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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar55.9InstalledJerome Edward ListeckiBishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USAArchbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2 Mar46.1AppointedEduardo Pinheiro da Silva, S.D.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
46.1AppointedEduardo Pinheiro da Silva, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of GisipaAuxiliary Bishop of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
91.3DiedEugenio Santiago Peyrou, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
3 Mar76.3RetiredRafael Barraza SánchezBishop of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
55.2AppointedMario Espinosa ContrerasBishop of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
58.4AppointedSalvatore Ronald MatanoCoadjutor Bishop of Burlington, Vermont, USABishop of Rochester, New York, USA
5 Mar64.1AppointedMarcel Honorat Léon AgbotonArchbishop of Cotonou, BeninArchbishop Emeritus
76.0RetiredNestor AssogbaArchbishop of Cotonou, BeninArchbishop Emeritus
54.5Ordained BishopOscar CantoniBishop of Crema, Italy
62.3InstalledAndré Armand Vingt-TroisCardinal, Archbishop of Paris, France
6 Mar45.1Ordained BishopFridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Bokungu-Ikela, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
7 Mar81.4DiedJosé Gottardi Cristelli, S.D.B. †Archbishop Emeritus of Montevideo, Uruguay
8 Mar92.4DiedJosé Alves de Sà TrindadeBishop Emeritus of Montes Claros, Brazil
80.3DiedRomán Arrieta VillalobosArchbishop Emeritus of San José de Costa Rica
67.1DiedLuciano Nervi, S.M.M. †Bishop of Mangochi, Malawi
53.7InstalledHarold Anthony PereraBishop of Galle, Sri LankaBishop of Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
9 Mar43.8AppointedTomé Ferreira da SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilBishop of São José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
43.8AppointedTomé Ferreira da SilvaTitular Bishop of GiufiBishop of São José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
66.6AppointedJosé María PinheiroBishop of Bragança Paulista, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
57.9Ordained BishopRafael Sandoval Sandoval, M.N.M.Bishop of Tarahumara, Chihuahua, México
10 Mar75.2RetiredAngel T. HobayanBishop of Catarman, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
46.1Ordained BishopJosafá Menezes da SilvaTitular Bishop of Gummi in ByzacenaBishop of Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil
59.3Ordained BishopJoão Carlos PetriniTitular Bishop of AugurusBishop of Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil
51.5SucceededEmmanuel Celeste TranceBishop of Catarman, Philippines
12 Mar46.1Ordained BishopSebastião Bandeira CoêlhoTitular Bishop of ThubursicumBishop of Coroatá, Maranho, Brazil
90.6DiedJoseph Matthew BreitenbeckBishop Emeritus of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
55.9Ordained BishopEdson de Castro HomemTitular Bishop of MutiaAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
56.3Ordained BishopAntônio Augusto Dias DuarteTitular Bishop of TuscamiaAuxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
62.7InstalledLuis Guillermo EichhornBishop of Morón, Argentina
77.1RetiredMathias KappilBishop of Punalur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
56.1AppointedJoseph KariyilBishop of Punalur, IndiaBishop of Cochin, India
48.1Ordained BishopEdney Gouvêa MattosoTitular Bishop of TunnunaBishop of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14 Mar92.1DiedAbele ConigliBishop Emeritus of Teramo-Atri, Italy
78.4RetiredJean-Marie LustigerOrdinary of France, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
77.1DiedGiuseppe TortiBishop Emeritus of Lugano, Switzerland
62.3AppointedAndré Armand Vingt-TroisOrdinary of France, Faithful of Eastern RitesCardinal, Archbishop of Paris, France
15 Mar60.7AppointedEdward Kenneth BraxtonBishop of Belleville, Illinois, USA
17 Mar63.3AppointedLuigi NegriBishop of San Marino-Montefeltro, ItalyArchbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Italy
18 Mar47.2AppointedMarco Antonio Cortez LaraCoadjutor Bishop of Tacna y Moquegua, PeruBishop
55.2AppointedJohn Bosco Panya KritcharoenBishop of Ratchaburi, Thailand
49.1AppointedVincent de Paul Kwanga NjubuBishop of Manono, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
42.6AppointedFulgence Muteba MugaluBishop of Kilwa-Kasenga, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
