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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May43.3Ordained BishopMatthew Man-oso NdagosoBishop of Maiduguri, NigeriaArchbishop of Kaduna, Nigeria
3 May76.1RetiredAthanase Bala, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Bafia, CameroonBishop Emeritus
43.9AppointedJean-Marie Benoît BallaBishop of Bafia, Cameroon
57.9AppointedStephen Victor ChmilarBishop of Toronto (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop Emeritus
93.1DiedJozef FeranecBishop Emeritus of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
58.0AppointedDiarmuid MartinCoadjutor Archbishop of Dublin, IrelandArchbishop
59.6InstalledCarlos Germán Mesa RuizBishop of Arauca, ColombiaBishop of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia
76.1RetiredCornelius John Pasichny, O.S.B.M. †Bishop of Toronto (Ukrainian), CanadaBishop Emeritus
4 May45.4Ordained BishopAntônio Carlos FélixBishop of Luz, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
38.3Ordained BishopWojciech PolakTitular Bishop of Mons in NumidiaArchbishop of Gniezno, Poland
5 May57.1AppointedJean-Yves RiocreuxBishop of Pontoise, FranceBishop of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles
6 May50.1AppointedVincent CoulibalyArchbishop of Conakry {Konakry}, Guinea
78.7DiedFrancis Paul McHugh, S.F.M. †Prelate Emeritus of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil
61.5ResignedJosé Palmeiro Mendes, O.S.B.Abbot of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAbbot Emeritus
7 May63.9AppointedAntonio Arregui YarzaArchbishop of Guayaquil, EcuadorArchbishop Emeritus
75.7RetiredJuan Ignacio Larrea HolguínArchbishop of Guayaquil, EcuadorArchbishop Emeritus
8 May78.5DiedCarlo AliprandiBishop Emeritus of Cuneo, Italy
9 May97.3DiedLouis Henri Marie FerrandArchbishop Emeritus of Tours, France
10 May52.1Ordained BishopAbraham DestaTitular Bishop of Horrea AniniciVicar Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia
62.8InstalledGuillermo José GarlattiArchbishop of Bahía Blanca, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
79.0DiedAdolfo Rodríguez HerreraArchbishop Emeritus of Camagüey, Cuba
11 May49.5Ordained BishopJean-Luc Marie Maurice Louis BouilleretBishop of Amiens, FranceArchbishop of Besançon, France
56.0Ordained BishopAlfred Maria Oburu Asue, C.M.F. †Bishop of Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea
12 May74.4RetiredJuan Martí AlanisBishop of Urgell, SpainBishop Emeritus
53.8SucceededJoan Enric Vives SiciliaBishop of Urgell, Spain
13 May43.5AppointedVolodymyr ViytyshynCoadjutor Bishop of Kolomyia-Chernivtsi (Ukrainian), UkraineArchbishop of Ivano-Frankivsk [Stanislaviv] (Ukrainian), Ukraine
14 May61.5AppointedDaniel Joseph BohanAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
61.5AppointedDaniel Joseph BohanTitular Bishop of MigirpaArchbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
51.2AppointedLuis Albeiro Cortés RendónBishop of Vélez, ColombiaAuxiliary Bishop of Pereira, Colombia
53.9InstalledMichael Richard CoteBishop of Norwich, Connecticut, USA
70.5AppointedDenis Croteau, O.M.I.Apostolic Administrator of Whitehorse, Yukon, CanadaBishop Emeritus of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
51.6Ordained BishopMathias Ri Iong-hoon (Lee Yong-Hoon)Titular Bishop of Catabum CastraBishop of Suwon, Korea (South)
56.0Ordained BishopPaweł StobrawaTitular Bishop of AecaAuxiliary Bishop of Opole, Poland
60.4AppointedDécio Sossai Zandonade, S.D.B.Bishop of Colatina, Espirito Santo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
15 May54.5AppointedCharles Maung Bo, S.D.B.Cardinal, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar
63.1Ordained BishopPaul Tan Chee Ing, S.J.Bishop of Melaka-Johor, MalaysiaBishop Emeritus
65.1AppointedPaul Zingtung GrawngArchbishop of Mandalay, MyanmarArchbishop Emeritus
17 May69.0AppointedIwannis Louis AwadApostolic Exarch of Venezuela (Syrian)Apostolic Exarch Emeritus
69.0AppointedIwannis Louis AwadTitular Bishop of Zeugma in SyriaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Venezuela (Syrian)
72.2AppointedHenry Theophilus Howaniec, O.F.M. †Bishop of Santissima Trinità in Almaty, KazakhstanBishop Emeritus
53.1AppointedJan Paweł Lenga, M.I.C.Archbishop (Personal Title) of Karaganda, KazakhstanBishop Emeritus
