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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar75.0RetiredEsteban Escudero TorresAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.1DiedEmmanuel FélémouBishop of Kankan, Guinea
61.9CeasedCharles Jason GordonApostolic Administrator of Bridgetown, Barbados, AntillesArchbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles
55.4AppointedNeil Sebastian Ricardo ScantleburyApostolic Administrator of Bridgetown, Barbados, AntillesBishop
2 Mar65.4AppointedJerome FeudjioBishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA
53.8AppointedMark Gerard MilesApostolic Nuncio to TogoApostolic Nuncio to Benin
48.3AppointedAlexis Aly TagbinoApostolic Administrator of Kankan, GuineaBishop
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 Africa
4 Mar75.0RetiredRichard John GreccoBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaBishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedRanko VidovićBishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), Croatia
5 Mar57.5AppointedMaksimilijan MatjažBishop of Celje, Slovenia
6 Mar67.3ResignedDaniel Nlandu MayiBishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
56.6AppointedAndré Giraud Pindi Mwanza MayalaApostolic Administrator of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
48.2AppointedFransiskus Tuaman Sasfo SinagaBishop of Sibolga, Indonesia
7 Mar51.2Ordained BishopJoaquim Nhanganga TyombeBishop of Uije, Angola
8 Mar43.4AppointedChristian Carlassare, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Rumbek, South Sudan
84.6DiedRafael Palmero RamosBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
78.4DiedCosimo Semeraro, S.D.B. †Secretary Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences
9 Mar63.9AppointedNúria Calduch-Benages, M.H.S.F.N.Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
10 Mar75.0AppointedWilliam D’Souza, S.J.Apostolic Administrator of Buxar, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Patna, India
77.1AppointedGuerrino Perin, M.C.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Mbaïki, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
77.1RetiredGuerrino 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
11 Mar67.9AppointedLeo BoccardiApostolic Nuncio to JapanApostolic Nuncio
66.3DiedMauro Aparecido dos SantosArchbishop of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
13 Mar68.0AppointedLeopoldo GirelliApostolic Nuncio to India
64.7InstalledAntonio Gómez CanteroCoadjutor Bishop of Almería, SpainBishop
14 Mar68.4InstalledGiacomo CirulliBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Teano-Calvi, Italy
67.4CeasedOrazio Francesco PiazzaApostolic Administrator of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Viterbo, Italy
85.5DiedPaul Ri Moun-hiArchbishop Emeritus of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
15 Mar81.3DiedGerard Alfons KuszAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Gliwice, Poland
46.1AppointedReginei José ModoloAdministrator of Cascavel, Parana, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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, ArgentinaBishop
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.)
77.3AppointedCyprien Mbuka Di Nkuanga, C.I.C.M.Apostolic Administrator of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
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 NamBishop
76.1RetiredPaul Nguyễn Thái Hợp, O.P.Bishop of Hà Tĩnh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
60.0AppointedMarcos Pirán GómezAuxiliary Bishop of Holguín, Cuba
60.0AppointedMarcos Pirán GómezTitular Bishop of BosetaAuxiliary Bishop 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, Italy
46.4AppointedBenoni AmbăruşAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, Italy
46.4AppointedBenoni AmbăruşTitular Bishop of TruentumAuxiliary Bishop 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 Francis Le StangBishop of Amiens, France
65.2InstalledLuiz Fernando Lisboa, C.P.Bishop of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil
62.5AppointedFortunato MorroneArchbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
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
22 Mar69.7ResignedVittorio LanzaniSecretary of the Fabric of St. PeterSecretary Emeritus
45.9AppointedAntônio Ederaldo de SantanaAdministrator of Alagoinhas, Bahia, BrazilBishop of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil
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 DevelopmentSecretary
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, Canada
78.9RetiredJorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, C.I.M.Archbishop of Cartagena, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop 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, México
58.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumAuxiliary Bishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, GuatemalaBishop of Quiché, Guatemala
58.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumTitular Bishop of RosellaBishop of Quiché, 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 Michel BeaumontBishop of Moulins, France
80.0RetiredPio Vito PintoDean of the Roman RotaDean Emeritus
30 Mar46.8AppointedGiovani Edgar AranaBishop of El Alto, Bolivia
58.8AppointedAlejandro Arellano Cedillo, C.O.R.C.Dean 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, Nigeria
60.1AppointedRaphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Nebbi, UgandaArchbishop of Gulu, Uganda
84.5DiedFabriciano SigampaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
52.9AppointedFermín Emilio Sosa RodríguezApostolic Nuncio to Papua New GuineaApostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
52.9AppointedFermín Emilio Sosa RodríguezTitular Archbishop of VirunumApostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
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
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