58.6AppointedLuis Felipe Solé Fa, C.M.Bishop of Trujillo, Honduras
19 Mar76.0DiedBogdan BejzeAuxiliary Bishop of Łódź, Poland
54.5InstalledOscar CantoniBishop of Crema, Italy
65.9AppointedStefan CichyBishop of Legnica, PolandBishop Emeritus
56.5Ordained BishopAntónio Francisco dos SantosTitular Bishop of MagnetumBishop of Porto, Portugal
50.7Ordained BishopPedro Joaquin Hernández Cantarero, C.M.F.Titular Bishop of ThabracaVicar Apostolic of Darién, Panama
62.3Ordained BishopHenryk Hoser, S.A.C.Titular Archbishop of TepeltaBishop of Warszawa-Praga, Poland
62.0InstalledSegismundo Martínez Álvarez, S.D.B.Bishop of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
52.5InstalledJoseph Ngô Quang KiêtArchbishop of Hà Nôi, Viet NamArchbishop Emeritus
43.0Ordained BishopJoachim OuédraogoBishop of Dori, Burkina FasoBishop of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
59.5Ordained BishopValentin Pozaic, S.J.Titular Bishop of PetinaAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
75.3RetiredTadeusz RybakBishop of Legnica, PolandBishop Emeritus
21 Mar56.8SucceededJohn Atcherley DewArchbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
78.7RetiredGiovanni Bernardo Gremoli, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Arabia, YemenVicar Apostolic Emeritus
81.7DiedVekoslav GrmicAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Maribor, Slovenia
62.9AppointedPaul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Arabia, YemenVicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, Yemen
75.0RetiredThomas Stafford WilliamsArchbishop of Wellington, New ZealandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
22 Mar47.3AppointedCecilio Raúl Berzosa MartínezAuxiliary Bishop of Oviedo, SpainBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
47.3AppointedCecilio Raúl Berzosa MartínezTitular Bishop of ArcavicaBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
77.3RetiredPierre-Marie CotyBishop of Daloa, Côte d’IvoireBishop Emeritus
67.2AppointedMaurice Konan KouassiBishop of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire
23 Mar68.6ResignedJosé Antonio Peteiro Freire, O.F.M. †Archbishop of Tanger, MoroccoArchbishop Emeritus
61.5ResignedPeter Stephan ZurbriggenApostolic Administrator of EstoniaApostolic Nuncio to Austria
24 Mar55.1AppointedJoaquim Justino CarreiraAuxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
55.1AppointedJoaquim Justino CarreiraTitular Bishop of CabarsussiBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
75.6RetiredEduardo DavinoBishop of Palestrina, ItalyBishop Emeritus
62.7AppointedDomenico SigaliniBishop of Palestrina, Italy
28 Mar75.1RetiredJean Marie Louis Bonfils, S.M.A.Bishop of Nice, FranceBishop Emeritus
58.4SucceededLouis Albert Joseph Roger SankaléBishop of Nice, FranceBishop Emeritus
29 Mar85.6DiedEdward Dennis HeadBishop Emeritus of Buffalo, New York, USA
30 Mar75.9RetiredDominic Kodwo AndohArchbishop of Accra, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
63.3AppointedDaniel Joseph BohanArchbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
75.3RetiredPeter Joseph MallonArchbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
69.5RetiredMauro MorelliBishop of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
54.7AppointedGabriel Charles Palmer-BuckleArchbishop of Accra, Ghana
48.9AppointedJosé Francisco Rezende DiasBishop of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArchbishop of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
31 Mar75.1RetiredRobert Edward MulveeBishop of Providence, Rhode Island, USABishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedThomas Joseph TobinBishop of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1 Apr62.5AppointedYvon AmbroiseBishop of Tuticorin, India
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoTitular Archbishop of CastelloApostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to New ZealandApostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Federated States of, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Kiribata, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
53.7AppointedCharles Daniel BalvoApostolic Nuncio to Palau, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
62.7AppointedAlberto Bottari de CastelloApostolic Nuncio to JapanApostolic Nuncio to Hungary
56.0AppointedLeopoldo José Brenes SolórzanoCardinal, Archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua
