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The Year of Our Lord 1997

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar79.7DiedStanislaus Joseph BrzanaBishop Emeritus of Ogdensburg, New York, USA
44.1Ordained BishopCyprian Kizito LwangaBishop of Kasana-Luweero, UgandaArchbishop of Kampala, Uganda
52.3Ordained BishopJózsef TamásTitular Bishop of ValabriaAuxiliary Bishop of Alba Iulia, Romania
3 Mar50.0AppointedJohn ’Oke AfarehaAuxiliary Bishop of Warri, NigeriaBishop
50.0AppointedJohn ’Oke AfarehaTitular Bishop of MinaBishop of Warri, Nigeria
76.9RetiredMartin-Léonard Bakole wa IlungaArchbishop of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
48.0SucceededRichard Anthony Burke, S.P.S.Bishop of Warri, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus of Benin City, Nigeria
57.0AppointedJoseph O. EgeregaVicar Apostolic of Bomadi, NigeriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
57.0AppointedJoseph O. EgeregaTitular Bishop of TanudaiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Bomadi, Nigeria
75.9RetiredEdmund Joseph Fernando, O.M.I. †Bishop of Badulla, Sri LankaBishop Emeritus
52.1AppointedJulian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S.Bishop of Badulla, Sri Lanka
72.0ResignedEdmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S. †Bishop of Warri, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
65.2AppointedEmmanuel KatalikoArchbishop of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
51.7AppointedGabriel Kujur, S.J.Bishop of Daltonganj, India
83.1DiedWilliam Edward McManusBishop Emeritus of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, USA
66.5AppointedGodefroid Mukeng’a Kalond, C.I.C.M.Archbishop of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Archbishop Emeritus
42.4AppointedPaul Yoshinao OtsukaBishop of Kyōto, Japan
59.7AppointedGuy Armand Romano, C.SS.R.Bishop of Niamey, NigerBishop Emeritus
69.5ResignedRaymond Ken’ichi TanakaBishop of Kyōto, JapanBishop Emeritus
4 Mar67.4DiedVicente Ataviado y TumaladBishop of Maasin, Philippines
5 Mar61.0AppointedJosé da Cruz PolicarpoCoadjutor Patriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus
62.5AppointedFranc Rodé, C.M.Archbishop of Ljubljana, SloveniaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
76.3RetiredAlojzij ŠuštarArchbishop of Ljubljana, SloveniaArchbishop Emeritus
82.6DiedKarmelo ZazinovićBishop Emeritus of Krk (Veglia), Croatia
6 Mar82.6DiedJosé Alberto Lopes de Castro PintoBishop Emeritus of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil
7 Mar93.3DiedJosé Lafayette Ferreira ÁlvaresBishop Emeritus of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
70.9ResignedNicodemus Atle Basili HhandoBishop of Mbulu, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus
48.0AppointedEugenio Romero PoseAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
48.0AppointedEugenio Romero PoseTitular Bishop of TurudaAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
8 Mar45.7Ordained BishopPablo Vizcaino PradoBishop of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu, Guatemala
9 Mar57.1Ordained BishopJean-Charles Marie DescubesBishop of Agen, FranceArchbishop of Rouen, France
51.3Ordained BishopLuiz Antônio GuedesTitular Bishop of MaturbaBishop of Campo Limpo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
49.2Ordained BishopJacson Damasceno Rodrigues, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of LamphuaAuxiliary Bishop of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
10 Mar74.1AppointedJosé Sebastián Laboa GallegoApostolic Nuncio to LibyaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Malta
56.1AppointedSylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M.Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi, Libya
56.1AppointedSylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of SaldaeVicar Apostolic of Benghazi, Libya
86.8RetiredGiustino Giulio Pastorino, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi, LibyaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
101.1DiedJohannes Theodor Suhr, O.S.B. †Bishop Emeritus of København {Copenhagen}, Denmark
11 Mar55.5AppointedJosé de Jesús Martínez ZepedaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictBishop of Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
