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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
3 Apr BornRicardo Lingan BaccayArchbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
45.3Ordained BishopVittorio CecchiBishop of Fossombrone, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
65.1DiedJacques Pessers, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Atambua, Indonesia
BornVictor Hlolo PhalanaBishop of Klerksdorp, South Africa
29.3Ordained PriestRené Lucien PicandetPriestBishop of Orléans, France
4 Apr BornJosé Bonello, O.F.M.Bishop of Juticalpa, Honduras
48.1AppointedGabriel BukatkoApostolic Administrator of Križevci (Kreutz) (Križevci), CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
BornJose PuthenveettilAuxiliary Bishop of Faridabad (Syro-Malabar), 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.Auxiliary Bishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan
BornMarek SolczyńskiApostolic Nuncio to Turkey
8 Apr42.4AppointedCiro Alfonso Gómez SerranoBishop of Girardot, ColombiaBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
9 Apr43.0AppointedFrançois AbrahaBishop of Asmara (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop Emeritus
29.0Ordained PriestJoseph Henry GandaPriest of Freetown and Bo, Sierra LeoneArchbishop Emeritus of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone
52.0Ordained 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 Emeritus of Ponce, Puerto Rico
37.5Ordained BishopGennaro Maria Prata Vuolo, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of HadrianiaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
46.8Ordained 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
BornHeiner Wilmer, S.C.I.Bishop of Hildesheim, Germany
30.8Ordained PriestAndré WoukingPriest of Bafoussam, CameroonArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
57.0AppointedAsrate Mariam YemmeruArchbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaArchbishop Emeritus
10 Apr40.6IncardinatedPedro BoxlerPriest of Concordia, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of Gualeguaychú, Argentina
68.5AppointedAlfonso 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
66.0AppointedFrancisco VicentínArchbishop of Corrientes, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
11 Apr54.1InstalledJoseph Mark McSheaBishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
BornCharles Coleman ThompsonArchbishop of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
13 Apr BornAdam BałabuchAuxiliary Bishop of Świdnica, Poland
BornGeorg BätzingBishop of Limburg, Germany
26.4Ordained PriestJan PurwinskiPriest of Riga, LatviaBishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
14 Apr BornGaston Kashala Ruwezi, S.D.B.Bishop of Sakania-Kipushi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
71.7DiedMario ToccabelliArchbishop of Siena, Italy
15 Apr27.8Ordained PriestSavarinathan Michael AugustinePriest of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
BornTelesphore Bilung, S.V.D.Bishop of Jamshedpur, India
55.0Ordained 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
33.4Ordained BishopMario Renato Cornejo RadaveroTitular Bishop of Sanavus
17 Apr BornVincenzo BuonomoRector Emeritus of the Pontifical Lateran University
18 Apr40.1AppointedAngelo Cuniberti, I.M.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Florencia, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
40.1AppointedAngelo 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
38.2AppointedLouis Nganga a NdzandoAuxiliary Bishop of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
38.2AppointedLouis 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
BornJoseph Pandarasseril (Pandarassery)Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India
20 Apr BornJosé Hamilton de CastroBishop of Almenara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
22 Apr45.4Ordained BishopAlbert-Georges-Yves MalboisTitular Bishop of AltavaBishop Emeritus of Corbeil, France
23 Apr BornDominic KimengichBishop of Eldoret, Kenya
46.7Ordained 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 RodríguezArchbishop of Manizales, Colombia
81.2DiedCésar Ángel Vigiani, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Chaco, Bolivia
25 Apr57.1Ordained BishopFernand-Pierre-Robert Bézac des MartiniesTitular Bishop of Metropolis in AsiaBishop Emeritus of Aire et Dax, France
53.0InstalledLeo 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
24.6First VowsHerbert Nikolaus Lenhof, S.A.C. †Member of Society of the Catholic ApostolateBishop Emeritus of Queenstown, South Africa
40.8AppointedJan MazurAuxiliary Bishop of Lublin, PolandBishop Emeritus of Siedlce, Poland
40.8AppointedJan MazurTitular Bishop of BladiaBishop Emeritus of Siedlce, Poland
48.0InstalledVittorio MoiettaBishop of Nicastro, Italy
30.4Ordained PriestManuel Duran MorenoPriest of Los Angeles, California, USABishop Emeritus of Tucson, Arizona, USA
62.4Ordained 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
50.9ConfirmedAugustin FarahBishop of Tripoli del Libano (Melkite Greek)Archbishop of Zahleh e Furzol (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
59.6AppointedCorrado MingoArchbishop of Monreale, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
29 Apr BornKévork Assadourian, I.C.P.B.Patriarchal Exarch of Damas (Armenian), Syria
68.5DiedGeorges-Louis-Camille DebrayBishop of Meaux, France
30 Apr35.4Ordained BishopLuis Sánchez-Moreno LiraTitular Bishop of NilopolisArchbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
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