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The Year of Our Lord 1995

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November to December


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Nov50.0Ordained BishopMartin Albert Happe, M. Afr.Bishop of Nouakchott, Mauritania
68.2InstalledDaniel Anthony HartBishop of Norwich, Connecticut, USABishop Emeritus
2 Nov66.8AppointedFrancisco F. Claver, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Bontoc-Lagawe, PhilippinesVicar Apostolic Emeritus
55.0AppointedRudolf Deng MajakBishop of Wau, South Sudan
67.1AppointedOwen John DolanCoadjutor Bishop of Palmerston North, New ZealandCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
75.4RetiredWilliam Dunne, S.P.S. †Bishop of Kitui, KenyaBishop Emeritus
62.9AppointedOswald Thomas Colman GomisBishop of Anuradhapura, Sri LankaArchbishop Emeritus of Colombo, Sri Lanka
70.3ResignedHenry Swithin Thomas Alexander Wijetunge Goonewardena, O.M.I. †Bishop of Anuradhapura, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus
58.6AppointedLeo Jun Ikenaga, S.J.Coadjutor Archbishop of Osaka, JapanArchbishop Emeritus
54.7AppointedThéophile Kaboy RubonekaBishop of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
78.1RetiredMatthieu KanyamaBishop of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
48.6AppointedBoniface LeleBishop of Kitui, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus of Mombasa, Kenya
54.9AppointedValentin Masengo MkindaBishop of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
51.8ResignedJoseph Bilal NyekindiBishop of Wau, South SudanBishop Emeritus
77.3RetiredNikë PrelaAuxiliary Bishop of Skopje-Prizren, MacedoniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.0AppointedAlbert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige DonBishop of Ratnapura, Sri LankaCardinal, Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka
57.7AppointedMarko SopiApostolic Administrator of Skopje-Prizren, MacedoniaApostolic Administrator of Prizren, Serbia
57.7AppointedMarko SopiTitular Bishop of CelerinaApostolic Administrator of Prizren, Serbia
56.3ResignedSerafino Faustino Spreafico, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Grajaú, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus
3 Nov72.2ResignedLeo Morris ClarkeBishop of Maitland-Newcastle, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
44.7AppointedWilliam Enrique Delgado SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Maracaibo, VenezuelaBishop of Cabimas, Venezuela
44.7AppointedWilliam Enrique Delgado SilvaTitular Bishop of Vazi-SarraBishop of Cabimas, Venezuela
48.1AppointedAntonio González SánchezBishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
75.7RetiredJohn Jobst, S.A.C. †Bishop of Broome, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
56.0SucceededMichael John MaloneBishop of Maitland-Newcastle, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
76.4DiedMario Revollo BravoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá, Colombia
45.8AppointedChristopher Alan SaundersBishop of Broome, Australia
4 Nov53.7Ordained BishopAntonio LucibelloTitular Archbishop of ThurioApostolic Nuncio to Turkey
57.1Ordained BishopGiuseppe MerisiTitular Bishop of DrusilianaBishop Emeritus of Lodi, Italy
6 Nov79.7RetiredMichael Joseph DudickBishop of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
77.8RetiredBasil (Wasyl) Filevich (Felivich)Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop Emeritus
44.4IncardinatedBarnaba Yousif Benham HabashPriest of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (Syrian), USABishop
60.2AppointedCyril Baselios Malancharuvil, O.I.C. †Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), IndiaMajor Archbishop
68.6AppointedCornelius John Pasichny, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop Emeritus of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada
68.2AppointedAndrew PatakiBishop of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
50.8AppointedChristoph Schönborn, O.P.Ordinary of Austria, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
68.4AppointedPierre Wadih TayahBishop of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Libano en México (Maronite)
51.0AppointedIgnace Joseph III (Ephrem) YounanBishop of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (Syrian), USAPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
7 Nov65.0AppointedCarl Frederick MengelingBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
71.6RetiredKenneth Joseph PovishBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
9 Nov63.5Ordained BishopCarmelo Echenagusia UribeTitular Bishop of AuzegeraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bilbao, Spain
65.8AppointedAmédée (Antoine-Marie) Grab, O.S.B.Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus of Chur, Switzerland
75.7RetiredPierre MamieBishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
