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The Year of Our Lord 1957

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar BornDaniel JodoinGranbyBishop of Bathurst in Canada, New Brunswick
58.2AppointedThomas ReisBishop of Zaku (Chaldean), Iraq
3 Mar BornPeter Joseph JugisCharlotteBishop of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BornWilliam Pascal KikotiIhumboBishop of Mpanda, Tanzania
25.3Ordained PriestMiguel Gatan PuruggananPriestBishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines
23.1Ordained PriestGiovanni Battista RePriest of Brescia, ItalyCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops
4 Mar BornEsteban María Laxague, S.D.B.Coronel PringlesBishop of Viedma, Argentina
5 Mar85.9DiedRafael Afanador y CadenaBishop Emeritus of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
7 Mar34.3AppointedJohn Kodwo AmissahAuxiliary Bishop of Cape Coast, GhanaArchbishop
34.3AppointedJohn Kodwo AmissahTitular Bishop of BencennaArchbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana
46.9AppointedFernando Gomes dos SantosArchbishop of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
49.3AppointedAntônio de Mendonça MonteiroBishop of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
8 Mar62.9ResignedXavier Geeraerts, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
43.3SucceededLouis Van Steene, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
9 Mar45.5AppointedGeorge Joseph BiskupAuxiliary Bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
45.5AppointedGeorge Joseph BiskupTitular Bishop of HemeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
10 Mar BornFernando Natalio Chomalí GaribSantiago de ChileArchbishop of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
68.0DiedHenri-Aimé-Anatole Prunier, M.E.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Salem, India
11 Mar49.5AppointedCarmelo CanzonieriAuxiliary Bishop of Messina, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Caltagirone, Italy
49.5AppointedCarmelo CanzonieriTitular Bishop of Caesarea in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Caltagirone, Italy
12 Mar44.2InstalledGérard CouturierBishop of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Hauterive, Québec, Canada
54.4AppointedAurelio SignoraPrelate of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, ItalyPrelate Emeritus
54.4AppointedAurelio SignoraTitular Bishop of NicosiaPrelate Emeritus of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy
13 Mar48.5AppointedAntonio María AguirreBishop of San Isidro, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
45.1AppointedJuan Carlos AramburuArchbishop of Tucumán, ArgentinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Buenos Aires, Argentina
36.3AppointedAntônio Batista FragosoAuxiliary Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Crateús, Ceara, Brazil
36.3AppointedAntônio Batista FragosoTitular Bishop of UcresBishop Emeritus of Crateús, Ceara, Brazil
48.9AppointedFilemón CastellanoBishop of Lomas de Zamora, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
46.0AppointedJorge Ramón ChalupBishop of Gualeguaychú, Argentina
48.9AppointedAlberto Deane, C.P. †Bishop of Villa María, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedGerminiano EsortoArchbishop of Bahía Blanca, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
44.5AppointedAgustín Adolfo HerreraBishop of Nueve de Julio, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Argentina
48.5AppointedJorge Kémérer, S.V.D. †Bishop of Posadas, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
41.3AppointedJorge MayerBishop of Santa Rosa, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
49.3AppointedCarlos Mariano Pérez Eslava, S.D.B. †Bishop of Comodoro Rivadavia, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Salta, Argentina
52.8AppointedMiguel Raspanti, S.D.B. †Bishop of Morón, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
57.5AppointedEnrique RauBishop of Mar del Plata, Argentina
14 Mar49.3AppointedFrancesco BrustiaBishop of Andria, ItalyBishop of Mondovi, Italy
39.4AppointedJosé Joaquim GonçalvesAuxiliary Bishop of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, Brazil
39.4AppointedJosé Joaquim GonçalvesTitular Bishop of TanisBishop Emeritus of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, Brazil
72.1AppointedCesar Marie GuerreroTitular Bishop of Thuburbo MinusBishop Emeritus of San Fernando, Philippines
