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The Year of Our Lord 2019

Bishop Events

January to June


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Jan48.4AppointedRex Andrew Clement AlarconBishop of Daet, PhilippinesBishop-Elect
60.6AppointedJohn Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp.Archbishop of Accra, Ghana
69.9AppointedPrakash MallavarapuApostolic Administrator of Srikakulam, IndiaArchbishop of Visakhapatnam, India
85.8DiedSalvador Martínez PérezBishop Emeritus of Huejutla, Hidalgo, México
3 Jan54.9AppointedStephen Ameyu Martin MullaBishop of Torit, South SudanBishop-Elect
50.7AppointedJorge Ignacio García CuervaBishop of Río Gallegos, Argentina
72.0DiedMichael Yeung Ming-cheungBishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], China
5 Jan70.5InstalledDario Campos, O.F.M.Archbishop of Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
92.6DiedSergio Otoniel Contreras NaviaBishop Emeritus of Temuco, Chile
54.6Ordained BishopJanusz Edward MastalskiTitular Bishop of NobaAuxiliary Bishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
49.9Ordained BishopTimoteo Solórzano Rojas, M.S.C.Titular Bishop of DumiumAuxiliary Bishop of Trujillo, Peru
79.4AppointedJohn Tong HonApostolic Administrator of Hong Kong [Xianggang], ChinaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
6 Jan74.4RetiredAleixo das Neves Dias, S.F.X.Bishop of Port Blair, IndiaBishop Emeritus
80.4DiedEmiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I. †Abbot Emeritus of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese), Italy
7 Jan49.8AppointedMarvyn Abrea MacedaBishop of San Jose de Antique, PhilippinesBishop-Elect
8 Jan86.0DiedJosé Belvino do NascimentoBishop Emeritus of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
92.3DiedArmando Bortolaso, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria
51.9AppointedJean-Pierre VuilleminAuxiliary Bishop of Metz, France
51.9AppointedJean-Pierre VuilleminTitular Bishop of ThérouanneAuxiliary Bishop of Metz, France
88.8DiedGiorgio ZurApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
9 Jan95.3DiedJoseph Lawson HowzeBishop Emeritus of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
55.9AppointedWalter Jorge PintoBishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop-Elect
10 Jan58.5InstalledCarlos Briseño Arch, O.A.R.Bishop of Veracruz, México
11 Jan84.1DiedRafael Arcadio Bernal Supelano, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
84.3DiedCharles Soreng, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Hazaribag, India
12 Jan62.6InstalledPhilip Arnold Subira AnyoloArchbishop of Kisumu, Kenya
55.6AppointedNuno Brás da Silva MartinsBishop of Funchal, Portugal
77.1DiedChristian Conrad Blouin, C.M.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Lae, Papua New Guinea
76.7RetiredAntónio José Cavaco CarrilhoBishop of Funchal, PortugalBishop Emeritus
61.0Ordained BishopFranco Moscone, C.R.S.Archbishop of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
13 Jan97.7DiedRoberto Reinaldo Cáceres GonzálezBishop Emeritus of Melo, Uruguay
60.8AppointedHency Martínez VargasBishop of La Dorada-Guaduas, ColombiaBishop-Elect
76.3RetiredOscar Aníbal Salazar GómezBishop of La Dorada-Guaduas, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
14 Jan82.3DiedGonzalo Ramiro del Castillo Crespo, O.C.D. †Bishop Emeritus of Bolivia, Military
16 Jan61.1ResignedCecilio Raúl Berzosa MartínezBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop Emeritus
76.6AppointedJesús García BurilloApostolic Administrator of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop Emeritus of Ávila, Spain
78.5ResignedFrancisco Gil HellínApostolic Administrator of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainArchbishop Emeritus of Burgos, Spain
17 Jan54.9AppointedFrancis Obafemi AdesinaBishop of Ijebu-Ode, NigeriaBishop-Elect
76.3RetiredYvon AmbroiseBishop of Tuticorin, IndiaBishop Emeritus
58.6AppointedBenoît BertrandBishop of Mende, FranceBishop-Elect
79.5RetiredAlbert Ayinde FasinaBishop of Ijebu-Ode, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
66.5AppointedStephen Antony PillaiBishop of Tuticorin, IndiaBishop-Elect
18 Jan45.2Ordained BishopRobert JarjisTitular Bishop of ArsamosataAuxiliary Bishop of Baghdad (Chaldean), Iraq
63.3Ordained BishopNajib Mikhael Moussa, O.P.Archbishop of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
19 Jan75.5RetiredBenvenuto Italo CastellaniArchbishop of Lucca, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