71.0DiedDon Sylvester WewitavidanelageBishop Emeritus of Galle, Sri Lanka
11 Nov51.9AppointedGyula MárfiAuxiliary Bishop of Eger, HungaryArchbishop of Veszprém, Hungary
51.9AppointedGyula MárfiTitular Bishop of AmantiaArchbishop of Veszprém, Hungary
13 Nov45.5AppointedGheorghi Ivanov JovčevBishop of Sofia e Plovdiv, Bulgaria
15 Nov67.2AppointedJosé Carlos de Lima Vaz, S.J. †Bishop of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
79.7RetiredJosé Fernandes VelosoBishop of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
69.1AppointedLuciano StoreroApostolic Nuncio to Ireland
17 Nov48.8AppointedJuan Guillermo López SotoBishop of Cuauhtémoc-Madera, Chihuahua, México
84.0DiedBenjamin de Souza GomesBishop Emeritus of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil
18 Nov89.9DiedJohn Aloysius MurphyArchbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
70.0ResignedJacques Marie Sébastien de Saint-BlanquatBishop of Montauban, FranceBishop Emeritus
20 Nov72.2DiedFrancesco Tarcisio CarboniBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
58.8SucceededAlexandru MesianBishop of Lugoj (Romanian), Romania
84.0RetiredIoan PloscaruBishop of Lugoj (Romanian), RomaniaBishop Emeritus
21 Nov60.3AppointedJohn Brendan McCormackAuxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
60.3AppointedJohn Brendan McCormackTitular Bishop of CerbaliBishop Emeritus of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
55.5AppointedWilliam Francis MurphyAuxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USABishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
55.5AppointedWilliam Francis MurphyTitular Bishop of Saia MaiorBishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
63.8AppointedMichael Angelo SaltarelliBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USABishop Emeritus
60.4AppointedJohn Mortimer Fourette SmithCoadjutor Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
22 Nov57.6AppointedOsvino José BothBishop of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Brazil, Military
67.6ResignedJoão Corso, S.D.B.Bishop of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
59.9AppointedRoberto Gomes GuimarãesBishop of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
83.6DiedRafal Wladyslaw Kiernicki, O.F.M. Conv. †Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv, Ukraine
76.1RetiredCarlos José Boaventura Kloppenburg, O.F.M. †Bishop of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.2AppointedGianfranco Masserdotti, M.C.C.I. †Coadjutor Bishop of Balsas, Maranho, BrazilBishop
58.4AppointedFranz VorrathAuxiliary Bishop of Essen, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
58.4AppointedFranz VorrathTitular Bishop of Vicus AteriiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Essen, Germany
24 Nov78.9DiedDominic Ignatius EkandemCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria
72.0SelectedSofron Stefan Mudry, O.S.B.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk [Stanisławów] (Ukrainian), UkraineBishop Emeritus
26 Nov44.8InstalledFranz-Josef Hermann BodeBishop of Osnabrück, Germany
65.8InstalledAmédée (Antoine-Marie) Grab, O.S.B.Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Freiburg), SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus of Chur, Switzerland
27 Nov75.9RetiredJean Louis Joseph DardelBishop of Clermont, FranceBishop Emeritus of Clermont, France
52.7AppointedJuan de Dios Mataflorida PueblosBishop of Butuan, Philippines
29 Nov67.6AppointedMarcelo Pinto CarvalheriaArchbishop of Paraíba, Paraiba, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
76.7RetiredJosé Maria PiresArchbishop of Paraíba, Paraiba, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
48.7AppointedJaime Vieira RochaBishop of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilArchbishop of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
30 Nov51.4AppointedEugène Lambert Adrian RixenAuxiliary Bishop of Assis, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Goiás, Goias, Brazil
51.4AppointedEugène Lambert Adrian RixenTitular Bishop of TabboraBishop of Goiás, Goias, Brazil
Dec81.0RetiredGiuseppe (Joseph) CaprioGrand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of JerusalemCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus
2 Dec74.6RetiredPío Bello Ricardo, S.J. †Bishop of Los Teques, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
52.4AppointedRafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de VenezuelaBishop of Maracay, Venezuela
52.4AppointedRafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoTitular Bishop of BaparaBishop of Maracay, Venezuela
61.2AppointedPaul Josef CordesTitular Archbishop of NaissusCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
61.2AppointedPaul Josef CordesPresident of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, President Emeritus
73.2ResignedRoger Marie Élie EtchegarayPresident of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
