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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar55.7AppointedJosé Avelino BettencourtApostolic Nuncio to Armenia
54.9AppointedBartolomé Buigues Oller, T.C.Bishop of Alajuela, Costa Rica
76.6RetiredMarie Pierre François Auguste Gaschy, C.S.Sp.Vicar Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et MiquelonVicar Apostolic Emeritus
92.3DiedJean-Guy HamelinBishop Emeritus of Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada
75.4RetiredAngel San Casimiro Fernández, O.A.R.Bishop of Alajuela, Costa RicaBishop Emeritus
3 Mar58.3Ordained BishopMario de Jesús Álvarez GómezBishop of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia
72.1InstalledNicolas Antiba, B.A.Patriarchal Vicar of Damas (Melkite Greek), Syria
69.2AppointedGaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I.Bishop of Farafangana, Madagascar
49.8Ordained BishopJorge Ignacio García CuervaTitular Bishop of LacubazaAuxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
50.8Ordained BishopPaul Martin, S.M.Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand
60.0AppointedMargarito Salazar CárdenasBishop of Matehuala, San Luís Potosí, México
4 Mar50.8InstalledPaul Martin, S.M.Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand
5 Mar84.4DiedTomas Aguon CamachoBishop Emeritus of Chalan Kanoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
6 Mar73.3DiedPaul Bùi Văn ÐocArchbishop of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
7 Mar50.6AppointedEduardo MalaspinaAuxiliary Bishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
50.6AppointedEduardo MalaspinaTitular Bishop of PupianaAuxiliary Bishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
79.5DiedWerner RadspielerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bamberg, Germany
58.7AppointedJoseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
8 Mar55.7AppointedJosé Avelino BettencourtApostolic Nuncio to GeorgiaApostolic Nuncio to Armenia
60.4AppointedJoseph Do Manh HungApostolic Administrator of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet NamAuxiliary Bishop
9 Mar58.9AppointedJean-Marie Charles André Le VertAuxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas), France
58.9AppointedJean-Marie Charles André Le VertTitular Bishop of BriançonnetAuxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas), France
57.8AppointedFortunatus NwachukwuApostolic Nuncio to Suriname, AntillesApostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles
45.6AppointedPetar PalićBishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), Croatia
77.0RetiredSlobodan ŠtambukBishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), CroatiaBishop Emeritus
90.0DiedElías Yanes AlvarezArchbishop Emeritus of Zaragoza, Spain
10 Mar54.7Ordained BishopPierre GoudreaultBishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Québec, Canada
65.8Ordained BishopCristóbal López Romero, S.D.B.Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco
56.3AppointedFlorencio Félix Paredes Cruz, C.R.L.Coadjutor Prelate of Humahuaca, Argentina
90.9DiedRoch PedneaultAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada
11 Mar58.1InstalledFridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap.Coadjutor Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop
64.7DiedJean Damascène BimenyimanaBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
63.3Ordained BishopDermot Pius FarrellBishop of Ossory, Ireland
81.8DiedKarl LehmannCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mainz, Germany
61.7CeasedCarlo Roberto Maria RedaelliApostolic Administrator of Acqui, ItalyArchbishop of Gorizia, Italy
65.8InstalledLuigi TestoreBishop of Acqui, Italy
12 Mar51.3AppointedLouie Patalinghug GalbinesBishop of Kabankalan, Philippines
60.8ResignedMário LucundeBishop of Menongue, AngolaBishop Emeritus
15 Mar64.9InstalledMyron Joseph CottaBishop of Stockton, California, USA
61.9AppointedManuel da Silva Rodrigues LindaBishop of Porto, Portugal
16 Mar51.0Ordained BishopJon Paul Christian Hansen, C.SS.R.Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
46.5Ordained BishopMarcelo Julián MargniTitular Bishop of StephaniacumAuxiliary Bishop of Quilmes, Argentina
17 Mar64.3Ordained BishopLivio CorazzaBishop of Forli-Bertinoro, Italy
53.9Ordained BishopJosé Saúl Grisales GrisalesBishop of Ipiales, Colombia
61.6AppointedLéon Kalenga BadikebeleApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