50.4Ordained BishopChristophe Zakhia El-KassisTitular Archbishop of RosellaApostolic Nuncio to Pakistan
55.0AppointedPaolo GiuliettiArchbishop of Lucca, Italy
74.7CeasedLuis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J.President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
67.0CeasedGuido PozzoSecretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Secretary Emeritus
20 Jan70.6InstalledGiovanni Angelo BecciuCardinal-Deacon of San LinoCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
46.9Ordained BishopBruno Paul Marie ValentinTitular Bishop of VaisonAuxiliary Bishop of Versailles, France
22 Jan58.6AppointedJoseph Lawrence CoffeyAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
58.6AppointedJoseph Lawrence CoffeyTitular Bishop of ArsacalAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of United States of America, Military
61.5AppointedWilliam James MuhmAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
61.5AppointedWilliam James MuhmTitular Bishop of CapsusAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of United States of America, Military
83.5DiedJohn Mortimer Fourette SmithBishop Emeritus of Trenton, New Jersey, USA
23 Jan57.3AppointedJosé Benedito CardosoAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
57.3AppointedJosé Benedito CardosoTitular Bishop of Castellum MinusAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of São Paulo, Brazil
24 Jan89.1DiedFernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona y Tudela, Spain
25 Jan84.2DiedJacques Berthelet, C.S.V. †Bishop Emeritus of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
68.9AppointedCarlos Gustavo Castillo MattasoglioArchbishop of Lima, PeruArchbishop-Elect
75.0RetiredJuan Luis Cipriani ThorneArchbishop of Lima, PeruCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
66.1AppointedJosé Antonio Fernández HurtadoArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, México
63.3InstalledNajib Mikhael Moussa, O.P.Archbishop of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
91.4DiedVigilio Mario OlmiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brescia, Italy
91.3DiedBoniface Tshosa SetlalekgosiBishop Emeritus of Gaborone, Botswana
84.5DiedJaume Traserra CunilleraBishop Emeritus of Solsona, Spain
26 Jan54.4AppointedHenry ArunaBishop of Kenema, Sierra Leone
80.6InstalledAquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F.Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Lucia del GonfaloneCardinal, Superior General Emeritus of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
75.0RetiredLaurent Chu Văn MinhAuxiliary Bishop of Hà Nội, Viet NamAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.1InstalledFranco Moscone, C.R.S.Archbishop of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
53.0CeasedLuigi RennaApostolic Administrator of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, ItalyBishop of Cerignola-Ascoli Satriano, Italy
29 Jan53.6AppointedÁngel Francisco Caraballo FermínBishop of Cabimas, Venezuela
58.4InstalledDaniel Elias GarciaBishop of Monterey in California, USA
62.4InstalledPeter Joseph HundtArchbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
79.2CeasedGerald Eugene WilkersonApostolic Administrator of Monterey in California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
30 Jan60.6InstalledRomeo Saniel, O.M.I.Apostolic Administrator of Jolo, Philippines
31 Jan56.6AppointedRobert John BrennanBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USA
75.4RetiredFrederick Francis CampbellBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
68.9InstalledAngelito Rendon Lampon, O.M.I.Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines
1 Feb48.3Ordained BishopElias Al-DebeiArchbishop of Bosra e Haūrān (Melkite Greek), Syria
2 Feb52.7InstalledJosé Eudes Campos do NascimentoBishop of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
80.2DiedWalter James EdyveanAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
55.7AppointedGianfranco GalloneApostolic Nuncio to Zambia
55.7AppointedGianfranco GalloneTitular Archbishop of MotulaApostolic Nuncio to Zambia
52.0AppointedAnte JozićApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
52.0AppointedAnte JozićTitular Archbishop of CissaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
51.4Ordained BishopCarlos Arturo Quintero GómezBishop of Armenia, Colombia
48.4Ordained BishopKornelius Sipayung, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Medan, Indonesia