66.5AppointedNestor Celestial CariñoBishop of Legazpi, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
67.6AppointedMalayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B.Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedJohn Atcherley DewBishop of New Zealand, MilitaryArchbishop of Wellington, New Zealand
62.9AppointedGiuseppe Franzelli, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Lira, Uganda
74.7ResignedCarmelo Juan GiaquintaArchbishop of Resistencia, ArgentinaArchbishop Emeritus
77.9RetiredNicolas Huynh Van NghiBishop of Phan Thiêt, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
44.5AppointedPhilippe Jean-Charles JourdanApostolic Administrator of Estonia
44.5AppointedPhilippe Jean-Charles JourdanTitular Bishop of PertusaApostolic Administrator of Estonia
46.1ResignedKrzysztof Kukulka, O.F.M. Conv.Superior of UzbekistanSuperior Emeritus of Uzbekistan
75.0ResignedJoseph Kyeong Kap-ryongBishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
58.4AppointedAdriano Langa, O.F.M.Coadjutor Bishop of Inhambane, MozambiqueBishop
57.9AppointedBoniface LeleArchbishop of Mombasa, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus
74.8RetiredPaolo Lunardon, O.S.B.Abbot of San Paolo fuori le Mura, ItalyAbbot Emeritus
49.8AppointedJerzy Maculewicz, O.F.M. Conv.Apostolic Administrator of Uzbekistan
49.8AppointedJerzy Maculewicz, O.F.M. Conv.Titular Bishop of NaraApostolic Administrator of Uzbekistan
65.3SucceededPaul Nguyên Thanh HoanBishop of Phan Thiêt, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredJohn NjengaArchbishop of Mombasa, KenyaArchbishop Emeritus
79.1RetiredMiguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B.Archbishop of Managua, NicaraguaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
62.9AppointedArtemio Lomboy Rillera, S.V.D. †Bishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines
76.0RetiredJosé C. SorraBishop of Legazpi, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
59.5AppointedJebalamai SusaimanickamCoadjutor Bishop of Sivagangai, IndiaBishop
47.4AppointedDieudonné Uringi UuciBishop of Bunia, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
87.9DiedPetrus Malachias van Diepen, O.S.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Manokwari-Sorong, Indonesia
75.0RetiredThomas Stafford WilliamsBishop of New Zealand, MilitaryCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington, New Zealand
53.3SucceededLazarus You Heung-sikBishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
2 Apr64.2InstalledMarcel Honorat Léon AgbotonArchbishop of Cotonou, BeninArchbishop Emeritus
72.4CeasedFrancis ArinzePrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
75.7CeasedDarío Castrillón HoyosPrefect of the Congregation for the ClergyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
75.7CeasedDarío Castrillón HoyosPresident of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, President Emeritus
70.5CeasedPaul Josef CordesPresident of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, President Emeritus
74.5CeasedIgnace Moussa I (Basile) DaoudPrefect of the Congregation for the Oriental ChurchesCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
84.3RetiredNerses Der Nersessian, C.A.M. †Ordinary of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian), ArmeniaOrdinary Emeritus
51.0AppointedGiambattista DiquattroTitular Archbishop of Giru MonsApostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
51.0AppointedGiambattista DiquattroApostolic Nuncio to PanamaApostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
67.6CeasedMichael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr.President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious DialogueApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
69.3CeasedJohn Patrick FoleyPresident of the Pontifical Council for Social CommunicationsCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
46.6Ordained BishopJulio Hernando García PeláezTitular Bishop of BidaBishop of Istmina-Tadó, Colombia
65.4CeasedZenon GrocholewskiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
75.0CeasedStephen Fumio HamaoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant PeopleCardinal, President Emeritus
75.0CeasedJulián Herranz CasadoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Legislative TextsCardinal, President Emeritus
72.9AppointedNechan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B.Ordinary of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian), ArmeniaOrdinary Emeritus
