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The Year of Our Lord 1971

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar56.2ResignedPaolino LimongiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to IranApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
1 Mar76.2RetiredGiuseppe AngrisaniBishop of Casale Monferrato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
51.7AppointedCarlo CavallaBishop of Casale Monferrato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
58.6AppointedFrancis James HarrisonAuxiliary Bishop of Syracuse, New York, USABishop Emeritus
58.6AppointedFrancis James HarrisonTitular Bishop of Aquae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
3 Mar65.4AppointedHemaiagh Pierre XVII Ghedighian, C.A.M. †Titular Archbishop of Chersonesus in ZechiaPatriarch Emeritus of Cilicia (Armenian), Lebanon
74.2ResignedJoseph Grueter, C.M.M. †Titular Bishop of AmmoniaceBishop Emeritus of Umtata, South Africa
4 Mar69.0ResignedGustave Joseph Bouve, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of Zama MinorBishop Emeritus of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
5 Mar47.1AppointedDuraisamy Simon LourdusamyOfficial of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
7 Mar63.6DiedAlberto CastelliVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
67.3InstalledJosé Lafayette Ferreira ÁlvaresBishop of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.5Ordained BishopEmmanuel Marcel Mbikanye, O.P. †Bishop of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
55.2AppointedCarlo UrruBishop of Ampurias e Tempio, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
8 Mar68.0AppointedGiuseppe MartinoliBishop of Lugano, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
9 Mar79.6DiedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
55.2SucceededMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
10 Mar70.5DiedEdmund NowickiBishop of Gdańsk, Poland
68.2ResignedPaul Marie Kinam RoTitular Archbishop of Tituli in ProconsulariArchbishop Emeritus of Seoul, Korea (South)
11 Mar50.7AppointedConstantino AmstaldenCoadjutor Bishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
50.7AppointedConstantino AmstaldenTitular Bishop of HierpinianaBishop Emeritus of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
70.6ResignedJean Marie Etrillard, S.M.A. †Bishop of Gagnoa, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
32.7AppointedFelix Alaba Adeosin JobAuxiliary Bishop of Ibadan, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Ibadan, Nigeria
32.7AppointedFelix Alaba Adeosin JobTitular Bishop of AbthugniArchbishop Emeritus of Ibadan, Nigeria
68.2AppointedVictor Petrus Keuppens, O.F.M. †Bishop of Kolwezi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
49.0AppointedNoël Kokora-TekryBishop of Gagnoa, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop Emeritus of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire
59.2AppointedBarthélémy MalungaBishop of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
55.1AppointedLuis María Blas Maestu Ojanguren, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of San Ramón, Peru
55.1AppointedLuis María Blas Maestu Ojanguren, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of AmmoniaceVicar Apostolic of San Ramón, Peru
42.0AppointedBonaventure Patrick Paul, O.F.M. †Bishop of Hyderabad in PakistanBishop Emeritus
49.5AppointedGilbert Blaize RegoBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, IndiaBishop Emeritus
39.4AppointedDiógenes da Silva MatthesBishop of Franca, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
12 Mar53.2AppointedDominic Joseph ConwayBishop of Elphin, IrelandBishop Emeritus
69.6ResignedPeter Gratian Grimm, O.F.M. Cap. †Apostolic Administrator of Sibolga, IndonesiaBishop of Tianshui [Tsinchow], China
46.6AppointedJakob MayrAuxiliary Bishop of Salzburg, AustriaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.6AppointedJakob MayrTitular Bishop of AgbiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Salzburg, Austria
61.2Ordained BishopPierre Marie Nguyen Van NangBishop of Vinh, Viet Nam
13 Mar26.3Ordained PriestMathew ArackalPriestBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese), India
50.3AppointedEugênio de Araújo SalesArchbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedErnesto GallinaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to IranOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
45.7Ordained BishopRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of Oppidum ConsilinumBishop Emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia
