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The Year of Our Lord 2009

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Jan62.5SucceededJohn Michael Miller, C.S.B.Archbishop of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
69.5ResignedRaymond Roussin, S. M.Archbishop of Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
3 Jan71.7ResignedJan De BieAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, BelgiumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedJean-Jacques Koffi Oi KoffiBishop of San Pedro-en-Côte d’Ivoire
50.7AppointedSalomon LezoutiéCoadjutor Bishop of Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire
4 Jan53.5Ordained BishopJohan Jozef BonnyBishop of Antwerpen {Antwerp}, Belgium
55.6InstalledCláudio Nori Sturm, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5 Jan61.5AppointedClaude Champagne, O.M.I.Bishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
60.5AppointedCirilo B. FloresAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USABishop of San Diego, California, USA
60.5AppointedCirilo B. FloresTitular Bishop of QuizaBishop of San Diego, California, USA
51.5AppointedVicente Carlos Kiaziku, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Mbanza Congo, Angola
78.8RetiredAdam Joseph MaidaArchbishop of Detroit, Michigan, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
78.8RetiredAdam Joseph MaidaSuperior of Cayman Islands, AntillesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, USA
74.1ResignedJohn Jeremiah McRaithBishop of Owensboro, Kentucky, USABishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedBruno MusaròApostolic Nuncio to PeruApostolic Nuncio to Cuba
69.4ResignedFrançois Thibodeau, C.I.M.Bishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick, CanadaBishop Emeritus
60.2AppointedAllen Henry VigneronArchbishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
60.2AppointedAllen Henry VigneronSuperior of Cayman Islands, AntillesArchbishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
7 Jan56.0AppointedJosé Moreira Bastos NetoBishop of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
46.4AppointedJorge Alberto Cavazos ArizpeAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
46.4AppointedJorge Alberto Cavazos ArizpeTitular Bishop of IsolaAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
50.5AppointedJoão José da Costa, O. Carm.Bishop of Iguatú, Ceara, Brazil
70.8ResignedJosé Doth de OliveiraBishop of Iguatú, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.8RetiredIzidoro Kosinski, C.M.Bishop of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.4SucceededJacques Danka LongaBishop of Kara, Togo
73.8ResignedIgnace Baguibassa Sambar-TalkenaBishop of Kara, TogoBishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedJosé Javier Travieso Martín, C.M.F.Auxiliary Bishop of Trujillo, Peru
56.9AppointedJosé Javier Travieso Martín, C.M.F.Titular Bishop of TubusuptuAuxiliary Bishop of Trujillo, Peru
8 Jan77.9RetiredAgustín García-Gasco y VicenteArchbishop of Valencia, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
53.6AppointedPhilippe MoussetBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), FranceBishop of Périgueux (-Sarlat), France
63.6AppointedCarlos Osoro SierraArchbishop of Valencia, SpainArchbishop of Madrid, Spain
9 Jan66.5AppointedSéamus CunninghamBishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
10 Jan54.5Ordained BishopJean-Pierre Louis Roger Sylvain BatutTitular Bishop of RessianaAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon, France
75.2RetiredAngelo DanielBishop of Chioggia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
76.1RetiredMarco FerrariAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
86.6DiedPio LaghiCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
11 Jan44.0InstalledJosé Manuel ImbambaBishop of Dundo, AngolaArchbishop of Saurimo, Angola
44.8Ordained BishopNeri José TondelloBishop of Juína, Mato Grosso, Brazil
12 Jan45.1AppointedAnton BalBishop of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
48.9AppointedLuigi BiancoTitular Archbishop of FaleroneApostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia
48.9AppointedLuigi BiancoApostolic Nuncio to HondurasApostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia
53.1AppointedAndrés Carrascosa CosoApostolic Nuncio to Panama
100.0DiedBasil (Herman) Heiser, O.F.M. Conv. †Minister General Emeritus of Order of Friars Minor Conventual
88.1DiedMichael RussellBishop Emeritus of Waterford and Lismore, Ireland
51.5AppointedRichard Frank StikaBishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
75.4RetiredJohannes Henricus J. Te Maarssen, S.V.D.Bishop of Kundiawa, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
14 Jan52.3AppointedPhilippe Gabriel Marie Augustin BallotArchbishop of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France
