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The Year of Our Lord 1951

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar61.4ResignedPatrick Maurice Connaughton, O.F.M. †Prefect of Suixian [Suihsien], ChinaPrefect Emeritus
70.0ResignedJohn Reesinck, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore}, UgandaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
2 Mar68.9AppointedPhilippe Sérvule DesranleauArchbishop of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
59.9AppointedManuel de Medeiros GuerreiroBishop of Nampula, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedCharles Eugène ParentArchbishop of Rimouski, Québec, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
3 Mar BornStephen Jay BergMiles City, MTBishop of Pueblo, Colorado, USA
67.5ResignedJacques Hubert Goumans, O.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Bandung, IndonesiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
23.8Ordained PriestLászló Paskai, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
4 Mar48.4Ordained BishopÁngel Hidalgo IbáñezBishop of Jaca, SpainBishop Emeritus
59.2DiedBl. Zoltán Lajos MeszlényiAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom, Hungary
7 Mar56.6AppointedThomas John McDonnellCoadjutor Bishop of Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
8 Mar64.6AppointedAlfred-Arthur Le Pailleur, C.S.C. †Titular Bishop of CyparissiaBishop Emeritus of Chittagong, Bangladesh
64.6ResignedAlfred-Arthur Le Pailleur, C.S.C. †Bishop of Chittagong, BangladeshBishop Emeritus
37.6AppointedGabriel Wilhelmus Manek, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Larantuka, IndonesiaArchbishop Emeritus of Endeh, Indonesia
37.6AppointedGabriel Wilhelmus Manek, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of AlindaArchbishop Emeritus of Endeh, Indonesia
50.5AppointedLéon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of CoropissusBishop Emeritus of Ambanja, Madagascar
50.5AppointedLéon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Ambanja, MadagascarBishop Emeritus of Ambanja, Madagascar
47.5AppointedAntonio Pott, S.V.D. †Bishop of Xinyang [Sinyang], ChinaFormer Bishop-Elect
44.8AppointedAntoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Endeh, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Larantuka, Indonesia
44.8AppointedAntoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of NilopolisBishop Emeritus of Larantuka, Indonesia
37.9AppointedJoost (Joseph) Van den Biesen, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Abercorn, ZambiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
41.0AppointedWilhelm van Bekkum, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Ruteng, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Ruteng, Indonesia
41.0AppointedWilhelm van Bekkum, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of TigiasBishop Emeritus of Ruteng, Indonesia
9 Mar68.4DiedPetrus LeggeBishop of Meißen (Meissen), Germany
62.1AppointedAloysius Joseph MuenchApostolic Nuncio to GermanyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Fargo, North Dakota, USA
68.1SucceededHeinrich WienkenBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyBishop Emeritus
10 Mar26.9Ordained PriestAlphonsus Maria Henricus Antonius CastermansPriest of Roermond, NetherlandsAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23.7Ordained PriestAntônio do Carmo Cheuiche, O.C.D. †Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
25.7Ordained PriestMichael DallatPriest of Down and Connor, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.8Ordained PriestOrozimbo Fuenzalida y FuenzalidaPriest of Rancagua, ChileBishop Emeritus of San Bernardo, Chile
71.9AppointedJorge García CaballerosApostolic Administrator of San Marcos, GuatemalaBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala
71.9AppointedJorge García CaballerosApostolic Administrator of Sololá, GuatemalaBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala
29.8IncardinatedNorbert Felix GaughanPriest of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Gary, Indiana, USA
24.3Ordained PriestPatricio Maqui LopezPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Nueva Segovia, Philippines
40.2AppointedAndrew J. RoboreckiApostolic Exarch of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada
67.0AppointedEugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent TisserantPrefect of the Congregation of CeremoniesCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
11 Mar24.5Ordained PriestDiego Gutiérrez Pedraza, O.S.A. †Priest of Order of St. AugustinePrelate of Cafayate, Argentina
