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The Year of Our Lord 2008

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Jan75.0RetiredJeremiah Joseph CoffeyBishop of Sale, AustraliaBishop Emeritus
55.2AppointedPaulo Francisco MachadoBishop of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 Jan61.0AppointedThomas James OlmstedApostolic Administrator of Gallup, New Mexico, USABishop of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
75.4DiedOskar SaierArchbishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
76.3RetiredJohn Walter YantaBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USABishop Emeritus
59.4AppointedPatrick James ZurekBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USA
4 Jan93.7DiedEmilio Benavent EscuínBishop Emeritus of Spain, Military
5 Jan61.7AppointedGeorges Michel BakarProtosyncellus of Egypt and Sudan (Melkite Greek)Protosyncellus of Egypt, Sudan, and South Sudan (Melkite Greek)
60.6AppointedBeniamino PizziolAuxiliary Bishop of Venezia {Venice}, ItalyBishop of Vicenza, Italy
60.6AppointedBeniamino PizziolTitular Bishop of AemonaBishop of Vicenza, Italy
43.6Ordained BishopJános SzékelyTitular Bishop of FebianaAuxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
6 Jan48.6Ordained BishopHervé GaschignardTitular Bishop of BisuldinoBishop of Aire et Dax, France
77.5DiedVittorio TomassettiBishop Emeritus of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, Italy
8 Jan75.8DiedJosé Higinio Gómez González, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Lugo, Spain
75.4RetiredMaurílio Jorge Quintal de GouveiaArchbishop of Évora, PortugalArchbishop Emeritus
66.7AppointedJosé Francisco Sanches AlvesArchbishop of Évora, Portugal
64.7AppointedAmândio José TomásCoadjutor Bishop of Vila Real, PortugalBishop
9 Jan44.6AppointedNicodème Anani Barrigah-BenissanBishop of Atakpamé, Togo
47.7AppointedEdmilson Amador Caetano, O. Cist.Bishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
80.1DiedPaulino Fernandes MadecaBishop Emeritus of Cabinda, Angola
76.2RetiredAntônio GasparBishop of Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
76.1RetiredFernando Legal, S.D.B.Bishop of São Miguel Paulista, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
78.7DiedDarius Nggawa, S.V.D. †Bishop Emeritus of Larantuka, Indonesia
61.3AppointedManuel Parrado CarralBishop of São Miguel Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
10 Jan81.6DiedPaul Michael Boyle, C.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles
12 Jan47.0Ordained BishopJesús González de Zárate SalasTitular Bishop of SuavaAuxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
55.0AppointedJoseph Salvador MarinoApostolic Nuncio to BangladeshApostolic Nuncio to Malaysia
55.0AppointedJoseph Salvador MarinoTitular Archbishop of NatchitochesApostolic Nuncio to Malaysia
60.4Ordained BishopRomano RossiBishop of Civita Castellana, Italy
13 Jan87.6InstalledUrbano Navarrete Cortés, S.J. †Cardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Ponziano
14 Jan80.4DiedDaniel Anthony HartBishop Emeritus of Norwich, Connecticut, USA
15 Jan40.3AppointedJosaphat Oleh HoveraArchiepiscopal Exarch of Lutsk (Ukrainian), Ukraine
40.3AppointedJosaphat Oleh HoveraTitular Bishop of CaesarianaArchiepiscopal Exarch of Lutsk (Ukrainian), Ukraine
16 Jan68.4InstalledSeán Baptist BradyCardinal-Priest of Santi Quirico e GiulittaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, Ireland
59.6AppointedFelix Anthony MachadoArchbishop (Personal Title) of Nashik, IndiaBishop of Vasai, India
67.5AppointedRoger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I.Apostolic Administrator of Juneau, Alaska, USAArchbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, USA
59.3InstalledMichael William WarfelBishop of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA
96.0DiedElias ZoghbiArchbishop Emeritus of Baalbek (Melkite Greek), Lebanon
17 Jan86.5DiedVincenzo Maria FaranoArchbishop Emeritus of Gaeta, Italy
61.7ResignedAnselmo Guido PecorariApostolic Nuncio to RwandaApostolic Nuncio to Bulgaria
54.5AppointedIvo ScapoloApostolic Nuncio to RwandaApostolic Nuncio to Chile
18 Jan63.6ConfirmedAbraham Youlios KackanattBishop of Muvattupuzha (Syro-Malankarese), India
47.6AppointedProtase RugambwaBishop of Kigoma, TanzaniaOfficial of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
19 Jan75.8RetiredSilvio Cesare BonicelliBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), ItalyBishop Emeritus
48.5ResignedAlphonse Liguori ChaupaBishop of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