72.1ResignedCesar Marie GuerreroBishop of San Fernando, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
BornFlorentino Galang LavariasSanta InesBishop of Iba, Philippines
15 Mar45.5AppointedEmilio Cinense y AberaBishop of San Fernando, PhilippinesArchbishop of San Fernando, Philippines
68.4AppointedAlain-Sébastien Le Breton, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of SalonaBishop Emeritus of Toamasina, Madagascar
68.4ResignedAlain-Sébastien Le Breton, S.M.M. †Bishop of Toamasina, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
16 Mar24.1Ordained PriestRoberto AmadeiPriest of Bergamo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
25.1Ordained PriestFlavio Roberto Carraro, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Verona, Italy
23.3Ordained PriestEdward Kevin DalyPriestBishop Emeritus of Derry, Ireland
22.9Ordained PriestMiguel Irizar Campos, C.P.Priest of Congregation of the PassionBishop Emeritus of Callao, Peru
22.8Ordained PriestFrancesco MonterisiPriest of Trani e Barletta (e Nazareth e Bisceglie), ItalyCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
53.9AppointedFrancesco RicceriPrelate of Santa Lucia del Mela, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Trapani, Italy
53.9AppointedFrancesco RicceriTitular Bishop of CoelaBishop Emeritus of Trapani, Italy
25.2Ordained PriestJosé Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
28.6Ordained PriestJohn Steven SatterthwaitePriest of Armidale, AustraliaBishop Emeritus of Lismore, Australia
17 Mar23.3Ordained PriestPietro BrolloPriest of Udine, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
57.3AppointedArturo Duque VillegasBishop of Ibagué, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Manizales, Colombia
52.9Ordained BishopCarlos Guillermo Hartl de Laufen, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of Stratonicea in CariaVicar Apostolic of Araucanía, Chile
84.1AppointedPedro María Rodríguez AndradeTitular Archbishop of BrysisBishop Emeritus of Ibagué, Colombia
84.1RetiredPedro María Rodríguez AndradeBishop of Ibagué, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
46.7Ordained BishopFrancesco SpaneddaBishop of Bosa, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Oristano, Italy
18 Mar31.0Ordained PriestEnrique San Pedro, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Brownsville, Texas, USA
38.2AppointedAlberto Uribe UrdanetaBishop of Sonsón, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Cali, Colombia
19 Mar33.0Ordained PriestPeter Takaaki HirayamaPriest of Fukuoka, JapanBishop Emeritus of Oita, Japan
42.0Ordained BishopMarcello MorganteBishop of Ascoli Piceno, ItalyBishop Emeritus
51.3Ordained BishopGiuseppe OlivottiTitular Bishop of SamosAuxiliary Bishop of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
26.8Ordained PriestLawrence Sabatini, C.S.Priest of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles BorromeoBishop Emeritus of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
49.6Ordained BishopSecundo TagliabueBishop of Anglona-Tursi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
35.8Ordained BishopRaúl Zambrano CamaderTitular Bishop of RisiniumBishop of Facatativá, Colombia
22 Mar78.1DiedAntônio Manoel Pereira RibeiroBishop of Funchal, Portugal
51.0AppointedOrazio SemeraroBishop of Cariati, ItalyCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Brindisi, Italy
23 Mar46.9Ordained BishopJean-Marie-Gaëtan Ogez, M. Afr. †Bishop of Mbarara, UgandaBishop Emeritus
24 Mar40.7InstalledJaime Luiz CoelhoBishop of Maringá, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Maringá, Parana, Brazil
25 Mar43.6InstalledJulius August DöpfnerBishop of Berlin, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
57.7Ordained BishopJustin James Field, O.P. †Bishop of Saint George’s in Grenada, Grenada, Antilles
26.8Ordained PriestEdward FrancisPriestBishop Emeritus of Sivagangai, India
61.8Ordained BishopVincent Ignatius Kennally, S.J. †Titular Bishop of SassuraVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Caroline and Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)
27 Mar56.4DiedGerhard Franz (Franziskus) DemannBishop of Osnabrück, Germany
56.4Ordained BishopGerhard Franz (Franziskus) DemannBishop of Osnabrück, Germany
62.3DiedRene FontenelleTitular Bishop of Theudalis
29 Mar53.5AppointedThéophile Albert Cadoux, M.S.C. †Prefect of Kaolack, SenegalBishop Emeritus of Kaolack, Senegal