75.7RetiredEdmond Y. FarhatApostolic Nuncio to AustriaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
54.5AppointedLiro Vendelino MeurerAuxiliary Bishop of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop of Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
54.5AppointedLiro Vendelino MeurerTitular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaBishop of Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
38.7AppointedSviatoslav ShevchukAuxiliary Bishop of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian), ArgentinaMajor Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
38.7AppointedSviatoslav ShevchukTitular Bishop of Castra GalbaeMajor Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
65.4AppointedPeter Stephan ZurbriggenApostolic Nuncio to Austria
15 Jan75.1RetiredAndrew Aaron ChishaBishop of Mansa, ZambiaBishop Emeritus
70.2ResignedOlivier Jean-Marie Michel de Berranger, Ist. del PradoBishop of Saint-Denis, FranceBishop Emeritus
17 Jan79.6RetiredPedro Nicolás Bermúdez Villamizar, C.I.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de VenezuelaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.6Ordained BishopJosé Moreira da SilvaBishop of Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil
44.8AppointedFranco Mulakkal (Aippunny)Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi, IndiaBishop of Jullundur, India
44.8AppointedFranco Mulakkal (Aippunny)Titular Bishop of ChulluBishop of Jullundur, India
49.6AppointedBonaventure NahimanaBishop of Rutana, Burundi
18 Jan50.5Ordained BishopNicolas Jean-Marie SouchuTitular Bishop of CataquasAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
19 Jan51.3AppointedEdward James BurnsBishop of Juneau, Alaska, USA
81.6DiedHugh LindsayBishop Emeritus of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
68.5ResignedRoger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I.Apostolic Administrator of Juneau, Alaska, USAArchbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, USA
20 Jan89.0DiedStéphanos II (Andraos) Ghattas, C.M. †Cardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
64.2SelectedIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
64.2SelectedIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
21 Jan99.2DiedJean JadotPro-President Emeritus of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
22 Jan75.9RetiredRoberto AmadeiBishop of Bergamo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
78.3RetiredLino Bortolo BelottiAuxiliary Bishop of Bergamo, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
57.5AppointedFrancesco BeschiBishop of Bergamo, Italy
62.1AppointedSalvatore MuratoreBishop of Nicosia, Italy
93.0DiedLouis-Paul-Armand SimonneauxBishop Emeritus of Versailles, France
49.6AppointedAntonio StaglianòBishop of Noto, Italy
64.2ConfirmedIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
64.2ConfirmedIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
24 Jan53.6Ordained BishopWilliam Amove AvenyaTitular Bishop of Thucca in MauretaniaBishop of Gboko, Nigeria
62.2AppointedLuis Alberto Fernández AlaraAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBishop of Rafaela, Argentina
62.2AppointedLuis Alberto Fernández AlaraTitular Bishop of CarpiBishop of Rafaela, Argentina
63.1AppointedRobert Eric GuglielmoneBishop of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
57.8AppointedJustin Saw Min ThideBishop of Hpa-an, Myanmar
93.1DiedThomas Ambrose TschoepeBishop Emeritus of Dallas, Texas, USA
25 Jan61.3Ordained BishopUlrich BoomTitular Bishop of SullectumAuxiliary Bishop of Würzburg, Germany
48.1Ordained BishopYves Le Saux, Comm. l'Emm.Bishop of Le Mans, France
50.0InstalledMarcel Utembi TapaArchbishop of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
28 Jan48.1AppointedBernardo Johannes Bahlmann, O.F.M.Prelate of Óbidos, Para, BrazilBishop of Óbidos, Para, Brazil
77.3RetiredFrancisco Batistela, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
69.0InstalledVladimír FiloBishop of Rožňava, Slovakia
69.1ResignedMartinho Lammers, O.F.M.Prelate of Óbidos, Para, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
58.3AppointedGil Antônio MoreiraArchbishop of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
61.0AppointedSebastián Taltavull AngladaAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Spain
61.0AppointedSebastián Taltavull AngladaTitular Bishop of GabiiAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Spain
55.9AppointedJosé Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B.Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, BrazilBishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
75.8RetiredEurico dos Santos VelosoArchbishop of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
60.3InstalledAllen Henry VigneronArchbishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
29 Jan97.0DiedJesús Langarica Olagüe, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect Emeritus of Aguarico, Ecuador
