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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown75.3AppointedAntonio AgliardiCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
64.0DiedEtienne ApikianBishop of Trabzon (Armenian), Turkey
49.0AppointedJules Abraham DavidArchbishop
16.9ProfessedAlexandre Digard, O.F.M. †Member of Order of Friars MinorPrefect Emeritus of Yiduxian [Iduhsien], China
73.0DiedSilvano de Stefano, O.S.B. †Abbot of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy
34.0IncardinatedAdalbero Joseph (Michael) Fleischer, C.M.M. †Priest of Congregation of Mariannhill MissionariesVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Mariannhill, South Africa
70.7DiedIsaac HagianArchbishop Emeritus of Sivas {Sebaste} (and Tokat {Toqat}) (Armenian), Turkey
66.8ResignedFélix-Jules-Xavier Jourdan de la Passardière, C.O. †Auxiliary Bishop of Rouen, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
47.2ResignedIsaac-Jesu-Yab Khoudabache (Koudabache)Bishop of Salmas {Shahpour} (Chaldean), IranArchbishop of Urmyā {Rezayeh} (Chaldean), Iran
59.0AppointedSevère-Samuel LahdoArchbishop
24.9Ordained PriestBl. Hryhory LakotaPriest of Przemyśl, Sambor, et Sanok (Ruthenian), PolandAuxiliary Bishop
67.6DiedGabriele Neviani, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Sapë, Albania
50.1AppointedAthanase Ignace NuriTitular Archbishop of Hierapolis in Syria dei SiriArchbishop Emeritus of Baghdad (Syrian), Iraq
50.1ResignedAthanase Ignace NuriArchbishop of Baghdad (Syrian), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
20.2ProfessedJohn Andrew O’Shea, C.M. †Member of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Ganzhou [Kanchow], China
64.4ResignedMariano Rampolla del TindaroPresident of the Pontifical Biblical CommissionCardinal, Secretary of the Congregation of the Holy Office
28.5ProfessedVincent-François-Joseph Sage, M.E.P. †Priest of La Société des Missions EtrangèresCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Southern Manchuria {Manciuria Meridionale}, China
49.7AppointedRicardo Sepúlveda HermosillaVicar General of Temuco, ChileVicar General Emeritus
24.8ProfessedGiovanni Soggiu, O.F.M. Conv. †Member of Order of Friars Minor ConventualPrefect of Ankang [Hinganfu], China
BornJohn L. Swain, S.J. †Kemptville, CanadaVicar General Emeritus of Society of Jesus
23.6ProfessedJohn Baptist Wang Tseng-yi (Uamzemi), C.M. †Member of Congregation of the MissionBishop of Anguo [Ankwo], China
49.8ResignedPierre-André (Pietro Andrea) Viganò, S.J. †Bishop of Hyderabad, IndiaBishop Emeritus
Jan68.8DiedRuggero CatizoneAuxiliary Bishop of Catanzaro, Italy
37.0SucceededAlain Guynot de Boismenu, M.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of New GuineaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Papua, Papua New Guinea
71.9ResignedLouis-André Navarre, M.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of New GuineaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
4 JanBornThomas Joseph DruryBallynote, IrelandBishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
65.1DiedStefan Aleksander ZwierowiczBishop of Sandomierz, Poland
5 Jan38.4InstalledBeda Giovanni Cardinale, O.S.B. †Bishop of Tarquinia e Civitavecchia, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
42.5Ordained BishopPedro Muñagorri y Obineta, O.P. †Titular Bishop of PityusVicar Apostolic of Bùi Chu, Viet Nam
6 Jan56.9Ordained BishopJosef Antonin HůlkaBishop of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
46.0Ordained BishopLeonida MapelliBishop of Borgo San Donnino, Italy
49.7Ordained BishopLuigi Maria MarelliBishop of Bobbio, ItalyBishop of Bergamo, Italy
7 JanBornVictor Van Beurden, SS.CC. †Poppel, BelgiumBishop Emeritus of Kole, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
8 Jan84.7DiedSigismondo Brandolini RotaBishop of Ceneda, Italy
59.6SucceededAndrea CaronBishop of Ceneda, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Genova, Italy
9 JanBornFrancisco Xavier Gillmore StockIquiqueBishop Emeritus of Chile, Military
47.0Ordained BishopAngelo SimonettiBishop of Pescia, Italy
10 Jan86.1DiedAdolphe-Josué-Frédéric FiardBishop of Montauban, France
BornJaime Garcia GoulartCandelária, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Díli, Timor-Leste
57.2SucceededPierre-Eugène-Alexandre MartyBishop of Montauban, France
13 Jan70.8DiedFrancesco BacchiniBishop Emeritus of Terni, ItalyBishop
71.4AppointedFrancesco SegnaCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Index
14 Jan69.7Ordained BishopPedro Manuel García NaranjóArchbishop of Lima, Peru
BornPeter Kelleter, C.S.Sp. †Bardenburg, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Bethlehem, South Africa
15 JanBornGilbert Hess, O.S.B. †Vincennes, IN, USAPresident Emeritus of Order of Saint Benedict
17 JanBornPierre François Lehaen, S.D.B. †Neerpelt, BelgiumBishop Emeritus of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
