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The Year of Our Lord 1903

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown39.0AppointedPaul-Raphaël Abi MouradPatriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), PalestinePatriarchal Vicar Emeritus
45.1ResignedSalvator-Alexandre-Félix-Carmel BrincatAuxiliary Bishop of Alger, AlgeriaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
16.5ProfessedAndré-Jean-François Defebvre, C.M. †Member of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Ningbo [Ningpo], China
17.3ProfessedJosé Fogued y Gil, C.M.F. †Member of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryPrefect of Tunxi [Tunki], China
22.4Ordained PriestGiovanni Battista GirardiPriestBishop of Pavia, Italy
79.0DiedGabriel Szele (Gzele)Auxiliary Bishop of Eger, Hungary
22.6Ordained PriestJohannes Damascus Jesacher (Iesacher), O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorPrefect of Lingling [Yungchow], China
59.2ResignedDominique Jacquet (Jaquet), O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Iaşi, RomaniaBishop Emeritus
53.0ResignedMichel-Thomas LabrecquePrefect of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada
21.8Ordained PriestPacifico Tiziano Micheloni, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinVicar Apostolic of Arabia, Yemen
46.9AppointedDenis Ephrem NaccàschéArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Syrian), Syria
20.4ProfessedEgbert Maria Pelzer, O.P. †Member of Order of Friars PreachersPrefect of Tingchow [Changting], China
16.3ProfessedLuigi Ermenegildo Ricci, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Laohokow [Laohekou], China
14.1ProfessedGiuseppe Ferruccio Maurizio Rosà, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorArchbishop of Hankow [Hankou], China
61.0AppointedFrancisco Sáenz de Urturi y Crespo, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of NazianzusArchbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Cuba
32.7Ordained PriestLouis Van Hoeck, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Ranchi, India
56.5ResignedJulien Vidal, S.M. †Prefect of Southern Solomon Islands, Solomon IslandsVicar Apostolic of Fiji Island, Pacific (Oceania)
3 Jan66.1DiedTommaso Gomes de AlmeidaBishop of Guarda, Portugal
4 Jan63.3DiedGulstan Francis Ropert, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Sandwich Islands, Hawaii, USA
22.6Ordained PriestSeverino Vieira de MeloPriestArchbishop of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
6 JanBornPatrick Francis LyonsMelbourneBishop of Sale, Australia
7 Jan69.3AppointedSerafino CretoniCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Rites
49.3AppointedPietro MontiApostolic Delegate to ChileBishop Emeritus of Tivoli, Italy
66.5AppointedLuigi TripepiPrefect of the Congregation of RitesCardinal, Pro-Prefect
8 Jan48.2AppointedJames Edward QuigleyArchbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
9 JanBornEugen Viktor Paul SeiterichKarlsruheArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
11 Jan51.2Ordained BishopCarlos de Jesús Mejía y Laguna, C.M. †Bishop of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
41.5InstalledFulgentius Antonio Torres, O.S.B. †Abbot of New Norcia, Australia
12 JanBornWilliam Brasseur, C.I.C.M. †MarkeVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), Philippines
54.0AppointedPatrick Joseph O’ConnorCoadjutor Bishop of Armidale, AustraliaBishop
54.0AppointedPatrick Joseph O’ConnorTitular Bishop of SoliBishop of Armidale, Australia
13 JanBornFrederick Anthony Donaghy, M.M. †New Bedford, MA, USABishop Emeritus of Wuzhou [Wuchow], China
15 Jan69.4DiedLucido Maria ParocchiArchbishop Emeritus of Bologna, ItalyCardinal, Chamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber
16 Jan49.6AppointedJohn Francis Regis CanevinCoadjutor Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
49.6AppointedJohn Francis Regis CanevinTitular Bishop of SabrataBishop Emeritus of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
61.4DiedRamón Torrijos y GómezBishop of Badajoz, Spain
68.1AppointedSerafino VannutelliSecretary of the Congregation for Universal InquisitionCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Ceremonies
