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The Year of Our Lord 2020

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Jan75.8RetiredRichard Brendan HigginsAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
70.7ResignedPierre Nguyễn Văn TốtApostolic Nuncio to Sri LankaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
4 Jan45.2Ordained BishopEdinson Edgardo Farfán Córdova, O.S.A.Prelate of Chuquibambilla, Peru
5 Jan55.7Ordained BishopGiuseppe Salvatore BaturiArchbishop of Cagliari, Italy
58.9InstalledVincent Alexandre Édouard Élie JordyArchbishop of Tours, France
53.3InstalledAngelo Raffaele PanzettaArchbishop of Crotone-Santa Severina, Italy
72.4DiedDavid Albin Zywiec Sidor, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Siuna, Nicaragua
6 Jan60.5AppointedMatthew Ishaya AuduArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
48.5AppointedMichael Andrew GielenAuxiliary Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand
48.5AppointedMichael Andrew GielenTitular Bishop of Abbir MaiusAuxiliary Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand
41.9AppointedPavlo HoncharukBishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine
85.3DiedZacarías Ortiz Rolón, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay
72.4ResignedGonzalo Restrepo RestrepoArchbishop of Manizales, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
7 Jan52.0AppointedPetros BergaApostolic Visitor (Visitator)
48.3ConfirmedBechara Guida Matarana, O.F.M.Bishop of Abu Qurqas (Coptic), Egypt
8 Jan75.6RetiredPeter John Haworth DoyleBishop of Northampton, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
64.1AppointedDavid James OakleyBishop of Northampton, England, Great Britain
9 Jan76.0AppointedPablo Ervin Schmitz Simon, O.F.M. Cap.Apostolic Administrator of Siuna, NicaraguaBishop of Bluefields, Nicaragua
10 Jan95.0DiedDante Frasnelli Tarter, O.S.I. †Prelate Emeritus of Huarí, Peru
68.5InstalledClaude HamelinBishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
11 Jan74.7InstalledCelestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Santiago de Chile
56.6InstalledNicodème Anani Barrigah-BenissanArchbishop of Lomé, Togo
51.9Ordained BishopAdrian Józef Galbas, S.A.C.Titular Bishop of NaissusAuxiliary Bishop of Ełk, Poland
67.5AppointedCelestino MiglioreApostolic Nuncio to France
68.4InstalledAurel PercăArchbishop of Bucarest {Bucureşti}, Romania
64.2InstalledMatteo Maria ZuppiCardinal-Priest of Sant’EgidioCardinal, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy
12 Jan38.2Ordained BishopStepan SusTitular Bishop of ZygrisCurial Bishop of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
14 Jan58.7InstalledRicardo Lingan BaccayArchbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
51.1AppointedFidelis Bautista LayogApostolic Administrator of Alaminos, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
15 Jan75.0RetiredMathew ArackalBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), IndiaBishop Emeritus
39.9AppointedMykola Bychok, C.Ss.R.Bishop of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian), Australia
55.6AppointedPeter KochupurackalTitular Bishop of LaresAuxiliary Bishop of Palghat (Syro-Malabar), India
55.6ConfirmedPeter KochupurackalAuxiliary Bishop of Palghat (Syro-Malabar), India
58.0AppointedDavid MotiukApostolic Administrator of New Westminster (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
61.6AppointedKenneth Anthony Adam NowakowskiBishop of Holy Family of London (Ukrainian)
55.8AppointedJose PulickalBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), India
76.4RetiredPeter Stasiuk, C.SS.R.Bishop of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian), AustraliaBishop Emeritus
17 Jan66.6DiedFernando Miguel Gil EisnerBishop of Salto, Uruguay
83.6DiedStanisław Stefanek, S. Chr. †Bishop Emeritus of Łomża, Poland
18 Jan73.7CeasedOrlando BrandesApostolic Administrator of Limeira, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
54.7InstalledJosé Roberto Fortes PalauBishop of Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
85.9AppointedGiovanni Battista ReCardinal-Bishop of OstiaCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
85.9ConfirmedGiovanni Battista ReCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
58.0InstalledGabriel SayaogoArchbishop of Koupéla, Burkina Faso
64.6AppointedVicente Juan SeguraAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, Spain
