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The Year of Our Lord 1955

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar22.2ProfessedMaximilian Aichern, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictBishop Emeritus of Linz, Austria
57.3AppointedCesário Alexandre Minali, O.F.M. Cap. †Prelate of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, BrazilPrelate of Carolina, Maranho, Brazil
57.3AppointedCesário Alexandre Minali, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of AchyrausPrelate of Carolina, Maranho, Brazil
2 Mar59.2SucceededHenri Maurice Albert AudrainArchbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
82.6DiedVirgile-Joseph BéguinArchbishop of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France
67.9AppointedGeorges-Marie-Joseph-Hubert-Ghislain de Jonghe d’Ardoye, M.E.P. †Apostolic Internuncio to Egypt, Arab Republic ofApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
5 Mar BornHeinz-Günter BongartzGüterslohAuxiliary Bishop of Hildesheim, Germany
29.7Ordained PriestOlívio Aurélio Fazza, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop Emeritus of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil
6 Mar45.2Ordained BishopNicholas Thomas ElkoTitular Bishop of ApolloniasAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
7 Mar31.1Ordained PriestIgnatius D’CunhaPriestBishop Emeritus of Aurangabad, India
53.5AppointedClaude Marie Joseph DupuyAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon (-Vienne), FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
53.5AppointedClaude Marie Joseph DupuyTitular Bishop of SeliaArchbishop Emeritus of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
38.3AppointedJosé Joaquín Flórez HernándezBishop of Duitama, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ibagué, Colombia
39.9AppointedManuel António PiresCoadjutor Bishop of Silva Porto, AngolaBishop Emeritus of Kwito-Bié, Angola
39.9AppointedManuel António PiresTitular Bishop of AliaBishop Emeritus of Kwito-Bié, Angola
BornGustavo Rodriguez VegaMonterreyBishop of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México
8 Mar BornJoão Noé RodriguesCape TownBishop of Tzaneen, South Africa
BornBertram Víctor Wick EnzlerWaldkirch, SwitzerlandAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
9 Mar53.2AppointedLuis Andrade Valderrama, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SareptaBishop Emeritus of Antioquía, Colombia
53.2ResignedLuis Andrade Valderrama, O.F.M. †Bishop of Antioquía, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
47.6AppointedPaolo CartaBishop of Foggia, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Sassari, Italy
43.0AppointedAntonio MistrorigoBishop of Troia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Treviso, Italy
46.5AppointedFelicissimo Stefano Tinivella, O.F.M. †Bishop of Diano-Teggiano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Ancona e Numana, Italy
10 Mar65.8ResignedJoseph-Paul Futy, M.S. †Vicar Apostolic of Antsirabé, MadagascarVicar Apostolic Emeritus
30.9Ordained PriestManuel C. SobreviñasPriestBishop Emeritus of Imus, Philippines
11 Mar BornJames Kazuo KodaChibaAuxiliary Bishop of Tōkyō, Japan
BornBroderick Soncuaco PabilloVictorias CityAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, Philippines
12 Mar26.0Ordained PriestSebastian MankuzhikaryPriest of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop of Thamarasserry (Syro-Malabarese), India
46.7Ordained BishopBruno WechnerTitular Bishop of CartennaeBishop Emeritus of Feldkirch, Austria
13 Mar BornRicardo García GarcíaLimaPrelate of Yauyos, Peru
43.4AppointedMaxim (Maksym) Hermaniuk, C.SS.R. †Coadjutor Bishop of Manitoba (Ukrainian), CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
48.8Ordained BishopAntonio Rosario MennonnaBishop of Muro Lucano, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Nardò, Italy
14 Mar49.3AppointedJuan Hervás y BenetPrelate of Ciudad Real, SpainPrelate Emeritus
49.3AppointedJuan Hervás y BenetTitular Bishop of DoraPrelate Emeritus of Ciudad Real, Spain
15 Mar58.0AppointedEdmund Joseph ReillyAuxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, New York, USA
58.0AppointedEdmund Joseph ReillyTitular Bishop of NepteAuxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, New York, USA
18 Mar31.3Ordained PriestPaul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
19 Mar44.0Ordained BishopRamón Pastor Bogarín ArgañaTitular Bishop of BagisBishop of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, Paraguay
BornJames Douglas ConleyKansas City, MOBishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
23.7Ordained PriestGiuseppe MalandrinoPriest of Noto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
26.9Ordained PriestAntônio Eliseu Zuqueto, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil
20 Mar40.8AppointedAntonio IannucciAuxiliary Bishop of Penne e Pescara, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne, Italy
40.8AppointedAntonio IannucciTitular Bishop of HadrianiaArchbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne, Italy
43.6Ordained BishopFrancisco Peralta y BallabrigaBishop of Vitoria, SpainBishop Emeritus
23 Mar41.1AppointedTeofilo Camomot BastidaAuxiliary Bishop of Jaro, PhilippinesCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
41.1AppointedTeofilo Camomot BastidaTitular Bishop of ClysmaCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
BornAbel GabuzaAlexandraBishop of Kimberley, South Africa
50.3AppointedSilvio Luis Haro AlvearBishop of Ibarra, EcuadorBishop Emeritus
56.0AppointedPierre-Marie LacointeBishop of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), France
41.1AppointedJulio Benigno Laschi GonzálezAuxiliary Bishop of Concepción y Chaco, ParaguayAuxiliary Bishop of Asunción, Paraguay
41.1AppointedJulio Benigno Laschi GonzálezTitular Bishop of AbydusAuxiliary Bishop of Asunción, Paraguay
43.7AppointedCharles Van den Ouwelant, M.S.C. †Bishop of Surigao, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
24 Mar40.4Ordained BishopJoseph Aloysius DurickTitular Bishop of CerbaliBishop Emeritus of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
25.7Ordained PriestHenri Antoine Marie TeissierPriest of Alger, AlgeriaArchbishop Emeritus
25 Mar21.0ProfessedLuiz Vicente Bernetti, O.A.D.Member of Agostiniani ScalziBishop Emeritus of Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
60.3AppointedRene FontenelleTitular Bishop of Theudalis
25.3Ordained PriestAngel T. HobayanPriestBishop Emeritus of Catarman, Philippines
67.6DiedAlphonse Charles Kirmann, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Sassandra, Côte d’Ivoire
51.1Ordained BishopRoger Jean Fernand MichonBishop of Chartres, France
57.9Ordained BishopAndré-Jean-Baptiste PiogerTitular Bishop of TremithusBishop Emeritus of Sées, France
44.2Ordained BishopCyprien-Louis-Pierre-Clément TourelTitular Bishop of ThuburnicaBishop Emeritus of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), France
26 Mar24.9Ordained PriestAdélio Giuseppe (José) Tomasin, P.S.D.P.Priest of Poveri Servi della Divina ProvvidenzaBishop Emeritus of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil
27 Mar40.0Ordained BishopFlorentino de Andrade e SilvaTitular Bishop of HeliosebasteBishop Emeritus of Faro {Algarve}, Portugal
24.0Ordained PriestClóvis Frainer, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinArchbishop Emeritus of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
29 Mar73.6DiedJoseph Otto KolbArchbishop of Bamberg, Germany
30 Mar78.3DiedManuel Mendes da Conceição SantosArchbishop of Évora, Portugal
1 Apr46.3AppointedGuillermo Escobar VélezBishop of Antioquía, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
2 Apr BornGuillermo Francisco Escobar GaliciaOtumbaBishop of Teotihuacán, México, México
46.2AppointedHelder Pessoa CâmaraTitular Archbishop of SaldaeArchbishop Emeritus of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
3 Apr BornLorenzo GhizzoniCognentoArchbishop of Ravenna-Cervia, Italy
5 Apr76.0DiedJorge García CaballerosBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala
BornBernard LongleyManchesterArchbishop of Birmingham, England, Great Britain
6 Apr BornLászló Kiss-RigóBudapestBishop of Szeged-Csanád, Hungary
7 Apr BornMarian Eleganti, O.S.B.UznachAuxiliary Bishop of Chur, Switzerland
BornJoseph Tran Văn ToanThái BìnhAuxiliary Bishop of Long Xuyên, Viet Nam
9 Apr24.0Ordained PriestJosé de Jesús Aguilera RodriguezPriestBishop Emeritus of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México
41.5AppointedAnastasio Alberto Ballestrero, O.C.D. †Superior General of Order of Discalced CarmelitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Torino {Turin}, Italy
23.2Ordained PriestMariano De NicolòPriest of Rimini, ItalyBishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestPaul-Marie Joseph André GuillaumePriestBishop Emeritus of Saint-Dié, France
25.0Ordained PriestSilvio PadoinPriest of Vittorio Veneto, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Pozzuoli, Italy
34.8Ordained PriestFelix Paz PerezPriestBishop of Imus, Philippines
45.1AppointedCyril Edward RestieauxBishop of Plymouth, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
BornMarian RojekRzeszówBishop of Zamość-Lubaczów, Poland
BornJosé Manuel Romero BarriosPariaguánAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Venezuela
10 Apr49.4InstalledFrancisco Javier Nuño y GuerreroCoadjutor Archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México
11 Apr67.9AppointedMichael Browne, O.P. †Master General of Order of Friars PreachersCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Paolo alla Regola