43.0AppointedTimóteo Francisco Nemésio Pereira Cordeiro, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Tianguá, Ceara, Brazil
14 Mar40.9SucceededMichael George BowenBishop of Arundel and Brighton, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Southwark, England, Great Britain
58.2DiedDavid John CashmanBishop of Arundel and Brighton, England, Great Britain
87.8DiedEvasio ColliBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy
24.6Ordained PriestGuerino Di ToraPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop
15 Mar71.1ResignedGarabed AmadouniApostolic Exarch of France (Armenian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
28.5Ordained PriestMathew AnikuzhikattilPriestBishop of Idukki (Syro-Malabarese), India
40.8AppointedBasil Harry LostenAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA
40.8AppointedBasil Harry LostenTitular Bishop of Arcadiopolis in AsiaBishop Emeritus of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA
16 Mar85.1ResignedAntônio de Almeida Lustosa, S.D.B. †Titular Archbishop of VelebusdusArchbishop Emeritus of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
51.5ResignedJosé Dalvit, F.S.C.J. †Titular Bishop of SullectumBishop Emeritus of São Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil
73.8ResignedHenrique Hector Golland Trindade, O.F.M. †Titular Archbishop of LilybaeumArchbishop Emeritus of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
58.7ResignedArturo Gerrit João Hermanus Maria Horsthuis, A.A. †Titular Bishop of Hippo DiarrhytusBishop Emeritus of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil
80.5ResignedAntônio MazzarottoTitular Bishop of OctabiaBishop Emeritus of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil
71.2ResignedJoão Batista Muniz, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of VelefiBishop Emeritus of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil
54.8ResignedWilson Laus SchmidtTitular Bishop of Synnada in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil
52.1ResignedCarlos Stanislau Schmitt, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SufarBishop Emeritus of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
69.8ResignedFloréncio Cicinho (Sisinio) VieiraTitular Bishop of Macomades RusticianaBishop Emeritus of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil
18 Mar23.5Ordained PriestDomenico CaliandroPriest of Oria, ItalyArchbishop of Brindisi-Ostuni, Italy
24.4Ordained PriestAldo CavalliPriest of Bergamo, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Malta
19 Mar54.5AppointedGuerino GrimaldiBishop of Nola, ItalyArchbishop of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy
24.9Ordained PriestJosé Luis MollaghanPriest of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaOfficial of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
38.7Ordained BishopRamón Ovidio Pérez MoralesTitular Bishop of Aquae Albae in ByzacenaBishop Emeritus of Los Teques, Venezuela
20 Mar39.3Ordained BishopAdrianus Johannes SimonisBishop of Rotterdam, NetherlandsCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands
24 Mar49.2Ordained BishopLeonard James CrowleyTitular Bishop of Mons in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
49.5AppointedJacques LandriaultBishop of Timmins, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
49.5AppointedJacques LandriaultApostolic Administrator of Hearst, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
64.5ResignedMaxime TessierBishop of Timmins, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
25 Mar52.8Ordained BishopJuan Alfredo ArzubeTitular Bishop of CivitateAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
33.5Ordained PriestAlberto Aurelio Brazzini Diaz-UfanoPriest of Lima, PeruAuxiliary Bishop
58.8AppointedAvelar Brandão VilelaCardinal, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
49.5Ordained BishopRubén Buitrago Trujillo, O.A.R. †Titular Bishop of Aquae FlaviaeBishop of Zipaquirá, Colombia
41.8AppointedJosé Gea EscolanoAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainBishop Emeritus of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain
41.8AppointedJosé Gea EscolanoTitular Bishop of Arae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain
52.3Ordained BishopWilliam Robert JohnsonTitular Bishop of BleraBishop of Orange in California, USA
35.4Ordained BishopAlfonso López TrujilloTitular Archbishop of BosetaCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
55.3AppointedJesús Pla GandíaAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainBishop Emeritus of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
