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The Year of Our Lord 1963

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar37.4AppointedLeonello Berti, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Luang Prabang, Laos
39.7AppointedDennis Vincent Durning, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Arusha, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
46.1AppointedDominic Ignatius EkandemBishop of Ikot Ekpene, NigeriaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria
52.5AppointedJohannes Höhne, M.S.C. †Vicar Apostolic of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaArchbishop of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
52.5AppointedJohannes Höhne, M.S.C. †Titular Bishop of UrimaArchbishop of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
55.5AppointedEduard MacheinerAuxiliary Bishop of Salzburg, AustriaArchbishop
55.5AppointedEduard MacheinerTitular Bishop of SeliaArchbishop of Salzburg, Austria
BornPeter Ebere OkpalekeAmesiBishop of Ahiara, Nigeria
39.9AppointedIgnacio Prieto Vega, I.E.M.E. †Bishop of Wankie, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus of Hwange, Zimbabwe
65.3AppointedAndré-Jean Vérineux, M.E.P. †Apostolic Administrator of Hwalien, TaiwanBishop of Yingkou [Yingkow], China
2 Mar84.0DiedEgisto Domenico MelchioriBishop of Tortona, Italy
87.0AppointedJosip SrebrničArchbishop (Personal Title) of Krk (Veglia), CroatiaBishop
56.3AppointedGennaro VerolinoSecretary of the Congregation of CeremoniesPresident Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology
3 Mar74.3DiedAlphonse Bossart, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
36.0Ordained BishopJosé Lamartine SoaresTitular Bishop of FussalaArchbishop of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
45.7InstalledAlfonso Pedro Torres Farías, O.P. †Bishop of Catamarca, Argentina
4 Mar47.0AppointedEnrique Alvear UrrutiaAuxiliary Bishop of Talca, ChileBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
47.0AppointedEnrique Alvear UrrutiaTitular Bishop of ColumnataBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
7 Mar39.5InstalledMoisés Julio BlanchoudBishop of Río Cuarto, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Salta, Argentina
92.7AppointedAngelo PainoTitular Archbishop of SerraeArchbishop Emeritus of Messina, Italy
92.7RetiredAngelo PainoArchbishop of Messina, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
8 Mar40.5AppointedMariano Gaviola y GarcésBishop of Cabanatuan, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines
44.8AppointedJesus J. SisonBishop of Tarlac, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
9 Mar24.7Ordained PriestSalvatore BoccaccioPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyBishop of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy
27.3Ordained PriestPetr EsterkaPriest of Brno, Czech RepublicAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
31.1Ordained PriestJoseph Faber MacDonaldPriest of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
24.3Ordained PriestGiuseppe Moretti, B.Priest of Clerics Regular of St. PaulSuperior of Afghanistan
75.9AppointedGiuseppe RossiTitular Bishop of Palmyra
22.7Ordained PriestMichael SmithPriest of Meath, IrelandBishop
10 Mar71.5DiedDomenico BornigiaBishop of Sansepolcro (Borgo San Sepolcro), Italy
55.1Ordained BishopPompeu de Sá Leão y Seabra, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Malanje, Angola
BornAbdallah Elias Zaidan, M.L.Qusayba - MetnBishop of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles (Maronite), California, USA
11 Mar BornPaul Kariuki NjiruKathunguriBishop of Embu, Kenya
55.6DiedLawrence Frederik SchottAuxiliary Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
12 Mar67.1Ordained BishopIldefonso Rea, O.S.B. †Titular Bishop of CoroneAbbot Emeritus of Montecassino, Italy
13 Mar58.8AppointedBernardino N. Mazzarella, O.F.M. †Bishop of Comayagua, Honduras
45.2AppointedHeinrich TheissingAuxiliary Bishop of Berlin, GermanyApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Schwerin, Germany
