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The Year of Our Lord 1959

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownDiedPedro Pablo Andrade Sanchez, O.F.M. †Prefect of Galápagos, Ecuador
46.9AppointedPavol BrezanóczyApostolic Administrator of Eger, HungaryArchbishop
58.8AppointedGaetano Briani, F.S.C.J. †Superior General of Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusSuperior General Emeritus of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
AppointedRupert Hillerich, O.F.M. Conv. †Prefect of Solwezi, Zambia
AppointedMichael a Iesu, O.SS.T. †Minister General of Order of the Most Holy TrinityMinister General Emeritus
BornSamuel KledaGolompuyArchbishop of Douala, Cameroon
60.7AppointedSándor Klempa, O. Praem. †Apostolic Administrator of Veszprém, HungaryApostolic Administrator Emeritus
61.2ResignedThaddée Anselme Le Huu Tu, O. Cist. †Vicar Apostolic of Phát Diêm, Viet NamVicar Apostolic Emeritus
42.1AppointedMiguel Antonio Medina y MedinaAuxiliary Bishop of Medellín, ColombiaBishop of Montería, Colombia
ResignedManuel Moncayo, O.F.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Zamora, EcuadorApostolic Administrator Emeritus
80.3DiedIvan RomanoffVicar Apostolic of Sofia e Plovdiv, Bulgaria
DiedClément Sirgue, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Moundou, Chad
45.0DiedGilberto TapiaFormer Bishop-Elect of Guaranda, Ecuador
25.0Ordained PriestPaul Tep Im SothaPriest of Phnom-Penh, CambodiaPrefect of Battambang, Cambodia
49.7AppointedGiacomo TestaPresident of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Roman Curia
72.5AppointedGustavo TestaOfficial of the Roman Curia - OtherCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
55.6AppointedBl. Vasyl Vsevolod Velychkovsky, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
86.2DiedFrancis Xavier Wang Zepu (Tse-pu)Bishop Emeritus of Wanxian [Wanhsien], China
1 Jan BornMichael Didi Adgum MangoriaEngothBishop of El Obeid, Sudan
53.3AppointedBenedetto FalcucciTitular Archbishop of PreslavusBishop Emeritus of Penne e Pescara, Italy
53.3ResignedBenedetto FalcucciBishop of Penne e Pescara, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornHubertus LetengTagaBishop of Ruteng, Indonesia
2 Jan BornJosafá Menezes da SilvaSalinas da MargaridaBishop of Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil
BornPrudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M.LubuaganVicar Apostolic of Tabuk, Philippines
BornLuis Fernando Ramos PérezSantiagoAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile
4 Jan BornGerard Paul BergieHamiltonBishop of Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
48.1Ordained BishopDemetrio Mansilla ReoyoTitular Bishop of ErythraeBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
5 Jan34.1ProfessedAngelo Maria Rivato, S.J. †Priest of Society of JesusBishop Emeritus of Ponta de Pedras, Para, Brazil
6 Jan44.9Ordained BishopRaphaël Bayan, I.C.P.B. †Titular Bishop of TauaBishop Emeritus of Iskanderiya {Alexandria} (Armenian), Egypt
39.5Ordained BishopJosé Gabriel Calderón ContrerasTitular Bishop of VictorianaBishop Emeritus of Cartago, Colombia
54.6DiedJoão Batista Portocarrero CostaCoadjutor Archbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
7 Jan BornSantiago OliveraBuenos AiresBishop of Cruz del Eje, Argentina
BornMarcel Utembi TapaLumaArchbishop of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
8 Jan44.4AppointedAlfonso NiehuesCoadjutor Bishop of Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
44.4AppointedAlfonso NiehuesTitular Bishop of Euroea in EpiroArchbishop Emeritus of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
46.5AppointedManuel Tavares de AraújoBishop of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBishop Emeritus
10 Jan36.9AppointedNevin William Hayes, O. Carm. †Prelate of Sicuani, PeruAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
11 Jan25.0Ordained PriestJosé Ignacio Alemany Grau, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru
24.1Ordained PriestRafael Arcadio Bernal Supelano, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
22.2Ordained PriestWalter Pérez VillamontePriestBishop Emeritus of Potosí, Bolivia