64.6AppointedVicente Juan SeguraTitular Bishop of ArmentiaAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, Spain
19 Jan73.5InstalledMichael F. Czerny, S.J.Cardinal-Deacon of San Michele ArcangeloCardinal, Under Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
20 Jan54.7AppointedCyril Vasil’, S.J.Apostolic Administrator of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia
21 Jan77.4RetiredBernard César Augustin BarsiArchbishop of MonacoArchbishop Emeritus
56.3AppointedDominique-Marie Jean Michel David, Comm. l'Emm.Archbishop of Monaco
22 Jan49.4AppointedCălin Ioan BotTitular Bishop of AbrittumAuxiliary Bishop of Lugoj (Romanian), Romania
49.4ConfirmedCălin Ioan BotAuxiliary Bishop of Lugoj (Romanian), Romania
38.2AppointedCristian Dumitru CrişanTitular Bishop of AbulaAuxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
38.2ConfirmedCristian Dumitru CrişanAuxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
77.2AppointedPaulo Antônio de ContoApostolic Administrator of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
62.9ResignedEdney Gouvêa MattosoBishop of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
48.1AppointedLindomar Rocha MotaBishop of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil
75.9RetiredCarmelo ScampaBishop of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
66.0AppointedTomo VukšićCoadjutor Archbishop of Vrhbosna {Sarajevo}, Bosnia and Herzegovina
23 Jan75.3RetiredCharles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAArchbishop Emeritus
58.6AppointedNelson Jesus PerezArchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
24 Jan81.5DiedJosé Luis Castro Medellín, M. S. F. †Bishop Emeritus of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México
76.1ConfirmedLeonardo SandriVice-Dean (Sub-Dean) of the College of CardinalsCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
25 Jan47.2Ordained BishopJohn Bosco AuramBishop of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
67.3CeasedGervais BanshimiyubusaApostolic Administrator of Ngozi, BurundiArchbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi
54.8InstalledGeorges BizimanaBishop of Ngozi, Burundi
50.4Ordained BishopZdzisław Stanisław BłaszczykTitular Bishop of AulonAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
47.8Ordained BishopDilmo Franco de CamposTitular Bishop of ItaAuxiliary Bishop of Anápolis, Goias, Brazil
55.3InstalledEdson José Oriolo dos SantosBishop of Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
46.4AppointedLuis Manuel Pérez RaygozaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
46.4AppointedLuis Manuel Pérez RaygozaTitular Bishop of SuavaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
49.9AppointedHéctor Mario Pérez VillarrealAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
49.9AppointedHéctor Mario Pérez VillarrealTitular Bishop of BennefaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
64.2AppointedFrancisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S.Auxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
64.2AppointedFrancisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S.Titular Bishop of AradiAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
49.5AppointedPaolo RudelliApostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe
26 Jan60.0CeasedFridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap.Apostolic Administrator of Mbandaka-Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Cardinal, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
67.5InstalledJean-Paul André Denis Marcel JamesArchbishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas), France
55.6InstalledErnest Ngboko Ngombe, C.I.C.M.Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
81.2InstalledSigitas Tamkevičius, S.J.Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Angela MericiCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania
27 Jan48.7AppointedPaul DempseyBishop of Achonry, IrelandBishop-Elect
28 Jan69.4Ordained BishopFrancis Ignatius MaloneBishop of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
29 Jan100.2DiedGeorges-Hilaire Dupont, O.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Pala, Chad
59.5AppointedBertram Johannes MeierBishop of Augsburg, Germany
57.2Ordained BishopLucas Jeimphaung Dau Ze, S.D.B.Coadjutor Bishop of Lashio, MyanmarBishop
31 Jan75.4RetiredEdward Joseph AdamsApostolic Nuncio to Great BritainApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
