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The Year of Our Lord 1950

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar64.7ResignedCamille Valentin Stappers, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Lulua, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
1 Mar BornJohn Doaninoel, S.M.TimputzAuxiliary Bishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands
BornAngelito R. Lampon, O.M.I.M'LangVicar Apostolic of Jolo, Philippines
50.0AppointedJosé Clemente Maurer, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz, BoliviaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
50.0AppointedJosé Clemente Maurer, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of CeaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
4 Mar25.2Ordained PriestValenti Giacomo Lazzeri, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of São José do Grajaú, Brazil
25.9Ordained PriestLuca Milesi, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Barentu (Ethiopian), Eritrea
22.9Ordained PriestLuigi ScuppaPriestBishop of Fabriano-Matelica, Italy
BornAlfredo Enrique Torres RondónMaracaiboAuxiliary Bishop of Mérida, Venezuela
5 Mar25.0Ordained PriestAlejandro Figueroa MedinaPriestBishop of Guanare, Venezuela
6 Mar BornFelix GennBurgbrohlBishop of Münster, Germany
BornArthur RocheBatley CarrSecretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
7 Mar40.6InstalledJohn Joseph WrightBishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USACardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
8 Mar47.2AppointedPatrick Francis LyonsAuxiliary Bishop of Sydney, AustraliaBishop of Sale, Australia
47.2AppointedPatrick Francis LyonsTitular Bishop of CabasaBishop of Sale, Australia
9 Mar BornFrank Joseph DewaneGreen Bay, WIBishop of Venice, Florida, USA
54.6AppointedAndré-Maurice ParentyAuxiliary Bishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.6AppointedAndré-Maurice ParentyTitular Bishop of SitifisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
BornIreneusz Józef PękalskiTomaszów MazowieckiAuxiliary Bishop of Łódź, Poland
10 Mar73.0AppointedHermann Wilhelm BerningArchbishop (Personal Title) of Osnabrück, GermanyBishop
ResignedKillian Flynn, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Victoria Falls, ZambiaPrefect Emeritus
67.4DiedMarcus SigalaArchbishop of Athēnai {Athens}, Greece
12 Mar38.3AppointedMichel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Conakry, GuineaBishop Emeritus of Nouakchott, Mauritania
38.3AppointedMichel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of AegeaeBishop Emeritus of Nouakchott, Mauritania
37.4AppointedDominique Hoàng-van-Doàn, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Bac Ninh, Viet NamBishop of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam
37.4AppointedDominique Hoàng-van-Doàn, O.P. †Titular Bishop of SaccaeaBishop of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam
42.2AppointedPeter Kelleter, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Bethlehem, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Bethlehem, South Africa
42.2AppointedPeter Kelleter, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of SigusBishop Emeritus of Bethlehem, South Africa
42.7AppointedOwen McCannVicar Apostolic of Cape Town, South AfricaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa
42.7AppointedOwen McCannTitular Bishop of StectoriumCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa
56.0AppointedFrancisco Javier Santos Santiago, I.E.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia
56.0AppointedFrancisco Javier Santos Santiago, I.E.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Thebae PhthiotidesVicar Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia
13 Mar BornJorge VázquezLomas de ZamoraAuxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
14 Mar BornPatricio Abella Buzon, S.D.B.San NicolasBishop of Kabankalan, Philippines
52.3Ordained BishopJohn Joyce RussellBishop of Charleston, South Carolina, USABishop Emeritus of Richmond, Virginia, USA
76.0DiedManoel da Silva GomesArchbishop Emeritus of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
15 Mar BornKurt KochEmmenbrückeCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
27.3Ordained PriestAbraham D. Mattam, C.V.Priest of Vincentian Congregation (Syro-Malabarese)Bishop Emeritus of Satna (Syro-Malabarese), India
16 Mar59.1AppointedMario BondiniBishop of Bertinoro, Italy
48.1AppointedGiacomo CannoneroCoadjutor Bishop of Asti, ItalyBishop