30 Mar45.6AppointedJohn AhernBishop of Cloyne, IrelandBishop Emeritus
31 Mar44.7Ordained BishopGuillermo BolattiTitular Bishop of LimataArchbishop of Rosario, Argentina
BornFranco CoppolaMaglie, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic
53.6Ordained BishopSeverino Mariano de AguiarBishop of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.0Ordained BishopFrancisco Maria da SilvaTitular Bishop of TelmissusArchbishop of Braga, Portugal
1 Apr66.2AppointedThomas Hughes, S.M.A. †Titular Bishop of LatopolisBishop Emeritus of Ondo, Nigeria
66.2ResignedThomas Hughes, S.M.A. †Bishop of Ondo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
2 Apr72.7DiedAdolfo Maria Astudillo MoralesApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Los Ríos, Ecuador
BornPascal Michel Ghislain DelannoyComines, BelgiumBishop of Saint-Denis, France
3 Apr52.9AppointedFélix César da Cunha Vasconcellos, O.F.M. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, BrazilArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
52.9AppointedFélix César da Cunha Vasconcellos, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of VerissaArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
BornMariusz LeszczyńskiHoryniec ZdrójAuxiliary Bishop of Zamość-Lubaczów, Poland
39.0AppointedGregório WarmelingBishop of Joinville, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
4 Apr73.0AppointedBl. Giacomo Alberione, S.S.P. †Superior General of Society of St. PaulSuperior General Emeritus
23.6Ordained PriestJosé Fernández ArteagaPriest of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Chihuahua, México
5 Apr BornSebastian AdayanthrathVaikomAuxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
42.5AppointedJames Vincent CaseyAuxiliary Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, USAArchbishop of Denver, Colorado, USA
42.5AppointedJames Vincent CaseyTitular Bishop of CitiumArchbishop of Denver, Colorado, USA
44.0AppointedJosé dos Santos Garcia, S.M.P. †Bishop of Porto Amélia, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
6 Apr25.0Ordained PriestAntonio Juan Baseotto, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Argentina, Military
76.8DiedSalvatore Del BeneBishop of Telese o Cerreto Sannita, Italy
24.5Ordained PriestJoannes Baptist Matthijs GijsenPriestBishop Emeritus of Reykjavik, Iceland
24.1Ordained PriestWalter KasperPriest of Rottenburg, GermanyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
23.5Ordained PriestGonzalo López Marañon, O.C.D.Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesVicar Apostolic Emeritus of San Miguel de Sucumbíos, Ecuador
28.9IncardinatedAlfred John MarkiewiczPriest of Rockville Centre, New York, USABishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
31.8Ordained PriestFrancis MichaelappaPriestBishop of Mysore, India
25.8Ordained PriestEdward Joseph O’DonnellPriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
7 Apr BornSanctus Lino WanokAtyak-YamoBishop of Nebbi, Uganda
8 Apr52.6SucceededJosé María Bueno y MonrealArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
76.3DiedPedro Segura y SáenzCardinal, Archbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
9 Apr BornPaulo Roberto BelotoAdamantinaBishop of Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
45.4AppointedAlmir Marques FerreiraAuxiliary Bishop of Sorocaba, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
45.4AppointedAlmir Marques FerreiraTitular Bishop of ArindelaBishop Emeritus of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
58.3AppointedManuel de Jesús Serrano AbadArchbishop of Cuenca, Ecuador
12 Apr46.2AppointedGérard Bertrand, M. Afr. †Bishop of Navrongo, GhanaBishop Emeritus
47.2AppointedRené-Jean-Prosper-Bruno BoudonBishop of Mende, FranceBishop Emeritus
49.0AppointedGabriel Champagne, M. Afr. †Bishop of Tamale, GhanaBishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedJean Fryns, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
46.8AppointedJean Fryns, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of AriassusBishop of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
47.6AppointedHenri Alfred Bernardin Hoffmann, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Djibouti
35.0AppointedIgnacio María de Orbegozo y GoicoecheaPrelate of Yauyos, PeruBishop of Chiclayo, Peru
13 Apr BornGerardo de Jesús Rojas LópezTeocalticheBishop of Tabasco, México