13 Jan57.3DiedHenri-Alexandre ChappouliéBishop of Angers, France
38.4AppointedJohn Neil CullinaneAuxiliary Bishop of Canberra (and Goulburn), AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
38.4AppointedJohn Neil CullinaneTitular Bishop of FlumenzerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
38.9AppointedJohn Jobst, S.A.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western AustraliaBishop Emeritus of Broome, Australia
38.9AppointedJohn Jobst, S.A.C. †Titular Bishop of PitanaeBishop Emeritus of Broome, Australia
14 Jan29.9Ordained PriestVitalis Djebarus, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Denpasar, Indonesia
16 Jan72.7DiedMichele FontevecchiaBishop Emeritus of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo, Italy
BornGiovane Pereira de MeloSalinasBishop of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil
17 Jan BornAndrés Arteaga ManieuSantiago de ChileAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile
66.5AppointedFelipe Benito Condurú PachecoTitular Bishop of DecorianaBishop Emeritus of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil
66.5ResignedFelipe Benito Condurú PachecoBishop of Parnaíba, Piaui, BrazilBishop Emeritus
18 Jan80.6DiedTheodor Buddenbrock, S.V.D. †Archbishop of Lanzhou [Lanchow], China
27.3Ordained PriestIsak DoeraPriestBishop Emeritus of Sintang, Indonesia
49.3Ordained BishopLech KaczmarekTitular Bishop of AliaBishop of Gdańsk, Poland
25.5Ordained PriestAlphonse U Than AungPriest of Mandalay, MyanmarArchbishop Emeritus
19 Jan34.4AppointedSerafim Fernandes de AraújoAuxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
34.4AppointedSerafim Fernandes de AraújoTitular Bishop of VerinopolisCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
20 Jan BornAlfred AgyentaWiaghaBishop of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana
40.2AppointedEstanislao Alcaraz y FigueroaBishop of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Morelia, Michoacán, México
59.9AppointedGiuseppe Antonio FerrettoSecretary of the Roman Curia - OtherCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
BornKrzysztof Kukulka, O.F.M. Conv.Jaworzyna Slaska, PolandSuperior Emeritus of Uzbekistan
BornEduardo Pinheiro da Silva, S.D.B.LinsAuxiliary Bishop of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
21 Jan BornMiguel Romano GómezEl Paso, TX, USAAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
22 Jan BornThierry Marie ScherrerVersaillesBishop of Laval, France
23 Jan52.9AppointedJohn William Comber, M.M. †Titular Bishop of ForatianaSuperior General Emeritus of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
49.5AppointedJohn Joseph WrightBishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USACardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
24 Jan50.0AppointedPaul Bui Chu TaoVicar Apostolic of Phát Diêm, Viet NamBishop Emeritus of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
50.0AppointedPaul Bui Chu TaoTitular Bishop of NumidaBishop Emeritus of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
63.8AppointedGiovanni PanicoApostolic Nuncio to PortugalCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
38.7AppointedAlberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P. †Prefect of Canelos, EcuadorBishop Emeritus of Loja, Ecuador
25 Jan BornAlejandro Daniel GiorgiBuenos AiresAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
58.3Ordained BishopJosé del Pilar Quezada ValdézBishop of Acapulco, Guerrero, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
47.0Ordained BishopWaclaw WyciskTitular Bishop of Caesarea in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, Poland
26 Jan52.4AppointedPieter Jan Antoon MoorsBishop of Roermond, NetherlandsBishop Emeritus
27 Jan48.1AppointedJulius AngerhausenAuxiliary Bishop of Essen, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.1AppointedJulius AngerhausenTitular Bishop of EminentianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Essen, Germany
28 Jan68.0DiedMario BondiniBishop of Bertinoro, Italy
74.3DiedJosé María González y ValenciaArchbishop of Durango, México
