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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Sep53.8AppointedJosep Maria Abella Batlle, C.M.F.Superior General of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of Fukuoka, Japan
73.5ResignedAlbert Kanene ObiefunaArchbishop of Onitsha, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
49.8SucceededValerian Maduka OkekeArchbishop of Onitsha, Nigeria
2 Sep61.7AppointedJean-Michel Alain di Falco LéandriAuxiliary Bishop of Gap, FranceBishop Emeritus of Gap-Embrun, France
88.5DiedHenry Joseph KennedyBishop Emeritus of Armidale, Australia
3 Sep97.6DiedVittorio Maria Costantini, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop Emeritus of Sessa Aurunca, Italy
50.0Ordained BishopEdgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V.Titular Bishop of UcresBishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
43.4Ordained BishopAnthony Colin Joseph Fisher, O.P.Titular Bishop of BuruniArchbishop of Sydney, Australia
54.2Ordained BishopJulian Charles PorteousTitular Bishop of UrusiArchbishop of Hobart, Australia
53.2InstalledJose Corazon Tumbagahan Tala-ocBishop of Romblon, PhilippinesBishop of Kalibo, Philippines
5 Sep49.3CeasedFrancisco Carlos BachAdministrator of Ponta Grossa, Parana, BrazilBishop of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
54.7InstalledSérgio Arthur BraschiBishop of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil
79.3DiedKenneth Joseph PovishBishop Emeritus of Lansing, Michigan, USA
6 Sep36.5Ordained DeaconJon Paul Christian Hansen, C.SS.R.Deacon of Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerBishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
67.2InstalledGiuseppe ManiArchbishop of Cagliari, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
80.5DiedMaurice Michael OtungaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Nairobi, Kenya
7 Sep53.9Ordained BishopGiovanni Paolo BenottoBishop of Tivoli, ItalyArchbishop of Pisa, Italy
55.4Ordained BishopGuy HarpignyBishop of Tournai {Doornik}, Belgium
46.8Ordained BishopDatus Hilarion LegaBishop of Manokwari-Sorong, Indonesia
82.5DiedIvan MarghitychAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), Ukraine
8 Sep83.0DiedJosé (Joseph) Bulber, O.M.I. †Priest of Oblates of Mary Immaculate
54.3Ordained BishopLuis Artemio Flores CalzadaBishop of Valle de Chalco, México, MéxicoBishop of Tepic, Nayarit, México
44.5Ordained BishopClaudio ManiagoTitular Bishop of SatafiArchbishop of Catanzaro-Squillace, Italy
9 Sep50.2SelectedKricor-Okosdinos (Augustin) CoussaBishop of Iskanderiya {Alexandria} (Armenian), Egypt
60.7DiedGiovanni (João) Risatti, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil
11 Sep64.6DiedJames Edward FitzgeraldAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Joliet in Illinois, USA
61.4AppointedBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.4AppointedBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of RhasusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
61.4ResignedBraulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D.Bishop of Oruro, BoliviaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
44.2AppointedBaselios Cleemis (Isaac) ThottunkalBishop of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankara), IndiaCardinal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India
12 Sep69.4Ordained BishopIwannis Louis AwadTitular Bishop of Zeugma in SyriaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Venezuela (Syrian)
54.2InstalledDavid Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.Bishop of Saint George’s, Newfoundland, CanadaBishop of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
13 Sep60.1InstalledBenvenuto Italo CastellaniCoadjutor Archbishop of Lucca, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
63.9AppointedCamilo Diaz GregorioPrelate of Batanes, PhilippinesPrelate Emeritus
62.2SucceededEmilio Zurbano MarquezBishop of Lucena, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
65.4ResignedRuben Tolentino ProfugoBishop of Lucena, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
69.2InstalledEnrique Sarmiento AnguloBishop of Fontibón, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
14 Sep63.7InstalledDaniel Caro BordaBishop of Soacha, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
47.0Ordained BishopRomán Casanova CasanovaBishop of Vic, Spain
90.5DiedWilfrid Emmett DoyleBishop Emeritus of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
99.3BeatifiedBl. Vasil HopkoAuxiliary Bishop of Prešov (Prjašev) (Slovak), Slovakia
75.0DiedGeoffrey Francis MayneBishop Emeritus of Australia, Military
28.7Ordained PriestRamón Darío Valdivia JiménezPriest of Sevilla {Seville}, SpainAuxiliary Bishop
15 Sep70.3ResignedRamón Búa OteroBishop of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño, SpainBishop Emeritus
71.0AppointedGaudencio Borbon RosalesArchbishop of Manila, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