18 Jan22.5Ordained PriestIstván BreyerPriest of Esztergom, HungaryBishop of Győr (Raab), Hungary
19 JanBornAlberico SemeraroMartina FrancaBishop Emeritus of Oria, Italy
21 Jan72.2AppointedGiuseppe AstuniTitular Bishop of Hierocaesarea
22 Jan61.9DiedGuido Corbelli, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Cortona, Italy
BornEmile-Elie Verhille, C.S.Sp. †Orchies, FranceBishop Emeritus of Fort-Rousset, Congo
23 Jan60.9AppointedFederico Domenico SalaAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
60.9AppointedFederico Domenico SalaTitular Bishop of FamagustaAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
24 JanBornAntoni PawlowskiKonskieBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
26 Jan37.8AppointedIsidoro Badía y SarradellAuxiliary Bishop of Toledo, SpainBishop of Tarazona (-Tudela), Spain
37.8AppointedIsidoro Badía y SarradellTitular Bishop of AscalonBishop of Tarazona (-Tudela), Spain
76.5AppointedJames RogersTitular Archbishop of OmbiBishop Emeritus of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
27 JanBornHumphrey BrightWoodfordAuxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, England, Great Britain
31.1AppointedFortunat-Henri Caumont, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Rajputana, IndiaBishop of Ajmer, India
28 JanBornJohn Boekenfoehr, O.M.I. †West Point, NE, USABishop Emeritus of Kimberley, South Africa
30 Jan78.8DiedFelix-Marie de NeckereTitular Archbishop of Melitene
2 FebBornPedro Grau y Arola, C.M.F. †San Jaime de Viladrover, SpainVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Quibdó, Colombia
46.8DiedElie-Joseph KhayattArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
5 FebBornAlfredo Vicente SchererBom PrincípioCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
6 FebBornLambert Anthony HochElktonBishop Emeritus of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
7 FebBornFrançois-Nestor Adam, C.R.B. †EtroublesBishop Emeritus of Sion {Sitten}, Switzerland
68.8DiedEtienne-Auguste-Joseph-Louis Bardou, M.E.P. †Bishop of Coimbatore, India
BornJosé Romão Martenetz, O.S.B.M. †LvivBishop Emeritus of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), Brazil
BornFederico Pérez Silva, C.M. †LimaArchbishop of Trujillo, Peru
9 Feb77.1DiedMariano PalermoBishop of Piazza Armerina, Italy
10 Feb63.0ConfirmedJordan Zaninović, O.P. †Bishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), Croatia
12 Feb80.1DiedAngelo Michele OnoratiBishop of Tricarico, Italy
59.4AppointedCharles Algernon StanleyAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
59.4AppointedCharles Algernon StanleyTitular Bishop of EmmaüsAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
13 Feb61.2AppointedJohn HealyArchbishop of Tuam, Ireland
14 Feb62.7ConfirmedAnton Hubert FischerCardinal, Archbishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
58.3DiedGiovanni Previtera (Privitera)Bishop of Patti, Italy
15 FebBornRamón José CastellanoVilla DoloresArchbishop Emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina
60.9Ordained BishopFederico Domenico SalaTitular Bishop of FamagustaAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
17 Feb46.1AppointedEugenio Notz, O. Cist. †Abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau, Austria
18 Feb49.6AppointedLuca CanepaBishop of Galtelli-Nuoro (Galtelly Nori), Italy
BornPaolo PappalardoBuccheri, ItalyOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
19 Feb51.3InstalledCarlos de Jesús Mejía y Laguna, C.M. †Bishop of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
20 FebBornJoseph SchröfferIngolstadtCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation of Seminaries and Universities
22 Feb72.3Ordained BishopGiuseppe AstuniTitular Bishop of Hierocaesarea
23 FebBornAmbrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M. †Stary Sambir, UkraineArchbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA
83.0ResignedGiuseppe Antonio Virdia, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Cariati, ItalyBishop Emeritus
24 Feb49.7Ordained BishopJohn Francis Regis CanevinTitular Bishop of SabrataBishop Emeritus of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BornJoseph-Roméo GagnonSaint-Cyrille-de-WendoverBishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
