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The Year of Our Lord 1999

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November to December


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Nov63.0Ordained BishopJosé Ángel RovaiTitular Bishop of AbaradiraBishop Emeritus of Villa María, Argentina
2 Nov80.0DiedOrestes Santiago Nuti Sanguinetti, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Canelones, Uruguay
3 Nov86.7DiedFirmin Courtemanche, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Chipata, Zambia
66.9AppointedIan MurrayBishop of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
51.3AppointedJózef WesołowskiTitular Archbishop of SlebteApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Dominican Republic
51.3AppointedJózef WesołowskiApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Dominican Republic
4 Nov57.1ResignedGonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC.Bishop of Chile, MilitaryBishop of Valparaíso, Chile
5 Nov47.4AppointedPéter ErdőAuxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), HungaryCardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
47.4AppointedPéter ErdőTitular Bishop of PuppiCardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
39.9AppointedAndrás VeresAuxiliary Bishop of Eger, HungaryBishop of Szombathely, Hungary
39.9AppointedAndrás VeresTitular Bishop of CissaBishop of Szombathely, Hungary
6 Nov46.4Ordained BishopWillem Jacobus EijkBishop of Groningen, NetherlandsCardinal, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands
51.3AppointedManuel José Macário do Nascimento ClementeAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, PortugalPatriarch
51.3AppointedManuel José Macário do Nascimento ClementeTitular Bishop of PinhelPatriarch of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
8 Nov87.8DiedAlfons Karl KempfAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Würzburg, Germany
9 Nov68.6DiedJosé de Jesús Aguilera RodriguezBishop Emeritus of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México
45.3AppointedGiuseppe Pasotto, C.S.S.Titular Bishop of MustiApostolic Administrator of Caucaso, Armenia
84.5DiedJoseph SibomanaBishop Emeritus of Kibungo, Rwanda
52.6AppointedOscar Urbina OrtegaBishop of Cúcuta, ColombiaArchbishop of Villavicencio, Colombia
10 Nov69.3AppointedThadeu Gomes CanellasBishop of Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus
78.2RetiredGilbert Blaize RegoBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, IndiaBishop Emeritus
11 Nov60.9AppointedJanusz BolonekApostolic Nuncio to UruguayApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Bulgaria
62.5DiedGabriel Gonsum GanakaArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
12 Nov67.3AppointedAlfons NossolArchbishop (Personal Title) of Opole, PolandBishop Emeritus
13 Nov77.6RetiredDante BerniniBishop of Albano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.6RetiredCarmelo Cassati, M.S.C.Archbishop of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
96.5DiedStéphane-Émile-Alfred DesmazièresBishop Emeritus of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), France
80.2RetiredJožef KvasAuxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana, SloveniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.8AppointedGiovanni Battista PichierriArchbishop of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie (-Nazareth), Italy
59.6AppointedAgostino ValliniBishop of Albano, ItalyCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
15 Nov59.6AppointedFrançois Marie Joseph Pascal Louis BlondelBishop of Viviers, France
60.1AppointedZenon GrocholewskiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
77.5RetiredPio LaghiPrefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus
16 Nov70.6AppointedMario Francesco PompeddaPrefect of the Apostolic SignaturaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
17 Nov76.3RetiredWaldyr Calheiros Novaes (de Novais)Bishop of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
65.1AppointedJoão Maria Messi, O.S.M.Bishop of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
52.2AppointedJosé Ubiratan Lopes, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18 Nov54.2AppointedJosé Benjamín Castillo PlascenciaAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Celaya, Guanajuato, México
54.2AppointedJosé Benjamín Castillo PlascenciaTitular Bishop of SufasarBishop of Celaya, Guanajuato, México
19 Nov77.3RetiredThomas Joseph ConnollyBishop of Baker, Oregon, USABishop Emeritus
49.5AppointedGeorge Leo ThomasAuxiliary Bishop of Seattle, Washington, USABishop of Helena, Montana, USA
49.5AppointedGeorge Leo ThomasTitular Bishop of VagrautaBishop of Helena, Montana, USA
48.5AppointedRobert Francis VasaBishop of Baker, Oregon, USABishop of Santa Rosa in California, USA
20 Nov45.5Ordained BishopWładisław BlinBishop of Vitebsk, BelarusBishop Emeritus
69.3Ordained BishopRaymond EidArchbishop of Damas (Maronite), SyriaArchbishop Emeritus
21 Nov73.1DiedJacques Louis Léon DelaporteArchbishop of Cambrai, France
23 Nov68.4DiedHabib Bacha, S.M.S.P. †Archbishop of Beirut and Jbeil {Bairut e Gibail} (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
61.4AppointedJoseph Anthony GalanteCoadjutor Bishop of Dallas, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Camden, New Jersey, USA
