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The Year of Our Lord 2021

Bishop Events

January to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Jan60.4InstalledErio CastellucciBishop of Carpi, ItalyArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
54.1Ordained BishopJohn Lee Juo-WangBishop of Tainan, Taiwan
53.6AppointedPaul Martin, S.M.Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
52.4AppointedKhalid Rehmat, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
54.4AppointedKurian Mathew VayalunkalApostolic Nuncio to Algeria
2 Jan55.0Ordained BishopRoberto José FerrariTitular Bishop of PinhelAuxiliary Bishop of Tucumán, Argentina
51.5InstalledMoacir Silva ArantesBishop of Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil
3 Jan59.3AppointedIgnace Bessi DogboArchbishop of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
75.0RetiredTadeusz KondrusiewiczArchbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, BelarusArchbishop Emeritus
71.6InstalledPetrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C.Archbishop of Merauke, Indonesia
59.1InstalledAnthony PoolaArchbishop of Hyderabad, India
56.7Ordained BishopDorival Souza Barreto JúniorTitular Bishop of TyndarisAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
75.6AppointedKazimierz Wielikosielec, O.P.Apostolic Administrator of Minsk-Mohilev, BelarusAuxiliary Bishop of Pinsk, Belarus
4 Jan66.0AppointedDavid Kamau Ng’ang’aApostolic Administrator of Nairobi, KenyaAuxiliary Bishop
77.0RetiredJohn NjueArchbishop of Nairobi, KenyaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
77.6DiedGuillermo Rodríguez-MelgarejoBishop Emeritus of San Martín, Argentina
53.7AppointedMarek SolarczykBishop of Radom, Poland
85.2DiedAntoni StankiewiczDean Emeritus of the Roman Rota
75.0RetiredHenryk Marian TomasikBishop of Radom, PolandBishop Emeritus
60.3AppointedLuc René Young Chen Yin, O.M.I.Apostolic Administrator of Rodrigues, Mauritius
5 Jan49.4AppointedMichael Miabesue BibiBishop of Buéa, Cameroon
100.5DiedJoseph Tsong Huaide (Zhong Huaide)Bishop Emeritus of Sanyuan [Sanyüan], China
6 Jan59.9Ordained BishopLászló FelföldiBishop of Pécs, Hungary
50.8Ordained BishopSimon Kim Ju-youngBishop of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
60.6CeasedGyörgy UdvardyApostolic Administrator of Pécs, HungaryArchbishop of Veszprém, Hungary
7 Jan62.9InstalledRaphy ManjalyArchbishop of Agra, India
91.3DiedRafael Morales Duque, O.F.M. †Prefect Emeritus of Guapi, Colombia
62.2AppointedEugene Martin NugentApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
62.2AppointedEugene Martin NugentApostolic Nuncio to QatarApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
88.5DiedHenri SchweryCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Sion {Sitten}, Switzerland
8 Jan69.2DiedCástor Oswaldo Azuaje Pérez, O.C.D. †Bishop of Trujillo, Venezuela
59.2Ordained BishopFrançois Achille EyabiBishop of Eséka, Cameroon
64.6AppointedAntonio Gómez CanteroCoadjutor Bishop of Almería, Spain
57.5AppointedDominique Joseph Mathieu, O.F.M. Conv.Archbishop of Teheran-Ispahan, Iran
53.7InstalledMarek SolarczykBishop of Radom, Poland
9 Jan54.9AppointedDominique Marie Joseph Blanchet, Ist. del PradoBishop of Créteil, France
47.2AppointedLizardo Estrada Herrera, O.S.A.Auxiliary Bishop of Cuzco, Peru
47.2AppointedLizardo Estrada Herrera, O.S.A.Titular Bishop of AusuccuraAuxiliary Bishop of Cuzco, Peru
66.1Ordained BishopJusto Rodríguez GallegoTitular Bishop of NomentumAuxiliary Bishop of Zárate-Campana, Argentina
73.6ResignedMichel Léon Émile SantierBishop of Créteil, FranceBishop Emeritus
10 Jan88.1DiedAdam DyczkowskiBishop Emeritus of Zielona Góra-Gorzów, Poland
60.6InstalledJacques Léon Jean Marie HabertBishop of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
11 Jan75.0RetiredJean-Pierre Marie CattenozArchbishop of Avignon, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
74.2DiedLuis Adriano Piedrahíta SandovalBishop of Santa Marta, Colombia
77.6AppointedGeorges Paul PontierApostolic Administrator of Avignon, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Marseille, France
91.9DiedOscar RizzatoAlmoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
59.6AppointedBernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of San Marcos, Guatemala
12 Jan58.9Ordained BishopDavid Joseph BonnarBishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USA
61.3DiedFlorentin CrihălmeanuBishop of Cluj-Gherla (Romanian), Romania
13 Jan87.9DiedMario CecchiniBishop Emeritus of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, Italy
65.3AppointedPaulo Romeu Dantas BastosBishop of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil
53.6DiedMoses HamungoleBishop of Monze, Zambia
63.2AppointedJoaquim Wladimir Lopes DiasBishop of Lorena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
