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The Year of Our Lord 1999

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown62.6ResignedJoseph Arnaouti, I.C.P.B.Curial Bishop of Cilicia (Armenian), LebanonPatriarchal Exarch of Damas (Armenian), Syria
58.9ResignedDiego CauseroApostolic Nuncio to Central African RepublicApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
55.4AppointedFrançois Eid, O.M.M.Superior General of Ar-Rouhbanyat Al-Marounyat Liltoubawyat Mariam Al-Azra (Maronite)Bishop Emeritus of Le Caire {Cairo} (Maronite), Egypt
88.0DiedJean Prou, O.S.B. †Abbot of Order of Saint Benedict
43.8IncardinatedBroderick Soncuaco PabilloPriest of Puerto Princesa, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, Philippines
1 Jan78.8IncardinatedLeo ScheffczykPriest of München und Freising {Munich}, GermanyCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella
2 Jan54.5AppointedPaul K. BakyengaArchbishop of Mbarara, Uganda
53.1AppointedGilles Côté, S.M.M.Bishop of Daru-Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
60.5Ordained BishopAnnetto DepasqualeTitular Bishop of AradiAuxiliary Bishop of Malta
69.4AppointedGérard-Joseph Deschamps, S.M.M.Bishop of Bereina, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
46.1AppointedChristopher KakoozaAuxiliary Bishop of Kampala, UgandaBishop of Lugazi, Uganda
46.1AppointedChristopher KakoozaTitular Bishop of Casae in NumidiaBishop of Lugazi, Uganda
65.8AppointedMartin LulugaBishop of Nebbi, UgandaBishop Emeritus
51.5AppointedJohn Baptist OdamaArchbishop of Gulu, Uganda
67.7AppointedJames OdongoArchbishop of Tororo, UgandaArchbishop Emeritus
49.6AppointedPhilippe RanaivomananaBishop of Ihosy, MadagascarBishop of Antsirabé, Madagascar
50.6AppointedJoseph Mugenyi SabiitiAuxiliary Bishop of Fort Portal, Uganda
50.6AppointedJoseph Mugenyi SabiitiTitular Bishop of Maximiana in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop of Fort Portal, Uganda
51.0AppointedButi Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I.Archbishop of Bloemfontein, South AfricaArchbishop of Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Jan79.5DiedCarlo CavallaBishop Emeritus of Casale Monferrato, Italy
57.5AppointedPablo Lizama RiquelmeBishop of Chile, MilitaryArchbishop of Antofagasta, Chile
39.7AppointedKiro StojanovAuxiliary Bishop of Skopje, MacedoniaBishop
39.7AppointedKiro StojanovTitular Bishop of CenturionesBishop of Skopje, Macedonia
6 Jan31.4Professed (Perpetual Vows)Evans Chinyama Chinyemba, O.M.I.Member of Oblates of Mary ImmaculateBishop of Mongu, Zambia
47.2Ordained BishopRafael Cob GarcíaTitular Bishop of CerbaliVicar Apostolic of Puyo, Ecuador
48.1Ordained BishopAlessandro D’ErricoTitular Archbishop of Hyccarum (Hyccara)Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia
65.3InstalledBernard Joseph HarringtonBishop of Winona, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
69.5DiedJoseph KureetharaBishop of Cochin, India
53.8Ordained BishopAlain Paul Charles LebeaupinTitular Archbishop of Vico EquenseApostolic Nuncio to European Union
53.7Ordained BishopDiarmuid MartinTitular Bishop of GlenndálochaArchbishop of Dublin, Ireland
61.9Ordained BishopCesare Mazzolari, M.C.C.I. †Bishop of Rumbek, South Sudan
45.8Ordained BishopMathew Moolakkattu, O.S.B.Titular Bishop of HólarArchbishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India
46.3Ordained BishopSalvatore PennacchioTitular Archbishop of MontemaranoApostolic Nuncio to India
62.7Ordained BishopJosé Luis Redrado Marchite, O.H.Titular Bishop of AufiniumSecretary Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
61.8Ordained BishopPierre Trân Ðinh TuBishop of Phú Cuong, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
7 Jan80.3DiedBartolomé Carrasco BriseñoArchbishop Emeritus of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
9 Jan55.0AppointedJuan Luis Cipriani ThorneCardinal, Archbishop of Lima, Peru
79.4AppointedAngelo FeliciCardinal-Priest of Santi Biagio e Carlo ai CatinariCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
77.8AppointedAntonio María Javierre Ortas, S.D.B. †Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Liberatrice a Monte TestaccioCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
71.7AppointedEduardo Martínez SomaloCardinal-Priest of Santissimo Nome di GesùCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
