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The Year of Our Lord 1973

Bishop Events

May to June


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May49.5Ordained BishopPompeu Bezerra BessaBishop of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
46.9Ordained BishopGeorges RolTitular Bishop of GabiiBishop Emeritus of Angoulême, France
42.4Ordained BishopJacob ThoomkuzhyBishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Trichur (Syro-Malabarese), India
2 May65.6DiedEdward Louis Heston, C.S.C. †President of the Pontifical Commission of Social Communications
83.7DiedJoseph RabbaniArchbishop Emeritus of Homs (-Hama-Nabk) (Syrian), Syria
5 May26.3Ordained PriestThomas Christopher CollinsPriest of Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
44.2Ordained BishopVitalis Djebarus, S.V.D. †Bishop of Ruteng, IndonesiaBishop of Denpasar, Indonesia
29.0Ordained PriestYoohanon Chrysostom KalloorPriestBishop of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankarese), India
6 May26.9Ordained PriestJoseph Absi, S.M.S.P.Priest of Società dei Missionari di San Paolo (Melkite Greek)Curial Bishop Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
73.5DiedFernando Guercilena, P.I.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Kengtung, Myanmar
24.3Ordained PriestSalvador Piñeiro García-CalderónPriest of Lima, PeruArchbishop of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
53.7Ordained BishopPablo Antonio Vega MantillaTitular Bishop of BononiaBishop Emeritus of Juigalpa, Nicaragua
7 May85.5DiedArcadio María Larraona Saralegui, C.M.F. †Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Rites
83.3DiedAntonio Victor Pildáin y ZapiáinBishop Emeritus of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
AppointedDaniel Martin Spraggon, M.H.M. †Prefect of Falkland Islands o Malvinas, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
8 May82.4DiedJosé Hascher, C.S.Sp. †Prelate Emeritus of Juruá, Acre, Brazil
9 May46.5InstalledWilliam Wakefield BaumArchbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USACardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
25.4Ordained PriestWilton Daniel GregoryPriest of Chicago, Illinois, USAArchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
10 May57.0AppointedLawrence Preston Joseph GravesBishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus of Alexandria-Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
78.5RetiredCharles Pasquale GrecoBishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
12 May69.9ResignedAimé DécosseBishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
43.3AppointedTadeusz Józef ZawistowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Łomża, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
43.3AppointedTadeusz Józef ZawistowskiTitular Bishop of HospitaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Łomża, Poland
13 May68.1Ordained BishopBonaventure Akiki, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Larissa in SyriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria
45.9Ordained BishopHoracio Alberto BózzoliTitular Bishop of RusticianaArchbishop of Tucumán, Argentina
26.1Ordained PriestRichard John GarciaPriest of San Jose in California, USABishop of Monterey in California, USA
15 May83.6DiedRaffaele BarattaArchbishop Emeritus of Perugia, Italy
56.9Ordained BishopJohn Michael BilockTitular Bishop of PergamumAuxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
75.2RetiredHenry Theophilus KlonowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
16 May27.8Ordained PriestRoger Joseph FoysPriest of Steubenville, Ohio, USABishop of Covington, Kentucky, USA
79.8DiedNapoléon-Alexandre Labrie, C.I.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada
17 May39.8AppointedJean-Marie Untaani CompaoréAuxiliary Bishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoArchbishop Emeritus
39.8AppointedJean-Marie Untaani CompaoréTitular Bishop of LamzellaArchbishop Emeritus of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
65.0ResignedAndré-Pierre Duirat, S.M.A. †Bishop of Bouaké, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
36.0AppointedGabriel Gonsum GanakaAuxiliary Bishop of Jos, NigeriaArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
36.0AppointedGabriel Gonsum GanakaTitular Bishop of CuiculArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
45.8AppointedSavarinathen IruthayarajBishop of Palayamkottai, IndiaBishop Emeritus
35.5AppointedFrancis Anani Kofi LodonuAuxiliary Bishop of Keta, GhanaBishop of Ho, Ghana
35.5AppointedFrancis Anani Kofi LodonuTitular Bishop of MasculaBishop of Ho, Ghana
59.5AppointedAppasinghe Paul PereraBishop of Kandy, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus
51.3Ordained BishopFederico Richter Fernandez-Prada, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