55.5AppointedJosé de Jesús Martínez ZepedaTitular Bishop of NaratcataBishop of Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
14 Mar42.8Ordained BishopPaul-André DurocherTitular Bishop of AusuagaArchbishop of Gatineau, Québec, Canada
15 Mar48.7AppointedJuan García RodríguezAuxiliary Bishop of Camagüey, CubaArchbishop of Camagüey, Cuba
48.7AppointedJuan García RodríguezTitular Bishop of Gummi in ProconsulariArchbishop of Camagüey, Cuba
45.4Ordained BishopFrancisco Ozoria AcostaBishop of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
58.5AppointedJuan Antonio Ugarte PérezPrelate of Yauyos, PeruArchbishop of Cuzco, Peru
16 Mar44.2Ordained BishopJean Damascène BimenyimanaBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
74.7DiedPierre CallaosArchbishop of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Maronite), Syria
17 Mar53.5Ordained BishopSergio Lasam UtlegCoadjutor Bishop of Ilagan, PhilippinesArchbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines
65.5InstalledJohn Walter YantaBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
18 Mar52.5AppointedCharles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Denver, Colorado, USAArchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
62.1AppointedTulio Duque Gutiérrez, S.D.S.Bishop of Apartadó, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Pereira, Colombia
51.8AppointedChristie Albert MacalusoAuxiliary Bishop of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
51.8AppointedChristie Albert MacalusoTitular Bishop of Grass ValleyAuxiliary Bishop of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
54.9AppointedMário Rino SivieriBishop of Propriá, Sergipe, Brazil
19 Mar56.1Ordained BishopJosé Luis Chávez BotelloTitular Bishop of CovaArchbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
46.0Ordained BishopJosé Vicente Conejero GallegoCoadjutor Bishop of Formosa, ArgentinaBishop
54.7Ordained BishopLuis Guillermo EichhornBishop of Gualeguaychú, ArgentinaBishop of Morón, Argentina
53.5Ordained BishopJosé Trinidad González RodríguezTitular Bishop of MenefessiAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
57.2Ordained BishopAnte IvasBishop of Šibenik (Knin), Croatia
58.1Ordained BishopJesús Moliné LabarteCoadjutor Bishop of Chiclayo, PeruBishop
20 Mar76.3RetiredAdolfo Hernández HurtadoAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Zamora, Michoacán, México
22 Mar57.6Ordained BishopAlexis Habiyambere, S.J.Bishop of Nyundo, Rwanda
23 Mar78.3DiedTimothy Joseph HarringtonBishop Emeritus of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
25 Mar63.7AppointedJohn BulaitisApostolic Nuncio to AlbaniaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
50.2AppointedThomas Christopher CollinsCoadjutor Bishop of Saint Paul in Alberta, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
26 Mar75.2RetiredLeonard James CrowleyAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
27 Mar57.3AppointedMaurice Le Bègue de GerminyBishop of Blois, France
76.0RetiredGiovanni PisanuBishop of Ozieri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
52.0AppointedSebastiano SanguinettiBishop of Ozieri, ItalyBishop of Tempio-Ampurias, Italy
83.5DiedJoseph Gustave François WicquartBishop Emeritus of Coutances (-Avranches), France
29 Mar66.4AppointedGerardo Tomás FarrellCoadjutor Bishop of Quilmes, Argentina
82.2DiedMario Picchi, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Venado Tuerto, Argentina
31 Mar45.8Ordained BishopJesse Eugenio MercadoTitular Bishop of TalaptulaBishop of Parañaque, Philippines
1 Apr46.8SucceededRoberto Octavio González Nieves, O.F.M.Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, USAArchbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico
73.8ResignedRené Henry GracidaBishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
2 Apr64.9AppointedJusto Mullor GarcíaApostolic Nuncio to MéxicoPresident Emeritus of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Roman Curia
75.5RetiredGirolamo PrigioneApostolic Nuncio to MéxicoApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
3 Apr60.2AppointedPier Luigi CelataApostolic Nuncio to TurkmenistanVice-Chamberlain of the Apostolic Chamber
