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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Dec62.7AppointedMichael William FisherBishop of Buffalo, New York, USA
74.4InstalledPaulo Dionisio Lachovicz (Liakhovych), O.S.B.M.Apostolic Exarch of Italy, Faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church (Ukrainian)
91.3DiedHenri Antoine Marie TeissierArchbishop Emeritus of Alger, Algeria
2 Dec60.3AppointedNorbert Hans Christoph Foerster, S.V.D.Bishop of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil
3 Dec73.8ResignedJean-Anatole Kalala KasebaBishop of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
58.4AppointedFulgence Muteba MugaluApostolic Administrator of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Kilwa-Kasenga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
4 Dec57.7SucceededMarcel DamphousseArchbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
89.6DiedJames OdongoArchbishop Emeritus of Tororo, Uganda
76.7RetiredTerrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J.Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
5 Dec53.8Ordained BishopCharbel Yusef AbdallahArchbishop of Tyr (Maronite), Lebanon
58.8InstalledRosalvo Cordeiro de LimaBishop of Itapipoca, Ceara, Brazil
60.0AppointedMartín FassiBishop of San Martín, Argentina
55.8Ordained BishopMarcial Humberto Guzmán SaballoBishop of Juigalpa, Nicaragua
55.7InstalledMario Iceta GavicagogeascoaArchbishop of Burgos, Spain
65.4AppointedHan Lim MoonCoadjutor Bishop of Venado Tuerto, Argentina
6 Dec53.8InstalledCharbel Yusef AbdallahArchbishop of Tyr (Maronite), Lebanon
45.4Ordained BishopFrancisco Agamenilton DamascenaBishop of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, Brazil
62.5AppointedJoseba Segura EtxezarragaAdministrator of Bilbao, SpainAuxiliary Bishop
58.3InstalledYoussef Antoine SoueifArchbishop of Tripoli del Libano {Tarabulus} (Maronite)
7 Dec60.4AppointedErio CastellucciBishop of Carpi, ItalyArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
58.1AppointedVíctor Manuel Ochoa CadavidBishop of Colombia, Military
78.0RetiredFabio Suescún MutisBishop of Colombia, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
8 Dec65.9Ordained BishopJesús María Aristín Seco, C.P.Vicar Apostolic of Yurimaguas, Peru
57.6Ordained BishopGregory Charles BennetBishop of Sale, Australia
49.0ResignedDariusz BurasApostolic Administrator of Atyrau, KazakhstanApostolic Administrator Emeritus
70.4InstalledAlain HarelBishop of Port Victoria o Seychelles
64.0AppointedMartin Kmetec, O.F.M. Conv.Archbishop of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
45.9InstalledAtanasius Firas Mundher DardarPatriarchal Exarch of Bassorah e Golfo (Syrian), Iraq
77.9RetiredLorenzo Piretto, O.P.Archbishop of Izmir (Smirne), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus
42.1AppointedPeter SakmárApostolic Administrator of Atyrau, Kazakhstan
9 Dec74.7ResignedWilliam D’Souza, S.J.Archbishop of Patna, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
55.4AppointedLuka Sylvester GopepAuxiliary Bishop of Minna, Nigeria
55.4AppointedLuka Sylvester GopepTitular Bishop of Muzuca in ByzacenaAuxiliary Bishop of Minna, Nigeria
67.4SucceededSebastian KallupuraArchbishop of Patna, India
90.3DiedJosé Mario Ruiz NavasArchbishop Emeritus of Portoviejo, Ecuador
10 Dec72.4AppointedLuigi BonazziApostolic Nuncio to Albania
77.4DiedRafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoBishop Emeritus of Maracay, Venezuela
51.1AppointedJean-Luc Gérard GarinBishop of Saint-Claude, France
11 Dec76.4RetiredGustavo García NaranjoBishop of Guarenas, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
60.7AppointedTulio Luis Ramírez PadillaBishop of Guarenas, Venezuela
12 Dec47.0Ordained BishopJuan Alberto Ayala RamírezTitular Bishop of RusibisirAuxiliary Bishop of San Cristóbal de Venezuela
57.8AppointedDomenico BattagliaArchbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
53.3InstalledPaulo Cezar CostaArchbishop of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
80.0DiedVictor Gnanapragasam, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
60.3CeasedJosé Aparecido Gonçalves de AlmeidaAdministrator of Brasília, Distrito Federal, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop
57.2InstalledOmar Alberto Sánchez Cubillos, O.P.Archbishop of Popayán, Colombia
77.5RetiredCrescenzio SepeArchbishop of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
60.7Ordained BishopFernando Valera SánchezBishop of Zamora, Spain
54.1AppointedArtur WażnyAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, Poland
54.1AppointedArtur WażnyTitular Bishop of MazacaAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, Poland
14 Dec58.5AppointedPhilippe Abbo ChenVicar Apostolic of Mongo, Chad
56.2Ordained BishopWilliam Draper ByrneBishop of Springfield in Massachusetts, USA
78.4RetiredHenri Coudray, S.J.Vicar Apostolic of Mongo, ChadVicar Apostolic Emeritus
53.4AppointedEduardo MalaspinaAdministrator of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop
69.4CeasedRobert Joseph McManusApostolic Administrator of Springfield in Massachusetts, USABishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
68.2DiedJosé María de la Torre MartínBishop of Aguascalientes, México
71.5DiedTarcisius Gervazio ZiyayeArchbishop of Lilongwe, Malawi
16 Dec52.0InstalledElkin Fernando Álvarez BoteroBishop of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia
89.3DiedPeter Yariyok JatauArchbishop Emeritus of Kaduna, Nigeria