35.4AppointedVital Komenan YaoBishop of Bouaké, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
18 May29.5Ordained PriestCarlos Bürgler, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerVicar Apostolic of Reyes, Bolivia
50.9AppointedJoseph-Marie-Henri RabineBishop of Cahors, FranceArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
27.6Ordained PriestAlberto Francisco María Sanguinetti MonteroPriest of Montevideo, UruguayBishop of Canelones, Uruguay
19 May25.7Ordained PriestRonald William GainerPriest of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USABishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
26.1Ordained PriestRichard Gerard LennonPriest of Boston, Massachusetts, USABishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
87.5DiedLino Rodrigo RuescaBishop of Huesca, Spain
20 May24.4Ordained PriestCésar Augusto Franco MartínezPriest of Madrid, SpainAuxiliary Bishop
25.8Ordained PriestDieter GeerlingsPriest of Münster, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop
23.3Ordained PriestKazimierz NyczPriest of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
26.1Ordained PriestPaweł StobrawaPriest of Opole, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
51.7Ordained BishopPaulos TzaduaTitular Bishop of Abila in PalaestinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
21 May85.4DiedEugene O’CallaghanBishop Emeritus of Clogher, Ireland
22 May60.3AppointedAntonio FustellaBishop of Saluzzo, Italy
BornNil Yuriy Lushchak, O.F.M.UžhorodAuxiliary Bishop of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), Ukraine
61.1AppointedCarmine RoccoApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
23 May53.3DiedFrancis Xavier Hsu Chen-PingBishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], China
78.6DiedJoseph Francis FlannellyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
63.5AppointedJean JadotApostolic Delegate to United States of AmericaPro-President Emeritus of the Secretariat of Non-Christians
24 May50.7Ordained BishopRosalio José Castillo Lara, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PraecausaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
24.3Ordained PriestMarek JędraszewskiPriest of Poznań, PolandArchbishop of Łódź, Poland
26.3Ordained PriestRomualdo Matias KujawskiPriest of Poznań, PolandBishop of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil
25 May75.5RetiredSalvador Martinez Aguirre, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Tarahumara, Chihuahua, MéxicoVicar Apostolic Emeritus
60.7ResignedLambertus van Kessel, S.M.M. †Bishop of Sintang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
24.1Ordained PriestZygmunt ZimowskiPriest of Tarnów, PolandPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
26 May24.6Ordained PriestJan TyrawaPriest of Wrocław {Breslavia}, PolandBishop of Bydgoszcz, Poland
27 May24.0Ordained PriestSerge Patrick PoitrasPriest of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaBishop of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
28 May51.0AppointedPio LaghiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to CyprusCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
29 May42.9Ordained BishopJesus B. TuquibBishop of Pagadian, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
30 May49.0AppointedFilippo FranceschiCoadjutor Bishop of Tarquinia e Civitavecchia, ItalyBishop of Padova {Padua}, Italy
49.0AppointedFilippo FranceschiTitular Bishop of SilliBishop of Padova {Padua}, Italy
31 May26.0Ordained PriestLeopoldo Hermes Garin BruzzonePriest of Canelones, UruguayAuxiliary Bishop
26.9Ordained PriestFrancisco Pardo ArtigasPriest of Barcelona, SpainBishop of Girona, Spain
1 Jun57.5AppointedVittorio CecchiAuxiliary Bishop of Macerata e Tolentino, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
57.5AppointedVittorio CecchiTitular Bishop of UsinazaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
57.5ResignedVittorio CecchiBishop of Fossombrone, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
55.0AppointedCostanzo MicciBishop of Fano, Italy
55.0AppointedCostanzo MicciBishop of Fossombrone, ItalyBishop of Fano, Italy
2 Jun27.5Ordained PriestCarl Anthony Fisher, S.S.J. †Priest of St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred HeartAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
27.5Ordained PriestMartin Albert Happe, M. Afr.Priest of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop of Nouakchott, Mauritania
59.7AppointedCarlo MartiniArchbishop of L’Aquila, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
77.9DiedJohn Edward PetitBishop Emeritus of Menevia, Wales, Great Britain
72.5ResignedCostantino StellaArchbishop of L’Aquila, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
3 Jun47.9Ordained BishopFrancisco Alvarez MartínezBishop of Tarazona, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