75.0RetiredKassian (Otto) Lauterer, O. Cist.Abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau, AustriaAbbot Emeritus
30 Jan44.6AppointedGuillermo Martín Abanto GuzmánAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, PeruBishop Emeritus of Peru, Military
44.6AppointedGuillermo Martín Abanto GuzmánTitular Bishop of PinhelBishop Emeritus of Peru, Military
91.5DiedJosé de Almeida Batista PereiraBishop Emeritus of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
41.4AppointedRaúl Antonio Chau QuispeAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
41.4AppointedRaúl Antonio Chau QuispeTitular Bishop of AveiaAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
47.6InstalledChristophe ZoaBishop of Sangmélima, Cameroon
31 Jan63.9Ordained BishopRosolino Bianchetti BoffelliBishop of Zacapa y Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, GuatemalaBishop of Quiché, Guatemala
47.9Ordained BishopMarek MendykTitular Bishop of RusuccuruAuxiliary Bishop of Legnica, Poland
66.1AppointedAnton Stres, C.M.Coadjutor Archbishop of Maribor, SloveniaArchbishop Emeritus of Ljubljana, Slovenia
54.5AppointedGerhard Maria WagnerAuxiliary Bishop of Linz, AustriaFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect
54.5AppointedGerhard Maria WagnerTitular Bishop of ZuriFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Linz, Austria
1 Feb77.6DiedEdward Joseph O’DonnellBishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
3 Feb90.6DiedAntónio dos Reis RodriguesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
4 Feb81.2DiedCipriano Calderón PoloVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
44.9AppointedGrzegorz KaszakBishop of Sosnowiec, Poland
5 Feb59.1AppointedCarlos Aguiar RetesArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, México
75.9RetiredRicardo Guízar DíazArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
76.9RetiredRosendo Huesca PachecoArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
62.0ResignedThomas James OlmstedApostolic Administrator of Gallup, New Mexico, USABishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
58.7AppointedJosé Víctor Manuel Valentín Sánchez EspinosaArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, México
42.3AppointedValentine Tsamma SeaneBishop of Gaborone, Botswana
81.4RetiredBoniface Tshosa SetlalekgosiBishop of Gaborone, BotswanaBishop Emeritus
44.3AppointedJames Sean WallBishop of Gallup, New Mexico, USA
7 Feb58.7AppointedJames Patrick GreenApostolic Nuncio to BotswanaApostolic Nuncio to Peru
77.1RetiredSixto José Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Villarrica, ChileBishop Emeritus
67.9InstalledJaime Prieto AmayaBishop of Cúcuta, Colombia
46.7AppointedFrancisco Javier Stegmeier SchmidlinBishop of Villarrica, Chile
8 Feb51.2Ordained BishopFrancis KalistBishop of Meerut, India
9 Feb77.3RetiredAnthony Okonkwo GbujiBishop of Enugu, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedCallistus Valentine OnagaBishop of Enugu, Nigeria
10 Feb53.4AppointedFrancis Xavier Vira ArpondratanaBishop of Chiang Mai, Thailand
61.2AppointedMario Fiandri, S.D.B.Vicar Apostolic of El Petén, Guatemala
61.2AppointedMario Fiandri, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of MadarsumaVicar Apostolic of El Petén, Guatemala
45.1AppointedBinay KandulnaAuxiliary Bishop of Ranchi, IndiaBishop of Khunti, India
45.1AppointedBinay KandulnaTitular Bishop of AuzegeraBishop of Khunti, India
53.0AppointedAugustinus Kim Jong SooAuxiliary Bishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
53.0AppointedAugustinus Kim Jong SooTitular Bishop of SufasarAuxiliary Bishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
76.2DiedPhilippe KouroumaBishop Emeritus of N’Zérékoré, Guinea
59.7AppointedIgnatius Loyola MascarenhasBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, India
45.8AppointedMarcellin RandriamamonjyBishop of Fenoarivo Atsinanana, Madagascar
73.5ResignedJoseph Sangval SurasarangBishop of Chiang Mai, ThailandBishop Emeritus
86.4DiedSefafín Vásquez ElizaldeBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México
11 Feb76.1RetiredJosé Belvino do NascimentoBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
55.0AppointedTarcísio Nascentes dos SantosBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 Feb75.0RetiredAlfred Gonti Pius Datubara, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Medan, IndonesiaArchbishop Emeritus
64.8Ordained BishopPaul Jacques Marie Desfarges, S.J.Bishop of Constantine (-Hippone), Algeria
76.1RetiredGregory E. KpiebayaArchbishop of Tamale, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
60.4AppointedPhilip NaamehArchbishop of Tamale, Ghana
64.0AppointedJuan Navarro CastellanosBishop of Tuxpan, Veracruz, México
67.4SucceededAnicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Medan, Indonesia