62.6AppointedStanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine
62.6AppointedStanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, UkraineCoadjutor Bishop of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine
3 Feb61.0InstalledRobert Anthony LlanosBishop of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles
52.0Ordained BishopJean-Pierre VuilleminTitular Bishop of ThérouanneAuxiliary Bishop of Metz, France
4 Feb58.9AppointedLuigi BiancoApostolic Nuncio to Uganda
62.3AppointedRobert Byrne, C.O.Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
76.5RetiredSéamus CunninghamBishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
9 Feb61.8InstalledSanctus Lino WanokBishop of Lira, Uganda
10 Feb67.2Ordained BishopLawrence DuffyBishop of Clogher, Ireland
79.9DiedDinualdo Destajo GutierrezBishop Emeritus of Marbel, Philippines
47.3Ordained BishopAlexandre François Marie JolyTitular Bishop of PrivataAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
94.4DiedNicolas Mollenedo MondejarBishop Emeritus of San Carlos, Philippines
11 Feb56.7AppointedJohn Alphonse Asiedu, S.V.D.Vicar Apostolic of Donkorkrom, Ghana
69.3ResignedJoaquim Ferreira Lopes, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Viana, AngolaBishop Emeritus
52.2Ordained BishopRonald Ignacio (Bong) LunasBishop of Pagadian, Philippines
53.2AppointedRenatus Leonard NkwandeArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
74.0InstalledPaul Nguyên Thái Hop, O.P.Bishop of Hà Tĩnh, Viet Nam
54.9AppointedEmílio SumbeleloBishop of Viana, Angola
12 Feb51.8AppointedPatrick ElukeAuxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt, NigeriaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
51.8AppointedPatrick ElukeTitular Bishop of PhoticeAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
66.0InstalledAlphonse Nguyên Huu Long, P.S.S.Bishop of Vinh, Viet Nam
51.7AppointedArkadiusz OkrojAuxiliary Bishop of Pelplin, PolandAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
51.7AppointedArkadiusz OkrojTitular Bishop of CufrutaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Pelplin, Poland
60.7AppointedJoseba Segura EtxezarragaAuxiliary Bishop of Bilbao, SpainAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
60.7AppointedJoseba Segura EtxezarragaTitular Bishop of BastiAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Bilbao, Spain
55.1InstalledDavid William Valencia AntonioBishop of Ilagan, Philippines
13 Feb88.5LaicizedTheodore Edgar McCarrickArchbishop Emeritus of Washington, District of Columbia, USA
55.1AppointedLazarus Vitalis Msimbe, S.D.S.Apostolic Administrator of Morogoro, Tanzania
14 Feb71.4AppointedKevin Joseph FarrellChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic ChamberCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
48.7AppointedWojciech SkibickiAuxiliary Bishop of Elbląg, PolandAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
48.7AppointedWojciech SkibickiTitular Bishop of Casae NigraeAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Elbląg, Poland
15 Feb89.9DiedThomas Joseph CostelloAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
48.3InstalledElias Al-DebeiArchbishop of Bosra e Haūrān (Melkite Greek), Syria
64.8AppointedMarco SalviAuxiliary Bishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
64.8AppointedMarco SalviTitular Bishop of Termae HimeraeAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
16 Feb68.3AppointedFlorencio Armando Colín CruzBishop of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, México
47.1AppointedSalvador González MoralesAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
47.1AppointedSalvador González MoralesTitular Bishop of LacubazaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of México, Federal District
77.1RetiredAntonio Ortega Franco, C.O.Auxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
45.3AppointedCarlos Enrique Samaniego LópezAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
45.3AppointedCarlos Enrique Samaniego LópezTitular Bishop of CilliumAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of México, Federal District
87.1DiedSilvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D. †Archbishop Emeritus of Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
57.3AppointedHubertus Matheus Maria van MegenApostolic Nuncio to Kenya
The future events listed below have been publicly announced, but are subject to change.