88.0DiedEusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
70.0DiedPhilip TartagliaArchbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
14 Jan66.0AppointedGiovanni d’AnielloApostolic Nuncio to UzbekistanApostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation
79.5DiedVincent Paul LoganBishop Emeritus of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great Britain
15 Jan77.0AppointedGianni AmbrosioApostolic Administrator of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
62.8InstalledMichael William FisherBishop of Buffalo, New York, USA
71.6ResignedGiovanni SantucciBishop of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
72.6CeasedEdward Bernard ScharfenbergerApostolic Administrator of Buffalo, New York, USABishop of Albany, New York, USA
16 Jan52.9InstalledDevair Araújo da FonsecaBishop of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
57.5Ordained BishopTomás Alejo ConcepciónBishop of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
75.8RetiredJoseph Đình Đúc ĐaoBishop of Xuân Lộc, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
67.6AppointedJohn Đo Văn NgânBishop of Xuân Lộc, Viet Nam
17 Jan65.8DiedAbel GabuzaCoadjutor Archbishop of Durban, South Africa
89.3DiedVincent Michael RizzottoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
47.4Ordained BishopRumen Ivanov StanevTitular Bishop of SimidiccaAuxiliary Bishop of Sofia e Plovdiv, Bulgaria
70.2DiedPhilip Edward WilsonArchbishop Emeritus of Adelaide, Australia
18 Jan76.7RetiredMarcello BartolucciSecretary of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsSecretary Emeritus
61.8AppointedFabio FabeneSecretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
61.8AppointedFabio FabeneTitular Archbishop of Mons FaliscusSecretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
65.2DiedFrancisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S. †Auxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
19 Jan78.2DiedWilliam Regis Fey, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
59.3AppointedPietro LagneseApostolic Administrator of Ischia, ItalyBishop of Caserta, Italy
20 Jan48.6Ordained BishopNicolás Renán Aguilera ArroyoBishop of Potosí, Bolivia
70.2CeasedTommaso CaputoApostolic Administrator of Caserta, ItalyPrelate of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy
77.8DiedJohn Baptist KaggwaBishop Emeritus of Masaka, Uganda
54.8AppointedStrahil Veselinov KavalenovBishop of Nicopoli, Bulgaria
59.3InstalledPietro LagneseBishop of Caserta, Italy
21 Jan91.8DiedJosé Crisologo SorraBishop Emeritus of Legazpi, Philippines
22 JanAppointedFrancesco AiroldiApostolic Administrator of Monze, Zambia
94.0DiedJean Assaad HaddadArchbishop Emeritus of Tyr (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
93.9DiedAlfredo MagarottoBishop Emeritus of Vittorio Veneto, Italy
23 Jan47.3Ordained BishopJaime Oswaldo Castillo VillacrésVicar Apostolic of Zamora en Ecuador
57.5Ordained BishopThomas Halim HabibBishop of Sohag (Coptic), Egypt
47.9Ordained BishopValter Magno de CarvalhoTitular Bishop of GiufiAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
59.2CeasedEugeniusz Mirosław PopowiczApostolic Administrator of Olsztyn-Gdańsk (Ukrainian), PolandArchbishop of Przemyśl-Warszawa {-Warsaw} (Ukrainian), Poland
57.2Ordained BishopFrancisco José Tigerino DávilaBishop of Bluefields, Nicaragua
80.2InstalledSilvano Maria Tomasi, C.S.Cardinal-Deacon of San Nicola in CarcereCardinal, Permanent Observer Emeritus to United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in Geneva
48.0Ordained BishopArkadiusz TrochanowskiBishop of Olsztyn-Gdańsk (Ukrainian), Poland
24 Jan57.0CeasedStephen Ameyu Martin MullaApostolic Administrator of Wau, South SudanArchbishop of Juba, South Sudan
48.7Ordained BishopMatthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Wau, South Sudan
52.5InstalledGergely KovácsApostolic Administrator of Romania (Armenian)Archbishop of Alba Iulia, Romania
86.7DiedPatrick O’DonoghueBishop Emeritus of Lancaster, England, Great Britain
25 Jan72.1ResignedJoseph Luc André BouchardBishop of Trois-Rivières, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedDamian BrylBishop of Kalisz, Poland
51.7Ordained BishopIvan Philip CamilleriTitular Bishop of Teglata in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
49.3Ordained BishopStephanus Han Jung HyunTitular Bishop of MozotcoriAuxiliary Bishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
50.9AppointedJosif PrintezisArchbishop of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos, GreeceArchbishop-Elect
50.9AppointedJosif PrintezisApostolic Administrator of Chios (Scio), GreeceArchbishop-Elect of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos, Greece
79.9RetiredNikólaos PrintezisArchbishop of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos, GreeceArchbishop Emeritus