48.1AppointedGiacomo CannoneroTitular Bishop of MesseneBishop of Asti, Italy
62.9AppointedGeorges-Marie-Joseph-Hubert-Ghislain de Jonghe d’Ardoye, M.E.P. †Apostolic Internuncio to IndonesiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
56.6AppointedAurelio MarenaBishop of Ruvo e Bitonto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
17 Mar89.4DiedPrudencio Contardo Ibarra, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Temuco, Chile
AppointedMaurizio Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Kankan, Guinea
29.4Ordained PriestAugustin SagnaPriest of Ziguinchor, SenegalBishop Emeritus of Ziguinchor, Senegal
46.0Ordained BishopPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Titular Bishop of ZenobiasArchbishop Emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
18 Mar BornJosé Luis Del Palacio y Pérez-MedelMadrid, SpainBishop of Callao, Peru
19 Mar24.1Ordained PriestAntonio Briva MirabentPriestBishop of Astorga, Spain
57.0Ordained BishopJosé Domitrovitsch, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PodaliaPrelate of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil
27.7Ordained PriestLuigi del Gallo RoccagiovinePriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyOfficial Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
23.0Ordained PriestEduardo Martínez SomaloPriest of Calahorra y La Calzada, SpainCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
53.3Ordained BishopPaul NousseirBishop of Minya {Ermopoli Maggiore; Minieh} (Coptic), Egypt
23.6Ordained PriestJavier Osés FlamariquePriestBishop Emeritus of Huesca, Spain
BornJose Serofia PalmaDingleArchbishop of Cebu, Philippines
25.0Ordained PriestPaul Verschuren, S.C.I. †Priest of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartBishop Emeritus of Helsinki, Finland
20 Mar45.7Ordained BishopGeorge William AhrBishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestVictorinus Youn Kong-hiPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Kwangju, Korea (South)
23 Mar86.8DiedJules Girard, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Delta del Nilo, Egypt
24 Mar44.5Ordained BishopChristopher Joseph WeldonBishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus
BornAngelo Vincenzo ZaniPralboinoSecretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
25 Mar28.2Ordained PriestAustin-Emile BurkePriest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
26.0Ordained PriestCelestino Rojo EnvergaPriestBishop of Daet, Philippines
24.3Ordained PriestProspero (Stanley) Grech, O.S.A.Priest of Order of St. AugustineCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria Goretti
23.2Ordained PriestJosé María Hernández GonzálezPriestBishop Emeritus of Netzahualcóyotl, México, México
45.0Ordained BishopPierre Louis Leclerc, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of SassuraBishop Emeritus of Ségou, Mali
45.9AppointedPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
27.7Ordained PriestJean RémondPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mission de France o Pontigny, France
44.5Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of GiufiArchbishop Emeritus of Blantyre, Malawi
26 Mar42.1Ordained BishopLadislao HladTitular Bishop of Cediae
25.1Ordained PriestPedro Luís Guido Scarpa, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Ndalatando, Angola
BornAmbrogio SpreaficoGarbagnate MonasteroBishop of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy
27 Mar BornClément-Joseph HannoucheLe CaireBishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Syrian), Egypt
28 Mar BornThomas Elavanal, M.C.B.S.MutholiBishop of Kalyan (Syro-Malabarese), India
BornJan Paweł Lenga, M.I.C.Horodok, UkraineBishop Emeritus of Karaganda, Kazakhstan
55.6AppointedStephen Stanislaus WoznickiBishop of Saginaw, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
43.8AppointedAlexander Mieceslaus ZaleskiAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USABishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
43.8AppointedAlexander Mieceslaus ZaleskiTitular Bishop of LyrbeBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
30 Mar30.0AppointedKarel OtčenášekApostolic Administrator of Hradec Králové, Czech RepublicBishop Emeritus
30.0AppointedKarel OtčenášekTitular Bishop of Chersonesus in CretaBishop Emeritus of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
31 Mar51.7DiedLeo Fabian FaheyCoadjutor Bishop of Baker City, Oregon, USA
43.5AppointedAlphonse Van Buggenhout, C.I.C.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Datong [Tatung], ChinaApostolic Administrator Emeritus
