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The Year of Our Lord 2000

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March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar77.2DiedIgnatius HarsonoBishop Emeritus of Bogor, Indonesia
75.3RetiredLajos KadaApostolic Nuncio to SpainApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
75.3RetiredLajos KadaApostolic Nuncio to AndorraApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Spain
76.9RetiredEugène Georges Joseph LecrosnierBishop of Belfort-Montbéliard, FranceBishop Emeritus
54.0Ordained BishopRichard Joseph MaloneTitular Bishop of AptucaBishop of Buffalo, New York, USA
61.9AppointedManuel Monteiro de CastroApostolic Nuncio to SpainCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
61.9AppointedManuel Monteiro de CastroApostolic Nuncio to AndorraCardinal, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary
56.3AppointedLeonardo SandriApostolic Nuncio to MéxicoCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
60.1AppointedClaude Pierre Charles SchockertBishop of Belfort-Montbéliard, France
3 Mar54.7Ordained BishopThéophile Georges KassabArchbishop of Homs (-Hama-Nabk) (Syrian), Syria
4 Mar64.5AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóApostolic Nuncio to ArgentinaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
75.2RetiredUbaldo CalabresiApostolic Nuncio to ArgentinaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
52.2Ordained BishopJosé Luis Fletes SantanaTitular Bishop of ThunusudaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
76.7RetiredFranco GualdriniBishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
44.7Ordained BishopArnold OrowaeTitular Bishop of GisipaBishop of Wabag, Papua New Guinea
53.0Ordained BishopGuillermo Rodrigo Teodoro Ortiz MondragónTitular Bishop of Nova BarbaraBishop of Cuautitlán, México, México
54.9AppointedVincenzo PagliaBishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, ItalyPresident of the Pontifical Council for the Family
57.1Ordained BishopNikolaki SawafArchbishop of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Melkite Greek), Syria
65.1Ordained BishopFelipe Tejeda García, M.Sp.S.Titular Bishop of CastabalaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
5 Mar61.3Ordained BishopPhilippe Jean Marie Joseph GueneleyBishop of Langres, FranceBishop Emeritus
6 Mar47.8Ordained BishopJames Peter SartainBishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, USAArchbishop of Seattle, Washington, USA
7 Mar67.9AppointedRubén Héctor di MonteArchbishop of Mercedes-Luján, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
88.1DiedJohn James Howe, S.S.C.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Myitkyina, Myanmar
77.1RetiredEmilio OgñénovichArchbishop of Mercedes-Luján, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
9 Mar76.0RetiredLuigi AmaducciArchbishop of Ravenna-Cervia, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedFrançois Paul Marie MaupuBishop of Verdun, FranceBishop Emeritus
62.3AppointedGiuseppe VerucchiArchbishop of Ravenna-Cervia, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
10 Mar60.4AppointedMichel Pierre Marie MouïsseAuxiliary Bishop of Grenoble, FranceBishop Emeritus of Périgueux (-Sarlat), France
60.4AppointedMichel Pierre Marie MouïsseTitular Bishop of LambaesisBishop Emeritus of Périgueux (-Sarlat), France
11 Mar57.2AppointedAngelo BagnascoArchbishop of Pesaro, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop of Genova {Genoa}, Italy
90.4DiedAntonius HofmannBishop Emeritus of Passau, Germany
59.6AppointedAngel N. LagdameoArchbishop of Jaro, Philippines
64.4AppointedFrancesco MarinelliArchbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
12 Mar98.6DiedIgnatius Kung Pin-meiCardinal, Bishop of Shanghai [Shanghai], China
70.5DiedGordon Anthony Pantin, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles
13 Mar75.4RetiredSamuel Ruiz GarcíaBishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
15 Mar59.2AppointedAlfredo SchäfflerCoadjutor Bishop of Parnaíba, Piaui, BrazilBishop
17 Mar66.2InstalledEdmond CarmodyBishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
18 Mar63.6AppointedClaudio BagginiBishop of Vigevano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredVasco Giuseppe BertelliBishop of Volterra, ItalyBishop Emeritus
50.4AppointedMansueto BianchiBishop of Volterra, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Pistoia, Italy
50.5Ordained BishopAnthony Ireri Mukobo, I.M.C.Titular Bishop of RusguniaeVicar Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya
45.2Ordained BishopDavid Kamau Ng’ang’aTitular Bishop of OëaAuxiliary Bishop of Nairobi, Kenya
52.0Ordained BishopMethod KilainiTitular Bishop of StrumnitzaAuxiliary Bishop of Bukoba, Tanzania
75.5RetiredGiovanni LocatelliBishop of Vigevano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
75.5RetiredRosario MazzolaBishop of Cefalù, ItalyBishop Emeritus
53.8AppointedFrancesco MontenegroAuxiliary Bishop of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, ItalyArchbishop of Agrigento, Italy
53.8AppointedFrancesco MontenegroTitular Bishop of AurusulianaArchbishop of Agrigento, Italy
41.2AppointedMiguel Romano GómezAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
41.2AppointedMiguel Romano GómezTitular Bishop of VagalAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
65.9AppointedFrancesco SgalambroBishop of Cefalù, ItalyBishop Emeritus
48.9AppointedAngelo SpinilloBishop of Teggiano-Policastro, ItalyBishop of Aversa, Italy
19 Mar57.9Ordained BishopCarillo Gritti, I.M.C.Prelate of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil
63.1Ordained BishopJosé Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M.Titular Bishop of ArsennariaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Puerto Gaitán, Colombia
20 Mar56.3AppointedJean-Louis Bruguès, O.P.Bishop of Angers, FranceArchivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
58.9Ordained BishopArturo de Jesús Correa ToroBishop of Ipiales, Colombia
59.3Ordained BishopJosé Haring, O.F.M.Bishop of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, Brazil
60.5Ordained BishopPatrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A.Bishop of Lodwar, KenyaBishop Emeritus
50.4Ordained BishopGerald Isaac LoboBishop of Shimoga, IndiaBishop of Udupi, India
53.5Ordained BishopJosé Francisco OliverosBishop of Boac, PhilippinesBishop of Malolos, Philippines
76.3RetiredJean Pierre Marie OrchamptBishop of Angers, FranceBishop Emeritus
21 Mar79.2DiedJames William GleesonArchbishop Emeritus of Adelaide, Australia
22 Mar50.7AppointedEsmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Ist. del PradoBishop of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, BrazilArchbishop of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
67.6InstalledCormac Murphy-O’ConnorArchbishop of Westminster, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
93.8DiedAchille PalmeriniBishop Emeritus of Isernia e Venafro, Italy
79.2DiedRemigio RagonesiVicegerent Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
23 Mar79.1DiedAntony PadiyaraCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India
44.2AppointedJaime SotoAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USABishop of Sacramento, California, USA
44.2AppointedJaime SotoTitular Bishop of SegiaBishop of Sacramento, California, USA
24 Mar66.9Ordained BishopAlvaro Efrén Rincón Rojas, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of BettoniumVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Puerto Carreño, Colombia
59.7InstalledRoger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I.Coadjutor Archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, USAArchbishop
25 Mar49.8AppointedJorge Pedro Carrión PavlichBishop of Puno, Peru
54.2AppointedRodolfo Cetoloni, O.F.M.Bishop of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, ItalyBishop of Grosseto, Italy
54.3Ordained BishopJoseph Francis Kweku EssienBishop of Wiawso, Ghana
76.1RetiredAlberto GiglioliBishop of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, ItalyBishop Emeritus
54.4AppointedStanislav Hočevar, S.D.B.Coadjutor Archbishop of Beograd (-Smederevo), SerbiaArchbishop
61.3Ordained BishopAurelio José Kühn Hergenreder, O.F.M.Prelate of Deán Funes, ArgentinaPrelate Emeritus
38.2Ordained BishopVilhelms Toms Marija Lapelis, O.P.Coadjutor Bishop of Liepāja, LatviaBishop Emeritus
45.1Ordained BishopJorge Eduardo LozanoTitular Bishop of Furnos MaiorBishop of Gualeguaychú, Argentina
56.9Ordained BishopFrancesco Guido RavinaleBishop of Asti, Italy
61.8Ordained BishopMax John RodriguesBishop of Hyderabad in Pakistan
47.6AppointedTommaso ValentinettiBishop of Termoli-Larino, ItalyArchbishop of Pescara-Penne, Italy
26 Mar82.0DiedFrançois AbrahaBishop Emeritus of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea
93.5DiedAlfredo BrunieraVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”
71.7Ordained BishopJorge García Isaza, C.M.Titular Bishop of BuduaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Tierradentro, Colombia