71.7ResignedAntonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D.Vicar Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro, PhilippinesVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.2AppointedDavid William Valencia AntonioApostolic Administrator of San Jose in Mindoro, PhilippinesBishop of Ilagan, Philippines
67.6InstalledGuilherme Antônio Werlang, M.S.F.Bishop of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
78.5CeasedJosé Nelson Westrupp, S.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 Mar55.8Ordained BishopJosé Avelino BettencourtTitular Archbishop of AemonaApostolic Nuncio to Armenia
63.8AppointedPeter MachadoArchbishop of Bangalore, India
76.6RetiredBernard Blasius MorasArchbishop of Bangalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
80.0DiedKeith Michael Patrick O’BrienCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
50.1Ordained BishopWaldemar Stanisław SommertagTitular Archbishop of Traiectum ad MosamApostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua
59.4Ordained BishopAlfred XuerebTitular Archbishop of AmanteaApostolic Nuncio to Korea
21 Mar67.0AppointedPaulo Mendes PeixotoApostolic Administrator of Formosa, Goias, BrazilArchbishop of Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
55.7ResignedDario Edoardo ViganòPrefect of the Secretariat for CommunicationsPrefect Emeritus
23 Mar87.4DiedLino Bortolo Belotti, C.M.P. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bergamo, Italy
24 Mar65.5AppointedGervais BanshimiyubusaArchbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi
56.5AppointedJulio MuratApostolic Nuncio to Cameroun
76.2RetiredEvariste NgoyagoyeArchbishop of Bujumbura, BurundiArchbishop Emeritus
85.0DiedArthur Nicholas TafoyaBishop Emeritus of Pueblo, Colorado, USA
25 Mar82.6DiedVicente Ramón Hernández PeñaBishop Emeritus of Trujillo, Venezuela
26 Mar78.1AppointedPhilip Boyce, O.C.D.Apostolic Administrator of Dromore, IrelandBishop Emeritus of Raphoe, Ireland
78.8RetiredEugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P.Bishop of Benguela, AngolaBishop Emeritus
85.9DiedAntónio dos SantosBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
54.3AppointedAntónio Francisco Jaca, S.V.D.Bishop of Benguela, Angola
69.1ResignedJohn McAreaveyBishop of Dromore, IrelandBishop Emeritus
27 Mar43.8AppointedGiovani Edgar AranaAuxiliary Bishop of El Alto, Bolivia
43.8AppointedGiovani Edgar AranaTitular Bishop of MuteciAuxiliary Bishop of El Alto, Bolivia
87.8DiedJosé Hugo Garaycoa HawkinsBishop Emeritus of Tacna y Moquegua, Peru
46.1AppointedSkiper Bladimir Yáñez CalvachiBishop of Babahoyo, Ecuador
28 Mar69.3AppointedRobert Francis Christian, O.P.Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
69.3AppointedRobert Francis Christian, O.P.Titular Bishop of Giru MarcelliAuxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, California, USA
75.6RetiredCaetano Ferrari, O.F.M.Bishop of Bauru, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
58.5AppointedRubens Sevilha, O.C.D.Bishop of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
29 Mar56.6AppointedJulio MuratApostolic Nuncio to Equatorial GuineaApostolic Nuncio to Cameroun
64.9AppointedSilvano Herminio Pedroso MontalvoBishop of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Cuba
81.4DiedWalter Pérez VillamonteBishop Emeritus of Potosí, Bolivia
80.3DiedEnrique Troncoso TroncosoBishop Emeritus of Melipilla, Chile
30 Mar87.1DiedHenry Theophilus Howaniec, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Santissima Trinità in Almaty, Kazakhstan
31 Mar55.3AppointedDonatien Bafuidinsoni Maloko-Mana, S.J.Bishop of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
57.6AppointedJean-Pierre Kwambamba MasiBishop of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
77.2RetiredJean-Gaspard Mudiso Mund’la, S.V.D.Bishop of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
80.1RetiredPhilippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M.Bishop of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
1 Apr79.6DiedRicardo Pedro Chaves Pinto Filho, O. Praem. †Archbishop Emeritus of Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 Apr75.2RetiredThomas John CurryAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
67.4Ordained BishopJoel Matthias Konzen, S.M.Titular Bishop of LeavenworthAuxiliary Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
4 Apr87.7DiedIgnace Pierre VIII (Grégoire) Abdel-AhadPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
56.3AppointedPaul Adegboyega OlawooreCoadjutor Bishop of Ilorin, Nigeria
