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The Year of Our Lord 2017

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Jan94.8DiedHilarion Capucci, B.A. †Patriarchal Vicar Emeritus of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine
61.4CeasedJean-Marie Mate Musivi MupendawatuSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care WorkersSecretary Emeritus
68.2CeasedPeter Kodwo Appiah TurksonPresident of the Pontifical Council for Justice and PeaceCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
78.9CeasedAntonio Maria VegliòPresident of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant PeopleCardinal, President Emeritus
2 Jan54.7AppointedJosé Antonio Canales MotiñoBishop of Danlí, Honduras
48.8AppointedJoão Carlos Hatoa NunesBishop of Chimoio, Mozambique
80.1RetiredNicolás de Jesús López RodríguezBishop of Dominican Republic, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
65.2AppointedFrancisco Ozoria AcostaBishop of Dominican Republic, MilitaryArchbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
75.5RetiredFrancisco João Silota, M. Afr.Bishop of Chimoio, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
4 Jan73.7ResignedFrederick Bernard HenryBishop of Calgary, Alberta, CanadaBishop Emeritus
60.2AppointedWilliam Terrence McGrattanBishop of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
52.7InstalledGregory Lawrence ParkesBishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
5 Jan52.9AppointedAbilio Martínez VareaBishop of Osma-Soria, Spain
85.1DiedAlfonso Humberto Robles CotaBishop Emeritus of Tepic, Nayarit, México
50.2Ordained BishopAlberto Sy UyBishop of Tagbilaran, Philippines
6 Jan64.6InstalledJoseph William Tobin, C.SS.R.Cardinal, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
50.2InstalledAlberto Sy UyBishop of Tagbilaran, Philippines
7 Jan65.3InstalledGiovanni AccollaArchbishop of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
55.3Ordained BishopFrancisco Simón Conesa FerrerBishop of Menorca, Spain
49.4Ordained BishopEmmanuel Dassi Youfang, Comm. l'Emm.Titular Bishop of OescusAuxiliary Bishop of Bafoussam, Cameroon
81.3CeasedBenigno Luigi Papa, O.F.M. Cap.Apostolic Administrator of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Taranto, Italy
8 Jan92.5DiedColin Cameron Davies, M.H.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Ngong, Kenya
63.1Ordained BishopThomas Thennatt, S.A.C.Bishop of Gwalior, India
9 Jan87.4DiedPatrick Fernández FloresArchbishop Emeritus of San Antonio, Texas, USA
10 Jan56.9Ordained BishopVictor Barnuevo BendicoBishop of Baguio, Philippines
63.2AppointedOscar Azarcon SolisBishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
11 Jan68.1Ordained BishopHeriberto Cavazos PérezTitular Bishop of NaronaAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
58.3Ordained BishopPhilip Davou DungBishop of Shendam, Nigeria
59.3AppointedDaniele GianottiBishop of Crema, Italy
90.3DiedRobert Pierre SarrabèreBishop Emeritus of Aire et Dax, France
51.6AppointedEdilson Soares NobreBishop of Oeiras, Piaui, Brazil
43.3Ordained BishopOscar Efraín Tamez VillarrealTitular Bishop of MadaurusAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
13 Jan94.4DiedGilberto AgustoniCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura
59.3AppointedGiovanni ChecchinatoBishop of San Severo, Italy
75.3RetiredLucio Angelo Renna, O. Carm.Bishop of San Severo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
14 Jan44.9AppointedThomas (Tomy) Joseph TharayilTitular Bishop of AgrippiasAuxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India
44.9ConfirmedThomas (Tomy) Joseph TharayilAuxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India
15 Jan61.1InstalledFrancesco MarinoBishop of Nola, Italy
61.8InstalledCalogero MarinoBishop of Savona-Noli, Italy
17 Jan53.2Ordained BishopTimothy Edward FreyerTitular Bishop of StratherniaAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USA
52.5AppointedJosé Mauricio Vélez GarcíaAuxiliary Bishop of Medellín, Colombia
52.5AppointedJosé Mauricio Vélez GarcíaTitular Bishop of LapdaAuxiliary Bishop of Medellín, Colombia
18 Jan58.5SucceededJoão José da Costa, O. Carm.Archbishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil
75.0RetiredJosé Palmeira LessaArchbishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
19 Jan69.9Ordained BishopMark Edward BrennanTitular Bishop of RusibisirAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
45.0Ordained BishopAdam John ParkerTitular Bishop of TasaccoraAuxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
20 Jan76.7DiedJosé Luis Astigarraga Lizarralde, C.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Yurimaguas, Peru