90.7DiedJoseph Kyeong Kap-ryongBishop Emeritus of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
58.0AppointedCarlos Silva, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, Brazil
58.0AppointedCarlos Silva, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of SummulaAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, Brazil
65.3DiedStephen TjepheBishop of Loikaw, Myanmar
53.2InstalledMate UzinićCoadjutor Archbishop of Rijeka, Croatia
17 Dec54.1Ordained BishopJuan Carlos Arcq GuzmánTitular Bishop of MilevumAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
74.8ResignedÉric Marie Pierre Henri AumonierBishop of Versailles, FranceBishop Emeritus
50.2InstalledThomas DowdBishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
68.9Ordained BishopJosé Manuel Garza MaderoTitular Bishop of TetciAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
49.1Ordained BishopCésar Garza Miranda, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of MagnetumAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
94.8DiedJacó (Jacob) Roberto HilgertBishop Emeritus of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
50.9AppointedMauricio Rueda BeltzUnder Secretary of the Secretariat of State
18 Dec54.8AppointedLarry James KulickBishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
79.1DiedPeter Takeo OkadaArchbishop Emeritus of Tōkyō, Japan
19 Dec45.4InstalledFrancisco Agamenilton DamascenaBishop of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, Brazil
81.3DiedMile BogovićBishop Emeritus of Gospić-Senj, Croatia
54.9AppointedMiguel Fernando González MariñoBishop of Espinal, Colombia
47.3Ordained BishopJacek GrzybowskiTitular Bishop of NovaAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa-Praga, Poland
57.5InstalledLuis Ángel de las Heras Berzal, C.M.F.Bishop of León, Spain
59.2AppointedPietro LagneseBishop of Caserta, Italy
47.7AppointedRaúl PizarroAuxiliary Bishop of San Isidro, Argentina
47.7AppointedRaúl PizarroTitular Bishop of AusanaAuxiliary Bishop of San Isidro, Argentina
20 Dec74.1DiedAnthony Mathias BanziBishop of Tanga, Tanzania
78.6CeasedMichel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M.Apostolic Administrator of Lyon, FranceBishop Emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
60.2InstalledOlivier Jacques Marie de Germay de CirfontaineArchbishop of Lyon, France
87.1DiedFlorencio Olvera OchoaBishop Emeritus of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
47.2Ordained BishopJavier Vilanova PellisaTitular Bishop of EmpúriesAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Spain
21 Dec60.2AppointedGiuseppe SatrianoApostolic Administrator of Rossano-Cariati, ItalyArchbishop of Bari-Bitonto, Italy
22 Dec54.1Ordained BishopPietro Liu GenzhuBishop of Hongdong [Hungtung], China
60.6AppointedIvan ŠtironjaBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
68.3DiedRubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul, Turkey
86.3DiedAntonio VaccaBishop Emeritus of Alghero-Bosa, Italy
23 Dec53.5AppointedNivaldo dos Santos FerreiraAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
53.5AppointedNivaldo dos Santos FerreiraTitular Bishop of ThiavaAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
48.6AppointedJúlio César Gomes MoreiraAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
48.6AppointedJúlio César Gomes MoreiraTitular Bishop of ThisiduoAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
65.5AppointedSantiago Jaime Silva RetamalesBishop of Valdivia, Chile
24 Dec78.0AppointedLorenzo Piretto, O.P.Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul, TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
78.0AppointedLorenzo Piretto, O.P.Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul (Constantinople) (Greek), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
26 Dec60.1InstalledMartín FassiBishop of San Martín, Argentina
83.1DiedSergio Giovanni PintorBishop Emeritus of Ozieri, Italy
28 Dec59.5AppointedSebastiano Roberto AstaApostolic Administrator of Ragusa, Italy
75.5RetiredGerald Richard BarnesBishop of San Bernardino, California, USABishop Emeritus
58.7ResignedCarmelo CuttittaBishop of Ragusa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
72.4DiedPaul Sueo HamaguchiBishop of Oita, Japan
62.7AppointedWillybard Kitogho LaghoBishop of Malindi, Kenya
64.9AppointedVictor LyngdohArchbishop of Shillong, India
55.9SucceededAlberto RojasBishop of San Bernardino, California, USA
55.2AppointedNeil Sebastian ScantleburyBishop of Bridgetown, Barbados, AntillesBishop-Elect
74.3ResignedMarc Camille Michel StengerBishop of Troyes, FranceBishop Emeritus
29 Dec66.1AppointedDermot Pius FarrellArchbishop of Dublin, Ireland
75.7RetiredDiarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus
89.3DiedGregory Obinna OchiaghaBishop Emeritus of Orlu, Nigeria
83.3DiedGeoffrey James RobinsonAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
30 Dec75.0RetiredTelesphore MkudeBishop of Morogoro, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
31 Dec70.3ResignedThomas Edward GullicksonApostolic Nuncio to SwitzerlandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
70.3ResignedThomas Edward GullicksonApostolic Nuncio to LiechtensteinApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Switzerland
99.4DiedAndreas Han Jingtao (Han Qian)Bishop of Siping [Szepingkai], China
83.3DiedFloribert Songasonga MwitwaArchbishop Emeritus of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)

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