55.3AppointedJesús Pla GandíaTitular Bishop of BaretaBishop Emeritus of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
52.2AppointedAngel Adolfo Polachini RodriguezBishop of Guanare, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
27 Mar25.3Ordained PriestPierre BürcherPriest of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop of Reykjavik, Iceland
26.1Ordained PriestJoseph Dinh Duc DaoPriest of Saigon, Viet NamAuxiliary Bishop of Xuân Lôc, Viet Nam
49.5Ordained BishopHenry-Camille-Gustave-Marie L’HeureuxTitular Bishop of CeleneBishop Emeritus of Perpignan-Elne, France
24.8Ordained PriestBosco PuthurPriest of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (Syro-Malabarese), Australia
74.6DiedDenis Strittmatter, O.S.B. †Abbot Emeritus of Order of Saint Benedict
87.0RetiredEugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent TisserantLibrarian of the Vatican LibraryCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
87.0RetiredEugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent TisserantArchivist of the Vatican Secret ArchivesCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
29.8Ordained PriestThomas Yeh Sheng-nanPriestApostolic Nuncio to Algeria
28 Mar46.9Ordained BishopYves-Marie-Henri BescondTitular Bishop of Aquae ThibilitanaeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Meaux, France
55.3Ordained BishopCarlo UrruBishop of Ampurias e Tempio, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Città di Castello, Italy
29 Mar61.0DiedThomas Michel BidawidAuxiliary Bishop of Baghdad (Chaldean), Iraq
30 Mar76.3RetiredJames Charles McGuiganArchbishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
64.7SucceededPhilip Francis PocockArchbishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
26.5Ordained PriestLeopoldo Sumaylo TumulakPriest of Cebu, PhilippinesBishop of Philippines, Military
31 Mar83.9DiedMichael Browne, O.P. †Cardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Paolo alla Regola
1 Apr65.8DiedLuigi BarberoBishop of Vigevano, Italy
3 Apr26.2Ordained PriestFernando Mason, O.F.M. Conv.Priest of Order of Friars Minor ConventualBishop of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
26.4Ordained PriestEdmundo Ponziano Valenzuela Mellid, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoCoadjutor Archbishop of Asunción, Paraguay
4 Apr52.6Ordained BishopCornelius ElanjikalBishop of Vijayapuram, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Verapoly, India
53.2Ordained BishopJoseph KelantharaArchbishop of Verapoly, India
5 Apr45.1AppointedJuan Rodolfo Laise, O.F.M. Cap.Coadjutor Bishop of San Luis, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
45.1AppointedJuan Rodolfo Laise, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of IomniumBishop Emeritus of San Luis, Argentina
24.9Ordained PriestGiuseppe Piemontese, O.F.M. Conv.Priest of Order of Friars Minor ConventualBishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, Italy
6 Apr61.3ResignedLawrence Pullen Hardman, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of CenculianaBishop Emeritus of Zomba, Malawi
9 Apr65.7DiedBiagio MustoBishop of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo, Italy
15 Apr66.5ResignedNicolas Kinsch, S.C.I. †Titular Archbishop of ZucchabarArchbishop Emeritus of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
30.1Ordained PriestRoger Paul MorinPriest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USABishop of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
17 Apr75.3RetiredIldefonso Rea, O.S.B. †Abbot of Montecassino, ItalyAbbot Emeritus
57.1AppointedBiagio Vittorio Terrinoni, O.F.M. Cap. †Auxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Avezzano, Italy
57.1AppointedBiagio Vittorio Terrinoni, O.F.M. Cap. †Titular Bishop of FerentiumBishop Emeritus of Avezzano, Italy
18 Apr51.8Ordained BishopCarlo CavallaBishop of Casale Monferrato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
24.2Ordained PriestFerenc CserhátiPriest of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad} and Satu Mare {Szatmár}, RomaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
49.9Ordained BishopTomislav JablanovicTitular Bishop of Aquae in DaciaAuxiliary Bishop of Vrhbosna {Sarajevo}, Bosnia and Herzegovina
49.6Ordained BishopVictor Razafimahatratra, S.J. †Bishop of Farafangana, MadagascarCardinal, Archbishop of Antananarivo, Madagascar
43.4Ordained BishopBenedict SinghTitular Bishop of ArsennariaBishop Emeritus of Georgetown, Guyana, Antilles
75.1DiedPablo Tobar Gonzáles, C.M. †Bishop of Cuttack, India