50.7Ordained BishopGennaro PascarellaBishop of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, ItalyBishop of Pozzuoli, Italy
71.1DiedFernando Ramon Prego CasalBishop of Santa Clara, Cuba
75.2AppointedAchille SilvestriniCardinal-Priest of San Benedetto fuori Porta San PaoloCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
76.1RetiredAugusto Vargas Alzamora, S.J. †Archbishop of Lima, PeruCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
11 Jan71.6DiedDaniel Enrique Núñez NúñezBishop of David, Panama
12 Jan66.9InstalledJoseph Faber MacDonaldBishop of Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaBishop Emeritus
13 Jan65.2AppointedGeraldo Majella AgneloArchbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
42.6AppointedAntonieto Dumagan CabajogAuxiliary Bishop of Cebu, PhilippinesBishop of Surigao, Philippines
42.6AppointedAntonieto Dumagan CabajogTitular Bishop of ReperiBishop of Surigao, Philippines
75.7RetiredMaximiano Tuazon CruzBishop of Calbayog, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
48.8AppointedJose Serofia PalmaBishop of Calbayog, PhilippinesArchbishop of Cebu, Philippines
50.6AppointedJosé Antônio Aparecido Tosi MarquesArchbishop of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
63.9DiedLawrence Harold WelshBishop Emeritus of Spokane, Washington, USA
14 Jan57.6ResignedRobert Nugent LynchApostolic Administrator of Palm Beach, Florida, USABishop of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
60.6InstalledAnthony Joseph O’ConnellBishop of Palm Beach, Florida, USABishop Emeritus
18 Jan57.0AppointedStephen Edward BlaireBishop of Stockton, California, USA
59.4AppointedMichael Patrick DriscollBishop of Boise City, Idaho, USABishop Emeritus
75.6ResignedDonald William MontroseBishop of Stockton, California, USABishop Emeritus
20 Jan66.1AppointedFernando Mario Chávez RuvalcabaBishop of Zacatecas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
51.5AppointedGiuliano Frigeni, P.I.M.E.Bishop of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
62.5AppointedLuis Morales ReyesArchbishop of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
49.2AppointedJavier Navarro RodríguezBishop of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Zamora, Michoacán, México
77.8RetiredJosé Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-VelascoBishop of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredArturo Antonio Szymanski RamírezArchbishop of San Luis Potosí, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus
21 Jan69.8AppointedPier Giacomo De NicolòApostolic Nuncio to SwitzerlandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
69.8AppointedPier Giacomo De NicolòApostolic Nuncio to LiechtensteinApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Switzerland
61.6AppointedFaustino Sainz MuñozApostolic Nuncio to European CommunityApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Great Britain
30.6Ordained PriestJohn Wong Soo KauPriest of Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaArchbishop of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
22 Jan44.2Ordained PriestThomas Vu Dình HiêuPriest of Xuân Lôc, Viet NamBishop of Bùi Chu, Viet Nam
23 Jan56.2Ordained BishopLouis Chamniern SantisukniramBishop of Nakhon Sawan, ThailandArchbishop of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand
52.5AppointedSalvatore GristinaBishop of Acireale, ItalyArchbishop of Catania, Italy
24 Jan82.9DiedJules-Louis-Paul HarléAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
25 Jan57.2AppointedAntónio Vitalino Fernandes Dantas, O. Carm.Bishop of Beja, Portugal
76.2RetiredManuel Franco da Costa de Oliveira FalcãoBishop of Beja, PortugalBishop Emeritus
58.3AppointedPaul Stephen LoverdeBishop of Arlington, Virginia, USA
26 Jan85.1DiedPatrick Joseph CaseyBishop Emeritus of Brentwood, England, Great Britain
27 Jan74.1DiedSettimio Arturo Ferrazzetta, O.F.M. †Bishop of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
28 Jan55.7AppointedRaúl Antonio Martinez ParedesBishop of Sololá-Chimaltenango, GuatemalaAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala, Guatemala
30 Jan59.6AppointedSalvatore NunnariArchbishop of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia, ItalyArchbishop of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy
31 Jan27.6Professed (Perpetual Vows)Gabriel Narciso Escobar Ayala, S.D.B.Member of Salesians of Saint John BoscoVicar Apostolic of Chaco Paraguayo, Paraguay
56.9Ordained BishopFrederico Heimler, S.D.B.Coadjutor Bishop of Umuarama, Parana, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
1 Feb74.3RetiredCarlo AliprandiBishop of Cuneo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
69.8AppointedNatalino PescaroloBishop of Cuneo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
2 Feb49.6AppointedFrederick Joseph ColliBishop of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
86.0DiedGérard CouturierBishop Emeritus of Hauterive, Québec, Canada
3 Feb92.1DiedJan CzerniakAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Gniezno, Poland
4 Feb96.1DiedBenjamin Barrera y Reyes, M.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Santa Ana, El Salvador
75.2RetiredCarlo CurisApostolic Nuncio to CanadaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
49.3Ordained BishopAntony PappusamyTitular Bishop of ZabaArchbishop of Madurai, India
5 Feb60.9AppointedPaolo RomeoApostolic Nuncio to CanadaCardinal, Archbishop of Palermo, Italy
6 Feb56.8InstalledGualtiero BassettiBishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
40.5Ordained BishopEverardus Johannes de JongTitular Bishop of CarianaAuxiliary Bishop of Roermond, Netherlands
39.6Ordained BishopVlado KošićTitular Bishop of RuspaeBishop of Sisak, Croatia
55.0Ordained BishopJosip MrzljakTitular Bishop of CaltadriaBishop of Varaždin, Croatia
7 Feb46.0Ordained BishopVarghese ChakkalakalBishop of Kannur, IndiaBishop of Calicut, India
64.8Ordained BishopFranz DietlTitular Bishop of SebargaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
46.2Ordained BishopLuíz Carlos EccelBishop of Caçador, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.0SucceededRamzi GarmouArchbishop of Teheran (Chaldean), Iran
84.6DiedYouhannan Semaan IssayiArchbishop of Teheran (Chaldean), Iran
39.8Ordained BishopLiborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I.Titular Bishop of PertusaArchbishop of Windhoek, Namibia
8 Feb70.1DiedNicola RotunnoBishop Emeritus of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto, Italy
9 Feb49.2AppointedMichael Dixon BhaseraBishop of Masvingo, Zimbabwe
44.0AppointedDieudonné BogmisAuxiliary Bishop of Douala, CameroonBishop of Eséka, Cameroon
44.0AppointedDieudonné BogmisTitular Bishop of GadiaufalaBishop of Eséka, Cameroon
62.4AppointedAndreas Choi Chang-mouCoadjutor Archbishop of Gwangju, Korea (South)Archbishop Emeritus
59.6AppointedJoseph KaithatharaBishop of Gwalior, India
60.1AppointedFrancis Teke LysingeBishop of Mamfe, CameroonBishop Emeritus
65.2AppointedSylvester MonteiroBishop of Aurangabad, India
49.1IncardinatedXavier Johnsai MunyonganiPriest of Masvingo, ZimbabweBishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
43.1AppointedRobert Christopher NdlovuBishop of Hwange, ZimbabweArchbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
75.9RetiredIgnacio Prieto Vega, I.E.M.E. †Bishop of Hwange, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus
45.0AppointedJude Thadaeus Ruwa’ichi, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Mbulu, TanzaniaArchbishop of Mwanza, Tanzania
10 Feb50.1Ordained BishopJoseph Angelo GrechTitular Bishop of BelesasaBishop of Sandhurst, Australia
79.3DiedJoseph Nguyên Tùng CuongBishop of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
11 Feb42.3Ordained BishopFrancisco Javier Múnera Correa, I.M.C.Titular Bishop of Aquae Novae in NumidiaVicar Apostolic of San Vicente del Caguán, Colombia
57.4AppointedBeniamino StellaApostolic Nuncio to ColombiaCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
12 Feb87.3DiedGeorge Eli Dion, O.M.I. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Jolo, Philippines
58.8Ordained BishopDaniel Eugene HurleyBishop of Port Pirie, AustraliaBishop of Darwin, Australia
13 Feb44.1Ordained BishopJean-Baptiste TiamaBishop of Sikasso, Mali
14 Feb46.1Ordained BishopRosario Pio Ramolo, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Goré, Chad
48.3Ordained BishopMiguel Angel Sebastián Martínez, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Lai, Chad
16 Feb56.7AppointedPietro FarinaBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Caserta, Italy
