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The Year of Our Lord 1955

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Sep52.1AppointedJames Henry Ambrose GriffithsAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USA
2 Sep27.1Ordained PriestJean-Baptiste Bùi TuầnPriestBishop Emeritus of Long Xuyên, Viet Nam
4 Sep20.5ProfessedPierre Auguste Gratien Pican, S.D.B. †Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
5 Sep45.7AppointedNicholas Thomas ElkoApostolic Exarch of United States of America (Ruthenian), PennsylvaniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
6 SepBornVincent Matthew Darius, O.P. †Bishop of Saint George’s in Grenada, Antilles
79.4AppointedGiuseppe De NicolaTitular Archbishop of RhoinaAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
8 Sep69.9DiedJohannes de JongCardinal, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands
60.9SucceededDaniel Joseph FeeneyBishop of Portland, Maine, USA
54.9Ordained BishopJosé Damase Laberge, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ClypiaVicar Apostolic of San José del Amazonas, Peru
78.8DiedJoseph Edward McCarthyBishop of Portland, Maine, USA
47.5AppointedLaurent MorinAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
47.5AppointedLaurent MorinTitular Bishop of ArsamosataBishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
22.5ProfessedAloysius Ferdinandus Zichem, C.SS.R. †Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Paramaribo, Suriname, Antilles
9 Sep49.5SucceededRafael Ignacio Arias BlancoArchbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
76.5DiedLucas Guillermo Castillo HernándezArchbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
BornHenryk CiereszkoAuxiliary Bishop of Białystok, Poland
61.0DiedThomas John Feeney, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)
30.3Ordained BishopDominik Kalata, S.J. †BishopTitular Bishop of Semta
18.5Temporary VowsCesare Mazzolari, M.C.C.I. †Member of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of JesusBishop of Rumbek, South Sudan
BornNajib Mikhael Moussa, O.P.Archbishop of Mossul-Aqrā (Chaldean), Iraq
10 Sep42.9Ordained BishopGregorio Espiga e Infante, O.A.R. †Titular Bishop of AphnaeumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Palawan, Philippines
11 Sep44.4Ordained BishopAdam Kozłowiecki, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Diospolis InferiorCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia
60.9Ordained BishopPetras MaželisTitular Bishop of CelenderisBishop of Telšiai, Lithuania
BornJosé Rafael Palma CapetilloAuxiliary Bishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
48.6Ordained BishopAntonio RavagliTitular Bishop of Philippopolis in ArabiaBishop Emeritus of Modigliana, Italy
43.8Ordained BishopJulijonas SteponavičiusTitular Bishop of AntaradosArchbishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
12 SepBornJosé Mauro Pereira Bastos, C.P. †Bishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
14 Sep51.2AppointedJean-Jerôme Adam, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Libreville, GabonArchbishop Emeritus of Libreville, Gabon
46.9AppointedAlphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Berbérati, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
53.1SucceededMaurice BaudouxArchbishop of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
85.5DiedArthur BéliveauArchbishop of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
43.8AppointedMichel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Brazzaville, CongoBishop Emeritus of Nouakchott, Mauritania
57.5AppointedJean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Abidjan, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop Emeritus
52.1AppointedPierre Marie Alphonse Bonneau, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Douala, Cameroon
59.1AppointedPaul Bouque, S.C.I. †Bishop of Nkongsamba, CameroonBishop Emeritus
51.1AppointedJoseph-Marie-Eugène Bretault, M. Afr. †Bishop of Koudougou, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
47.9AppointedJoseph Cucherousset, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Bangui, Central African Republic
43.1AppointedJean Eugène Gabriel David, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Majunga, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
40.5AppointedProsper Paul Dodds, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Ziguinchor, SenegalBishop of Saint-Louis du Sénégal
53.6AppointedAndré-Joseph-Prosper Dupont, M. Afr. †Bishop of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
46.2AppointedEmile Durrheimer, S.M.A. †Bishop of Katiola, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