44.5AppointedImre KisberkAuxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), HungaryBishop Emeritus
44.5AppointedImre KisberkTitular Bishop of ChristianopolisBishop Emeritus of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
29.4Ordained PriestJohn Perumattam, M.S.T.A. †PriestBishop Emeritus of Ujjain (Syro-Malabarese), India
49.5AppointedImre SzabóAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom, HungaryApostolic Administrator
49.5AppointedImre SzabóTitular Bishop of ThyatiraApostolic Administrator of Esztergom, Hungary
12 Mar46.1Ordained BishopJohn Carmel HeenanBishop of Leeds, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
13 Mar69.4AppointedBenigno Luciano Migliorini, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Lanciano e Ortona, Italy
14 Mar46.8DiedLaurent Tétrault, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Bukoba, Tanzania
89.4DiedAntonio Tommaso VidemariBishop Emeritus of Ogliastra, Italy
15 Mar51.9ResignedRené Graffin, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Doumé, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé, Cameroon
39.5AppointedJacques Teerenstra, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Doumé, CameroonBishop of Doumé, Cameroon
BornAlan Williams, S.M.OldhamBishop of Brentwood, England, Great Britain
16 Mar56.2Ordained BishopAlbert François Cousineau, C.S.C. †Titular Bishop of VartanaBishop of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
25.7Ordained PriestHenry Swithin Thomas Alexander Wijetunge Goonewardena, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop Emeritus of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
67.4DiedKarol Mieczysław RadońskiBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
BornHansjörg VogelBernBishop Emeritus of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
18 Mar80.1DiedAbel Zaya (Zayia), C.M. †Archbishop of Urmyā {Rezayeh} (Chaldean), Iran
19 Mar22.6Ordained PriestAntonio AmbrosanioPriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyArchbishop of Spoleto-Norcia, Italy
20 Mar BornCarlo CiattiniCerreto GuidiBishop of Massa Marittima-Piombino, Italy
BornPiotr LiberaSzopieniceBishop of Płock, Poland
51.5AppointedEnrique RauAuxiliary Bishop of La Plata, ArgentinaBishop of Mar del Plata, Argentina
51.5AppointedEnrique RauTitular Bishop of VoncariaBishop of Mar del Plata, Argentina
21 Mar BornAbraham DestaMedea-SebeaVicar Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia
23 Mar BornMichel Christian Alain AupetitVersaillesBishop of Nanterre, France
37.7AppointedJoão Cláudio CollingBishop of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
47.0InstalledPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Archbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
24 Mar25.5Ordained PriestJoseph Habib HittiPriestBishop Emeritus of Saint Maron of Sydney (Maronite), Australia
27.6Ordained PriestPeter Hoang Min SyengPriestBishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
26.2Ordained PriestRafael Muñoz NúñezPriestBishop Emeritus of Aguascalientes, México
25.6Ordained PriestPróspero Penados del BarrioPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Guatemala
28.8Ordained PriestClemente Riva, I.C. †Priest of Institute of CharityAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
25.5Ordained PriestAntoine TorbeyPriest of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Maronite), SyriaBishop Emeritus
25 Mar68.9DiedGeorge Joseph (Jorge José) CaruanaApostolic Delegate to México
25.8Ordained PriestLuigi DossenaPriest of Crema, ItalyApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Slovakia
26 Mar BornJustin Saw Min ThideThaung, TwanteBishop of Hpa-an, Myanmar
27 Mar51.1AppointedGérard Mongeau, O.M.I. †Prelate of Cotabato, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Cotabato, Philippines
51.1AppointedGérard Mongeau, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of DianaArchbishop Emeritus of Cotabato, Philippines
52.3AppointedEmile-Charles-Raymond PirolleyBishop of Mende, FranceBishop of Nancy (-Toul), France
48.7AppointedEmilio PizzoniBishop of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, ItalyBishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedIlario RoattaBishop of Norcia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy
28 Mar60.6AppointedCiril BanicApostolic Administrator of Šibenik (Knin), CroatiaBishop
60.6AppointedCiril BanicTitular Bishop of CoroneBishop of Šibenik (Knin), Croatia
80.7DiedJules-Marie-Victor Courcoux, C.Or.Iesu †Bishop of Orléans, France
