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The Year of Our Lord 1961

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar48.1AppointedGabriel BukatkoCoadjutor Archbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), SerbiaArchbishop Emeritus
48.1AppointedGabriel BukatkoTitular Archbishop of MocissusArchbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
3 Mar71.5DiedJohn Collins, S.M.A. †Apostolic Internuncio to Liberia
5 Mar BornGregory John BittmanEdmontonAuxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
43.1Ordained BishopMarcelo González MartínBishop of Astorga, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
74.2DiedJoseph Oscar Julien, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nyassa, MalawiVicar Apostolic
6 Mar57.0Ordained BishopGaston-Marie JacquierTitular Bishop of SufasarAuxiliary Bishop of Alger, Algeria
50.8Ordained BishopFrançois-Louis-Marie KervèadouBishop of Saint-Brieuc (-Tréguier), FranceBishop Emeritus
78.6DiedMarcello MimmiCardinal, Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation
46.7Ordained BishopValentino VailatiBishop of San Severo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Manfredonia-Vieste, Italy
7 Mar53.3SelectedGabriel Abou-SaadaTitular BishopPatriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine
46.2Ordained BishopThomas Patrick Collins, M.M. †Titular Bishop of SufetulaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Pando, Bolivia
75.2AppointedAntonio Farage (Faraj)Titular Archbishop of Damiata dei Greco-MelkitiPatriarchal Vicar Emeritus of Egypt and Sudan (Melkite Greek)
50.8SelectedAugustin FarahBishop of Tripoli del Libano (Melkite Greek)Archbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
53.6Ordained BishopTheodorus Gerardus Antonius HendriksenTitular Bishop of EumeniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands
51.0AppointedPius Kerketta, S.J. †Archbishop of Ranchi, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
9 Mar45.3AppointedAlbert-Georges-Yves MalboisAuxiliary Bishop of Versailles, FranceBishop Emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
45.3AppointedAlbert-Georges-Yves MalboisTitular Bishop of AltavaBishop Emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
10 Mar55.4AppointedGeorge Bernard Flahiff, C.S.B. †Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
53.8AppointedHenry Joseph SoennekerBishop of Owensboro, Kentucky, USABishop Emeritus
12 Mar37.7Ordained BishopEnrique A. Angelelli CarlettiTitular Bishop of LystraBishop of La Rioja, Argentina
48.1Ordained BishopPeter Han Kong-ryelTitular Bishop of SagalassusArchbishop of Kwangju, Korea (South)
Born Francisco José Villas-Boas Senra de Faria CoelhoMaputo, MozambiqueAuxiliary Bishop of Braga, Portugal
14 Mar67.6AppointedCarlo ConfalonieriSecretary of the Sacred Consistorial CongregationCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
16 Mar67.7AppointedEduardo Pedro Martínez y Dalmau, C.P. †Titular Bishop of TheuziBishop Emeritus of Cienfuegos, Cuba
67.7ResignedEduardo Pedro Martínez y Dalmau, C.P. †Bishop of Cienfuegos, CubaBishop Emeritus
72.3AppointedAgostino SabaArchbishop of Sassari, Italy
18 Mar24.1Ordained PriestAudrys Juozas BačkisPriest of Kaunas, LithuaniaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Vilnius, Lithuania
24.7Ordained PriestFrancis Baldacchino, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Malindi, Kenya
25.6Ordained PriestFortunato BaldelliPriest of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, ItalyCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
25.0Ordained PriestFrancesco CanaliniPriestApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Switzerland
26.4Ordained PriestFernando R. CapallaPriest of Jaro, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Davao, Philippines
29.3Ordained PriestNicholas Cheong Jin-SukPriest of Seoul, Korea (South)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
26.3Ordained PriestJesús María de Jesús MoyaPriestBishop Emeritus of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
32.5Ordained PriestGeorge Kinzie FitzsimonsPriest of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Salina, Kansas, USA
25.5Ordained PriestJacques Jean Edmond Georges GaillotPriestTitular Bishop of Parthenia
40.0AppointedJosé GomesBishop of Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil
26.1Ordained PriestOnesimo Cadiz GordoncilloPriest of Dumaguete, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Capiz, Philippines
44.6AppointedWilliam Zephyrine GomesAuxiliary Bishop of Bombay, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Poona, India
44.6AppointedWilliam Zephyrine GomesTitular Bishop of ParlaisBishop Emeritus of Poona, India
22.6Ordained DeaconJózef KowalczykDeacon of Warmia (Ermland), PolandArchbishop of Gniezno, Poland
24.4Ordained PriestNicolás de Jesús López RodríguezPriest of La Vega, Dominican RepublicCardinal, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
25.2Ordained PriestSincero Barcenilla LuceroPriestBishop Emeritus of Calbayog, Philippines
23.1Ordained PriestRaul José Quimpo MartirezPriestBishop Emeritus of San Jose de Antique, Philippines
BornMarek MendykGluszycaAuxiliary Bishop of Legnica, Poland
25.5Ordained PriestVelasio De Paolis, C.S.Priest of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles BorromeoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
23.1Ordained PriestPaolo RomeoPriest of Acireale, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Palermo, Italy
52.0InstalledCirilo Polidoro Van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Illapel, ChilePrelate Emeritus
25.5Ordained PriestPaul Albert ZipfelPriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
19 Mar27.9Ordained PriestRamón Búa OteroPriestBishop Emeritus of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño, Spain
66.3Ordained BishopEmmanuel DaddiBishop of Mossul (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop
BornTitus Joseph MdoeLushotoAuxiliary Bishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
47.9Ordained BishopVittorio MoiettaBishop of Nicastro, Italy
23.8Ordained PriestAntonio Napoletano, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop Emeritus of Sessa Aurunca, Italy
28.2Ordained PriestJoseph Niangoran TekyPriestBishop Emeritus of Man, Côte d’Ivoire
23.3Ordained PriestChristian Vicente F. NoelPriestBishop of Talibon, Philippines
38.3Ordained BishopAbdul-Ahad SanaBishop of Alquoch (Chaldean), IraqBishop Emeritus
20 Mar42.5AppointedMiguel González IbarraBishop of Autlán, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México
80.3RetiredJoseph Gotthardt, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Windhoek, NamibiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
BornĐuro HranićVinkovciArchbishop of Ðakovo-Osijek, Croatia
48.2SucceededRudolf Johannes Maria Koppmann, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Windhoek, NamibiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Windhoek, Namibia
41.1AppointedCarlos Quintero ArceBishop of Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Hermosillo, Sonora, México
21 Mar57.5ResignedJoseph Arregui y Yparaguirre, O.P. †Prefect of Kaohsiung, TaiwanPrefect Emeritus
42.0AppointedMarie-Jean-Baptiste-Hippolyte Berlier, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Niamey, NigerBishop Emeritus
38.7AppointedJoseph Cheng Tien-Siang, O.P. †Bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
48.8AppointedJohn Baptist Gobbato, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Taunggyi, MyanmarBishop Emeritus
50.2AppointedStanislaus LokuangBishop of Tainan, TaiwanArchbishop Emeritus of Taipei, Taiwan
67.8ResignedConstant Quillard, C.SS.R. †Prefect of Niamey, NigerPrefect Emeritus
43.2AppointedSebastian U Shwe YaukBishop of Toungoo, Myanmar
50.0AppointedPetrus Pao-Zin TouBishop of Hsinchu, TaiwanBishop Emeritus
22 Mar50.4InstalledJohn Joseph KrolArchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
23 Mar BornJorge Solórzano PérezSan Andrés de la PalancaBishop of Granada, Nicaragua
25 Mar25.5Ordained PriestFrancesco MarinelliPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy
25.6Ordained PriestBenigno Luigi Papa, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinArchbishop Emeritus of Taranto, Italy
39.3AppointedWalfrido Teixeira VieiraAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil
39.3AppointedWalfrido Teixeira VieiraTitular Bishop of LarandaBishop Emeritus of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil
53.1DiedJoseph Wan Tsu-ChangBishop of Hengyang [Hengchow], China
26 Mar72.7DiedCarlos Duarte CostaBishop Emeritus of Botucatu, Brazil