79.9RetiredNikólaos PrintezisApostolic Administrator of Chios (Scio), GreeceArchbishop Emeritus of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos, Greece
60.3InstalledGiuseppe SatrianoArchbishop of Bari-Bitonto, Italy
26 Jan85.7DiedLuc Julian MatthysBishop Emeritus of Armidale, Australia
27 Jan69.2AppointedPeter Abir AntonysamyApostolic Administrator of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaBishop of Sultanpet, India
75.5RetiredAntony AnandarayarArchbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
28 Jan52.4AppointedFrancisco José Prieto FernándezAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
52.4AppointedFrancisco José Prieto FernándezTitular Bishop of VergiAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
73.2DiedJuan del Río MartínArchbishop of Spain, Military
29 Jan48.4AppointedPeter BeňoAuxiliary Bishop of Nitra, SlovakiaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
48.4AppointedPeter BeňoTitular Bishop of AmudarsaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Nitra, Slovakia
55.6InstalledHilario González GarcíaBishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, México
30 Jan93.2DiedRafael Gallardo García, O.S.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
53.3AppointedJosé Libardo Garcés MonsalveApostolic Administrator of Cúcuta, ColombiaBishop of Málaga-Soatá, Colombia
58.2InstalledVíctor Manuel Ochoa CadavidBishop of Colombia, Military
54.2Ordained BishopArtur WażnyTitular Bishop of MazacaAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, Poland
31 Jan72.1RemovedMichel Abrass, B.A.Archbishop of Tyr (Melkite Greek), LebanonArchbishop Emeritus
61.0AppointedElie Bechara Haddad, B.S.Apostolic Administrator of Tyr (Melkite Greek), LebanonArchbishop of Saïdā (Sidone) (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
2 Feb58.0InstalledDomenico BattagliaArchbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
80.6DiedHéctor Epalza Quintero, P.S.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Buenaventura, Colombia
66.1InstalledDermot Pius FarrellArchbishop of Dublin, Ireland
64.2Ordained BishopMartin Kmetec, O.F.M. Conv.Archbishop of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
51.3AppointedInácio Lucas MwitaBishop of Gurué, Mozambique
51.1AppointedJoaquim Nhanganga TyombeBishop of Uije, Angola
57.6AppointedDenis NultyApostolic Administrator of Ossory, IrelandBishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland
63.3AppointedNovatus RugambwaApostolic Nuncio to Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand
59.9AppointedTitus Seo Sang-BumBishop of Korea, Military
54.4AppointedKurian Mathew VayalunkalApostolic Nuncio to TunisiaApostolic Nuncio to Algeria
75.8RetiredFrancis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M.Bishop of Korea, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
3 Feb75.0RetiredOttorino Assolari, C.S.F.Bishop of Serrinha, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.2SucceededHélio Pereira dos SantosBishop of Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil
4 Feb88.3DiedBoulos Nassif Borkhoche, S.M.S.P. †Archbishop Emeritus of Bosra e Haūrān (Melkite Greek), Syria
94.7DiedFranz Josef KuhnleAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
76.8DiedPierre-Antoine Paulo, O.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Port-de-Paix, Haïti
5 Feb53.7AppointedMark Gerard MilesApostolic Nuncio to Benin
53.7AppointedMark Gerard MilesTitular Archbishop of Città DucaleApostolic Nuncio to Benin
6 Feb71.5InstalledEsmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Ist. del PradoBishop of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil
52.0AppointedNathalie Becquart, XavièreUnder Secretary of the Synod of Bishops
57.6CeasedJosé Carlos Brandão CabralApostolic Administrator of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Almenara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
51.3Ordained BishopRobert Józef ChrząszczTitular Bishop of ForconiumAuxiliary Bishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
62.7AppointedLucien (Luc) Jacques Marie Joseph Crepy, C.I.M.Bishop of Versailles, France
78.6DiedAfonso Fioreze, C.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Luziânia, Goias, Brazil
55.0InstalledMiguel Fernando González MariñoBishop of Espinal, Colombia
65.0InstalledVictor LyngdohArchbishop of Shillong, India
59.4AppointedLuis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A.Under Secretary of the Synod of Bishops
59.4AppointedLuis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A.Titular Bishop of SulianaUnder Secretary of the Synod of Bishops
46.9Ordained BishopFrançois Abeli Muhoya MutchapaBishop of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
62.3CeasedJaime Muñoz PedrozaApostolic Administrator of Espinal, ColombiaBishop of Girardot, Colombia