17 Feb55.7InstalledNuno Brás da Silva MartinsBishop of Funchal, Portugal
50.9Ordained BishopAntónio Juliasse Ferreira SandramoTitular Bishop of ArsennariaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Maputo, Mozambique
48.2Ordained BishopFilbert Felician MhasiBishop of Tunduru-Masasi, TanzaniaBishop-Elect
22 Feb62.7Ordained BishopGuy Desrochers, C.Ss.R.Titular Bishop of MelziAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
24 Feb53.4Ordained BishopManoel de Oliveira Soares FilhoBishop of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, BrazilBishop-Elect
66.6Ordained BishopStephen Antony PillaiBishop of Tuticorin, IndiaBishop-Elect
2 Mar69.0Ordained BishopCarlos Gustavo Castillo MattasoglioArchbishop of Lima, PeruArchbishop-Elect
52.6Ordained BishopThéophile NareBishop of Kaya, Burkina FasoBishop-Elect
51.7Ordained BishopArkadiusz OkrojTitular Bishop of CufrutaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Pelplin, Poland
3 Mar55.1Ordained BishopStephen Ameyu Martin MullaBishop of Torit, South SudanBishop-Elect
51.8Ordained BishopJoão Aparecido Bergamasco, S.A.C.Bishop of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilBishop-Elect
58.7Ordained BishopBenoît BertrandBishop of Mende, FranceBishop-Elect
49.0Ordained BishopAlbert HemromCoadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh, IndiaCoadjutor Bishop-Elect
10 Mar53.4InstalledManoel de Oliveira Soares FilhoBishop of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, BrazilBishop-Elect
15 Mar57.5Ordained BishopJosé Benedito CardosoTitular Bishop of Castellum MinusAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of São Paulo, Brazil
19 Mar48.6Ordained BishopRex Andrew Clement AlarconBishop of Daet, PhilippinesBishop-Elect
58.7Ordained BishopCarlos Enrique Curiel Herrera, Sch. P.Titular Bishop of CarinolaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Cochabamba, Bolivia
55.9Ordained BishopGianfranco GalloneTitular Archbishop of MotulaApostolic Nuncio to Zambia
56.7Ordained BishopJuan GómezTitular Bishop of SemtaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Cochabamba, Bolivia
51.4Ordained BishopCarlos José de OliveiraBishop of Apucarana, Parana, BrazilBishop-Elect
20 Mar48.6InstalledRex Andrew Clement AlarconBishop of Daet, PhilippinesBishop-Elect
21 Mar61.0Ordained BishopHency Martínez VargasBishop of La Dorada-Guaduas, ColombiaBishop-Elect
23 Mar53.8InstalledÁngel Francisco Caraballo FermínBishop of Cabimas, Venezuela
24 Mar54.2Ordained BishopSusitino Sionepoe, S.M.Bishop of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop-Elect
25 Mar62.5InstalledRobert Byrne, C.O.Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
58.8Ordained BishopJoseph Lawrence CoffeyTitular Bishop of ArsacalAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of United States of America, Military
52.3InstalledRonald Ignacio (Bong) LunasBishop of Pagadian, Philippines
61.7Ordained BishopWilliam James MuhmTitular Bishop of CapsusAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of United States of America, Military
29 Mar56.8InstalledRobert John BrennanBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USA
30 Mar56.1Ordained BishopWalter Jorge PintoBishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop-Elect
31 Mar49.2InstalledMichael GerberBishop of Fulda, Germany
64.9Ordained BishopMarco SalviTitular Bishop of Termae HimeraeAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
2 Apr50.1Ordained BishopMarvyn Abrea MacedaBishop of San Jose de Antique, PhilippinesBishop-Elect
4 Apr61.1InstalledHency Martínez VargasBishop of La Dorada-Guaduas, ColombiaBishop-Elect
6 Apr51.4InstalledCarlos José de OliveiraBishop of Apucarana, Parana, BrazilBishop-Elect
60.9Ordained BishopJoseba Segura EtxezarragaTitular Bishop of BastiAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Bilbao, Spain
48.8Ordained BishopWojciech SkibickiTitular Bishop of Casae NigraeAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Elbląg, Poland
9 Apr50.1InstalledMarvyn Abrea MacedaBishop of San Jose de Antique, PhilippinesBishop-Elect
25 Apr55.2Ordained BishopFrancis Obafemi AdesinaBishop of Ijebu-Ode, NigeriaBishop-Elect
27 Apr95.7BeatifiedEnrique Ángel Angelelli CarlettiBishop of La Rioja, Argentina
56.2InstalledWalter Jorge PintoBishop of União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilBishop-Elect
1 May52.2Ordained BishopAnte JozićTitular Archbishop of CissaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
12 May55.3InstalledPaolo GiuliettiArchbishop of Lucca, Italy
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