29 Jan49.2AppointedSante PortalupiApostolic Nuncio to NicaraguaApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
49.2AppointedSante PortalupiApostolic Nuncio to HondurasApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
27.2Ordained PriestLawrence Thienchai SamanchitPriest of Chantaburi, ThailandBishop Emeritus of Chanthaburi, Thailand
30 Jan BornMarco Eugênio Galrão Leite de AlmeidaAracajuAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
31 Jan BornSebastião Bandeira CoêlhoRiaçãoBishop of Coroatá, Maranho, Brazil
70.0AppointedGiuseppe BeltramiApostolic Internuncio to NetherlandsCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus
47.1AppointedOscar de OliveiraCoadjutor Archbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
47.1AppointedOscar de OliveiraTitular Archbishop of RhoinaArchbishop Emeritus of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
1 Feb BornKuriakose BharanikulangaraKarippasseryBishop of Faridabad (Syro-Malabarese), India
38.3Ordained PriestPierre-Jean Trân Xuân HapPriest of Vinh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
2 Feb19.4ProfessedEustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop of Asunción, Paraguay
52.1Ordained BishopJan CzerniakTitular Bishop of EudociaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Gniezno, Poland
29.4Ordained PriestJohannes DybaPriest of Köln {Cologne}, GermanyBishop of Fulda, Germany
49.4AppointedManuel Fernández-Conde y García del RebollarBishop of Córdoba, Spain
55.8InstalledFrancisco Gallego PérezBishop of Cali, Colombia
BornGilbert Armea GarceraMagarao, Camarines SurBishop of Daet, Philippines
61.6AppointedJames Joseph GerrardAuxiliary Bishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.6AppointedJames Joseph GerrardTitular Bishop of FormaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
26.2Ordained PriestFranz GravePriest of Essen, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
27.9Ordained PriestBienvenido Solon TudtudPriestPrelate of Marawi, Philippines
3 Feb44.8AppointedMarcelo Mendiharat PommiesCoadjutor Bishop of Salto, UruguayBishop Emeritus
44.8AppointedMarcelo Mendiharat PommiesTitular Bishop of ZertaBishop Emeritus of Salto, Uruguay
47.8AppointedGermán Villa Gaviria, C.I.M. †Bishop of Barranquilla, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Barranquilla, Colombia
4 Feb BornLucius Hre KungHnaringBishop of Hakha, Myanmar
5 Feb51.9AppointedRaymond D’MelloBishop of Mangalore, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Allahabad, India
54.8AppointedAlbert Vincent D’SouzaAuxiliary Bishop of Mysore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
54.8AppointedAlbert Vincent D’SouzaTitular Bishop of SemneaArchbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
BornOttavio Vitale, R.C.J.Grottaglie, ItalyBishop of Lezhë {Lesh, Alessio}, Albania
6 Feb50.0AppointedIgnacio Arbulú PinedaBishop of Huánuco, Peru
55.2AppointedCarlos Alberto Arce MasíasBishop of Piura, Peru
56.2AppointedAlberto Maria Dettmann y Aragón, O.P. †Bishop of Ica, PeruBishop Emeritus
BornJoseph-Marie-Edouard de Metz-NoblatCherbourgBishop of Langres, France
40.6AppointedAlfonso Sánchez TinocoBishop of Papantla, Puebla, México
8 Feb46.9Ordained BishopRichard Finn, S.M.A. †Bishop of Ibadan, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
BornClaudio ManiagoFirenzeBishop of Castellaneta, Italy
53.8Ordained BishopJerzy ModzelewskiTitular Bishop of DaoniumAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
10 Feb49.4SucceededAndrea PangrazioBishop of Livorno, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Porto e Santa Rufina, Italy
82.7DiedGiovanni PiccioniBishop of Livorno, Italy
75.4DiedGeorge Weld, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of British Guiana, Guyana, Antilles
12 Feb38.2AppointedMichael Kien SamophithakVicar Apostolic of Thare, ThailandArchbishop Emeritus of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand
38.2AppointedMichael Kien SamophithakTitular Bishop of OctabaArchbishop Emeritus of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand
51.1AppointedPierre François Lehaen, S.D.B. †Vicar Apostolic of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