71.0AppointedGaudencio Borbon RosalesApostolic Administrator of Lipa, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, Philippines
73.7AppointedFernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F. †Apostolic Administrator of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño, SpainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona y Tudela, Spain
75.0RetiredJaime Lachica SinArchbishop of Manila, PhilippinesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
16 Sep72.5AppointedWilliam Henry KeelerApostolic Administrator of Richmond, Virginia, USACardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
61.1AppointedJosé Refugio Mercado DíazAuxiliary Bishop of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
61.1AppointedJosé Refugio Mercado DíazTitular Bishop of TuruziAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México
75.2RetiredWalter Francis SullivanBishop of Richmond, Virginia, USABishop Emeritus
87.8DiedAdelmo TacconiBishop Emeritus of Grosseto, Italy
17 Sep70.4DiedErmanno Artale Ciancio, S.D.B. †Bishop of Huánuco, Peru
73.2ResignedJosé Carlos Castanho de AlmeidaBishop of Araçatuba, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
72.3DiedDennis Harold De JongBishop of Ndola, Zambia
45.9AppointedMaurício Grotto de CamargoApostolic Administrator of Araçatuba, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 Sep90.7DiedMario ZanchinBishop Emeritus of Fidenza, Italy
20 Sep50.3Ordained BishopAntonio ArcariTitular Archbishop of CaeciriApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Monaco
33.5Ordained PriestIsidoro del Carmen Mora OrtegaPriest of Matagalpa, NicaraguaBishop of Siuna, Nicaragua
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Nuncio to ThailandPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Nuncio to SingaporePresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Nuncio to CambodiaPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Delegate to MyanmarPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Delegate to LaosPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Delegate to MalaysiaPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
51.0AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Delegate to Brunei DarussalamPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
80.1DiedDaniel Arnaldo Tomasella, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Marília, Sao Paulo, Brazil
21 Sep85.4DiedGiovanni BianchiBishop Emeritus of Pescia, Italy
30.2Ordained DeaconPhilippe GuiougouDeacon of Saint-Denis, FranceBishop of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles
66.3InstalledHéctor Luis Gutiérrez PabónBishop of Engativá, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
23 Sep66.1ResignedTeodoro Javier Buhain, Jr.Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
24 Sep76.9DiedWilhelm Michel EllisBishop Emeritus of Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, Antilles
67.9AppointedAlano Maria Pena, O.P.Archbishop of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus
31.7Ordained DeaconAndrea RipaDeacon of Rimini, ItalySecretary of the Apostolic Signatura
25 Sep60.5ConfirmedChucrallah-Nabil El-HageArchbishop of Tyr (Maronite), LebanonArchbishop Emeritus
76.7RetiredMaroun Khoury SaderArchbishop of Tyr (Maronite), LebanonArchbishop Emeritus
75.6RetiredAuguste NobouArchbishop of Korhogo, Côte d’IvoireArchbishop Emeritus
26 Sep37.1Ordained BishopJoseph Liao HongqingBishop of Meixian [Kaying], China
27 Sep48.2Ordained BishopHeriberto Andrés Bodeant FernándezTitular Bishop of AmporaBishop of Canelones, Uruguay
46.1Ordained BishopMario RussottoBishop of Caltanissetta, Italy
54.2ConfirmedLouis Raphaël I SakoArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), IraqCardinal, Patriarch of Baghdad (Chaldean), Iraq
82.7RetiredAndré SanaArchbishop of Kerkūk (Chaldean), IraqArchbishop Emeritus
42.2Perpetual VowsLionginas Virbalas, S.J.Priest of Society of JesusArchbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania
28 Sep55.3InstalledHans-Josef BeckerArchbishop of Paderborn, GermanyArchbishop Emeritus
34.6Ordained PriestJuan Domingo-Beka Esono Ayang, C.M.F.Priest of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBishop of Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
43.6Ordained BishopVasyl IvasyukTitular Bishop of BendaBishop of Kolomyia (Ukrainian), Ukraine
64.7InstalledFrancesco Pio Tamburrino, O.S.B.Archbishop of Foggia-Bovino, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
29 Sep64.4AppointedStanisław DziwiszTitular Archbishop of San LeoneCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland
53.9AppointedJames Michael HarveyTitular Archbishop of MemphisCardinal, Archpriest of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
61.7AppointedPiero MariniTitular Archbishop of MartiranoPresident Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
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