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The Year of Our Lord 1931

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown59.8ResignedJoseph Maria Alvarez, O.P. †Prefect of Shikoku, JapanPrefect Emeritus
ProfessedGiuseppe Boeris, C.R.S. †Member of Clerks Regular of SomascaSuperior General Emeritus
AppointedAndre Dumas, O.P. †Apostolic Administrator of Hakodate, Japan
BornPeter Yariyok JatauMarsa KajeArchbishop Emeritus of Kaduna, Nigeria
17.0ProfessedPhilemon Kurchaba, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerAuxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
25.1ProfessedMarcel-François Lefebvre, C.S.Sp. †Priest of Congregation of the Holy SpiritBishop Emeritus of Tulle, France
BornAndré Mayamba Mabuti KathongoMukilaBishop Emeritus of Popokabaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
BornMario Epifanio Abdallah MgulundeKalengaArchbishop of Tabora, Tanzania
BornFrédéric RubwejangaNyabinyengaBishop Emeritus of Kibungo, Rwanda
70.1ResignedGiustino SanchiniApostolic Administrator of Fossombrone, ItalyBishop of Fano, Italy
1 Jan77.5AppointedLuigi Fantozzi, C.Pp.S. †Titular Archbishop of DaraBishop Emeritus of Veroli, Italy
77.5RetiredLuigi Fantozzi, C.Pp.S. †Bishop of Veroli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornConcordio Maria SartePiliBishop of Legazpi, Philippines
2 Jan BornAbílio Rodas de Sousa Ribas, C.S.Sp.Várzea de SoajoBishop Emeritus of São Tomé e Príncipe
3 Jan45.2AppointedBerthold Bühl, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Chiquitos, BoliviaBishop Emeritus of Oruro, Bolivia
45.2AppointedBerthold Bühl, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of CartennaeBishop Emeritus of Oruro, Bolivia
4 Jan45.0Ordained BishopGiuseppe CogoniBishop of Nuoro, ItalyArchbishop of Oristano, Italy
5 Jan BornGérard Denis Auguste DefoisNueil-sur-LayonBishop Emeritus of Lille, France
6 Jan66.7Ordained BishopHipólito Leopoldo AgudeloBishop of Pasto, Colombia
76.8DiedJean-Joseph Hirth, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kivu, Burundi
69.5AppointedJohn Henry TihenTitular Bishop of BosanaBishop Emeritus of Denver, Colorado, USA
69.5ResignedJohn Henry TihenBishop of Denver, Colorado, USABishop Emeritus
41.5InstalledMario ToccabelliBishop of Alatri, ItalyArchbishop of Siena, Italy
7 Jan86.9DiedBenjamin Christiaens, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Southwestern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Occiduo-Meridionale}, China
11 Jan BornCirilo R. AlmarioCaridadBishop Emeritus of Malolos, Philippines
12 Jan BornDomingo Salvador CastagnaBuenos AiresArchbishop Emeritus of Corrientes, Argentina
13 Jan58.8AppointedConrad GröberBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
BornIgnacio Noguer CarmonaSevillaBishop Emeritus of Huelva, Spain
14 Jan60.0AppointedLuigi dell’Aversana (Orabona)Bishop of Venosa, ItalyBishop of Melfi e Rapolla, Italy
16 Jan46.3AppointedBl. Mykola (Nicola) Czarneckyj (Charnetsky), C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of Lebedus
42.0AppointedCrisanto Luque y SánchezAuxiliary Bishop of Tunja, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia
42.0AppointedCrisanto Luque y SánchezTitular Bishop of CroaeCardinal, Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia
17 Jan BornJoseph Willy RomélusArniquetBishop Emeritus of Jérémie, Haïti
18 Jan52.2Ordained BishopSantino MargariaBishop of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese, Italy
57.0ResignedJoseph-Tobie Mariétan, C.R.A. †Abbot of Saint-Maurice, SwitzerlandAbbot Emeritus
BornReginald Joseph OrsmondJohannesburgBishop of Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Jan64.3DiedJosef Jindrich GrossBishop of Litoměřice, Czech Republic
22 Jan44.3InstalledLafayette LibânioBishop of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
BornPaul Mbiybe VerdzekovShisongArchbishop Emeritus of Bamenda, Cameroon
23 Jan64.3AppointedFrancis Joseph WallAuxiliary Bishop of Dublin, Ireland
64.3AppointedFrancis Joseph WallTitular Bishop of ThasusAuxiliary Bishop of Dublin, Ireland
