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The Year of Our Lord 1939

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown54.2ResignedFabian Abrantowicz, M.I.C. †Apostolic Exarch of Harbin [Harbin] (Russian), ChinaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
62.0DiedHenri BardouPrefect Emeritus of Ghardaïa nel Sahara, Algeria
47.9ResignedBartolomeo Bechis, C.M. †Prefect of Tigrai, EthiopiaPrefect Emeritus
69.9DiedBernardin Castanié, C.I.M. †Prefect of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
31.0Ordained PriestNykanor Mykola Deyneha (Dejneha), M.S.U. †Priest of Ukrainian Studite Monks (Ukrainian)Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
51.6ResignedPierre-Armand-Albert-Lucien Fallaize, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, CanadaCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
69.2ResignedFrancisco Miguel Irazola y Galarza, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Ucayali, PeruVicar Apostolic Emeritus
BornFélix KouadjoBinaoBishop of Bondoukou, Côte d’Ivoire
54.6AppointedAmbroise Leblanc, O.F.M. †Prefect of Urawa, JapanPrefect Emeritus
DiedRomualdo Migliorini, O.S.M. †Prefect of Swaziland
BornGabriel MmoleNangooBishop of Mtwara, Tanzania
58.0ResignedAlois Mohn, M.F.S.C. †Prefect of Lydenburg, South AfricaPrefect Emeritus
77.0DiedAntónio Joaquim PereiraFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
41.5AppointedAntonio RiberiOfficial of the Secretariat of StateCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
DiedGiovanni Starcke, M.S.F. †Superior of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale}
72.1ResignedJustinas StaugaitisPrelate of Klaipeda, LithuaniaBishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
30.0ProfessedErnst Tewes, C.O. †Priest of Confederation of Oratorians of St. Philip NeriAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
62.3ResignedGerard Vesters, M.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.5DiedSalvatore van Nuffel, O.S.B. †Prefect of Northern Transvaal {Transvaal Settentrionale}, South Africa
44.4ResignedPatrick Joseph Whitney, S.P.S. †Prefect of Ogoja, NigeriaPrefect Emeritus
AppointedAndré Windels, C.M. †Superior of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Prefect of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
39.5AppointedEdmond Édouard Wolff, S.M.A. †Prefect of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
1 Jan48.8Ordained BishopFlorencio Sanz Esparza, C.M. †Bishop of Cuttack, IndiaBishop Emeritus
5 Jan47.7AppointedThomas Roch Agniswami, S.J. †Bishop of Kottar, IndiaBishop Emeritus
47.1AppointedJob Chen Chi-ming (Ki-meng), C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Chengting [Zhengding], ChinaBishop of Zhengding [Chengting], China
47.1AppointedJob Chen Chi-ming (Ki-meng), C.M. †Titular Bishop of PertaBishop of Zhengding [Chengting], China
72.0DiedBernard O’KaneBishop of Derry, Ireland
43.0AppointedLouis Perera, O.M.I. †Bishop of Chilaw, Sri LankaBishop-Elect
6 Jan27.2Ordained PriestMiguel Angel García y AráuzPriest of GuatemalaBishop Emeritus of Jalapa, Guatemala
22.6Ordained PriestGiovanni PesPriestBishop Emeritus of Alghero-Bosa, Italy
BornAndrzej Józef SliwinskiWerbliniaBishop Emeritus of Elbląg, Poland
BornFrancesco Pio Tamburrino, O.S.B.Oppido LucanoArchbishop Emeritus of Foggia-Bovino, Italy
7 Jan41.1AppointedFrancisco José Bruls Canisius, S.M.M. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Los Llanos de San Martín (Piani di San Martino), ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Villavicencio, Colombia
41.1AppointedFrancisco José Bruls Canisius, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of ParaetoniumBishop Emeritus of Villavicencio, Colombia
AppointedPatrizio Usher, S.S.C.M.E. †Prefect of Bhamo, Myanmar
65.4AppointedLorenz Zeller, O.S.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
65.4AppointedLorenz Zeller, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of DorylaëumApostolic Administrator of Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
8 Jan44.4AppointedMariano Rossell y ArellanoArchbishop of Guatemala
9 Jan BornOdilon Guimarães MoreiraPresidente BernardesBishop Emeritus of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil
10 Jan70.0DiedSantino Maria da Silva CoutinhoArchbishop of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
12 JanBornReinaldo Ernst Enrich (Heribert) PünderBerlin, GermanyBishop of Coroatá, Maranho, Brazil
15 Jan23.2Ordained PriestSimon Lei Chang-hsia (Lei Zhen-xia)PriestBishop of Fenyang [Fenyang], China
BornAlfonso Milián SorribasLa CubaBishop of Barbastro-Monzón, Spain
