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The Year of Our Lord 1966

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar55.6ResignedUbaldo Teofano Stella, O.C.D. †Vicar Apostolic of KuwaitVicar Apostolic Emeritus
2 Mar43.8AppointedRaphaël I BidawidBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Chaldean), LebanonPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
59.5AppointedGabriel GanniCoadjutor Archbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop
59.5AppointedGabriel GanniTitular Archbishop of PessinusArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
22.1ProfessedJohn Ikataere Rarikin, M.S.C. †Member of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusSuperior of Funafuti, Tuvalu, Pacific (Oceania)
45.2AppointedAndré SanaBishop of Amadiyah (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop Emeritus of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
3 Mar75.3DiedAlfonso CastaldoCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
46.0AppointedCarlos Quintero ArceCoadjutor Archbishop of Hermosillo, Sonora, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
46.0AppointedCarlos Quintero ArceTitular Archbishop of ThysdrusArchbishop Emeritus of Hermosillo, Sonora, México
4 Mar60.4AppointedLawrence Bernard Brennan CaseyBishop of Paterson, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
53.6AppointedPeter Leo GeretyCoadjutor Bishop of Portland, Maine, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
53.6AppointedPeter Leo GeretyTitular Bishop of CrepedulaArchbishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
52.3AppointedEdward John HerrmannAuxiliary Bishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USABishop Emeritus of Columbus, Ohio, USA
52.3AppointedEdward John HerrmannTitular Bishop of LamzellaBishop Emeritus of Columbus, Ohio, USA
58.2AppointedJoseph Carroll McCormickBishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
47.9AppointedJoseph Gregory VathAuxiliary Bishop of Mobile-Birmingham, Alabama, USABishop of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
47.9AppointedJoseph Gregory VathTitular Bishop of NovalicianaBishop of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
5 Mar64.3AppointedGabriel-Marie GarroneTitular Archbishop of Turres in NumidiaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture
26.1Ordained PriestOctavio Villegas AguilarPriest of Morelia, Michoacán, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop
6 Mar78.4DiedCharles Francis BuddyBishop of San Diego, California, USA
57.2AppointedJean-Barthélemy-Marie de CambourgBishop of Valence (-Die-Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux), FranceBishop Emeritus
61.0SucceededFrancis James FureyBishop of San Diego, California, USAArchbishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
38.2Ordained BishopJosé Ivo LorscheiterTitular Bishop of TamadaBishop Emeritus of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
50.2Ordained BishopLuigi MaffeoTitular Archbishop of Castellum in NumidiaArchbishop of Italy, Military
44.5Ordained BishopPaul-Marie François Rousset, Ist. del PradoTitular Bishop of UtimmaBishop Emeritus of Saint-Etienne, France
57.8AppointedCharles-Marie-Paul VignancourCoadjutor Archbishop of Bourges, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
57.8AppointedCharles-Marie-Paul VignancourTitular Archbishop of Neapolis in ProconsulariArchbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
7 Mar53.7AppointedFrancis Carroll, S.M.A. †Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to LiberiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Monrovia, Liberia
8 Mar BornZeferino Zeca Martins, S.V.D.CacoloAuxiliary Bishop of Luanda, Angola
9 Mar37.9AppointedJoseph Louis BernardinAuxiliary Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USACardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
37.9AppointedJoseph Louis BernardinTitular Bishop of LuguraCardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
50.2Ordained BishopThomas Ambrose TschoepeBishop of San Angelo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Dallas, Texas, USA
52.7DiedJoannes Antonius Eduardus van DodewaardBishop of Haarlem, Netherlands
10 Mar74.1DiedAlfonso Maria Corrado Ferroni, O.F.M. †Bishop of Laohekou [Laohokow], China
12 Mar26.0Ordained PriestAlejandro Goic KarmelicPriest of Punta Arenas, ChileBishop of Rancagua, Chile
51.7SucceededLuiz Roberto Gomes de Arruda, T.O.R. †Prelate of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
63.7ResignedFrancisco Xavier Elias Pedro Paulo Rey, T.O.R. †Prelate of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