24 Jan90.7DiedGregor [Krikor] Govrighian [Govrik], C.A.M. †Abbot General of Congregazione Mechitarista
47.0DiedAthanase Khoriaty, B.S. †Bishop of Saïda (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
25 Jan BornJoseph Anthony FiorenzaBeaumontArchbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
BornDivo ZadiMontefollonicoBishop Emeritus of Civita Castellana, Italy
26 Jan81.0DiedEdward Joseph McCarthyArchbishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
56.4SucceededThomas O’DonnellArchbishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
BornBernard Louis Auguste Paul PanafieuChâtelleraultCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Marseille, France
29 Jan72.8DiedFabien Antoine Eestermans, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Lahore, Pakistan
30 Jan39.2AppointedJoseph Louis Aldée DesmaraisAuxiliary Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Amos, Québec, Canada
39.2AppointedJoseph Louis Aldée DesmaraisTitular Bishop of RuspaeBishop Emeritus of Amos, Québec, Canada
56.5AppointedFrancisco María González y AriasBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
58.6AppointedEduardo José Herberhold, O.F.M. †Bishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil
46.2Ordained BishopAlexandru RusuBishop of Maramureş (Romanian), Romania
52.6AppointedGuillermo Tritschler y CórdobaBishop of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
65.4ConfirmedJoseph VogtBishop of Aachen, Germany
31 Jan46.0ResignedIuliu HossuApostolic Administrator of Maramureş (Romanian), RomaniaBishop of Cluj-Gherla (Romanian), Romania
1 Feb24.9Ordained PriestJohn William Comber, M.M. †Priest of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of AmericaSuperior General Emeritus
24.1Ordained PriestAlfonso Manuel Escalante y Escalante, M.M. †Priest of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of AmericaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Pando, Bolivia
58.8Ordained BishopConrad GröberBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
2 Feb46.4Ordained BishopBl. Mykola (Nicola) Czarneckyj (Charnetsky), C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of Lebedus
46.2InstalledAlexandru RusuBishop of Maramureş (Romanian), Romania
3 Feb87.3DiedDominique Jacquet (Jaquet), O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop Emeritus of Iaşi, Romania
5 Feb BornGiovanni MarraCinquefrondiArchbishop Emeritus of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
78.0DiedAlbert NègreArchbishop of Tours, France
6 Feb44.2AppointedJoseph Anthony O’SullivanBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
BornRicardo Jamin VidalMogpogCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, Philippines
7 FebBornDomenico Tarcisio Cortese, O.F.M. †S. Giovanni in FioreBishop Emeritus of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea, Italy
54.5DiedJoseph-Romuald LéonardBishop Emeritus of Rimouski (St. Germain of), Québec, Canada
8 Feb78.7DiedGeorge Ambrose BurtonBishop of Clifton, England, Great Britain
42.5AppointedManuel Marilla Ferreira da Silva, S.M.P. †Auxiliary Bishop of Goa e Damão, IndiaSuperior General Emeritus of Missionários da Boa Nova
42.5AppointedManuel Marilla Ferreira da Silva, S.M.P. †Titular Bishop of GurzaSuperior General Emeritus of Missionários da Boa Nova
57.0AppointedJoseph-Tobie Mariétan, C.R.A. †Titular Bishop of AgathopolisAbbot Emeritus of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
10 Feb82.2DiedBertram OrthArchbishop Emeritus of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
11 Feb57.6Ordained BishopHenri-Edouard DutoitBishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), FranceBishop Emeritus of Arras, France
47.6AppointedGeorges Joseph Haezaert, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Northern Katanga {Katanga Settentrionale}, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
BornLouis Mbwôl-Mpasi, O.M.I.IpamuBishop Emeritus of Idiofa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
51.9Ordained BishopJean Marie van CauwenberghTitular Bishop of SynausAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen, Belgium
