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The Year of Our Lord 1974

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar51.5AppointedMariano Gaviola y GarcésBishop of Philippines, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines
70.4DiedJohn Michael O’NeillBishop Emeritus of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
3 Mar63.5Ordained BishopMarian Jozef RechowiczTitular Bishop of PupianaApostolic Administrator of Lviv, Ukraine
5 Mar39.2InstalledNoël Delaquis, O.C.S.O.Bishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
6 Mar44.9Ordained BishopPaschalis Soedita Hardjasoemarta, M.S.C. †Bishop of Purwokerto, Indonesia
50.9ResignedRamón Torrella CascanteVice President of the Pontifical Council for the LaityArchbishop Emeritus of Tarragona, Spain
7 Mar61.3AppointedJosé María MestresAuxiliary Bishop of Paraná, ArgentinaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.3AppointedJosé María MestresTitular Bishop of DardanusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paraná, Argentina
48.5AppointedLucas Moreira Neves, O.P. †Vice President of the Pontifical Council for the LaityCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
8 Mar40.6AppointedRicardo Pido TancincoBishop of Calbayog, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
9 Mar51.4Ordained BishopFrancisco Medina Ramirez, O.C.D. †Titular Bishop of SestaPrelate of El Salto, Durango, México
68.3DiedGiuseppe OlivottiAuxiliary Bishop of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
10 Mar70.2DiedBolesław KominekCardinal, Archbishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
62.1Ordained BishopOdorico Leovigildo Sáiz Pérez, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SimingiVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Requena, Peru
11 Mar49.3AppointedRobert LebelAuxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jean-de-Québec, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Valleyfield, Québec, Canada
49.3AppointedRobert LebelTitular Bishop of AlindaBishop Emeritus of Valleyfield, Québec, Canada
12 Mar40.1AppointedFelipe Aguirre FrancoAuxiliary Bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Acapulco, Guerrero, México
40.1AppointedFelipe Aguirre FrancoTitular Bishop of OtriculumArchbishop Emeritus of Acapulco, Guerrero, México
85.2RetiredBenigno CarraraBishop of Imola, ItalyBishop Emeritus
59.0AppointedLuigi DardaniBishop of Imola, ItalyBishop Emeritus
45.2Ordained BishopAdam Joseph Exner, O.M.I.Bishop of Kamloops, British Columbia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
45.9Ordained BishopBalashoury ThanugundlaBishop of Guntur, India
14 Mar39.1AppointedOnesimo Cadiz GordoncilloAuxiliary Bishop of Dumaguete, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Capiz, Philippines
39.1AppointedOnesimo Cadiz GordoncilloTitular Bishop of GunugusArchbishop Emeritus of Capiz, Philippines
15 Mar48.1SelectedJohannes Joachim DegenhardtCardinal, Archbishop of Paderborn, Germany
87.6DiedVince KovácsApostolic Administrator Emeritus of Vác, Hungary
57.2AppointedRobert-Joseph MathenCoadjutor Bishop of Namur {Namen}, BelgiumBishop Emeritus
57.2AppointedRobert-Joseph MathenTitular Bishop of Tituli in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Namur {Namen}, Belgium
16 Mar BornMario León Dorado, O.M.I.Prefect of Western Sahara {Sahara Occiental}
29.8Ordained PriestKonrad ZdarsaPriest of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyBishop of Augsburg, Germany
17 Mar40.3Ordained BishopBoniface Nyema DaliehTitular Bishop of TalaptulaBishop Emeritus of Cape Palmas, Liberia
54.2Ordained BishopJean Louis Joseph DardelBishop of Clermont, FranceBishop Emeritus of Clermont, France
41.7Ordained BishopJan Stefan GałeckiTitular Bishop of MaiucaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
54.3Ordained BishopCiril KosBishop of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, CroatiaBishop Emeritus
27.8Ordained PriestJoseph Pibul VisitnondachaiPriest of Bangkok, ThailandBishop of Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
18 Mar49.4AppointedFrancisco Antunes SantanaBishop of Funchal, Portugal
59.7AppointedGuglielmo GiaquintaBishop of Tivoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
53.8AppointedAurélio Granada EscudeiroCoadjutor Bishop of Angra, PortugalBishop Emeritus
53.8AppointedAurélio Granada EscudeiroTitular Bishop of DrusilianaBishop Emeritus of Angra, Portugal
47.9Ordained BishopAngelo RizzoBishop of Ragusa, ItalyBishop Emeritus
19 Mar45.4Ordained BishopPudhota Chinniah BalaswamyBishop of Nellore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
45.1Ordained BishopJorge Bernal Vargas, L.C.Titular Bishop of VelefiPrelate Emeritus of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México
77.5DiedPaolo BottoArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, Italy
39.5SelectedBernard Rooney, O.S.B.Abbot of New Norcia, AustraliaAbbot Emeritus
45.6InstalledJaime Lachica SinArchbishop of Manila, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