57.5AppointedLimacêdo Antônio da SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
57.5AppointedLimacêdo Antônio da SilvaTitular Bishop of SaldaeAuxiliary Bishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
59.5AppointedJayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka
59.5AppointedJayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyTitular Bishop of MulliAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka
76.4RetiredVincent Marius Joseph PeirisAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri LankaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
5 Apr45.0Ordained BishopJohn NellikunnelBishop of Idukki (Syro-Malabar), India
60.8AppointedMarc Vincent TrudeauAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
60.8AppointedMarc Vincent TrudeauTitular Bishop of Tinisa in ProconsulariAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
6 Apr66.9AppointedLuis Antonio Scozzina, O.F.M.Bishop of Orán, Argentina
56.9AppointedHeiner Wilmer, S.C.I.Bishop of Hildesheim, Germany
7 Apr63.7AppointedMedil Sacay AseoBishop of Tagum, Philippines
56.7InstalledFabio Reynaldo Colindres AbarcaBishop of San Miguel, El Salvador
80.0RetiredFrancesco CoccopalmerioPresident of the Pontifical Council for Legislative TextsCardinal, President Emeritus
60.2Ordained BishopSimon T. FaddoulBishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation at Ibadan (Maronite), Nigeria
60.3AppointedFilippo Iannone, O. Carm.President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
77.0RetiredWilfredo Dasco ManlapazBishop of Tagum, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
47.9Ordained BishopRaymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa, C.Ss.R.Bishop of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
62.2CeasedRobert Christopher NdlovuApostolic Administrator of Chinhoyi, ZimbabweArchbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
58.9AppointedPaul Fitzpatrick RussellApostolic Nuncio to AzerbaijanApostolic Nuncio to Turkey
45.5AppointedÁbel Antal Szocska, O.S.B.M.Bishop of Nyíregyháza (Hungarian), Hungary
46.4Ordained BishopYouhanna Rafic WarchaTitular Bishop of Apamea in Syria dei MaronitiCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
9 Apr36.4AppointedCristian Dumitru CrişanApostolic Visitor (Visitator)
59.7Ordained BishopPaul SwarbrickBishop of Lancaster, England, Great Britain
83.2DiedFelipe Tejeda García, M.Sp.S. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
10 Apr65.9AppointedSamuel Irenios KattukallilCoadjutor Bishop of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankara), India
59.0AppointedYoohanon Theodosius KochuthundilCoadjutor Bishop of Muvattupuzha (Syro-Malankara), India
62.6CeasedIbrahim Isaac SidrakApostolic Administrator of Guizeh (Coptic), EgyptPatriarch of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
51.4AppointedToma Adly ZakiApostolic Administrator of Guizeh (Coptic), Egypt
51.4AppointedToma Adly ZakiTitular Bishop of CabasaApostolic Administrator of Guizeh (Coptic), Egypt
12 Apr67.0CeasedJosé Alfredo Caires de Nobrega, S.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Farafangana, MadagascarBishop of Mananjary, Madagascar
69.3InstalledGaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I.Bishop of Farafangana, Madagascar
38.8AppointedPetro Loza, C.Ss.R.Titular Bishop of PaniumAuxiliary Bishop of Sokal-Zhovkva (Ukrainian), Ukraine
38.8ConfirmedPetro Loza, C.Ss.R.Auxiliary Bishop of Sokal-Zhovkva (Ukrainian), Ukraine
76.0RetiredBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
14 Apr54.4InstalledAlick BandaArchbishop of Lusaka, Zambia
85.5DiedRinaldo Fidel BrédiceBishop Emeritus of Santa Rosa, Argentina
66.7InstalledGiuseppe MarcianteBishop of Cefalù, Italy
48.9Ordained BishopMatthias Charles Georges MradTitular Bishop of ZoravaCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
57.1Ordained BishopAthanasius Rethna Swamy SwamiadianBishop of Ahmedabad, India
15 Apr53.8Ordained BishopPeter BirkhoferTitular Bishop of Villamagna in TripolitanaAuxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
60.1Ordained BishopPhilippe Maurice Marie Joseph Christory, Comm. l'Emm.Bishop of Chartres, France
62.0InstalledManuel da Silva Rodrigues LindaBishop of Porto, Portugal
16 Apr42.5AppointedAndriy RabiyApostolic Administrator of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
66.4ResignedStefan SorokaArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USAArchbishop Emeritus
17 Apr77.4RetiredJosé María ArancedoArchbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