44.4Ordained BishopMichael Michai KitbunchuArchbishop of Bangkok, ThailandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
38.3Ordained PriestThomas Kwaku MensahPriest of Kumasi, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
6 Jun55.2AppointedMario Pio GaspariTitular Archbishop of NumidaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Japan
55.2AppointedMario Pio GaspariApostolic Delegate to MéxicoApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Japan
55.4Ordained BishopJosé de Matos Pereira, C.M.F. †Bishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
58.1AppointedBruno TorpiglianiApostolic Nuncio to PhilippinesApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
7 Jun24.3Ordained DeaconRichard Anthony Burke, S.P.S.Deacon of St. Patrick’s Society for the Foreign MissionsArchbishop Emeritus of Benin City, Nigeria
8 Jun46.9Ordained BishopJames Chan Soon CheongBishop of Malacca-Johor, MalaysiaBishop Emeritus of Melaka-Johor, Malaysia
53.5AppointedAntonio MazzaSecretary of the Roman Curia - OtherBishop Emeritus of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
53.5AppointedAntonio MazzaTitular Bishop of VeliaBishop Emeritus of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
BornLinas (Genadijus) Vodopjanovas, O.F.M.NeringaAuxiliary Bishop of Telšiai (-Klaipeda), Lithuania
9 Jun25.4Ordained PriestDerek John Christopher Byrne, S.P.S.Priest of St. Patrick’s Society for the Foreign MissionsBishop of Primavera do Leste - Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
23.6Ordained PriestStanisław GądeckiPriest of Gniezno, PolandArchbishop of Poznań, Poland
25.0Ordained PriestSalvador Giménez VallsPriest of Valencia, SpainBishop of Menorca, Spain
23.3Ordained PriestDusan Spiridion SpinerPriestBishop Emeritus
10 Jun25.7Ordained PriestAntonio González SánchezPriestBishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
24.4Ordained PriestJohn McAreaveyPriest of Dromore, IrelandBishop
28.1Ordained PriestFelipe Padilla CardonaPriestBishop of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México
12 Jun40.7AppointedJosé Maria Maimone, S.A.C.Bishop of Umuarama, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.4DiedPaulo José TavaresBishop of Macau, China
14 Jun50.2AppointedRoger-Émile Aubry, C.SS.R. †Vicar Apostolic of Reyes, BoliviaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
50.2AppointedRoger-Émile Aubry, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of ArenaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Reyes, Bolivia
45.3AppointedEnrico Bartolucci Panaroni, M.C.C.I. †Vicar Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador
45.3AppointedEnrico Bartolucci Panaroni, M.C.C.I. †Titular Bishop of CastuloVicar Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador
43.1AppointedAlbano Bortoletto CavallinAuxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Londrina, Parana, Brazil
43.1AppointedAlbano Bortoletto CavallinTitular Bishop of Aquae Novae in NumidiaArchbishop Emeritus of Londrina, Parana, Brazil
55.6AppointedJosé Joaquim GonçalvesBishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedJean Jérôme Hamer, O.P. †Titular Archbishop of LoriumCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
57.0AppointedJean Jérôme Hamer, O.P. †Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
35.1AppointedPatrick ItekaBishop of Mahenge, Tanzania
15 Jun30.0Ordained PriestBenvenuto Italo CastellaniPriestArchbishop of Lucca, Italy
65.4ResignedPierre François Lehaen, S.D.B. †Bishop of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
16 Jun26.2Ordained PriestLuigi Padovese, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinVicar Apostolic of Anatolia, Turkey
46.2AppointedJoseph PallikaparampilAuxiliary Bishop of Palai (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
46.2AppointedJoseph PallikaparampilTitular Bishop of AbydusBishop Emeritus of Palai (Syro-Malabarese), India
17 Jun52.8InstalledJosé Guerra CamposBishop of Cuenca, SpainBishop Emeritus
57.2Ordained BishopConstantino José Lüers, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of VallipositaBishop Emeritus of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
20 Jun24.7Ordained PriestGerardo Melgar ViciosaPriest of Palencia, SpainBishop of Osma-Soria, Spain
61.4AppointedEmanuele RomanoAuxiliary Bishop of Monreale, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Trapani, Italy
61.4AppointedEmanuele RomanoTitular Bishop of Nigrae MaioresBishop Emeritus of Trapani, Italy
21 Jun78.2DiedJoseph Guffens, S.J. †Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
AppointedGivanni KoyounianOrdinary of Greece (Armenian)
22 Jun59.6AppointedEdward John HerrmannBishop of Columbus, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
23 Jun24.7Ordained PriestJan BaxantPriest of Praha {Prague}, Czech RepublicBishop of Litoměřice, Czech Republic