25.8Ordained PriestLuis María Estrada Paetau, O.P. †Priest of Order of Friars PreachersVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Izabal, Guatemala
62.0AppointedGiuseppe Antonio FerrettoCardinal-Bishop of Sabina e Poggio MirtetoCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
27 Mar BornMarcelo Daniel ColomboBuenos AiresBishop of La Rioja, Argentina
28 Mar76.2DiedCesar Marie GuerreroBishop Emeritus of San Fernando, Philippines
29 Mar50.4AppointedGiuseppe BonfigioliBishop of Nicotera e Tropea, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
59.8AppointedGuglielmo BosettiBishop of Fidenza, Italy
BornMieczysław MokrzyckiMajdan Lukawiecki, PolandArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
30 Mar69.0DiedJosé Weimann, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
31 Mar68.9DiedGiuseppe Maria Palatucci, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Campagna, Italy
91.4AppointedOctave-Louis PasquetTitular Bishop of ErizaBishop Emeritus of Sées, France
91.4RetiredOctave-Louis PasquetBishop of Sées, FranceBishop Emeritus
63.9AppointedAndré-Jean-Baptiste PiogerBishop of Sées, FranceBishop Emeritus
3 Apr BornRicardo Lingan BaccayTuguegaraoAuxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
45.4Ordained BishopVittorio CecchiBishop of Fossombrone, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
65.2DiedJacques Pessers, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Atambua, Indonesia
29.3Ordained PriestRené Lucien PicandetPriestBishop of Orléans, France
4 Apr BornJosé Bonello, O.F.M.Xaghra, MaltaBishop of Juticalpa, Honduras
48.2AppointedGabriel BukatkoApostolic Administrator of Križevci (Kreutz) (Križevci), CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
BornJose PuthenveettilEdappallyAuxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
5 Apr58.5AppointedAlfredo Antonio Francisco Müller y San MartínBishop of Cienfuegos, CubaBishop Emeritus of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, Cuba
7 Apr BornAthanasius Schneider, O.R.C.TokmakAuxiliary Bishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan
BornMarek SolczyńskiStawiszyn, PolandApostolic Nuncio to Georgia
8 Apr42.5AppointedCiro Alfonso Gómez SerranoBishop of Girardot, ColombiaBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
9 Apr43.0AppointedFrançois AbrahaBishop of Asmara (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop Emeritus
29.1Ordained PriestJoseph Henry GandaPriest of Freetown and Bo, Sierra LeoneArchbishop Emeritus of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone
52.1Ordained BishopLuis Francisco Irizar Salazar, O.C.D. †Titular Bishop of PhilaeVicar Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia
25.1Ordained PriestFélix Lázaro Martinez, Sch. P.Priest of Order of the Pious SchoolsBishop of Ponce, Puerto Rico
37.6Ordained BishopGennaro Maria Prata Vuolo, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of HadrianiaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
46.9Ordained BishopZenone Albino Testa, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of TinistaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Asmara, Ethiopia
41.6Ordained BishopVictor João Herman José Tielbeek, SS.CC. †Titular Bishop of Tipasa in NumidiaBishop of Formosa, Goias, Brazil
30.8Ordained PriestAndré WoukingPriest of Bafoussam, CameroonArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
57.0AppointedAsrate Mariam YemmeruArchbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaArchbishop Emeritus
10 Apr68.6AppointedAlfonso María ButelerArchbishop of Mendoza, Argentina
59.4AppointedFélix GuillerTitular Bishop of Antiochia ad MaeandrumBishop Emeritus of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), France
59.4ResignedFélix GuillerBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), FranceBishop Emeritus
66.1AppointedFrancisco VicentínArchbishop of Corrientes, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
11 Apr54.1InstalledJoseph Mark McSheaBishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
BornCharles Coleman ThompsonLouisvilleBishop of Evansville, Indiana, USA
13 Apr BornAdam BałabuchŚwidnicaAuxiliary Bishop of Świdnica, Poland
26.4Ordained PriestJan PurwinskiPriestBishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
14 Apr BornGaston Kashala Ruwezi, S.D.B.LubumbashiBishop of Sakania-Kipushi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
