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The Year of Our Lord 1972

Bishop Events

July to August


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Jul59.3ResignedJean-Baptiste Brunon, P.S.S. †Superior General of Society of Priests of Saint SulpiceBishop Emeritus of Tulle, France
1 Jul57.2AppointedFlorentino de Andrade e SilvaBishop of Faro {Algarve}, PortugalBishop Emeritus
52.6AppointedAntónio de Castro Xavier MonteiroArchbishop (Personal Title) of Lamego, PortugalBishop Emeritus
55.7AppointedAlberto Cosme do AmaralBishop of Leiria, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal
46.3AppointedMassimo GiustettiApostolic Administrator of Pinerolo, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Biella, Italy
46.3AppointedMassimo GiustettiTitular Bishop of CeleneBishop Emeritus of Biella, Italy
49.0ResignedJulio González Ruiz, S.D.B. †Bishop of Puno, PeruBishop Emeritus
30.5Ordained PriestJosef HrdličkaPriest of Olomouc, Czech RepublicAuxiliary Bishop
68.4ResignedJoão Pereira VenâncioBishop of Leiria, PortugalBishop Emeritus
52.5AppointedDomingos de Pinho BrandãoAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
50.4AppointedJúlio Tavares RebimbasAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
50.4AppointedJúlio Tavares RebimbasTitular Archbishop of MityleneBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
2 Jul25.5Ordained PriestRiccardo FontanaPriest of Pisa, ItalyBishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy
29.4Ordained PriestSegismundo Martínez Álvarez, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
38.4Ordained BishopJean-Guy Rakodondravahatra, M.S. †Bishop of Ihosy, Madagascar
70.0DiedAngel Riesco CarbajoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain
44.6Ordained BishopWolfgang RollyTitular Bishop of TaborentaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mainz, Germany
3 Jul53.7AppointedEstanislao Alcaraz y FigueroaArchbishop of Morelia, Michoacán, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
4 Jul75.7RetiredAlbert Lewis FletcherBishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, USABishop Emeritus
59.8ResignedFranz Janssen, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Gimma, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
44.5AppointedMaurice Rigobert Marie-SainteArchbishop of Fort-de-France (e Saint Pierre), Martinique, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus
48.7AppointedAndrew Joseph McDonaldBishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, USABishop Emeritus
71.5RetiredHenri-Marie-François Varin de la Brunelière, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Fort-de-France (e Saint Pierre), Martinique, AntillesArchbishop Emeritus
7 Jul45.1AppointedLeovigildo López Fitoria, C.M.Bishop of Granada, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
51.5AppointedClément Georges SchelhothArchbishop of Damas (Syrian), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
8 Jul32.4Ordained PriestAndré Pierre Louis DupuyPriestApostolic Nuncio to Netherlands
26.1Ordained PriestZeno HastenteufelPriest of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
75.5RetiredEdward Joseph MaginnAuxiliary Bishop of Albany, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
26.1Ordained PriestAntonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D.Priest of Society of the Divine WordVicar Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines
9 Jul28.1Ordained PriestYves Maria Monot, C.S.Sp.Priest of Congregation of the Holy SpiritBishop of Ouesso, Congo
10 Jul46.2AppointedRafael Garcia GonzálezAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of León, Guanajuato, México
46.2AppointedRafael Garcia GonzálezTitular Bishop of Urbs SalviaBishop of León, Guanajuato, México
36.5AppointedMoacyr Grechi, O.S.M.Prelate of Acre e Purus, Acre, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
12 Jul80.5DiedGerald Thomas BerganArchbishop Emeritus of Omaha, Nebraska, USA
48.8SucceededBernardo José Bueno MieleArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
68.1DiedFélix César da Cunha Vasconcellos, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
67.8AppointedVirginio DondeoBishop of Todi, ItalyBishop of Orvieto, Italy
29.1Ordained PriestEduardus Sangsun, S.V.D. †Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Ruteng, Indonesia
13 Jul23.8Ordained PriestSalvatore LigorioPriestArchbishop of Matera-Irsina, Italy
14 Jul73.4ResignedMarco Antonio García y SuárezBishop of Granada, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
15 Jul69.7DiedMiklós Dudás, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary
73.4DiedMarco Antonio García y SuárezBishop Emeritus of Granada, Nicaragua
47.9ResignedFrancis Paul McHugh, S.F.M. †Prelate of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
24.5Ordained PriestDonato NegroPriestArchbishop of Otranto, Italy
47.3ResignedJosé Pablo Rovalo Azcué, S.M. †Bishop of Zacatecas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
28.7Ordained PriestPeter David Gregory SmithPriest of Southwark, England, Great BritainArchbishop
16 Jul44.9Ordained BishopLolesio (Laurent) FuaheaTitular Bishop of BagaiBishop Emeritus of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)
