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The Year of Our Lord 1878

Bishop Events

January to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown46.7ResignedAbraham Agabio (Agapios) Bsciai (Bishai)Vicar Apostolic of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), EgyptVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.3ResignedAniceto Ferrante, C.O. †Bishop of Gallipoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
69.2ResignedGiuseppe GiagiaArchbishop of Cipro (Maronite), CyprusArchbishop Emeritus
46.8Ordained PriestCharles Menzies Gordon, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusVicar Apostolic of Giamaica o Jamaica, Jamaica, Antilles
20.7ProfessedAthanasius Götte, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Northern Shensi {Scen-Si Settentrionale}, China
BornCharles GuérinFrancePrefect of Ghardaïa, Algeria
83.0ResignedAntonio HalagiBishop of Artuin degli Armeni (Armenian), TurkeyBishop Emeritus
BornPeter Janser, S.V.D. †BexbachPrefect Emeritus of Indore, India
49.8AppointedFrancesco Pozzi, P.I.M.E. †Prefect of Central Bengal, IndiaBishop of Krishnagar, India
91.0DiedAgapios Riachi (Riecji)Archbishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
26.4Ordained PriestEsteban Sánchez de las Heras, O.P. †Priest of Order of Friars PreachersVicar Apostolic of Amoy, China
22.0Ordained PriestJohn TohillPriestBishop of Down and Connor, Ireland
1 Jan62.6DiedGabriele Capaccio, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Bar (Antivari), Montenegro
30.6Ordained BishopCamillo Siciliano di RendeBishop of Tricarico, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Benevento, Italy
2 JanBornGaetano MalchiodiPiacenza, ItalyVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Loreto, Italy
5 Jan61.0DiedMichael (Miguel) Domenec, C.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
6 JanBornRafael Edwards SalasSantiagoVicar Apostolic of Chile, Military
BornLouis Le Hunsec, C.S.Sp. †Ploemeur, FranceSuperior General Emeritus of Congregation of the Holy Spirit
49.5Ordained BishopJosé Proceso Pozuelo y HerreroTitular Bishop of AntipatrisBishop of Córdoba, Spain
37.8Ordained BishopFulco Luigi Ruffo-ScillaArchbishop of Chieti, ItalyCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
BornAntoni Jacek ZimniakNieklan MalyAuxiliary Bishop of Częstochowa, Poland
8 Jan58.4AppointedAdrianus GodschalkBishop of ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands
10 Jan54.7DiedDominico de AngelisTitular Bishop of Hippos
11 Jan59.7AppointedJohn MacEvillyCoadjutor Archbishop of Tuam, IrelandArchbishop
15 Jan52.7AppointedFidelis Johann Georg Dehm, O.F.M. Conv. †Titular Bishop of Colophon
45.2AppointedPaul François Marie Goethals, S.J. †Titular Bishop of EvariaArchbishop of Calcutta, India
71.4Ordained BishopClaude-Thierry ObréTitular Bishop of ZoaraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), France
17 JanBornAntonio Vignato, F.S.C.J. †Gambellara, ItalySuperior General Emeritus of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
18 Jan49.7AppointedAngelo Di PietroApostolic Delegate to ParaguayCardinal, Datary of the Apostolic Datary
19 Jan57.2AppointedAnton Josef GruschaBishop of Austria, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
20 Jan38.7Ordained BishopGustavo Leonardo de BatticeTitular Bishop of PellaCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium
59.6Ordained BishopJosé Manuel Palacios y LópezBishop of Mondoñedo, Spain
24 JanBornJoseph Diss, S.M.A. †Strasbourg, FrancePrefect Emeritus of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
27 JanBornPeter Tcheng Ngnou-tang (Cheng Yutang)TakiPrefect of Hungtung [Hongdong], China
29 Jan52.0AppointedGiuseppe MasiTitular Bishop of Tempe
31 JanBornFrançois-Marie PicaudJosselinBishop Emeritus of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
2 Feb57.6Ordained BishopGiovanni Maria BerengoBishop of Adria, ItalyArchbishop of Udine, Italy
BornCyril Rudolph Jarre, O.F.M. †Ahrweiler, GermanyArchbishop of Jinan [Tsinan], China