BornJohn Joale Tlhomola, S.C.P.Pulane Ha MosiuoaBishop of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho
14 Mar26.8Ordained PriestDaniel Acharuparambil, O.C.D. †Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesArchbishop of Verapoly, India
37.3AppointedRoque Antonio Adames RodríguezBishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
71.5DiedVincenzo LojaliBishop of Amelia, Italy
47.4AppointedHugo Eduardo Polanco BritoApostolic Administrator of Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
47.4AppointedHugo Eduardo Polanco BritoTitular Bishop of Nova GermaniaBishop Emeritus of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
47.4AppointedHugo Eduardo Polanco BritoApostolic Administrator of Dominican Republic, MilitaryBishop Emeritus of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
44.5AppointedBoleslaw PylakAuxiliary Bishop of Lublin, PolandArchbishop Emeritus of Lublin, Poland
44.5AppointedBoleslaw PylakTitular Bishop of MidicaArchbishop Emeritus of Lublin, Poland
56.5DiedJames Cornelius van Miltenburg, O.F.M. †Bishop of Hyderabad in Pakistan
15 Mar44.1AppointedJaime Brufau Maciá, C.M. †Bishop of San Pedro Sula, HondurasBishop Emeritus
60.6AppointedDomenico Ferrara, F.S.C.J. †Titular Bishop of Absa SallaPrefect Emeritus of Mupoi, Sudan
37.7AppointedPeter Seiichi ShirayanagiAuxiliary Bishop of Tōkyō, JapanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
37.7AppointedPeter Seiichi ShirayanagiTitular Bishop of AteniaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tōkyō, Japan
49.6AppointedDenis Martin Tapsoba, M. Afr. †Bishop of Ouahigouya, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
17 Mar BornJosé Francisco González GonzálezYahualicaBishop of Campeche, México
61.9AppointedVictor León Esteban San Miguel y Erce, O.C.D. †Apostolic Administrator of KuwaitVicar Apostolic Emeritus
19 Mar69.6Ordained BishopFerdinando Giuseppe Antonelli, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of IdicraCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
24.5Ordained PriestGiacinto BerlocoPriestApostolic Nuncio to Belgium
54.8AppointedFriedrich Helmel, S.V.D. †Bishop of Guarapuava, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
51.0Ordained BishopJosé (Giuseppe) Maritano, P.I.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Castra SeverianaBishop Emeritus of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
50.1InstalledJosé Miguel MedinaBishop of Jujuy, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
24.5Ordained PriestBeniamino StellaPriest of Vittorio Veneto, ItalyCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
29.1Ordained PriestJohn Baptist Thakur, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop Emeritus of Muzaffarpur, India
24.2Ordained PriestGiovanni TonucciPriestPrelate of Loreto, Italy
42.8Ordained BishopDino TrabalziniTitular Bishop of MunatianaArchbishop Emeritus of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
67.8Ordained BishopGiacomo ViolardoTitular Archbishop of SatafiCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments
51.0Ordained BishopOscar ZaneraTitular Bishop of SuristaAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, Italy
20 Mar82.5DiedJohn Heffernan, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Zanzibar, KenyaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Nairobi, Kenya
44.2Ordained BishopAloys Mulindwa Mutabesha Mugoma MweruArchbishop of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
22 Mar55.1AppointedArmand François M. Le Bourgeois, C.I.M. †Bishop of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), FranceBishop Emeritus
70.0AppointedLucien-Sidroine LebrunTitular Bishop of Arae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), France
70.0ResignedLucien-Sidroine LebrunBishop of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), FranceBishop Emeritus
23 Mar44.0AppointedMário Roberto Emmett Anglim, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of GaguariPrelate of Coari, Amazonas, Brazil
50.0AppointedJosé Fernandes VelosoAuxiliary Bishop of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
50.0AppointedJosé Fernandes VelosoTitular Bishop of Aquae in ProconsulariBishop Emeritus of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
51.7AppointedLuiz Roberto Gomes de Arruda, T.O.R. †Titular Bishop of Feradi MinusPrelate Emeritus of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil
26.6Ordained PriestSerafino Faustino Spreafico, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Grajaú, Maranho, Brazil
53.5AppointedAdriano Jaime Miriam Veigle, T.O.R. †Titular Bishop of GigthiPrelate Emeritus of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil
25 Mar53.4Ordained BishopAnthony Rayappa ArulappaArchbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
51.1AppointedSalvatore AstaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to IranApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
60.0Ordained BishopGabriel BattaArchbishop of Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus
55.9Ordained BishopThomas Michel BidawidArchbishop of Ahwaz (Chaldean), IranAuxiliary Bishop of Baghdad (Chaldean), Iraq
48.9Ordained BishopRicardo Durand Flórez, S.J. †Bishop of Cuzco, PeruBishop Emeritus of Callao, Peru
57.2Ordained BishopGabriel KodaBishop of Zaku (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop Emeritus of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
49.4AppointedDiego Parodi, M.C.C.I. †Auxiliary Bishop of Perugia, ItalyBishop of Ischia, Italy
49.4ResignedDiego Parodi, M.C.C.I. †Prelate of Santo Antônio de Balsas, Maranho, BrazilBishop of Ischia, Italy
50.1Ordained BishopCharles-Auguste-Marie PatyTitular Bishop of TingariaBishop Emeritus of Luçon, France
52.3Ordained BishopJohn Joseph Thomas RyanArchbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, USAArchbishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
26 Mar25.6Ordained PriestFranco Cuter, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Grajaú, Maranho, Brazil
24.9Ordained PriestFrans Daneels, O. Praem.Priest of Order of the Canons Regular of Premontre; NorbertinesSecretary of the Apostolic Signatura
25.3Ordained PriestPaul Darmanin, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Garissa, Kenya
31.1Ordained PriestTulio Duque Gutiérrez, S.D.S.Priest of Society of the Divine SaviorBishop Emeritus of Pereira, Colombia
25.1Ordained PriestSylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Benghazi, Libya
24.5Ordained PriestGianfranco Masserdotti, M.C.C.I. †Priest of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of JesusBishop of Balsas, Maranho, Brazil
25.8Ordained PriestAdrian Thomas Smith, S.M.Priest of Society of MaryArchbishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands
27 Mar29.0Ordained PriestGabriel SimoPriest of Bafoussam, CameroonAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
28 Mar24.0ProfessedBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Member of Order of Discalced CarmelitesAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
29 Mar62.0AppointedJames Hagan, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of Horrea CoeliaBishop Emeritus of Makurdi, Nigeria
62.0ResignedJames Hagan, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Makurdi, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
31 Mar51.8SucceededAntonio CeceBishop of Aversa, Italy
51.2AppointedAlejandro Durán MoreiraBishop of Los Angeles, ChileBishop Emeritus of Rancagua, Chile
91.5AppointedAntonio TeutonicoTitular Bishop of SatafisBishop Emeritus of Aversa, Italy
91.5RetiredAntonio TeutonicoBishop of Aversa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Apr24.5Ordained PriestLucio Angelo Renna, O. Carm.Priest of Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelBishop of San Severo, Italy
4 Apr51.2AppointedPaul Francis LeiboldBishop of Evansville, Indiana, USAArchbishop of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
AppointedAmândio Domingues Neto, O.F.M. †Prefect of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-BissauPrefect Emeritus
53.8AppointedGeorge Henry SpeltzCoadjutor Bishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
7 Apr52.8SucceededHenri Marie Charles GuffletBishop of Limoges, FranceBishop Emeritus
81.9DiedLouis-Paul RastouilBishop of Limoges, France
55.1AppointedFrancesco SanmartinoAuxiliary Bishop of Torino {Turin}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedFrancesco SanmartinoTitular Bishop of SummulaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Torino {Turin}, Italy
10 Apr25.4Ordained PriestJosé Ulises Macías SalcedoPriest of León, Guanajuato, MéxicoArchbishop of Hermosillo, Sonora, México
11 Apr28.2Ordained PriestAmbroise Kotamba DjolibaPriest of Sokodé, TogoBishop
25.6Ordained PriestJean-Paul Mary MathieuPriest of Saint-Dié, FranceBishop
14 Apr50.5AppointedHumberto Sousa MedeirosBishop of Brownsville, Texas, USACardinal, Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
39.8Ordained BishopJames Edward Michaels, S.S.C.M.E. †Titular Bishop of VerbeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, USA
52.4InstalledJohn Joseph Thomas RyanArchbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, USAArchbishop Emeritus of United States of America, Military
