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The Year of Our Lord 1948

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown40.1AppointedGabriel Abou-SaadaPatriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine
60.2AppointedMikhayl AssafPatriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), PalestineArchbishop of Petra e Filadelfia (Melkite Greek), Jordan
DiedGiacinto Maria D’Avila, O.P. †Prefect of Canelos, Ecuador
29.0Ordained PriestAnselm Donald Mary Dennehy, O.S.M. †Priest of Order of Friar Servants of MaryApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Ingwavuma, South Africa
43.6ResignedEmilio Favarato, O.F.M. Conv. †Prefect of Ankang [Hinganfu], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
DiedGiacomo Jacobs, O. Praem. †Prefect of Lolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
67.1AppointedFederico LunardiOfficial of the Secretariat of StateApostolic Nuncio to Paraguay
DiedGiuseppe LyPrefect of Linqing [Lintsing], China
BornMichael MaraiMuschu IslandBishop Emeritus of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
DiedGerardo Martino Uberto Martens, C.I.C.M. †Prefect of Makassar, Indonesia
48.7ResignedThomas Megan, S.V.D. †Prefect of Xinxiang [Sinsiang], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
BornPaul R. RuzokaNyakayenziArchbishop of Tabora, Tanzania
34.7AppointedJohannes Schütte, S.V.D. †Pro-Prefect of Xinxiang [Sinsiang], ChinaSuperior General Emeritus of Society of the Divine Word
52.4AppointedJuan Tarcisio Senner, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Sucre, BoliviaBishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
60.2AppointedMarian Tumler, O.T. †Grand Master of Order of the Teutonic Knights of Saint Mary’s Hospital in JerusalemGrand Master Emeritus
Jan47.6AppointedMartin John O’ConnorPresident of the Pontifical Commission of Social CommunicationsPresident Emeritus
1 Jan BornIvan DevcicKrasno PoljeArchbishop of Rijeka, Croatia
BornJacson Damasceno Rodrigues, C.SS.R. †ManausAuxiliary Bishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
2 Jan51.6AppointedLuís António Palha Teixeira, O.P. †Apostolic Administrator of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, BrazilPrelate Emeritus of Marabá, Para, Brazil
3 Jan41.1AppointedManuel Pedro da Cunha CintraBishop of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
49.4AppointedÉdouard JettéAuxiliary Bishop of Joliette, Québec, CanadaApostolic Administrator Emeritus
49.4AppointedÉdouard JettéTitular Bishop of TabaeApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Joliette, Québec, Canada
BornDonato NegroS. Cesario di LecceArchbishop of Otranto, Italy
4 Jan48.1Ordained BishopReginaldo Giuseppe Maria Addazi, O.P. †Archbishop of Trani e Barletta (e Nazareth e Bisceglie), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
52.6Ordained BishopCândido Bento Maria Penso, O.P. †Titular Bishop of CoelaBishop of Goiás, Goias, Brazil
5 Jan BornFrantišek Václav Lobkowicz, O. Praem.PlzenBishop of Ostrava-Opava, Czech Republic
6 Jan25.8Ordained PriestMário Roberto Emmett Anglim, C.SS.R. †Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerPrelate of Coari, Amazonas, Brazil
7 Jan BornJan de Groef, M. Afr.Beigem, BelgiumBishop of Bethlehem, South Africa
8 Jan46.8AppointedAttilio Beltramino, I.M.C. †Titular Bishop of ThuburnicaBishop of Iringa, Tanzania
46.8AppointedAttilio Beltramino, I.M.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Iringa, TanzaniaBishop of Iringa, Tanzania
53.0AppointedFrancis Doyle Gleeson, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Alaska, USABishop Emeritus of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
53.0AppointedFrancis Doyle Gleeson, S.J. †Titular Bishop of CotennaBishop Emeritus of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
42.6AppointedEmile-Joseph Socquet, M. Afr. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoArchbishop Emeritus of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
42.6AppointedEmile-Joseph Socquet, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of HirinaArchbishop Emeritus of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
43.8AppointedPeter Wang Mu-ToBishop of Xuanhua [Süanhwa], China
