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The Year of Our Lord 1979

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar63.0AppointedKazimierz Jan MajdańskiBishop of Szczecin-Kamień, PolandBishop Emeritus
56.4Ordained BishopVincent de Paul Pham Van DuBishop of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Viet Nam
2 Mar25.9Ordained PriestLudger SchepersPriest of Essen, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop
4 Mar55.4Ordained BishopSevero Aparicio Quispe, O. de M. †Titular Bishop of Vegesela in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cuzco, Peru
49.2AppointedJózef GlempBishop of Warmia (Ermland), PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
58.4Ordained BishopPierre-Jean Trân Xuân HapBishop of Vinh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
5 Mar75.9RetiredVincenzo De ChiaraBishop of Mileto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.9RetiredVincenzo De ChiaraBishop of Nicotera e Tropea, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Mileto, Italy
38.5AppointedPaulino Lukudu Loro, F.S.C.J.Bishop of El Obeid, SudanArchbishop of Juba, South Sudan
39.5AppointedSebelio Peralta AlvarezAuxiliary Bishop of Villarrica, ParaguayBishop of San Lorenzo, Paraguay
39.5AppointedSebelio Peralta AlvarezTitular Bishop of Inuca in MauretaniaBishop of San Lorenzo, Paraguay
6 Mar27.5Ordained PriestMathias Ri Iong-hoon (Lee Yong-Hoon)Priest of Suwon, Korea (South)Bishop
8 Mar23.8ProfessedAdolfo Armando Uriona, F.D.P.Member of Sons of Divine ProvidenceBishop of Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto, Argentina
9 Mar73.4DiedJean-Marie VillotCardinal, Secretary of State
10 Mar27.0Solemn ProfessedHugh (Edward) Gilbert, O.S.B.Member of Order of Saint BenedictBishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain
11 Mar42.0Ordained BishopAnthony ThannikotTitular Bishop of TigillavaAuxiliary Bishop of Verapoly, India
12 Mar74.7DiedEmilio Abascal y SalmerónArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
47.4SucceededSergio Obeso RiveraArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
13 Mar45.6AppointedStanley Girard SchlarmanAuxiliary Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, USABishop Emeritus of Dodge City, Kansas, USA
45.6AppointedStanley Girard SchlarmanTitular Bishop of CapreaeBishop Emeritus of Dodge City, Kansas, USA
14 Mar48.7Ordained BishopJohn Edward McCarthyTitular Bishop of PetinaBishop Emeritus of Austin, Texas, USA
15 Mar65.6AppointedArmido Gasparini, F.S.C.J. †Titular Bishop of MagnetumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Awasa, Ethiopia
65.6AppointedArmido Gasparini, F.S.C.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Awasa, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
49.9AppointedPaul Mambe MukangaBishop of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
46.1AppointedVincent Mojwok NyikerBishop of Malakal, South SudanBishop Emeritus
35.4AppointedPatrick Mumbure MutumeAuxiliary Bishop of Umtali, ZimbabweAuxiliary Bishop of Mutare, Zimbabwe
35.4AppointedPatrick Mumbure MutumeTitular Bishop of Arae in MauretaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Mutare, Zimbabwe
43.8AppointedBlasius PujoraharjaBishop of Ketapang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
67.7ResignedGabriel Willem Sillekens, C.P. †Bishop of Ketapang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
32.2Ordained PriestFrancis Daw TangPriest of Myitkyina, MyanmarBishop
48.8AppointedAndré WoukingBishop of Bafoussam, CameroonArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
16 Mar83.1DiedThomas Aloysius BolandArchbishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey, USA
26.0Ordained PriestFidelis Uga OrgahPriest of Otukpo, NigeriaBishop
17 Mar28.0Ordained PriestStephen RobsonPriest of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, Great BritainBishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, Great Britain
68.7AppointedFrancesco SpaneddaArchbishop of Oristano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
18 Mar83.9DiedAbdallah NujaimBishop Emeritus of Baalbek (Maronite), Lebanon
56.6Ordained BishopPetar PerkolicCoadjutor Archbishop of Bar (Antivari), MontenegroArchbishop Emeritus
19 Mar46.9Ordained BishopGeorge MamalasseryBishop of Tura, IndiaBishop Emeritus
20 Mar67.6ResignedGeorge Joseph BiskupArchbishop of Indianapolis, Indiana, USAArchbishop Emeritus
21 Mar69.5DiedHenri Alfred Bernardin Hoffmann, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Djibouti
46.9AppointedJusto Mullor GarcíaTitular Archbishop of Emerita AugustaPresident Emeritus of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
22 Mar41.7AppointedMichael Hughes KennyBishop of Juneau, Alaska, USA