19 JanBornPompeu de Sá Leão y Seabra, C.S.Sp. †Sobreira-ParedesBishop of Malanje, Angola
20 JanBornLéonce TchantayanKonia, TurkeyBishop Emeritus of Ispahan {Esfáan) (Armenian), Iran
22 JanBornJosip SálacDaruvarAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
23 Jan37.3InstalledPedro Pascuál Francesco Farfán de los GodosBishop of Huaraz, PeruArchbishop of Lima, Peru
25 Jan62.0DiedAntonio Sebastião ValentePatriarch of East Indies, India
26 Jan43.6Ordained BishopAntónio Alves FerreiraTitular Bishop of MartyropolisBishop of Viseu, Portugal
72.0DiedRocco Tornatore, P.I.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Burma {Birmania Orientale}, Myanmar
28 Jan57.4SucceededLéon-Adolphe AmetteCardinal, Archbishop of Paris, France
BornFrançois-Odon De Wilde, O.P. †Wetteren, BelgiumBishop of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
BornDragutin NežicDonja RijekaBishop Emeritus of Poreč i Pula, Croatia
88.9DiedFrançois-Marie-Benjamin Richard de la VergneCardinal, Archbishop of Paris, France
29 Jan61.4Ordained BishopJean-Baptiste BiolleyBishop of Tarentaise, France
BornJosé Agustín MarozziGesslerBishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
30 Jan56.0AppointedEugène-Marie-Joseph Allys, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Northern Cochin {Cocincina Settentrionale}, Viet NamVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Huê, Viet Nam
56.0AppointedEugène-Marie-Joseph Allys, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of PhacusaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Huê, Viet Nam
31 Jan49.8AppointedBasilio PompiljSecretary of the Congregation of the CouncilCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
1 FebBornPaolo BertoliPoggio Garfagnana, ItalyCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
48.6AppointedFrederick William KeatingBishop of Northampton, England, Great BritainArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
16.7ProfessedBernardo Merizalde Morales, O.A.R. †Member of Order of Augustinian RecollectsPrefect Emeritus of Tumaco, Colombia
2 Feb55.7Ordained BishopSebastião Leite de VasconcellosBishop of Beja, PortugalBishop Emeritus
3 FebBornLadislao HladPlzènTitular Bishop of Cediae
63.5InstalledGaspard-Marie-Michel-André LattyArchbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France
4 Feb59.4DiedSerafino AngeliniBishop of Avellino, Italy
8 Feb56.4DiedAntonio MaurovićBishop of Senj (-Modruš), Croatia
BornJoseph Wan Tsu-ChangHenyangBishop of Hengyang [Hengchow], China
10 FebBornJoseph Blomjous, M. Afr. †Oisterwijk, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus of Mwanza, Tanzania
72.9DiedAlfonso Maria Giordano, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Calvi e Teano, Italy
62.1AppointedIldefonso Vincenzo Pisani, C.R.L. †Bishop of Anglona-Tursi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
12 Feb79.0RetiredJohannes Fidelis BattagliaBishop of Chur, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
14 FebBornLaurent MorinMontréalBishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
37.2AppointedPierre Chébli (Scebli)Archbishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Maronite), Lebanon
15 Feb51.0AppointedAdolphe-Yves-Marie DuparcBishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
37.2Ordained BishopPierre Chébli (Scebli)Archbishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Maronite), Lebanon
16 Feb53.7Ordained BishopNicola Cicero (Ciceri), C.M. †Titular Bishop of DausaraVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kianfu, China
57.5Ordained BishopAndrés Machado, S.J. †Bishop of Bolivar, EcuadorBishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
76.4DiedJean-Elie Mellus, O.S.H. †Bishop of Mardin (Chaldean), Iraq
40.6Ordained BishopIgnacio Placencia y MoreiraBishop of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop of Zacatecas, México
17 Feb39.5InstalledJoão Francisco BragaBishop of Curitiba, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
19 Feb55.7AppointedJános CsernochBishop of Csanád, HungaryCardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom, Hungary
79.1DiedJohn LeonardVicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Western District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Occidentale}, South Africa
64.1SucceededJohn RooneyVicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Western District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Occidentale}, South AfricaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
21 Feb84.1DiedIgnacio Antonio ParraBishop of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
22 FebBornPolicarpo da Costa VazBarreirosBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
BornAbilio del Campo y de la BárcenaValdazoBishop Emeritus of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño, Spain
BornFrancis Han Ting-piBishop of Hongdong [Hungtung], China
BornMatthias Duan In-min (Tuan In-Min)MutewcheBishop of Wanxian [Wanhsien], China
