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The Year of Our Lord 1987

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown90.0DiedHeinrich Bliestle, M.S.F. †Superior General Emeritus of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family
41.9IncardinatedRosolino Bianchetti BoffelliPriest of Quiché, GuatemalaBishop
81.6DiedJoseph Faye, C.S.Sp. †Prefect Emeritus of Ziguinchor, Senegal
26.6ProfessedAlex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D.Member of Society of the Divine WordArchbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
49.8ResignedAttilio NicoraAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, ItalyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
52.3AppointedFranc Rodé, C.M.Secretary of the Secretariat of Non-BelieversCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
75.8RetiredPaul Joseph SchmittBishop of Metz, FranceBishop Emeritus
79.0DiedJohn L. Swain, S.J. †Vicar General Emeritus of Society of Jesus
1 Jan25.6Ordained PriestTomé Ferreira da SilvaPriest of Campanha, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of São José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
3 Jan55.8AppointedJosé Ramón Gurruchaga Ezama, S.D.B.Bishop of Huaraz, PeruBishop Emeritus of Lurín, Peru
61.3AppointedLucas Moreira Neves, O.P. †Titular Archbishop of Forum NovumCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
26.4Ordained PriestEdward Matthew RicePriest of Saint Louis, Missouri, USAAuxiliary Bishop
4 Jan69.7DiedPaul Francis AndersonBishop Emeritus of Duluth, Minnesota, USA
5 Jan60.3AppointedEmilio Lorenzo StehlePrelate of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, EcuadorBishop Emeritus of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador
6 Jan64.4Ordained BishopGilberto AgustoniTitular Bishop of CaprulaeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura
50.9Ordained BishopGeorge Biguzzi, S.X.Bishop of Makeni, Sierra LeoneBishop Emeritus
47.4Ordained BishopJulio Edgar Cabrera OvalleBishop of Santa Cruz del Quiché, GuatemalaBishop of Jalapa, Guatemala
51.1Ordained BishopEmmanuel A. MapundaBishop of Mbinga, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
63.0Ordained BishopWilliam Jerome McCormackTitular Bishop of NicivesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York, New York, USA
64.8Ordained BishopDino MonduzziTitular Bishop of CapreaeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Prefecture of the Papal Household
57.1Ordained BishopFranc PerkoArchbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), SerbiaArchbishop Emeritus
46.4Ordained BishopBenedict Dotu SekeyBishop of Gbarnga, Liberia
47.6Ordained BishopDominic Su Haw ChiuBishop of Sibu, MalaysiaBishop Emeritus
51.4Ordained BishopJoseph Sangval SurasarangBishop of Chiang Mai, ThailandBishop Emeritus
27.6Ordained PriestVarghese Thottamkara, C.M.Priest of Congregation of the MissionVicar Apostolic of Nekemte, Ethiopia
8 Jan65.1ResignedOscar Garcia UrizarBishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
9 Jan89.9DiedJosé de Jesús Martinez VargasBishop Emeritus of Armenia, Colombia
10 Jan27.5Ordained PriestAlphonse Liguori ChaupaPriest of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
24.8Ordained PriestCarmelo CuttittaPriest of Palermo, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop
31.6Ordained DeaconGerard Johannes Nicolaus de KorteDeacon of Utrecht, NetherlandsBishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden, Netherlands
11 Jan53.9Ordained BishopMartin LulugaTitular Bishop of Aquae in DaciaBishop Emeritus of Nebbi, Uganda
12 Jan77.6DiedVictor Frederick Foley, S.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Suva, Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)
47.3AppointedCamilo Diaz GregorioAuxiliary Bishop of Cebu, PhilippinesPrelate of Batanes, Philippines
47.3AppointedCamilo Diaz GregorioTitular Bishop of GirusPrelate of Batanes, Philippines
42.3AppointedLeopoldo Sumaylo TumulakAuxiliary Bishop of Cebu, PhilippinesBishop of Philippines, Military
42.3AppointedLeopoldo Sumaylo TumulakTitular Bishop of LesviBishop of Philippines, Military
13 Jan49.0AppointedJosé de Jesús Nuñez ViloriaBishop of Ciudad Guayana, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
74.6RetiredGeorge Henry SpeltzBishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
