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The Year of Our Lord 1981

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Nov79.5DiedMariano MadriagaArchbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
4 Nov50.7Ordained BishopAlphonse Gallegos, O.A.R. †Titular Bishop of SasabeAuxiliary Bishop of Sacramento, California, USA
83.4DiedTeodosio Moreno QuintanaBishop Emeritus of Huaraz, Peru
53.9InstalledJohn Nicholas WurmBishop of Belleville, Illinois, USA
5 Nov69.7AppointedPatrick Vincent Hurley, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Samoa and Tokelau, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia and Tokelau, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
69.7AppointedPatrick Vincent Hurley, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of NaratcataAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia and Tokelau, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
70.3ResignedDonal Raymond Lamont, O. Carm. †Bishop of Umtali, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus
52.9AppointedFrancis George Adeodatus Micallef, O.C.D.Vicar Apostolic of KuwaitVicar Apostolic Emeritus
52.9AppointedFrancis George Adeodatus Micallef, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of Tinis in ProconsulariVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kuwait
42.4AppointedAlexio Churu MuchabaiwaBishop of Umtali, ZimbabweBishop of Mutare, Zimbabwe
43.7AppointedMogale Paul NkhumisheAuxiliary Bishop of Lydenburg-Witbank, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Polokwane, South Africa
43.7AppointedMogale Paul NkhumisheTitular Bishop of Tigisi in NumidiaBishop Emeritus of Polokwane, South Africa
39.1AppointedThaddée NtihinyurwaBishop of Cyangugu, RwandaArchbishop of Kigali, Rwanda
38.4AppointedJoseph RuzindanaBishop of Byumba, Rwanda
77.5RetiredVictor León Esteban San Miguel y Erce, O.C.D. †Vicar Apostolic of KuwaitVicar Apostolic Emeritus
40.7AppointedJean-Baptiste Tiendrebeogo (Kiedrebeogo)Auxiliary Bishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoBishop of Kaya, Burkina Faso
40.7AppointedJean-Baptiste Tiendrebeogo (Kiedrebeogo)Titular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaBishop of Kaya, Burkina Faso
6 Nov64.8AppointedDominic Ignatius EkandemSuperior of Abuja, NigeriaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria
7 Nov78.8RetiredWilliam Brasseur, C.I.C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), PhilippinesVicar Apostolic Emeritus
51.8InstalledPeter KurongkuArchbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
54.7SucceededEmiliano Kulhi MadangengVicar Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), PhilippinesVicar Apostolic Emeritus
61.9DiedJonas Thaliath, C.M.I. †Bishop of Rajkot (Syro-Malabarese), India
8 Nov45.1Ordained BishopAntioco PisedduBishop of Ogliastra, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Lanusei, Italy
9 Nov47.9ResignedFrancisco José Cox HuneeusBishop of Chillán, ChileArchbishop Emeritus of La Serena, Chile
47.8AppointedAloísio Hilário de Pinho, F.D.P.Bishop of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
55.7AppointedAntônio Alberto Guimarães Rezende, C.S.S.Bishop of Caetité, Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedThomas Joseph O’BrienBishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USABishop Emeritus
58.7AppointedThomas Kevin O’BrienAuxiliary Bishop of Middlesbrough, England, Great BritainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
58.7AppointedThomas Kevin O’BrienTitular Bishop of Árd CarnaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Middlesbrough, England, Great Britain
53.5AppointedMarcelo Pinto CarvalheriaBishop of Guarabira, Paraiba, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
45.0AppointedJohn Anthony RawsthorneAuxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Hallam, England, Great Britain
45.0AppointedJohn Anthony RawsthorneTitular Bishop of RotdonBishop Emeritus of Hallam, England, Great Britain
10 Nov75.3DiedGabriel GanniArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
51.9SucceededStéphane KatchouArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), IraqBishop of Zaku (Chaldean), Iraq
49.1AppointedAnthony Michael MiloneAuxiliary Bishop of Omaha, Nebraska, USABishop Emeritus of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
49.1AppointedAnthony Michael MiloneTitular Bishop of PlestiaBishop Emeritus of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
12 Nov43.7AppointedRoman AndrzejewskiAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
43.7AppointedRoman AndrzejewskiTitular Bishop of TulliaAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
28.4Ordained PriestJames Liu Tan-kueiPriest of Taichung, TaiwanBishop Emeritus of Hsinchu, Taiwan
13 Nov62.6RetiredMarcos Zuluaga Arteche, C.M.F. †Auxiliary Bishop of Darién, PanamaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
14 Nov63.1ResignedMiguel González IbarraBishop of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
15 Nov75.0RetiredOctavio Antonio Beras RojasArchbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
45.0AppointedNicolás de Jesús López RodríguezCardinal, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
16 Nov60.1ResignedHenri LemaîtreApostolic Pro-Nuncio to UgandaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
19 Nov51.4AppointedTheodore Edgar McCarrickBishop of Metuchen, New Jersey, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, District of Columbia, USA
20 Nov73.3DiedMerlin Joseph GuilfoyleBishop Emeritus of Stockton, California, USA