52.0Ordained BishopGyula MárfiTitular Bishop of AmantiaArchbishop of Veszprém, Hungary
46.8AppointedMario del Valle Moronta RodríguezBishop of Los Teques, VenezuelaBishop of San Cristóbal de Venezuela
51.2AppointedJosé Paulino Ríos ReynosoArchbishop of Huancayo, PeruArchbishop Emeritus of Arequipa, Peru
53.2Ordained BishopOscar Aníbal Salazar GómezTitular Bishop of VoncarianaBishop of La Dorada-Guaduas, Colombia
3 Dec213.3CanonizedSt. Eugène-Charles-Joseph de Mazenod, O.M.I. †Bishop of Marseille, France
4 Dec51.7Ordained PriestAlan Stephen HopesPriest of Westminster, England, Great BritainBishop of East Anglia, England, Great Britain
5 Dec91.2DiedSighard Kleiner, O. Cist. †Abbot General Emeritus of Order of Cistercians
54.5AppointedRobert Nugent LynchBishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
75.7RetiredJames William MaloneBishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus
47.7AppointedThomas Joseph TobinBishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USABishop of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
6 Dec43.0AppointedPaul-Siméon Ahouanan Djro, O.F.M.Bishop of Yamoussoukro, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
39.6AppointedPhilip Arnold Subira AnyoloBishop of Kericho, KenyaBishop of Homa Bay, Kenya
46.8AppointedRichard Anthony Burke, S.P.S.Coadjutor Bishop of Warri, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Benin City, Nigeria
55.6AppointedCharles Henry DufourBishop of Montego Bay, Jamaica, AntillesArchbishop of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
44.9AppointedJesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Caroní, VenezuelaBishop of Machiques, Venezuela
44.9AppointedJesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.Titular Bishop of LeptiminusBishop of Machiques, Venezuela
45.7ConfirmedKurt KochBishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, SwitzerlandCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
70.0AppointedLélis Lara, C.SS.R.Coadjutor Bishop of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
53.1AppointedCharles Kambale Mbogha, A.A. †Bishop of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
67.1AppointedRiccardo RuotoloAuxiliary Bishop of Manfredonia-Vieste, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
67.1AppointedRiccardo RuotoloTitular Bishop of CastuloAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
56.3AppointedFrancesco Sarego, S.V.D.Bishop of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
7 Dec69.8AppointedĀrvaldis Andrejs BrumanisBishop of Liepāja, LatviaBishop Emeritus
45.3AppointedJanis BulisBishop of Rēzekne-Aglona, Latvia
64.0AppointedAntons JustsBishop of Jelgava, LatviaBishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedGiovanni LajoloApostolic Nuncio to GermanyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
9 Dec87.6DiedMario BriniSecretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
62.6AppointedGiuseppe ChiarettiArchbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
50.9AppointedDionisio Guillermo García IbáñezBishop of Santisimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo, CubaArchbishop of Santiago de Cuba
44.1AppointedAntal Majnek, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Zakarpattia, UkraineBishop of Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine
44.1AppointedAntal Majnek, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of FebianaBishop of Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine
10 Dec32.1Ordained PriestJoão Gilberto de MouraPriest of Ituiutaba, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
67.2Ordained BishopOwen John DolanCoadjutor Bishop of Palmerston North, New ZealandCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
54.0Ordained BishopNoel Charles O’Regan, S.M.A.Bishop of Solwezi, ZambiaBishop Emeritus of Ndola, Zambia
14 Dec48.2Ordained BishopAntonio González SánchezBishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
15 Dec38.6AppointedJoseph Banga BaneCoadjutor Bishop of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
55.6AppointedTimothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A.Prefect of Kontagora, NigeriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kontagora, Nigeria
63.6AppointedJohn Jerome CunneenBishop of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
56.6AppointedEugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P.Coadjutor Bishop of Saurimo, AngolaBishop of Benguela, Angola
67.4AppointedLuigi LocatiVicar Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya
67.4AppointedLuigi LocatiTitular Bishop of ZicaVicar Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya
48.8Ordained BishopJuan Guillermo López SotoBishop of Cuauhtémoc-Madera, Chihuahua, México
66.1ResignedJohn Basil MeekingBishop of Christchurch, New ZealandBishop Emeritus
64.3AppointedAntonio Menegazzo, M.C.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of El Obeid, SudanApostolic Administrator Emeritus