14 Jan51.9DiedTobias Wunganayi ChiginyaBishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
15 Jan78.3DiedAníbal Muñoz DuqueCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
50.1Ordained BishopErnesto Antolin SalgadoTitular Bishop of BuruniArchbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines
16 Jan79.8DiedMarino BergonziniBishop Emeritus of Faenza-Modigliana, Italy
61.5ResignedRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Ipiales, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
51.6AppointedGustavo Martínez FríasBishop of Ipiales, ColombiaArchbishop of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
57.3AppointedGeorge Edward RuegerAuxiliary Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
57.3AppointedGeorge Edward RuegerTitular Bishop of MaronanaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
17 Jan57.9AppointedLuigi ContiApostolic Nuncio to EcuadorApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Malta
18 Jan60.2Ordained BishopAntuvan MarovitchTitular Bishop of IgilgiliVicar Apostolic of Istanbul, Turkey
19 Jan78.6DiedAgnellus Andrew, O.F.M. †Vice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission of Social Communications
20 Jan48.8AppointedDaniel Mark Buechlein, O.S.B.Bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
75.1RetiredWilliam Graham ConnareBishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
59.0AppointedMaurice-Adolphe GaidonBishop of Cahors, FranceBishop Emeritus
92.2DiedCharles Pasquale GrecoBishop Emeritus of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
21 Jan74.2RetiredThomas McDonnellBishop of Killala, IrelandBishop Emeritus
22 Jan49.4AppointedMichael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr.Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious DialogueApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
24 Jan54.9AppointedMario Enrique Ríos Mont, C.M.Auxiliary Bishop of GuatemalaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25 Jan48.2Ordained BishopLouis Kébreau, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of SelendetaArchbishop of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
49.1Ordained BishopJoseph LafontantTitular Bishop of GilbaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Port-au-Prince, Haïti
31.0Ordained PriestVictor LyngdohPriest of Shillong, IndiaBishop of Nongstoin, India
26 Jan74.3RetiredAnthony Rayappa ArulappaArchbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
47.6AppointedAlphonsus Flavian D’Souza, S.J.Bishop of Raiganj, India
68.4AppointedCornelius ElanjikalArchbishop of Verapoly, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
61.8AppointedCasimir Gnanadickam, S.J. †Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India
56.6AppointedJohn Baptist SequeiraBishop of Chikmagalur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
49.9AppointedGabriel SimoAuxiliary Bishop of Douala, CameroonAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bafoussam, Cameroon
49.9AppointedGabriel SimoTitular Bishop of SereddeliAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bafoussam, Cameroon
39.8AppointedSimon-Victor Tonyé BakotAuxiliary Bishop of Douala, CameroonArchbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé, Cameroon
39.8AppointedSimon-Victor Tonyé BakotTitular Bishop of SimininaArchbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé, Cameroon
50.5AppointedBenedict To VarpinCoadjutor Archbishop of Madang, Papua New GuineaArchbishop Emeritus
27 Jan49.5AppointedJohn Thomas SteinbockBishop of Santa Rosa in California, USABishop of Fresno, California, USA
65.0AppointedArturo Antonio Szymanski RamírezBishop of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of San Luis Potosí, México
29 Jan62.8AppointedJorge Mario Avila del Aguila, C.M. †Bishop of Jalapa, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
56.7AppointedWilliam Edwin FranklinAuxiliary Bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, USABishop Emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, USA
56.7AppointedWilliam Edwin FranklinTitular Bishop of SuristaBishop Emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, USA
75.3RetiredMiguel Angel García y AráuzBishop of Jalapa, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