57.2AppointedEdward Joseph HunkelerBishop of Kansas City in Kansas, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas, USA
29 Mar20.4Ordained PriestJānis PujatsPriestCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Riga, Latvia
Apr69.2AppointedRaimundo María Julián Manguán-Martín y Delgado, O.P. †Apostolic Administrator of El Petén, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus of Verapaz, Cobán, Guatemala
1 Apr42.6Ordained BishopJános BárdTitular Bishop of UlpianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Kalocsa, Hungary
26.4Ordained PriestSerafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Zamora en Ecuador
51.9Ordained BishopGiovanni Battista Cesana, M.C.C.I. †Titular Bishop of CerbaliBishop Emeritus of Gulu, Uganda
52.1Ordained BishopAgostino D’ArcoTitular Bishop of ThennesusBishop of Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
45.4Ordained BishopMihály Endrey-EipelTitular Bishop of BarataBishop of Vác, Hungary
41.8Ordained PriestJosé Armando Gutiérrez GranierPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
BornStephen RobsonCarlisleBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great Britain
2 Apr23.0Ordained PriestFerenc Keszthelyi, O. Cist. †Priest of Order of CisterciansBishop Emeritus of Vác, Hungary
46.0Ordained BishopAdolph Gregory Schmitt, C.M.M. †Titular Bishop of NasaiBishop Emeritus of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
47.1Ordained BishopRené-Louis-Marie StourmBishop of Amiens, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Sens (-Auxerre), France
3 Apr BornGuillermo Dela Vega AfableDavaoBishop of Digos, Philippines
BornJean-Bosco NtepHikoamaenBishop of Edéa, Cameroon
57.3Ordained BishopAlphonse Streit, C.M.M. †Titular Bishop of NiciusBishop Emeritus of Mariannhill, South Africa
5 Apr53.1AppointedVitale Bonifacio Bertoli, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya
53.1AppointedVitale Bonifacio Bertoli, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AttaeaVicar Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya
AppointedDominic Chen Te-mien, O.F.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Suixian [Suihsien], China
BornJosé Vicente Conejero GallegoPlasencia, SpainBishop of Formosa, Argentina
78.8DiedGiovanni RosiBishop of Montefiascone, Italy
6 Apr77.7DiedAuguste Sieffert, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of La Paz, Bolivia
7 Apr66.6AppointedThomas Edmund MolloyArchbishop (Personal Title) of Brooklyn, New York, USABishop
8 Apr39.3Ordained BishopAlfonso Beretta, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Hyderabad, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Warangal, India
45.9Ordained BishopFrancesco CarpinoTitular Archbishop of NicomediaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
23.4Ordained PriestEndre Gergely Kovács, O. Cist. †Priest of Order of CisterciansAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Eger, Hungary
42.5AppointedAníbal Muñoz DuqueBishop of Socorro y San Gil, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
9 Apr45.2AppointedEgidio VagnozziApostolic Nuncio to PhilippinesCardinal, Prefect of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
10 Apr BornJuan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de ChinchetruVitoria, SpainSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
BornEarl Alfred Boyea, Jr.Pontiac, MIBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
11 Apr BornJoseph Yapo AkéMemniArchbishop of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire
55.0AppointedNicola CaninoTitular Bishop of Aureliopolis in AsiaBishop Emeritus of Oppido Mamertina, Italy
55.0ResignedNicola CaninoBishop of Oppido Mamertina, ItalyBishop Emeritus
41.2Ordained BishopJoseph Lennox FederalTitular Bishop of AppiariaBishop Emeritus of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
24.7Ordained PriestJohn Joseph GlynnPriest of Boston, Massachusetts, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
42.6Ordained BishopAndré Jacques, C.I.C.M. †Titular Bishop of IngilaBishop Emeritus of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
30.1Ordained PriestHippolytus Anthony Kunnunkal, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Jammu-Srinagar, India
46.6Ordained BishopArturo Vélez MartínezBishop of Toluca, México, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
12 Apr BornJosé Alfredo Caires de Nobrega, S.C.I.Caniço, PortugalBishop of Mananjary, Madagascar