46.9AppointedJusto Mullor GarcíaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’IvoirePresident Emeritus of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
23 Mar62.7Ordained BishopYouannčs MalakTitular Bishop of DiocleaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Luqsor {Tebe} (Coptic), Egypt
63.3AppointedAdelmo TacconiBishop of Grosseto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
24 Mar47.2Ordained BishopJohn Joseph NevinsTitular Bishop of RusticianaBishop Emeritus of Venice, Florida, USA
83.1DiedEugene O’DohertyBishop Emeritus of Dromore, Ireland
50.9Ordained BishopAgustín Alejo (Aleido) Román RodríguezTitular Bishop of SerteiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Miami, Florida, USA
68.9ResignedCarlos Humberto Rodríguez QuirósArchbishop of San José de Costa RicaArchbishop Emeritus
25 Mar54.7AppointedEdward Idris CassidyApostolic Pro-Nuncio to LesothoCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
54.7AppointedEdward Idris CassidyApostolic Delegate to South AfricaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
24.3Ordained PriestFrançois Marie Aimé Marius FonluptPriest of Clermont, FranceBishop of Rodez (-Vabres), France
49.2Ordained BishopPeter KurongkuTitular Bishop of SinnuaraArchbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
48.1Ordained BishopArmindo Lopes CoelhoTitular Bishop of ElvasBishop Emeritus of Porto, Portugal
28.0Ordained PriestJean-Bosco NtepPriestBishop of Edéa, Cameroon
26 Mar60.6AppointedJosé Costa CamposBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
65.6ResignedCristiano Portela de Araújo PenaBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
28 Mar47.4AppointedJosé Rafael Barquero ArceAuxiliary Bishop of Alajuela, Costa RicaBishop Emeritus
47.4AppointedJosé Rafael Barquero ArceTitular Bishop of ArindelaBishop Emeritus of Alajuela, Costa Rica
61.4ResignedJosé Joaquim GonçalvesBishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus
52.8AppointedWilliam Russell HouckAuxiliary Bishop of Jackson, Mississippi, USABishop Emeritus
52.8AppointedWilliam Russell HouckTitular Bishop of AlexanumBishop Emeritus of Jackson, Mississippi, USA
54.5AppointedAlphonsus Liguori PenneyArchbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
75.1RetiredPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Archbishop of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
29 Mar45.7AppointedJosé Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm.Bishop of Paracatu, Minas Gerais, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
45.3AppointedGerhard Ludwig Goebel, M.S.F. †Prelate of Tromsř, Norway
40.5AppointedGerhard Schwenzer, SS.CC.Prelate of Trondheim, NorwayBishop Emeritus of Oslo, Norway
31 Mar47.7AppointedIstván BagiAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom, Hungary
47.7AppointedIstván BagiTitular Bishop of BavagalianaAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom, Hungary
29.7Ordained PriestStanislas Lukumwena Lumbala, O.F.M.Priest of Order of Friars MinorBishop Emeritus of Kole, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
63.0AppointedIzidor István MarosiAuxiliary Bishop of Vác, HungaryBishop Emeritus
63.0AppointedIzidor István MarosiTitular Bishop of Maxula PratesBishop Emeritus of Vác, Hungary
51.9AppointedLászló Paskai, O.F.M.Bishop of Veszprém, HungaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
62.6AppointedGyula SzakosAuxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), HungaryBishop Emeritus
62.6AppointedGyula SzakosTitular Bishop of RapidumBishop Emeritus of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
1 Apr49.1Ordained BishopFrancesco CuccareseArchbishop of Acerenza, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne, Italy
25.8Ordained PriestVito RalloPriest of Mazara del Vallo, ItalyApostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso
2 Apr44.7AppointedFernando José PenteadoAuxiliary Bishop of Săo Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil
44.7AppointedFernando José PenteadoTitular Bishop of Turres AmmeniaeBishop Emeritus of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil
39.0AppointedDécio PereiraAuxiliary Bishop of Săo Paulo, BrazilBishop of Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil
39.0AppointedDécio PereiraTitular Bishop of MartiranoBishop of Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil
4 Apr40.0Ordained BishopTheotonius Gomes, C.S.C.Bishop of Dinajpur, BangladeshAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh
68.4AppointedEnea SelisArchbishop of Cosenza e Bisignano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
5 Apr49.9AppointedJean-Guy CoutureBishop of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