46.3AppointedPedro Centeno Baquero, S.D.B.Bishop of Kerema, Papua New Guinea
54.1Ordained BishopGeovanni Mauricio Paz HurtadoBishop of Latacunga, Ecuador
21 Jan62.8AppointedGiambattista DiquattroApostolic Nuncio to India
62.8AppointedGiambattista DiquattroApostolic Nuncio to NepalApostolic Nuncio to India
60.6Ordained BishopAntonio Gómez CanteroBishop of Teruel y Albarracín, Spain
89.1DiedJosé de Jesús Madera Uribe, M.Sp.S. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
64.5AppointedCelestino MiglioreApostolic Nuncio to UzbekistanApostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation
66.3Ordained BishopJosé Cayetano Parra Novo, O.P.Titular Bishop of TubiaAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala, Guatemala
88.4DiedFrancesco Saverio SalernoSecretary Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura
22 Jan88.9DiedPietro BottaccioliBishop Emeritus of Gubbio, Italy
83.4DiedDominique Kimpinde AmandoBishop Emeritus of Kalemie-Kirungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
23 Jan61.9ResignedAntonios Aziz MinaBishop of Guizeh (Coptic), EgyptBishop Emeritus
66.6AppointedMichael Joseph BouletteAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
66.6AppointedMichael Joseph BouletteTitular Bishop of HieronAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
72.2AppointedFernando Ocáriz BrañaPrelate of Opus Dei
61.4AppointedIbrahim Isaac SidrakApostolic Administrator of Guizeh (Coptic), EgyptPatriarch of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
24 Jan45.4AppointedMichael Miabesue BibiAuxiliary Bishop of Bamenda, Cameroon
45.4AppointedMichael Miabesue BibiTitular Bishop of AmudarsaAuxiliary Bishop of Bamenda, Cameroon
66.2ResignedGeevarghese Divannasios OttathengilBishop of Puthur (Syro-Malankara), IndiaBishop Emeritus
25 Jan51.9AppointedKannikadass William AntonyBishop of Mysore, India
56.6Ordained BishopGerard William BattersbyTitular Bishop of EgugaAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
57.3Ordained BishopRobert Joseph FisherTitular Bishop of Forum PopiliiAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USA
58.3AppointedJeffrey Robert HainesAuxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
58.3AppointedJeffrey Robert HainesTitular Bishop of ThagamutaAuxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
97.4DiedMartin Nicholas LohmullerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
59.8AppointedJames Thomas (Ty) SchuermanAuxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
59.8AppointedJames Thomas (Ty) SchuermanTitular Bishop of GirbaAuxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
76.7RetiredThomas Anthony VazhapillyBishop of Mysore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
26 Jan91.5DiedPaul LanneauAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
71.1ResignedDorick McGowan WrightBishop of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, AntillesBishop Emeritus
60.3AppointedLawrence Sydney NicasioBishop of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, Antilles
28 Jan52.8Ordained BishopPaulo Alves RomãoTitular Bishop of CalamaAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
55.3Ordained BishopBarthol BarrettoTitular Bishop of StrongoliAuxiliary Bishop of Bombay, India
68.7Ordained BishopAllwyn D’SilvaTitular Bishop of DuraAuxiliary Bishop of Bombay, India
76.9RetiredAngel Floro Martínez, I.E.M.E.Bishop of Gokwe, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus
67.5InstalledMarek JędraszewskiArchbishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
48.2AppointedRudolf NyandoroBishop of Gokwe, Zimbabwe
62.3Ordained BishopJoel Portella AmadoTitular Bishop of Carmeiano (Cameiano)Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
29 Jan69.4InstalledKevin Joseph FarrellCardinal-Deacon of San Giuliano MartireCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life
84.3DiedStanisław Padewski, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine
56.8Ordained BishopJosé Roberto Silva CarvalhoBishop of Caetité, Bahia, Brazil
64.7InstalledJoseph William Tobin, C.SS.R.Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria delle Grazie a Via TrionfaleCardinal, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
30 Jan60.9AppointedMaroun AmmarApostolic Administrator of Saïdā (Sidone) (Maronite), LebanonBishop
47.9AppointedMarek MarczakApostolic Administrator of Łódź, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
56.2ResignedElias NassarBishop of Saïdā (Sidone) (Maronite), LebanonBishop Emeritus
92.1DiedCesar Castro Raval, S.V.D. †Bishop Emeritus of Bangued, Philippines