38.8AppointedPietro Luigi Carretto, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Rajaburi, ThailandBishop Emeritus of Surat Thani, Thailand
38.8AppointedPietro Luigi Carretto, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of ZenobiasBishop Emeritus of Surat Thani, Thailand
43.3AppointedPeter Joseph Fan XueyanBishop of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-Yüan], China
62.0AppointedJoseph Alexander FernandesArchbishop of Delhi and Simla, IndiaArchbishop of Delhi, India
BornPeter Liu Cheng-chungHushueiBishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
53.2AppointedSisto Mazzoldi, F.S.C.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel, SudanBishop Emeritus of Moroto, Uganda
53.2AppointedSisto Mazzoldi, F.S.C.J. †Titular Bishop of LamusBishop Emeritus of Moroto, Uganda
13 Apr75.6AppointedGuglielmo Piani, S.D.B. †Apostolic Delegate to México
15 Apr22.5Ordained PriestAntónio Ramos Monteiro, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Viseu, Portugal
39.9Ordained BishopPasquale VeneziaBishop of Ariano, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Avellino, Italy
18 Apr61.6AppointedRaffaele BarattaBishop of Rieti, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
65.4DiedHenri-Marie-Joseph PinsonBishop of Saint-Flour, France
19 Apr BornEnrique Pérez LavadoMaracaiboBishop of Maturín, Venezuela
20 Apr61.1AppointedEugeniusz BaziakCoadjutor Bishop of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
AppointedIlluminato Colombo, O.F.M. †Prefect of Misurata, Libya
21 Apr67.2DiedSaverio RitterOfficial of the Secretariat of State
22 Apr53.2Ordained BishopCesar Francesco Benedetti, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of TiddiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Cuevo, Bolivia
42.3AppointedZdzisław GolińskiBishop of Częstochowa, Poland
45.8Ordained BishopBiagio MustoTitular Bishop of BassianaBishop of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo, Italy
36.1Ordained BishopJosé Rincón BonillaTitular Bishop of TamasusAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
24 Apr BornGiuseppe Bausardo, S.D.B.Le CaireVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} (-Eliopoli di Egitto-Port-Said)
BornRoberto Camilleri Azzopardi, O.F.M.Hamrun, MaltaBishop of Comayagua, Honduras
25 Apr37.7Ordained BishopGabriel Wilhelmus Manek, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of AlindaArchbishop Emeritus of Endeh, Indonesia
51.0Ordained BishopDino Luigi Romoli, O.P. †Bishop of Pescia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
26 Apr47.3AppointedAntoni Baraniak, S.D.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, PolandArchbishop of Poznań, Poland
47.3AppointedAntoni Baraniak, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of Theodosiopolis in ArmeniaArchbishop of Poznań, Poland
48.1AppointedTeodor BenschAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
48.1AppointedTeodor BenschTitular Bishop of TabudaAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
61.4SelectedJules Georges KandelaAuxiliary Bishop of Mossul (Syrian), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
47.3AppointedBolesław KominekAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop
47.3AppointedBolesław KominekTitular Bishop of SopheneCardinal, Archbishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
50.6AppointedEdmund NowickiCoadjutor Bishop of Gdańsk, PolandBishop
50.6AppointedEdmund NowickiTitular Bishop of HadrianeBishop of Gdańsk, Poland
27 Apr59.8AppointedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
28 Apr61.7AppointedJosef HiltlAuxiliary Bishop of Regensburg, Germany
61.7AppointedJosef HiltlTitular Bishop of ConstantinaAuxiliary Bishop of Regensburg, Germany
77.5AppointedFederico TedeschiniCardinal-Bishop of FrascatiCardinal, Datary of the Apostolic Datary
29 Apr BornJean-Pierre DelvilleLiègeBishop of Liège, Belgium
132.5BeatifiedSt. José María Díaz Sanjurjo, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Central Tonking {Tonkino Centrale}, Viet Nam
130.0BeatifiedSt. Melchor García Sanpedro, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Central Tonking {Tonkino Centrale}, Viet Nam
BornUlises Antonio Gutiérrez Reyes, O. de M.PedregalArchbishop of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
81.6DiedMartin KheberichAuxiliary Bishop of Spiš, Slovakia
49.6Ordained BishopImre SzabóTitular Bishop of ThyatiraApostolic Administrator of Esztergom, Hungary
30 Apr39.6AppointedMiguel Angel García y AráuzBishop of Jalapa, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
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