26.3Ordained PriestYves Jean Marie Arsène BoivineauPriest of Luçon, FranceBishop of Annecy, France
28.2Ordained PriestGuerrino Riccardo BrusatiPriestBishop of Caetité, Bahia, Brazil
24.8Ordained PriestJan GraubnerPriestArchbishop of Olomouc, Czech Republic
29.6Ordained PriestKarel Herbst, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoAuxiliary Bishop of Praha {Prague}, Czech Republic
29.6Ordained PriestJohn Hung Shan-chuan, S.V.D.Priest of Society of the Divine WordArchbishop of Taipei, Taiwan
24 Jun40.3ProfessedLubomyr Husar, M.S.U.Priest of Ukrainian Studite Monks (Ukrainian)Cardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
58.3Ordained BishopHervé-Maria Le Cléac’h, SS.CC. †Bishop of Taiohae, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)
26.7Ordained PriestRaphaël François Minassian, I.C.P.B.Priest of Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de BzommarOrdinary of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian), Armenia
27.8Ordained PriestValentin Pozaic, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
51.0Ordained BishopJoseph-Marie-Henri RabineBishop of Cahors, FranceArchbishop of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France
25 Jun36.5AppointedNikólaos FoskolosArchbishop of Athēnai {Athens}, GreeceArchbishop Emeritus
59.1AppointedIgnace Abdo Khalifé, S.J. †Archbishop (Personal Title) of Saint Maron of Sydney (Maronite), AustraliaBishop Emeritus
26 Jun27.5Ordained PriestRodolfo Cetoloni, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Grosseto, Italy
25.7Ordained PriestMariano ManzanaPriest of Trento, ItalyBishop of Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
27 Jun52.8DiedLéon Eugène Émile François DixneufAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), France
28 Jun25.9Ordained PriestGeorges Abou Khazen, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria
23.8Ordained PriestGiovanni Paolo BenottoPriest of Pisa, ItalyArchbishop
62.6DiedJean-Ernest MénardBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), France
29 Jun41.0Ordained BishopGeorge Marian Anathil, S.V.D. †Bishop of Indore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
50.9AppointedLorenzo AntonettiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Congo, Democratic Republic ofCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
45.3Ordained BishopEnrico Bartolucci Panaroni, M.C.C.I. †Titular Bishop of CastuloVicar Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador
28.4Ordained PriestValério Breda, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil
49.1Ordained BishopFilippo FranceschiTitular Bishop of SilliBishop of Padova {Padua}, Italy
55.2Ordained BishopMario Pio GaspariTitular Archbishop of NumidaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Japan
24.7Ordained PriestJoaquín Gimeno LahozPriest of Teruel (-Albarracín), SpainBishop of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
57.1Ordained BishopJean Jérôme Hamer, O.P. †Titular Archbishop of LoriumCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
27.6Ordained PriestStanislav Hočevar, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
35.6Ordained BishopFrancis Anani Kofi LodonuTitular Bishop of MasculaBishop of Ho, Ghana
40.7Ordained BishopJosé Maria Maimone, S.A.C.Bishop of Umuarama, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.6Ordained BishopAntonio MazzaTitular Bishop of VeliaBishop Emeritus of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
51.4Ordained BishopFrançois-Marie Morvan, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus
32.1Ordained PriestBasile Mvé Engone, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Libreville, Gabon
59.6Ordained BishopAppasinghe Paul PereraBishop of Kandy, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus
71.3DiedJan Vos, M.H.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kuching, Malaysia
43.5Ordained BishopTadeusz Józef ZawistowskiTitular Bishop of HospitaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Łomża, Poland
30 Jun25.0Ordained PriestLuigi BonazziPriestApostolic Nuncio to Canada
31.0Ordained PriestHenri Coudray, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusVicar Apostolic of Mongo, Chad
80.8RetiredLorenz Jäger (Jaeger)Archbishop of Paderborn, GermanyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
45.5Ordained BishopJames Kwadwo OwusuBishop of Sunyani, Ghana
46.8AppointedLuciano StoreroApostolic Pro-Nuncio to GabonApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
46.8AppointedLuciano StoreroApostolic Pro-Nuncio to CamerounApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
46.8AppointedLuciano StoreroApostolic Delegate to Equatorial GuineaApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
70.1DiedBl. Vasyl Vsevolod Velychkovsky, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
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