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The Year of Our Lord 2009

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Mar68.0AppointedRoger Paul MorinBishop of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
54.6ResignedGerhard Maria WagnerAuxiliary Bishop of Linz, AustriaFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect
54.6ResignedGerhard Maria WagnerTitular Bishop of ZuriFormer Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Linz, Austria
3 Mar51.4Ordained BishopEdward James BurnsBishop of Juneau, Alaska, USA
88.9DiedLuis Mena ArroyoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
4 Mar50.1AppointedGiovane Pereira de MeloBishop of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil
67.8ResignedJosé Song Sui-Wan, S.D.B. †Bishop of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, BrazilBishop Emeritus
61.0AppointedEdson Taschetto (Tasquetto) DamianBishop of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
5 Mar75.0RetiredAusten Robin Crapp, O.F.M.Bishop of Aitape, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
6 Mar76.9DiedSilvio Cesare BonicelliBishop Emeritus of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy
7 Mar43.7Ordained BishopLászló BőcskeiBishop of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad}, Romania
70.1AppointedDermot CliffordApostolic Administrator of Cloyne, IrelandArchbishop of Cashel (-Emly), Ireland
52.6Ordained BishopJorge Anibal Quintero ChacónBishop of Margarita, VenezuelaBishop of Barcelona, Venezuela
61.7AppointedJuan Antonio Reig PlaBishop of Alcalá de Henares, Spain
8 Mar73.9DiedRobert Lucien Chapuis, M.E.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Mananjary, Madagascar
65.8Ordained BishopKarl GolserBishop of Bolzano-Bressanone {Bozen-Brixen}, ItalyBishop Emeritus
51.7Ordained BishopVicente Carlos Kiaziku, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Mbanza Congo, Angola
9 Mar67.2AppointedGuire PoulardBishop of Les Cayes, HaïtiArchbishop of Port-au-Prince, Haïti
78.0RetiredJean Alix VerrierBishop of Les Cayes, HaïtiBishop Emeritus
10 Mar51.9AppointedPascal Michel Ghislain DelannoyBishop of Saint-Denis, France
11 Mar59.8InstalledJean-Pierre BlaisBishop of Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada
12 Mar76.0RetiredSalvador Martínez PérezBishop of Huejutla, Hidalgo, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
62.9AppointedSalvador Rangel Mendoza, O.F.M.Bishop of Huejutla, Hidalgo, México
14 Mar60.7AppointedLuigi BonazziApostolic Nuncio to LithuaniaApostolic Nuncio to Canada
60.7AppointedLuigi BonazziApostolic Nuncio to EstoniaApostolic Nuncio to Canada
48.9Ordained BishopStanisław Jan Dziuba, O.S.P.P.E.Bishop of Umzimkulu, South Africa
52.6InstalledJorge Anibal Quintero ChacónBishop of Margarita, VenezuelaBishop of Barcelona, Venezuela
51.0AppointedJosé Slaby, C.SS.R.Prelate of Esquel, Argentina
15 Mar77.7DiedPaulo Eduardo Andrade PonteArchbishop Emeritus of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil
57.6InstalledFrancesco BeschiBishop of Bergamo, Italy
53.8Ordained BishopPhilippe MoussetBishop of Pamiers (-Couserans-Mirepoix), FranceBishop of Périgueux (-Sarlat), France
16 Mar83.7DiedRamón Mantilla Duarte, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia
17 Mar59.7AppointedWasyl Ihor Medwit, O.S.B.M.Auxiliary Bishop of Donets’k-Kharkiv (Ukrainian), UkraineAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
18 Mar48.3AppointedJan Romeo PawłowskiTitular Archbishop of SejnyApostolic Nuncio to Congo, Republic of
48.3AppointedJan Romeo PawłowskiApostolic Nuncio to Congo, Republic of
48.3AppointedJan Romeo PawłowskiApostolic Nuncio to GabonApostolic Nuncio to Congo, Republic of
91.7DiedLuis Rojas MenaBishop Emeritus of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
19 Mar82.9DiedFelipe Santiago Benitez AvalosArchbishop Emeritus of Asunción, Paraguay
56.0SucceededMarian BuczekBishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, UkraineBishop Emeritus
50.7Ordained BishopJoão José da Costa, O. Carm.Bishop of Iguatú, Ceara, Brazil
60.7Ordained BishopCirilo B. FloresTitular Bishop of QuizaBishop of San Diego, California, USA
48.4AppointedJosé Mazuelos PérezBishop of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