55.9CeasedWilly Ngumbi Ngengele, M. Afr.Apostolic Administrator of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
60.9InstalledTulio Luis Ramírez PadillaBishop of Guarenas, Venezuela
54.7AppointedEdouard SinayobyeBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
7 Feb47.3Ordained BishopGeorgios AltouvasArchbishop of Corfù, Zante e Cefalonia, Greece
54.3InstalledJuan Habib Chamieh, O.M.M.Bishop of San Charbel en Buenos Aires (Maronite), Argentina
8 Feb70.3ResignedDenis TheurillatAuxiliary Bishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, SwitzerlandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedGerald (Jerry) Lee VinckeApostolic Administrator of Dodge City, Kansas, USABishop of Salina, Kansas, USA
9 Feb79.9AppointedWilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Eshowe, South AfricaCardinal, Archbishop of Durban, South Africa
58.2Ordained BishopMichael Cornelius Otieno OdiwaBishop of Homa Bay, Kenya
10 Feb56.2AppointedGuillermo Antonio Cornejo MonzónAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, PeruAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
56.2AppointedGuillermo Antonio Cornejo MonzónTitular Bishop of DecorianaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Lima, Peru
57.7AppointedPascual Limachi OrtizPrelate of Corocoro, Bolivia
51.4AppointedJuan José Salaverry Villarreal, O.P.Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, PeruAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
51.4AppointedJuan José Salaverry Villarreal, O.P.Titular Bishop of AcelumAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Lima, Peru
11 Feb75.1CeasedRoberto Bordi, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of El Beni o Beni, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredRoberto Bordi, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of El Beni o Beni, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
52.0InstalledDamian BrylBishop of Kalisz, Poland
75.5RetiredJoseph CouttsArchbishop of Karachi, PakistanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
53.6Ordained BishopNivaldo dos Santos FerreiraTitular Bishop of ThiavaAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
52.8AppointedAntónio Juliasse Ferreira SandramoApostolic Administrator of Pemba, MozambiqueAuxiliary Bishop of Maputo, Mozambique
54.9Ordained BishopLarry James KulickBishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
65.1AppointedLuiz Fernando Lisboa, C.P.Archbishop (Personal Title) of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, BrazilBishop
62.3AppointedEugene Martin NugentApostolic Nuncio to BahrainApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
58.3InstalledAurelio Pesoa Ribera, O.F.M.Vicar Apostolic of El Beni o Beni, Bolivia
57.0CeasedGrzegorz RyśApostolic Administrator of Kalisz, PolandArchbishop of Łódź, Poland
54.2AppointedBenny Mario TravasArchbishop of Karachi, Pakistan
12 Feb78.1DiedBernard NsayiBishop Emeritus of Nkayi, Congo
13 Feb84.0CeasedBenedito Beni dos SantosApostolic Administrator of Lorena, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
48.8Ordained BishopJúlio César Gomes MoreiraTitular Bishop of ThisiduoAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
63.3InstalledJoaquim Wladimir Lopes DiasBishop of Lorena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
58.1Ordained BishopCarlos Silva, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of SummulaAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, Brazil
14 Feb47.3InstalledGeorgios AltouvasArchbishop of Corfù, Zante e Cefalonia, Greece
59.4InstalledIgnace Bessi DogboArchbishop of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
51.2Ordained BishopJean-Luc Gérard GarinBishop of Saint-Claude, France
52.0Ordained BishopNoel Saw Naw AyeTitular Bishop of MethamaucumAuxiliary Bishop of Yangon, Myanmar
15 Feb75.2RetiredJoseph Aind, S.D.B.Bishop of Dibrugarh, IndiaBishop Emeritus
72.5AppointedJoseph Maria Bonnemain, Opus DeiBishop of Chur, Switzerland
65.8ResignedMarian Eleganti, O.S.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Chur, SwitzerlandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
51.9SucceededAlbert HemromBishop of Dibrugarh, India
58.8AppointedGary Wayne JanakAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
58.8AppointedGary Wayne JanakTitular Bishop of DionysianaAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
88.8DiedNechan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B. †Ordinary Emeritus of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian)Apostolic Administrator Emeritus of Greece (Armenian)
53.4AppointedJoseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal’EtumbaBishop of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop-Elect
16 Feb57.6Ordained BishopDominique Joseph Mathieu, O.F.M. Conv.Archbishop of Teheran-Ispahan, Iran