72.9AppointedNechan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B.Titular Archbishop of Adana degli ArmeniOrdinary Emeritus of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian), Armenia
72.0CeasedWalter KasperPresident of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian UnityCardinal, President Emeritus
47.5Ordained BishopRyszard KasynaTitular Bishop of DicesBishop of Pelplin, Poland
71.5RetiredVartan Kechichian, C.A.M.Coadjutor Ordinary of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian), ArmeniaCoadjutor Ordinary Emeritus
69.4CeasedAlfonso López TrujilloCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
72.1CeasedJavier Lozano BarragánPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care WorkersCardinal, President Emeritus
72.3CeasedRenato Raffaele MartinoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Justice and PeaceCardinal, President Emeritus
68.0CeasedAttilio NicoraPresident of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
58.9AppointedLuigi PezzutoApostolic Nuncio to El SalvadorApostolic Nuncio to Bosnia-Herzegovina
51.5Ordained BishopCarlos Alberto de Pinho Moreira AzevedoTitular Bishop of BelaliOfficial of the Pontifical Council for Culture
74.5CeasedPaul Joseph Jean PoupardPresident of the Pontifical Council for CultureCardinal, President Emeritus
77.9CeasedJoseph RatzingerPresident of the International Theological CommissionPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
77.9CeasedJoseph RatzingerPrefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
77.9CeasedJoseph RatzingerPresident of the Pontifical Biblical CommissionPope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
71.1CeasedGiovanni Battista RePrefect of the Congregation for BishopsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
71.1CeasedGiovanni Battista RePresident of the Pontifical Commission for Latin AmericaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops
70.5CeasedFranc Rodé, C.M.Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic LifeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
59.7CeasedStanisław RyłkoCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
73.2CeasedJosé Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
73.9CeasedSergio SebastianiPresident of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
61.8CeasedCrescenzio SepePrefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
77.3CeasedAngelo SodanoSecretary of StateCardinal, Secretary Emeritus
60.0AppointedManuel Ureña PastorArchbishop of Zaragoza, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
64.9CeasedAgostino ValliniPrefect of the Apostolic SignaturaCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
46.8Ordained BishopWarnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence MendisCoadjutor Bishop of Chilaw, Sri LankaBishop
84.8DiedSt. Karol Józef WojtyłaPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
77.1RetiredElías Yanes AlvarezArchbishop of Zaragoza, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
3 Apr66.0Ordained BishopPeter Marzinkowski, C.S.Sp.Bishop of Alindao, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
65.8Ordained BishopJaime Rodríguez Salazar, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Huánuco, Peru
4 Apr50.9Ordained BishopMichael Owen JackelsBishop of Wichita, Kansas, USAArchbishop of Dubuque, Iowa, USA
7 Apr64.7Ordained BishopFrançois Xavier Lê Văn HôngTitular Bishop of GadiaufalaArchbishop of Huê, Viet Nam
9 Apr68.9DiedVicente Salgado y GarruchoBishop Emeritus of Romblon, Philippines
10 Apr61.8Ordained BishopPierre-André FournierTitular Bishop of DianaArchbishop of Rimouski, Québec, Canada
57.1Ordained BishopGilles LemayTitular Bishop of EgugaBishop of Amos, Québec, Canada
13 Apr76.6DiedAlessandro Assolari, S.M.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Mangochi, Malawi
14 Apr73.7ResignedSalim Ghazal, B.S. †Curial Bishop of Antiochia {Antioch} (Melkite Greek), SyriaCurial Bishop Emeritus
15 Apr77.1DiedJoakim HerbutBishop of Skopje, Macedonia
16 Apr53.4InstalledGerhard FeigeBishop of Magdeburg, Germany
54.4Ordained BishopLeonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M.Prelate of São Félix, Mato Grosso, BrazilAuxiliary Bishop of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
19 Apr58.5Ordained BishopSalvatore Ronald MatanoCoadjutor Bishop of Burlington, Vermont, USABishop of Rochester, New York, USA
78.0ElectedJoseph RatzingerPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)Pope Emeritus