31 Jan52.7ResignedJosé Lizares EstradaBishop of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
25.7Ordained PriestBernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap.Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala
1 Feb53.3DiedDenis William HanrahanBishop of Christchurch, New Zealand
53.0Ordained BishopAdalberto Arturo Rosat, O.F.M.Prelate of Aiquile, BoliviaPrelate Emeritus
2 Feb25.8Ordained PriestJosé Miguel Gómez RodríguezPriest of Manizales, ColombiaBishop of Líbano-Honda, Colombia
3 Feb47.2AppointedMartin GächterAuxiliary Bishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
47.2AppointedMartin GächterTitular Bishop of BetagbararAuxiliary Bishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
57.0AppointedAmédée (Antoine-Marie) Grab, O.S.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus of Chur, Switzerland
57.0AppointedAmédée (Antoine-Marie) Grab, O.S.B.Titular Bishop of CenaeBishop Emeritus of Chur, Switzerland
43.9AppointedJuan de Dios Mataflorida PueblosBishop of Kidapawan, PhilippinesBishop of Butuan, Philippines
4 Feb61.5Ordained BishopGeorge Martin KuzmaTitular Bishop of TelmissusBishop Emeritus of Van Nuys (Ruthenian), California, USA
5 Feb66.2InstalledEdward Thomas HughesBishop of Metuchen, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
6 Feb54.1AppointedJosé Belvino do NascimentoCoadjutor Bishop of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
7 Feb56.4Ordained BishopKarl RegerTitular Bishop of Árd SrathaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Aachen, Germany
9 Feb60.4ResignedJuan Angel Belda DardiñáBishop of León, SpainBishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedAntonio Vilaplana MolinaBishop of León, SpainBishop Emeritus
10 Feb59.8AppointedWilliam Henry BullockBishop of Des Moines, Iowa, USABishop Emeritus of Madison, Wisconsin, USA
40.7AppointedWashington Cruz, C.P.Bishop of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, BrazilArchbishop of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
86.4DiedLéon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Ambanja, Madagascar
75.9RetiredEstanislau Arnoldo Van Melis, C.P. †Bishop of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
11 Feb59.9AppointedRaffaele CastielliBishop of Lucera-Troia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.7RetiredAntonio D’ErchiaBishop of Conversano-Monopoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
46.1AppointedBruno SchettinoBishop of Teggiano-Policastro, ItalyArchbishop of Capua, Italy
12 Feb33.6IncardinatedPeter Malcolm BrignallPriest of Wrexham, Wales, Great BritainBishop
58.6AppointedJames HanniganBishop of Wrexham, Wales, Great Britain
57.6AppointedDaniel Joseph MullinsBishop of Menevia, Wales, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
13 Feb49.7AppointedHéctor Luis Gutiérrez PabónAuxiliary Bishop of Cali, ColombiaBishop of Engativá, Colombia
49.7AppointedHéctor Luis Gutiérrez PabónTitular Bishop of SegiaBishop of Engativá, Colombia
50.2AppointedRoger Francis Crispian HollisAuxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Portsmouth, England, Great Britain
50.2AppointedRoger Francis Crispian HollisTitular Bishop of CincariBishop Emeritus of Portsmouth, England, Great Britain
46.4AppointedDomenico PadovanoBishop of Conversano-Monopoli, Italy
15 Feb40.6Ordained BishopPiotr SkuchaTitular Bishop of SegisamaAuxiliary Bishop of Sosnowiec, Poland
16 Feb46.9AppointedJosé Luís Azcona Hermoso, O.A.R.Prelate of Marajó, Para, Brazil
80.8DiedAlois BremsBishop Emeritus of Eichstätt, Germany
17 Feb75.5RetiredJohn AhernBishop of Cloyne, IrelandBishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedJohn Magee, S.P.S.Bishop of Cloyne, IrelandBishop Emeritus
18 Feb80.8DiedJorge Carlos CarrerasBishop Emeritus of San Justo, Argentina
26.9ProfessedAnthony Colin Fisher, O.P.Member of Order of Friars PreachersBishop of Parramatta, Australia
53.8SucceededJoão Oneres MarchioriBishop of Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
75.3RetiredHonorato Piazera, S.C.I. †Bishop of Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
44.9AppointedBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Oruro, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
44.9AppointedBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of TacapaeAuxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
