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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Dec50.6AppointedVíctor Alejandro Aguilar LedesmaAuxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
50.6AppointedVíctor Alejandro Aguilar LedesmaTitular Bishop of CastuloAuxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
75.1RetiredMartín de Elizalde, O.S.B.Bishop of Nueve de Julio, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
48.0AppointedHerculano Medina GarfiasAuxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
48.0AppointedHerculano Medina GarfiasTitular Bishop of GegiAuxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
54.8SucceededAriel Edgardo Torrado MosconiBishop of Nueve de Julio, Argentina
92.1DiedAntonio Troyo CalderónAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San José de Costa Rica
2 Dec76.0RetiredFernando Antônio Figueiredo, O.F.M.Bishop of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
56.2SucceededGiuseppe (José) Negri, P.I.M.E.Bishop of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
52.2AppointedRodolfo Luís WeberArchbishop of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
3 Dec75.2RetiredAnthony J. FarquharAuxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.4AppointedPablo Modesto González Pérez, S.D.B.Bishop of Guasdualito, Venezuela
57.8Ordained BishopLuis Albeiro Maldonado MonsalveBishop of Mocoa-Sibundoy, Colombia
63.2Ordained BishopLuy Gonzaga Nguyên Hùng ViBishop of Kontum, Viet Nam
4 Dec82.7DiedRicardo Guízar DíazArchbishop Emeritus of Tlalnepantla, México, México
58.4Ordained BishopJosé Melitón ChávezBishop of Añatuya, Argentina
5 Dec82.3CeasedJosé Dimas Cedeño DelgadoApostolic Administrator of Penonomé, PanamaArchbishop Emeritus of Panamá
55.8Ordained BishopEdgardo Cedeño Muñoz, S.V.D.Bishop of Penonomé, Panama
86.7DiedLuigi ContiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Malta
61.6InstalledJosé Luis Henao CadavidBishop of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
53.1Ordained BishopCorrado LoreficeArchbishop of Palermo, Italy
53.9InstalledSoane Patita Paini MafiCardinal-Priest of Santa Paola RomanaCardinal, Bishop of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)
60.0AppointedMiguel Maury BuendíaApostolic Nuncio to Romania
6 Dec60.3InstalledPiero DelboscoBishop of Cuneo, Italy
77.6InstalledPierre Nguyên Văn NhonCardinal-Priest of San Tommaso ApostoloCardinal, Archbishop of Hà Nội, Viet Nam
7 Dec76.1DiedRrok Kola MirditaArchbishop of Tiranë-Durrës, Albania
55.0AppointedJan Romeo PawłowskiOfficial of the Secretariat of State
58.9AppointedLuciano SurianiApostolic Nuncio to Serbia
44.6Ordained BishopJoseph TobjiArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Maronite), Syria
8 Dec71.0SucceededJoseph Alessandro, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Garissa, Kenya
50.9Ordained BishopDamase Zinga AtanganaBishop of Kribi, Cameroon
75.0RetiredPaul Darmanin, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Garissa, KenyaBishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredHeinrich MussinghoffBishop of Aachen, GermanyBishop Emeritus
77.9DiedAnthony Francis Sharma, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nepal
9 Dec94.0DiedCarlo FurnoCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
48.2Ordained BishopAndrea MigliavaccaBishop of San Miniato, Italy
91.6DiedMatthew ShijaBishop Emeritus of Kahama, Tanzania
79.7DiedJulio Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
10 Dec80.8DiedDermot Patrick O’MahonyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
11 Dec75.2RetiredRutilio del Riego JáñezAuxiliary Bishop of San Bernardino, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.5Ordained BishopPeter Huynh Văn HaiBishop of Vĩnh Long, Viet Nam
72.6DiedJiří Paďour, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
63.5AppointedRolf SteinhäuserAuxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
63.5AppointedRolf SteinhäuserTitular Bishop of ThuburnicaAuxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
12 Dec48.6Ordained BishopLuis Manuel Alí HerreraTitular Bishop of IubaltianaAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, Colombia
69.0Ordained BishopArthur Joseph Colgan, C.S.C.Titular Bishop of AmporaAuxiliary Bishop of Chosica, Peru
53.2Ordained BishopPaulo Bosi Dal’BóBishop of São Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil
68.4InstalledJosef De KeselCardinal, Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
62.5AppointedVito RalloApostolic Nuncio to Morocco
54.5Ordained BishopPedro Manuel Salamanca MantillaTitular Bishop of Aquae in MauretaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Bogotá, Colombia
60.1InstalledMatteo Maria ZuppiArchbishop of Bologna, Italy
13 Dec52.0CeasedBenedito AraújoApostolic Administrator of Porto Velho, Rondonia, BrazilBishop of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil
59.1InstalledRoque PaloschiArchbishop of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