38.3AppointedClemens PickelApostolic Administrator of Southern European Russia {Russia Europea Meridionale}Bishop of San Clemente a Saratov, Russian Federation
24 Nov98.7DiedAmbrose RayappanArchbishop Emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
27 Nov68.3ResignedRoland Pierre DuMaineBishop of San Jose in California, USABishop Emeritus
59.8ResignedAndré Pierre Louis DupuyApostolic Nuncio to BeninApostolic Nuncio to Netherlands
54.5SucceededPatrick Joseph McGrathBishop of San Jose in California, USA
29 Nov53.3AppointedGiacomo Guido OttonelloTitular Archbishop of SasabeApostolic Nuncio to Ecuador
53.3AppointedGiacomo Guido OttonelloApostolic Nuncio to PanamaApostolic Nuncio to Ecuador
Dec76.0DiedJosé Julio Aguilar GarcíaBishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala
1 Dec54.3AppointedJosé Belisário da Silva, O.F.M.Bishop of Bacabal, Maranho, BrazilArchbishop of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil
3 Dec69.4AppointedFranco CrociTitular Bishop of Potentia in PicenoVice President Emeritus of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
69.4AppointedFranco CrociSecretary of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeVice President Emeritus of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
53.0AppointedAndrew FrancisBishop of Multan, PakistanBishop Emeritus
58.3AppointedVincent Louis Marie Landel, S.C.I. di Béth.Coadjutor Archbishop of Rabat, MoroccoArchbishop
50.1AppointedGerald Isaac LoboBishop of Shimoga, IndiaBishop of Udupi, India
61.5AppointedMax John RodriguesBishop of Hyderabad in Pakistan
4 Dec32.5Ordained PriestMedardo de Jesús Henao del Río, M.X.Y.Priest of Misioneros Javerianos de YarumalVicar Apostolic of Mitú, Colombia
47.1Ordained BishopCyryl KlimowiczTitular Bishop of ArbaBishop of San Giuseppe a Irkutsk, Russian Federation
57.1AppointedGeorge PanikulamTitular Archbishop of CaudiumApostolic Nuncio to Uruguay
57.1AppointedGeorge PanikulamApostolic Nuncio to HondurasApostolic Nuncio to Uruguay
5 Dec45.3Ordained BishopLuigi Infanti della Mora, O.S.M.Titular Bishop of CartennaeVicar Apostolic of Aysén, Chile
50.6Ordained BishopGiovanni SantucciBishop of Massa Marittima-Piombino, ItalyBishop of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli, Italy
7 Dec61.2AppointedRafael Leónidas Felipe y NúñezBishop of Barahona, Dominican Republic
67.0Ordained BishopIan MurrayBishop of Argyll and The Isles, Scotland, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
76.9RetiredAntonio Riboldi, I.C.Bishop of Acerra, ItalyBishop Emeritus
62.6AppointedSalvatore Giovanni RinaldiBishop of Acerra, ItalyBishop Emeritus
67.6ResignedFabio Mamerto Rivas Santos, S.D.B.Bishop of Barahona, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
8 Dec74.1ResignedSiluvaimathu Teresanathan AmalnatherBishop of Tuticorin, IndiaBishop Emeritus
60.7SucceededPeter FernandoBishop of Tuticorin, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India
53.3Ordained BishopJoseph Edward KurtzBishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, USAArchbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
48.3Ordained BishopAurel PercăTitular Bishop of MaurianaAuxiliary Bishop of Iaşi, Romania
82.8DiedGustavo Posada Peláez, M.X.Y. †Bishop Emeritus of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia
9 Dec51.5AppointedHans-Josef BeckerAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, GermanyArchbishop
51.5AppointedHans-Josef BeckerTitular Bishop of VinaArchbishop of Paderborn, Germany
78.9DiedCyrille Emmanuel BenniArchbishop Emeritus of Mossul (Syrian), Iraq
61.1Ordained BishopBasile Georges CasmoussaArchbishop of Mossul (Syrian), IraqCurial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
11 Dec70.9AppointedRaffaello FunghiniDean of the Roman RotaDean Emeritus
54.4AppointedStanisław GębickiAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
54.4AppointedStanisław GębickiTitular Bishop of ThigesAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
76.0RetiredJózef GucwaAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
30.4Ordained PriestAbraham Boualo KomePriest of Nkongsamba, CameroonBishop of Bafang, Cameroon
54.7AppointedBraulio Rafael León VillegasBishop of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México
29.9Ordained PriestDavid Martínez De Aguirre Guinea, O.P.Priest of Order of Friars PreachersCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, Peru
49.8AppointedIreneusz Józef PękalskiAuxiliary Bishop of Łódź, Poland
49.8AppointedIreneusz Józef PękalskiTitular Bishop of Castellum TingitiiAuxiliary Bishop of Łódź, Poland
51.3AppointedVincenzo PelviAuxiliary Bishop of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Italy, Military
51.3AppointedVincenzo PelviTitular Bishop of Thinisa in NumidiaArchbishop Emeritus of Italy, Military
77.2RetiredSefafín Vásquez ElizaldeBishop of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
88.1DiedJoseph-Marie Vû Duy NhâtBishop of Bùi Chu, Viet Nam
12 Dec95.7DiedAlois StögerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sankt Pölten, Austria
13 Dec61.9ResignedAntonio Maria VegliòApostolic Nuncio to KuwaitCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
14 Dec52.7AppointedIvo Baldi GaburriBishop of Huaraz, PeruBishop of Huarí, Peru
52.0Ordained BishopPeter Lee Ki-heonBishop of Korea, MilitaryBishop of Uijongbu, Korea (South)
50.5Ordained BishopGeorge Joseph LucasBishop of Springfield in Illinois, USAArchbishop of Omaha, Nebraska, USA