76.5RetiredStanisław Padewski, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, UkraineBishop Emeritus
49.8Ordained BishopAntonio StaglianòBishop of Noto, Italy
51.7Ordained BishopRichard Frank StikaBishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
20 Mar66.7Ordained BishopSéamus CunninghamBishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England, Great Britain
21 Mar77.8RetiredLorenzo Ceresoli, M.C.C.I.Vicar Apostolic of Awasa, EthiopiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
61.3Ordained BishopMario Fiandri, S.D.B.Titular Bishop of MadarsumaVicar Apostolic of El Petén, Guatemala
66.6AppointedGiovanni Migliorati, M.C.C.I.Vicar Apostolic of Awasa, Ethiopia
66.6AppointedGiovanni Migliorati, M.C.C.I.Titular Bishop of AmbiaVicar Apostolic of Awasa, Ethiopia
61.1Ordained BishopSebastián Taltavull AngladaTitular Bishop of GabiiAuxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Spain
51.1AppointedMateus Feliciano Augusto TomásBishop of Namibe, Angola
22 Mar61.2Ordained BishopDerek John Christopher Byrne, S.P.S.Bishop of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, BrazilBishop of Primavera do Leste - Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
70.4Ordained BishopElio Giovanni Greselin, S.C.I.Bishop of Lichinga, Mozambique
54.7Ordained BishopLiro Vendelino MeurerTitular Bishop of Thucca in NumidiaBishop of Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
23 Mar52.8AppointedSalvatore Joseph CordileoneBishop of Oakland, California, USAArchbishop of San Francisco, California, USA
93.7DiedManuel P. Del RosarioBishop Emeritus of Malolos, Philippines
25 Mar60.8AppointedLuigi BonazziApostolic Nuncio to LatviaApostolic Nuncio to Canada
61.7InstalledClaude Champagne, O.M.I.Bishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
63.2Ordained BishopRobert Eric GuglielmoneBishop of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
45.8SucceededJorge Herbas Balderrama, O.F.M.Prelate of Aiquile, Bolivia
45.0AppointedWalter Jehowá Heras Segarra, O.F.M.Vicar Apostolic of Zamora en Ecuador
45.0AppointedWalter Jehowá Heras Segarra, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of VazariVicar Apostolic of Zamora en Ecuador
50.4AppointedFrançois Michel Pierre KalistBishop of Limoges, France
53.1Ordained BishopAugustinus Kim Jong SooTitular Bishop of SufasarAuxiliary Bishop of Daejeon {Taejon}, Korea (South)
62.2Ordained BishopSalvatore MuratoreBishop of Nicosia, Italy
52.6AppointedJosé Rojas Rojas, Jr.Bishop of Libmanan, Philippines
75.2RetiredAdalberto Arturo Rosat, O.F.M.Prelate of Aiquile, BoliviaPrelate Emeritus
57.1Ordained BishopJosé Javier Travieso Martín, C.M.F.Titular Bishop of TubusuptuVicar Apostolic of San José del Amazonas, Peru
26 Mar46.7Ordained BishopJorge Alberto Cavazos ArizpeTitular Bishop of IsolaAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
27 Mar62.4Ordained BishopLuis Alberto Fernández AlaraTitular Bishop of CarpiBishop of Rafaela, Argentina
28 Mar49.1Ordained BishopBerislav GrgićPrelate of Tromsø, Norway
61.2Ordained BishopJan de Groef, M. Afr.Bishop of Bethlehem, South Africa
45.1Ordained BishopGrzegorz KaszakBishop of Sosnowiec, Poland
62.3InstalledSalvatore MuratoreBishop of Nicosia, Italy
49.8Ordained BishopBonaventure NahimanaBishop of Rutana, Burundi
62.9AppointedAdriano TessarolloBishop of Chioggia, Italy
29 Mar59.1InstalledFelix GennBishop of Münster, Germany
49.1InstalledBerislav GrgićPrelate of Tromsø, Norway
56.1Ordained BishopJosé Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B.Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, BrazilBishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
30 Mar61.2ResignedPaul Choi Deok-kiBishop of Suwon, Korea (South)Bishop Emeritus
57.5SucceededMathias Ri Iong-hoon (Lee Yong-Hoon)Bishop of Suwon, Korea (South)
93.5DiedLoras Joseph WattersBishop Emeritus of Winona, Minnesota, USA
31 Mar59.2InstalledCarlos Aguiar RetesArchbishop of Tlalnepantla, México, México
49.8InstalledAntonio StaglianòBishop of Noto, Italy
1 Apr87.1DiedUmberto Betti, O.F.M. †Cardinal, Rector Emeritus of the Pontifical Lateran University
46.0AppointedHenrique Soares da CostaAuxiliary Bishop of Aracajú, Sergipe, BrazilBishop of Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil
46.0AppointedHenrique Soares da CostaTitular Bishop of AcufidaBishop of Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil
75.0RetiredJosephus Tethool, M.S.C. †Auxiliary Bishop of Amboina, IndonesiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
2 Apr53.8SucceededJohn Barwa, S.V.D.Bishop of Rourkela, IndiaArchbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India
75.8RetiredAlphonse Bilung, S.V.D.Bishop of Rourkela, IndiaBishop Emeritus
51.5InstalledEdward James BurnsBishop of Juneau, Alaska, USA
58.9InstalledJosé Víctor Manuel Valentín Sánchez EspinosaArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, México
97.7DiedAlbert Sanschagrin, O.M.I. †Bishop Emeritus of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
3 Apr59.8Ordained BishopIgnatius Loyola MascarenhasBishop of Simla and Chandigarh, India
76.6RetiredCormac Murphy-O’ConnorArchbishop of Westminster, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
63.4AppointedVincent Gerard NicholsCardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
4 Apr63.4AppointedThomas DabreBishop of Poona, India
75.5RetiredValerian D’SouzaBishop of Poona, IndiaBishop Emeritus
56.3InstalledAndrzej DzięgaArchbishop of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
53.4AppointedHyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P.N.Vicar Apostolic of Bomadi, Nigeria
69.0ResignedJoseph O. EgeregaVicar Apostolic of Bomadi, NigeriaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
49.3AppointedSilvio Siripong CharatsriBishop of Chanthaburi, Thailand
77.4RetiredLawrence Thienchai SamanchitBishop of Chanthaburi, ThailandBishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedJames Maria Wainaina KunguBishop of Muranga, Kenya
58.4AppointedEdmund Woga, C.SS.R.Bishop of Weetebula, Indonesia
6 Apr63.5AppointedPaul Joseph BradleyBishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
76.8RetiredJames Albert MurrayBishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
7 Apr55.7AppointedSebastian KallupuraBishop of Buxar, India
51.7AppointedGérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X.Auxiliary Bishop of Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop
51.7AppointedGérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X.Titular Bishop of HiltaCardinal, Archbishop of Québec, Canada
65.1AppointedPaul LortieAuxiliary Bishop of Québec, CanadaBishop of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada
65.1AppointedPaul LortieTitular Bishop of HierpinianaBishop of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada
38.9Ordained BishopSviatoslav ShevchukTitular Bishop of Castra GalbaeMajor Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
8 Apr46.1AppointedStephan AckermannBishop of Trier, Germany
9 Apr50.9AppointedSilvio José Báez Ortega, O.C.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Nicaragua
50.9AppointedSilvio José Báez Ortega, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of ZicaAuxiliary Bishop of Managua, Nicaragua
12 Apr72.5DiedEphraim Silas ObotBishop of Idah, Nigeria
15 Apr59.2InstalledTimothy Michael DolanCardinal, Archbishop of New York, New York, USA
52.5AppointedJosé Daniel Falla RoblesAuxiliary Bishop of Cali, Colombia
52.5AppointedJosé Daniel Falla RoblesTitular Bishop of CalamaAuxiliary Bishop of Cali, Colombia
66.7AppointedCaetano Ferrari, O.F.M.Bishop of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
57.4AppointedMichael Joseph McKennaBishop of Bathurst, Australia
67.7AppointedGregory O’Kelly, S.J.Bishop of Port Pirie, Australia
69.7SucceededJohn Tong HonCardinal, Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], China
77.3RetiredJoseph Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B.Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang], ChinaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
16 Apr67.6AppointedDomenico Umberto D’AmbrosioArchbishop of Lecce, Italy
52.8AppointedYosyf Milan, M.S.U.Auxiliary Bishop of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
52.8AppointedYosyf Milan, M.S.U.Titular Bishop of DrusilianaAuxiliary Bishop of Kyiv-Halyč {Kiev} (Ukrainian), Ukraine