42.9Ordained BishopJohannes Theodor Suhr, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of BaleciumBishop Emeritus of København {Copenhagen}, Denmark
20 Jan74.8DiedGiuseppe Maria LeoArchbishop of Trani e Barletta (e Nazareth e Bisceglie), Italy
94.1DiedJuan Torres y RivasBishop of Menorca, Spain
21 JanBornBernardo Filipe Governo, O.F.M. Cap. †MacuseBishop Emeritus of Quelimane, Mozambique
38.0SucceededManuel Larraín ErrazurizBishop of Talca, Chile
70.6AppointedCarlos Silva CotaposTitular Bishop of MyricaBishop Emeritus of Talca, Chile
70.6ResignedCarlos Silva CotaposBishop of Talca, ChileBishop Emeritus
22 Jan28.8Ordained PriestJoseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop Emeritus of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles
BornVicente Macanan NavarraMambusaoBishop of Bacolod, Philippines
23 Jan BornNicola de Angelis, C.F.I.C.Pozzaglia Sabino, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan BornCarlito J. Cenzon, C.I.C.M.BaguioBishop of Baguio, Philippines
BornDermot CliffordBallymacelligottArchbishop Emeritus of Cashel (-Emly), Ireland
26 Jan BornCyrille Salim Bustros, S.M.S.P.Aïn-Bourday, LebanonArchbishop of Beirut and Jbeil {Bairut e Gibail} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
27 Jan79.7DiedMatteo Angelo FilipelloBishop of Ivrea, Italy
29 Jan BornJesús Moliné LabartePuebla de Alfindén, SpainBishop Emeritus of Chiclayo, Peru
30 Jan58.7AppointedGaetano De CiccoBishop of Sessa Aurunca, ItalyBishop Emeritus
49.7AppointedFrancesco MarchesaniBishop of Cava e Sarno, ItalyBishop of Chiavari, Italy
BornAlberto Suárez IndaCelayaArchbishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México
Feb71.7ResignedPaul-Marie-Joseph Julliotte, SS.CC. †Prefect of Hainan [Hainan], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
1 Feb BornGeorge William ColemanFall RiverBishop Emeritus of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
2 Feb19.6ProfessedJosé Brandão de Castro, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Propriá, Sergipe, Brazil
3 Feb65.3DiedJanez Franciszek Gnidovec, C.M. †Bishop of Skopje, Macedonia
4 Feb44.4AppointedAlfredo Silva SantiagoBishop of Concepción, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
48.7AppointedBeniamino SoccheBishop of Cesena, ItalyBishop of Reggio Emilia, Italy
5 Feb52.4Ordained BishopFriedrich HünermannTitular Bishop of OstracineAuxiliary Bishop of Aachen, Germany
49.9Ordained BishopJames StauntonBishop of Ferns, Ireland
65.5Ordained BishopLorenz Zeller, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of DorylaëumApostolic Administrator of Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
7 Feb57.8DiedBl. Anselmo Polanco y Fontecha, O.S.A. †Bishop of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain
53.0DiedGiacinto Gaudenzio Stanchi, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Changsha [Changsha], China
10 Feb BornRodrigo Escobar AristizábalPensilvaniaBishop Emeritus of Girardot, Colombia
58.6DiedArturo Jara Marquez, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Magallanes-Islas Malvinas, Chile
81.6DiedAmbrogio Damiano Achille RattiPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
BornKazimierz RyczanZurawicaBishop Emeritus of Kielce, Poland
78.5DiedEmmanuel Sagrada (Segrada), P.I.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Toungoo, Myanmar
12 Feb42.4Ordained BishopÁaron MártonBishop of Alba Iulia, RomaniaBishop Emeritus
26.4Ordained PriestLambertus van Kessel, S.M.M. †Priest of Missionaries of the Company of MaryBishop Emeritus of Sintang, Indonesia
15 FebBornIsaías Duarte CancinoSan GilArchbishop of Cali, Colombia
18 FebBornJames Patterson Lyke, O.F.M. †Chicago, ILArchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
20 Feb BornDinualdo D. GutierrezRomblonBishop of Marbel, Philippines
BornEnrico MasseroniBorgomaneroArchbishop Emeritus of Vercelli, Italy
21 Feb BornZdzisław FortuniakWieszczyczynAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Poznań, Poland
22 Feb BornEdgar Hernando Tirado Mazo, M.X.Y.MedellinVicar Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia
23 Feb89.1DiedEugène-Jacques GrellierBishop Emeritus of Laval, FranceBishop
24 Feb55.2Ordained BishopWalter James Fitzgerald, S.J. †Titular Bishop of TymbriasVicar Apostolic of Alaska, USA
65.4DiedVincenzo MigliorelliBishop Emeritus of San Severino (-Treia), Italy
25 FebBornLuis Gabriel Cuara MéndezSan Juan ParangaricutiroBishop of Veracruz, México
26 Feb26.6Ordained PriestArturo Gerrit João Hermanus Maria Horsthuis, A.A. †Priest of Augustinians of the AssumptionBishop Emeritus of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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