52.9AppointedJean-Baptiste Victor Fauret, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Pointe-Noire, CongoBishop Emeritus
58.1AppointedAlphonse-Marie-Victor Fresnel, C.M. †Bishop of Fort-Dauphin, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
56.3AppointedRené Marie Graffin, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Yaoundé, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus
66.8AppointedAlain-Sébastien Le Breton, S.M.M. †Bishop of Tamatave, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedPierre Louis Leclerc, M. Afr. †Archbishop of Bamako, MaliBishop Emeritus of Ségou, Mali
65.1AppointedLouis-François-Bienaimé-Amedée Lefèvre, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco
49.7AppointedMarcel-François Joseph Marie Lefebvre, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Dakar, SenegalBishop Emeritus of Tulle, France
54.3AppointedJean-Marie Lesourd, M. Afr. †Bishop of Nouna, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
53.1AppointedGeorges-Louis Mercier, M. Afr. †Bishop of Laghouat, AlgeriaBishop Emeritus
54.9AppointedLéon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Ambanja, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
43.2AppointedGérard-Paul-Louis-Marie de Milleville, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Conakry {Konakry}, GuineaArchbishop Emeritus
70.1AppointedLouis Parisot, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Cotonou, BeninArchbishop Emeritus
42.6AppointedYves-Joseph-Marie Plumey, O.M.I. †Bishop of Garoua, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus of Garoua, Cameroon
BornRobert Francis Prevost, O.S.A.Cardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops
61.9AppointedIgnace RamarosandratanaBishop of Miarinarivo, Madagascar
52.9AppointedVictor Alphonse Marie Sartre, S.J. †Archbishop of Tananarive, MadagascarArchbishop Emeritus
50.2AppointedEmile-Joseph Socquet, M. Afr. †Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoArchbishop Emeritus
63.0AppointedJoseph-Paul Strebler, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Lomé, TogoArchbishop Emeritus
43.9AppointedJacques Teerenstra, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Doumé, Cameroon
71.1AppointedXavier Ferdinand J. Thoyer, S.J. †Bishop of Fianarantsoa, MadagascarArchbishop Emeritus of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
52.6AppointedÉmile Élie Verhille, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Fort-Rousset, CongoBishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedEdmond-Marie-Jean Wolff, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Diégo-Suarez, MadagascarArchbishop Emeritus of Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar
15 Sep BornJesús Fernández GonzálezBishop of Astorga, Spain
64.5AppointedPietro ParenteArchbishop of Perugia, ItalyCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
49.5Ordained BishopJacques Henri Romeijn, M.S.F. †Titular Bishop of Zenopolis in IsauriaBishop Emeritus of Samarinda, Indonesia
44.3Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Sye Bong-KilTitular Bishop of ChomaArchbishop Emeritus of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
17 Sep46.4AppointedDomenico EnriciTitular Archbishop of AncusaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
46.4AppointedDomenico EnriciApostolic Internuncio to IndonesiaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
61.1AppointedJoseph-Martin UrtasunCoadjutor Archbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
61.1AppointedJoseph-Martin UrtasunTitular Archbishop of PreslavusArchbishop Emeritus of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France
18 Sep23.1Ordained PriestHubert Marie Pierre Dominique BarbierPriest of Luçon, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
49.7Ordained BishopJosé Bascuñana y LópezBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop Emeritus of Solsona, Spain
24.0Ordained PriestVincent MalonePriest of Liverpool, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
41.9Ordained BishopSiro SilvestriBishop of Foligno, ItalyBishop Emeritus of La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato, Italy
19 Sep BornGerardo Joseph ColaciccoAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USA
BornTomislav Koljatic MaroevicBishop of Linares, Chile
20 Sep60.6ResignedMarie Pierre Jean Cassaigne, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Saigon, Viet NamVicar Apostolic Emeritus
45.0AppointedPaul Nguyễn Văn BìnhVicar Apostolic of Cân Tho, Viet NamArchbishop of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