17 Feb90.9DiedJoseph Pastor Neelankavil, C.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India
18 Feb54.6AppointedTibor BertaBishop of Hungary, Military
70.2ResignedLászló BíróBishop of Hungary, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
53.9AppointedBohdan Dzyurakh, C.SS.R.Apostolic Exarch of Germany and Scandinavia {Deutschland und Skandinavien} (Ukrainian)
75.8RetiredPiotr KrykApostolic Exarch of Germany and Scandinavia {Deutschland und Skandinavien} (Ukrainian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
19 Feb55.4AppointedLawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C.Archbishop of Chattogram, Bangladesh
92.8DiedJoseph Kesenge WandangakonguBishop Emeritus of Molegbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
20 Feb77.4RetiredAngelo ComastriPresident of the Fabric of St. PeterCardinal, President Emeritus
77.4RetiredAngelo ComastriArchpriest of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano {Saint Peter Basilica}Cardinal, President Emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter
55.3AppointedMauro Maria Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv.Cardinal, President of the Fabric of St. Peter
55.3AppointedMauro Maria Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv.Archpriest of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano {Saint Peter Basilica}Cardinal, President of the Fabric of St. Peter
55.5Ordained BishopLuka Sylvester GopepTitular Bishop of Muzuca in ByzacenaAuxiliary Bishop of Minna, Nigeria
75.6RetiredRobert SarahPrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
22 Feb57.1Ordained BishopManuel González VillaseñorTitular Bishop of PloagheAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
86.6DiedLaurindo Guizzardi, C.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil
52.3Ordained BishopEduardo Muñoz OchoaTitular Bishop of SatafiAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
24 Feb71.8ResignedEdson de Castro HomemBishop of Iguatu, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.4Ordained BishopLizardo Estrada Herrera, O.S.A.Titular Bishop of AusuccuraAuxiliary Bishop of Cuzco, Peru
25 Feb49.5InstalledMichael Miabesue BibiBishop of Buéa, Cameroon
92.2DiedBede Vincent HeatherBishop Emeritus of Parramatta, Australia
93.0DiedYves-Marie Georges René Ramousse, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
82.5DiedJuan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillo, C.I.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Cali, Colombia
26 Feb68.4AppointedGiacomo CirulliBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Teano-Calvi, Italy
47.9Ordained BishopRaúl PizarroTitular Bishop of AusanaAuxiliary Bishop of San Isidro, Argentina
71.9DiedGyörgy SnellAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
27 Feb58.7Ordained BishopPhilippe Abbo ChenVicar Apostolic of Mongo, Chad
60.6Ordained BishopNorbert Hans Christoph Foerster, S.V.D.Bishop of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil
99.4DiedLinus Nirmal Gomes, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Baruipur, India
53.2AppointedRoberto Madrigal GallegosBishop of Tuxpan, Veracruz, MéxicoBishop-Elect
48.9Ordained BishopRobert Mogapi MphiweBishop of Rustenburg, South Africa
76.0RetiredJuan Navarro CastellanosBishop of Tuxpan, Veracruz, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedLuis Gabriel Ramírez DíazBishop of Ocaña, Colombia
28 Feb55.0InstalledDominique Marie Joseph Blanchet, Ist. del PradoBishop of Créteil, France
1 Mar75.0RetiredEsteban Escudero TorresAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.1DiedEmmanuel FélémouBishop of Kankan, Guinea
55.4AppointedNeil Sebastian ScantleburyApostolic Administrator of Bridgetown, Barbados, AntillesBishop-Elect
2 Mar65.4AppointedJerome FeudjioBishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA
53.8AppointedMark Gerard MilesApostolic Nuncio to TogoApostolic Nuncio to Benin
64.0AppointedTadeusz Wojda, S.A.C.Archbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
3 Mar53.5ConfirmedAntoine Farès Bou NajemArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
66.7DiedSérgio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop Emeritus of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
67.7InstalledJohn Đo Văn NgânBishop of Xuân Lộc, Viet Nam
64.3AppointedMartin KrebsApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
64.3AppointedMartin KrebsApostolic Nuncio to LiechtensteinApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
56.8AppointedDuncan Theodore TsokeBishop of Kimberley, South Africa
65.7AppointedSiphiwo Devilliers Paul Vanqa, S.A.C.Bishop of Queenstown, South AfricaBishop-Elect
4 Mar75.0RetiredRichard John GreccoBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaBishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedRanko VidovićBishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), CroatiaBishop-Elect
