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The Year of Our Lord 1940

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May BornFelipe Arizmendi EsquivelBishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
2 May65.5DiedSimon BártaBishop of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
25.6Ordained PriestHarold Joseph DimmerlingPriest of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USABishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
25.2Ordained PriestAdolph MarxPriest of Corpus Christi, Texas, USABishop of Brownsville, Texas, USA
3 May45.1AppointedNersès TayroyanArchbishop of Mardin (Armenian), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus of Baghdad (Armenian), Iraq
4 MayBornJosé Luis Astigarraga Lizarralde, C.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Yurimaguas, Peru
BornAdrian Thomas Smith, S.M.Archbishop Emeritus of Honiara, Solomon Islands
5 May65.7AppointedJoaquim Rafael Maria d’Assunçâo Pitinho, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of LimyraBishop Emeritus of Santiago de Cabo Verde
65.7ResignedJoaquim Rafael Maria d’Assunçâo Pitinho, O.F.M. †Bishop of Santiago de Cabo VerdeBishop Emeritus
6 May BornAndré-Joseph (Mutien) LéonardArchbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
8 May BornSantiago García AracilArchbishop Emeritus of Mérida-Badajoz, Spain
10 May65.8ResignedPaul-Auguste-Marie Pichot, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Majunga, MadagascarVicar Apostolic Emeritus
11 May BornAnthony Kwami AdanutyBishop Emeritus of Keta-Akatsi, Ghana
62.6AppointedFlorent-Michel-Marie-Joseph du Bois de la VillerabelArchbishop of Aix (-Arles-Embrun), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
62.6AppointedJean-Joseph-Aimé MoussaronArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
59.4AppointedClément-Emile RoquesCardinal, Archbishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
66.0AppointedEmmanuel Célestin SuhardCardinal, Archbishop of Paris, France
35.6AppointedFrancis Ryder WoodAuxiliary Bishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect
35.6AppointedFrancis Ryder WoodTitular Bishop of LiviasFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
12 May58.1Ordained BishopMarco Giovanni Della Pietra, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Ancona e Numana, Italy
BornLouis Pelâtre, A.A.Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Istanbul, Turkey
53.7DiedStefan WalczykiewiczAuxiliary Bishop of Lutsk, Ukraine
14 MayBornWilhelm Emil Egger, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Bolzano-Bressanone {Bozen-Brixen}, Italy
27.0Ordained PriestThomas Joseph MardagaPriest of Baltimore-Washington, Maryland, USABishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
38.7InstalledRamón Munita EyzaguirreBishop of Puerto Montt, ChileBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
BornWilliam Francis MurphyBishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
43.8Ordained BishopHenry Joseph O’BrienTitular Bishop of SitaArchbishop Emeritus of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
15 May BornCharles Michael JarrellBishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
24.1Ordained PriestHeinrich PachowiakPriest of Hildesheim, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
16 May80.8DiedTeotónio Emanuel Ribeiro Vieira de CastroArchbishop of Goa e Damão, India
BornJesús Humberto Velázquez GarayBishop Emeritus of Celaya, Guanajuato, México
17 May74.8DiedAlbino PellaBishop of Casale Monferrato, Italy
BornJames Terry Steib, S.V.D.Bishop Emeritus of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
18 May26.6Ordained PriestWilliam Donald BordersPriest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
24.1Ordained PriestVito Nicola CavannaPriest of Alessandria (della Paglia), ItalyBishop of Asti, Italy
47.7AppointedJoseph CharbonneauCoadjutor Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
47.7AppointedJoseph CharbonneauTitular Archbishop of AmoriumArchbishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
30.1Ordained PriestPier Giorgio Chiappero, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorAuxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
54.4AppointedWilliam Aloysius GriffinBishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USA
27.2Ordained PriestArthur Henry KrawczakPriest of Detroit, Michigan, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestPaul Francis LeiboldPriest of Cincinnati, Ohio, USAArchbishop
22.4Ordained PriestGiuseppe MarafiniPriestBishop of Veroli-Frosinone, Italy
25.9Ordained PriestFrancis John MugaveroPriest of Brooklyn, New York, USABishop Emeritus
23.6Ordained PriestFélix Niza RibeiroPriestBishop Emeritus of João Belo, Mozambique
26.9Ordained PriestJoseph Truong-cao-Dai, O.P. †Priest of Order of Friars PreachersVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
25.8Ordained PriestRaymund (Franz Julius) Tschudi (Tschudy), O.S.B. †Priest of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus of Maria Einsiedeln, Switzerland
19 May36.5Ordained BishopVincentas BrizgysTitular Bishop of BosanaAuxiliary Bishop of Kaunas, Lithuania
41.1Ordained BishopAlberto CarinciBishop of Isernia e Venafro, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Boiano-Campobasso, Italy
20 May BornClaude Jean Pierre DagensBishop Emeritus of Angoulême, France
BornDominique Nguyên Chu TrinhBishop Emeritus of Xuân Lộc, Viet Nam
