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The Year of Our Lord 1977

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown24.5Professed (Perpetual Vows)Jean-Abdo Arbach, B.C.Member of Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist (Melkite Greek)Archbishop of Homs (-Hama-Jabrud) (Melkite Greek), Syria
51.6ResignedEnzio d’AntonioBishop of Trivento, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Lanciano-Ortona, Italy
52.5ResignedJoão (Giovanni) Gazza, S.X. †Superior General of Xaverian Missionary FathersBishop Emeritus of Aversa, Italy
DiedLeopold Grimard, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Idah, Nigeria
81.0DiedLudwig Haag, M. Afr. †Prefect Emeritus of Tukuyu, Tanzania
39.2IncardinatedJoseph Nunzio LatinoPriest of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USABishop Emeritus of Jackson, Mississippi, USA
27.5ProfessedMalcolm Patrick McMahon, O.P.Member of Order of Friars PreachersArchbishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
38.1IncardinatedPaul Kazuhiro MoriPriest of Tōkyō, JapanAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
ResignedAmândio Domingues Neto, O.F.M. †Prefect of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-BissauPrefect Emeritus
84.0DiedBasil Niederberger, O.S.B. †Abbot General Emeritus of Order of Saint Benedict
61.9ResignedAristide Pirovano, P.I.M.E. †Superior General of Pontifical Institute for Foreign MissionsPrelate Emeritus of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
75.6ResignedLuigi Ricceri, S.D.B. †Rector General of Salesians of Saint John BoscoRector General Emeritus
75.7RetiredLuigi RinaldiBishop of San Marco e Bisignano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
47.3AppointedOscar Serfilippi, O.F.M. Conv. †Auxiliary Bishop of Jesi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
ResignedEnrique Alejandro Vallejo Bernal, C.M. †Prefect of Tierradentro, ColombiaPrefect Emeritus
DiedHenry J. Winkelmolen, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Same, Tanzania
1 Jan28.5Ordained PriestAloísio Alberto Dilli, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2 Jan48.9Ordained BishopGiulio EinaudiTitular Archbishop of Villamagna in TripolitanaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Croatia
3 Jan42.1AppointedGrégoire (Krikor) Ghabroyan, I.C.P.B.Apostolic Exarch of France (Armenian)Bishop Emeritus of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian), France
42.1AppointedGrégoire (Krikor) Ghabroyan, I.C.P.B.Titular Bishop of Amida degli ArmeniBishop Emeritus of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian), France
55.7AppointedArturo Salazar Mejia, O.A.R. †Bishop of Pasto, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
4 Jan57.0DiedVasco SéirécovBishop of Nicopoli, Bulgaria
40.7AppointedEdgardo Gabriel StorniAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Fe, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina
40.7AppointedEdgardo Gabriel StorniTitular Bishop of CroaeArchbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina
6 Jan60.4AppointedFiorenzo AngeliniAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, ItalyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
7 Jan74.7DiedHenri-Louis-Toussaint VionBishop Emeritus of Poitiers, France
8 Jan44.4Ordained BishopJean-Baptiste Maria CisséBishop of Sikasso, Mali
26.0Ordained PriestHéctor Javier Pizarro Acevedo, O.A.R.Priest of Order of Augustinian RecollectsVicar Apostolic of Trinidad, Colombia
9 Jan27.5Ordained PriestEsmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Ist. del PradoPriest of Istituto del PradoArchbishop of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
48.9Ordained BishopAlfons DemmingTitular Bishop of GordusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
54.7Ordained BishopArmando FrancoBishop of Melfi e Rapolla, ItalyBishop of Oria, Italy
65.3Ordained BishopWilhelm WösteTitular Bishop of ThignicaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Münster, Germany
11 Jan74.6RetiredFranciscus Xaverius Eikichi TanakaBishop of Takamatsu, JapanBishop Emeritus
12 Jan92.2DiedJames Edward KearneyBishop Emeritus of Rochester, New York, USA
13 Jan31.9Ordained PriestRamzi GarmouPriest of Teheran (Chaldean), IranArchbishop
15 Jan89.4RetiredRaffaele CampelliBishop of Cagli e Pergola, ItalyBishop Emeritus
28.1Ordained PriestRobert Daniel ConlonPriest of Cincinnati, Ohio, USABishop of Joliet in Illinois, USA
58.6AppointedCostanzo MicciBishop of Cagli e Pergola, ItalyBishop of Fano, Italy
52.5AppointedGiuseppe (Josip) UhacApostolic Pro-Nuncio to GabonSecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
16 Jan52.0Ordained BishopBernardino Rivera Alvarez, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of MutugennaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Potosí, Bolivia