5 Mar57.5AppointedMaksimilijan MatjažBishop of Celje, SloveniaBishop-Elect
6 Mar67.3ResignedDaniel Nlandu MayiBishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
56.6AppointedAndré Giraud Pindi MuanzaApostolic Administrator of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
48.2AppointedFransiskus Tuaman Sasfo SinagaBishop of Sibolga, IndonesiaBishop-Elect
7 Mar51.2Ordained BishopJoaquim Nhanganga TyombeBishop of Uije, Angola
8 Mar43.4AppointedChristian Carlassare, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Rumbek, South SudanBishop-Elect
84.6DiedRafael Palmero RamosBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
9 Mar63.9AppointedNúria Calduch-Benages, M.H.S.F.N.Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
10 Mar77.1RetiredGuerrino Perin, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Mbaïki, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
62.1AppointedJesús Ruiz Molina, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Mbaïki, Central African Republic
48.3AppointedAlexis Aly TagbinoApostolic Administrator of Kankan, GuineaAuxiliary Bishop
11 Mar67.9AppointedLeo BoccardiApostolic Nuncio to Japan
66.3DiedMauro Aparecido dos SantosArchbishop of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
13 Mar68.0AppointedLeopoldo GirelliApostolic Nuncio to India
64.7InstalledAntonio Gómez CanteroCoadjutor Bishop of Almería, Spain
14 Mar68.4InstalledGiacomo CirulliBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Teano-Calvi, Italy
67.4CeasedOrazio Francesco PiazzaApostolic Administrator of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Sessa Aurunca, Italy
85.5DiedPaul Ri Moun-hiArchbishop Emeritus of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
15 Mar81.3DiedGerard Alfons KuszAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Gliwice, Poland
16 Mar79.9DiedDavid Dias PimentelBishop Emeritus of São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 Mar93.1DiedLuis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Chimbote, Peru
61.3AppointedAlejandro Pablo BennaApostolic Administrator of Alto Valle del Río Negro, ArgentinaAuxiliary Bishop of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
65.7AppointedHeriberto Andrés Bodeant FernándezBishop of Canelones, Uruguay
72.6Ordained BishopJoseph Maria Bonnemain, Opus DeiBishop of Chur, Switzerland
75.2CeasedPierre BürcherApostolic Administrator of Chur, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus of Reykjavik, Iceland
64.8ResignedMarcelo Alejandro Cuenca RevueltaBishop of Alto Valle del Río Negro, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
65.5InstalledPaulo Romeu Dantas BastosBishop of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil
68.0CeasedGonzalo Espina PeruyeroApostolic Administrator of Valdivia, ChilePriest of Oviedo, Spain
54.9Ordained BishopStrahil Veselinov KavalenovBishop of Nicopoli, Bulgaria
62.9Ordained BishopWillybard Kitogho LaghoBishop of Malindi, Kenya
58.6AppointedJosé-Claude Mbimbi MbambaBishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop-Elect
77.3RetiredCyprien Mbuka Di Nkuanga, C.I.C.M.Bishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedLouis Nguyên Anh TuanApostolic Administrator of Hà Tĩnh, Viet NamAuxiliary Bishop of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
76.1RetiredPaul Nguyễn Thái Hợp, O.P.Bishop of Hà Tĩnh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
60.0AppointedMarcos PiránAuxiliary Bishop of Holguín, CubaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
60.0AppointedMarcos PiránTitular Bishop of BosetaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Holguín, Cuba
75.4RetiredAlberto Francisco María Sanguinetti MonteroBishop of Canelones, UruguayBishop Emeritus
65.7InstalledSantiago Jaime Silva RetamalesBishop of Valdivia, Chile
51.7Ordained BishopMauricio Urrea CarrilloBishop of Parral, Chihuahua, México
75.0RetiredDieudonné WatioBishop of Bafoussam, CameroonBishop Emeritus
20 Mar51.9AppointedMaurizio AloiseArchbishop of Rossano-Cariati, ItalyArchbishop-Elect
46.4AppointedBenoni AmbăruşAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
46.4AppointedBenoni AmbăruşTitular Bishop of TruentumAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Roma {Rome}, Italy
60.1AppointedGalo Fernández VillasecaBishop of Talca, Chile
75.3RetiredGiuseppe Fiorini Morosini, O.M.Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
66.7InstalledXolelo Thaddaeus KumaloBishop of Witbank, South Africa
57.7AppointedGérard Le StangBishop of Amiens, FranceBishop-Elect
65.2InstalledLuiz Fernando Lisboa, C.P.Bishop of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil
62.5AppointedFortunato MorroneArchbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, ItalyArchbishop-Elect
