri-Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), ItalyArchbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
88.0DiedJohn Willem Nicolaysen Gran, O.C.S.O. †Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Norway
47.8AppointedJohn Namanzah Niyiring, O.S.A.Bishop of Kano, Nigeria
75.8RetiredPatrick Francis Sheehan, O.S.A. †Bishop of Kano, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
21 Mar65.9DiedLeonardus Dobbelaar, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Nekemte, Ethiopia
45.9DiedPaulin Kouabénan N`GnaméBishop of San Pedro-en-Côte d’Ivoire
22 Mar81.2DiedAdolfo Antonio Suárez RiveraCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
25 Mar76.6RetiredGregory Obinna OchiaghaBishop of Orlu, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
80.3DiedWolfgang RollyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mainz, Germany
54.6AppointedAugustine Tochukwu UkwuomaBishop of Orlu, Nigeria
26 Mar75.0RetiredBrian James Barnes, O.F.M.Archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaArchbishop Emeritus
51.8AppointedRamón Alfredo DusBishop of Reconquista, ArgentinaArchbishop of Resistencia, Argentina
73.1AppointedThomas Kwaku MensahArchbishop of Kumasi, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
51.1SucceededJohn Ribat, M.S.C.Archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
75.1RetiredPeter Kwasi SarpongArchbishop of Kumasi, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
47.8AppointedGabriel Justice Yaw AnokyeBishop of Obuasi, GhanaArchbishop of Kumasi, Ghana
27 Mar68.2Ordained BishopGerald Nicholas DinoBishop of Van Nuys (Ruthenian), California, USABishop of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix (Ruthenian), Arizona, USA
72.6ResignedJesús Ramón Martínez de Ezquerecocha SusoBishop of Babahoyo, EcuadorBishop Emeritus
67.0AppointedFausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M.Bishop of Babahoyo, EcuadorArchbishop of Quito, Ecuador
28 Mar47.9Ordained BishopEdmilson Amador Caetano, O. Cist.Bishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
75.1RetiredReinhard LettmannBishop of Münster, GermanyBishop Emeritus
53.5AppointedFrancisco Moreno BarrónBishop of Tlaxcala, México
29 Mar46.8Ordained BishopFabio Reynaldo Colindres AbarcaBishop of El Salvador, Military
59.3Ordained BishopEnemésio Ângelo Lazzaris, F.D.P.Bishop of Balsas, Maranho, Brazil
42.7AppointedPetro Herkulan Malchuk, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Odessa-Simferopol, UkraineBishop of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
42.7AppointedPetro Herkulan Malchuk, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of MediaBishop of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
55.2Ordained BishopJoseph Salvador MarinoTitular Archbishop of NatchitochesApostolic Nuncio to Malaysia
41.7Ordained BishopIvan ŠaškoTitular Bishop of RotariaAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
54.3Ordained BishopDominic Nyarko YeboahBishop of Techiman, Ghana
30 Mar60.0Ordained BishopJoaquim Augusto da Silva Mendes, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of CaliabriaAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
49.8InstalledHilário da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M.Bishop of Quelimane, Mozambique
51.7InstalledEnrico SolmiBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy
56.6AppointedLaurent Bernard Marie UlrichArchbishop of Lille, France
31 Mar66.5Ordained BishopMichael Gregory Campbell, O.S.A.Coadjutor Bishop of Lancaster, England, Great BritainBishop
48.5Ordained BishopJames Vann Johnston, Jr.Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
61.7Ordained BishopFernando José Monteiro Guimarães, C.SS.R.Bishop of Garanhuns, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop of Brazil, Military
1 Apr55.8AppointedMichael Gerard DucaBishop of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
2 Apr61.0AppointedIvo Baldi GaburriBishop of Huarí, Peru
76.5RetiredOscar Hugh LipscombArchbishop of Mobile, Alabama, USAArchbishop Emeritus
59.0AppointedThomas John RodiArchbishop of Mobile, Alabama, USA
5 Apr51.6Ordained BishopValter Dario MaggiTitular Bishop of BossaBishop of Ibarra, Ecuador
74.5InstalledRaffaele Farina, S.D.B.Cardinal-Deacon of San Giovanni della PignaCardinal, Archivist Emeritus of the Vatican Secret Archives
77.1InstalledAgustín García-Gasco y VicenteCardinal-Priest of San MarcelloCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Valencia, Spain
6 Apr58.5InstalledGiovanni Paolo BenottoArchbishop of Pisa, Italy
71.4InstalledThéodore-Adrien SarrCardinal-Priest of Santa Lucia a Piazza d’ArmiCardinal, Archbishop of Dakar, Senegal
7 Apr40.6Ordained BishopJosaphat Oleh HoveraTitular Bishop of CaesarianaArchiepiscopal Exarch of Lutsk (Ukrainian), Ukraine
82.4DiedThomas Francis LittleArchbishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
10 Apr41.3AppointedOscar CantúAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USABishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
41.3AppointedOscar CantúTitular Bishop of DardanusBishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
53.1AppointedJames Douglas ConleyAuxiliary Bishop of Denver, Colorado, USABishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
53.1AppointedJames Douglas ConleyTitular Bishop of CissaBishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
88.8DiedErnesto Corripio y AhumadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
86.8DiedPeter Dubovský, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
42.1Ordained BishopJosé Francisco González GonzálezTitular Bishop of Feradi MaiusBishop of Campeche, México
66.8Ordained BishopJuan Humberto Gutiérrez ValenciaTitular Bishop of Iunca in ByzacenaAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
65.9AppointedWilliam Joseph JusticeAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
65.9AppointedWilliam Joseph JusticeTitular Bishop of Mathara in ProconsulariAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