12 Feb75.1DiedLouis-Elisée Fatiguet, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Nanchang [Nanchang], China
BornAgustín García-Gasco y VicenteCorral de AlmaguerCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Valencia, Spain
57.3InstalledEtienne-Joseph HuraultBishop of Nancy (-Toul), France
39.8AppointedCarlo MargottiApostolic Delegate to GreeceArchbishop of Gorizia e Gradisca, Italy
50.6AppointedArcangelo Mazzotti, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Sassari, Italy
BornFrancisco José Pérez y Fernández-GolfinMadridBishop of Getafe, Spain
14 Feb BornHenry Theophilus Howaniec, O.F.M.Chicago, IL, USABishop Emeritus of Santissima Trinità in Almaty, Kazakhstan
BornRafael Montiano LimBoacBishop of Boac, Philippines
15 FebBornRodolfo BufanoBuenos AiresBishop of San Justo, Argentina
58.9InstalledConrad GröberBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
16 FebBornArmindo Lopes CoelhoRegildeBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
18 Feb58.0AppointedGaudenzio ManuelliArchbishop of L’Aquila, Italy
BornPiergiorgio Silvano Nesti, C.P. †MarosticaSecretary Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
56.7AppointedGiuseppe VenturiArchbishop of Chieti, Italy
19 Feb BornCamillo RuiniSassuolo, ItalyCardinal, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
20 FebBornAlphonse Gallegos, O.A.R. †Albuquerque, NMAuxiliary Bishop of Sacramento, California, USA
40.2AppointedFrancisco Javer Lauzurica y TorralbaAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainArchbishop of Oviedo, Spain
40.2AppointedFrancisco Javer Lauzurica y TorralbaTitular Bishop of SiniandusArchbishop of Oviedo, Spain
BornFrancis Xavier MugadziGokomereBishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
21 Feb BornLászló HuzsvárHorgošBishop Emeritus of Zrenjanin, Serbia
22 Feb57.6InstalledHenri-Edouard DutoitBishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), FranceBishop Emeritus of Arras, France
63.8DiedMichael Francis Fallon, O.M.I. †Bishop of London, Ontario, Canada
24 Feb51.8AppointedAston Ignatius (Sebastian Joseph) Chichester, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Salisbury, ZimbabweArchbishop Emeritus of Salisbury, Zimbabwe
51.8AppointedAston Ignatius (Sebastian Joseph) Chichester, S.J. †Titular Bishop of UbazaArchbishop Emeritus of Salisbury, Zimbabwe
48.6AppointedPeter Francis RayappaBishop of Kumbakonam, IndiaBishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedJoseph Klemann, O.S.F.S. †Vicar Apostolic of Great Namaqualand, NamibiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
59.8AppointedJoseph Klemann, O.S.F.S. †Titular Bishop of DrusilianaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Great Namaqualand, Namibia
BornPaulo Lopes de FariaIgaratingaArchbishop Emeritus of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
46.5AppointedJuan (Matías) Solá y Farrell, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields, NicaraguaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
46.5AppointedJuan (Matías) Solá y Farrell, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of ColophonVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Bluefields, Nicaragua
82.0DiedJuan José Solís y FernándezBishop of Mondoñedo, Spain
25 Feb48.7AppointedFranz HartzPrelate of Schneidemühl, PolandPrelate Emeritus
27 FebAppointedFrancesco Sanz Pascual, C.M.F. †Prefect of Chocó, Colombia
28 Feb51.1AppointedRafael Balanzá y NavarroApostolic Administrator of Mondoñedo, SpainBishop of Lugo, Spain
22.7Ordained PriestKevin William Barden, O.P. †Priest of Order of Friars PreachersArchbishop Emeritus of Ispahan, Iran
60.6InstalledCornelio Sebastiano Cuccarollo, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop of Otranto, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
41.1AppointedGaétan Pasotti, S.D.B. †Superior of Rajaburi, ThailandVicar Apostolic of Rajaburi, Thailand
22.5Ordained PriestFelicissimo Stefano Tinivella, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorArchbishop Emeritus of Ancona e Numana, Italy
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