21 Mar78.8CeasedGermano Grachane, C.M.Apostolic Administrator of Gurué, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus of Nacala, Mozambique
52.9InstalledJoseph Antoine Khawam, B.A.Apostolic Exarch of Venezuela (Melkite Greek)
52.9InstalledJoseph Antoine Khawam, B.A.Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Melkite Greek)Apostolic Exarch of Venezuela (Melkite Greek)
51.5Ordained BishopInácio Lucas MwitaBishop of Gurué, Mozambique
51.3InstalledJoaquim Nhanganga TyombeBishop of Uije, Angola
23 Mar84.7DiedJesús Gervasio Pérez Rodríguez, O.F.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
84.8DiedMetod PirihBishop Emeritus of Koper, Slovenia
24 Mar46.3AppointedAlessandra Smerilli, F.M.A.Under Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
25 Mar68.9AppointedJose Fuerte AdvinculaCardinal, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
57.6CeasedCélestin HakizimanaApostolic Administrator of Cyangugu, RwandaBishop of Gikongoro, Rwanda
51.2AppointedStephen Andrew HeroBishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop-Elect
78.9RetiredJorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, C.I.M.Archbishop of Cartagena, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
64.4AppointedFrancisco Javier Múnera Correa, I.M.C.Archbishop of Cartagena, Colombia
52.6Ordained BishopKhalid Rehmat, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
59.8InstalledBernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of San Marcos, Guatemala
54.9Ordained BishopEdouard SinayobyeBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
75.3RetiredAlbert Privet Thévenot, M. Afr.Bishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
26 Mar65.5AppointedHenryk CiereszkoAdministrator of Białystok, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
27 Mar50.3AppointedMiguel Ángel Castro MuñozBishop of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop-Elect
58.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumAuxiliary Bishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, GuatemalaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
58.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumTitular Bishop of RosellaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala
28 Mar71.2CeasedJacek JezierskiApostolic Administrator of Gdańsk, PolandBishop of Elbląg, Poland
74.8DiedJuventino KesteringBishop of Rondonópolis - Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
64.1InstalledTadeusz Wojda, S.A.C.Archbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
29 Mar59.5AppointedMarc BeaumontBishop of Moulins, FranceBishop-Elect
80.0RetiredPio Vito PintoDean of the Roman RotaDean Emeritus
30 Mar46.8AppointedGiovani Edgar AranaBishop of El Alto, Bolivia
58.8AppointedAlejandro Arellano CedilloDean of the Roman Rota
70.1AppointedRogelio Cabrera LópezApostolic Administrator of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MéxicoArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
60.7AppointedCarlos Enrique Curiel Herrera, Sch. P.Bishop of Carora, Venezuela
73.5ResignedAntonio González SánchezBishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
56.8AppointedPascual Benjamín Rivera Montoya, T.O.R.Prelate of Huamachuco, Peru
63.4AppointedNovatus RugambwaApostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Federated States of, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand
31 Mar51.0AppointedDavid AjangBishop of Lafia, NigeriaBishop-Elect
60.1AppointedRaphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Nebbi, UgandaBishop-Elect
84.5DiedFabriciano SigampaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
52.9AppointedFermín Emilio Sosa RodríguezApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
52.9AppointedFermín Emilio Sosa RodríguezTitular Archbishop of VirunumApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
78.6DiedJean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. †Archbishop of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
66.4DiedPedro Carlos Zilli, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau
1 Apr80.9DiedRayappu JosephBishop Emeritus of Mannar, Sri Lanka
90.1DiedDivo ZadiBishop Emeritus of Civita Castellana, Italy
3 Apr68.2DiedCyprian Kizito LwangaArchbishop of Kampala, Uganda
92.0DiedPier Giacomo De NicolòApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Switzerland
47.6AppointedPaul SunduBishop of Kundiawa, Papua New GuineaBishop-Elect
90.4DiedChristian Wiyghan TumiCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
5 Apr80.6DiedPaulino Lukudu Loro, M.C.C.I. †Archbishop Emeritus of Juba, South Sudan
6 Apr65.3DiedAlfred Leonhard MalumaBishop of Njombe, Tanzania
48.5AppointedSimon Chibuga MasondoleBishop of Bunda, TanzaniaBishop-Elect
86.3DiedJan PurwinskiBishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
7 Apr56.2AppointedPedro Alberto Bustamante LópezApostolic Administrator of Ayaviri, PeruBishop of Sicuani, Peru