46.2Ordained BishopLawrence Daniel Huculak, O.S.B.M.Bishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), CanadaArchbishop of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
5 Apr75.1RetiredLouis Anthony DeSimoneAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
58.1Ordained BishopGiuseppe OrlandoniBishop of Senigallia, Italy
66.8AppointedVittorio TomassettiCoadjutor Bishop of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, ItalyBishop Emeritus
66.0InstalledFrancesco ZerrilloBishop of Lucera-Troia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
6 Apr46.2InstalledLawrence Daniel Huculak, O.S.B.M.Bishop of Edmonton (Ukrainian), CanadaArchbishop of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada
62.5Ordained BishopFranc Rodé, C.M.Archbishop of Ljubljana, SloveniaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
66.6DiedGabriel ToubiaArchbishop of Tripoli del Libano {Tarabulus} (Maronite)
47.6Ordained BishopDavid Allen ZubikTitular Bishop of JamestownBishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
7 Apr52.5InstalledCharles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Denver, Colorado, USAArchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
60.2AppointedFrancis Eugene George, O.M.I.Cardinal, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, USA
58.0AppointedEdwin Frederick O’BrienCoadjutor Archbishop of United States of America, MilitaryCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
58.0AppointedEdwin Frederick O’BrienTitular Archbishop of ThizicaCardinal, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
9 Apr68.9DiedLawrence Ephraem ThottamBishop of Marthandom (Syro-Malankarese), India
10 Apr75.0RetiredJosé Eduardo Alvarez Ramírez, C.M. †Bishop of San Miguel, El SalvadorBishop Emeritus
63.8ResignedHenrique Johannpötter, O.F.M. †Bishop of Bacabal, Maranho, BrazilBishop Emeritus
57.1SucceededRomeo Tovar Astorga, O.F.M.Bishop of San Miguel, El SalvadorBishop of Santa Ana, El Salvador
11 Apr53.4Ordained BishopCarlos Bürgler, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of SinnipsaVicar Apostolic of Reyes, Bolivia
12 Apr66.5Ordained BishopGerardo Tomás FarrellCoadjutor Bishop of Quilmes, Argentina
55.6Ordained BishopJosé de Jesús Martínez ZepedaTitular Bishop of NaratcataBishop of Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
48.9Ordained BishopPhilippe RukambaBishop of Butare, Rwanda
42.5Ordained BishopMichel VisiBishop of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)
13 Apr60.0InstalledLluís Martínez SistachArchbishop of Tarragona, SpainCardinal, Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain
58.1InstalledGiuseppe OrlandoniBishop of Senigallia, Italy
14 Apr61.7AppointedEmile Jean Marie Henri Joseph Destombes, M.E.P.Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, CambodiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
61.7AppointedEmile Jean Marie Henri Joseph Destombes, M.E.P.Titular Bishop of AltavaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
54.0AppointedAngelo FagianiArchbishop of Camerino-San Severino Marche, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
80.4DiedJean-Louis Jobidon, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Mzuzu, Malawi
15 Apr84.6DiedGregorio Espiga e Infante, O.A.R. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Palawan, Philippines
89.3DiedJaime Garcia GoulartBishop Emeritus of Díli, Timor-Leste
16 Apr50.5AppointedLuís Flávio Cappio, O.F.M.Bishop of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil
63.3ResignedFrancisco José Cox HuneeusArchbishop of La Serena, ChileArchbishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedManuel Gerardo Donoso Donoso, SS.CC.Archbishop of La Serena, ChileArchbishop Emeritus
17 Apr84.3DiedCarlo MaccariArchbishop Emeritus of Ancona-Osimo, Italy
18 Apr95.2DiedVincent-Marie FavéAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
19 Apr67.9Ordained BishopPedro Nicolás Bermúdez Villamizar, C.I.M.Titular Bishop of LamsortiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
53.8AppointedBenvenuto Italo CastellaniBishop of Faenza-Modigliana, ItalyArchbishop of Lucca, Italy
58.9AppointedIván Antonio Marín LópezArchbishop of Popayán, Colombia
58.7Ordained BishopJosé María PinheiroTitular Bishop of CabarsussiBishop Emeritus of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
