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The Year of Our Lord 1938

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown65.3ResignedEmilio Cecco, C.S.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Napo, EcuadorVicar Apostolic Emeritus
BornAmbroise Kotamba DjolibaSiouBishop of Sokodé, Togo
DiedMax Theodor Franz Donders, M. Afr. †Superior of Tukuyu, Tanzania
57.5ResignedArturo Jara Marquez, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Magallanes-Islas Malvinas, ChileVicar Apostolic Emeritus
DiedFelice de Kempeneer, C.M. †Superior of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
BornMaurice Konan KouassiAdjékroBishop of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire
41.6ResignedEdgar Larochelle, P.M.E. †Prefect of Lintong [Lintung], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
62.8DiedVittoriano Romàn Zárate di S. Giuseppe, O.A.R. †Prefect of Palawan, Philippines
26.0Ordained PriestHenry Systermans, SS.CC. †Priest of Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MarySuperior General Emeritus
73.6RetiredSigismund WaitzApostolic Administrator of Innsbruck-Feldkirch, AustriaArchbishop of Salzburg, Austria
43.5AppointedPatrick Joseph Whitney, S.P.S. †Prefect of Ogoja, NigeriaPrefect Emeritus
BornVital Komenan YaoKoffiyaokroArchbishop of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
53.9DiedGiuseppe Zambonardi, F.S.C.J. †Prefect of Bahr el-Gebel, Sudan
Jan69.1RetiredJulien-Marie Leventoux, C.I.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, CanadaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
50.3AppointedMarie-Louis-Joseph-Constantin Tournier, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of IpsusBishop Emeritus of Coimbatore, India
50.3ResignedMarie-Louis-Joseph-Constantin Tournier, M.E.P. †Bishop of Coimbatore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
2 Jan BornJosé de Jesús Nuñez ViloriaBetijoqueBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
49.0Ordained BishopJoseph WalshTitular Bishop of CoelaArchbishop Emeritus of Tuam, Ireland
3 Jan73.5DiedPierre-Florent-André du Bois de la VillerabelArchbishop Emeritus of Rouen, France
4 JanBornRoberto Joaquín Ramos UmañaSonsonateBishop of El Salvador, Military
5 Jan49.8AppointedPavao ButoracBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroBishop of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), Croatia
62.0DiedLawrence PereiraBishop of Kottar, India
7 Jan64.6AppointedFranz Justus Rarkowski, S.M. †Bishop of Germany, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
64.6AppointedFranz Justus Rarkowski, S.M. †Titular Bishop of HierocaesareaBishop Emeritus of Germany, Military
8 Jan39.0ResignedWilliam Ferrer Cassidy, O.P. †Superior of Kienow [Jian’ou], ChinaSuperior Emeritus
45.6AppointedJosé Constantino García Pulgar, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of PhaenaVicar Apostolic of Iquitos, Peru
48.0AppointedJean Pierre Leonard, S.J. †Bishop of Madura, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India
49.8AppointedJohn Joseph LonerganBishop of Port Augusta, AustraliaBishop-Elect
40.3AppointedPierre Martin Ngô-Dinh-ThucVicar Apostolic of Vinh Long, Viet NamArchbishop Emeritus of Huê, Viet Nam
40.3AppointedPierre Martin Ngô-Dinh-ThucTitular Bishop of SaesinaArchbishop Emeritus of Huê, Viet Nam
11 Jan BornGiuseppe MolinariScoppitoArchbishop Emeritus of L’Aquila, Italy
BornRémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr.La Minerve, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Lilongwe, Malawi
12 Jan69.5DiedPasquale Dell’IsolaBishop of Cava e Sarno, Italy
13 Jan56.8InstalledVincenzo Del SignoreBishop of Fano, Italy
14 JanBornGino Malvestio, P.I.M.E. †Moale, ItalyBishop of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
15 Jan69.9AppointedSerge Der AbrahamianTitular Archbishop of Chalcedon dei ArmeniAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, Italy
16 Jan51.7AppointedAbel Isidoro Antezana y Rojas, C.M.F. †Bishop of La Paz, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus of La Paz, Bolivia
BornVilhelms NukšsAizelksniAuxiliary Bishop of Riga, Latvia
31.0Ordained BishopGiuseppe PerniciaroTitular Bishop of ArbanumBishop Emeritus of Piana degli Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy
18 JanBornTarcísio Sebastião Batista Lopes, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Ipameri, Goias, Brazil
53.0Ordained BishopMarcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of Furnos MaiorVicar Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic
19 JanBornMarko CulejRepnoBishop of Varaždin, Croatia
21 Jan48.7AppointedJoseph-Paul Futy, M.S. †Prefect of Morondava, MadagascarVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Antsirabé, Madagascar
22 Jan58.4AppointedManuel Arce y OchotorenaBishop of Oviedo, SpainCardinal, Archbishop of Tarragona, Spain
25 Jan43.4Ordained BishopStephen Stanislaus WoznickiTitular Bishop of PeltaeBishop Emeritus of Saginaw, Michigan, USA
26 Jan42.1InstalledMiguel Darío Miranda y GómezBishop of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, MéxicoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
BornLuciano Nervi, S.M.M. †Sforzatica di Dalmine, ItalyBishop of Mangochi, Malawi
27 Jan44.9AppointedRicardo Chávez AlcazarBishop of Oruro, Bolivia
29 JanBornMário ZanettaBorgomanero, ItalyBishop of Paulo Afonso, Baia, Brazil
30 Jan54.6Ordained BishopAdelchi AlbanesiBishop of Bagnoregio (Bagnorea), ItalyBishop of Viterbo e Tuscania, Italy
22.6Ordained PriestGiuseppe CarataPriest of Lecce, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), Italy
