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The Year of Our Lord 2008

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May57.1Ordained BishopJuan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de ChinchetruTitular Bishop of CivitateSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
67.1Ordained BishopFrans Daneels, O. Praem.Titular Bishop of BitaSecretary of the Apostolic Signatura
76.7RetiredJosé Agustín Ganuza García, O.A.R.Prelate of Bocas del Toro, PanamaPrelate Emeritus
42.9Ordained BishopJoseph Hii Teck KwongTitular Bishop of Castellum MedianumBishop of Sibu, Malaysia
51.8Ordained BishopLéon Kalenga BadikebeleTitular Archbishop of MagnetumApostolic Nuncio to El Salvador
59.6AppointedGerardo Melgar ViciosaBishop of Osma-Soria, Spain
50.3AppointedAnibal Saldaña Santamaría, O.A.R.Prelate of Bocas del Toro, Panama
2 May46.7AppointedBryan Joseph Bayda, C.SS.R.Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada
75.0RetiredHarry Joseph FlynnArchbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAArchbishop Emeritus
45.3AppointedPéter Fülöp KocsisBishop of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary
45.3AppointedPéter Fülöp KocsisApostolic Administrator of Miskolc (Hungarian), HungaryBishop of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary
61.1SucceededJohn Clayton NienstedtArchbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
76.0RetiredMichael Wiwchar, C.SS.R.Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop Emeritus
3 May84.0DiedJorge Mario Avila del Aguila, C.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Jalapa, Guatemala
42.8Ordained BishopPetro Herkulan Malchuk, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of MediaBishop of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
48.0Ordained BishopSithembele Anton SipukaBishop of Umtata, South Africa
7 May85.0DiedDonald William MontroseBishop Emeritus of Stockton, California, USA
52.2AppointedJoão Evangelista Pimentel LavradorAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
52.2AppointedJoão Evangelista Pimentel LavradorTitular Bishop of LupercianaAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
8 May48.9AppointedBernardito Cleopas AuzaTitular Archbishop of SuaciaApostolic Nuncio to United Nations
48.9AppointedBernardito Cleopas AuzaApostolic Nuncio to HaitiApostolic Nuncio to United Nations
47.1Ordained BishopAdam BałabuchTitular Bishop of AurusulianaAuxiliary Bishop of Świdnica, Poland
52.5AppointedAmbrose MadthaTitular Archbishop of NaissusApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
52.5AppointedAmbrose MadthaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
9 May62.5Ordained BishopGiuseppe Fiorini Morosini, O.M.Bishop of Locri-Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), ItalyArchbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
85.2DiedIgnacio Prieto Vega, I.E.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Hwange, Zimbabwe
10 May73.4AppointedTarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, S.D.B.Cardinal-Bishop of FrascatiCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
45.3SucceededMurray ChatlainBishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, CanadaArchbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, Canada
75.5RetiredDenis Croteau, O.M.I.Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, CanadaBishop Emeritus
63.4InstalledOswald GraciasCardinal-Priest of San Paolo della Croce a “Corviale”Cardinal, Archbishop of Bombay, India
11 May73.7InstalledPaul Josef CordesCardinal-Deacon of San Lorenzo in PiscibusCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
54.2ConvertedBawai (Ashur) SoroOfficial of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (Chaldean), USA
12 May43.9Ordained BishopStephan TurnovszkyTitular Bishop of AncusaAuxiliary Bishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
13 May86.0DiedBernardin GantinCardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
59.1AppointedPierre Nguyên Van TotApostolic Nuncio to Costa RicaApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
47.9Ordained BishopJohn Namanzah Niyiring, O.S.A.Bishop of Kano, Nigeria
14 May60.9AppointedRomulo Tolentino de la CruzBishop of Kidapawan, PhilippinesArchbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines
67.7Ordained BishopFelipe Salazar VillagranaBishop of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México
52.1Ordained BishopEdward Tamba CharlesArchbishop of Freetown and Bo, Sierra LeoneArchbishop of Freetown, Sierra Leone
15 May57.5AppointedAdolfo Eduardo José Bittschi MayerAuxiliary Bishop of Sucre, Bolivia
57.5AppointedAdolfo Eduardo José Bittschi MayerTitular Bishop of NigizubiAuxiliary Bishop of Sucre, Bolivia