65.2AppointedRichard Edmund PatesBishop of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
54.0AppointedAnthony Basil TaylorBishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
11 Apr45.6AppointedNicolas Jean René BrouwetAuxiliary Bishop of Nanterre, FranceBishop of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
45.6AppointedNicolas Jean René BrouwetTitular Bishop of SimidiccaBishop of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
69.7InstalledRicardo Watty Urquidi, M.Sp.S. †Bishop of Tepic, Nayarit, México
12 Apr57.0AppointedJuan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de ChinchetruTitular Bishop of CivitateSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
75.5RetiredLawrence Aloysius Burke, S.J. †Archbishop of Kingston in Jamaica, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus
67.0AppointedFrans Daneels, O. Praem.Titular Bishop of BitaSecretary of the Apostolic Signatura
67.0AppointedFrans Daneels, O. Praem.Secretary of the Apostolic Signatura
43.1Ordained BishopMario Iceta GavicagogeascoaTitular Bishop of AlavaBishop of Bilbao, Spain
65.7AppointedOsvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to Korea
72.6AppointedVelasio De Paolis, C.S.Titular Archbishop of ThelepteCardinal, President Emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
72.6AppointedVelasio De Paolis, C.S.President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
74.0SucceededDonald James ReeceArchbishop of Kingston in Jamaica, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredSergio SebastianiPresident of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
13 Apr47.9Ordained BishopProtase RugambwaBishop of Kigoma, TanzaniaOfficial of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
14 Apr57.9AppointedAlain CastetBishop of Luçon, France
15 Apr77.1RetiredPietro Gabrielli, S.D.B.Vicar Apostolic of Méndez, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
51.0AppointedNéstor Montesdeoca Becerra, S.D.B.Vicar Apostolic of Méndez, Ecuador
51.0AppointedNéstor Montesdeoca Becerra, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Cellae in MauretaniaVicar Apostolic of Méndez, Ecuador
16 Apr45.9AppointedFelix Femi AjakayeCoadjutor Bishop of Ekiti, NigeriaBishop
76.4RetiredJosé María Libório Camino SarachoBishop of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
49.8AppointedBenedito Gonçalves dos SantosBishop of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil
45.5AppointedCharles M. HammawaBishop of Jalingo, Nigeria
17 Apr62.7AppointedSławoj Leszek GłódźArchbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
76.6RetiredTadeusz Gocłowski, C.M.Archbishop of Gdańsk, PolandArchbishop Emeritus
18 Apr75.0RetiredSoane Lilo Foliaki, S.M. †Bishop of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
46.3SucceededSoane Patita Paini MafiBishop of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)
62.1AppointedJulio Parrilla DíazBishop of Loja, EcuadorBishop of Riobamba, Ecuador
48.1AppointedRoger Victor RakotondrajaoCoadjutor Bishop of Mahajanga, MadagascarBishop
19 Apr57.9AppointedHubert BerenbrinkerAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, Germany
57.9AppointedHubert BerenbrinkerTitular Bishop of PanatoriaAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, Germany
80.3RetiredJoseph Abangite GasiBishop of Tombura-Yambio, South SudanBishop Emeritus
66.9AppointedPeter J. KairoArchbishop of Nyeri, Kenya
44.1AppointedEdward Hiiboro KussalaBishop of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan
72.4DiedAlfonso López TrujilloCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
46.4Ordained BishopAnthony PoolaBishop of Kurnool, India
45.7Ordained BishopJosé Elías Rauda Gutiérrez, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of ForatianaBishop of San Vicente, El Salvador
57.6Ordained BishopTarcísio Scaramussa, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of SegiaCoadjutor Bishop of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
20 Apr48.0InstalledEdmilson Amador Caetano, O. Cist.Bishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
21 Apr84.0DiedAlphonsus Maria Henricus Antonius CastermansAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Roermond, Netherlands
22 Apr57.4AppointedHugo Nicolás BarbaroBishop of San Roque de Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina
61.9InstalledMarcelino Hernández RodríguezBishop of Orizaba, Veracruz, MéxicoBishop of Colima, México
75.9RetiredJosé Lorenzo SartoriBishop of San Roque de Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
23 Apr46.7AppointedJacques Danka LongaCoadjutor Bishop of Kara, TogoBishop
51.6AppointedLadislav Nemet, S.V.D.Bishop of Zrenjanin, Serbia
70.7RetiredAnárghyros PrintesisApostolic Exarch of Greece (Greek)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
68.9AppointedDimitrios SalachasApostolic Exarch of Greece (Greek)
68.9AppointedDimitrios SalachasTitular Bishop of CarcabiaApostolic Exarch of Greece (Greek)
25 Apr66.6InstalledGerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D.Bishop of Maumere, Indonesia
26 Apr64.8InstalledRafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoBishop of Maracay, Venezuela
62.7InstalledSławoj Leszek GłódźArchbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
65.7AppointedOsvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to MongoliaApostolic Nuncio to Korea
51.3Ordained BishopLuciano SurianiTitular Archbishop of AmiternumOfficial of the Secretariat of State
27 Apr81.9DiedLucien Monsi-AgbokaBishop Emeritus of Abomey, Benin
65.5InstalledAndré Armand Vingt-TroisCardinal-Priest of San Luigi dei FrancesiCardinal, Archbishop of Paris, France
29 Apr57.1InstalledEarl Alfred Boyea, Jr.Bishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
30 Apr85.7DiedBenedito Domingos Vito Coscia, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
63.0ResignedDonald Edmond Pelotte, S.S.S. †Bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, USABishop Emeritus
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