45.0AppointedPaul Nguyễn Văn BìnhTitular Bishop of AgnusArchbishop of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
49.4AppointedSimon Hoà Nguyễn Văn HiềnVicar Apostolic of Saigon, Viet NamBishop of Ðà Lạt, Viet Nam
49.4AppointedSimon Hoà Nguyễn Văn HiềnTitular Bishop of SagalassusBishop of Ðà Lạt, Viet Nam
20.0ProfessedVelasio De Paolis, C.S. †Member of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles BorromeoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
59.0AppointedThomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Furnos MaiorBishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
59.0AppointedThomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic of Chunchon, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
53.7AppointedErnest Victor TweedyTitular Archbishop of AssurasArchbishop Emeritus of Hobart, Australia
53.7ResignedErnest Victor TweedyArchbishop of Hobart, AustraliaArchbishop Emeritus
42.7AppointedAnthony Humilis Yang Guang-qi (Yang Kuang C’hi), O.F.M. †Bishop of Yuci [Yütze], ChinaBishop-Elect
38.8SucceededGuilford Clyde YoungArchbishop of Hobart, Australia
21 Sep39.0Ordained BishopDaniel Paul ArulswamyBishop of Kumbakonam, IndiaBishop Emeritus
51.0Ordained BishopWilliam Andrew HartBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
40.0Ordained BishopAntonio López AviñaBishop of Zacatecas, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Durango, México
51.6AppointedCasimiro Morcillo GonzálezArchbishop of Zaragoza, SpainArchbishop of Madrid, Spain
39.4AppointedJosé Manuel Santos Ascarza, O.C.D. †Bishop of Valdivia, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
52.4Ordained BishopBernard Joseph TopelTitular Bishop of BindaBishop Emeritus of Spokane, Washington, USA
22 Sep BornJoseph KollamparambilAuxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad (Syro-Malabar), India
24 Sep BornMatthew Gregory Elshoff, O.F.M. Cap.Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
49.3AppointedRaffaele ForniApostolic Nuncio to VenezuelaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Syria
26.3Ordained PriestJosé Manuel LorenzoPriest of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBishop of San Miguel, Argentina
24.4Ordained PriestRaúl Horacio Scarrone CarreroPriest of Montevideo, UruguayBishop Emeritus of Florida, Uruguay
31.1Ordained PriestAbelardo Francisco SilvaPriestBishop Emeritus of San Miguel, Argentina
27.0Ordained PriestAlphonse Yang Guang YanPriestBishop of Zhouzhi [Chowchich], China
25 Sep33.7Ordained BishopTomás Alberto Clavel MéndezBishop of David, PanamaArchbishop Emeritus of Panamá
41.8Ordained BishopPatrick Henry Cronin, S.S.C.M.E. †Titular Bishop of UbazaArchbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
BornLorenzo LeuzziBishop of Teramo-Atri, Italy
30.0Ordained PriestBernard Charles Ratsimamotoana, M.S. †Priest of Missionaries of Our Lady of La SaletteBishop Emeritus of Morondava, Madagascar
32.1Ordained PriestLéon Aimé Taverdet, F.M.C. †PriestBishop Emeritus of Langres, France
52.4SucceededBernard Joseph TopelBishop of Spokane, Washington, USABishop Emeritus
76.7DiedCharles Daniel WhiteBishop of Spokane, Washington, USA
30 Sep BornFrancisco Carlos da SilvaBishop of Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil
BornJerome FeudjioBishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA
1 Oct74.0AppointedEttore BaranziniArchbishop of Siracusa, Italy
BornVincent Kirabo AmootiBishop of Hoima, Uganda
57.5AppointedFrancesco PennisiBishop of Ragusa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
82.9RetiredFranz TschannPro-Vicar General of Innsbruck, AustriaPro-Vicar Apostolic
2 Oct23.9Ordained PriestEugenio CoreccoPriest of Lugano, SwitzerlandBishop
BornCarlos Alberto dos SantosBishop of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
BornJoseph Mukasa ZuzaBishop of Mzuzu, Malawi
3 Oct BornFrancis Xavier Vira ArpondratanaBishop of Chiang Mai, Thailand
51.9DiedDomenico SavareseBishop of Vallo di Lucania, Italy
45.2Ordained BishopUbaldo Teofano Stella, O.C.D. †Titular Bishop of AntaeopolisVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kuwait
6 Oct BornJean-Claude RembangaBishop Emeritus of Bambari, Central African Republic
53.8DiedJohannes Riegler, M.F.S.C. †Bishop of Lydenburg, South Africa
7 Oct BornClaudio GugerottiCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches
25.3Ordained PriestRené Pierre Louis Joseph SéjournéPriest of Angers, FranceBishop Emeritus of Saint-Flour, France
8 Oct43.2Ordained BishopJacques-Eugène-Louis MénagerTitular Bishop of Antiochia ParvaArchbishop Emeritus of Reims, France