17 Jan57.3DiedJosé Dalvit, F.S.C.J. †Bishop Emeritus of São Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil
48.4AppointedJames Steven RauschBishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
20 Jan22.6ProfessedSeverino Clasen, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil
22 Jan72.6DiedFranco CostaBishop Emeritus of Crema, Italy
56.2Ordained BishopPatrick Laurence MurphyTitular Bishop of Aquae in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Broken Bay, Australia
23 Jan29.4Ordained PriestAugustinus Tumaole Bane, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop of Leribe, Lesotho
30.1Ordained PriestVincent KympatPriest of Shillong, IndiaBishop of Jowai, India
21.1ProfessedLuiz Fernando Lisboa, C.P.Member of Congregation of the PassionBishop of Pemba, Mozambique
24 Jan55.2AppointedAdolfo GerstnerBishop of Concordia, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
25 Jan50.2Ordained BishopPaul Vincent DudleyTitular Bishop of UrsonaBishop Emeritus of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
39.6Ordained BishopJohn Francis KinneyTitular Bishop of CaprulaeBishop Emeritus of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
43.7AppointedJoão Oneres MarchioriBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
68.8InstalledJosé de Jesús Tirado PedrazaArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
26 Jan87.0DiedSalvatore Herrera y Pinto, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Puno, Peru
27 Jan47.7AppointedBernard HubertCoadjutor Bishop of Saint-Jean-de-Québec, Québec, CanadaBishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
30 Jan58.9Ordained BishopCyriaque Siméon ObambaBishop of Mouila, GabonBishop Emeritus
31 Jan77.8RetiredAlberto CarinciArchbishop of Boiano-Campobasso, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
51.7SucceededEnzio d’AntonioArchbishop of Boiano-Campobasso, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Lanciano-Ortona, Italy
26.5Ordained PriestFabio Martínez CastillaPriest of Yucatán, MéxicoArchbishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México
79.0DiedGiacomo PalombellaArchbishop Emeritus of Matera, Italy
Feb56.1ResignedRedento Maria Gauci, O. Carm. †Prelate of Chuquibamba, PeruPrelate Emeritus
1 Feb38.3AppointedHoward James HubbardBishop of Albany, New York, USABishop Emeritus
2 Feb22.1ProfessedJaime Pedro Kohl, P.S.D.P.Member of Poveri Servi della Divina ProvvidenzaBishop of Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
51.1Ordained BishopLélis Lara, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of Cellae in MauretaniaBishop Emeritus of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil
23.3ProfessedJosé Luiz Majella Delgado, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
3 Feb75.8ResignedLuis Chávez y GonzálezArchbishop of San Salvador, El SalvadorArchbishop Emeritus
41.9AppointedTobias Wunganayi ChiginyaBishop of Gwelo, ZimbabweBishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
53.9ResignedEurico Dias NogueiraBishop of Sá da Bandeira, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus of Braga, Portugal
51.9AppointedAlexandre do NascimentoArchbishop of Lubango, AngolaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Luanda, Angola
55.4AppointedManuel Franklin da CostaArchbishop of Huambo, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus of Lubango, Angola
66.5ResignedAloysius Haene, S.M.B. †Bishop of Gwelo, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus
46.9AppointedJoseph Kyeong Kap-ryongAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
46.9AppointedJoseph Kyeong Kap-ryongTitular Bishop of BuffadaBishop Emeritus of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
75.4RetiredMichel Olçomendy, M.E.P. †Archbishop of SingaporeArchbishop Emeritus
48.8AppointedJosé Próspero da Ascensão PuatyBishop of Lwena, AngolaBishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedPedro Marcos Ribeiro da CostaBishop of Henrique de Carvalho, AngolaBishop Emeritus of Saurimo, Angola
59.5AppointedOscar Amulfo Romero y GaldamezArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
53.4AppointedEugénio SalessuBishop of Malanje, AngolaBishop Emeritus
51.7AppointedGregory Yong Sooi NgeanArchbishop of SingaporeArchbishop Emeritus
5 Feb77.0ResignedEliseu Maria Coroli, B. †Prelate of Guamá, Para, BrazilPrelate Emeritus
6 Feb64.5InstalledFrancis James HarrisonBishop of Syracuse, New York, USABishop Emeritus
72.7DiedCarlos Guillermo Hartl de Laufen, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Araucanía, Chile
8 Feb28.7Ordained PriestDominic LumonPriest of Kohima, IndiaArchbishop of Imphal, India