21 Apr72.4ConfirmedFrancis ArinzePrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the SacramentsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
75.7ConfirmedDarío Castrillón HoyosPrefect of the Congregation for the ClergyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
75.7ConfirmedDarío Castrillón HoyosPresident of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”Cardinal, President Emeritus
70.6ConfirmedPaul Josef CordesPresident of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”Cardinal, President Emeritus
74.5ConfirmedIgnace Moussa I (Basile) DaoudPrefect of the Congregation for the Oriental ChurchesCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
67.6ConfirmedMichael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr.President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious DialogueApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
69.4ConfirmedJohn Patrick FoleyPresident of the Pontifical Council for Social CommunicationsCardinal, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
65.5ConfirmedZenon GrocholewskiCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
75.1ConfirmedStephen Fumio HamaoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant PeopleCardinal, President Emeritus
75.0ConfirmedJulián Herranz CasadoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Legislative TextsCardinal, President Emeritus
72.1ConfirmedWalter KasperPresident of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian UnityCardinal, President Emeritus
69.4ConfirmedAlfonso López TrujilloCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
72.2ConfirmedJavier Lozano BarragánPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care WorkersCardinal, President Emeritus
72.4ConfirmedRenato Raffaele MartinoPresident of the Pontifical Council for Justice and PeaceCardinal, President Emeritus
68.0ConfirmedAttilio NicoraPresident of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
74.6ConfirmedPaul Joseph Jean PoupardPresident of the Pontifical Council for CultureCardinal, President Emeritus
71.2ConfirmedGiovanni Battista RePrefect of the Congregation for BishopsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
71.2ConfirmedGiovanni Battista RePresident of the Pontifical Commission for Latin AmericaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops
70.5ConfirmedFranc Rodé, C.M.Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic LifeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
59.7ConfirmedStanisław RyłkoCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
73.2ConfirmedJosé Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of SaintsCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
74.0ConfirmedSergio SebastianiPresident of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy SeeCardinal, President Emeritus
61.8ConfirmedCrescenzio SepePrefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
77.4ConfirmedAngelo SodanoSecretary of StateCardinal, Secretary Emeritus
65.0ConfirmedAgostino ValliniPrefect of the Apostolic SignaturaCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
22 Apr81.7DiedJosef PlögerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
23 Apr77.4AppointedAngelo SodanoCardinal-Bishop of OstiaCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
24 Apr58.7Ordained BishopAnacleto Cordeiro Gonçalves de OliveiraTitular Bishop of Aquae FlaviaeBishop of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
56.8Ordained BishopHubert Marie Michel Marcel HerbreteauBishop of Agen, France
78.0InstalledJoseph RatzingerPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)Pope Emeritus
25 Apr72.4AppointedFrancis ArinzeCardinal-Bishop of Velletri-SegniCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
80.3DiedSennen CorràBishop Emeritus of Concordia-Pordenone, Italy
26 Apr94.8DiedGiustino Giulio Pastorino, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Benghazi, Libya
30 Apr66.0InstalledStefan CichyBishop of Legnica, PolandBishop Emeritus
82.5ConfirmedRoger Marie Élie EtchegarayVice-Dean (Sub-Dean) of the College of CardinalsCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
90.0DiedFerdinando PalatucciArchbishop Emeritus of Amalfi-Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy
77.4ConfirmedAngelo SodanoDean of the College of CardinalsCardinal, Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State
42.5Ordained BishopMylo Hubert Claudio VergaraBishop of San Jose, PhilippinesBishop of Pasig, Philippines
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