59.7Ordained BishopJames Athikalam, M.S.T.Bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India
58.9AppointedSergio Alfredo FenoyArchbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina
88.2DiedDavid Edward FoleyBishop Emeritus of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
54.0InstalledJosé Saúl Grisales GrisalesBishop of Ipiales, Colombia
90.9DiedPhilibert Randriambololona, S.J. †Archbishop Emeritus of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
18 Apr58.2AppointedPaul Anthony MullasseryBishop of Quilon, India
76.8RetiredStanley RomanBishop of Quilon, IndiaBishop Emeritus
19 Apr70.4DiedZacharias Cenita JimenezAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Butuan, Philippines
77.9RetiredDamian KyaruziBishop of Sumbawanga, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
52.7AppointedBeatus Christian Urassa, ALCP/OSSBishop of Sumbawanga, Tanzania
74.8DiedAbraham ViruthakulangaraArchbishop of Nagpur, India
21 Apr44.3Ordained BishopHéctor López AlvaradoTitular Bishop of SereddeliAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
60.1Ordained BishopJuan Manuel Muñoz Curiel, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of TucciAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
53.4Ordained BishopJanusz OstrowskiTitular Bishop of CaltadriaAuxiliary Bishop of Warmia, Poland
52.1Ordained BishopEngelberto Polino SánchezTitular Bishop of Vazari-DiddaAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
22 Apr64.4InstalledLivio CorazzaBishop of Forli-Bertinoro, Italy
74.0InstalledLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D.Cardinal-Priest of San Silvestro in CapiteCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos
24 Apr49.9Ordained BishopAbel Cahiles ApigoBishop of Mati, Philippines
77.9RetiredDomenico Berni Leonardi, O.S.A.Prelate of Chuquibambilla, PeruPrelate Emeritus
43.5AppointedEdinson Edgardo Farfán Córdova, O.S.A.Apostolic Administrator of Chuquibambilla, Peru
55.7CeasedVictor Manuel FernándezRectorArchbishop of La Plata, Argentina
102.5DiedVictor Garaygordóbil BerrizbeitiaPrelate Emeritus of Los Ríos, Ecuador
53.2AppointedProsper Bonaventure KyBishop of Dédougou, Burkina Faso
25 Apr49.9InstalledAbel Cahiles ApigoBishop of Mati, Philippines
57.1InstalledGregory John BittmanBishop of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
61.8AppointedAirton José dos SantosArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
75.9RetiredGermano Grachane, C.M.Bishop of Nacala, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
66.3AppointedJoseph Vuthilert HaelomBishop of Chiang Rai, Thailand
88.4DiedHans-Reinhard KochAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Erfurt, Germany
80.3RetiredMaurice Konan KouassiBishop of Daloa, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
58.2AppointedMarcellin Yao KouadioBishop of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire
76.1RetiredGeraldo Lyrio RochaArchbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
55.7Ordained BishopFrancis MeliBishop of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
52.8AppointedMarcellin-Marie NdabnyembBishop of Batouri, Cameroon
64.5AppointedJoseph Nguyen Duc CuongBishop of Thanh Hoá, Viet Nam
46.3AppointedMário SpakiBishop of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil
67.6InstalledPedro Vázquez VillalobosArchbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
61.0AppointedAlberto Vera Aréjula, O. de M.Bishop of Nacala, Mozambique
26 Apr56.3Ordained BishopMichael Joseph DooleyBishop of Dunedin, New Zealand
94.2DiedPierre Marie Léon Augustin PlateauArchbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
27 Apr56.3InstalledMichael Joseph DooleyBishop of Dunedin, New Zealand
74.1AppointedTerrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J.Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Apr51.1AppointedCerilo "Allan" Uy CasicasBishop of Marbel, Philippines
79.1RetiredDinualdo Destajo GutierrezBishop of Marbel, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
80.6DiedRamón López Carrozas, O. de M. †Bishop Emeritus of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia, Piaui, Brazil
56.5Ordained BishopFlorencio Félix Paredes Cruz, C.R.L.Coadjutor Prelate of Humahuaca, Argentina
30 Apr45.8Ordained BishopPetar PalićBishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), Croatia
50.4Ordained BishopBartolome Gaspar SantosBishop of Iba, Philippines
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