BornJosé Cándido Piñol y BatresGuatemalaBishop Emeritus of Granada, Nicaragua
5 Feb45.2AppointedPaul François Marie Goethals, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in PhrygiaArchbishop of Calcutta, India
7 FebBornEugène Joseph Hubert Lebouille, C.M. †Hoensbroek, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus of Yongping [Yüngping], China
85.7DiedBl. Giovanni Maria Mastai-FerrettiPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
15 FebBornLouis-Joseph KerkhofsVall-MeerBishop Emeritus of Liège, Belgium
18 Feb54.7DiedJames Whelan, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
19 Feb50.9DiedDario Bucciarelli, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Skopje, Macedonia
20 Feb68.0ElectedVincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi PecciPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
24 Feb45.3Ordained BishopPaul François Marie Goethals, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in PhrygiaArchbishop of Calcutta, India
48.0Ordained BishopBl. Edoardo Giuseppe RosazBishop of Susa, Italy
25 Feb49.7Ordained BishopMatthieu-Victor-Félicien Balaïn, O.M.I. †Bishop of Nice, FranceArchbishop of Auch, France
26 Feb75.1DiedGeoffroy Brossais Saint-MarcCardinal, Archbishop of Rennes, France
55.5ResignedPaul-François-Marie de ForgesAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
27 Feb62.2DiedFelicissimo Coccino (Cocchino), O.F.M. Cap. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Galla, Ethiopia
28 Feb38.2SelectedPierre Elie XII AbboloyonanPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
BornAlessandro MacchiGallarateBishop of Como, Italy
71.5ResignedClaude-Thierry ObréAuxiliary Bishop of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
1 Mar78.7DiedJoseph-Armand GignouxBishop of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), France
55.4Ordained BishopJoaquín Larraín GandarillasTitular Bishop of MartyropolisAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile
2 MarBornPio PaschiniTolmezzoRector Emeritus of the Pontifical Lateran University
3 Mar68.0InstalledVincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi PecciPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
4 Mar24.6ProfessedAlphonse Bermyn, C.I.C.M. †Priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of MaryVicar Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia {Mongolia Occiduo-Meridionale}, China
5 Mar58.7AppointedAlessandro FranchiCardinal, Secretary of State
BornTomás Gutiérrez DíezVillanueva de la PeñaBishop of Cádiz y Ceuta, Spain
61.6AppointedGiovanni SimeoniCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
9 MarBornFrancisco Antonio GranadilloMontalbánBishop of Valencia en Venezuela
10 Mar49.8InstalledMatthieu-Victor-Félicien Balaïn, O.M.I. †Bishop of Nice, FranceArchbishop of Auch, France
14 Mar88.2DiedJoseph VI AuduPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
BornJoanny Thévenoud, M. Afr. †Serrières-en-Chantagne, FranceVicar Apostolic of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
15 Mar60.4AppointedCharles Petre EyreArchbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
59.7AppointedJohn MacDonaldBishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain
65.8AppointedLorenzo NinaOfficial of the Roman Curia - OtherCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
67.3AppointedJohn Menzies StrainArchbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
16 Mar28.9Ordained PriestGustave Marie Blanche, C.I.M. †Priest of Congregation of Jesus and MaryVicar Apostolic of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada
BornBl. Clemens August von GalenDinklage en OldenburgCardinal, Bishop of Münster, Germany
17 Mar23.6Ordained PriestVincenzo BacchiPriest of Bologna, ItalyBishop of Faenza, Italy
52.8Ordained BishopFidelis Johann Georg Dehm, O.F.M. Conv. †Titular Bishop of Colophon
19 Mar46.2ResignedAlessandro GrossiCoadjutor Bishop of Comacchio, ItalyTitular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum
22 Mar58.7AppointedJohn Joseph ConroyTitular Bishop of CuriumBishop Emeritus of Albany, New York, USA
33.5AppointedAngus MacDonaldBishop of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great BritainArchbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
51.5AppointedJohn McLachlanBishop of Galloway, Scotland, Great Britain
63.7AppointedGeorge RiggBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great Britain
26 Mar43.3AppointedFrancis Silas Marean ChatardBishop of Vincennes, Indiana, USABishop of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
38.5AppointedJohn Joseph KeaneBishop of Richmond, Virginia, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Dubuque, Iowa, USA
50.0DiedAmbrose Notyn DarauniTitular Archbishop of Adana
28 Mar55.7AppointedEdoardo BorromeoCardinal-Priest of Santa PrassedeCardinal, Titular Archbishop of Adana
72.2AppointedCamillo Di PietroChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic ChamberCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
57.4AppointedAnton Josef GruschaTitular Bishop of CarrhaeCardinal, Archbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
52.5AppointedDomenico Gaspare Lancia di Brolo, O.S.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Palermo, ItalyArchbishop of Monreale, Italy
52.5AppointedDomenico Gaspare Lancia di Brolo, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of Philadelphia in ArabiaArchbishop of Monreale, Italy
30 Mar81.8DiedLuigi Amat di San Filipo e SorsoCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
31 Mar41.9Ordained BishopAntônio Cândido AlvarengaBishop of São Luís do Maranhão, BrazilBishop of São Paulo, Brazil
5 Apr42.4AppointedJordan Marie Joseph Ballsieper, O.S.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal, IndiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
42.4AppointedJordan Marie Joseph Ballsieper, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of ThennesusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Eastern Bengal, India
44.9AppointedEdouard Gasnier, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Malacca-SingaporeBishop of Malacca, Singapore
44.9AppointedEdouard Gasnier, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of EucarpiaBishop of Malacca, Singapore
74.3DiedAntonio SoggiuArchbishop of Oristano, Italy
6 Apr67.5DiedGiuseppe BerardiCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Santi Marcellino e Pietro
10 AprBornMaximos IV Saigh, S.M.S.P. †AlepCardinal, Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
11 AprBornBernard Franciszek DembekBartodziejeAuxiliary Bishop of Łomża, Poland
BornLeopoldo Eijo y GarayVigoBishop of Madrid, Spain
19 Apr55.7AppointedEdoardo BorromeoCardinal, Titular Archbishop of Adana
BornPedro Octavio Ortiz Arrieta, S.D.B. †LimaBishop of Chachapoyas, Peru
20 Apr25.2Ordained PriestAlbert NègrePriest of Mende, FranceArchbishop of Tours, France
23 Apr75.5DiedRené-Marie-Charles Poirier, C.I.M. †Bishop of Roseau, Dominica, Antilles
26 AprBornSt. Raphael Guizar ValenciaCotijaBishop of Veracruz-Jalapa, México
27 AprBornLuigi DragoCologno al SerioBishop of Tarquinia e Civitavecchia, Italy
28 Apr41.9Ordained BishopCarlos Luiz d’AmourBishop of Cuiabá, BrazilArchbishop of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
57.5Ordained BishopAnton Josef GruschaTitular Bishop of CarrhaeCardinal, Archbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
24.5Ordained PriestJeremiah James HartyPriestBishop of Omaha, Nebraska, USA
52.6Ordained BishopDomenico Gaspare Lancia di Brolo, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of Philadelphia in ArabiaArchbishop of Monreale, Italy
52.3Ordained BishopGiuseppe MasiTitular Bishop of Tempe
29 Apr73.0DiedEmmanuel-Jean-François Verrolles, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Manchuria {Manciuria}, China
30 AprBornJuan José Maíztegui y Besoitaiturria, C.M.F. †Yurreta, SpainArchbishop of Panamá
62.3SelectedAntonius von SteicheleArchbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
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