56.6AppointedJoseph Ferdinand Guy BoulangerBishop of Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, CanadaBishop-Elect
86.0DiedAlexander Joseph BrunettArchbishop Emeritus of Seattle, Washington, USA
69.2InstalledLeonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M.Archbishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
1 Feb62.3InstalledSegundo René Coba GalarzaBishop of Ibarra, Ecuador
49.8AppointedMichael Francis CrottyApostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso
49.8AppointedMichael Francis CrottyTitular Archbishop of LindisfarnaApostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso
73.7CeasedMaurice Anthony Crowley, S.P.S.Apostolic Administrator of Eldoret, KenyaBishop of Kitale, Kenya
82.4InstalledMichael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr.Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Portico (Campitelli)Cardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
58.7InstalledDominic KimengichBishop of Eldoret, Kenya
59.9CeasedGuido Iván Minda ChaláApostolic Administrator of Ibarra, EcuadorAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
59.0InstalledJoão Muniz Alves, O.F.M.Bishop of Xingu-Altamira, Para, Brazil
2 Feb65.8SucceededJulio AngkelBishop of Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)
66.2CeasedWerner FreistetterApostolic Administrator of Gurk, AustriaBishop of Austria, Military
71.1DiedEnemésio Ângelo Lazzaris, F.D.P. †Bishop of Balsas, Maranhão, Brazil
64.5Ordained BishopJosef MarketzBishop of Gurk, Austria
61.4InstalledIrineu Roman, C.S.I.Archbishop of Santarém, Para, Brazil
71.4ResignedAmando SamoBishop of Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
3 Feb62.6InstalledWayne Joseph KirkpatrickBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
93.1DiedWilliam John McNaughton, M.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Incheon {Inch’on}, Korea (South)
42.5AppointedFlavio PaceUnder Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
55.9InstalledJose PulickalBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), India
5 Feb61.6AppointedJorge Enrique Concha Cayuqueo, O.F.M.Bishop of Osorno, Chile
56.4AppointedSergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC.Bishop of San Bartolomé de Chillán, Chile
6 Feb84.5DiedGioacchino IllianoBishop Emeritus of Nocera Inferiore-Sarno, Italy
8 Feb67.6InstalledMiguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.I.Cardinal-Deacon of San Girolamo della Carità a Via GiuliaCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
61.4Ordained BishopLuis Augusto Campos FlórezBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
44.8Ordained BishopNicolas Pierre Jean LhernouldBishop of Constantine (-Hippone), Algeria
9 Feb64.9InstalledJesús María López Mauléon, O.A.R.Prelate of Alto Xingu-Tucumã, Para, Brazil
10 Feb64.9AppointedBroderick Soncuaco PabilloApostolic Administrator of Manila, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop
11 Feb48.4Ordained BishopGiorgio Barbetta ManzocchiTitular Bishop of IsolaAuxiliary Bishop of Huarí, Peru
77.8RetiredLuis Augusto Castro Quiroga, I.M.C.Archbishop of Tunja, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
57.2AppointedRicardo Ernesto Centellas GuzmánArchbishop of Sucre, Bolivia
76.5RetiredJesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B.Archbishop of Sucre, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus
56.3Ordained BishopRobert John McCloryBishop of Gary, Indiana, USA
57.6AppointedGabriel Ángel Villa VahosArchbishop of Tunja, Colombia
13 Feb54.9Ordained BishopDonald Edward DeGroodBishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
91.5DiedCharles James McDonnellAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
61.1Ordained BishopAugustine Ndubueze EchemaBishop of Aba, Nigeria
14 Feb61.8DiedPeter Iorzuul AdobohBishop of Katsina-Ala, Nigeria
42.0Ordained BishopPavlo HoncharukBishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine
63.6CeasedStanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, UkraineBishop of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine
15 Feb79.9RetiredVenant BacinoniBishop of Bururi, BurundiBishop Emeritus
70.4AppointedPedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C.Bishop of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México
62.5InstalledAlfred Kipkoech Arap RotichBishop of Kericho, Kenya
