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The Year of Our Lord 1979

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown73.7RetiredBonaventure Akiki, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Alep [Beroea, Halab], SyriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
24.3Professed (Perpetual Vows)Hanna G. Alwan, M.L.Member of Congregation of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries (Maronite)Curial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
18.8ProfessedRóbert Bezák, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerArchbishop Emeritus of Trnava, Slovakia
59.0ResignedDonaldo Chávez NúñezTitular Bishop of Giru MonsAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Managua, Nicaragua
DiedJean B. Coudray, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Kankan, Guinea
DiedJuan José Díaz Plata, O.P. †Prelate of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, Colombia
49.1ResignedFrançois-Marie-Christian FavreauTitular Bishop of Turres AmmeniaeBishop Emeritus of Nanterre, France
24.9Professed (Perpetual Vows)Moussa El-Hage, O.A.M.Member of Antonin Maronite Order (Maronite)Archbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land {Haifa e Terra Santa} (Maronite), Israel
72.9AppointedEgano Righi-LambertiniCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
74.5RetiredLeo Jozef SuenensVicar Apostolic of Belgium, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium
33.8Professed (Perpetual Vows)Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of Korea, Military
2 Jan44.5AppointedRubén López ArdónBishop of Esteli, NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
6 Jan53.5InstalledMarco Patriarch of Venezia {Venice}, ItalyCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus
27.1Ordained PriestCzeslaw KozonPriest of København {Copenhagen}, DenmarkBishop
51.6Ordained BishopFranciszek MacharskiArchbishop of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
7 Jan42.3Ordained BishopCristiano Jakob KrapfBishop of Jequié, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
8 Jan51.5AppointedJosé de Jesús Castillo Rentería, M.N.M. †Bishop of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
49.2AppointedHéctor Luis Lucas Peña GómezBishop of Holguín, CubaBishop Emeritus
71.8ResignedJosef StanglBishop of Würzburg, GermanyBishop Emeritus
52.2AppointedFrancis Joseph WalmsleyBishop of Great Britain, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
52.2AppointedFrancis Joseph WalmsleyTitular Bishop of TamallumaBishop Emeritus of Great Britain, Military
10 Jan59.3AppointedJoseph Nguyên Tùng CuongBishop of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
58.3AppointedPierre-Jean Trân Xuân HapBishop of Vinh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
12 Jan46.7AppointedGeorge MamalasseryBishop of Tura, IndiaBishop Emeritus
72.4ResignedOrestes Marengo, S.D.B. †Apostolic Administrator of Tura, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Tezpur, India
38.7AppointedAnthony Peter MayallaBishop of Musoma, TanzaniaArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
62.1ResignedJohn James Rudin, M.M. †Bishop of Musoma, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
41.3AppointedLaurent YapiBishop of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire
14 Jan73.0DiedJosé Bascuñana y LópezBishop Emeritus of Solsona, Spain
54.0Ordained BishopMario MigliettaArchbishop of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
42.2Ordained BishopJaime Lucas Ortega y AlaminoBishop of Pinar del Rio, CubaCardinal, Archbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba
15 Jan65.8ResignedDoroteo Fernández y FernándezBishop of Badajoz, SpainBishop Emeritus
50.3AppointedGeraldo Scarpone Caporale, O.F.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Comayagua, HondurasBishop Emeritus
77.2DiedJean-Baptiste Urrutia, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Huê, Viet Nam
17 Jan24.3Ordained PriestHéctor Luis Morales SánchezPriest of Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí, MéxicoBishop of Netzahualcóyotl, México, México
66.9AppointedBruno WüstenbergApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands
19 Jan50.0Ordained BishopEdmundo M. AbayaBishop of Laoag, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines
31.0ProfessedJan de Groef, M. Afr.Member of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)Bishop of Bethlehem, South Africa
20 Jan56.4AppointedGiuseppe LaiguegliaApostolic Pro-Nuncio to CubaOfficial Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
22 Jan64.3DiedStepan Chmil, S.D.B. †Bishop
67.4ResignedPrimo GasbarriBishop of Grosseto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
23 Jan48.6AppointedJohn Edward McCarthyAuxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Austin, Texas, USA
48.6AppointedJohn Edward McCarthyTitular Bishop of PetinaBishop Emeritus of Austin, Texas, USA
24 Jan55.8AppointedJosé Arana Berruete, O.A.R. †Prelate of Chota, Peru
25 Jan47.0AppointedJohn Joseph NevinsAuxiliary Bishop of Miami, Florida, USABishop Emeritus of Venice, Florida, USA
47.0AppointedJohn Joseph NevinsTitular Bishop of RusticianaBishop Emeritus of Venice, Florida, USA
26 Jan72.8DiedFrancisco Gómez Marijuán, C.M.F. †Bishop Emeritus of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
27 Jan75.9DiedRamón José CastellanoArchbishop Emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina
42.6Ordained BishopJoseph DaoBishop of Kayes, MaliBishop Emeritus
44.1Ordained BishopBonifatius Haushiku, I.C.P. †Titular Bishop of TroynaArchbishop of Windhoek, Namibia
28 Jan51.7InstalledFranciszek MacharskiArchbishop of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
29 Jan49.3AppointedJosé Afonso Ribeiro, T.O.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of São Luíz de Cáceres, Mato Grosso, BrazilPrelate Emeritus of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil
49.3AppointedJosé Afonso Ribeiro, T.O.R. †Titular Bishop of BagisPrelate Emeritus of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil
64.1DiedReginald John DelargeyCardinal, Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
53.3AppointedPatrício José Hanrahan, C.SS.R. †Prelate of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, Para, BrazilBishop of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, Brazil
30 Jan66.1ResignedRomeo Roy BlanchetteBishop of Joliet in Illinois, USABishop Emeritus
31 Jan50.0InstalledEdmundo M. AbayaBishop of Laoag, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines
37.7AppointedEdward OzorowskiAuxiliary Bishop of Vilnius, LithuaniaArchbishop of Białystok, Poland
37.7AppointedEdward OzorowskiTitular Bishop of BitettumArchbishop of Białystok, Poland
Feb33.0IncardinatedFelipe de Jesús EstévezPriest of Miami, Florida, USABishop of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
57.6ResignedJames Richard Ham, M.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of GuatemalaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
2 Feb64.1DiedGiuseppe MoizoBishop of Acqui, Italy
55.1AppointedPierre Marie Léon Augustin PlateauAuxiliary Bishop of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo), FranceArchbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
55.1AppointedPierre Marie Léon Augustin PlateauTitular Bishop of GunelaArchbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
48.4AppointedPaul Joseph Jean PoupardAuxiliary Bishop of Paris, FranceCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture
48.4AppointedPaul Joseph Jean PoupardTitular Bishop of UsulaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture
26.7Ordained PriestBonifacio Antonio Reimann Panic, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorVicar Apostolic of Ñuflo de Chávez, Bolivia
20.9ProfessedJosé Slaby, C.SS.R.Member of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerPrelate of Esquel, Argentina
38.8IncardinatedPaul Tan Chee Ing, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusBishop of Melaka-Johor, Malaysia
5 Feb67.0AppointedJosé Melgoza OsorioBishop of Netzahualcóyotl, México, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
48.3AppointedManuel Samaniego BarrigaBishop of Cuautitlán, México, México
49.0AppointedGiorgio ZurTitular Archbishop of SestaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
49.0AppointedGiorgio ZurApostolic Pro-Nuncio to MalawiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
49.0AppointedGiorgio ZurApostolic Pro-Nuncio to ZambiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
6 Feb50.8AppointedAgustín Alejo (Aleido) Román RodríguezAuxiliary Bishop of Miami, Florida, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
