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The Year of Our Lord 1977

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
3 Nov67.2ResignedJuan Bockwinckel, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of Oppidum NovumPrelate Emeritus of Encarnación, Paraguay
54.7AppointedEurico Dias NogueiraArchbishop of Braga, PortugalArchbishop Emeritus
51.1ResignedDiego Gutiérrez Pedraza, O.S.A. †Titular Bishop of GaguariPrelate of Cafayate, Argentina
62.2ResignedJosé María Márquez Bernal, C.M.F. †Titular Bishop of BuxentumPrelate Emeritus of Humahuaca, Argentina
63.3AppointedCarlos Arturo Mullín Nocetti, S.J. †Bishop of Minas, Uruguay
55.8AppointedJúlio Tavares RebimbasArchbishop (Personal Title) of Viana do Castelo, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
4 Nov45.3InstalledJayme Henrique ChemelloBishop of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.5RetiredJules Victor DaemBishop of Antwerpen {Antwerp}, BelgiumBishop Emeritus
44.4AppointedGodfried DanneelsBishop of Antwerpen {Antwerp}, BelgiumCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
5 Nov28.0Ordained PriestJosé Aníbal Casasola SosaPriest of Zacapa y Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, GuatemalaBishop
46.5Ordained BishopBlasco Francisco CollaçoTitular Archbishop of OctavaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to South Africa
51.7Ordained BishopAntonio Deig ClotetBishop of Menorca, SpainBishop Emeritus of Solsona, Spain
47.9ResignedJesús Agustín López de Lama, C.P.Titular Bishop of Casae CalanaePrelate Emeritus of Corocoro, Bolivia
6 Nov44.5Ordained BishopGratian Mundadan, C.M.I.Bishop of Bijnor (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
7 Nov65.6ResignedJacinto (Giacinto) Eccher, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of GarrianaPrelate Emeritus of Aiquile, Bolivia
55.5AppointedBernardin GantinPro-President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, Dean Emeritus of the College of Cardinals
8 Nov51.7AppointedJoseph Anthony FerrarioAuxiliary Bishop of Honolulu, Hawaii, USABishop Emeritus
51.7AppointedJoseph Anthony FerrarioTitular Bishop of CusaeBishop Emeritus of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
50.6Ordained BishopRembert George Weakland, O.S.B.Archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAArchbishop Emeritus
9 Nov90.9DiedFerdinando LonginottiBishop Emeritus of San Severino (-Treia), Italy
10 Nov54.3AppointedPhilip Ekka, S.J. †Bishop of Ambikapur, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Raipur, India
58.9AppointedMichael Ugwu EnejaBishop of Enugu, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
48.2AppointedSebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I.Bishop of Mohale’s Hoek, LesothoBishop Emeritus
47.7AppointedJoseph Hisajiro MatsunagaAuxiliary Bishop of Nagasaki, JapanBishop of Fukuoka, Japan
47.7AppointedJoseph Hisajiro MatsunagaTitular Bishop of UmbriaticoBishop of Fukuoka, Japan
47.8AppointedAlbert Kanene ObiefunaBishop of Awka, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Onitsha, Nigeria
11 Nov46.9SucceededFrédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M. †Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Cardinal, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
58.8AppointedFortunato Antonio RossiBishop of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Corrientes, Argentina
63.8ResignedPierre Wijnants, M.S.C. †Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
12 Nov54.5Ordained BishopGeorges Abi-Saber, O.L.M.Bishop of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Maronite), SyriaBishop Emeritus of Saint-Maron de Montréal (Maronite), Canada
50.5Ordained BishopGeorges ScandarBishop of Baalbek e Zahlé (Maronite), LebanonBishop Emeritus of Zahleh (Maronite), Lebanon
13 Nov89.6DiedHugh Edward RyanBishop Emeritus of Townsville, Australia
16 Nov59.6AppointedMario Pio GaspariApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Japan
17 Nov45.2AppointedCormac Murphy-O’ConnorBishop of Arundel and Brighton, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
60.6ResignedRamón Salas Valdés, S.J. †Titular Bishop of GorBishop Emeritus of Arica, Chile
68.7ResignedCirilo Polidoro Van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of MunicipaPrelate Emeritus of Illapel, Chile
18 Nov46.2ResignedJosé Agustín Ganuza García, O.A.R.Titular Bishop of PauzeraPrelate Emeritus of Bocas del Toro, Panama
38.5AppointedJosé Joaquín Troconis MontielAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia en VenezuelaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