48.1Ordained BishopAndré Creemers, O.S.C. †Titular Bishop of BelabiteneBishop Emeritus of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
48.4AppointedHermann Josef SchäufeleAuxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyArchbishop
48.4AppointedHermann Josef SchäufeleTitular Bishop of Leptis MagnaArchbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
12 Apr31.3Ordained PriestRoger MpunguPriestBishop Emeritus of Muyinga, Burundi
13 Apr65.7AppointedGiuseppe SchiaviniAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
65.7AppointedGiuseppe SchiaviniTitular Bishop of PharsalusAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
14 Apr70.7DiedHenry Vincent MarshallBishop of Salford, England, Great Britain
55.1AppointedGiovanni UrbaniArchbishop (Personal Title) of Verona, ItalyCardinal, Patriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
48.1Ordained BishopAntoine Henri van den Hurk, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of PhelbesArchbishop Emeritus of Medan, Indonesia
15 Apr50.0AppointedSecondo ChioccaAuxiliary Bishop of Genova, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Foligno, Italy
50.0AppointedSecondo ChioccaTitular Bishop of Caesarea in BithyniaBishop Emeritus of Foligno, Italy
50.0ResignedSecondo ChioccaBishop of Foligno, ItalyBishop Emeritus
70.8ResignedLaurent-François Déprimoz, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Kabgayi, RwandaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
44.9AppointedSergio PignedoliAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyCardinal, President of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
BornDagoberto Sosa ArriagaLa Loma, AquixtlaBishop of Tlapa, Guerrero, México
47.5DiedSantos Ubierna, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Thái Binh, Viet Nam
17 Apr53.4AppointedAnthony Jordan, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
53.4AppointedAnthony Jordan, O.M.I. †Titular Archbishop of SilyumArchbishop Emeritus of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
38.1Ordained BishopGeorge Maung KyawBishop of Bassein, Myanmar
27.4Ordained PriestFernando Ramon Prego CasalPriest of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaBishop of Santa Clara, Cuba
26.6Ordained PriestGabriel Lawrence SengolPriestBishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India
19 Apr39.9AppointedErnest Arthur GreenBishop of Port Elizabeth, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
20 Apr51.6AppointedArturo Mery BeckdorfCoadjutor Archbishop of Santiago de ChileBishop Emeritus of Valdivia, Chile
51.6AppointedArturo Mery BeckdorfTitular Archbishop of PhasisBishop Emeritus of Valdivia, Chile
52.5AppointedAntônio Ferreira de Macedo, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
52.5AppointedAntônio Ferreira de Macedo, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of AttudaCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
43.3AppointedVicente Angelo José Marchetti ZioniAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
43.3AppointedVicente Angelo José Marchetti ZioniTitular Bishop of LauzadusArchbishop Emeritus of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
21 Apr36.9AppointedVicente de Paulo Araújo MatosAuxiliary Bishop of Crato, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
36.9AppointedVicente de Paulo Araújo MatosTitular Bishop of Antiochia ad MaeandrumBishop Emeritus of Crato, Ceara, Brazil
BornDavid Michael O’Connell, C.M.Philadelphia, PABishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USA
22 Apr40.5IncardinatedPedro Nel Ramirez Posada, O.A.R. †Priest of Pasto, ColombiaPrefect Emeritus of Tumaco, Colombia
23 Apr BornJorge Alves Bezerra, S.S.S.São João de MeritiBishop of Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornAloísio Jorge Pena VitralRio de JaneiroBishop of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornLudovikus Simanullang, O.F.M. Cap.SogarBishop of Sibolga, Indonesia
24 Apr26.5Ordained PriestPudhota Chinniah BalaswamyPriestBishop Emeritus of Nellore, India
38.4Ordained BishopJosé Joaquín Flórez HernándezBishop of Duitama, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ibagué, Colombia
25 Apr43.1Ordained BishopAntonio MistrorigoBishop of Troia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Treviso, Italy
BornBenjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M.ManakaraArchbishop of Antsiranana, Madagascar
26 Apr BornJoseph Robert BinzerCincinnatiAuxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
BornDamian Denis DalluKiponzeloArchbishop of Songea, Tanzania
27 Apr77.8DiedFrancesco BerettiOfficial of the Roman Curia - Other
53.6Ordained BishopClaude Marie Joseph DupuyTitular Bishop of SeliaArchbishop Emeritus of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
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