52.0AppointedThomas James OlmstedCoadjutor Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, USABishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
AppointedTito Banchong ThopanhongApostolic Administrator of Luang Prabang, Laos
17 Feb81.8DiedRamón Salas Valdés, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Arica, Chile
85.1DiedJoseph Elias TawilEparch Emeritus of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston) (Melkite Greek), USA
18 Feb52.0AppointedThomas Christopher CollinsCoadjutor Archbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
52.4AppointedLouis DicaireAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
52.4AppointedLouis DicaireTitular Bishop of ThizicaAuxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada
58.3AppointedJuan Carlos MaccaroneBishop of Santiago del Estero, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
53.2AppointedAnthony ManciniAuxiliary Bishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaArchbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
53.2AppointedAnthony ManciniTitular Bishop of NatchitochesArchbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
19 Feb88.5DiedAloysius Haene, S.M.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Gwelo, Zimbabwe
20 Feb75.2RetiredLuigi BettazziBishop of Ivrea, ItalyBishop Emeritus
56.5AppointedArrigo MiglioBishop of Ivrea, ItalyArchbishop of Cagliari, Italy
21 Feb75.7DiedVirgílio de PauliBishop of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil
44.6Ordained BishopLawrence Pius DorairajTitular Bishop of Absa SallaBishop of Dharmapuri, India
44.2SucceededMauro Aparecido dos SantosBishop of Campo Mourão, Parana, BrazilArchbishop of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
97.0DiedAndré-Joseph-Prosper Dupont, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
52.4Ordained BishopManoel João FranciscoBishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, Brazil
22 Feb56.2AppointedAntónio Maria Bessa TaipaAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
56.2AppointedAntónio Maria Bessa TaipaTitular Bishop of TabboraAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, Portugal
56.8AppointedAntónio José Cavaco CarrilhoAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, PortugalBishop of Funchal, Portugal
56.8AppointedAntónio José Cavaco CarrilhoTitular Bishop of TamallumaBishop of Funchal, Portugal
47.6Ordained BishopRobert Joseph McManusTitular Bishop of AlleghenyBishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
24 Feb48.3AppointedBalázs BábelCoadjutor Archbishop of Kalocsa-Kecskemét, HungaryArchbishop
76.5RetiredBenedito Domingos Vito Coscia, O.F.M. †Bishop of Jataí, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
61.5AppointedMiguel Pedro MundoBishop of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
46.4AppointedJoaquín Pertíñez Fernández, O.A.R.Bishop of Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
56.0AppointedAntônio Lino da Silva DinisBishop of Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
25 Feb72.1ResignedHenri Salina, C.R.A. †Abbot of Saint-Maurice, SwitzerlandAbbot Emeritus
27 Feb61.6AppointedPiero BiggioApostolic Nuncio to DenmarkApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
61.6AppointedPiero BiggioApostolic Nuncio to IcelandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
61.6AppointedPiero BiggioApostolic Nuncio to FinlandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
61.6AppointedPiero BiggioApostolic Nuncio to NorwayApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
61.6AppointedPiero BiggioApostolic Nuncio to SwedenApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
71.6ResignedGiovanni CeiranoApostolic Nuncio to DenmarkApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
71.6ResignedGiovanni CeiranoApostolic Nuncio to FinlandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
71.6ResignedGiovanni CeiranoApostolic Nuncio to IcelandApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
71.6ResignedGiovanni CeiranoApostolic Nuncio to NorwayApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
71.6ResignedGiovanni CeiranoApostolic Nuncio to SwedenApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Denmark
83.8DiedTeodardo Leitz, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
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