50.8AppointedAgustín Alejo (Aleido) Román RodríguezTitular Bishop of SerteiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Miami, Florida, USA
9 Feb67.4DiedClaude-Constant-Marie FlusinBishop Emeritus of Saint-Claude, France
82.1DiedEduardo Martinez GonzálezBishop Emeritus of Zamora, Spain
10 Feb63.6Ordained BishopDomenico Caloyera, O.P. †Archbishop of Izmir (Smirne), TurkeyArchbishop Emeritus
39.2Ordained BishopPaul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C.Bishop of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania)
93.3DiedGiovanni MeleBishop of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy
11 Feb53.6Ordained BishopBarthélémy BatantuArchbishop of Brazzaville, CongoArchbishop Emeritus
25.5Professed (Perpetual Vows)Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V.Member of Society of Divine VocationsBishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
12 Feb49.2AppointedAndrew Zolile T. BrookBishop of Umtata, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
54.8AppointedCarmelo Cassati, M.S.C.Bishop of Tricarico, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), Italy
25.6Professed (Perpetual Vows)Juan José Chaparro Stivanello, C.M.F.Member of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
48.9AppointedFrancesco CuccareseArchbishop of Acerenza, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne, Italy
36.7AppointedJosaphat Louis LebuluBishop of Same, TanzaniaArchbishop of Arusha, Tanzania
47.5AppointedFelix Eugenio MkhoriBishop of Chikwawa, MalawiBishop Emeritus of Lilongwe, Malawi
62.1ResignedGiuseppe VairoArchbishop of Acerenza, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
68.9ResignedEugen Joseph Frans Vroemen, S.M.M. †Bishop of Chikwawa, MalawiBishop Emeritus
16 Feb75.2RetiredJacinto Argaya GoicoecheaBishop of San Sebastián, SpainBishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedJosé María Larrauri LafuenteBishop of Vitoria, SpainBishop Emeritus
60.8AppointedLuis María de Larrea y LegarretaBishop of Bilbao, SpainBishop Emeritus
50.9AppointedJosé María Setién AlberroBishop of San Sebastián, SpainBishop Emeritus
17 Feb43.1Ordained BishopIgnatius MenezesBishop of Ajmer and Jaipur, IndiaBishop Emeritus of Ajmer, India
18 Feb40.2Ordained BishopTheodor KettmannTitular Bishop of BusirisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Osnabrück, Germany
59.4Ordained BishopJoseph Nguyên Tùng CuongBishop of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
50.8Ordained BishopManuel Pestana FilhoBishop of Anápolis, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
30.2Ordained PriestMenghesteab Tesfamariam, M.C.C.I.Priest of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of JesusBishop of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea
20 Feb24.7Ordained PriestUdumala Bala ShowreddyPriest of Warangal, IndiaBishop
66.7AppointedGiovanni StamatiBishop of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy
21 Feb50.4Ordained BishopGeraldo Scarpone Caporale, O.F.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Comayagua, HondurasBishop Emeritus
22 Feb78.2DiedDavid Frederick CunninghamBishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
43.8Ordained BishopHélio Gonçalves HelenoBishop of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
40.4Ordained BishopRobert Fealey MorneauTitular Bishop of Massa LubrenseAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
52.3Ordained BishopFrancis Joseph WalmsleyTitular Bishop of TamallumaBishop Emeritus of Great Britain, Military
23 Feb75.1RetiredLaurenz BöggeringAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedDomenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap.Prefect of Soddo-Hosanna, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Soddo-Hosanna, Ethiopia
24 Feb79.7DiedJoseph Edward RudderhamBishop Emeritus of Clifton, England, Great Britain
49.0Ordained BishopGiorgio ZurTitular Archbishop of SestaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Austria
25 Feb24.4Ordained PriestFrancisco Moreno BarrónPriest of Morelia, Michoacán, MéxicoBishop of Tlaxcala, México
55.3Ordained BishopJean Yves Marie SahuquetTitular Bishop of UticaBishop Emeritus of Tarbes et Lourdes, France
26 Feb53.3AppointedAntónio José RafaelBishop of Bragança e Miranda, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Bragança-Miranda, Portugal
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