20 Apr72.5ResignedVincenzo Maria JaconoTitular Bishop of PataraBishop Emeritus of Nicastro, Italy
21 Apr46.0SucceededErnesto Alvarez Alvarez, S.D.B. †Archbishop of Cuenca, EcuadorArchbishop Emeritus
59.0Ordained BishopRoyappan Antony MuthuBishop of Vellore, India
45.3AppointedJoaquim Rufino do RêgoBishop of Quixadá, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil
72.3DiedManuel de Jesús Serrano AbadArchbishop of Cuenca, Ecuador
22 Apr84.6DiedStanislas CourbeAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
58.7Ordained BishopFrancis James HarrisonTitular Bishop of Aquae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
39.4Ordained BishopMiguel Gatan PuruggananTitular Bishop of EgnatiaBishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines
23 Apr81.4DiedSaturnino Rubio y MontiélBishop Emeritus of Osma-Soria, Spain
24 Apr55.6AppointedAntonio de Hornedo Correa, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Castellum MinusBishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru
55.6AppointedAntonio de Hornedo Correa, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, PeruBishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru
61.9AppointedFrancis EkkaBishop of Raigarh-Ambikapur, IndiaBishop of Raigarh, India
50.3AppointedFelixberto Camacho FloresBishop of Agaña, Guam, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop of Agaña, Guam, Pacific (Oceania)
59.6ResignedJoseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S. †Titular Bishop of ChunaviaBishop Emeritus of Eldoret, Kenya
37.3AppointedRaphaël Lubaki NgangaCoadjutor Bishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
37.3AppointedRaphaël Lubaki NgangaTitular Bishop of CenculianaBishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
44.1AppointedEmiliano Kulhi MadangengAuxiliary Bishop of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), PhilippinesVicar Apostolic Emeritus
44.1AppointedEmiliano Kulhi MadangengTitular Bishop of TrofimianaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), Philippines
79.9DiedBernardo Merizalde Morales, O.A.R. †Prefect Emeritus of Tumaco, Colombia
41.0AppointedJames Anthony ToppoBishop of Jalpaiguri, India
33.9AppointedJoseph Edra UkpoAuxiliary Bishop of Ogoja, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Calabar, Nigeria
33.9AppointedJoseph Edra UkpoTitular Bishop of ChulluArchbishop Emeritus of Calabar, Nigeria
26.6Ordained PriestJoseph Võ Đúc MinhPriest of Ðà Lat, Viet NamBishop of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
25 Apr41.3Ordained BishopRaymond MwanyikaBishop of Njombe, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
26 Apr71.2ResignedClemente Geiger, C.Pp.S. †Prelate of Xingu, Para, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
64.7AppointedEurico Kräutler, C.Pp.S. †Prelate of Xingu, Para, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
64.7AppointedEurico Kräutler, C.Pp.S. †Titular Bishop of CissaPrelate Emeritus of Xingu, Para, Brazil
75.8RetiredFrancis Peter LeipzigBishop of Baker, Oregon, USABishop Emeritus
75.0DiedCesar Antonio Mosquera CorralArchbishop Emeritus of Guayaquil, Ecuador
49.5AppointedMário Teixeira Gurgel, S.D.S. †Bishop of Itabira, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil
27 Apr52.5AppointedJohn Joseph FitzpatrickBishop of Brownsville, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
57.5AppointedVincent Madeley HarrisCoadjutor Bishop of Austin, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
57.5AppointedVincent Madeley HarrisTitular Bishop of RotariaBishop Emeritus of Austin, Texas, USA
40.2Ordained BishopRafael Montiano LimBishop of Laoag, PhilippinesBishop of Boac, Philippines
78.3ResignedLouis La Ravoire Morrow, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of VallipositaBishop Emeritus of Krishnagar, India
28 Apr50.2Ordained BishopPackiam ArokiaswamyBishop of Ootacamund, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Tanjore, India
65.0ResignedHendrick Joseph Cornelius Maria de Cocq, SS.CC. †Bishop of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
29 Apr43.1AppointedÉrico FerrariBishop of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
30 Apr92.4DiedPio Alberto Fariña FariñaAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile
47.2ResignedDuraisamy Simon LourdusamyArchbishop of Bangalore, IndiaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
39.5AppointedSergio Obeso RiveraBishop of Papantla, Puebla, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
59.6AppointedMiguel Peinado PeinadoBishop of Jaén, SpainBishop Emeritus
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