19 Feb53.1DiedJohn Jocelyn Madden, S.D.B. †Prefect Emeritus of Lashio, Myanmar
20 Feb31.0Ordained PriestBejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I.Priest of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop of Sylhet, Bangladesh
65.8DiedCaesar GatimuBishop of Nyeri, Kenya
51.7Ordained BishopGustavo Martínez FríasBishop of Ipiales, ColombiaArchbishop of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
25.3Solemn ProfessedCharles Morerod, O.P.Member of Order of Friars PreachersBishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), Switzerland
74.9DiedJoseph ParecattilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabarese), India
21 Feb67.4AppointedHans Hermann Groër, O.S.B. †Ordinary of Austria, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
22 Feb56.9Ordained BishopJoseph Pastor Neelankavil, C.M.I.Bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
23 Feb41.2Ordained BishopCarl Anthony Fisher, S.S.J. †Titular Bishop of TlosAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California, USA
67.3DiedUmberto FlorenzaniBishop of Anagni-Alatri, Italy
43.9Ordained BishopArmando Xavier OchoaTitular Bishop of SitifisBishop of Fresno, California, USA
45.4Ordained BishopGeorge Patrick ZiemannTitular Bishop of ObbaBishop Emeritus of Santa Rosa in California, USA
24 Feb57.5Ordained BishopCharles Edwin HerzigBishop of Tyler, Texas, USA
75.8RetiredJorge Manrique HurtadoArchbishop of La Paz, BoliviaArchbishop Emeritus
65.0InstalledNorman Francis McFarlandBishop of Orange in California, USABishop Emeritus
74.2RetiredAlejandro Mestre Descals, S.J. †Coadjutor Archbishop of La Paz, BoliviaCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
82.5DiedHenri-Marie-Ernest-Désiré Pinault, M.E.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Chengdu [Chengtu], China
46.3Ordained BishopJean-Louis PlouffeTitular Bishop of LamzellaBishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
50.7AppointedLuis Sáinz Hinojosa, O.F.M.Archbishop of La Paz, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, Bolivia
88.8DiedWilhelm SedlmeierAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rottenburg, Germany
28.3IncardinatedJoseph Edward StricklandPriest of Tyler, Texas, USABishop
25 Feb57.4Ordained BishopGeorge Edward RuegerTitular Bishop of MaronanaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
26 Feb49.9AppointedJosé María ArancibiaAuxiliary Bishop of Córdoba, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus of Mendoza, Argentina
49.9AppointedJosé María ArancibiaTitular Bishop of PumentumArchbishop Emeritus of Mendoza, Argentina
57.0Ordained BishopMathew VattackuzhyBishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
27 Feb42.3AppointedJoseph Paul Pierre MorissetteAuxiliary Bishop of Québec, CanadaBishop of Saint-Jérôme, Québec, Canada
42.3AppointedJoseph Paul Pierre MorissetteTitular Bishop of MesarfeltaBishop of Saint-Jérôme, Québec, Canada
58.8AppointedEdoardo RicciBishop of San Miniato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
28 Feb34.8IncardinatedPedro Carlos CipoliniPriest of Campinas, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Amparo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
55.9Ordained BishopJosé Ramón Gurruchaga Ezama, S.D.B.Bishop of Huaraz, PeruBishop Emeritus of Lurín, Peru
51.8AppointedGerardo PierroBishop of Avellino, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy
24.6Solemn ProfessedJosé Elías Rauda Gutiérrez, O.F.M.Member of Order of Friars MinorBishop of San Vicente, El Salvador
59.5AppointedAlberto TricaricoTitular Archbishop of SistronianaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
59.5AppointedAlberto TricaricoApostolic Pro-Nuncio to SingaporeOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
59.5AppointedAlberto TricaricoApostolic Pro-Nuncio to ThailandOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
59.5AppointedAlberto TricaricoApostolic Delegate to LaosOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
59.5AppointedAlberto TricaricoApostolic Delegate to MalaysiaOfficial Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
75.7RetiredPasquale VeneziaBishop of Avellino, ItalyBishop Emeritus
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