29.0Ordained PriestRicardo Antonio Suriñach CarrerasPriest of Ponce, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
16 Apr56.8AppointedBernard Jan AlfrinkArchbishop of Netherlands, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands
BornJán Čapla, S.D.B.Bratislava, SlovakiaSuperior Emeritus of Baku, Azerbaijan
26.1Ordained PriestWilliam Leonard D’MelloPriestBishop Emeritus of Karwar, India
57.0SelectedJoseph HaslerBishop of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
55.9AppointedWalter Philip KellenbergBishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USABishop Emeritus
64.3AppointedBryan Joseph McEntegartBishop of Brooklyn, New York, USABishop Emeritus
17 Apr BornMarc Marie Max AilletParakou, BeninBishop of Bayonne (-Lescar e Oloron), France
41.1AppointedGlennon Patrick FlavinAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
41.1AppointedGlennon Patrick FlavinTitular Bishop of IoanninaBishop Emeritus of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
86.9DiedPompeo GhezziBishop Emeritus of Sansepolcro (Borgo San Sepolcro), Italy
66.2DiedThomas Hughes, S.M.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Ondo, Nigeria
18 Apr57.0ConfirmedJoseph HaslerBishop of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
21 Apr27.9Ordained PriestGeorges Edmond Robert GilsonPriest of Paris, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Sens (-Auxerre), France
29.9Ordained PriestHubert Louis Marie Félix MichonPriest of Rabat, MoroccoArchbishop Emeritus
22 Apr85.3DiedGabriel-Roch de LlobetArchbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France
62.7SucceededJoseph-Martin UrtasunArchbishop of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
24 Apr45.7Ordained BishopGeorge Joseph BiskupTitular Bishop of HemeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
42.6Ordained BishopJames Vincent CaseyTitular Bishop of CitiumArchbishop of Denver, Colorado, USA
BornJoseph Gontrand Décoste, S.J.Saint Jean du SudBishop of Jérémie, Haïti
63.4DiedMariano Vega MestreBishop of Mondoñedo, Spain
25 Apr55.0Ordained BishopAntonin Fishta, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AmyzonApostolic Administrator of Pult, Albania
54.5Ordained BishopAurelio SignoraTitular Bishop of NicosiaPrelate Emeritus of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy
34.7AppointedAugusto Trujillo ArangoAuxiliary Bishop of Manizales, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Colombia
34.7AppointedAugusto Trujillo ArangoTitular Bishop of NisyrusArchbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Colombia
28 Apr66.4Ordained BishopValeriano Ludovico Arroyo Paniego, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of GomphiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Requena, Peru
27.8Ordained PriestLajos BálintPriest of Alba Iulia, RomaniaArchbishop Emeritus of Alba Iulia, Romania
23.8Ordained PriestJosé Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm.Priest of Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelArchbishop Emeritus of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
25.9Ordained PriestAndrea Gemma, F.D.P.Priest of Sons of Divine ProvidenceBishop Emeritus of Isernia-Venafro, Italy
42.1InstalledMarcello MorganteBishop of Ascoli Piceno, ItalyBishop Emeritus
44.1Ordained BishopJoão José da Mota e AlbuquerqueBishop of Afogados da Ingazeira, Pernambuco, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil
24.1Ordained PriestHenryk Józef MuszyńskiPriest of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Gniezno, Poland
54.0Ordained BishopFrancesco RicceriTitular Bishop of CoelaBishop Emeritus of Trapani, Italy
47.5Ordained BishopJacinto Vásquez OchoaBishop of Espinal, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
29 Apr46.6AppointedTeodulfo Sabugal DomingoBishop of Tuguegarao, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Tuguegarao, Philippines
59.0AppointedJerônimo MazzarottoAuxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
59.0AppointedJerônimo MazzarottoTitular Bishop of Arsinoë in ArcadiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
BornNéstor Montesdeoca Becerra, S.D.B.El PanVicar Apostolic of Méndez, Ecuador
47.7AppointedJoão Batista da Mota e AlbuquerqueBishop of Espírito Santo, BrazilArchbishop of Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
30 Apr30.3Ordained PriestMori Julien-Marie SidibéPriestBishop of Ségou, Mali
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