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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Apr75.0RetiredAlfred KleinermeilertAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
3 Apr65.6AppointedPaul Henry WalshAuxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
65.6AppointedPaul Henry WalshTitular Bishop of AbthugniAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
4 Apr76.6DiedLuís Gonzaga FernandesBishop Emeritus of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
53.0AppointedFelix GennBishop of Essen, GermanyBishop of Münster, Germany
49.3AppointedChristopher Charles ProwseAuxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, AustraliaArchbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, Australia
49.3AppointedChristopher Charles ProwseTitular Bishop of BahannaArchbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, Australia
52.3AppointedAntal SpányiBishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), Hungary
76.2RetiredJusztin Nándor Takács, O.C.D.Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Albareale), HungaryBishop Emeritus
5 Apr68.1InstalledAntonio CilibertiArchbishop of Catanzaro-Squillace, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
62.8AppointedRaymond John LaheyBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
44.7AppointedHilário da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M.Bishop of Lichinga, MozambiqueBishop of Quelimane, Mozambique
49.3Ordained BishopPedro Sbalchiero Neto, M.S. †Coadjutor Bishop of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop
6 Apr91.0DiedGerald Emmett CarterCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
50.7Ordained BishopJean-Paul André Denis Marcel JamesBishop of Beauvais (-Noyon-Senlis), FranceBishop of Nantes, France
70.6DiedEmmanuel Mani Giles Pothanamuzhy, C.M.I. †Bishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabarese), India
56.4InstalledAtilano Rodríguez MartínezBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
7 Apr39.2AppointedVitaliy SkomarovskyiAuxiliary Bishop of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, UkraineBishop of Lutsk, Ukraine
39.2AppointedVitaliy SkomarovskyiTitular Bishop of BencennaBishop of Lutsk, Ukraine
8 Apr70.7DiedPatrick Fani ChakaipaArchbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
38.3AppointedWojciech PolakAuxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, PolandArchbishop
38.3AppointedWojciech PolakTitular Bishop of Mons in NumidiaArchbishop of Gniezno, Poland
55.2AppointedButi Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I.Archbishop (Personal Title) of Johannesburg, South AfricaArchbishop of Johannesburg, South Africa
76.4RetiredSzczepan WesolyAuxiliary Bishop of Gniezno, PolandAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
9 Apr67.5AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóApostolic Nuncio to SloveniaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
67.5AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóApostolic Nuncio to Bosnia-HerzegovinaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
73.8ResignedOsório Bebber, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
59.0AppointedJuliusz JanuszApostolic Nuncio to HungaryApostolic Nuncio to Slovenia
64.9SucceededWalmir Alberto Valle, I.M.C.Bishop of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, BrazilBishop Emeritus
10 Apr44.8AppointedGuillermo Patricio Vera SotoPrelate of Calama, ChileBishop of Iquique, Chile
11 Apr61.0AppointedAntonio MarinoAuxiliary Bishop of La Plata, ArgentinaBishop of Mar del Plata, Argentina
61.0AppointedAntonio MarinoTitular Bishop of BastiBishop of Mar del Plata, Argentina
80.8DiedJoannes Gerardus ter Schure, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands
12 Apr67.5AppointedSantos Abril y CastellóApostolic Nuncio to MacedoniaCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
39.8AppointedOscar Domingo SarlingaAuxiliary Bishop of Mercedes-Luján, ArgentinaBishop of Zárate-Campana, Argentina
39.8AppointedOscar Domingo SarlingaTitular Bishop of UzalisBishop of Zárate-Campana, Argentina
14 Apr45.6AppointedMatthew Kwasi GyamfiBishop of Sunyani, Ghana
15 Apr43.8AppointedThierry Marie Jacques Brac de la PerrièreAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon (-Vienne), FranceBishop of Nevers, France
43.8AppointedThierry Marie Jacques Brac de la PerrièreTitular Bishop of ZallataBishop of Nevers, France
46.1AppointedHervé Jean Robert GiraudAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon (-Vienne), FranceBishop of Soissons (-Laon-Saint-Quentin), France
46.1AppointedHervé Jean Robert GiraudTitular Bishop of SilliBishop of Soissons (-Laon-Saint-Quentin), France
55.1AppointedThomas Anthony WilliamsAuxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
55.1AppointedThomas Anthony WilliamsTitular Bishop of MageóAuxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
16 Apr59.0SucceededArturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D.Bishop of Sorsogon, Philippines