9 Feb76.2RetiredFilippo AglialoroAuxiliary Bishop of Palermo, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
13 Feb42.2Ordained BishopGrégoire (Krikor) Ghabroyan, I.C.P.B.Titular Bishop of Amida degli ArmeniBishop Emeritus of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian), France
51.3Ordained BishopAntónio José RafaelTitular Bishop of BuduaBishop Emeritus of Bragança-Miranda, Portugal
14 Feb63.1InstalledJoseph Elias TawilEparch of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston) (Melkite Greek), USAEparch Emeritus
15 Feb47.0AppointedRobert Edward MulveeAuxiliary Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, USABishop Emeritus of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
47.0AppointedRobert Edward MulveeTitular Bishop of SummaBishop Emeritus of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
16 Feb46.6AppointedEmile Marcus, P.S.S.Auxiliary Bishop of Paris, FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
46.6AppointedEmile Marcus, P.S.S.Titular Bishop of Tres TabernaeArchbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
74.9RetiredJoseph Thomas McGuckenArchbishop of San Francisco, California, USAArchbishop Emeritus
47.9AppointedJohn Raphael QuinnArchbishop of San Francisco, California, USAArchbishop Emeritus
43.0AppointedWilliam Stephen SkylstadBishop of Yakima, Washington, USABishop Emeritus of Spokane, Washington, USA
19 Feb71.1ResignedJosé Bascuñana y LópezBishop of Solsona, SpainBishop Emeritus
46.2Ordained BishopManuel Duran MorenoTitular Bishop of TamagristaBishop Emeritus of Tucson, Arizona, USA
60.1AppointedJoão Batista Przyklenk, M.S.F. †Bishop of Januária, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
51.9Ordained BishopThaddeus Anthony ShubsdaTitular Bishop of TraguriumBishop of Monterey in California, USA
20 Feb45.6Ordained BishopThomas FlynnBishop of Achonry, IrelandBishop Emeritus
57.6Ordained BishopSeverinah Abdon Potani, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Solwezi, Zambia
22 Feb52.4AppointedGiovanni LocatelliBishop of Rimini, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Vigevano, Italy
52.4AppointedGiovanni LocatelliBishop of San Marino-Montefeltro, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Vigevano, Italy
59.5InstalledOscar Amulfo Romero y GaldamezArchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
24 Feb55.5AppointedPaulos TzaduaArchbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
72.9RetiredAsrate Mariam YemmeruArchbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), EthiopiaArchbishop Emeritus
26 Feb36.4AppointedJean-Claude Bouchard, O.M.I.Bishop of Pala, Chad
39.6AppointedHieronymus Herculanus Bumbun, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Pontianak, Indonesia
57.9AppointedPaulinus Jeerakath, C.M.I. †Bishop of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabarese), India
54.3AppointedAbraham D. Mattam, C.V.Bishop of Satna (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
43.8AppointedGratian Mundadan, C.M.I.Bishop of Bijnor (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
58.1DiedBernard Oguki-AtakpahBishop Emeritus of Atakpamé, Togo
63.9AppointedJanuarius Paul Palathuruthy, C.M.I. †Bishop of Chanda (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedJohn Perumattam, M.S.T.A. †Bishop of Ujjain (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedSimon Ignatius PimentaCoadjutor Archbishop of Bombay, IndiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedSimon Ignatius PimentaTitular Archbishop of BocconiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India
73.2RetiredMatthew PothanamuzhiBishop of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
46.5AppointedJoseph PowathilBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), India
40.5AppointedGeorge PunnakottilBishop of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
57.2AppointedJonas Thaliath, C.M.I. †Bishop of Rajkot (Syro-Malabarese), India
67.9AppointedClement Thottungal, C.M.I. †Bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
27 Feb52.7Ordained BishopColin Cameron Davies, M.H.M.Bishop of Ngong, KenyaBishop Emeritus
28 Feb42.9AppointedMario Joseph ContiBishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
55.5AppointedJames Joseph DalyAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.5AppointedJames Joseph DalyTitular Bishop of Castra NovaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
50.5AppointedJavier Osés FlamariqueBishop of Huesca, SpainBishop Emeritus
53.5AppointedGerald Augustine John RyanAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
53.5AppointedGerald Augustine John RyanTitular Bishop of MunatianaAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
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