55.0Ordained BishopJuan Antonio Martínez Camino, S.J.Titular Bishop of BigastroAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
66.3AppointedGerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D.Bishop of Maumere, Indonesia
51.5AppointedEnrico SolmiBishop of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy
20 Jan59.3InstalledGiancarlo Maria Bregantini, C.S.S.Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy
70.7InstalledLluís Martínez SistachCardinal-Priest of San Sebastiano alle CatacombeCardinal, Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain
51.5Ordained BishopMichael George Mabuga MsonganzilaBishop of Musoma, Tanzania
48.2InstalledFranz-Peter Tebartz-van ElstBishop of Limburg, GermanyBishop Emeritus
23 Jan57.3AppointedTarcísio Scaramussa, S.D.B.Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo, BrazilCoadjutor Bishop of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
57.3AppointedTarcísio Scaramussa, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of SegiaCoadjutor Bishop of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 Jan55.5AppointedThomas Chung An-zuBishop of Kiayi, Taiwan
48.3AppointedJames Vann Johnston, Jr.Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
77.5RetiredJohn Joseph LeibrechtBishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USABishop Emeritus
59.5AppointedJózef WesołowskiApostolic Nuncio to Dominican RepublicApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
25 Jan56.1InstalledTimothy Paul Andrew BroglioArchbishop of United States of America, Military
58.5Ordained BishopTerence Patrick DraineyBishop of Middlesbrough, England, Great Britain
42.6AppointedJoseph Hii Teck KwongAuxiliary Bishop of Sibu, MalaysiaBishop
42.6AppointedJoseph Hii Teck KwongTitular Bishop of Castellum MedianumBishop of Sibu, Malaysia
49.6AppointedHilário da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M.Bishop of Quelimane, Mozambique
92.4DiedCândido Rubens Padín, O.S.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
40.8AppointedTarcisio Pusma IbáñezAuxiliary Bishop of Trujillo, PeruFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect
40.8AppointedTarcisio Pusma IbáñezTitular Bishop of CarpiFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Trujillo, Peru
45.5AppointedJosé Elías Rauda Gutiérrez, O.F.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Ana, El SalvadorBishop of San Vicente, El Salvador
45.5AppointedJosé Elías Rauda Gutiérrez, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of ForatianaBishop of San Vicente, El Salvador
60.8InstalledOscar Urbina OrtegaArchbishop of Villavicencio, Colombia
26 Jan54.6InstalledWillem Jacobus EijkCardinal, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands
58.1Ordained BishopCorrado PizzioloBishop of Vittorio Veneto, Italy
54.6AppointedPavel PosádAuxiliary Bishop of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
54.6AppointedPavel PosádTitular Bishop of PoetoviumAuxiliary Bishop of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech Republic
61.0AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to SwedenApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
61.0AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to DenmarkApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
61.0AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to FinlandApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
61.0AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to IcelandApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
61.0AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to NorwayApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
27 Jan82.2InstalledGiovanni CoppaCardinal-Deacon of San LinoCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Czech Republic
61.7Ordained BishopBrendan KellyBishop of Achonry, Ireland
73.1InstalledGiovanni LajoloCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria Liberatrice a Monte TestaccioCardinal, President Emeritus of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
66.8Ordained BishopVittorio LupiBishop of Savona-Noli, Italy
29 Jan85.1DiedSebastian KräuterBishop Emeritus of Timişoara, Romania
51.7InstalledWilliam Charles SkurlaBishop of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USAArchbishop of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA
30 Jan54.3AppointedJán Babjak, S.J.Archbishop of Prešov (Prjašev) (Slovakian), Slovakia
50.4AppointedMilan Chautur, C.SS.R.Bishop of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia
66.5Ordained BishopJohn Dennis Corriveau, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
57.4AppointedPeter RusnákBishop of Bratislava (Slovakian), Slovakia
68.5AppointedJohn Tong HonCoadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], ChinaCardinal, Bishop
31 Jan59.9AppointedJoaquim Augusto da Silva Mendes, S.D.B.Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
59.9AppointedJoaquim Augusto da Silva Mendes, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of CaliabriaAuxiliary Bishop of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal
45.8AppointedPrasad GallelaBishop of Cuddapah, India
55.4AppointedJosé María de la Torre MartínBishop of Aguascalientes, México
1 Feb77.1RetiredGérard Denis Auguste DefoisBishop of Lille, FranceBishop Emeritus of Lille, France
66.8InstalledVittorio LupiBishop of Savona-Noli, Italy
56.4AppointedLaurent Bernard Marie UlrichArchbishop (Personal Title) of Lille, FranceArchbishop of Lille, France
2 Feb77.6RetiredIgnace Pierre VIII (Grégoire) Abdel-AhadPatriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus
77.6RetiredIgnace Pierre VIII (Grégoire) Abdel-AhadBishop of Beirut {Bairut} (Syrian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon
58.4AppointedGiovanni Paolo BenottoArchbishop of Pisa, Italy
46.6AppointedFabio Reynaldo Colindres AbarcaBishop of El Salvador, Military
52.3Ordained BishopHyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P.N.Titular Bishop of LacubazaVicar Apostolic of Bomadi, Nigeria
49.3Ordained BishopIsaac Jogues Agbémenya Kodjo GagloBishop of Aného, Togo
55.5SucceededFrancisco González Hernández, O.P.Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, Peru
82.0InstalledEstanislao Esteban KarlicCardinal-Priest of Beata Maria Vergine Addolorata a piazza Buenos AiresCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paraná, Argentina
66.9ResignedJuan José Larrañeta Olleta, O.P.Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, PeruVicar Apostolic Emeritus
54.4InstalledReinhard MarxCardinal, Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
79.3RetiredJosé Francisco Moreira dos Santos, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Uije, AngolaBishop Emeritus
68.3InstalledLaurent Monsengwo PasinyaCardinal, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
75.5RetiredAlessandro PlottiArchbishop of Pisa, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
43.9SucceededEmílio SumbeleloBishop of Uije, Angola
3 Feb48.0Ordained BishopEugène Cyrille HoundékonBishop of Abomey, Benin
54.7Ordained BishopFrancesco MoragliaBishop of La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato, ItalyPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
5 Feb75.8RetiredCarmelo Echenagusia UribeAuxiliary Bishop of Bilbao, SpainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
42.9AppointedMario Iceta GavicagogeascoaAuxiliary Bishop of Bilbao, SpainBishop
42.9AppointedMario Iceta GavicagogeascoaTitular Bishop of AlavaBishop of Bilbao, Spain
8 Feb77.9RetiredOswald Georg HirmerBishop of Umtata, South AfricaBishop Emeritus
46.2AppointedAnthony PoolaBishop of Kurnool, India
47.8AppointedSithembele Anton SipukaBishop of Umtata, South Africa
9 Feb51.3Ordained BishopAlfonso Carrasco RoucoBishop of Lugo, Spain
63.7Ordained BishopAbraham Youlios KackanattBishop of Muvattupuzha (Syro-Malankarese), India
10 Feb95.9DiedRamón Daumal SerraAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
11 Feb54.3AppointedVincent BarwaBishop of Simdega, India
75.3RetiredJoseph MinjBishop of Simdega, IndiaBishop Emeritus
41.5AppointedIvan ŠaškoAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
41.5AppointedIvan ŠaškoTitular Bishop of RotariaAuxiliary Bishop of Zagreb, Croatia
12 Feb66.4AppointedMichael Gregory Campbell, O.S.A.Coadjutor Bishop of Lancaster, England, Great BritainBishop
64.6AppointedRafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoBishop of Maracay, Venezuela
14 Feb64.5AppointedMario Roberto CassariApostolic Nuncio to CroatiaApostolic Nuncio to South Africa
57.1AppointedTomᚠGalisBishop of Žilina, Slovakia
41.9AppointedJosé Francisco González GonzálezAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoBishop of Campeche, México
41.9AppointedJosé Francisco González GonzálezTitular Bishop of Feradi MaiusBishop of Campeche, México
66.6AppointedJuan Humberto Gutiérrez ValenciaAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
66.6AppointedJuan Humberto Gutiérrez ValenciaTitular Bishop of Iunca in ByzacenaAuxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