92.4DiedMichel Louis Marie Joseph MondésertAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Grenoble, France
65.2AppointedBraulio Rodríguez PlazaArchbishop of Toledo, Spain
76.9RetiredCosmo Francesco RuppiArchbishop of Lecce, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
18 Apr49.1AppointedRóbert Bezák, C.SS.R.Archbishop of Trnava, SlovakiaArchbishop Emeritus
76.2RetiredJavier Lozano BarragánPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care WorkersCardinal, President Emeritus
75.2RetiredPaulo Mandlate, S.S.S.Bishop of Tete, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus
55.1Ordained BishopTarcísio Nascentes dos SantosBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
63.9InstalledCarlos Osoro SierraArchbishop of Valencia, SpainArchbishop of Madrid, Spain
73.2AppointedBeda (Umberto) Paluzzi, O.S.B.Abbot of Montevergine, ItalyAbbot Emeritus
47.9Ordained BishopJosé Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C.Titular Bishop of MaturbaBishop of Manzini, Swaziland
75.5RetiredJán SokolArchbishop of Trnava, SlovakiaArchbishop Emeritus
56.1InstalledJosé Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B.Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, BrazilBishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
60.0AppointedZygmunt ZimowskiPresident of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
60.0AppointedZygmunt ZimowskiArchbishop (Personal Title)President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
19 Apr44.8Ordained BishopGuillermo Martín Abanto GuzmánTitular Bishop of PinhelBishop Emeritus of Peru, Military
56.2Ordained BishopJosé Moreira Bastos NetoBishop of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
41.6Ordained BishopRaúl Antonio Chau QuispeTitular Bishop of AveiaAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
54.8Ordained BishopMatthias HeinrichTitular Bishop of ThibarisAuxiliary Bishop of Berlin, Germany
77.3InstalledJosé Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.Cardinal-Bishop of PalestrinaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
46.9Ordained BishopFrancisco Javier Stegmeier SchmidlinBishop of Villarrica, Chile
58.8InstalledOrani João Tempesta, O. Cist.Cardinal, Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Apr53.5AppointedLuis Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M.Archbishop of Cuenca, Ecuador
75.2RetiredVicente Rodrigo Cisneros DuránArchbishop of Cuenca, EcuadorArchbishop Emeritus
21 Apr64.8AppointedRobert James CarlsonArchbishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
65.8AppointedRobert Joseph CunninghamBishop of Syracuse, New York, USA
68.2AppointedThéophile Kaboy RubonekaCoadjutor Bishop of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop
76.8RetiredJames Michael MoynihanBishop of Syracuse, New York, USABishop Emeritus
23 Apr44.5Ordained BishopJames Sean WallBishop of Gallup, New Mexico, USA
25 Apr49.1Ordained BishopLuigi BiancoTitular Archbishop of FaleroneApostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia
67.0AppointedPietro FarinaBishop of Caserta, Italy
75.3RetiredRaffaele NogaroBishop of Caserta, ItalyBishop Emeritus
42.5Ordained BishopValentine Tsamma SeaneBishop of Gaborone, Botswana
51.4Ordained BishopSebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M.Titular Bishop of TinumArchbishop of Lahore, Pakistan
48.6Ordained BishopKrzysztof ZadarkoTitular Bishop of CavaillonAuxiliary Bishop of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland
26 Apr52.6Ordained BishopPhilippe Gabriel Marie Augustin BallotArchbishop of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France
27 Apr68.1InstalledRoger Paul MorinBishop of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
29 Apr41.2AppointedStanislaus Tobias MagomboAuxiliary Bishop of Lilongwe, Malawi
41.2AppointedStanislaus Tobias MagomboTitular Bishop of Caesarea in MauretaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Lilongwe, Malawi
30 Apr48.4Ordained BishopJan Romeo PawłowskiTitular Archbishop of SejnyApostolic Nuncio to Congo, Republic of
85.7DiedDavid PicãoBishop Emeritus of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
75.1RetiredJames Mwewa SpaitaArchbishop of Kasama, ZambiaArchbishop Emeritus
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