75.4RetiredErnest Mesmin Lucien CaboBishop of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, AntillesBishop Emeritus
66.0AppointedAlceste CatellaBishop of Casale Monferrato, Italy
17 May47.9Ordained BishopAdair José GuimarãesBishop of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, Brazil
62.0InstalledFrancesco MontenegroArchbishop of Agrigento, Italy
58.4AppointedJohannes Maria Trilaksyanta PujasumartaBishop of Bandung, IndonesiaArchbishop of Semarang, Indonesia
46.9Ordained BishopJuarez Sousa Da SilvaBishop of Oeiras, Piaui, Brazil
54.2Ordained BishopGuido ZendronBishop of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil
18 May74.8InstalledAugusto Alves da RochaBishop of Floriano, Piaui, BrazilBishop Emeritus
19 May71.3ResignedProspero Nale ArellanoPrelate of Libmanan, PhilippinesPrelate Emeritus
56.0Ordained BishopMichael Gerard DucaBishop of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
52.5AppointedMiguel Maury BuendíaTitular Archbishop of ItalicaApostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan
52.5AppointedMiguel Maury BuendíaApostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan
51.8AppointedJosé Rojas Rojas, Jr.Prelate of Libmanan, PhilippinesBishop of Libmanan, Philippines
20 May60.5AppointedChristophe DufourCoadjutor Archbishop of Aix (-Arles), FranceArchbishop
60.2AppointedNeil Edward Tiedemann, C.P.Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles
21 May53.1AppointedJorge Alves Bezerra, S.S.S.Bishop of Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilBishop of Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
45.4AppointedPhilip E. R. DickmansBishop of Miracema do Tocantins, Tocatins, Brazil
50.2AppointedRenauld Marie François Dupont de DinechinAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, France
50.2AppointedRenauld Marie François Dupont de DinechinTitular Bishop of Macriana MinorAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, France
98.6DiedJohn Aloysius MorganBishop Emeritus of Australia, Military
46.3AppointedÉric Marie de Moulins d’Amieu de BeaufortAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, France
46.3AppointedÉric Marie de Moulins d’Amieu de BeaufortTitular Bishop of CresimaAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, France
49.3AppointedThierry Marie ScherrerBishop of Laval, France
22 May84.1DiedLuca Milesi, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Barentu (Ethiopian), Eritrea
47.9AppointedTaras Senkiv, O.M.Titular Bishop of SiccennaBishop of Stryj (Ukrainian), Ukraine
47.9ConfirmedTaras Senkiv, O.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Stryj (Ukrainian), UkraineBishop
23 May74.6AppointedJohn Lee Hiong Fun-Yit YawArchbishop of Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaArchbishop Emeritus
24 May56.8AppointedGhaleb Moussa Abdalla BaderArchbishop of Alger, Algeria
69.5AppointedJanusz BolonekApostolic Nuncio to BulgariaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
65.8Ordained BishopOswaldo Brenes ÁlvarezBishop of Ciudad Quesada, Costa RicaBishop Emeritus
64.7InstalledAngelo ComastriCardinal-Deacon of San Salvatore in LauroCardinal, President of the Fabric of St. Peter
65.5AppointedHenryk Hoser, S.A.C.Archbishop (Personal Title) of Warszawa-Praga, PolandBishop
71.3AppointedPaolo De NicolòTitular Bishop of Mariana in CorsicaOfficial Emeritus of the Prefecture of the Papal Household
62.0AppointedAnselmo Guido PecorariApostolic Nuncio to UruguayApostolic Nuncio to Bulgaria
55.6Ordained BishopJoseph PonniahTitular Bishop of Mons in MauretaniaBishop of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
75.9DiedPierre Sagna, C.S.Sp. †Bishop Emeritus of Saint-Louis du Sénégal
69.0Ordained BishopDimitrios SalachasTitular Bishop of CarcabiaApostolic Exarch of Greece (Greek)
78.8RetiredHenri Antoine Marie TeissierArchbishop of Alger, AlgeriaArchbishop Emeritus
67.2InstalledFausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M.Bishop of Babahoyo, EcuadorArchbishop of Quito, Ecuador
71.3AppointedPiergiuseppe VacchelliOfficial of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesOfficial Emeritus
71.3AppointedPiergiuseppe VacchelliTitular Archbishop of MinturnaeOfficial Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
25 May75.8InstalledJames Francis StaffordCardinal-Priest of San Pietro in MontorioCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
54.2InstalledGuido ZendronBishop of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil
26 May75.7RetiredBlaise-Ernest MorandBishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
62.6AppointedAlbert Privet Thévenot, M. Afr.Bishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
27 May84.4DiedAngelo Cella, M.S.C. †Bishop Emeritus of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy
28 May44.6AppointedFrancisco de Assis Dantas de LucenaBishop of Guarabira, Paraiba, Brazil
65.5AppointedIrineu Gassen, O.F.M.Bishop of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
66.1Ordained BishopWilliam Joseph JusticeTitular Bishop of Mathara in ProconsulariAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
53.7InstalledFrancisco Moreno BarrónBishop of Tlaxcala, México
29 May48.8AppointedGerardo Alimane AlminazaAuxiliary Bishop of Jaro, PhilippinesBishop of San Carlos, Philippines
48.8AppointedGerardo Alimane AlminazaTitular Bishop of Maximiana in ByzacenaBishop of San Carlos, Philippines
65.3InstalledRichard Edmund PatesBishop of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
30 May53.2Ordained BishopJames Douglas ConleyTitular Bishop of CissaBishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
62.9InstalledStanisław RyłkoCardinal-Deacon of Sacro Cuore di Cristo ReCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
31 May62.1AppointedAntonysamy FrancisBishop of Kumbakonam, India
55.5Ordained BishopEusebio Ramos MoralesBishop of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico
44.3AppointedBarthélemy Yaouda HourgoBishop of Yagoua, Cameroon
1 Jun71.5DiedMaurizio GalliBishop Emeritus of Fidenza, Italy
2 Jun41.5Ordained BishopOscar CantúTitular Bishop of DardanusBishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
3 Jun96.4DiedJohn A. Choi Jae-seonBishop Emeritus of Busan {Pusan}, Korea (South)
4 Jun74.9RetiredPedro Aranda Díaz-MuñozArchbishop of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedDomingo Díaz MartínezArchbishop of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México
51.9AppointedPaul SsemogerereBishop of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda
67.0AppointedJoseph Jules ZereyProtosyncellus of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine
5 Jun62.2Ordained BishopJulio Parrilla DíazBishop of Loja, EcuadorBishop of Riobamba, Ecuador
54.1Ordained BishopAnthony Basil TaylorBishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
6 Jun75.9RetiredBoutros GemayelArchbishop of Cipro (Maronite), CyprusArchbishop Emeritus
59.2InstalledThomas John RodiArchbishop of Mobile, Alabama, USA
7 Jun71.6AppointedEnnio AntonelliPresident of the Pontifical Council for the FamilyCardinal, President Emeritus
53.9Ordained BishopXolelo Thaddaeus KumaloBishop of Eshowe, South Africa
8 Jun49.2Ordained BishopEtienne Ung’eyowun BediwegiBishop of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
9 Jun54.5AppointedManuel Aurelio CruzAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
54.5AppointedManuel Aurelio CruzTitular Bishop of GaguariAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
10 Jun86.3DiedElmar Maria KredelArchbishop Emeritus of Bamberg, Germany
63.4AppointedJoseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Ilagan, Philippines
11 Jun55.3AppointedAntônio Carlos Rossi KellerBishop of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
51.3AppointedLuis Gonzaga Silva Pepeu, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
12 Jun58.8Ordained BishopHenry D’SouzaBishop of Bellary, India
61.1DiedVictor KindoBishop of Jashpur, India
52.6Ordained BishopMiguel Maury BuendíaTitular Archbishop of ItalicaApostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan
71.4Ordained BishopPaolo De NicolòTitular Bishop of Mariana in CorsicaOfficial Emeritus of the Prefecture of the Papal Household
13 Jun56.5AppointedThomas Graham RoseBishop of Dundee, South Africa
14 Jun94.7DiedCharles Albert BuswellBishop Emeritus of Pueblo, Colorado, USA
67.1InstalledPeter J. KairoArchbishop of Nyeri, Kenya
64.0AppointedYves Maria Monot, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Ouesso, Congo
76.6RetiredFransiskus Xaverius Rocharjanta Prajasuta, M.S.F.Bishop of Banjarmasin, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredAlexander James QuinnAuxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedPetrus Boddeng TimangBishop of Banjarmasin, Indonesia
15 Jun58.0Ordained BishopHubert BerenbrinkerTitular Bishop of PanatoriaAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, Germany
17 Jun53.5AppointedEmmanuel Luc Jean-Marie DelmasBishop of Angers, France
56.8AppointedSalvatore FisichellaPresident of Life, Roman CuriaPresident of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
56.8AppointedSalvatore FisichellaTitular Archbishop of VicohabentiaPresident of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
80.0RetiredElio SgrecciaPresident of Life, Roman CuriaCardinal, President Emeritus
18 Jun53.0AppointedGerard Johannes Nicolaus de KorteBishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden, Netherlands
57.0AppointedDjuro GašparovićBishop of Srijem, Serbia