54.9DiedBolesław Hieronim KłopotowskiArchbishop of Mohilev, Belarus
BornLionel Scheffer, O.M.I. †Ste-Marguerite-du-Lac-MassonVicar Apostolic of Labrador, Québec, Canada
28 FebBornGiuseppe MartinoliMaroltaBishop Emeritus of Lugano, Switzerland
3 MarBornFortunato ZoppasScomigoBishop Emeritus of Nocera de’ Pagani, Italy
4 Mar83.1AppointedGiuseppe Antonio Virdia, O.F.M. Conv. †Titular Archbishop of NacoliaBishop Emeritus of Cariati, Italy
5 Mar67.0DiedJohn BilsborrowBishop of Salford, England, Great Britain
7 MarAppointedGirolamo da Lione, O.F.M. Cap. †Superior of Siria e Cilicia, Syria
23.2Ordained PriestAntonio Guízar y ValenciaPriest of Zamora, Michoacán, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Chihuahua, México
23.6Ordained DeaconVincent-François-Joseph Sage, M.E.P. †DeaconCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Southern Manchuria {Manciuria Meridionale}, China
9 MarBornJosé María García LahigueraFiteroArchbishop Emeritus of Valencia, Spain
BornAlbert Gregory MeyerMilwaukeeCardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
10 Mar48.4InstalledJames Edward QuigleyArchbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
12 MarBornJohn Evangelist McBride, O.F.M. †Beagh, IrelandBishop Emeritus of Kokstad, South Africa
68.7DiedAlessandro TotiBishop of Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy
42.0SelectedManuel Vieira de MatosArchbishop (Personal Title) of Guarda, PortugalArchbishop of Braga, Portugal
13 Mar71.8DiedGiuseppe Benigno PerillaBishop of Tunja, Colombia
BornTeodor BenschBukAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
BornGuido TonettiTrecateBishop of Cuneo, Italy
15 Mar88.0DiedFranz Wilhelm CramerAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, Germany
59.5Ordained BishopCharles Algernon StanleyTitular Bishop of EmmaüsAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
27.3Ordained PriestAloysius Chen Guo-di (Tchen Chao-t’ien), O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Fenyang [Fenyang], China
16 MarBornJosé Abraham Martínez BetancourtPeribánBishop Emeritus of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México
17 Mar58.5AppointedPaolo Maria BaroneTitular Archbishop of MeliteneArchbishop of Siena, Italy
58.5ResignedPaolo Maria BaroneBishop of Casale Monferrato, ItalyArchbishop of Siena, Italy
BornJohn Baptist Rosenthal, S.A.C. †Oberveischede, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Queenstown, South Africa
19 Mar62.8InstalledAnton Hubert FischerCardinal, Archbishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
20 MarBornEdward Ernest SwanstromNew YorkAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
21 Mar68.0DiedFerdinando CapponiArchbishop of Pisa, Italy
22 Mar24.9Ordained PriestBernard Franciszek DembekPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Łomża, Poland
76.7DiedJames RogersBishop Emeritus of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
23.3Ordained PriestAntonijs Urbšs (Urbbs)PriestBishop of Liepāja, Latvia
25 MarBornMatthias Buchholz, M.S.C. †Aachen, GermanyPrefect Emeritus of Shiqian [Shihtsien], China
BornJoseph RodgersKillanenaBishop of Killaloe, Ireland
27 Mar47.2AppointedRafael Amador y HernándezBishop of Mixtecas, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México
55.7AppointedThomas James ConatyBishop of Monterey-Los Angeles, California, USA
54.5AppointedSandor PárvyAuxiliary Bishop of Eger, HungaryBishop of Spiš, Slovakia
54.5AppointedSandor PárvyTitular Bishop of CarpasiaBishop of Spiš, Slovakia
28 Mar23.9Ordained PriestJorge García CaballerosPriest of GuatemalaBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala
24.1Ordained PriestJoão de Oliveira Matos FerreiraPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Guarda, Portugal
23.5Ordained PriestJosef StoffelsPriest of Köln {Cologne}, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop
23.1Ordained PriestCésar Angel Vigiani, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Chaco, Bolivia
31 MarBornBernard Joseph TopelBozeman, MTBishop Emeritus of Spokane, Washington, USA
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