45.2AppointedHeinrich TheissingTitular Bishop of MinaApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Schwerin, Germany
15 Mar67.4Ordained BishopPaul Nguyen-Ðình NhiênTitular Bishop of GisipaCoadjutor Bishop of Vinh, Viet Nam
17 Mar33.0Ordained PriestGuy Étienne Germain Gaucher, O.C.D. †PriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
19 Mar57.3Ordained BishopClemente Carranza y LópezBishop of Esteli, Nicaragua
BornMarcel DamphousseSaint JosephBishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
29.1Ordained PriestAloísio Hilário de Pinho, F.D.P.Priest of Sons of Divine ProvidenceBishop Emeritus of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
51.8Ordained BishopAntonio D’ErchiaTitular Bishop of PodaliaBishop Emeritus of Conversano-Monopoli, Italy
89.2DiedAdalbero Joseph (Michael) Fleischer, C.M.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Mariannhill, South Africa
42.2Ordained BishopJosé Guadalupe Padilla LozanoBishop of Veracruz, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
50.1Ordained BishopMarcello RosinaTitular Bishop of AezaniBishop Emeritus of Civita Castellana (, Orte, Gallese, Nepi e Sutri), Italy
20 Mar BornStephan AckermannMayenBishop of Trier, Germany
83.2DiedManuel Arteaga y BetancourtCardinal, Archbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba
61.0SucceededEvelio Díaz y CíaArchbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaArchbishop Emeritus
21 Mar47.5ResignedEduardo Tomás Boza MasvidalAuxiliary Bishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, CubaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
47.5AppointedAntonio CunialBishop of Lucera, ItalyBishop of Vittorio Veneto, Italy
41.0AppointedSalvatore NicolosiBishop of Lipari, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Noto, Italy
23 Mar61.1ResignedDavid MathewVicar Apostolic of Great Britain, MilitaryVicar Apostolic Emeritus
56.1AppointedFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauTitular Bishop of Colonia in CappadociaBishop Emeritus of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France
56.1ResignedFrançois Xavier Arthur Florent MorilleauBishop of La Rochelle (-Saintes), FranceBishop Emeritus
27.1Ordained PriestAlbert Jean-Marie RouetPriest of Paris, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Poitiers, France
24 Mar44.6Ordained BishopJosé María Carrizo VillarrealBishop of Chitré, PanamaBishop Emeritus
50.9Ordained BishopAlessandro Maria GottardiArchbishop of Trento, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
42.9Ordained BishopJohn Willem Nicolaysen Gran, O.C.S.O. †Titular Bishop of RaphiaBishop Emeritus of Oslo, Norway
45.0Ordained BishopCipriano Biyehima KihangireTitular Bishop of MauraBishop Emeritus of Gulu, Uganda
47.0Ordained BishopKazimierz Jan MajdańskiTitular Bishop of ZorolusBishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
46.4Ordained BishopFélix Niza RibeiroBishop of Tete, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus of João Belo, Mozambique
25 Mar30.2Ordained PriestJoseph AkichiPriestBishop of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire
59.0SucceededFernand-Pierre-Robert Bézac des MartiniesBishop of Aire et Dax, FranceBishop Emeritus
55.4Ordained BishopEnrique Bolaños QuesadaTitular Bishop of AndropolisBishop Emeritus of Alajuela, Costa Rica
47.8Ordained BishopAnthony de SaramTitular Bishop of TacapaeBishop of Galle, Sri Lanka
23.9Ordained DeaconStanisław DziwiszDeacon of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop
55.6Ordained BishopIgnacio Lehonor ArroyoBishop of Tuxpan, Veracruz, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
81.0DiedClément Joseph MathieuBishop of Aire et Dax, France
25.4Ordained PriestRobert Mikhail MoskalPriest of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Saint Josaphat in Parma (Ukrainian), USA
50.8Ordained BishopGeorge Henry SpeltzTitular Bishop of ClaneusBishop Emeritus of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
29 Mar34.2Ordained PriestOscar Julio Alzamora Revoredo, S. M. †Priest of Society of MaryBishop Emeritus of Tacna y Moquegua, Peru
30 Mar26.2Ordained PriestProspero Nale ArellanoPriestPrelate Emeritus of Libmanan, Philippines