21 Nov53.0Ordained BishopCarlos María Ariz Bolea, C.M.F.Titular Bishop of Nigrae MaioresBishop Emeritus of Colón-Kuna Yala, Panama
58.0AppointedFranco BrambillaApostolic Nuncio to UruguayApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Australia
48.4AppointedJohn BulaitisTitular Archbishop of NaronaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Albania
48.4AppointedJohn BulaitisApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Congo, Republic ofApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Albania
48.4AppointedJohn BulaitisApostolic Delegate to ChadApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Albania
48.4AppointedJohn BulaitisApostolic Pro-Nuncio to Central African RepublicApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Albania
57.9AppointedRené Fernández ApazaCoadjutor Archbishop of Sucre, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
45.1AppointedJaime Lucas Ortega y AlaminoCardinal, Archbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba
60.5AppointedCesare PaganiArchbishop of Perugia, ItalyArchbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
60.5AppointedCesare PaganiBishop of Città della Pieve, ItalyArchbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
58.2AppointedGennaro Maria Prata Vuolo, S.D.B. †Archbishop of Cochabamba, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus
40.0Ordained BishopCésar Bosco Vivas RobeloTitular Bishop of MididiBishop of León en Nicaragua
22 Nov52.0Ordained BishopRaymond Gaston Joseph SéguyBishop of Gap, FranceBishop Emeritus of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), France
54.0Ordained BishopPierre Trân Thanh ChungCoadjutor Bishop of Kontum, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
54.9Ordained BishopEmmanuel WamalaBishop of Kiyinda-Mityana, UgandaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala, Uganda
25 Nov54.6AppointedJoseph RatzingerPresident of the International Theological CommissionPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
54.6AppointedJoseph RatzingerPrefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
54.6AppointedJoseph RatzingerPresident of the Pontifical Biblical CommissionPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
27.8Ordained PriestJude Thadaeus Ruwa’ichi, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
76.1RetiredFranjo ŠeperPrefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
26 Nov65.7AppointedJosé Fernandes VelosoCoadjutor Bishop of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
45.8AppointedVitório Pavanello, S.D.B.Bishop of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
46.7AppointedSalim SayeghAuxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, PalestineAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.7AppointedSalim SayeghTitular Bishop of Aquae in ProconsulariAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
27 Nov47.9Ordained BishopGrégoire III (Loutfi) Laham, B.S.Titular Archbishop of Tarsus dei Greco-MelkitiPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), Syria
29 Nov45.1Ordained BishopThomas Menamparampil, S.D.B.Bishop of Dibrugarh, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, India
58.4Ordained BishopLéon Aimé Taverdet, F.M.C. †Bishop of Langres, FranceBishop Emeritus
30 Nov51.9AppointedManuel Eguiguren Galarraga, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of El Beni o Beni, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
51.9AppointedManuel Eguiguren Galarraga, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of SalapiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of El Beni o Beni, Bolivia
60.2ResignedHenry-Camille-Gustave-Marie L’HeureuxBishop of Perpignan-Elne, FranceBishop Emeritus
44.0Ordained BishopChristian Vicente F. NoelTitular Bishop of ThuccaboraBishop Emeritus of Talibon, Philippines
64.1ResignedAmilcare PasiniBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), ItalyBishop Emeritus
41.8AppointedCharles Kweku SamBishop of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
54.2AppointedBoniface Tshosa SetlalekgosiBishop of Gaborone, BotswanaBishop Emeritus
3 Dec58.4AppointedThomas Victor DolinayBishop of Van Nuys (Ruthenian), California, USAArchbishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
4 Dec75.8RetiredUrbain-Marie Person, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic of Harar, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
75.8DiedWilhelmus Joannes Leo Antonius van Hees, O.S.C. †Master General Emeritus of Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross
5 Dec25.5Ordained PriestJean MbargaPriest of Yaoundé, CameroonBishop of Ebolowa, Cameroon
26.5Ordained PriestMiguel Angel Morán AquinoPriest of Santa Ana, El SalvadorBishop of San Miguel, El Salvador
63.0Ordained BishopMikail Nersès SétianTitular Bishop of Ancyra degli ArmeniApostolic Exarch Emeritus of United States of America and Canada (Armenian), New York
6 Dec28.7Ordained PriestValdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M.Priest of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)Archbishop of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), Brazil
24.6Professed (Perpetual Vows)Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I.Member of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartBishop of De Aar, South Africa
45.2Ordained BishopRicardo Ramirez, C.S.B.Titular Bishop of VatarbaBishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
51.8Ordained BishopRobert John RoseBishop of Gaylord, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