9 Oct79.7DiedTheodor InnitzerCardinal, Archbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
10 Oct25.6Ordained PriestGiorgio ZurPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
11 Oct BornLuis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M.Archbishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
16.7ProfessedFrancesco Pio Tamburrino, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictArchbishop Emeritus of Foggia-Bovino, Italy
BornMatteo Maria ZuppiCardinal, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy
12 Oct26.4Ordained PriestDarius Nggawa, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop Emeritus of Larantuka, Indonesia
52.2Ordained BishopLadislau Paz, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of Amathus in PalaestinaBishop Emeritus of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
15 Oct79.0DiedSerafín María Armora y GonzálezBishop of Ciudad Victoria-Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, México
BornFrancisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S. †Auxiliary Bishop of México, Federal District
16 Oct34.6Ordained BishopAntony PadiyaraBishop of Ootacamund, IndiaCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), India
44.1AppointedSebastian ValloppillyBishop of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), IndiaBishop Emeritus
17 Oct51.6DiedAgostino Ernesto Castrillo, O.F.M. †Bishop of San Marco e Bisignano, Italy
18 Oct21.8ProfessedLuca Brandolini, C.M.Member of Congregation of the MissionBishop Emeritus of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo, Italy
72.4AppointedEvasio ColliArchbishop (Personal Title) of Parma (-Fontevivo), ItalyBishop
BornPlínio José Luz da SilvaBishop of Picos, Piaui, Brazil
44.3Ordained BishopEladio Vicuña AránguizBishop of Chillán, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
19 Oct30.0Ordained PriestThomas KhamphanPriest of Paksé, LaosVicar Apostolic Emeritus
21 Oct BornJohn Saw GawdyBishop of Taungngu, Myanmar
23 Oct BornHyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P.N.Bishop of Bomadi, Nigeria
64.6Ordained BishopPietro ParenteArchbishop of Perugia, ItalyCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
40.0Ordained BishopAltino Ribeiro de SantanaBishop of Sá da Bandeira, AngolaBishop of Beira, Mozambique
44.3InstalledEladio Vicuña AránguizBishop of Chillán, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
24 Oct66.7AppointedEfrem ForniApostolic Nuncio to LuxembourgCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
41.5Ordained BishopEpifanio Surban BelmonteBishop of Dumaguete, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
25 Oct96.0DiedMichael FogartyBishop of Killaloe, Ireland
52.5SucceededJoseph RodgersBishop of Killaloe, Ireland
26 Oct53.6AppointedJoseph Thomas McGuckenCoadjutor Bishop of Sacramento, California, USAArchbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, California, USA
43.2Ordained BishopJohn Joseph RaffertyTitular Bishop of PharanAuxiliary Bishop of Perth, Australia
28 Oct42.0Ordained BishopLuis Alfredo Carvajal RosalesTitular Bishop of CoptusBishop Emeritus of Portoviejo (Porto Vecchio), Ecuador
78.8AppointedAuguste-Siméon Colas, M.E.P. †Titular Archbishop of Arcadiopolis in EuropaArchbishop Emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
78.8RetiredAuguste-Siméon Colas, M.E.P. †Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
49.7Ordained BishopGiovanni MocelliniBishop of Comacchio, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Adria, Italy
29 Oct57.1InstalledSilvino MartínezBishop of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, ArgentinaBishop of Rosario, Argentina
30 Oct54.9InstalledJosé André CoimbraBishop of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
36.6Ordained BishopEdmundo Luís KunzTitular Bishop of Ptolemais in PhoeniciaAuxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
23.7Ordained PriestOlavio López Duque, O.A.R. †Priest of Order of Augustinian RecollectsVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Casanare, Colombia
22.7Ordained PriestJavier Lozano BarragánPriest of México, Federal DistrictCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
47.7Ordained BishopLaurent MorinTitular Bishop of ArsamosataBishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
24.0Ordained PriestAlfonso Humberto Robles CotaPriestBishop Emeritus of Tepic, Nayarit, México
31 Oct55.3AppointedBernardus Johannes AlfrinkArchbishop of Utrecht, NetherlandsCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
BornRoberto CampiottiBishop of Volterra, Italy
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