38.5AppointedJosé Joaquín Troconis MontielTitular Bishop of Castellum MinusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Valencia en Venezuela
19 Nov56.2Ordained BishopLinus Nirmal Gomes, S.J.Bishop of Baruipur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
26.4Ordained PriestDominic Jala, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Shillong, India
25.0Ordained DeaconSteven John RaicaDeacon of Lansing, Michigan, USABishop of Gaylord, Michigan, USA
20 Nov46.1Ordained BishopHelmut KrätzlTitular Bishop of Heraclea PonticaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
44.7Ordained BishopFlorian KuntnerTitular Bishop of HirinaAuxiliary Bishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
40.7Ordained BishopAnthony Lee Kok HinBishop of Miri, MalaysiaBishop Emeritus
21 Nov54.0AppointedHubert BrandenburgBishop of Stockholm, SwedenBishop Emeritus
22 Nov61.6InstalledAlbert Henry OttenwellerBishop of Steubenville, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
82.6DiedLuigi TragliaCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
24 Nov47.2AppointedAndrea Mariano Magrassi, O.S.B. †Archbishop of Bari (-Canosa), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Bari-Bitonto, Italy
58.6AppointedSotero Sanz VillalbaApostolic Delegate to México
25 Nov86.2DiedAndré-Gustave-Émile LeclercAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
70.1ResignedDamián Nicolau Roig, T.O.R. †Titular Bishop of BararusPrelate Emeritus of Huamachuco, Peru
26 Nov45.7InstalledRosendo Huesca PachecoArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
26.5Ordained PriestMichele SecciaPriestBishop of Teramo-Atri, Italy
27 Nov48.9Ordained BishopLorenzo BellomiBishop of Trieste, Italy
37.1Ordained BishopMichael Nnachi OkoroTitular Bishop of Catabum CastraBishop of Abakaliki, Nigeria
28 Nov41.0AppointedKenneth Donald SteinerAuxiliary Bishop of Portland in Oregon, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
41.0AppointedKenneth Donald SteinerTitular Bishop of AvensaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Portland in Oregon, USA
57.9AppointedPaul Edward Waldschmidt, C.S.C. †Auxiliary Bishop of Portland in Oregon, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
57.9AppointedPaul Edward Waldschmidt, C.S.C. †Titular Bishop of CitiumAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Portland in Oregon, USA
29 Nov54.4IncardinatedJohn George ChedidPriest of Saint Maron of Detroit (Maronite), Michigan, USABishop Emeritus of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles (Maronite), California, USA
63.6ResignedAntonio Kühner y Kühner, M.F.S.C. †Titular Bishop of AvioccalaBishop of Huánuco, Peru
27.0Ordained PriestEdmund Woga, C.SS.R.Priest of Weetebula, IndonesiaBishop
30 Nov52.9ResignedDante Frasnelli Tarter, O.S.I.Titular Bishop of UrusiPrelate Emeritus of Huarí, Peru
70.4DiedGiuseppe PullanoBishop of Patti, Italy
50.0AppointedAngelo SodanoTitular Archbishop of Nova CaesarisCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
50.0AppointedAngelo SodanoApostolic Nuncio to ChileCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
1 Dec69.0ResignedJean-Barthélemy-Marie de CambourgBishop of Valence (-Die-Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux), FranceBishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredAntônio Ferreira de Macedo, C.SS.R. †Coadjutor Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, BrazilCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus
66.0ResignedAlmir Marques FerreiraBishop of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
59.2AppointedGeraldo María de Morais PenidoCoadjutor Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
50.7ResignedVenancio Celestino Orbe Uriarte, C.P. †Titular Bishop of NaratcataPrelate Emeritus of Moyobamba, Peru
53.3AppointedOnofre Cândido Rosa, S.D.B. †Coadjutor Bishop of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
54.5AppointedConrado Walter, S.A.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Jacarezinho, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.5AppointedConrado Walter, S.A.C.Titular Bishop of LysiniaBishop Emeritus of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil
2 Dec57.2DiedFrancisco Esteves Dias, O.S.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Luso, Angola
56.9AppointedMaximilian GoffartAuxiliary Bishop of Aachen, Germany
56.9AppointedMaximilian GoffartTitular Bishop of UzitaAuxiliary Bishop of Aachen, Germany