21 Mar48.1AppointedMassimo GiustettiBishop of Pinerolo, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Biella, Italy
71.7AppointedEmilio PizzoniTitular Bishop of Iulium CarnicumBishop Emeritus of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy
64.5ResignedRobert Emmet TracyBishop of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus
22 Mar42.6AppointedTadeusz WernoAuxiliary Bishop of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
42.6AppointedTadeusz WernoTitular Bishop of ZattaraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland
23 Mar75.0RetiredMarcel-Pierre-Armand RiopelAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
42.9Ordained BishopMiguel Rodriguez Rodriguez, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Arecibo, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
24 Mar50.0Ordained BishopUrbano José AllgayerTitular Bishop of TunnunaBishop Emeritus of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
23.3Ordained PriestAlessandro D’ErricoPriestApostolic Nuncio to Croatia
24.9Ordained PriestPierre Nguyên Van TotPriest of Phú Cuong, Viet NamApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
27.8Ordained PriestSimon NtamwanaPriestArchbishop of Gitega, Burundi
27.0Ordained PriestŽelimir PuljićPriest of Mostar-Duvno (-Trebinje e Mrkan), Bosnia and HerzegovinaArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), Croatia
25 Mar48.0Ordained BishopRafael Bello RuizTitular Bishop of SegiaArchbishop Emeritus of Acapulco, Guerrero, México
78.1RetiredThomas Aloysius BolandArchbishop of Newark, New Jersey, USAArchbishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedWilliam Donald BordersArchbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USAArchbishop Emeritus
61.7AppointedPeter Leo GeretyArchbishop of Newark, New Jersey, USAArchbishop Emeritus
47.2AppointedCarlos Oviedo Cavada, O. de M. †Archbishop of Antofagasta, ChileCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile
74.5RetiredJohann Rüth, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale}Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
76.0RetiredLawrence Joseph ShehanArchbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedFrancisco de Borja Valenzuela RíosArchbishop (Personal Title) of San Felipe, ChileBishop Emeritus of Valparaíso, Chile
28 Mar45.3InstalledAdam Joseph Exner, O.M.I.Bishop of Kamloops, British Columbia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
38.9AppointedTomás Osvaldo González Morales, S.D.B.Bishop of Punta Arenas, ChileBishop Emeritus
30 Mar46.3InstalledAdolphe E. ProulxBishop of Hull, Québec, CanadaBishop of Gatineau-Hull, Québec, Canada
31 Mar40.3Ordained BishopEdward Kevin DalyBishop of Derry, IrelandBishop Emeritus
86.8DiedAdalar Eberharter, O.F.M. Cap. †Superior Emeritus of Kiamusze [Jiamusi], China
79.6DiedCharles Leo NelliganBishop Emeritus of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
28.1Ordained DeaconJean-Yves RiocreuxDeacon of Nouméa, New Caledonia, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles
39.5ConfirmedBernard Rooney, O.S.B.Abbot of New Norcia, AustraliaAbbot Emeritus
Apr24.6ProfessedPedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C.Member of Congregation of the Legionaries of ChristPrelate of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México
1 Apr84.7DiedGiuseppe SchiaviniAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
3 Apr53.2AppointedAndré Gustave BossuytPrelate of Mission de France o Pontigny, France
58.4AppointedArthur Joseph GilbertBishop of Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaBishop Emeritus
4 Apr48.2ConfirmedJohannes Joachim DegenhardtCardinal, Archbishop of Paderborn, Germany
5 Apr72.4DiedAdolf BolteBishop of Fulda, Germany
41.4AppointedTulio Manuel Chirivella VarelaBishop of Margarita, VenezuelaArchbishop Emeritus of Barquisimeto, Venezuela
49.5Ordained BishopAlfonso de Jesús Hinojosa BerronesBishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
41.6AppointedPatrick NairBishop of Meerut, IndiaBishop Emeritus
6 Apr29.6Ordained PriestJean-Paul Maurice JaegerPriest of Nancy (-Toul), FranceBishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
27.1Ordained PriestDaniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C.Priest of Congregation of Holy CrossBishop of Peoria, Illinois, USA
29.8Ordained PriestBruno Pedron, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil
69.0DiedStepán Trochta, S.D.B. †Cardinal, Bishop of Litoměřice, Czech Republic
7 Apr25.7Ordained PriestWolfgang HaasPriest of Chur, SwitzerlandArchbishop of Vaduz, Liechtenstein
8 Apr79.4DiedJames Charles McGuiganCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
50.5AppointedAntônio Carlos MesquitaCoadjutor Bishop of Oliveira, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
50.5AppointedAntônio Carlos MesquitaTitular Bishop of TamadaBishop Emeritus of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
9 Apr41.9AppointedGilbert Espinosa ChávezAuxiliary Bishop of San Diego, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedGilbert Espinosa ChávezTitular Bishop of MagarmelAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Diego, California, USA