15 Apr41.6AppointedBruno MaldanerAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
41.6AppointedBruno MaldanerTitular Bishop of Aquae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
73.2AppointedBryan Joseph McEntegartArchbishop (Personal Title) of Brooklyn, New York, USABishop Emeritus
16 Apr BornJoselito Carreño Quiñonez, M.X.Y.CepitáVicar Apostolic of Inírida, Colombia
17 Apr72.2DiedAntonio BergamaschiBishop of Montefeltro, Italy
27.8Ordained PriestVictor Adibe ChikwePriest of Owerri, NigeriaBishop of Ahiara, Nigeria
25.2Ordained PriestPaul Dahdah, O.C.D.Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesVicar Apostolic of Beirut {Bairut}, Lebanon
27.3Ordained PriestFrancis Teke LysingePriestBishop Emeritus of Mamfe, Cameroon
35.5Ordained PriestChristian Wiyghan TumiPriestCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
18 Apr26.9Ordained PriestPeter RemigiusPriestBishop of Kottar, India
19 Apr49.7AppointedNicholas D’Antonio Salza, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Giufi SalariaPrelate Emeritus of Inmaculada Concepción de la B.V.M. en Olancho, Honduras
21 Apr54.0Ordained BishopClarence James Duhart, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Udonthani, ThailandBishop Emeritus of Udon Thani, Thailand
67.2DiedJohann LenhardtAuxiliary Bishop of Bamberg, Germany
83.2DiedIgino Michelangelo Nuti, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Egitto, Egypt
23 Apr23.8Ordained PriestDomenico SigaliniPriest of Brescia, ItalyBishop of Palestrina, Italy
24 Apr46.2Ordained BishopDonaldo Chávez NúñezTitular Bishop of Giru MonsAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Managua, Nicaragua
38.8AppointedJuan Antonio Flores SantanaBishop of La Vega, Dominican RepublicArchbishop Emeritus of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
89.3DiedJames Joseph MacNameeBishop of Ardagh (and Clonmacnois), Ireland
50.3Ordained BishopAngelo Félix MugnolTitular Bishop of NicivesBishop of Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
31.1Ordained PriestPierre Auguste Gratien Pican, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop Emeritus of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France
25 Apr46.7Ordained BishopSamuel Emmanuel Carter, S.J. †Titular Bishop of CenculianaArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
55.1Ordained BishopFrancesco SanmartinoTitular Bishop of SummulaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Torino {Turin}, Italy
55.9AppointedWilliam Gordon WheelerBishop of Leeds, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
26 Apr73.3AppointedLouis-Marie-Fernand de Bazelaire de RuppierreTitular Archbishop of ThibilisArchbishop Emeritus of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France
73.3ResignedLouis-Marie-Fernand de Bazelaire de RuppierreArchbishop of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
38.0Ordained BishopJoseph Louis BernardinTitular Bishop of LuguraCardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
55.9AppointedAndré-Georges BontemsArchbishop of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), FranceArchbishop Emeritus
52.4Ordained BishopEdward John HerrmannTitular Bishop of LamzellaBishop Emeritus of Columbus, Ohio, USA
25.7Ordained PriestEdward James SlatteryPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USABishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
27 Apr85.8DiedGaudenzio Barlassina, I.M.C. †Prefect Emeritus of Kaffa, Ethiopia
28 Apr60.8AppointedLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotArchbishop of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
52.1AppointedCarlos Horacio Ponce de LéonBishop of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
56.1AppointedIldefonso Maria Sansierra Robla, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina
BornVincent Mduduzi Zungu, O.F.M.MbongolwaneBishop of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
29 Apr25.9Ordained PriestDominique Nguyên Chu TrinhPriest of Xuân Lôc, Viet NamBishop
30 Apr61.0AppointedCríspulo Benítez FontúrvelArchbishop of Barquisimeto, VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus
BornJosé Eudes Campos do NascimentoBarbacenaBishop of Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
50.5AppointedCrisanto Darío Mata CovaArchbishop of Ciudad Bolívar, VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus
26.2Ordained PriestDennis Patrick O’NeilPriest of Los Angeles, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop of San Bernardino, California, USA
51.1AppointedDomingo Roa PérezArchbishop of Maracaibo, VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus
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