54.7AppointedJán OroschAuxiliary Bishop of Trnava, SlovakiaArchbishop
74.3AppointedJán SokolArchbishop of Trnava, SlovakiaArchbishop Emeritus
49.2AppointedStanislav ZvolenskýArchbishop of Bratislava, Slovakia
15 Feb75.0RetiredKelvin Edward FelixArchbishop of Castries, Saint Lucia, AntillesCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
88.2DiedMarijan OblakArchbishop Emeritus of Zadar (Zara), Croatia
61.7SucceededRobert Rivas, O.P.Archbishop of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles
16 Feb64.1Ordained BishopGianni AmbrosioBishop of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy
45.2Ordained BishopWiesław LechowiczTitular Bishop of LambiridiAuxiliary Bishop of Tarnów, Poland
57.4Ordained BishopPeter RusnákBishop of Bratislava (Slovakian), Slovakia
17 Feb96.3DiedNicola Agnozzi, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop Emeritus of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy
54.3InstalledJán Babjak, S.J.Archbishop of Prešov (Prjašev) (Slovakian), Slovakia
64.1InstalledJohn NjueCardinal-Priest of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù CristoCardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
58.4InstalledOdilo Pedro SchererCardinal-Priest of Sant’Andrea al QuirinaleCardinal, Archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil
18 Feb50.5InstalledMilan Chautur, C.SS.R.Bishop of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia
68.8AppointedEugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P.Bishop of Benguela, Angola
76.4RetiredOscar Lino Lopes Fernandes BragaBishop of Benguela, AngolaBishop Emeritus
19 Feb51.5AppointedValter Dario MaggiAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, EcuadorBishop of Ibarra, Ecuador
51.5AppointedValter Dario MaggiTitular Bishop of BossaBishop of Ibarra, Ecuador
55.4AppointedJoseph PonniahAuxiliary Bishop of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri LankaBishop of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
55.4AppointedJoseph PonniahTitular Bishop of Mons in MauretaniaBishop of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
20 Feb58.7InstalledDaniel Nicholas DiNardoCardinal-Priest of Sant’EusebioCardinal, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
78.3DiedFranc PerkoArchbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia
21 Feb99.9DiedPaul-Louis CarrièreBishop Emeritus of Laval, France
76.3RetiredAlfonso Humberto Robles CotaBishop of Tepic, Nayarit, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
69.6AppointedRicardo Watty Urquidi, M.Sp.S. †Bishop of Tepic, Nayarit, México
22 Feb54.7Ordained BishopRoberto Francisco Ferrería PazTitular Bishop of AcciaBishop of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
51.0SucceededHervé Jean Robert GiraudBishop of Soissons (-Laon-Saint-Quentin), France
73.8ResignedMarcel Paul HerriotBishop of Soissons (-Laon-Saint-Quentin), FranceBishop Emeritus
65.1AppointedGiuseppe LeanzaApostolic Nuncio to IrelandApostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic
56.7Ordained BishopIsaac Amani MassaweBishop of Moshi, Tanzania
51.1AppointedLuciano SurianiTitular Archbishop of AmiternumOfficial of the Secretariat of State
51.1AppointedLuciano SurianiApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaOfficial of the Secretariat of State
57.2AppointedNoël TreanorBishop of Down and Connor, Ireland
76.9RetiredPatrick Joseph WalshBishop of Down and Connor, IrelandBishop Emeritus
59.5InstalledPatrick James ZurekBishop of Amarillo, Texas, USA
23 Feb75.4RetiredCarmelo FerraroArchbishop of Agrigento, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
61.7AppointedMarcelino Hernández RodríguezBishop of Orizaba, Veracruz, MéxicoBishop of Colima, México
61.8AppointedFrancesco MontenegroArchbishop of Agrigento, Italy
24 Feb60.7Ordained BishopBeniamino PizziolTitular Bishop of AemonaBishop of Vicenza, Italy
53.6Ordained BishopMichael WüstenbergBishop of Aliwal, South Africa
27 Feb74.6AppointedAugusto Alves da RochaBishop of Floriano, Piaui, BrazilBishop Emeritus
56.9AppointedEarl Alfred Boyea, Jr.Bishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
47.7AppointedAdair José GuimarãesBishop of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, Brazil
77.3RetiredCarl Frederick MengelingBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
77.0RetiredJosé Carlos de Oliveira, C.SS.R.Bishop of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, BrazilBishop Emeritus
46.7AppointedJuarez Sousa Da SilvaBishop of Oeiras, Piaui, Brazil
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