52.6Ordained BishopJoseph Mary KizitoBishop of Aliwal, South Africa
62.7CeasedAdam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Aliwal, South AfricaBishop of De Aar, South Africa
61.5AppointedSalvator NiciteretseBishop of Bururi, Burundi
16 Feb61.5InstalledJean-Claude Hollerich, S.J.Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro AltoCardinal, Archbishop of Luxembourg
67.7InstalledCristóbal López Romero, S.D.B.Cardinal-Priest of San Leone ICardinal, Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco
17 Feb64.6AppointedWilliam Amove AvenyaApostolic Administrator of Katsina-Ala, NigeriaBishop of Gboko, Nigeria
91.7DiedLorenzo León Alvarado, O. de M. †Bishop Emeritus of Huacho, Peru
18 Feb75.3RetiredBronisław BernackiBishop of Odessa-Simferopol, UkraineBishop Emeritus
58.6InstalledNelson Jesus PerezArchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
63.6SucceededStanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M.Bishop of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine
19 Feb48.0AppointedKęstutis KėvalasArchbishop of Kaunas, Lithuania
20 Feb67.9DiedPeter Louis CaküBishop of Kengtung, Myanmar
52.0Ordained BishopJulius Yakubu KundiBishop of Kafanchan, Nigeria
21 Feb69.1DiedIlídio Pinto LeandroBishop Emeritus of Viseu, Portugal
22 Feb57.5AppointedMirosław AdamczykApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
74.1AppointedRoberto Bordi, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of El Beni o Beni, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop
61.4InstalledLuis Augusto Campos FlórezBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
75.0RetiredJulio María Elías Montoya, O.F.M.Vicar Apostolic of El Beni o Beni, BoliviaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.4InstalledAndrew Nkea FuanyaArchbishop of Bamenda, Cameroon
51.5Ordained BishopGergely KovácsArchbishop of Alba Iulia, Romania
23 Feb50.4Ordained BishopNicolas Nadji BabBishop of Lai, Chad
69.9Ordained BishopLode Van Hecke, O.C.S.O.Bishop of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium
24 Feb59.6AppointedJose ChirackalAuxiliary Bishop of Tura, India
59.6AppointedJose ChirackalTitular Bishop of AcufidaAuxiliary Bishop of Tura, India
25 Feb86.3DiedValerian D’SouzaBishop Emeritus of Poona, India
72.1AppointedGiorgio Demetrio GallaroSecretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
72.1AppointedGiorgio Demetrio GallaroTitular Archbishop of TricalaSecretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
72.1AppointedGiorgio Demetrio GallaroApostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), ItalySecretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
26 Feb79.2DiedAndrea MugioneArchbishop Emeritus of Benevento, Italy
27 Feb89.6DiedEduardo Alas AlfaroBishop Emeritus of Chalatenango, El Salvador
50.6AppointedRamon BejaranoAuxiliary Bishop of San Diego, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
50.6AppointedRamon BejaranoTitular Bishop of CarpiAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of San Diego, California, USA
48.4Ordained BishopBechara Guida Matarana, O.F.M.Bishop of Abu Qurqas (Coptic), Egypt
59.3AppointedElias Richard G. Lorenzo, O.S.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
59.3AppointedElias Richard G. Lorenzo, O.S.B.Titular Bishop of TabudaAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
57.8AppointedMichael Arsenio SaporitoAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
57.8AppointedMichael Arsenio SaporitoTitular Bishop of LupercianaAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
71.9AppointedGregory James StuderusAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
71.9AppointedGregory James StuderusTitular Bishop of Tarasa in ByzacenaAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
29 Feb62.3InstalledFrancisco Cerro ChavesArchbishop of Toledo, Spain
51.1Ordained BishopAntonio Crameri, S.S.C.Titular Bishop of ApolloniaAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
44.9InstalledNicolas Pierre Jean LhernouldBishop of Constantine (-Hippone), Algeria
52.9Ordained BishopIgnacio Damián MedinaTitular Bishop of NepteAuxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
47.4CeasedRicardo Basilio Morales Galindo, O. de M.Apostolic Administrator of Puerto Montt, ChileBishop-Elect of Copiapó, Chile
61.1InstalledLuis Fernando Ramos PérezArchbishop of Puerto Montt, Chile
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