44.5AppointedArnold OrowaeAuxiliary Bishop of Wabag, Papua New GuineaBishop
44.5AppointedArnold OrowaeTitular Bishop of GisipaBishop of Wabag, Papua New Guinea
47.1AppointedDavid Laurin RickenCoadjutor Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USABishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
89.1DiedEnea SelisArchbishop Emeritus of Cosenza e Bisignano, Italy
15 Dec88.0DiedAugustin Fataki AluekeArchbishop Emeritus of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
84.9DiedManuel MenéndezBishop Emeritus of San Martín, Argentina
16 Dec61.1AppointedPhilippe Jean Marie Joseph GueneleyBishop of Langres, FranceBishop Emeritus
76.4RetiredLéon Aimé Taverdet, F.M.C. †Bishop of Langres, FranceBishop Emeritus
17 Dec98.0DiedPaolo Dezza, S.J. †Cardinal, Priest of Society of Jesus
18 Dec57.5AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloTitular Archbishop of ForatianaApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
57.5AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloApostolic Nuncio to GambiaApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
57.5AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloApostolic Nuncio to GuineaApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
57.5AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloApostolic Nuncio to LiberiaApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
57.5AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloApostolic Nuncio to Sierra LeoneApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
84.8DiedLuigi DardaniBishop Emeritus of Imola, Italy
74.5RetiredJosé Gabriel Diaz CuevaAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, EcuadorBishop Emeritus of Azogues, Ecuador
59.1AppointedFares MaakarounArchbishop (Personal Title) of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Melkite Greek), Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
77.1RetiredAbraham D. Mattam, C.V.Bishop of Satna (Syro-Malabarese), IndiaBishop Emeritus
54.0AppointedMatthew Vaniakizhakel, C.V.Bishop of Satna (Syro-Malabarese), India
21 Dec68.5AppointedLuis del Castillo Estrada, S.J.Bishop of Melo, UruguayBishop Emeritus
22 Dec44.4AppointedMartin Adjou MoumouniBishop of N’Dali, Benin
48.4AppointedJean-Pierre BassèneBishop of Kolda, Senegal
65.9AppointedAloísio Hilário de Pinho, F.D.P.Bishop of Jataí, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.1AppointedJoseph Francis Kweku EssienBishop of Wiawso, Ghana
86.1DiedEdward John HerrmannBishop Emeritus of Columbus, Ohio, USA
50.2AppointedAnthony Ireri Mukobo, I.M.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi, KenyaVicar Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya
50.2AppointedAnthony Ireri Mukobo, I.M.C.Titular Bishop of RusguniaeVicar Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya
48.4AppointedDominic Jala, S.D.B.Archbishop of Shillong, India
45.0AppointedDavid Kamau Ng’ang’aAuxiliary Bishop of Nairobi, Kenya
45.0AppointedDavid Kamau Ng’ang’aTitular Bishop of OëaAuxiliary Bishop of Nairobi, Kenya
51.7AppointedMethod KilainiAuxiliary Bishop of Dar-es-Salaam, TanzaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Bukoba, Tanzania
51.7AppointedMethod KilainiTitular Bishop of StrumnitzaAuxiliary Bishop of Bukoba, Tanzania
46.3AppointedGerald John MathiasBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, IndiaBishop of Lucknow, India
66.7AppointedAlvaro Efrén Rincón Rojas, C.SS.R.Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Carreño, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
66.7AppointedAlvaro Efrén Rincón Rojas, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of BettoniumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Puerto Carreño, Colombia
66.8ResignedJosé Aurelio Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M.Prefect of Vichada, ColombiaPrefect Emeritus
62.8AppointedJosé Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M.Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
62.8AppointedJosé Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M.Titular Bishop of ArsennariaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Puerto Gaitán, Colombia
65.4DiedYousif ThomasArchbishop of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq
23 Dec80.6DiedJosé Brandão de Castro, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Propriá, Sergipe, Brazil
89.6DiedBrian Charles FoleyBishop Emeritus of Lancaster, England, Great Britain
72.6AppointedVarkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R. †Cardinal, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
27 Dec51.6Ordained BishopBoniface Choi Ki-SanCoadjutor Bishop of Incheon {Inch’on}, Korea (South)Bishop
28 Dec83.9DiedWalter Arthur Coggin, O.S.B. †Priest of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus of Belmont-Mary Help of Christians, North Carolina, USA
91.5DiedBruno WechnerBishop Emeritus of Feldkirch, Austria
30 Dec32.5Ordained PriestSebastian TuduPriest of Dinajpur, BangladeshBishop
54.5AppointedJosé Raúl Vera López, O.P.Bishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, México
78.9RetiredFrancisco Raúl Villalobos PadillaBishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
31 Dec52.6AppointedLino FumagalliBishop of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto, ItalyBishop of Viterbo, Italy

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