78.9AppointedMichel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M.Apostolic Administrator of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
66.1AppointedDaniel John FeltonBishop of Duluth, Minnesota, USABishop-Elect
75.1RetiredJohn Joseph O’HaraAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.6ResignedKay Martin Schmalhausen PanizoPrelate of Ayaviri, PeruPrelate Emeritus
60.9Ordained BishopIvan ŠtironjaBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
8 Apr51.0AppointedIsidoro del Carmen Mora OrtegaBishop of Siuna, NicaraguaBishop-Elect
82.7DiedCésar Ramón Ortega HerreraBishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Venezuela
64.7AppointedPaul SsemogerereApostolic Administrator of Kampala, UgandaBishop of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda
9 Apr53.6Ordained BishopAntoine Farès Bou NajemArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
94.9DiedHelímenas de Jesús Rojo Paredes, C.I.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Calabozo, Venezuela
60.1Ordained BishopTitus Seo Sang-BumBishop of Korea, Military
10 Apr54.8Ordained BishopTibor BertaBishop of Hungary, Military
53.6InstalledAntoine Farès Bou NajemArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
96.7DiedEdward Idris CassidyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
88.4DiedTulio Manuel Chirivella VarelaArchbishop Emeritus of Barquisimeto, Venezuela
83.8DiedFélix del Blanco PrietoAlmoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
58.5AppointedGiampio Luigi DevasiniBishop of Chiavari, ItalyBishop-Elect
52.6Ordained BishopFrancisco José Prieto FernándezTitular Bishop of VergiAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
75.6RetiredAlberto TanasiniBishop of Chiavari, ItalyBishop Emeritus
11 Apr62.9InstalledLucien (Luc) Jacques Marie Joseph Crepy, C.I.M.Bishop of Versailles, France
59.6Ordained BishopLuis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A.Titular Bishop of SulianaUnder Secretary of the Synod of Bishops
63.4AppointedSebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Multan, PakistanArchbishop of Lahore, Pakistan
54.3InstalledBenny Mario TravasArchbishop of Karachi, Pakistan
12 Apr95.4DiedJaime Mota de FariasBishop Emeritus of Alagoinhas, Bahia, Brazil
13 Apr81.3DiedPatricio Hacbang AloBishop Emeritus of Mati, Philippines
71.8ResignedMichael Joseph HoeppnerBishop of Crookston, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedJohn Chrisostom NdimboApostolic Administrator of Njombe, TanzaniaBishop of Mbinga, Tanzania
78.1AppointedRichard Edmund PatesApostolic Administrator of Crookston, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
14 Apr82.5DiedMarcelo Angiolo Melani, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Neuquén, Argentina
48.7AppointedClaudiu-Lucian PopBishop of Cluj-Gherla (Romanian), Romania
17 Apr75.5RetiredJuan José Asenjo PelegrinaArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
54.4AppointedLuis Alberto Barrera Pacheco, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Callao, Peru
65.5Ordained BishopJerome FeudjioBishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA
73.3CeasedWilton Daniel GregoryApostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USACardinal, Archbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USA
91.5DiedSebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I. †Cardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho
64.7AppointedJosep Ángel Sáiz MenesesArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
57.0InstalledDuncan Theodore TsokeBishop of Kimberley, South Africa
18 Apr65.8InstalledHeriberto Andrés Bodeant FernándezBishop of Canelones, Uruguay
54.0InstalledBohdan Dzyurakh, C.SS.R.Apostolic Exarch of Germany and Scandinavia {Deutschland und Skandinavien} (Ukrainian)
54.3Ordained BishopWayne Lawrence LobsingerTitular Bishop of Gemellae in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
84.5DiedLucas Sirkar, S.D.B. †Archbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
20 Apr59.0Ordained BishopGary Wayne JanakTitular Bishop of DionysianaAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
The future events listed below have been publicly announced, but are subject to change.
22 Apr55.5InstalledLuis Gabriel Ramírez DíazBishop of Ocaña, Colombia
24 Apr48.6Ordained BishopPeter BeňoTitular Bishop of AmudarsaAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Nitra, Slovakia
25 Apr53.9Ordained BishopMark Gerard MilesTitular Archbishop of Città DucaleApostolic Nuncio to Benin
27 Apr60.2CeasedRrok GjonlleshajApostolic Administrator of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroArchbishop of Bar (Antivari), Montenegro
60.9InstalledIvan ŠtironjaBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
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