24.4Ordained PriestAntonio Buenafe, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordAuxiliary Bishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines
29.3Ordained PriestJohn of the Cross Chang-yikPriestBishop Emeritus of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South)
25.0Ordained PriestVittorino Girardi Stellin, M.C.C.I.Priest of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of JesusBishop of Tilarán-Liberia, Costa Rica
28.6Ordained PriestRobert Joseph HermannPriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.7Ordained PriestMichael Hughes KennyPriestBishop of Juneau, Alaska, USA
24.3Ordained PriestLeonardo Yuzon MedrosoPriest of Palo, PhilippinesBishop of Tagbilaran, Philippines
28.8Ordained PriestPaolo Mietto, C.S.I.Priest of Congregation of Saint JosephVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Napo, Ecuador
24.8Ordained PriestAnthony Joseph O’ConnellPriest of Jefferson City, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus of Palm Beach, Florida, USA
BornJaroslav Pryriz, C.SS.R.LastivkaBishop of Sambir-Drohobych (Ukrainian), Ukraine
44.7Ordained BishopAndré RoussetTitular Bishop of VagaBishop Emeritus of Pontoise, France
24.6Ordained PriestJuan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillo, C.I.M.Priest of Congregation of Jesus and MaryArchbishop Emeritus of Cali, Colombia
26.0Ordained PriestGeraldo João Paulo Roger VerdierPriest of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil
24.0Ordained PriestRamon B. VillenaPriestBishop of Bayombong, Philippines
25.4Ordained PriestDaniel Francis WalshPriest of San Francisco, California, USABishop Emeritus of Santa Rosa in California, USA
31 Mar60.6DiedMario GhigaBishop of Ampurias e Tempio, Italy
1 Apr49.9DiedVittorio MoiettaBishop of Nicastro, Italy
68.1DiedLaurent Sahag Koguian (Kogy), C.M.Vd. †Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Armenian), Lebanon
4 Apr46.8AppointedAltivo Pacheco RibeiroBishop of Barra do Piraí, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil
5 Apr62.4AppointedRichard Cleire, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of TadamataBishop Emeritus of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
62.4ResignedRichard Cleire, M. Afr. †Bishop of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
61.9AppointedNoël MalaBishop of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
67.1AppointedHenri Martin Mekkelholt, S.C.I. †Titular Bishop of DausaraBishop Emeritus of Palembang, Indonesia
67.1ResignedHenri Martin Mekkelholt, S.C.I. †Bishop of Palembang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Palembang, Indonesia
36.8AppointedLucien Monsi-AgbokaBishop of Abomey, BeninBishop Emeritus
43.8AppointedPaul Joseph Pham Ðình TungBishop of Bac Ninh, Viet NamCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Hà Nôi, Viet Nam
41.0SucceededJoseph Hubertus Soudant, S.C.I. †Bishop of Palembang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Palembang, Indonesia
7 Apr62.4AppointedFlorentino Armas Lerena, O.A.R. †Prelate of Chota, PeruPrelate Emeritus
23.2Ordained PriestDiego CauseroPriest of Udine, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
60.5Ordained BishopJože PogacnikTitular Bishop of Irenopolis in IsauriaArchbishop Emeritus of Ljubljana, Slovenia
8 Apr73.9AppointedHilaire Marie Vermeiren, M.S.C. †Titular Archbishop of PedachtoëArchbishop Emeritus of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
73.9RetiredHilaire Marie Vermeiren, M.S.C. †Archbishop of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
10 Apr65.5SucceededAlejandro SchellBishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
11 Apr68.6DiedJosef FreundorferBishop of Augsburg, Germany
BornHenrique Soares da CostaPenedoBishop of Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil
12 Apr BornMarcellin RandriamamonjySandrandahyBishop of Fenoarivo Atsinanana, Madagascar
14 Apr25.1Ordained PriestLuis Robles DíazPriest of Autlán, Jalisco, MéxicoVice President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
27.2Ordained PriestThomas Thiruthalil, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionBishop Emeritus of Balasore, India