Apr58.9ResignedAntonin-Fernand Drapier, O.P. †Apostolic Delegate to IndochinaApostolic Delegate Emeritus
1 Apr82.9DiedChristopher Edward ByrneBishop of Galveston, Texas, USA
50.2SucceededWendelin Joseph NoldBishop of Galveston, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
53.2AppointedJohannes Albert von RudloffAuxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück, Germany
53.2AppointedJohannes Albert von RudloffTitular Bishop of BusirisAuxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück, Germany
2 Apr28.6Ordained PriestAlfred BengschPriest of Berlin, GermanyCardinal, Bishop
BornCamille Lembi Zaneli (Zanelli)ZongoBishop of Isangi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
22.9Ordained PriestFranciszek MacharskiPriest of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
5 Apr49.3AppointedDavid Frederick CunninghamAuxiliary Bishop of Syracuse, New York, USABishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedDavid Frederick CunninghamTitular Bishop of LampsacusBishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
81.4DiedEdward DoorleyBishop of Elphin, Ireland
6 Apr92.0DiedJoseph Franciskus Marie Sweens, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Victoria-Nyanza, Tanzania
8 Apr24.8Ordained PriestEnnio AppignanesiPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
22.4Ordained PriestRafael Gallardo García, O.S.A.Priest of Order of St. AugustineBishop Emeritus of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
44.8SucceededLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotBishop of Coutances (-Avranches), FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
25.2Ordained PriestLéon HégeléPriest of Strasbourg, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Strasbourg, France
23.6Ordained PriestEduardo KoaikPriestBishop Emeritus of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
23.3Ordained PriestAldo Maria Lazzarín Stella, O.S.M. †Priest of Order of Friar Servants of MaryVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Aysén, Chile
91.5DiedThéophile-Marie LouvardBishop of Coutances (-Avranches), France
25.9Ordained PriestGiulio SalimeiPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop
9 Apr25.1Ordained PriestEdmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S. †Priest of St. Patrick’s Society for the Foreign MissionsBishop Emeritus of Warri, Nigeria
23.6Ordained PriestLuis Reynoso CervantesPriestBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
10 Apr27.7Ordained PriestLuis Aponte MartínezPriest of Ponce, Puerto RicoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico
24.5Ordained PriestJuan Fremiot Torres OliverPriest of Ponce, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
11 Apr68.1DiedÁtico Eusébio da RochaArchbishop of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
12 Apr75.1AppointedDomenico Della VedovaTitular Bishop of Theodosiopolis in ArmeniaBishop Emeritus of Tivoli, Italy
75.1RetiredDomenico Della VedovaBishop of Tivoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
79.1DiedJoseph Francis McGrathBishop of Baker City, Oregon, USA
BornDonal McKeownRandalstownBishop of Derry, Ireland
13 Apr58.8SucceededJohn Roderick MacDonaldBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
88.8DiedJames MorrisonBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
14 Apr76.1DiedJosé Alves MartinsBishop Emeritus of Santiago de Cabo Verde
76.3RetiredAdalbero Joseph (Michael) Fleischer, C.M.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Mariannhill, South AfricaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
73.5DiedLouis Janssens, C.I.C.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Jinzhou [Jehol], China
71.0DiedJean Marie van CauwenberghAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen, Belgium
15 Apr BornSalvador Cristau CollBarcelonaAuxiliary Bishop of Terrassa, Spain
BornDeclan Ronan LangCowesBishop of Clifton, England, Great Britain
54.4Ordained BishopJohn Joseph McEleney, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Zeugma in SyriaArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
16 Apr59.2Ordained BishopMario BondiniBishop of Bertinoro, Italy
44.3Ordained BishopJesús Enciso VianaBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop of Mallorca, Spain
44.9Ordained BishopArmando LombardiTitular Archbishop of Caesarea PhilippiApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
50.1Ordained BishopJosé Clemente Maurer, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of CeaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
