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The Year of Our Lord 1956

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown38.7AppointedDomenico BartolucciOfficial of the Roman Curia - OtherCardinal, Official Emeritus
70.4ResignedFrançois Faroud, S.M.A. †Prefect of Parakou, BeninPrefect Emeritus
DiedFrancesco Font Garcia, I.E.M.E. †Prefect of Wankie, Zimbabwe
64.1ResignedGiuseppe FrancioliniCoadjutor Bishop of Arezzo, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Cortona, Italy
46.6AppointedJosé Armando Gutiérrez GranierAuxiliary Bishop of La Paz, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
36.2ProfessedAugustine Eugene Hornyak, O.S.B.M. †Priest of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus of Great Britain (Ukrainian)
83.4DiedFrancis Liu-Chiu-wen (Liou King wen)Bishop Emeritus of Fenyang [Fenyang], China
61.2AppointedMartin Lucas, S.V.D. †Official of the Secretariat of StateApostolic Delegate Emeritus to Scandinavia
DiedGraziano Martínez, C.M. †Prefect of Arauca, Colombia
45.1AppointedUrban Eugen McGarry, T.O.R. †Prefect of Bhagalpur, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Bhagalpur, India
1 Jan59.4AppointedJoseph Calasanz Fließer (Fliesser)Titular Bishop of BindaBishop Emeritus of Linz, Austria
59.4ResignedJoseph Calasanz Fließer (Fliesser)Bishop of Linz, AustriaBishop Emeritus
BornDmytro (Bohdan) Hryhorak, O.S.B.M.Ivano-FrankivskBishop of Buchach {Bučač} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
BornAlmachius Vincent RweyongezaBushagara-KamachumuBishop of Kayanga, Tanzania
51.1SucceededFranz Sales ZaunerBishop of Linz, AustriaBishop Emeritus
3 Jan81.6DiedAluigi CossioBishop Emeritus of Recanati, Italy
BornMartin MunyanyiBikitaBishop Emeritus of Gweru, Zimbabwe
4 Jan76.3DiedErnesto de LaurentiisBishop of Ischia, Italy
50.2AppointedMartino (Attiliius Mars Dominique) GiustiPrefect of the Vatican Secret ArchivesPrefect Emeritus
6 Jan60.1Ordained BishopCelestino Miguel Fernández Pérez, O.F.M. †Bishop of San Marcos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
45.0Ordained BishopCostantino Cristiano Luna Pianegonda, O.F.M. †Bishop of Zacapa, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
40.7Ordained BishopLuis Manresa Formosa, S.J. †Bishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
35.0Ordained PriestPio Yukwan DengPriest of Malakal, SudanBishop of Malakal, South Sudan
8 Jan BornAnsgar PuffMönchengladbachAuxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
44.4Ordained BishopSebastian ValloppillyBishop of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
10 Jan51.4AppointedLuís Victor SartoriCoadjutor Bishop of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop
51.4AppointedLuís Victor SartoriTitular Bishop of CelerinaBishop of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
11 Jan81.4DiedAugustine KandathilArchbishop of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabarese), India
12 Jan42.4AppointedAlfonso Tóriz CobiánBishop of Chilapa, Guerrero, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Querétaro, México
14 Jan BornVictor LyngdohWahlangBishop of Nongstoin, India
15 Jan42.1Ordained BishopLouis Van Steene, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of BennefaArchbishop Emeritus of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
16 Jan BornMarcelo Arturo González AmadorPlacetasBishop of Santa Clara, Cuba
18 Jan64.0DiedMattias Eder, O.S.F.S. †Prefect Emeritus of Great Namaqualand, Namibia
61.8Ordained BishopBernard Patrick WallBishop of Brentwood, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
20 Jan51.1SucceededArmando FaresArchbishop of Catanzaro, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
88.3DiedGiovanni FiorentiniArchbishop of Catanzaro, Italy
22 Jan BornEduardo Horacio GarcíaBuenos AiresAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
42.4Ordained BishopNarciso Jubany ArnauTitular Bishop of Orthosias in PhoeniciaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
59.8AppointedCesar Antonio Mosquera CorralArchbishop of Guayaquil, EcuadorArchbishop Emeritus
23 Jan54.6AppointedVittorio LongoAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