50.9Ordained BishopProtógenes José Luft, S.d.C.Coadjutor Bishop of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, BrazilBishop
27 Mar60.1AppointedAndré Pierre Louis DupuyApostolic Nuncio to VenezuelaApostolic Nuncio to Netherlands
29 Mar57.8AppointedAlfonso Rogelio Delgado EversArchbishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina
77.2RetiredÍtalo Severino Di StéfanoArchbishop of San Juan de Cuyo, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
56.0AppointedAntônio Wagner da Silva, S.C.I.Coadjutor Bishop of Guarapuava, Parana, BrazilBishop
31 Mar59.9AppointedFelipe Arizmendi EsquivelBishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
74.8ResignedMichael DallatAuxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor, IrelandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
1 Apr40.5AppointedEnrique Figaredo Alvargonzález, S.J.Prefect of Battambang, Cambodia
2 Apr48.7Ordained BishopDominic Jala, S.D.B.Archbishop of Shillong, India
55.0Ordained BishopVincenzo PagliaBishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, ItalyPresident of the Pontifical Council for the Family
57.0InstalledFrancesco Guido RavinaleBishop of Asti, Italy
3 Apr68.1DiedRaymundo López Mateos, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México
4 Apr44.9AppointedManuel Felipe Díaz SánchezBishop of Carúpano, VenezuelaArchbishop of Calabozo, Venezuela
5 Apr55.9AppointedLuciano Bergamin, C.R.L.Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
55.9AppointedLuciano Bergamin, C.R.L.Titular Bishop of OctabiaBishop of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
77.9DiedFrançois Joseph Maurer, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
6 Apr87.4DiedBernardino Carlos Guillermo Honorato Echeverría Ruiz, O.F.M. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Guayaquil, Ecuador
8 Apr56.9AppointedMiklós BeerAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, HungaryBishop of Vác, Hungary
56.9AppointedMiklós BeerTitular Bishop of CaeciriBishop of Vác, Hungary
61.3InstalledAurelio José Kühn Hergenreder, O.F.M.Prelate of Deán Funes, ArgentinaPrelate Emeritus
63.6InstalledRocco TalucciArchbishop of Brindisi-Ostuni, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
9 Apr58.0ResignedJohn Stephen KnightAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
80.1DiedJames William MaloneBishop Emeritus of Youngstown, Ohio, USA
46.6Ordained BishopGerald John MathiasBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, IndiaBishop of Lucknow, India
41.2Ordained BishopMiguel Romano GómezTitular Bishop of VagalAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
11 Apr64.1Ordained BishopJohn Joseph KaisingTitular Bishop of Horrea CoeliaAuxiliary Bishop of United States of America, Military
81.9DiedSalvador Lazo LazoBishop Emeritus of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines
63.8ResignedWilliam Joseph LevadaApostolic Administrator of Santa Rosa in California, USACardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
62.5AppointedDaniel Francis WalshBishop of Santa Rosa in California, USABishop Emeritus
12 Apr78.8DiedEdgar Carício de GouvêaBishop Emeritus of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil
63.6AppointedDadeus GringsCoadjutor Archbishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
82.0DiedGerald Francis O’KeefeBishop Emeritus of Davenport, Iowa, USA
54.3Ordained BishopMatthew Vaniakizhakel, C.V.Bishop of Satna (Syro-Malabarese), India
13 Apr70.8AppointedDarío Castrillón HoyosPresident of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, President Emeritus
80.7RetiredAngelo FeliciPresident of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, President Emeritus
74.2DiedAntoine HacaultArchbishop of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
14 Apr49.5AppointedFidèle AgbatchiArchbishop of Parakou, BeninArchbishop Emeritus
53.3IncardinatedJudes BicabaPriest of Dédougou, Burkina FasoBishop
43.7AppointedBenyamin Yosef BriaBishop of Denpasar, Indonesia
63.6AppointedGonzalo Ramiro del Castillo Crespo, O.C.D.Bishop of Bolivia, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
45.0AppointedDamian Denis DalluBishop of Geita, TanzaniaArchbishop of Songea, Tanzania
41.7AppointedIgnatius Ayau KaigamaArchbishop of Jos, Nigeria
77.7RetiredMario Lezana VacaBishop of Bolivia, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
74.8RetiredManuel Revollo Crespo, C.M.F.Coadjutor Bishop of Bolivia, MilitaryCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus
52.5AppointedJoseph SamaBishop of Nouna, Burkina Faso