15 Dec57.9InstalledLuis Albeiro Maldonado MonsalveBishop of Mocoa-Sibundoy, Colombia
77.5CeasedIván Antonio Marín LópezApostolic Administrator of Mocoa-Sibundoy, ColombiaArchbishop of Popayán, Colombia
62.8AppointedJames Patrick PowersBishop of Superior, Wisconsin, USA
16 Dec59.4AppointedAirton José dos SantosApostolic Administrator of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
59.8AppointedJohn Gregory KellyAuxiliary Bishop of Dallas, Texas, USA
59.8AppointedJohn Gregory KellyTitular Bishop of JamestownAuxiliary Bishop of Dallas, Texas, USA
70.0ResignedPaulo Sérgio MachadoBishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
17 Dec76.0DiedJoseph Roduit, C.R.A. †Abbot Emeritus of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
18 Dec96.4DiedPlacidus Gervasius Nkalanga, O.S.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Bukoba, Tanzania
59.3Ordained BishopRicardo Orlando Seirutti GarcíaTitular Bishop of BelaAuxiliary Bishop of Córdoba, Argentina
19 Dec49.2Ordained BishopAristide GonsalloBishop of Porto Novo, Benin
63.2InstalledPedro María LaxagueBishop of Zárate-Campana, Argentina
45.6AppointedLeszek LeszkiewiczAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, Poland
45.6AppointedLeszek LeszkiewiczTitular Bishop of BossaAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, Poland
73.0Ordained BishopLorenzo Piretto, O.P.Archbishop of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
54.1InstalledEugeniusz Mirosław PopowiczArchbishop of Przemyśl-Warszawa {-Warsaw} (Ukrainian), Poland
63.7AppointedJoseph Raja Rao Thelegathoti, S.M.M.Bishop of Vijayawada, India
57.8AppointedPaul TigheOfficial of the Pontifical Council for Culture
57.8AppointedPaul TigheTitular Bishop of DrivastumOfficial of the Pontifical Council for Culture
20 Dec57.7InstalledRenauld Marie François Dupont de DinechinBishop of Soissons (-Laon-Saint-Quentin), France
83.1CeasedDaniel Camille Victor Marie LabilleApostolic Administrator of Soissons (-Laon-Saint-Quentin), FranceBishop Emeritus of Créteil, France
75.0RetiredDominic Mai LuongAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.3InstalledAndrea MigliavaccaBishop of San Miniato, Italy
22 Dec59.1Ordained BishopCarlos Alfonso Azpiroz Costa, O.P.Coadjutor Archbishop of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
55.0AppointedGerard Maximin County, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Antilles
66.8AppointedRuben Antonio González Medina, C.M.F.Bishop of Ponce, Puerto Rico
56.7ResignedCharles Jason GordonBishop of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, AntillesBishop of Bridgetown, Barbados, Antilles
63.4AppointedClaude HamelinAuxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
63.4AppointedClaude HamelinTitular Bishop of ApolloniaAuxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
84.5DiedJoseph Leopold ImeschBishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
79.8RetiredFélix Lázaro Martinez, Sch. P.Bishop of Ponce, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
23 Dec91.2DiedGrégoire HaddadArchbishop Emeritus of Beirut and Jbeil {Bairut e Gibail} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
76.4RetiredErwin Kräutler, C.Pp.S.Prelate of Xingu, Para, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
75.5RetiredGilbert Marcel Henri LouisBishop of Châlons, FranceBishop Emeritus
60.8AppointedJustin MulengaBishop of Mpika, Zambia
54.9AppointedJoão Muniz Alves, O.F.M.Prelate of Xingu, Para, Brazil
60.5AppointedPierantonio PavanelloBishop of Adria-Rovigo, Italy
76.0RetiredLucio Soravito de FranceschiBishop of Adria-Rovigo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
50.6AppointedFrançois Marie Pierre TouvetBishop of Châlons, France
24 Dec45.0AppointedWojciech Tomasz OsialAuxiliary Bishop of Łowicz, Poland
45.0AppointedWojciech Tomasz OsialTitular Bishop of CediaeAuxiliary Bishop of Łowicz, Poland
26 Dec53.3InstalledPaulo Bosi Dal’BóBishop of São Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil
69.6InstalledJuan José Omella OmellaArchbishop of Barcelona, Spain
27 Dec58.8Ordained BishopJosé Reginaldo AndriettaBishop of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil
66.3DiedYouhannes Ezzat Zakaria BadirBishop of Luqsor {Tebe} (Coptic), Egypt
28 Dec50.2AppointedBrian Thomas McGeeBishop of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great Britain
29 Dec50.2AppointedLawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C.Bishop of Barisal, Bangladesh
30 Dec48.1AppointedJosé Fortunato Álvarez ValdézBishop of Gómez Palacio, Durango, México
51.9AppointedAparecido Donizete de SouzaAuxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
51.9AppointedAparecido Donizete de SouzaTitular Bishop of Macriana MinorAuxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
77.3RetiredBrian Vincent FinniganAuxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
31 Dec85.2DiedDaniel Leo RyanBishop Emeritus of Springfield in Illinois, USA

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