13 Feb77.9RetiredVíctor Manuel López ForeroArchbishop of Bucaramanga, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
58.8AppointedIsmael Rueda SierraArchbishop of Bucaramanga, Colombia
14 Feb49.9InstalledJosé Luis Escobar AlasArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
51.3AppointedSebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Lahore, PakistanArchbishop
51.3AppointedSebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of TinumArchbishop of Lahore, Pakistan
15 Feb44.9InstalledNeri José TondelloBishop of Juína, Mato Grosso, Brazil
64.3InstalledIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
16 Feb86.8DiedStephen Kim Sou-hwanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul, Korea (South)
48.5AppointedKrzysztof ZadarkoAuxiliary Bishop of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland
48.5AppointedKrzysztof ZadarkoTitular Bishop of CavaillonAuxiliary Bishop of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland
17 Feb49.1InstalledJosé Guadalupe Torres CamposBishop of Gómez Palacio, Durango, México
82.9DiedAndrew Tsien Chih-ch’unBishop Emeritus of Hwalien, Taiwan
18 Feb54.6AppointedMatthias HeinrichAuxiliary Bishop of Berlin, Germany
54.6AppointedMatthias HeinrichTitular Bishop of ThibarisAuxiliary Bishop of Berlin, Germany
49.4AppointedGiuseppe (José) Negri, P.I.M.E.Bishop of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
76.1RetiredAngélico Sândalo BernardinoBishop of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
38.4ConfirmedAnselm van der Linde, O. Cist.Abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau, Austria
76.3RetiredWolfgang WeiderAuxiliary Bishop of Berlin, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
19 Feb55.1AppointedPaul Richard GallagherApostolic Nuncio to GuatemalaApostolic Nuncio to Australia
47.6Ordained BishopSilvester Tung Kiem SanBishop of Denpasar, Indonesia
87.2DiedThomas Jerome WelshBishop Emeritus of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
20 Feb64.8InstalledPaul Jacques Marie Desfarges, S.J.Bishop of Constantine (-Hippone), Algeria
21 Feb56.2AppointedAndrzej DzięgaArchbishop of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
76.0RetiredZygmunt KamińskiArchbishop of Szczecin-Kamień, PolandArchbishop Emeritus
44.9Ordained BishopFranco Mulakkal (Aippunny)Titular Bishop of ChulluBishop of Jullundur, India
52.2AppointedVincent Nguyên Văn BanBishop of Ban Mê Thuôt, Viet Nam
86.6DiedJean RémondAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mission de France o Pontigny, France
80.2DiedZef SimoniAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Shkodrë, AlbaniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania
49.8AppointedJoseph SpiteriTitular Archbishop of SertaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
49.8AppointedJoseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Sri LankaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
56.9Ordained PriestJeffrey Neil SteensonPriest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USAOrdinary of The Chair of Saint Peter, USA
22 Feb89.7DiedPaul Joseph Pham Ðình TungCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Hà Nôi, Viet Nam
23 Feb59.0AppointedTimothy Michael DolanCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
76.9RetiredEdward Michael EganArchbishop of New York, New York, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
24 Feb53.9Ordained BishopGuillermo Francisco Escobar GaliciaBishop of Teotihuacán, México, México
77.1AppointedJosé Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.Cardinal-Bishop of PalestrinaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
68.9AppointedAgostino ValliniCardinal-Priest of San Pier Damiani ai Monti di San PaoloCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
25 Feb75.8RetiredHeriberto Hermes, O.S.B.Prelate of Cristalândia, Goias, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
86.8RetiredAcacio Valbuena Rodríguez, O.M.I. †Prefect of Western Sahara {Sahara Occiental}Prefect Emeritus
45.5AppointedRodolfo Luís WeberPrelate of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil
27 Feb66.2Ordained BishopFrancisco Javier Del Valle ParedesBishop of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil
76.2RetiredEusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I.Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
58.7AppointedOrani João Tempesta, O. Cist.Cardinal, Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
28 Feb58.3Ordained BishopFlorencio Armando Colin CruzTitular Bishop of Thimida RegiaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
76.3RetiredRenato Raffaele MartinoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant PeopleCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
71.1AppointedAntonio Maria VegliòCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
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