70.9AppointedMarin SrakićArchbishop of Ðakovo-Osijek, CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus
19 Jun46.2AppointedJoseph Befe AtebaBishop of Kribi, Cameroon
61.0InstalledRomulo Tolentino de la CruzBishop of Kidapawan, PhilippinesArchbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines
52.3AppointedLuis Mariano MontemayorTitular Archbishop of IlliciApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
52.3AppointedLuis Mariano MontemayorApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
52.3AppointedLuis Mariano MontemayorApostolic Nuncio to Cape VerdeApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
52.3AppointedLuis Mariano MontemayorApostolic Delegate to MauritaniaApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
21 Jun92.0DiedAdalberto Almeida y MerinoArchbishop Emeritus of Chihuahua, México
51.1Ordained BishopNéstor Montesdeoca Becerra, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Cellae in MauretaniaVicar Apostolic of Méndez, Ecuador
75.3RetiredMichel SabbahPatriarch of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, PalestinePatriarch Emeritus
50.4Ordained BishopAnibal Saldaña Santamaría, O.A.R.Prelate of Bocas del Toro, Panama
67.7SucceededFouad Boutros TwalPatriarch of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
54.8Ordained BishopAugustine Tochukwu UkwuomaBishop of Orlu, Nigeria
24 Jun75.8RetiredRinaldo Fidel BrédiceBishop of Santa Rosa, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
75.5RetiredOmar Félix ColoméBishop of Cruz del Eje, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
49.5AppointedSantiago OliveraBishop of Cruz del Eje, Argentina
75.0RetiredMarcel Germain PerrierBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), FranceBishop Emeritus
60.6AppointedMario Aurelio PoliBishop of Santa Rosa, ArgentinaCardinal, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
25 Jun86.3DiedLouis KuehnBishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
27 Jun46.8Ordained BishopBryan Joseph Bayda, C.SS.R.Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada
60.0AppointedRaymond Leo BurkeCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
75.6RetiredFranz GraveAuxiliary Bishop of Essen, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
77.4RetiredCamillo RuiniVicar General of Roma {Rome}, ItalyCardinal, Vicar General Emeritus
77.4RetiredCamillo RuiniArchpriest of the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano {Saint John Lateran Basilica}Cardinal, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
55.2AppointedLudger SchepersAuxiliary Bishop of Essen, Germany
55.2AppointedLudger SchepersTitular Bishop of Neapolis in ProconsulariAuxiliary Bishop of Essen, Germany
68.2AppointedAgostino ValliniCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
68.2AppointedAgostino ValliniArchpriest of the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano {Saint John Lateran Basilica}Cardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
28 Jun51.9AppointedBasilio AthaiAuxiliary Bishop of Taunggyi, Myanmar
51.9AppointedBasilio AthaiTitular Bishop of TasaccoraAuxiliary Bishop of Taunggyi, Myanmar
65.6InstalledHenryk Hoser, S.A.C.Bishop of Warszawa-Praga, Poland
45.1AppointedAnthony MuheriaBishop of Kitui, Kenya
55.7AppointedJózef Wróbel, S.C.I.Auxiliary Bishop of Lublin, Poland
55.7AppointedJózef Wróbel, S.C.I.Titular Bishop of SuasAuxiliary Bishop of Lublin, Poland
83.1DiedGregory Yong Sooi NgeanArchbishop Emeritus of Singapore
29 Jun45.8Ordained BishopNicolas Jean René BrouwetTitular Bishop of SimidiccaBishop of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
58.1Ordained BishopAlain CastetBishop of Luçon, France
66.1Ordained BishopAlceste CatellaBishop of Casale Monferrato, Italy
73.5ProfessedNoël Delaquis, O.C.S.O.Member of Order of Cistercians of the Strict ObservanceBishop Emeritus of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada
44.3Ordained BishopEdward Hiiboro KussalaBishop of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan
52.4Ordained BishopJoão Evangelista Pimentel LavradorTitular Bishop of LupercianaAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
57.5Ordained BishopNoël TreanorBishop of Down and Connor, Ireland
97.1DiedEladio Vicuña AránguizArchbishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
30 Jun45.5Ordained BishopPéter Fülöp KocsisBishop of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary
59.1LaicizedFernando Armindo Lugo Méndez, S.V.D.
53.0SucceededArnold OrowaeBishop of Wabag, Papua New Guinea
74.2RetiredHermann Raich, S.V.D. †Bishop of Wabag, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
60.7AppointedJuan del Río MartínArchbishop of Spain, Military
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