55.2AppointedSefafín Vásquez ElizaldeBishop of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
74.9DiedEmile-Elie Verhille, C.S.Sp. †Bishop Emeritus of Fort-Rousset, Congo
70.9DiedLeonardo Viera ContrerasBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México
3 Dec23.6Ordained PriestFrancisco Carlos BachPriest of Ponta Grossa, Parana, BrazilBishop of São José dos Pinhais, Parana, Brazil
47.2AppointedMichele GiordanoArchbishop of Matera e Irsina, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
58.2AppointedLouis Pham Van NâmAuxiliary Bishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet NamAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
58.2AppointedLouis Pham Van NâmTitular Bishop of AcufidaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
60.9AppointedGiuseppe VairoArchbishop of Acerenza, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
60.9AppointedGiuseppe VairoBishop of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
60.9AppointedGiuseppe VairoBishop of Muro Lucano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
5 Dec50.6DiedLouis Charpenet, O.M.I. †Bishop of Yagoua, Cameroon
50.1AppointedFrank Joseph RodimerBishop of Paterson, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
7 Dec28.2Ordained PriestAldo de Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S.PriestArchbishop of Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
50.1SucceededJosé Goncalves HelenoBishop of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
47.6InstalledBasil Harry LostenBishop of Stamford (Ukrainian), USABishop Emeritus
62.8ResignedHermínio Malzone HugoBishop of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
8 Dec29.5Ordained PriestDario Campos, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil
36.8Ordained BishopCarlos Alberto NicoliniTitular Bishop of LilybaeumCoadjutor Bishop of Salto, Uruguay
9 Dec44.8AppointedRicardo Guízar DíazAuxiliary Bishop of Aguascalientes, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of Tlalnepantla, México, México
89.5DiedNorberto PeriniArchbishop Emeritus of Fermo, Italy
42.1AppointedHugo Eugenio Puccini BanfiAuxiliary Bishop of Barranquilla, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Santa Marta, Colombia
42.1AppointedHugo Eugenio Puccini BanfiTitular Bishop of Oppidum ConsilinumBishop Emeritus of Santa Marta, Colombia
10 Dec56.0AppointedIgnazio CannavòBishop of Lipari, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
26.9Ordained PriestJesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Machiques, Venezuela
40.1AppointedVittorio Luigi MondelloAuxiliary Bishop of Messina, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
40.1AppointedVittorio Luigi MondelloTitular Bishop of CarcabiaArchbishop Emeritus of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
26.9Ordained PriestSalesius MugambiPriest of Meru, KenyaBishop
77.9DiedJoão Batista Muniz, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil
29.3Ordained PriestAmando SamoPriest of Carolines-Marshalls, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop of Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania)
48.9AppointedGeorge Otto WirzAuxiliary Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedGeorge Otto WirzTitular Bishop of MunicipaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Madison, Wisconsin, USA
11 Dec25.2Ordained PriestPaulo Francisco MachadoPriest of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
27.2Ordained PriestTarcísio Scaramussa, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoCoadjutor Bishop of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Dec41.6AppointedFrançois Jacques BussiniAuxiliary Bishop of Grenoble, FranceBishop Emeritus of Amiens, France
41.6AppointedFrançois Jacques BussiniTitular Bishop of FebianaBishop Emeritus of Amiens, France
84.4AppointedCarlo ConfalonieriCardinal-Bishop of OstiaCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
84.4ConfirmedCarlo ConfalonieriCardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals
47.8AppointedPedro Rosales DeanAuxiliary Bishop of Davao, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Palo, Philippines
47.8AppointedPedro Rosales DeanTitular Bishop of ThuccaboraArchbishop Emeritus of Palo, Philippines
42.5Ordained BishopLuis María Estrada Paetau, O.P. †Titular Bishop of RegiaeVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Izabal, Guatemala
13 Dec66.4DiedFrancisco Ferreira ArreolaBishop of Texcoco, México, México
49.4InstalledBernard James GanterBishop of Beaumont, Texas, USA