51.1AppointedPierre François Lehaen, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of HyllarimaBishop Emeritus of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
50.8AppointedAngelo Tarantino, F.S.C.J. †Bishop of Arua, UgandaBishop Emeritus
45.6AppointedJosé ThurlerBishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
13 Feb74.8DiedAmbroise Leblanc, O.F.M. †Prefect Emeritus of Urawa, Japan
14 Feb BornNicholas Gilbert Erskine HudsonHammersmithAuxiliary Bishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
15 Feb44.7AppointedAntonio IannucciBishop of Penne e Pescara, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne, Italy
25.2Ordained PriestGrégoire III (Loutfi) Laham, B.S.Priest of Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat (Melkite Greek)Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
18 Feb74.3DiedJeremiah KinaneArchbishop of Cashel (-Emly), Ireland
19 Feb BornJuan Maria Florindo Agurto Muñoz, O.S.M.Santiago de ChileBishop of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile
47.1AppointedAnthony Gogo Nwedo, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Umuahia, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
45.5AppointedCristiano Portela de Araújo PenaBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
61.7AppointedAntonio RiberiApostolic Nuncio to IrelandCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
20 Feb42.5AppointedJuan Nicolasora NilmarAuxiliary Bishop of Jaro, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Kalibo, Philippines
42.5AppointedJuan Nicolasora NilmarTitular Bishop of ZaparaBishop Emeritus of Kalibo, Philippines
21 Feb24.6Ordained PriestPatrick CoveneyPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece
27.1Ordained PriestFranz KamphausPriest of Münster, GermanyBishop Emeritus of Limburg, Germany
48.3AppointedJean KarroumBishop of Hassaké (Syrian), SyriaArchbishop of Hassaké-Nisibi (Syrian), Syria
53.5AppointedFranz KönigBishop of Austria, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
25.9Ordained PriestReinhard LettmannPriest of Münster, GermanyBishop Emeritus
35.1Ordained PriestWilliam Jerome McCormackPriest of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.7Ordained PriestPhilip PargeterPriest of Birmingham, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
24.1Ordained PriestWilliam WalshPriestBishop Emeritus of Killaloe, Ireland
22 Feb76.4DiedGustave-Joseph Deswazières, M.E.P. †Bishop of Beihai [Pakhoi], China
49.9Ordained BishopMiguel Garcia FrancoBishop of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
24 Feb46.8Ordained BishopFidel Cortés PérezBishop of Chilapa, Guerrero, México
52.1AppointedJoseph Peter Michael DenningAuxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
52.1AppointedJoseph Peter Michael DenningTitular Bishop of MallusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, New York, USA
53.1AppointedCharles Richard MulrooneyAuxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
53.1AppointedCharles Richard MulrooneyTitular Bishop of ValentinianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, New York, USA
46.1Ordained BishopJaime Antônio Schuck, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AvissaPrelate Emeritus of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil
49.9Ordained BishopDaniel Willem Stuyvenberg, S.M. †Titular Bishop of DionysiasArchbishop Emeritus of Honiara, Solomon Islands
25 Feb49.1AppointedExpedito Eduardo de OliveiraBishop of Patos, Paraiba, Brazil
28 Feb89.7DiedAngelo BartolomasiArchbishop Emeritus of Italy, Military
54.8AppointedLéo BlaisAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
54.8AppointedLéo BlaisTitular Bishop of HieronBishop Emeritus of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
54.8ResignedLéo BlaisBishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
51.0AppointedLaurent MorinBishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
24.9Ordained PriestKarl-Josef RauberPriest of Mainz, GermanyApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Belgium
BornRamón Alberto Rolón GüepsaArboledasBishop of Montería, Colombia
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