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Recent Bishop Events

DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
11 Mar 200676.0RetiredStephen Fumio HamaoPresident of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant PeopleCardinal, President Emeritus
2 Jun 200676.2DiedJoseph Hisajiro MatsunagaBishop of Fukuoka
5 Aug 200793.9DiedPeter Saburo Hirata, P.S.S. †Bishop Emeritus of Fukuoka
10 Oct 200773.1DiedAmbrose Battista De PaoliApostolic Nuncio to Australia
8 Nov 200777.6DiedStephen Fumio HamaoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
8 Dec 200765.4AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloTitular Archbishop of OpitergiumApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
19 Mar 200852.8AppointedDominic Ryōji MiyaharaBishop of Fukuoka
24 Sep 200984.9DiedJoseph Satoshi FukahoriBishop Emeritus of Takamatsu
17 Nov 200979.1RetiredPeter Toshio JinushiBishop of SapporoBishop Emeritus
30 Dec 200981.5DiedPeter Seiichi ShirayanagiCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tōkyō
25 Mar 201162.6AppointedPaul Sueo HamaguchiBishop of Oita
76.0RetiredFrancis Xavier Osamu Mizobe, S.D.B. †Bishop of TakamatsuBishop Emeritus
63.7AppointedJohn Eijiro SuwaBishop of Takamatsu
6 Jun 201168.9AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
13 Jun 201162.2AppointedThomas Aquino Manyo MaedaBishop of HiroshimaArchbishop of Osaka
75.1RetiredJoseph Atsumi MisueBishop of HiroshimaBishop Emeritus
19 Jun 201163.9Ordained BishopJohn Eijiro SuwaBishop of Takamatsu
26 Jun 201162.9Ordained BishopPaul Sueo HamaguchiBishop of Oita
15 Aug 201167.8AppointedJoseph ChennothApostolic Nuncio to Japan
23 Sep 201162.5Ordained BishopThomas Aquino Manyo MaedaBishop of HiroshimaArchbishop of Osaka
8 May 201289.5DiedWilliam Aquin CarewApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Japan
22 Jun 201357.5AppointedBernard Taiji KatsuyaBishop of Sapporo
27 Jul 201371.7AppointedPeter Takeo OkadaApostolic Administrator of SaitamaArchbishop of Tōkyō
60.4ResignedMarcellino Taiji TaniBishop of SaitamaBishop Emeritus
14 Oct 201357.8Ordained BishopBernard Taiji KatsuyaBishop of Sapporo
20 Aug 201477.4RetiredLeo Jun Ikenaga, S.J.Archbishop of OsakaArchbishop Emeritus
65.4AppointedThomas Aquino Manyo MaedaArchbishop of Osaka
25 Oct 201493.8DiedPeter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Naha
29 Mar 201562.5AppointedMichael Gorō MatsuuraBishop of Nagoya
77.3RetiredAugustinus Jun-ichi NomuraBishop of NagoyaBishop Emeritus
29 Feb 201680.9DiedFrancis Xavier Osamu Mizobe, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Takamatsu
23 Apr 201694.3DiedPaul Hisao YasudaArchbishop Emeritus of Osaka
28 Jun 201680.1DiedJoseph Atsumi MisueBishop Emeritus of Hiroshima
54.1AppointedAlexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S.Bishop of Hiroshima
19 Sep 201654.3Ordained BishopAlexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S.Bishop of Hiroshima
10 Dec 201688.3DiedPaul Shinichi ItonagaBishop Emeritus of Kagoshima


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