61.8AppointedGérard Wantenaar, M.H.M. †Titular Bishop of UzalisVicar Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
61.8AppointedGérard Wantenaar, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
9 Jan BornAndrej ImrichMnišek nad PopradomAuxiliary Bishop of Spiš, Slovakia
71.2AppointedLouis Janssens, C.I.C.M. †Titular Bishop of AcarassusBishop Emeritus of Jinzhou [Jehol], China
71.2ResignedLouis Janssens, C.I.C.M. †Bishop of Jinzhou [Jehol], ChinaBishop Emeritus
42.1AppointedMarcel-François Lefebvre, C.S.Sp. †Apostolic Administrator of Saint-Louis du SénégalBishop Emeritus of Tulle, France
48.8SucceededRené-Joseph PiérardBishop of Châlons, FranceBishop Emeritus
90.4DiedJoseph-Marie TissierBishop of Châlons, France
10 Jan40.0AppointedCarlos Gouvêa CoelhoBishop of Nazaré, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
45.5AppointedAntônio Julio Maria Mattioli, O.S.M. †Titular Bishop of LacedaemoniaPrelate of Acre e Purus, Acre, Brazil
45.5AppointedAntônio Julio Maria Mattioli, O.S.M. †Prelate of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus, BrazilPrelate of Acre e Purus, Acre, Brazil
44.8AppointedJoseph RodgersCoadjutor Bishop of Killaloe, IrelandBishop
44.8AppointedJoseph RodgersTitular Bishop of SebelaBishop of Killaloe, Ireland
11 Jan25.8Ordained PriestFrancis John DunnPriest of Dubuque, Iowa, USAAuxiliary Bishop
13 Jan55.1AppointedUgo CamozzoArchbishop of Pisa, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
14 Jan75.7DiedFrancesco CanessaTitular Bishop of Sarepta
BornGiovanni D’AliseNapoliBishop of Caserta, Italy
51.5Ordained BishopPatrick Aloysius O’BoyleArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
15 Jan BornPaul Choi Deok-kiP'yongt'aekBishop Emeritus of Suwon, Korea (South)
88.3AppointedHeinrich Döring (Doëring), S.J. †Titular Archbishop of AnazarbusBishop Emeritus of Poona, India
88.3RetiredHeinrich Döring (Doëring), S.J. †Bishop of Poona, IndiaBishop Emeritus
41.7AppointedAntónio Ferreira GomesCoadjutor Bishop of Portalegre, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
41.7AppointedAntónio Ferreira GomesTitular Bishop of RhandusBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
75.4AppointedFrancis Liu-Chiu-wen (Liou King wen)Titular Bishop of AntipatrisBishop Emeritus of Fenyang [Fenyang], China
75.4RetiredFrancis Liu-Chiu-wen (Liou King wen)Bishop of Fenyang [Fenyang], ChinaBishop Emeritus
17 Jan36.3AppointedIsidore BoreckyApostolic Exarch of Eastern Canada (Ukrainian)Bishop Emeritus of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada
36.3AppointedIsidore BoreckyTitular Bishop of Amathus in CyproBishop Emeritus of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada
BornDerek John Christopher Byrne, S.P.S.Dublin, IrelandBishop of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
48.0AppointedClemente Geiger, C.Pp.S. †Prelate of Xingu, Para, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
48.0AppointedClemente Geiger, C.Pp.S. †Titular Bishop of OlenaPrelate Emeritus of Xingu, Para, Brazil
18 Jan23.0Ordained PriestLuciano José Cabral DuartePriest of Aracajú, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil
BornJohn Thomas KattrukudiyilKothamangalamBishop of Itanagar, India
19 Jan48.4AppointedMarian JankowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Siedlce, Poland
48.4AppointedMarian JankowskiTitular Bishop of Diospolis in ThraciaAuxiliary Bishop of Siedlce, Poland
42.7AppointedNilus Nicholas Savaryn, O.S.B.M. †Apostolic Exarch of Western Canada (Ukrainian)Bishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada
50.0AppointedWładysław SuszyńskiAuxiliary Bishop of Vilnius, LithuaniaApostolic Administrator
50.0AppointedWładysław SuszyńskiTitular Bishop of TabboraApostolic Administrator of Vilnius, Lithuania
20 Jan39.3AppointedBernard CzaplinskiAuxiliary Bishop of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), PolandBishop
39.3AppointedBernard CzaplinskiTitular Bishop of FaustinopolisBishop of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), Poland
21 Jan51.5InstalledPatrick Aloysius O’BoyleArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
23 Jan BornJavier Salinas ViñalsValenciaBishop of Mallorca, Spain
25 Jan26.0Ordained PriestJaime Brufau Maciá, C.M. †Priest of Congregation of the MissionBishop Emeritus of San Pedro Sula, Honduras