64.3AppointedAntonio Menegazzo, M.C.C.I.Titular Bishop of MesarfeltaApostolic Administrator Emeritus of El Obeid, Sudan
46.5AppointedJosé NambiCoadjutor Bishop of Kwito-Bié, AngolaBishop
62.7AppointedLuis María Pérez de Onraita AguirreCoadjutor Bishop of Malanje, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus of Malanje, Angola
49.1AppointedBenedito Roberto, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Novo Redondo, AngolaArchbishop of Malanje, Angola
16 Dec54.4AppointedClaudio Maria CelliTitular Archbishop of CluentumPresident of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
54.4AppointedClaudio Maria CelliSecretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeePresident of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
44.8Ordained BishopWilliam Enrique Delgado SilvaTitular Bishop of Vazi-SarraBishop of Cabimas, Venezuela
76.4AppointedAngelo FeliciPresident of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, President Emeritus
48.9AppointedRiccardo FontanaArchbishop of Spoleto-Norcia, ItalyBishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy
80.3RetiredAntonio InnocentiPresident of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
48.9AppointedFrancisco Pérez GonzálezBishop of Osma-Soria, SpainArchbishop of Pamplona y Tudela, Spain
59.1AppointedWalter Pérez VillamonteAuxiliary Bishop of Sucre, BoliviaBishop Emeritus of Potosí, Bolivia
59.1AppointedWalter Pérez VillamonteTitular Bishop of CurubisBishop Emeritus of Potosí, Bolivia
27.7Ordained PriestRafael Valdivieso MirandaPriest of PanamáBishop of Chitré, Panama
17 Dec55.1Ordained BishopFares MaakarounArchbishop of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Melkite Greek), SyriaBishop Emeritus of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Melkite Greek), Sao Paulo, Brazil
18 Dec89.5DiedRené-Noël-Joseph KérautretBishop Emeritus of Angoulême, France
89.9DiedJoseph Kuo Joshih, C.D.D. †Archbishop Emeritus of Taipei, Taiwan
20 Dec50.5AppointedMauro Montagnoli, C.S.S.Bishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil
49.4AppointedCarlos José ÑáñezCoadjutor Archbishop of Tucumán, ArgentinaArchbishop of Córdoba, Argentina
50.5AppointedStanisław RyłkoTitular Archbishop of NovicaCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
50.5AppointedStanisław RyłkoSecretary of the Pontifical Council for the LaityCardinal, President
21 Dec61.3AppointedTesfamariam BedhoBishop of Keren (Ethiopian), Eritrea
52.9DiedPierre Fisette, P.M.E. †Bishop of Hearst, Ontario, Canada
74.1AppointedCarlo FurnoGrand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of JerusalemCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus
57.4Ordained BishopGeorges Kahhalé Zouhaïraty, B.A.Titular Bishop of Abila LysaniaeApostolic Exarch of Venezuela (Melkite Greek)
71.7AppointedLuca Milesi, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Barentu (Ethiopian), EritreaBishop Emeritus
27 Dec64.3AppointedLúcio Ignácio BaumgaertnerArchbishop of Cascavel, Parana, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
79.7RetiredArmando Círio, O.S.I. †Archbishop of Cascavel, Parana, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
75.3RetiredRobert Bell CluneAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
46.2AppointedPedro José ContiBishop of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, BrazilBishop of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
59.5SucceededWilliam Joseph LevadaArchbishop of San Francisco, California, USACardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
53.7Ordained BishopJoviano de Lima Júnior, S.S.S. †Bishop of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
60.4Ordained BishopJohn Brendan McCormackTitular Bishop of CerbaliBishop Emeritus of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
55.6Ordained BishopWilliam Francis MurphyTitular Bishop of Saia MaiorBishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
66.7ResignedJohn Raphael QuinnArchbishop of San Francisco, California, USAArchbishop Emeritus
28 Dec50.5AppointedGerald Richard BarnesBishop of San Bernardino, California, USA
29 Dec30.3Ordained PriestLaurent Birfuoré DabiréPriest of Diébougou, Burkina FasoBishop of Dori, Burkina Faso
76.0DiedJoaquín García OrdóñezBishop Emeritus of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia
30 Dec64.2Ordained BishopFlavien Joseph MelkiTitular Bishop of Arethusa dei SiriCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
75.2DiedLeo Soekoto, S.J. †Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia
31 Dec28.0ProfessedVenedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U.Priest of Ukrainian Studite Monks (Ukrainian)Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
75.2RetiredClemente FaccaniApostolic Pro-Nuncio to KenyaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
87.3DiedAurelio Gianora, C.R.S.M.A. †Prefect Emeritus of Sikkim, India

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