75.9ResignedMarius ParéBishop of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
6 Apr70.2DiedIgnacio Arbulú PinedaBishop of Huánuco, Peru
48.6Ordained BishopPaul Joseph Jean PoupardTitular Bishop of UsulaCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture
7 Apr42.1AppointedPaciano Basilio AnicetoAuxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of San Fernando, Philippines
42.1AppointedPaciano Basilio AnicetoTitular Bishop of TlosArchbishop Emeritus of San Fernando, Philippines
52.4AppointedAntonio CantisaniArchbishop of Rossano e Cariati, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Catanzaro-Squillace, Italy
48.6AppointedGirolamo GrilloBishop of Cassano all’Jonio, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, Italy
55.4AppointedAugusto LauroBishop of San Marco Argentano-Scalea, ItalyBishop Emeritus
55.0AppointedManuel C. SobrevińasAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Imus, Philippines
55.0AppointedManuel C. SobrevińasTitular Bishop of TulanaBishop Emeritus of Imus, Philippines
8 Apr72.1DiedJosef StanglBishop Emeritus of Würzburg, Germany
9 Apr44.3AppointedPaul Dacoury-TableyAuxiliary Bishop of Abidjan, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire
44.3AppointedPaul Dacoury-TableyTitular Bishop of Castra SeverianaBishop Emeritus of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire
49.5AppointedAlan Basil de LasticAuxiliary Bishop of Calcutta, IndiaArchbishop of Delhi, India
49.5AppointedAlan Basil de LasticTitular Bishop of CissaArchbishop of Delhi, India
48.7AppointedAndré Ilunga KasebaBishop of Kalemie-Kirungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
28.8Ordained PriestJose Corazon Tumbagahan Tala-ocPriest of Kalibo, PhilippinesBishop
73.5DiedJohn Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Blantyre, Malawi
26.5Ordained PriestSebastian Vadakel, M.S.T.A.PriestBishop of Ujjain (Syro-Malabarese), India
10 Apr55.4AppointedNewton Holanda GurgelAuxiliary Bishop of Crato, Ceara, BrazilBishop Emeritus
55.4AppointedNewton Holanda GurgelTitular Bishop of Gummi in ByzacenaBishop Emeritus of Crato, Ceara, Brazil
11 Apr66.7DiedArturo Gerrit Joăo Hermanus Maria Horsthuis, A.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil
53.1AppointedLuigi de MagistrisRegent of the Apostolic PenitentiaryPro-Major Penitentiary Emeritus
54.5AppointedPhilip Francis Smith, O.M.I. †Coadjutor Bishop of Cotabato, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Cotabato, Philippines
13 Apr57.6AppointedWilliam Anthony HughesBishop of Covington, Kentucky, USABishop Emeritus
15 Apr28.6Ordained PriestPedro Vázquez VillalobosPriest of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, México
18 Apr93.9DiedMarko AlaupovicArchbishop Emeritus of Vrhbosna {Sarajevo}, Bosnia and Herzegovina
80.7RetiredAlbert Hermelink Gentiaras, S.C.I. †Bishop of Tanjungkarang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
43.9AppointedAndreas Henrisusanta, S.C.I.Bishop of Tanjungkarang, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus
56.0AppointedJean-Marie LafontaineAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
56.0AppointedJean-Marie LafontaineTitular Bishop of UrsonaAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
56.0AppointedWilliam Thomas LarkinBishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
19 Apr74.8RetiredAntônio de Almeida Moraes JuniorArchbishop of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
41.5AppointedLadislau Biernaski, C.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilBishop of Săo José dos Pinhais, Parana, Brazil
41.5AppointedLadislau Biernaski, C.M. †Titular Bishop of TetciBishop of Săo José dos Pinhais, Parana, Brazil
65.0SucceededJosé Gonçalves da Costa, C.SS.R. †Archbishop of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedAlfredo Ernest Novak, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Săo Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Paranaguá, Parana, Brazil
48.9AppointedAlfredo Ernest Novak, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of VardimissaBishop Emeritus of Paranaguá, Parana, Brazil
51.1AppointedDomingos Gabriel Wisniewski, C.M. †Bishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
20 Apr89.6DiedJosef HiltlAuxiliary Bishop of Regensburg, Germany
21 Apr32.3Ordained PriestGabriel ’Leke AbegunrinPriestArchbishop of Ibadan, Nigeria
50.2AppointedNoel Desmond DalyBishop of Sandhurst, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
49.3Ordained BishopJózef GlempBishop of Warmia (Ermland), PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
78.7RetiredBernard Denis StewartBishop of Sandhurst, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