15 Apr51.6Ordained BishopJan PietraszkoTitular Bishop of TurrisblandaAuxiliary Bishop of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
16 Apr40.6AppointedLuis Aponte MartínezCoadjutor Bishop of Ponce, Puerto RicoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico
54.9AppointedFilemón CastellanoTitular Bishop of Hadrianopolis in PisidiaBishop Emeritus of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
54.9ResignedFilemón CastellanoBishop of Lomas de Zamora, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
47.6AppointedLawrence Michael De FalcoBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
53.6AppointedJohn Louis MorkovskyCoadjutor Bishop of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
53.6AppointedJohn Louis MorkovskyTitular Bishop of TigavaBishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
BornÄgidius Johann ZsifkovicsGüssingBishop of Eisenstadt, Austria
17 Apr58.8AppointedFranco CostaBishop of Crema, ItalyBishop Emeritus
18 Apr78.4DiedRaffaele De GiuliBishop of Albenga, Italy
43.5AppointedAugustine Eugene Hornyak, O.S.B.M. †Apostolic Exarch of England and Wales {Inghilterra e Galles} (Ukrainian), Great BritainApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Great Britain (Ukrainian)
BornOdelir José Magri, M.C.C.I.Campo ErêBishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil
19 Apr28.0Ordained PriestJoseph Mohsen BécharaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
35.5Ordained BishopEmmanuel III (Emmanuel-Karim) DellyTitular Bishop of Palaeopolis in AsiaCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
21 Apr47.2Ordained BishopEnrique Alvear UrrutiaTitular Bishop of ColumnataBishop Emeritus of San Felipe, Chile
28.5Ordained PriestMiguel Mykycej, F.D.P.Priest of Sons of Divine ProvidenceBishop Emeritus of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian), Argentina
41.1Ordained BishopSalvatore NicolosiBishop of Lipari, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Noto, Italy
59.8AppointedFrancesco RossiBishop of Tortona, ItalyBishop Emeritus
76.0Ordained BishopGiuseppe RossiTitular Bishop of Palmyra
48.1Ordained BishopWaclaw SkomoruchaTitular Bishop of ZoaraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Siedlce, Poland
23 Apr61.6AppointedRamón Munita EyzaguirreTitular Bishop of Maximiana in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
61.6ResignedRamón Munita EyzaguirreBishop of San Felipe, ChileBishop Emeritus of Puerto Montt, Chile
24 Apr53.9SucceededJean-Julien-Robert MouissetBishop of Nice, FranceBishop Emeritus
89.5DiedPaul-Jules-Narcisse RémondBishop of Nice, France
25 Apr45.1AppointedNivaldo MonteAuxiliary Bishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
45.1AppointedNivaldo MonteTitular Bishop of EluzaArchbishop Emeritus of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
50.5Ordained BishopBernardo José Nolker, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Paranaguá, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
26 Apr58.4DiedJohann Werner Lesinski, O.P. †Bishop of Changting [Tingchow], China
27 Apr59.5AppointedArturo Mery BeckdorfCoadjutor Archbishop of La Serena, ChileBishop Emeritus of Valdivia, Chile
68.6AppointedAlfredo Silva SantiagoTitular Archbishop of Petra in PalaestinaArchbishop Emeritus of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
68.6ResignedAlfredo Silva SantiagoArchbishop of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), ChileArchbishop Emeritus
28 Apr55.5Ordained BishopOwen McCoy, M. Afr. †Bishop of Oyo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
40.1Ordained BishopIgnacio Prieto Vega, I.E.M.E. †Bishop of Wankie, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus of Hwange, Zimbabwe
47.2AppointedMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Coadjutor Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
47.2AppointedMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Titular Bishop of Diocletianopolis in ThraciaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
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