75.2DiedGeorges Kettel, C.I.C.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
26.6Ordained PriestTelesphore MkudePriest of Morogoro, TanzaniaBishop
17 Jul64.9DiedEduard MacheinerArchbishop of Salzburg, Austria
71.0DiedJerome Emilianus Pillai, O.M.I. †Bishop of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
18 Jul25.3Ordained PriestDomenico Cancian, F.A.M.Priest of Congregation of the Sons of Merciful LoveBishop of Città di Castello, Italy
53.2Ordained BishopRaymond RoyBishop of Saint Paul in Alberta, CanadaBishop Emeritus
20 Jul43.4AppointedNikol Joseph CauchiBishop of Gozo, MaltaBishop Emeritus
47.5AppointedRafael Muñoz NúñezBishop of Zacatecas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Aguascalientes, México
21 Jul25.2Ordained PriestPatrick Kevin Lynch, SS.CC.Priest of Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MaryAuxiliary Bishop of Southwark, England, Great Britain
56.7InstalledJorge MayerArchbishop of Bahía Blanca, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
22 Jul86.8DiedGiuseppe Cognata, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Bova, Italy
51.7AppointedEugênio de Araújo SalesBishop of Brazil, Faithful of the Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
44.3AppointedDecio Lucio GrandoniAuxiliary Bishop of Foligno, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Orvieto-Todi, Italy
44.3AppointedDecio Lucio GrandoniTitular Bishop of AtellaBishop Emeritus of Orvieto-Todi, Italy
BornClaudiu-Lucian PopPiscolt, RomaniaCurial Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania
23 Jul29.1Ordained PriestJoseph RuzindanaPriest of Byumba, RwandaBishop
51.3AppointedRogelio Sánchez GonzálezBishop of Colima, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
24 Jul42.6AppointedIgnacio José Gómez AristizábalBishop of Ocaña, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
53.8AppointedCiro Alfonso Gómez SerranoCoadjutor Bishop of Socorro y San Gil, ColombiaBishop
53.8AppointedCiro Alfonso Gómez SerranoTitular Bishop of EleplaBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
57.7AppointedRafael Sarmiento PeraltaBishop of Neiva, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
25 Jul38.2Ordained BishopMiguel Irizar Campos, C.P.Titular Bishop of EloBishop Emeritus of Callao, Peru
37.3Ordained BishopMedardo Luis Luzardo RomeroBishop of San Carlos de VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
46.9AppointedJames Patrick MahoneyAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.9AppointedJames Patrick MahoneyTitular Bishop of IpagroAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
76.8RetiredJohn Linus PaschangBishop of Grand Island, Nebraska, USABishop Emeritus
43.0AppointedJames Stephen SullivanAuxiliary Bishop of Lansing, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus of Fargo, North Dakota, USA
43.0AppointedJames Stephen SullivanTitular Bishop of SiccesiBishop Emeritus of Fargo, North Dakota, USA
52.1AppointedJohn Joseph SullivanBishop of Grand Island, Nebraska, USABishop Emeritus of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
58.1AppointedAugustín Van Aaken, S.V.D. †Prelate of Alto Paraná, ParaguayPrelate Emeritus
58.1AppointedAugustín Van Aaken, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of AchyrausPrelate Emeritus of Alto Paraná, Paraguay
29 Jul80.7RetiredLuis Concha CórdobaArchbishop of Bogotá, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
80.7RetiredLuis Concha CórdobaBishop of Colombia, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
63.8SucceededAníbal Muñoz DuqueArchbishop of Bogotá, ColombiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
30 Jul60.3DiedAndré BréheretBishop of Cahors, France
42.0AppointedPeter Fanyana John Butelezi, O.M.I. †Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg, South AfricaArchbishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa
42.0AppointedPeter Fanyana John Butelezi, O.M.I. †Titular Bishop of Elephantaris in ProconsulariArchbishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa
64.1ResignedAuguste Delisle, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Lokoja, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
37.3AppointedMichael Patrick Olatunji FagunBishop of Ekiti, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
54.9ResignedNicholas Grimley, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Cape Palmas, LiberiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
58.8AppointedPatrick Kla JuwleVicar Apostolic of Cape Palmas, Liberia
58.8AppointedPatrick Kla JuwleTitular Bishop of TigamibenaVicar Apostolic of Cape Palmas, Liberia
62.6DiedRamón J. LizardiAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
40.5AppointedAlexius Obabu MakoziBishop of Lokoja, NigeriaBishop Emeritus of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
63.8AppointedAníbal Muñoz DuqueBishop of Colombia, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
63.5SucceededRaffaele PellecchiaArchbishop of Sorrento, Italy
90.4DiedCarlo SerenaArchbishop of Sorrento, Italy
Aug56.9Ordained BishopOskar Formánek, S.J. †Bishop
1 Aug70.1ResignedJames Buis, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
52.1SelectedPaolo Giannini, O.S.B.I. †Abbot of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese), ItalyAbbot Emeritus