54.6AppointedVittorio LongoTitular Bishop of LorymaAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
BornAdolfo Zon Pereira, S.X.Orense, SpainCoadjutor Bishop of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil
24 Jan BornVincent de Paul Kwanga NjubuBudiBishop of Manono, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
25 Jan63.1Ordained BishopPhilip Joseph FurlongTitular Bishop of AraxaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
27 Jan BornRamón Castro CastroTeocuitatlán de CoronaBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
28 Jan66.1AppointedRobert Stephen Dehler, C. R. †Titular Bishop of ClazomenaeVicar Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles
66.1AppointedRobert Stephen Dehler, C. R. †Vicar Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles
29 Jan41.4Ordained BishopYouhanna Nueir, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of PhatanusBishop Emeritus of Assiut {Lycopolis} (Coptic), Egypt
31 Jan56.4AppointedGiuseppe ZaffonatoArchbishop of Udine, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
1 Feb83.2DiedAntônio José dos Santos, C.M. †Bishop of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 Feb48.9AppointedGiuseppe PaupiniTitular Archbishop of Sebastopolis in AbasgiaCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
48.9AppointedGiuseppe PaupiniApostolic Internuncio to IranCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
47.4Ordained BishopEustace John Smith, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Apamea CibotusVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Beirut {Bairut}, Lebanon
50.5IncardinatedHans Urs von BalthasarPriest of Chur, Switzerland
3 Feb BornDavid John MalloyMilwaukeeBishop of Rockford, Illinois, USA
4 Feb25.8Ordained PriestWilliam Edwin FranklinPriest of Dubuque, Iowa, USABishop Emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, USA
54.7AppointedJoseph WendelBishop of Germany, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
7 Feb56.1Ordained BishopPierre Khuât-Vañ-TaoTitular Bishop of CaralliaBishop of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
52.7AppointedMarius ParéAuxiliary Bishop of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
52.7AppointedMarius ParéTitular Bishop of AegaeBishop Emeritus of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada
8 Feb BornAugustinus Kim Jong SooTaehung-dongAuxiliary Bishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
50.8Ordained BishopStephen Aloysius LevenTitular Bishop of BureBishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas, USA
9 Feb BornBejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I.TuitalBishop of Sylhet, Bangladesh
74.7DiedLuis María Martínez y RodríguezArchbishop of México, Federal District
10 Feb BornMaroun AmmarHajé, LebanonAuxiliary Bishop of Joubbé, Sarba e Jounieh (Maronite), Lebanon
11 Feb42.3AppointedHeinrich ForerAuxiliary Bishop of Trento, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bolzano-Bressanone {Bozen-Brixen}, Italy
42.3AppointedHeinrich ForerTitular Bishop of MemphisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bolzano-Bressanone {Bozen-Brixen}, Italy
53.8SucceededJosé Lázaro Neves, C.M. †Bishop of Assis, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
46.1AppointedFidel Mario Tubino MongilardiAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
46.1AppointedFidel Mario Tubino MongilardiTitular Bishop of CernitzaAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
12 Feb45.5Ordained BishopClaude Rolland, M.S. †Bishop of Antsirabé, Madagascar
15 Feb74.5DiedRichard Joseph FitzgeraldBishop of Gibraltar
71.4DiedAntonio MantieroBishop of Treviso, Italy
76.6AppointedJean-Marcel RodiéTitular Bishop of Cynopolis in ArcadiaBishop Emeritus of Agen, France
76.6RetiredJean-Marcel RodiéBishop of Agen, FranceBishop Emeritus
16 Feb BornJoseph Anthony ZziwaMubendeBishop of Kiyinda-Mityana, Uganda
17 Feb BornNorberto do AmaralAinaroBishop of Maliana, Timor-Leste
18 Feb56.1AppointedJoão Crisóstomo Gomes de AlmeidaAuxiliary Bishop of Viseu, PortugalAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.1AppointedJoão Crisóstomo Gomes de AlmeidaTitular Bishop of IerafiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Viseu, Portugal