BornNorbert WerbsAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Hamburg, Germany
21 May44.2AppointedThomas Aloysius BolandAuxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USAArchbishop Emeritus
44.2AppointedThomas Aloysius BolandTitular Bishop of HirinaArchbishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
BornDenis Wiehe, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Port Victoria o Seychelles
22 May74.7DiedJoseph-Guillaume-Laurent ForbesArchbishop of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
54.7SucceededAlexandre VachonArchbishop of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 May24.6Ordained PriestLoris Francesco CapovillaPriest of Venezia {Venice}, ItalyCardinal, Prelate Emeritus of Loreto, Italy
25.6Ordained PriestJoseph Aloysius DurickPriestBishop Emeritus of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
24 MayBornJan Bernard SzlagaBishop of Pelplin, Poland
25 May56.8AppointedFrancisco Beckmann, C.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of PanamáArchbishop
56.8AppointedFrancisco Beckmann, C.M. †Titular Bishop of TelmissusArchbishop of Panamá
26.3Ordained PriestJoseph Patrick Fitzgerald, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Johannesburg, South Africa
63.6DiedHermann Schoppelrey, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Sinyangchow, China
32.4AppointedIoan SuciuAuxiliary Bishop of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino} (Romanian), RomaniaApostolic Administrator of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
32.4AppointedIoan SuciuTitular Bishop of MoglaenaApostolic Administrator of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
25.5Ordained PriestJohn Edward Taylor, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Stockholm, Sweden
59.4AppointedEliseu Van de Weijer, O. Carm. †Prelate of Paracatu, BrazilPrelate Emeritus of Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
59.4AppointedEliseu Van de Weijer, O. Carm. †Titular Bishop of GorPrelate Emeritus of Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
53.4AppointedJohannes Christianus Vrakking, M.S.C. †Bishop of Surigao, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
26 May BornDomenico Berni Leonardi, O.S.A.Prelate of Chuquibambilla, Peru
23.2Ordained PriestGiovanni BenedettiPriestBishop Emeritus of Foligno, Italy
BornJerome George Hanus, O.S.B.Archbishop Emeritus of Dubuque, Iowa, USA
54.8Ordained BishopGerardo Faustino Herrero Garrote, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of ZorolusBishop of Changde [Changteh], China
39.0Ordained BishopSecondino Petronio Lacchio, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of PraenetusArchbishop of Changsha [Changsha], China
27 May BornGilberto Délio Gonçalves Canavarro dos ReisBishop Emeritus of Setúbal, Portugal
28 May BornGustavo Girón Higuita, O.C.D.Bishop Emeritus of Tumaco, Colombia
55.3AppointedMarcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic
48.4AppointedJean Phan Ðình PhùngCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
48.4AppointedJean Phan Ðình PhùngTitular Bishop of MarcianaCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
34.4AppointedWilliam Charles Quinn, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Yükiang [Yujiang], ChinaBishop of Yujiang [Yükiang], China
34.4AppointedWilliam Charles Quinn, C.M. †Titular Bishop of HalicarnassusBishop of Yujiang [Yükiang], China
55.9Ordained BishopVincent James RyanBishop of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
29 May72.2DiedTomás Gregorio CamachoBishop of Salto, Uruguay
BornRaymond John Lahey
BornDonal Brendan MurrayBishop Emeritus of Limerick, Ireland
47.1SucceededAlfredo ViolaBishop of Salto, UruguayBishop Emeritus
72.3DiedValentin WojciechAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
31 May BornHarry EntwistleOrdinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Australia
BornPierre FarineAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), Switzerland
27.7Ordained PriestAldo ForzoniPriest of Fiesole, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli, Italy
48.6AppointedEmile Maurice GuerryCoadjutor Archbishop of Cambrai, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
48.6AppointedEmile Maurice GuerryTitular Archbishop of AchridaArchbishop Emeritus of Cambrai, France
BornGilbert Marcel Henri LouisBishop Emeritus of Châlons, France
54.1AppointedGeorges-Arthur MelançonBishop of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
1 Jun BornBernard HoussetBishop Emeritus of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
2 Jun35.4Ordained BishopHernán Frías HurtadoBishop of San Carlos de Ancud, ChileBishop Emeritus of Antofagasta, Chile
45.7Ordained BishopPatrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A. †Titular Bishop of ThignicaBishop Emeritus of Benin City, Nigeria
28.0Ordained PriestGeorge Henry SpeltzPriest of Winona, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
4 Jun BornLudwig Schwarz, S.D.B.Bishop Emeritus of Linz, Austria
23.6Ordained PriestAngelo Fausto VallaincPriestBishop of Alba (Pompea), Italy
5 Jun40.9Ordained BishopVasile AftenieTitular Bishop of UlpianaAuxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
BornGilles LussierBishop Emeritus of Joliette, Québec, Canada
6 Jun79.9DiedJohn Pius Dowling, O.P. †Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles
59.2SucceededPatrick Finbar Ryan, O.P. †Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus
BornMichael SmithBishop of Meath, Ireland
7 Jun BornPaul Friedrich WehrleAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
8 Jun36.6AppointedJohn Michael O’NeillBishop of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
9 Jun26.0Ordained PriestCamillo Faresin, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
26.0Ordained PriestGeorge Joseph GottwaldPriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestMario Picchi, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Venado Tuerto, Argentina
10 JunAppointedFrancis Xavier Ichitaro IdeguchiApostolic Administrator of Kagoshima, Japan
81.4DiedLouis Joseph LegraiveAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen, Belgium
11 Jun46.4Ordained BishopRaymond Aloysius Lane, M.M. †Titular Bishop of HypaepaSuperior General Emeritus of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
25.9Ordained PriestJames MonaghanPriest of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
27.4Ordained PriestJaime Antônio Schuck, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorPrelate Emeritus of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil
13 Jun BornFerdinand Botsy, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop Emeritus of Ambanja, Madagascar
14 Jun BornHéctor Epalza Quintero, P.S.S.Bishop of Buenaventura, Colombia
15 Jun73.5DiedMelquisedec del Canto TeránBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
76.4AppointedRaffaele SantiTitular Archbishop of OxyrynchusBishop Emeritus of Montefeltro, Italy
76.4RetiredRaffaele SantiBishop of Montefeltro, ItalyBishop Emeritus
16 Jun25.5Ordained PriestUmberto Luciano AltomarePriestBishop of Diano-Teggiano, Italy
23.7Ordained PriestGiuseppe AmariPriestBishop Emeritus of Verona, Italy
25.6Ordained PriestCornélio Chizzini, F.D.P. †Priest of Sons of Divine ProvidenceBishop of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil
25.4Ordained PriestSalvatore DeloguPriestBishop Emeritus of Valva e Sulmona, Italy
22.6Ordained PriestAmilcare PasiniPriest of Parma (-Fontevivo), ItalyBishop Emeritus
25.5Ordained PriestCeslao Sipovic, M.I.C. †Priest of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin MarySuperior General Emeritus
25.6Ordained PriestAureliano SorrentinoPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
23.3Ordained PriestGiuseppe VairoPriest of Cosenza, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
23.4Ordained PriestAntonio ZamaPriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyArchbishop of Sorrento-Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
18 Jun BornRogelio Esquivel MedinaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
20 Jun72.8DiedGiovanni Giuseppe Santini, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of Zama Major
22 Jun35.4InstalledHernán Frías HurtadoBishop of San Carlos de Ancud, ChileBishop Emeritus of Antofagasta, Chile
BornWoldeghiorghis MatheosVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hosanna, Ethiopia
23 Jun65.9DiedAlphonse Emmanuel DeschampsAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
25.5Ordained PriestWladyslaw MiziolekPriest of Warszawa {Warsaw}, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
27.2Ordained PriestFrancisco Xavier Nierhoff, M.S.F. †Priest of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy FamilyBishop Emeritus of Floresta, Pernambuco, Brazil
27.4Ordained PriestAlfred Matthew Stemper, M.S.C. †Priest of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusBishop Emeritus of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
26 Jun54.8AppointedBl. Nikollë Vinçenc Prennushi, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Durrës (Durazzo), Albania
51.6AppointedJoseph-Marie Trocellier, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, CanadaVicar Apostolic
51.6AppointedJoseph-Marie Trocellier, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of AdramyttiumVicar Apostolic of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, Canada
35.7AppointedGjergj VolajBishop of Sapë, Albania
27 Jun62.9AppointedCzesław SokołowskiApostolic Administrator of Siedlce, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
28 Jun72.8DiedÁngel Diego y Carbajal, O.S.A. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Changteh [Changde], China
BornPetru GherghelBishop of Iaşi, Romania
BornRoderick WrightBishop Emeritus of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great Britain
29 Jun23.4Ordained PriestArcângelo Cerqua, P.I.M.E. †Priest of Pontifical Institute for Foreign MissionsBishop Emeritus of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
24.1Ordained PriestArmando Círio, O.S.I. †Priest of Oblates of Saint JosephArchbishop Emeritus of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
24.0Ordained PriestGiovanni CogoniPriest of Cagliari, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Iglesias, Italy
33.0Ordained PriestMarco Libardoni, O.S.I. †Priest of Oblates of Saint JosephPrelate of Huarí, Peru
50.8Ordained BishopThomas Pothacamury (Pothakamuri)Bishop of Guntur, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Bangalore, India
30 Jun25.1Ordained PriestTeodardo Leitz, O.F.M. †Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
BornFrançois Xavier Lê Văn HôngArchbishop Emeritus of Huế, Viet Nam
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