63.6AppointedLucas Sirkar, S.D.B.Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
71.3AppointedZéphyrin ToéBishop of Dédougou, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
50.2AppointedDouglas William Young, S.V.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Mount Hagen, Papua New GuineaArchbishop
50.2AppointedDouglas William Young, S.V.D.Titular Bishop of RusubbicariArchbishop of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
15 Apr58.0AppointedMichel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M.Bishop of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
88.6DiedPaul Dumouchel, O.M.I. †Archbishop Emeritus of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, Canada
75.1RetiredGuy Alexis HerbulotBishop of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, FranceBishop Emeritus
72.4DiedThomas Joseph Lobsinger, O.M.I. †Bishop of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
50.4AppointedEduardo Porfirio Patiño LealBishop of Córdoba, Veracruz, México
53.7AppointedHipólito Reyes LariosBishop of Orizaba, Veracruz, MéxicoArchbishop of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México
16 Apr55.0InstalledVincenzo PagliaBishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, ItalyPresident of the Pontifical Council for the Family
17 Apr74.8DiedHenry Swithin Thomas Alexander Wijetunge Goonewardena, O.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
49.6AppointedDenis TheurillatAuxiliary Bishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
49.6AppointedDenis TheurillatTitular Bishop of TubulbacaAuxiliary Bishop of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
18 Apr75.2RetiredRaymond Conway BenjaminBishop of Townsville, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
19 Apr67.3AppointedAngélico Sândalo BernardinoBishop of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
20 Apr49.3AppointedJean-Luc BruninAuxiliary Bishop of Lille, FranceBishop of Le Havre, France
49.3AppointedJean-Luc BruninTitular Bishop of UsinazaBishop of Le Havre, France
50.7AppointedDiómedes Antonio Espinal de LeónAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican RepublicBishop of Mao-Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
50.7AppointedDiómedes Antonio Espinal de LeónTitular Bishop of VardimissaBishop of Mao-Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
45.5AppointedJózef SzamockiAuxiliary Bishop of Toruń, Poland
45.5AppointedJózef SzamockiTitular Bishop of ClypiaAuxiliary Bishop of Toruń, Poland
46.4AppointedJan Franciszek WątrobaAuxiliary Bishop of Częstochowa, PolandBishop of Rzeszów, Poland
46.4AppointedJan Franciszek WątrobaTitular Bishop of BisicaBishop of Rzeszów, Poland
25 Apr67.7AppointedHubert Marie Pierre Dominique BarbierArchbishop of Bourges, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
66.3Ordained BishopEvarist PintoTitular Bishop of Castra SeverianaArchbishop Emeritus of Karachi, Pakistan
76.3RetiredPierre Marie Léon Augustin PlateauArchbishop of Bourges, FranceArchbishop Emeritus
75.2RetiredBernardino Rivera Alvarez, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Potosí, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
85.4DiedRafael Sarmiento PeraltaArchbishop Emeritus of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
57.7DiedPierre Koffi SeshieBishop of Kpalimé, Togo
26 Apr68.0InstalledRubén Héctor di MonteArchbishop of Mercedes-Luján, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
86.3DiedBarthélemy-Pierre-Joseph-Marie-Henri Hanrion, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Dapaong, Togo
65.8AppointedEugenio SbarbaroApostolic Nuncio to YugoslaviaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Serbia
29 Apr48.7Ordained BishopJean-Pierre BassèneBishop of Kolda, Senegal
60.1AppointedFelice di MolfettaBishop of Cerignola-Ascoli Satriano, Italy
48.6AppointedCarlos María FranziniBishop of Rafaela, ArgentinaArchbishop of Mendoza, Argentina
64.6Ordained BishopFrancesco MarinelliArchbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
53.9Ordained BishopFrancesco MontenegroTitular Bishop of AurusulianaArchbishop of Agrigento, Italy
52.3AppointedDonato NegroArchbishop of Otranto, Italy
30 Apr63.7Ordained BishopClaudio BagginiBishop of Vigevano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
56.4Ordained BishopJean-Louis Bruguès, O.P.Bishop of Angers, FranceArchivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
60.7Ordained BishopFrançois Paul Marie MaupuBishop of Verdun, FranceBishop Emeritus
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