31 Jan56.3InstalledJohn Oliver BarresBishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
1 Feb86.7DiedAlbano Bortoletto CavallinArchbishop Emeritus of Londrina, Parana, Brazil
61.3AppointedCarlos Alberto dos SantosBishop of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
50.3AppointedGuglielmo GiombancoBishop of Patti, Italy
75.0RetiredJosef HrdličkaAuxiliary Bishop of Olomouc, Czech RepublicAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
76.8RetiredCzeslaw Stanula, C.SS.R.Bishop of Itabuna, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.0RetiredIgnazio ZambitoBishop of Patti, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Feb72.2ResignedRamon Cabrera ArgüellesArchbishop of Lipa, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus
66.2AppointedMoses M. Costa, C.S.C.Archbishop of Chittagong, Bangladesh
58.0AppointedGilbert Armea GarceraArchbishop of Lipa, Philippines
74.7RetiredRonald Paul HerzogBishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
74.2RetiredJean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I.Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane, LaosVicar Apostolic Emeritus
72.8AppointedLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D.Apostolic Administrator of Vientiane, LaosCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Paksé, Laos
64.1AppointedEusebio Ramos MoralesBishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico
66.3SucceededDavid Prescott TalleyBishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
3 Feb92.8DiedCarmelo Cassati, M.S.C. †Archbishop Emeritus of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), Italy
66.8AppointedJorge VázquezCoadjutor Bishop of Morón, ArgentinaBishop
4 Feb65.6InstalledGiuseppe GiulianoBishop of Lucera-Troia, Italy
52.9AppointedJuan Manuel González Sandoval, M.N.M.Bishop of Tarahumara, Chihuahua, México
54.0Ordained BishopDominique Banlène GuigbileBishop of Dapaong, Togo
68.5ResignedMaroun Elias Nimeh LahhamAuxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, PalestineAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.5Ordained BishopWellington de Queiroz VieiraPrelate of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil
77.3AppointedJosé Nelson Westrupp, S.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil
5 Feb54.5SucceededGeorge Bugeja, O.F.M.Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya
54.0InstalledDominique Banlène GuigbileBishop of Dapaong, Togo
75.0RetiredGiovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, O.F.M.Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli, LibyaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
59.9InstalledJohn Ribat, M.S.C.Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista de’ RossiCardinal, Archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
6 Feb87.6DiedJosé Gea EscolanoBishop Emeritus of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain
69.4AppointedAntonio MenniniOfficial of the Secretariat of State
7 Feb93.1DiedLuis Alberto Luna Tobar, O.C.D. †Archbishop Emeritus of Cuenca, Ecuador
8 Feb56.3AppointedGustavo Bombin Espino, O.SS.T.Bishop of Maintirano, Madagascar
86.3DiedGeorges El-Murr, B.C. †Archbishop Emeritus of Petra e Filadelfia (Melkite Greek), Jordan
54.2AppointedTimothy James HarrisBishop of Townsville, Australia
73.2DiedPatrick Mumbure MutumeAuxiliary Bishop of Mutare, Zimbabwe
9 Feb59.3InstalledEdward James BurnsBishop of Dallas, Texas, USA
66.2AppointedHorst EberleinAuxiliary Bishop of Hamburg, Germany
66.2AppointedHorst EberleinTitular Bishop of TisediAuxiliary Bishop of Hamburg, Germany
10 Feb53.3Ordained BishopSocrates Calamba Mesiona, M.S.P.Titular Bishop of BuduaVicar Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines
69.5AppointedGiovanni Salonia, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of Palermo, ItalyPriest of Order of Friars Minor Capuchin
69.5AppointedGiovanni Salonia, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of ButhrotumPriest of Order of Friars Minor Capuchin
11 Feb47.5Ordained BishopRubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Grajaú, Maranhão, Brazil
55.6InstalledVictor Emilio Masalles PereBishop of Baní, Dominican Republic
88.3InstalledErnest SimoniCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria della ScalaCardinal, Priest of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania
89.9DiedJozef ZlatňanskýSecretary Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
12 Feb101.2DiedAlbert-Georges-Yves MalboisBishop Emeritus of Corbeil, France
13 Feb53.1AppointedYunan Tombe Trille Kuku AndaliBishop of El Obeid, Sudan