45.7ResignedRicardo Pido TancincoBishop of Calbayog, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
74.3ResignedPaul Francis TannerBishop of Saint Augustine, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
22 Apr42.4Ordained BishopEmile Aiti Waro Leru’aCoadjutor Bishop of Doruma-Dungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
51.8Ordained BishopJosé de Jesús Castillo Rentería, M.N.M. †Bishop of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
26.7ProfessedJorge Rubén Lugones, S.J.Member of Society of JesusBishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
25.6Ordained PriestGerald John MathiasPriestBishop of Lucknow, India
39.0Ordained BishopAnthony Peter MayallaBishop of Musoma, TanzaniaArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
25.7Ordained PriestJerzy Mazur, S.V.D.Priest of Society of the Divine WordBishop of Ełk, Poland
55.3Ordained BishopPierre Marie Léon Augustin PlateauTitular Bishop of GunelaArchbishop Emeritus of Bourges, France
45.6AppointedAlfio RapisardaTitular Archbishop of CannaeApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
45.6AppointedAlfio RapisardaApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Portugal
23 Apr41.8AppointedMatthew Harvey ClarkBishop of Rochester, New York, USABishop Emeritus
74.2DiedFrancis James FureyArchbishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
39.1AppointedAlejandro Goic KarmelicAuxiliary Bishop of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), ChileBishop of Rancagua, Chile
39.1AppointedAlejandro Goic KarmelicTitular Bishop of AfricaBishop of Rancagua, Chile
54.0AppointedPedro G. Magugat, M.S.C. †Auxiliary Bishop of Cabanatuan, PhilippinesBishop of Urdaneta, Philippines
54.0AppointedPedro G. Magugat, M.S.C. †Titular Bishop of SciliumBishop of Urdaneta, Philippines
40.3AppointedVicente Macanan NavarraAuxiliary Bishop of Capiz, PhilippinesBishop of Bacolod, Philippines
40.3AppointedVicente Macanan NavarraTitular Bishop of VelefiBishop of Bacolod, Philippines
24 Apr74.0ResignedStephen Aloysius LevenBishop of San Angelo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
59.3AppointedJohn Joseph O’ConnorAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
59.3AppointedJohn Joseph O’ConnorTitular Bishop of CursolaCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
25 Apr26.0Ordained PriestElenito de los Reyes GalidoPriest of Malaybalay, PhilippinesBishop of Iligan, Philippines
26 Apr41.7AppointedRamón López Carrozas, O. de M.Auxiliary Bishop of Bom Jesus do Piauí, Piaui, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia, Piaui, Brazil
41.7AppointedRamón López Carrozas, O. de M.Titular Bishop of CeramusBishop Emeritus of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia, Piaui, Brazil
27 Apr27.0Ordained PriestPhilippos Stephanos ThottathilPriest of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankarese), IndiaAuxiliary Bishop
28 Apr64.5AppointedGiuseppe (Joseph) CaprioPro-President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeeCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
64.4AppointedAgostino CasaroliPro-Secretary of the Secretariat of StateCardinal, Secretary Emeritus
25.5Ordained PriestOscar Azarcon SolisPriest of Cabanatuan, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
29 Apr49.4InstalledJózef GlempBishop of Warmia (Ermland), PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
53.5Ordained BishopPatrício José Hanrahan, C.SS.R. †Prelate of Santíssima Conceiçăo do Araguaia, Para, BrazilBishop of Santíssima Conceiçăo do Araguaia, Brazil
38.0Ordained BishopEdward OzorowskiTitular Bishop of BitettumArchbishop of Białystok, Poland
24.6Ordained PriestJózef SzamockiPriestAuxiliary Bishop of Toruń, Poland
24.4Ordained PriestAndrew Peter WypychPriest of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandAuxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
30 Apr47.8Ordained BishopIstván BagiTitular Bishop of BavagalianaAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom, Hungary
71.4AppointedGiuseppe LenottiArchbishop of Foggia, Italy
63.1Ordained BishopIzidor István MarosiTitular Bishop of Maxula PratesBishop Emeritus of Vác, Hungary
48.9AppointedSerafim de Sousa Ferreira e SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Braga, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal
48.9AppointedSerafim de Sousa Ferreira e SilvaTitular Bishop of LemellefaBishop Emeritus of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal
62.7Ordained BishopGyula SzakosTitular Bishop of RapidumBishop Emeritus of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
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