51.7AppointedTomash Bernard PetaArchbishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan
39.9Ordained BishopOscar Domingo SarlingaTitular Bishop of UzalisBishop Emeritus of Zárate-Campana, Argentina
18 May51.7Ordained BishopFrancesco BeschiTitular Bishop of VindaBishop of Bergamo, Italy
45.4InstalledAntônio Carlos FélixBishop of Luz, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
90.5DiedKilian J. Healy, O. Carm. †Prior General Emeritus of Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
161.3CanonizedSt. Józef Sebastian PelczarBishop of Przemyśl, Poland
62.7Ordained BishopYannis Spiteris, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Corfù, Zante e Cefalonia, Greece
71.5DiedTeodoro Ubeda GramageBishop of Mallorca, Spain
19 May49.5Ordained BishopChristopher Charles ProwseTitular Bishop of BahannaArchbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, Australia
20 May73.0DiedMichael Praphon Chaicharoen, S.D.B. †Bishop of Surat Thani, Thailand
21 May66.3DiedPierre Nguyên Van NhoCoadjutor Bishop of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
22 May82.2DiedPackiam ArokiaswamyBishop Emeritus of Tanjore, India
59.8AppointedClaude-Joseph Félix Louis AzémaAuxiliary Bishop of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedClaude-Joseph Félix Louis AzémaTitular Bishop of MurconaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), France
55.1AppointedGuy HarpignyBishop of Tournai {Doornik}, Belgium
23 May47.0InstalledPhilip Arnold Subira AnyoloBishop of Homa Bay, KenyaArchbishop of Kisumu, Kenya
76.1RetiredWilliam Henry BullockBishop of Madison, Wisconsin, USABishop Emeritus
56.3AppointedRobert Charles MorlinoBishop of Madison, Wisconsin, USA
24 May71.0ResignedAnthony Soter FernandezArchbishop of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
49.4AppointedJohn Hsane HgyiBishop of Pathein, Myanmar
60.4Ordained BishopEmmanuel Okombo WanderaBishop of Kericho, Kenya
64.4AppointedMurphy Nicholas Xavier PakiamArchbishop of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArchbishop Emeritus
59.5CeasedSotero Phamo (Thein Myint)Apostolic Administrator of Yangon, MyanmarBishop Emeritus of Loikaw, Myanmar
48.4AppointedRicardo Jorge Valenzuela RiosBishop of Paraguay, MilitaryBishop of Caacupé, Paraguay
25 May43.9Ordained BishopThierry Marie Jacques Brac de la PerrièreTitular Bishop of ZallataBishop of Nevers, France
46.2Ordained BishopHervé Jean Robert GiraudTitular Bishop of SilliArchbishop of Sens (-Auxerre), France
86.2DiedGeorge Edward LynchAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
26 May84.7DiedEdwin Roy Kinch, O.S.M. †Prefect Emeritus of Ingwavuma, South Africa
27 May59.9AppointedMiklós BeerBishop of Vác, HungaryBishop Emeritus
61.0ResignedVirginio Domingo Bressanelli, S.C.I.Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartBishop Emeritus of Neuquén, Argentina
49.3AppointedJosé Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I.Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartBishop of Setúbal, Portugal
55.2Ordained BishopThomas Anthony WilliamsTitular Bishop of MageóAuxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, England, Great Britain
29 May64.4InstalledMurphy Nicholas Xavier PakiamArchbishop of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArchbishop Emeritus
65.7Ordained BishopPaul Henry WalshTitular Bishop of AbthugniAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre, New York, USA
30 May60.0AppointedGuillermo Rodríguez-MelgarejoBishop of San Martín, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
31 May59.9AppointedBenvenuto Italo CastellaniCoadjutor Archbishop of Lucca, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
78.4DiedFrancesco ColasuonnoCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Italy
55.4ResignedJosé Luis Fletes SantanaAuxiliary Bishop of México, Federal DistrictAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.3Ordained BishopLadislav HučkoTitular Bishop of HoraeaApostolic Exarch of Czech Republic (Ruthenian)
61.2Ordained BishopAntonio MarinoTitular Bishop of BastiBishop Emeritus of Mar del Plata, Argentina
44.9Ordained BishopGuillermo Patricio Vera SotoPrelate of Calama, ChileBishop of Iquique, Chile
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