49.6Ordained BishopJosé de la Trinidad Valera AnguloTitular Bishop of MozotcoriBishop of Guanare, Venezuela
42.8Ordained BishopRodolfo Valenzuela NúñezCoadjutor Bishop of Verapaz, Cobán, GuatemalaBishop
69.9AppointedVarkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R. †Titular Archbishop of AntinoëCardinal, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
20 Apr51.5Ordained BishopJuan José Asenjo PelegrinaTitular Bishop of IzirianaArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
41.0Ordained BishopJan OzgaBishop of Doumé-Abong’ Mbang, Cameroon
21 Apr53.0AppointedJoji GovinduBishop of Nalgonda, India
67.1AppointedOswald Georg HirmerBishop of Umtata, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
55.9AppointedPeter J. KairoBishop of Nakuru, KenyaArchbishop of Nyeri, Kenya
57.0AppointedDamian KyaruziBishop of Sumbawanga, Tanzania
53.2AppointedPaul MaipanBishop of Khammam, India
53.4AppointedCyprien Mbuka, C.I.C.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
53.4AppointedCyprien Mbuka, C.I.C.M.Titular Bishop of SimidiccaBishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
65.3SucceededRaphael S. Ndingi Mwana’a NzekiArchbishop of Nairobi, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus
55.3AppointedEvariste NgoyagoyeBishop of Bujumbura, BurundiArchbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi
59.2AppointedJoseph Nguyên Tich DucCoadjutor Bishop of Ban Mê Thuôt, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
60.2AppointedPierre Nguyên Van NhoCoadjutor Bishop of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
74.2RetiredMaurice Michael OtungaArchbishop of Nairobi, KenyaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
62.3ResignedJean-Baptiste Outhay ThepmanyVicar Apostolic of Savannakhet, Laos
46.8AppointedIgnatius Suharyo HardjoatmodjoArchbishop of Semarang, IndonesiaArchbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia
50.2AppointedPeter TurangCoadjutor Archbishop of Kupang, IndonesiaArchbishop
64.2AppointedJean Sommeng VorachakVicar Apostolic of Savannakhet, Laos
64.2AppointedJean Sommeng VorachakTitular Bishop of Muzuca in ProconsulariVicar Apostolic of Savannakhet, Laos
80.5DiedNicolas Eugene WalshBishop Emeritus of Yakima, Washington, USA
23 Apr59.8AppointedGiovanni Battista MorandiniApostolic Nuncio to KoreaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Syria
59.8AppointedGiovanni Battista MorandiniApostolic Nuncio to MongoliaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Syria
24 Apr61.6Ordained BishopJoseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B.Bishop of Dharmapuri, IndiaBishop Emeritus
45.2AppointedReinaldo del Prette LissotCoadjutor Bishop of Maracay, VenezuelaArchbishop of Valencia en Venezuela
25 Apr58.0AppointedJuraj JezerinacBishop of Croatia, Military
63.0AppointedKarl-Josef RauberApostolic Nuncio to HungaryApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Belgium
63.0AppointedKarl-Josef RauberApostolic Nuncio to Moldova, Republic ofApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Belgium
46.8Ordained BishopOrani João Tempesta, O. Cist.Bishop of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
26 Apr62.6Ordained BishopRamiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I.Titular Bishop of Lari CastellumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Machiques, Venezuela
75.0RetiredHans Leo DrewesAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
27 Apr45.6Ordained BishopAugustine Ndeliakyama Shao, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Zanzibar, Tanzania
58.6InstalledJuan Antonio Ugarte PérezPrelate of Yauyos, PeruArchbishop of Cuzco, Peru
29 Apr76.2RetiredLuigi DiligenzaArchbishop of Capua, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
39.4AppointedThomas Maria RenzAuxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
39.4AppointedThomas Maria RenzTitular Bishop of RucumaAuxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
56.3AppointedBruno SchettinoArchbishop of Capua, Italy
30 Apr56.5AppointedAnthony Giroux MeagherAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
56.5AppointedAnthony Giroux MeagherTitular Bishop of DuraArchbishop of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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