BornJoão Evangelista Pimentel LavradorSeixo de MiraAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
22 Feb42.7Ordained BishopFrancis Anthony MarroccoTitular Bishop of LimnaeBishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
46.5Ordained BishopJohn Louis MorkovskyTitular Bishop of HieronBishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
54.8AppointedLuigi RinaldiBishop of San Marco e Bisignano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
23 Feb73.3DiedEdward John Galvin, S.S.C.M.E. †Bishop of Hanyang [Hanyang], China
BornJózef Piotr KupnyDabrówka WielkaArchbishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
BornPierre-Célestin Tshitoko MambaKolweziBishop of Luebo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
24 Feb42.8AppointedOtàvio Barbosa AguiarBishop of Campina Grande, Paraiba, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, Brazil
59.8AppointedBiagio d’AgostinoBishop of Vallo di Lucania, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornJoseph Chusak SirisutBang Nok KwekBishop of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
25 Feb36.7AppointedErnesto Corripio y AhumadaBishop of Ciudad Victoria-Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, MéxicoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
31.0Ordained PriestNarbal da Costa StencelPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
25.6Ordained PriestThadeu Gomes CanellasPriest of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
26.1Ordained PriestAffonso Felippe GregoryPriestBishop Emeritus of Imperatriz, Maranho, Brazil
23.7Ordained PriestPatrick Francis Sheehan, O.S.A. †Priest of Order of St. AugustineBishop Emeritus of Kano, Nigeria
24.9Ordained PriestPatrick Joseph WalshPriestBishop Emeritus of Down and Connor, Ireland
24.5Ordained PriestThomas A. WhitePriest of Ossory, IrelandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)
43.0Ordained BishopMatija ZvekanovicTitular Bishop of BurcaBishop Emeritus of Subotica, Serbia
26 Feb42.2Ordained BishopThomas MongoTitular Bishop of BotrianaBishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
49.0Ordained BishopGiuseppe PaupiniTitular Archbishop of Sebastopolis in AbasgiaCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
27 Feb71.4DiedAlfred-Jean Guyomard, O.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
28 Feb91.6DiedAntoni Wladyslaw SzlagowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
29 Feb47.1AppointedDominic Romuald Basil Athaide, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop of Agra, India
55.6AppointedJean Marie Etrillard, S.M.A. †Bishop of Daloa, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire
47.9AppointedJoseph Bartholomew Evangelisti, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop (Personal Title) of Meerut, IndiaBishop Emeritus
50.6AppointedRichard Lester Guilly, S.J. †Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
73.2AppointedDavid Francis Hickey, S.J. †Bishop of Belize, BelizeBishop Emeritus
56.4AppointedAlfred Aimé Léon Marie, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
60.3AppointedJohn Joseph McEleney, S.J. †Bishop of Kingston, Jamaica, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
35.1AppointedGeorge Hamilton Pearce, S.M.Vicar Apostolic of Archipelago of the Navigators {Arcipelago dei Navigatori}, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus of Suva, Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)
35.1AppointedGeorge Hamilton Pearce, S.M.Titular Bishop of Attalea in PamphyliaArchbishop Emeritus of Suva, Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)
54.3AppointedGustave-André-Ferdinand Raballand, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, CambodiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.3AppointedGustave-André-Ferdinand Raballand, M.E.P. †Titular Bishop of EgugaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
48.0AppointedAnton Reiterer, M.C.C.I. †Bishop of Lydenburg, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Lydenburg-Witbank, South Africa
39.0AppointedDieudonné YougbaréBishop of Koupéla, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
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