71.8DiedMario ToccabelliArchbishop of Siena, Italy
15 Apr27.8Ordained PriestMichael AugustinePriest of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
55.1Ordained BishopMichel-Louis VialTitular Bishop of AgnusBishop Emeritus of Nantes, France
16 Apr63.7Ordained BishopGabriel Acacius Coussa, B.A. †Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in Syria dei Greco-MelkitiCardinal, Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
33.5Ordained BishopMario Renato Cornejo RadaveroTitular Bishop of SanavusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lima, Peru
18 Apr40.2AppointedAngelo Cuniberti, I.M.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Florencia, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
40.2AppointedAngelo Cuniberti, I.M.C. †Titular Bishop of Arsinoë in CyproVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Florencia, Colombia
39.9AppointedCaesar GatimuAuxiliary Bishop of Nyeri, KenyaBishop
39.9AppointedCaesar GatimuTitular Bishop of Abila in PalaestinaBishop of Nyeri, Kenya
38.3AppointedLouis Nganga a NdzandoAuxiliary Bishop of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
38.3AppointedLouis Nganga a NdzandoTitular Bishop of AthyraBishop Emeritus of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
41.8AppointedPlacidus Gervasius Nkalanga, O.S.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Bukoba, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
41.8AppointedPlacidus Gervasius Nkalanga, O.S.B.Titular Bishop of BalburaBishop Emeritus of Bukoba, Tanzania
BornJose PandarasseryEttumanoorAuxiliary Bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India
22 Apr45.4Ordained BishopAlbert-Georges-Yves MalboisTitular Bishop of AltavaBishop Emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
23 Apr BornDominic KimengichKituroBishop of Lodwar, Kenya
46.8Ordained BishopKarmelo ZazinovićTitular Bishop of LebessusBishop Emeritus of Krk (Veglia), Croatia
24 Apr57.2AppointedGiuseppe AlmiciAuxiliary Bishop of Brescia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Alessandria (della Paglia), Italy
57.2AppointedGiuseppe AlmiciTitular Bishop of ArcadiaBishop Emeritus of Alessandria (della Paglia), Italy
BornJosé Miguel Gómez RodríguezBogotáBishop of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
81.2DiedCésar Angel Vigiani, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Chaco, Bolivia
25 Apr57.2Ordained BishopFernand-Pierre-Robert Bézac des MartiniesTitular Bishop of Metropolis in AsiaBishop Emeritus of Aire et Dax, France
53.1InstalledLeo Christopher ByrneCoadjutor Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, USACoadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
58.7Ordained BishopMario GhigaBishop of Ampurias e Tempio, Italy
54.5Ordained BishopCharles Alexander GrantTitular Bishop of AlindaBishop Emeritus of Northampton, England, Great Britain
40.9AppointedJan MazurAuxiliary Bishop of Lublin, PolandBishop Emeritus of Siedlce, Poland
40.9AppointedJan MazurTitular Bishop of BladiaBishop Emeritus of Siedlce, Poland
30.4Ordained PriestManuel Duran MorenoPriest of Los Angeles, California, USABishop Emeritus of Tucson, Arizona, USA
62.5Ordained BishopCharles Quentin Bertram Olwell, C.P. †Titular Bishop of ThabracaPrelate Emeritus of Marbel, Philippines
26.0Ordained PriestJustin Francis RigaliPriest of Los Angeles, California, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
42.4Ordained BishopQuirino Adolfo Schmitz, O.F.M. †Bishop of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
26 Apr53.9Ordained BishopHenry Joseph SoennekerBishop of Owensboro, Kentucky, USABishop Emeritus
28 Apr53.4ConfirmedGabriel Abou-SaadaTitular Bishop of Caesarea in Palaestina dei Greco-MelkitiPatriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine
51.0ConfirmedAugustin FarahBishop of Tripoli del Libano (Melkite Greek)Archbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
59.6AppointedCorrado MingoArchbishop of Monreale, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
29 Apr68.6DiedGeorges-Louis-Camille DebrayBishop of Meaux, France
30 Apr35.5Ordained BishopLuis Sánchez-Moreno LiraTitular Bishop of NilopolisArchbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
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