10 Apr23.5Ordained PriestTommaso CaputoPriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyPrelate of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy
11 Apr27.2Ordained PriestEmil Paul TscherrigPriestApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
14 Apr19.1ProfessedBernardo Miguel Bastres Florence, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Punta Arenas, Chile
28.6Ordained PriestJosé Benjamín Castillo PlascenciaPriest of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Celaya, Guanajuato, México
47.2InstalledCarlos Oviedo Cavada, O. de M. †Archbishop of Antofagasta, ChileCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile
16 Apr44.5Ordained BishopAntônio de Souza, C.S.S.Titular Bishop of EgnatiaBishop Emeritus of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
17 Apr58.0AppointedAlbert Henry OttenwellerAuxiliary Bishop of Toledo, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
58.0AppointedAlbert Henry OttenwellerTitular Bishop of PerdicesBishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
60.3InstalledCornelius Michael PowerArchbishop of Portland in Oregon, USAArchbishop Emeritus
18 Apr76.6RetiredViktor BurićArchbishop of Rijeka-Senj, CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus
43.2AppointedBernard Louis Auguste Paul PanafieuAuxiliary Bishop of Annecy, FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Marseille, France
43.2AppointedBernard Louis Auguste Paul PanafieuTitular Bishop of ThibilisCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Marseille, France
59.3SucceededJosip PavlišićArchbishop of Rijeka-Senj, CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus
20 Apr27.2Ordained PriestHilary Paul Odili OkekePriest of Onitsha, NigeriaBishop of Nnewi, Nigeria
21 Apr39.1Ordained BishopFrancis Folorunsho Clement AlongeTitular Bishop of ThignicaBishop Emeritus of Ondo, Nigeria
49.5Ordained BishopFrancisco Antunes SantanaBishop of Funchal, Portugal
61.4Ordained BishopJosé María MestresTitular Bishop of DardanusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paraná, Argentina
27.7Ordained PriestRolando Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D.Priest of Order of Discalced CarmelitesArchbishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines
22 Apr67.2ResignedAndré-Jean-Marie Charles de la BrousseBishop of Dijon, FranceBishop Emeritus
51.0AppointedAlbert Florent Augustin DecourtrayBishop of Dijon, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (-Vienne), France
38.7Solemn ProfessedCarlos Arthur Sevilla, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop Emeritus of Yakima, Washington, USA
23 Apr75.2RetiredJames Donald ScanlanArchbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
55.3Ordained BishopBernard Joseph WallaceBishop of Rockhampton, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedThomas Joseph WinningCardinal, Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
25 Apr40.2Ordained BishopFelipe Aguirre FrancoTitular Bishop of OtriculumArchbishop Emeritus of Acapulco, Guerrero, México
55.7ResignedMichel-Maurice-Augustin-Marie Darmancier, S.M. †Bishop of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
59.4AppointedReginald John DelargeyCardinal, Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
46.6AppointedLolesio (Laurent) FuaheaBishop of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
54.5ResignedFrançois Hoenen, S.V.D. †Bishop of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
71.4ResignedVictor Petrus Keuppens, O.F.M. †Bishop of Kolwezi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
56.3AppointedJohn MackeyBishop of Auckland, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
38.8AppointedDieudonné M’Sanda Tsinda-HataBishop of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
64.6AppointedThomas NanthaAuxiliary Bishop of Vientiane, LaosVicar Apostolic
64.6AppointedThomas NanthaTitular Bishop of SuccubaVicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos
39.3AppointedFaustin NgabuCoadjutor Bishop of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
39.3AppointedFaustin NgabuTitular Bishop of TigamibenaBishop Emeritus of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
36.7AppointedFloribert Songasonga MwitwaBishop of Kolwezi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
27 Apr39.0Ordained BishopTomás Osvaldo González Morales, S.D.B.Bishop of Punta Arenas, ChileBishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedPio LaghiApostolic Nuncio to ArgentinaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
31.4Ordained PriestFrancesco Panfilo, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
28 Apr39.7Ordained BishopCarlos Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M.Archbishop of Tanger, MoroccoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
48.2InstalledJohannes Joachim DegenhardtCardinal, Archbishop of Paderborn, Germany
40.1Ordained BishopJames Mwewa SpaitaBishop of Mansa, ZambiaArchbishop Emeritus of Kasama, Zambia
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