26.4Ordained PriestManuel Franklin da CostaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Lubango, Angola
43.9Ordained BishopStephanos I Sidarouss, C.M. †Titular Bishop of SaisCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt
28 Jan54.3AppointedCharles Justin Marie Ernest CalewaertBishop of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium
BornCelso Morga IruzubietaSpainSecretary of the Congregation for the Clergy
BornGino RealiMonteleone di SpoletoBishop of Porto-Santa Rufina, Italy
BornSebastián Taltavull AngladaCiudadelaAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Spain
29 Jan46.8Ordained BishopAlbert Rudolph ZurowesteBishop of Belleville, Illinois, USABishop Emeritus
31 Jan68.1AppointedJean DelayArchbishop of Marseille, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
Feb65.2ResignedRobert Constant Lagae, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
1 Feb41.9Ordained BishopJosé del Perpetuo Socorro Alvarez Mácua, O.A.R. †Titular Bishop of ColybrassusApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Lábrea, Amazonas, Brazil
59.1Ordained BishopBenigno CarraraTitular Bishop of HieropolisBishop Emeritus of Imola, Italy
77.3DiedFrancis Clement KelleyBishop of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
58.4SucceededEugene Joseph McGuinnessBishop of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
3 Feb BornCarlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, S.D.B.BaucauApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Díli, Timor-Leste
5 Feb66.4AppointedTerence Bernard McGuireArchbishop of Canberra (and Goulburn), AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus
52.4AppointedEris Norman Michael O’BrienAuxiliary Bishop of Sydney, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
52.4AppointedEris Norman Michael O’BrienTitular Bishop of AlindaArchbishop Emeritus of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
41.4AppointedAntonio TeddeBishop of Ales e Terralba, Italy
6 Feb BornLadislav HučkoPrešov, SlovakiaApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
BornAdolfo Tito YllanaNaga City, PhilippinesApostolic Nuncio to Congo, Democratic Republic of
7 Feb56.0AppointedGerald Thomas BerganArchbishop of Omaha, Nebraska, USAArchbishop Emeritus
46.4AppointedEdward Wilson DouglasBishop of Motherwell, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
61.6AppointedJames Francis Aloysius McIntyreArchbishop of Los Angeles, California, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
42.1AppointedJohn Aloysius MurphyCoadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
42.1AppointedJohn Aloysius MurphyTitular Bishop of AppiaArchbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
37.0AppointedManuel de Jesus PereiraAuxiliary Bishop of Funchal, PortugalBishop of Bragança e Miranda, Portugal
37.0AppointedManuel de Jesus PereiraTitular Bishop of PraenetusBishop of Bragança e Miranda, Portugal
8 Feb22.6Ordained PriestRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia
BornJoseph Osei-BonsuJamasiBishop of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana
41.4Ordained BishopAnselmo Pietrulla, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ConanaBishop Emeritus of Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil
9 Feb75.0DiedAuguste Julien Pierre Fortineau, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar
10 Feb BornLuis Armando CollazuolRosarioBishop of Concordia, Argentina
BornThomas Anthony WilliamsLiverpoolAuxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
11 Feb61.6AppointedGustavo TestaApostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and PalestineCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
12 Feb59.3AppointedAlphonse Bossart, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of TigavaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
59.3AppointedAlphonse Bossart, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
70.5AppointedLéon Klerlein, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Bethlehem, South AfricaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
61.1AppointedJohn David Hubaldus Lehman, SS.CC. †Titular Bishop of SerteiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)