25.9Ordained PriestAlmachius Vincent RweyongezaPriest of Bukoba, TanzaniaBishop of Kayanga, Tanzania
7 Dec63.5AppointedTraian CrisanSecretary of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsSecretary Emeritus
63.5AppointedTraian CrisanTitular Bishop of DrivastumSecretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
45.9AppointedEgon KapellariBishop of Gurk, AustriaBishop of Graz-Seckau, Austria
8 Dec47.7Ordained BishopIsidore de SouzaCoadjutor Archbishop of Cotonou, BeninArchbishop
27.3Ordained PriestCarlos Enrique García CamaderPriest of Lima, PeruBishop of Lurín, Peru
58.8Ordained BishopThomas Kevin O’BrienTitular Bishop of Árd CarnaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Middlesbrough, England, Great Britain
57.4Ordained BishopAbelardo Francisco SilvaBishop of Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of San Miguel, Argentina
9 Dec56.7AppointedPedro G. Magugat, M.S.C. †Bishop of Philippines, MilitaryBishop of Urdaneta, Philippines
10 Dec75.2RetiredAlfredo BrunieraVice President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Vice President Emeritus
60.9AppointedLibero TresoldiBishop of Crema, ItalyBishop Emeritus
11 Dec59.7DiedGiovanni GravelliApostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic
12 Dec41.8Ordained BishopVartán Waldir Boghossian, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of Mardin degli ArmeniBishop of San Gregorio de Narek en Buenos Aires (Armenian), Argentina
63.8DiedManuel Ferreira CabralBishop Emeritus of Beira, MozambiqueAuxiliary Bishop of Braga, Portugal
26.7Ordained PriestBernard LongleyPriest of Arundel and Brighton, England, Great BritainArchbishop of Birmingham, England, Great Britain
27.4Ordained PriestLiro Vendelino MeurerPriest of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop of Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
13 Dec26.1Ordained PriestRafael BiernaskiPriest of Curitiba, Parana, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop
31.5Ordained PriestManuel Chuanguira MachadoPriestBishop Emeritus of Gurué, Mozambique
32.7Ordained PriestMychajlo Koltun, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop of Sokal-Zhovkva (Ukrainian), Ukraine
29.5Ordained PriestStephen Rotluanga, C.S.C.Priest of Congregation of Holy CrossBishop of Aizawl, India
14 Dec67.3DiedPaolo MosconiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Iraq
74.9DiedAntonio RavagliBishop Emeritus of Modigliana, Italy
15 Dec49.0AppointedMaximilian Aichern, O.S.B.Bishop of Linz, AustriaBishop Emeritus
82.0DiedJoseph Nguyên-Thiên-KhuyênCoadjutor Bishop of Phát Diêm, Viet Nam
57.0AppointedCesar C. Raval, S.V.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Bangued, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus of Bangued, Philippines
57.0AppointedCesar C. Raval, S.V.D.Titular Bishop of CerbaliBishop Emeritus of Bangued, Philippines
16 Dec45.1Ordained BishopJohn Anthony RawsthorneTitular Bishop of RotdonBishop Emeritus of Hallam, England, Great Britain
17 Dec25.8Ordained PriestPedro Daniel Martínez PereaPriest of Mendoza, ArgentinaBishop of San Luis, Argentina
19 Dec34.1Ordained PriestPeter Hugh Brown, C.SS.R.Priest of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop of Samoa-Pago Pago, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
48.0AppointedBoniface Nyema DaliehBishop of Cape Palmas, LiberiaBishop Emeritus
45.9AppointedMichael Kpakala FrancisArchbishop of Monrovia, LiberiaArchbishop Emeritus
25.4Ordained PriestSelvister PonnumuthanPriest of Trivandrum, IndiaBishop of Punalur, India
66.2AppointedManuel Salazar y EspinozaTitular Bishop of Turres in ByzacenaBishop Emeritus of León en Nicaragua
66.2ResignedManuel Salazar y EspinozaBishop of León en NicaraguaBishop Emeritus
39.0AppointedBasile TapsobaAuxiliary Bishop of Koudougou, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
39.0AppointedBasile TapsobaTitular Bishop of MesarfeltaBishop Emeritus of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
45.4AppointedPatras YusafAuxiliary Bishop of Multan, PakistanBishop
45.4AppointedPatras YusafTitular Bishop of SinnuaraBishop of Multan, Pakistan
20 Dec43.8Ordained BishopRoman AndrzejewskiTitular Bishop of TulliaAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
47.9Ordained BishopAloísio Hilário de Pinho, F.D.P.Bishop of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
27.5Ordained PriestFlávio Giovenale, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoBishop of Santarém, Para, Brazil
57.4InstalledAbelardo Francisco SilvaBishop of Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus of San Miguel, Argentina
22 Dec58.3DiedBernardo José Bueno MieleArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
60.5DiedLeopoldo TeofiliArchbishop of Lanciano e Ortona, Italy
26 Dec29.4Ordained PriestThomas Chung An-zuPriest of Tainan, TaiwanBishop of Kiayi, Taiwan
27 Dec46.3Ordained BishopBenigno Luigi Papa, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Taranto, Italy
28 Dec27.5Ordained PriestLawrence Pius DorairajPriestBishop of Dharmapuri, India
50.5AppointedThomas Cajetan Kelly, O.P. †Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, USAArchbishop Emeritus
79.7DiedTommaso LeonettiArchbishop Emeritus of Capua, Italy
30 Dec76.2DiedFranjo ŠeperCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
31 Dec25.3Ordained PriestJohn "Joy" AlappatPriest of Irinjalakuda (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago (Syro-Malabarese), Illinois, USA

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