14 Dec69.0AppointedGabriel KodaTitular Archbishop of Nisibis dei CaldeiArchbishop Emeritus of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq
69.0ResignedGabriel KodaArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
57.0AppointedAndré SanaArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
15 Dec46.9SucceededCirilo R. AlmarioBishop of Malolos, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
62.5ResignedManuel P. Del RosarioBishop of Malolos, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
59.8InstalledCharles Alexander K. SalatkaArchbishop of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAArchbishop Emeritus
16 Dec29.3Ordained PriestPhilip NaamehPriestArchbishop of Tamale, Ghana
17 Dec54.5AppointedDominic Joseph AbreoBishop of Aurangabad, India
27.2Ordained PriestPhilippe Xavier Ignace BarbarinPriest of Créteil, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, France
41.7AppointedHendrik Joseph Alois Bomers, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Gimma, EthiopiaBishop of Haarlem, Netherlands
41.7AppointedHendrik Joseph Alois Bomers, C.M. †Titular Bishop of AvioccalaBishop of Haarlem, Netherlands
52.0InstalledGerardo Humberto Flores ReyesBishop of Verapaz, Cobán, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
26.4Ordained PriestWilson Tadeu Jönck, S.C.I.Priest of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartArchbishop of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
47.3Ordained BishopAndrea Mariano Magrassi, O.S.B. †Archbishop of Bari (-Canosa), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Bari-Bitonto, Italy
28.5Ordained PriestIgnatius Loyola MascarenhasPriest of Delhi, IndiaBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, India
41.2AppointedEphraim Silas ObotBishop of Idah, Nigeria
46.0AppointedSixto José Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Araucanía, ChileBishop Emeritus of Villarrica, Chile
46.0AppointedSixto José Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of GaguariBishop Emeritus of Villarrica, Chile
51.9AppointedMichael RozarioArchbishop of Dacca, BangladeshArchbishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
24.9Ordained PriestDonald George SproxtonPriest of Perth, AustraliaAuxiliary Bishop
18 Dec44.5Ordained BishopGodfried DanneelsBishop of Antwerpen {Antwerp}, BelgiumCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
26.5Ordained PriestJuan Bautista Gavilán VelásquezPriest of Caacupé, ParaguayBishop of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
27.6Ordained PriestPatrick Daniel KoromaPriestBishop of Kenema, Sierra Leone
20 Dec79.5DiedAndré Marie CharueBishop Emeritus of Namur {Namen}, Belgium
83.2DiedConrad Dubbelman, O. Praem. †Bishop Emeritus of Jabalpur, India
21 Dec50.8SucceededAthanase Bala, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Bafia, CameroonBishop Emeritus
61.3ResignedAndré Charles Lucien Loucheur, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bafia, CameroonBishop Emeritus
45.3Ordained BishopCormac Murphy-O’ConnorBishop of Arundel and Brighton, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster, England, Great Britain
23 Dec51.7AppointedSergio Otoniel Contreras NaviaBishop of Temuco, ChileBishop Emeritus
32.9Ordained PriestJuan Navarro CastellanosPriest of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Tuxpan, Veracruz, México
26 Dec56.5Ordained BishopAntonio ValentiniBishop of Trivento, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Chieti-Vasto, Italy
27 Dec26.7Ordained PriestUlises Antonio Gutiérrez Reyes, O. de M.Priest of Order of Our Lady of MercyArchbishop of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
52.0ResignedJuan Conway McNabb, O.S.A.Titular Bishop of Saia MaiorBishop Emeritus of Chulucanas, Peru
66.8ResignedEldon Bernard SchusterBishop of Great Falls, Montana, USABishop Emeritus of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
28 Dec62.3ResignedBernardino Piñera CarvalloBishop of Temuco, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of La Serena, Chile
29 Dec82.1DiedGeorges-Léon LandryBishop Emeritus of Hearst, Ontario, Canada
30 Dec55.3ResignedTomás Roberto Patricio Manning, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of ArsamosataBishop Emeritus of Coroico, Bolivia
78.5AppointedFrantišek TomášekArchbishop of Praha {Prague}, Czech RepublicCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
31 Dec75.2RetiredAurelio SignoraPrelate of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, ItalyPrelate Emeritus

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