61.1AppointedJohn David Hubaldus Lehman, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
30.6IncardinatedMark Onwuha UnegbuPriest of Owerri, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Owerri, Nigeria
46.3AppointedJean-Baptiste Urrutia, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Huê, Viet NamVicar Apostolic Emeritus
46.3AppointedJean-Baptiste Urrutia, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of IsauropolisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Huê, Viet Nam
34.8AppointedJoost (Joseph) Van den Biesen, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Lwangwa, ZambiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Abercorn, Zambia
34.8AppointedJoost (Joseph) Van den Biesen, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of TulliaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Abercorn, Zambia
38.7AppointedJoseph Brendan Whelan, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Owerri, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Owerri, Nigeria
38.7AppointedJoseph Brendan Whelan, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of TiddiBishop Emeritus of Owerri, Nigeria
13 Feb47.9AppointedRuy SerraBishop of São Carlos do Pinhal, BrazilBishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
39.6AppointedJosé Terceiro de SousaBishop of Caetité, Baia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
14 Feb75.9DiedConrad GröberArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
37.2AppointedAndrew J. RoboreckiAuxiliary Bishop of Central Canada (Ukrainian)Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada
37.2AppointedAndrew J. RoboreckiTitular Bishop of TanaisBishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada
15 Feb25.8Ordained PriestFrançois Joseph Maurer, C.S.Sp. †Priest of Congregation of the Holy SpiritVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
77.9DiedMichael Ott, O.S.B. †Abbot Emeritus of Saint Peter-Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada
16 Feb BornJohn FlemingArdpatrickBishop of Killala, Ireland
96.8DiedGennaro Granito Pignatelli di BelmonteCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of Ceremonies
BornArmando TrasartiCampofiloneBishop of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, Italy
19 Feb80.9AppointedDionisio Vismara, P.I.M.E. †Titular Bishop of TymbriasBishop Emeritus of Hyderabad, India
80.9RetiredDionisio Vismara, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Hyderabad, IndiaBishop Emeritus
20 Feb50.0AppointedVitale Bonifacio Bertoli, O.F.M. †Prefect of Misurata, LibyaVicar Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya
21 Feb25.2Ordained PriestPaul John O’ByrnePriest of Calgary, Alberta, CanadaBishop Emeritus
23 FebBornCherubim DambuiTimbunkeAuxiliary Bishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
63.9AppointedJulio Caicedo Téllez, S.D.B. †Bishop of Cali, Colombia
24 Feb58.2InstalledFrancis Patrick KeoughArchbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BornGilles LemaySainte-Emmélie, LeclercvilleBishop of Amos, Québec, Canada
25 Feb58.4Ordained BishopJean DuperrayTitular Bishop of LamiaBishop of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), France
42.2Ordained BishopJohn Aloysius MurphyTitular Bishop of AppiaArchbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
48.1Ordained BishopWendelin Joseph NoldTitular Bishop of SasimaBishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
26 Feb BornBoutros MarayatiAlepArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Armenian), Syria
85.3DiedValentín de la Asunción (Manuel) Zubizarreta y Unamunsaga, O.C.D. †Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba
28 Feb53.7AppointedJames BlackBishop of Paisley, Scotland, Great Britain
48.4AppointedThomas Arthur ConnollyCoadjutor Bishop of Seattle, Washington, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Seattle, Washington, USA
26.1Ordained PriestGeorge Avis FulcherPriest of Columbus, Ohio, USABishop of Lafayette in Indiana, USA
29 Feb48.0AppointedOrlando Chaves, S.D.B. †Bishop of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilArchbishop of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
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