31 Jan55.7DiedEvangelista Galea, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Alto Solimões, Brazil
Feb64.4ResignedJohn William Campling, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore}, UgandaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
2 Feb18.1ProfessedAloísio Ariovaldo (Tarcísio) Amaral, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
51.0Ordained BishopGiacinto Giovanni Ambrosi, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Chioggia, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Gorizia e Gradisca, Italy
20.7ProfessedJorge Gottau, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Añatuya, Argentina
3 Feb BornAntonio Maria VegliòMacerata Feltria, ItalyCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
4 FebBornAnthony Chiminello, O.S.F.S. †San Zeno di Cassola, ItalyBishop of Keetmanshoop, Namibia
57.3AppointedAntonio García y GarcíaArchbishop of Valladolid, Spain
48.9AppointedFrancis Costantin Mazzieri, O.F.M. Conv. †Prefect of Ndola, ZambiaBishop Emeritus of Ndola, Zambia
6 Feb57.0Ordained BishopJosé Félix Heredia Zurita, S.J. †Bishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
7 Feb BornAntonio Camilo GonzálezSalcedoBishop of La Vega, Dominican Republic
BornJohn GabrielBasseinBishop of Pathein, Myanmar
9 Feb62.8DiedFlorian-Jean-Baptiste Démange, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Taiku, Korea (South)
BornRaul José Quimpo MartirezNew WashingtonBishop Emeritus of San Jose de Antique, Philippines
10 Feb49.4AppointedJohann Paul Odendahl Metz, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Limón, Costa Rica
49.4AppointedJohann Paul Odendahl Metz, C.M. †Titular Bishop of LatopolisVicar Apostolic of Limón, Costa Rica
11 Feb67.6DiedJames ByrneBishop of Toowoomba, Australia
59.3AppointedGeorges-Eugène-Emile ChoquetBishop of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
12 Feb57.0AppointedCarmelo Ballester y Nieto, C.M. †Bishop of León, SpainArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
13 Feb45.1Ordained BishopPeter Tatsuo DoiCardinal, Archbishop of Tōkyō, Japan
BornPierre René Ferdinand Raffin, O.P.NancyBishop Emeritus of Metz, France
15 Feb52.0SelectedJoseph-Jean HeintzBishop of Metz, France
BornMichel Paul Marie Moutel, P.S.S. †VaradesArchbishop of Tours, France
16 FebBornWilliam John BrennanArncliffeBishop Emeritus of Wagga Wagga, Australia
75.0DiedLuigi CapotostiCardinal, Datary of the Apostolic Datary
18 FebBornLouis-Marie BilléFleury-lès-AubraisCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
19 FebBornRoman AndrzejewskiMorzyczynAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
64.3DiedJulio Campero y AráozBishop Emeritus of Salta, Argentina
20 Feb53.6Ordained BishopJoseph Emmanuel Descuffi, C.M. †Bishop of Izmir (Smirne), TurkeyBishop Emeritus
23.7Ordained PriestJacques Michel DjarwéPriestArchbishop of Hassaké-Nisibi (Syrian), Syria
49.1Ordained BishopEfrem ForniTitular Archbishop of DarnisCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
64.7Ordained BishopFranz Justus Rarkowski, S.M. †Titular Bishop of HierocaesareaBishop Emeritus of Germany, Military
BornPaolo RomeoAcireale, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Palermo, Italy
39.3Ordained BishopGiuseppe RuotoloBishop of Ugento, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
21 Feb BornPhilippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M.BokoroBishop of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
22 Feb BornJohn CunninghamPaisleyBishop of Galloway, Scotland, Great Britain
BornJoseph Nguyên Tich DucBut DongBishop Emeritus of Ban Mê Thuôt, Viet Nam
75.5DiedFortunato de SantaBishop of Sessa Aurunca, Italy
23 Feb63.6SucceededMichael Joseph O’BrienArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
83.9DiedMichael Joseph SprattArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
59.3DiedBonifacio Yeung Fuk-tseukAuxiliary Bishop of Canton [Guangzhou], China
24 Feb56.1Ordained BishopEtienne BornetTitular Bishop of TenedusAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
50.4Ordained BishopJean-Baptiste-Maximilien Chabalier, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of PharanVicar Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
42.4Ordained BishopFrancis Ridgley CottonBishop of Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
55.9Ordained BishopPhilippe Sérvule DesranleauTitular Bishop of SalaArchbishop of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
53.8Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Wang Tseng-yi (Uamzemi), C.M. †Titular Bishop of LamiaBishop of Anguo [Ankwo], China
25 Feb BornJacques IshaqMosulCurial Bishop of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
87.5DiedHubert Otto, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Northern Kansu {Kansu Settentrionale}, China
64.4AppointedFederico TedeschiniCardinal, Datary of the Apostolic Datary
26 Feb37.3AppointedJosé André CoimbraBishop of Barra do Piraí, BrazilBishop of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
24.5Ordained PriestJohn Joseph GrahamPriest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedWilliam Aloysius GriffinAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USABishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USA
22.9Ordained PriestMarcello MorgantePriestBishop Emeritus of Ascoli Piceno, Italy
BornMarko SopiBinacApostolic Administrator of Prizren, Serbia
BornJanuário Torgal Mendes FerreiraPortoBishop Emeritus of Portugal, Military
28 FebBornMogale Paul NkhumisheWarmbathsBishop Emeritus of Polokwane, South Africa
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