76.3RetiredDiego Natale BonaBishop of Saluzzo, ItalyBishop Emeritus
61.5AppointedGiuseppe GuerriniBishop of Saluzzo, Italy
51.0AppointedPeter Martin MusikuwaBishop of Chikwawa, Malawi
44.2AppointedPrudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M.Vicar Apostolic of Tabuk, Philippines
44.2AppointedPrudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M.Titular Bishop of FuerteventuraVicar Apostolic of Tabuk, Philippines
80.5DiedJohn Richard Sheets, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, USA
55.9AppointedPaweł StobrawaAuxiliary Bishop of Opole, Poland
55.9AppointedPaweł StobrawaTitular Bishop of AecaAuxiliary Bishop of Opole, Poland
75.3RetiredJesus Y. VarelaBishop of Sorsogon, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
17 Apr50.4AppointedCyryl KlimowiczBishop of San Giuseppe a Irkutsk, Russian Federation
49.6AppointedJerzy Mazur, S.V.D.Bishop of Ełk, Poland
49.3InstalledPedro Sbalchiero Neto, M.S. †Coadjutor Bishop of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilBishop
19 Apr88.3DiedAlejandro Durán MoreiraBishop Emeritus of Rancagua, Chile
90.5DiedAurelio SabattaniCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura
20 Apr81.5DiedHenri LemaîtreApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
21 Apr58.4Ordained BishopWerner GuballaTitular Bishop of CatrumAuxiliary Bishop of Mainz, Germany
45.6Ordained BishopUlrich NeymeyrTitular Bishop of MaraguiaBishop of Erfurt, Germany
22 Apr74.8RetiredLorenzo León Alvarado, O. de M.Bishop of Huacho, PeruBishop Emeritus
62.1Ordained BishopRoger Paul MorinTitular Bishop of AulonBishop of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
23 Apr80.0RetiredIvan LjavinecApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
24 Apr75.4DiedRenato Hasche Sánchez, S.J. †Bishop of Arica, Chile
55.2AppointedLadislav HučkoApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
55.2AppointedLadislav HučkoTitular Bishop of HoraeaApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
25 Apr89.5DiedLuis Alfredo Carvajal RosalesBishop Emeritus of Portoviejo (Porto Vecchio), Ecuador
44.0AppointedCristián Contreras VillarroelAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de ChileBishop of Melipilla, Chile
44.0AppointedCristián Contreras VillarroelTitular Bishop of IlliberiBishop of Melipilla, Chile
86.0DiedJacob Bastiampillai DeogupillaiBishop Emeritus of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
74.8RetiredJorge García Isaza, C.M.Vicar Apostolic of Tierradentro, ColombiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
81.4DiedOtmar MäderBishop Emeritus of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
62.3AppointedDominic Mai LuongAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USA
62.3AppointedDominic Mai LuongTitular Bishop of CebaradesAuxiliary Bishop of Orange in California, USA
88.5DiedAndré Perraudin, M. Afr. †Bishop Emeritus of Kabgayi, Rwanda
51.9AppointedRicardo Antonio Tobón RestrepoBishop of Sonsón-Rionegro, ColombiaArchbishop of Medellín, Colombia
26 Apr60.7AppointedAdriano BernardiniApostolic Nuncio to ArgentinaApostolic Nuncio to Italy
57.3Ordained BishopWiesław Alojzy MeringBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
59.6Ordained BishopCarlos Germán Mesa RuizBishop of Arauca, ColombiaBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
50.6AppointedJoseph Ngô Quang KiêtApostolic Administrator of Hà Nôi, Viet NamArchbishop Emeritus
103.3DiedJosé Calasanz Rosenhammer, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Chiquitos, Bolivia
55.0Ordained BishopGeorges M. Saad Abi Younes, O.L.M.Bishop of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Libano en México (Maronite)
46.7Ordained BishopJosé Soares Filho, O.F.M. Cap.Coadjutor Bishop of Carolina, Maranho, BrazilBishop
27 Apr64.1Ordained BishopJoseph Louis Jean BoishuTitular Bishop of GaurianaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Reims, France
28 Apr54.1InstalledJosé Francisco Robles OrtegaArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoCardinal, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
29 Apr77.2RetiredEstanislao Esteban KarlicArchbishop of Paraná, ArgentinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
68.4AppointedMario Luis Bautista MauliónArchbishop of Paraná, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
30 Apr64.2AppointedGeorge William ColemanBishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus
50.8AppointedEnrique Díaz DíazAuxiliary Bishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MéxicoCoadjutor Bishop
50.8AppointedEnrique Díaz DíazTitular Bishop of IzirzadaCoadjutor Bishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
44.2AppointedMarco Eugênio Galrão Leite de AlmeidaBishop of Estância, Sergipe, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
76.8RetiredHildebrando Mendes CostaBishop of Estância, Sergipe, BrazilBishop Emeritus
43.8AppointedJenő SchönbergerBishop of Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania
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