42.4Ordained BishopAntônio de Mendonça MonteiroTitular Bishop of Sozusa in PalaestinaBishop of Bonfim, Baia, Brazil
44.4Ordained BishopAntonio SamorèTitular Archbishop of TernobusCardinal, Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
23.9Ordained PriestFrancis John SpencePriest of Kingston, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
17 Apr42.2AppointedPolicarpo da Costa VazAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
42.2AppointedPolicarpo da Costa VazTitular Bishop of Euroea in EpiroBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
18 Apr41.7AppointedBernardo Arango Henao, S.J. †Titular Bishop of BelaBishop Emeritus of Barrancabermeja, Colombia
41.7AppointedBernardo Arango Henao, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Barrancabermeja, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Barrancabermeja, Colombia
39.2AppointedGérard Bertrand, M. Afr. †Bishop of Tamale, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Navrongo, Ghana
59.4AppointedCharles Heerey, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Onitsha, Nigeria
44.6AppointedJoseph Gerald Holland, S.M.A. †Bishop of Keta, GhanaBishop Emeritus
42.2AppointedFrancis Han Ting-piBishop of Hongdong [Hungtung], China
59.2AppointedThomas Hughes, S.M.A. †Bishop of Ondo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
45.8AppointedEdward Michael JoyceBishop of Christchurch, New Zealand
49.8AppointedAmbrose Kelly, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone
55.6AppointedPatrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A. †Bishop of Benin City, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
47.0AppointedJames Moynagh, S.P.S. †Bishop of Calabar, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
49.8AppointedAdolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. †Bishop of Accra, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
68.5AppointedHubert Joseph Paulissen, S.M.A. †Bishop of Kumasi, GhanaBishop Emeritus
62.9AppointedWilliam Thomas Porter, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Cape Coast, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
63.7AppointedPeter Rogan, M.H.M. †Bishop of Buéa, CameroonBishop Emeritus
60.6AppointedLeo Hale Taylor, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Lagos, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
51.4AppointedJoseph Marie Trinh-nhu-KhuêVicar Apostolic of Hà Nôi, Viet NamCardinal, Archbishop of Hà Nôi, Viet Nam
51.4AppointedJoseph Marie Trinh-nhu-KhuêTitular Bishop of SynausCardinal, Archbishop of Hà Nôi, Viet Nam
40.9AppointedJoseph Brendan Whelan, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Owerri, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
22 Apr72.4DiedJohn Timothy McNicholas, O.P. †Archbishop of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
47.2AppointedAntoni PawlowskiBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
23 Apr23.5Ordained PriestJosef KouklPriestBishop Emeritus of Litoměřice, Czech Republic
25 Apr BornFrançois Joseph Marie Jacolin, M.D.P.FontainebleauBishop of Mende, France
71.9DiedJoão Irineu Joffily (Joffly)Archbishop Emeritus of Belém do Pará, Brazil
42.6AppointedAntoine Pierre KhoraicheAuxiliary Bishop of Saïda (Sidone) (Maronite), LebanonCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
42.6AppointedAntoine Pierre KhoraicheTitular Bishop of Tarsus dei MaronitiCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
26 Apr46.0Ordained BishopPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
52.4Ordained BishopFrancis Xavier MuthappaBishop of Coimbatore, India
84.3DiedJules-Victor-Marie PichonBishop Emeritus of Les Cayes, Haïti
25.1Ordained PriestThaddeus Anthony ShubsdaPriest of Los Angeles, California, USABishop of Monterey in California, USA
29 Apr28.7Ordained PriestBenedict Charles FranzettaPriest of Youngstown, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestAnthony Edward PevecPriest of Cleveland, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
30 Apr48.3Ordained BishopManuel Llopis IvorraBishop of Coria, SpainBishop Emeritus of Coria-Cáceres, Spain
30.0Ordained BishopKarel OtčenášekTitular Bishop of Chersonesus in CretaBishop Emeritus of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
30.6Ordained PriestLorenzo Unfried Gimpel, M.C.C.I. †Priest of Missionaries of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusBishop of Tarma, Peru
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