2 Aug64.3DiedDaniel IvanchoApostolic Exarch Emeritus of United States of America (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania
29.4Ordained PriestHilarius Moa Nurak, S.V.D.Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia
3 Aug25.0Professed (Perpetual Vows)Georges Abou Khazen, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria
4 Aug52.1ConfirmedPaolo Giannini, O.S.B.I. †Abbot of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese), ItalyAbbot Emeritus
5 Aug61.9AppointedElías Prado TelloAuxiliary Bishop of Ayacucho o Huamanga, PeruAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
6 Aug46.2Ordained BishopRobert SastreBishop of Lokossa, Benin
47.2Ordained BishopGeorges-Firmin SinghaBishop of Fort-Rousset, CongoBishop of Pointe-Noire, Congo
7 Aug86.7DiedLouis Prosper Durand, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Yantai [Yentai], China
8 Aug27.5Ordained PriestPaul Nguyên Thai Hop, O.P.Priest of Order of Friars PreachersBishop of Vinh, Viet Nam
11 Aug79.4DiedAlfredo ViolaBishop Emeritus of Salto, Uruguay
12 Aug75.1RetiredJohn Michael FearnsAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
67.1ResignedRichard Lester Guilly, S.J. †Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
24.1Ordained PriestFrancesco MilitoPriest of Rossano-Cariati, ItalyBishop of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi, Italy
44.7AppointedBenedict SinghBishop of Georgetown, Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
58.1Ordained BishopAugustín Van Aaken, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of AchyrausPrelate Emeritus of Alto Paraná, Paraguay
13 Aug28.9Ordained PriestJuan Godayol Colom, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoPrelate Emeritus of Ayaviri, Peru
19.5ProfessedDiego Gualtiero Rosa, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy
14 Aug92.6DiedPaolo GiobbeCardinal, Datary Emeritus of the Apostolic Datary
15 Aug59.8DiedZaya DachtouArchbishop of Urmyā {Rezayeh} (Chaldean), Iran
29.3Ordained PriestAlberto Ricardo da SilvaPriest of Díli, Timor-LesteBishop
46.3Ordained BishopRafael Garcia GonzálezTitular Bishop of Urbs SalviaBishop of León, Guanajuato, México
24.6Ordained PriestFrantišek Václav Lobkowicz, O. Praem.Priest of Order of the Canons Regular of Premontre; NorbertinesBishop of Ostrava-Opava, Czech Republic
57.4Ordained BishopJérôme RazafindrazakaBishop of Tamatave, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
16 Aug20.9ProfessedJuan Tomás Oliver Climent, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Requena, Peru
18 Aug25.5Ordained PriestJuan Guillermo López SotoPriest of Chihuahua, MéxicoBishop of Cuauhtémoc-Madera, Chihuahua, México
29.0Ordained PriestLeslie Rogers TomlinsonPriest of Melbourne, AustraliaBishop of Sandhurst, Australia
20 Aug42.6Ordained BishopAmbroise Uma Arakayo AmabeTitular Bishop of Horrea CoeliaBishop of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
28.1Ordained PriestNicolas Djomo LolaPriest of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
30.6Ordained PriestJérôme Gapangwa NteziryayoPriest of Uvira, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
35.0Ordained BishopPhilip SulumetiTitular Bishop of UrciBishop of Kakamega, Kenya
24 Aug60.6AppointedJoseph Merhi, M.L. †Bishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Maronite), EgyptBishop Emeritus
25 Aug26.6Ordained PriestLouis Nzala KianzaPriestBishop of Popokabaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
26 Aug26.8Ordained PriestAnthony Sablan Apuron, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinArchbishop of Agaña, Guam, Pacific (Oceania)
27.1Ordained PriestFranco Dalla Valle, S.D.B. †Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Juína, Mato Grosso, Brazil
25.2Ordained PriestJosef De KeselPriest of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, BelgiumBishop of Brugge {Bruges}, Belgium
60.6Ordained BishopJoseph Merhi, M.L. †Bishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Maronite), EgyptBishop Emeritus
27 Aug24.2Ordained PriestGiovanni Angelo BecciuPriest of Ozieri, ItalySubstitute (Sostituto) of the Secretariat of State
68.7DiedAngelo Dell’AcquaCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
46.5Ordained BishopMassimo GiustettiTitular Bishop of CeleneBishop Emeritus of Biella, Italy
31.5Ordained PriestThéophile Kaboy RubonekaPriestBishop of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
39.0Ordained BishopPatrick Augustine Kalilombe, M. Afr. †Bishop of Lilongwe, MalawiBishop Emeritus
28.8Ordained PriestCyprien Mbuka, C.I.C.M.Priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
26.0Ordained PriestJohn Stephen Pazak, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto (Slovakian), Canada
28 Aug49.6Ordained BishopCelso N. GuevarraTitular Bishop of VannidaBishop Emeritus of Balanga, Philippines
63.1Ordained BishopJohn Patrick MurphyBishop of Port Elizabeth, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
30 Aug96.6DiedAugusto BertazzoniBishop Emeritus of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy
60.9SucceededAngel Pérez CisnerosArchbishop of Mérida, VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus
64.8DiedJosé Rafael Pulido MéndezArchbishop of Mérida, Venezuela
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