23 FebBornPietro SigismondiVilla d'Almé, ItalySecretary of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
25 Feb51.1Ordained BishopAdolphe-Yves-Marie DuparcBishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
48.7Ordained BishopFrederick William KeatingBishop of Northampton, England, Great BritainArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
55.2Ordained BishopJoseph Maria KoudelkaTitular Bishop of GermanicopolisBishop of Superior, Wisconsin, USA
BornAnton Reiterer, M.C.C.I. †Avelengo-Hafling, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Lydenburg-Witbank, South Africa
26 FebBornRomán Acevedo RojasTarimoroAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Morelia, Michoacán, México
34.8SucceededAndré-Etienne-Athanase Hermel, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)
72.9ResignedMarie-Joseph Verdier, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
28 Feb69.9DiedGiocondo (Matthaeus) de Nittis, O.F.M. †Bishop of Castellaneta, Italy
1 Mar62.2Ordained BishopIldefonso Vincenzo Pisani, C.R.L. †Bishop of Anglona-Tursi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
5 MarBornJohn Kwao Amuzu AggeyAnechoArchbishop of Lagos, Nigeria
6 Mar44.0AppointedÉmile-Marie Bunoz, O.M.I. †Prefect of Yukon-Prince Rupert, CanadaVicar Apostolic of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
39.6AppointedPrudencio Gomes da SilvaBishop of Goiás, Brazil
40.6InstalledIgnacio Placencia y MoreiraBishop of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop of Zacatecas, México
8 Mar49.2Ordained BishopJules Abraham DavidArchbishop
61.8DiedHenry HenryBishop of Down and Connor, Ireland
9 Mar56.0AppointedHector-Irénée SévinBishop of Châlons, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
10 Mar51.1InstalledAdolphe-Yves-Marie DuparcBishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
BornDelfín Quesada CastroSan Pedro de PoásBishop of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
12 Mar47.2AppointedGabriel Émile Grison, S.C.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Stanley Falls, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
47.2AppointedGabriel Émile Grison, S.C.I. †Titular Bishop of SagalassusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Stanley Falls, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
14 Mar23.4Ordained PriestCostanzo Bergna, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorPrefect of Dessié, Ethiopia
BornAntoine Léon Louis CaillotValognesBishop Emeritus of Evreux, France
16 Mar68.1DiedGustave Augustin RouxelAuxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
17 Mar70.1DiedGiovanni Battista Casali del DragoCardinal, Titular Patriarch of Constantinople
18 MarBornThomas Edward GillSeatleAuxiliary Bishop of Seattle, Washington, USA
19 MarBornLeo Christopher ByrneSt. LouisCoadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
22.5Ordained PriestNikollë Vinçenc Prennushi, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorArchbishop of Durrës (Durazzo), Albania
20 Mar39.3AppointedAgostinho Francisco BenassiBishop of Niterói (Nictheroy), Brazil
51.8DiedFrançois-Nicolas-Alphonse Kunemann, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Senegambia, Senegal
21 Mar33.8AppointedNicola CanaliOfficial of the Secretariat of StateCardinal, Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary
BornNeemeh SimaanRamehAuxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
22 Mar78.6DiedRaffaele Capone, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Muro Lucano, Italy
23 MarBornCharles Herman HelmsingShrewsburyBishop Emeritus of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
24 Mar34.4ProfessedStefano Aurelio Bacciarini, S.d.C. †Priest of Congregation of Servants of CharityApostolic Administrator of Lugano, Switzerland
25 Mar53.9Ordained BishopVicente Casanova y MarzolBishop of Almería, SpainCardinal, Archbishop of Granada, Spain
29 Mar80.7DiedPróspero María Alarcón y Sánchez de la BarqueraArchbishop of México, Federal District
47.5Ordained BishopCharles-Marie-Félix de Gorostarzu, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of AelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Yünnanfu, China
51.0DiedAthanasius Götte, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Northern Shensi {Scen-Si Settentrionale}, China
47.9Ordained BishopPrudencio Melo y AlcaldeTitular Bishop of Olympus (Olimpus)Archbishop of Valencia, Spain
30 MarBornPaul-Louis CarrièreChâlonsBishop Emeritus of Laval, France
BornDaniel IvanchoJasinaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of United States of America (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania
57.6AppointedGiovanni Vincenzo Tasso, C.M. †Bishop of Aosta, Italy
31 MarBornBernard Joseph FlanaganProctor, VTBishop Emeritus of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
BornJosé de Jesús Tirado PedrazaSanta Ana MayaArchbishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
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