14 Feb85.5DiedPaul Nguyên Van HòaBishop Emeritus of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
15 Feb76.0RetiredFrancisco Javier Hernández Arnedo, O.A.R.Bishop of Tianguá, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.2RetiredLuigi NegriArchbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
47.3AppointedFrancisco Edimilson Neves FerreiraBishop of Tianguá, Ceara, Brazil
56.2AppointedGian Carlo PeregoArchbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Italy
16 Feb53.4AppointedPedro Collar NogueraBishop of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, Paraguay
86.1DiedOsmond Peter MartinBishop Emeritus of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, Antilles
77.3RetiredMario Melanio Medina SalinasBishop of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, ParaguayBishop Emeritus
18 Feb64.0Ordained BishopJean-Pierre Edmond Cottanceau, SS.CC.Archbishop of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)
75.7RetiredJean-Pierre Grallet, O.F.M.Archbishop of Strasbourg, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
79.6RetiredGérard Mulumba KalembaBishop of Mweka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
59.2Ordained BishopJoseph-Marie Ndi-OkallaBishop of Mbalmayo, Cameroon
59.4AppointedOscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M.Bishop of Mweka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
59.7AppointedLuc Marie Daniel Ravel, C.R.S.V.Archbishop of Strasbourg, France
66.3CeasedMiguel Angel Sebastián Martínez, M.C.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Doba, ChadBishop of Lai, Chad
54.0Ordained BishopMartin Waïngue BaniBishop of Doba, Chad
20 Feb70.5ResignedHenryk Józef NowackiApostolic Nuncio to SwedenApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
70.5ResignedHenryk Józef NowackiApostolic Nuncio to IcelandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sweden
70.5ResignedHenryk Józef NowackiApostolic Nuncio to DenmarkApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sweden
70.5ResignedHenryk Józef NowackiApostolic Nuncio to FinlandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sweden
70.5ResignedHenryk Józef NowackiApostolic Nuncio to NorwayApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sweden
21 Feb90.9DiedDesmond ConnellCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
22 Feb76.2RetiredGérard Émile Jean-Louis ColicheAuxiliary Bishop of Lille, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
50.1AppointedJoão Justino de Medeiros SilvaCoadjutor Archbishop of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
60.5AppointedAntoine Henry Pierre Marie HérouardAuxiliary Bishop of Lille, France
60.5AppointedAntoine Henry Pierre Marie HérouardTitular Bishop of MaillezaisAuxiliary Bishop of Lille, France
58.7Ordained BishopGregory Paul Homeming, O.C.D.Bishop of Lismore, Australia
51.1Ordained BishopGiovanni IntiniBishop of Tricarico, Italy
23 Feb92.3DiedAlfonso de Jesús Hinojosa BerronesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
25 Feb54.2InstalledJúlio Endi Akamine, S.A.C.Archbishop of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
64.2Ordained BishopArgemiro de Azevedo, C.M.F.Bishop of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
47.3Ordained BishopCarlos Tomás Morel DiplánTitular Bishop of BuxentumAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
72.1ResignedJoseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Ilagan, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
71.7InstalledCarlos Osoro SierraCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in TrastevereCardinal, Archbishop of Madrid, Spain
58.1AppointedPrudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M.Apostolic Administrator of Ilagan, PhilippinesVicar Apostolic of Tabuk, Philippines
52.6Ordained BishopJosé Mauricio Vélez GarcíaTitular Bishop of LapdaAuxiliary Bishop of Medellín, Colombia
26 Feb71.1InstalledJean-Pierre KutwaCardinal-Priest of Santa Emerenziana a Tor FiorenzaCardinal, Archbishop of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
64.1InstalledEusebio Ramos MoralesBishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico
44.3Ordained BishopAlexis Aly TagbinoTitular Bishop of CuiculAuxiliary Bishop of Kankan, Guinea
27 Feb52.0Ordained BishopKannikadass William AntonyBishop of Mysore, India
60.4InstalledWilliam Terrence McGrattanBishop of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
28 Feb57.9AppointedFabio FabeneTitular Bishop of Mons FaliscusOfficial of the Synod of Bishops
90.7DiedAntônio Ribeiro de OliveiraArchbishop Emeritus of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
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