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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Apr80.9DiedRayappu JosephBishop Emeritus of Mannar, Sri Lanka
90.1DiedDivo ZadiBishop Emeritus of Civita Castellana, Italy
3 Apr68.2DiedCyprian Kizito LwangaArchbishop of Kampala, Uganda
92.0DiedPier Giacomo De NicolòApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Switzerland
47.6AppointedPaul SunduBishop of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
90.4DiedChristian Wiyghan TumiCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, Cameroon
5 Apr80.6DiedPaulino Lukudu Loro, M.C.C.I. †Archbishop Emeritus of Juba, South Sudan
6 Apr65.3DiedAlfred Leonhard MalumaBishop of Njombe, Tanzania
48.5AppointedSimon Chibuga MasondoleBishop of Bunda, Tanzania
86.3DiedJan PurwinskiBishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
7 Apr56.2AppointedPedro Alberto Bustamante LópezApostolic Administrator of Ayaviri, PeruBishop of Sicuani, Peru
78.9AppointedMichel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M.Apostolic Administrator of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, AntillesBishop Emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France
66.1AppointedDaniel John FeltonBishop of Duluth, Minnesota, USA
75.1RetiredJohn Joseph O’HaraAuxiliary Bishop of New York, New York, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
56.6ResignedKay Martin Schmalhausen PanizoPrelate of Ayaviri, PeruPrelate Emeritus
64.7AppointedPaul SsemogerereApostolic Administrator of Kampala, UgandaArchbishop
60.9Ordained BishopIvan ŠtironjaBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroBishop of Poreč i Pula, Croatia
8 Apr51.0AppointedIsidoro del Carmen Mora OrtegaBishop of Siuna, Nicaragua
60.4AppointedJohn Chrisostom NdimboApostolic Administrator of Njombe, TanzaniaBishop of Mbinga, Tanzania
82.7DiedCésar Ramón Ortega HerreraBishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Venezuela
9 Apr53.6Ordained BishopAntoine Farès Bou NajemArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
94.9DiedHelímenas de Jesús Rojo Paredes, C.I.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Calabozo, Venezuela
60.1Ordained BishopTitus Seo Sang-BeomBishop of Korea, Military
76.0CeasedFrancis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Korea, MilitaryBishop Emeritus
10 Apr54.8Ordained BishopTibor BertaBishop of Hungary, Military
53.6InstalledAntoine Farès Bou NajemArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
96.7DiedEdward Idris CassidyCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
88.4DiedTulio Manuel Chirivella VarelaArchbishop Emeritus of Barquisimeto, Venezuela
83.8DiedFélix del Blanco PrietoAlmoner Emeritus of the Office of Papal Charities
58.5AppointedGiampio Luigi DevasiniBishop of Chiavari, Italy
52.6Ordained BishopFrancisco José Prieto FernándezTitular Bishop of VergiArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
75.6RetiredAlberto TanasiniBishop of Chiavari, ItalyBishop Emeritus
11 Apr75.7CeasedJoseph CouttsApostolic Administrator of Karachi, PakistanCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
62.9InstalledLucien (Luc) Jacques Marie Joseph Crepy, C.I.M.Bishop of Versailles, France
59.6Ordained BishopLuis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A.Titular Bishop of SulianaUnder Secretary of the Synod of Bishops
63.4AppointedSebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M.Apostolic Administrator of Multan, PakistanArchbishop of Lahore, Pakistan
54.3InstalledBenny Mario TravasArchbishop of Karachi, Pakistan
12 Apr50.5AppointedArmando MatteoOfficial of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithSecretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith
95.4DiedJaime Mota de FariasBishop Emeritus of Alagoinhas, Bahia, Brazil
13 Apr81.3DiedPatricio Hacbang AloBishop Emeritus of Mati, Philippines
71.8ResignedMichael Joseph HoeppnerBishop of Crookston, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus
78.1AppointedRichard Edmund PatesApostolic Administrator of Crookston, Minnesota, USABishop Emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
14 Apr82.5DiedMarcelo Angiolo Melani, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Neuquén, Argentina
48.7AppointedClaudiu-Lucian PopBishop of Cluj-Gherla (Claudiopoli-Armenopoli) (Romanian), Romania
17 Apr75.5RetiredJuan José Asenjo PelegrinaArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
54.4AppointedLuis Alberto Barrera Pacheco, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Callao, Peru
65.5Ordained BishopJerome FeudjioBishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA
73.3CeasedWilton Daniel GregoryApostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USACardinal, Archbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, USA
91.5DiedSebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I. †Cardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho
64.7AppointedJosep Ángel Saiz MenesesArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
57.0InstalledDuncan Theodore TsokeBishop of Kimberley, South Africa
18 Apr65.8InstalledHeriberto Andrés Bodeant FernándezBishop of Canelones, Uruguay
54.0InstalledBohdan Dzyurakh, C.SS.R.Apostolic Exarch of Germany and Scandinavia {Deutschland und Skandinavien} (Ukrainian)
54.3Ordained BishopWayne Lawrence LobsingerTitular Bishop of Gemellae in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
84.5DiedLucas Sirkar, S.D.B. †Archbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India
20 Apr59.0Ordained BishopGary Wayne JanakTitular Bishop of DionysianaAuxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA
21 Apr78.1DiedSegismundo Martínez Álvarez, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
74.8DiedAntonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines
79.5DiedWojciech ZiembaArchbishop Emeritus of Warmia, Poland
22 Apr55.5AppointedLuis Gabriel Ramírez DíazApostolic Administrator of El Banco, ColombiaBishop of Ocaña, Colombia
55.5InstalledLuis Gabriel Ramírez DíazBishop of Ocaña, Colombia
24 Apr48.6Ordained BishopPeter BeňoTitular Bishop of AmudarsaAuxiliary Bishop of Nitra, Slovakia
51.7AppointedEdwin Mwansa MulanduBishop of Mpika, Zambia
48.7InstalledClaudiu-Lucian PopBishop of Cluj-Gherla (Claudiopoli-Armenopoli) (Romanian), Romania
25 Apr76.3DiedAndré de WitteBishop Emeritus of Ruy Barbosa (Rui Barbosa), Bahia, Brazil
60.0AppointedJosé Miguel Gómez RodríguezArchbishop of Manizales, Colombia
53.9Ordained BishopMark Gerard MilesTitular Archbishop of Città DucaleApostolic Nuncio to Benin
77.2CeasedGuerrino Perin, M.C.C.I.Apostolic Administrator of Mbaïki, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
62.2InstalledJesús Ruiz Molina, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Mbaïki, Central African Republic
79.6InstalledBeniamino StellaCardinal-Bishop of Porto-Santa RufinaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
27 Apr89.3DiedNicholas Cheong Jin-SukCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul, Korea (South)
88.8DiedJan Stefan GałeckiAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
60.2CeasedRrok GjonlleshajApostolic Administrator of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroArchbishop of Bar (Antivari), Montenegro
76.3AppointedFelipe González González, O.F.M. Cap.Apostolic Administrator of Caroní, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
76.3RetiredFelipe González González, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Caroní, VenezuelaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
59.3AppointedWalter Guillén Soto, S.D.B.Bishop of Gracias, Honduras
75.3RetiredWiesław Alojzy MeringBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), PolandBishop Emeritus
52.3AppointedGonzalo Alfredo Ontiveros VivasVicar Apostolic of Caroní, Venezuela
60.9InstalledIvan ŠtironjaBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), MontenegroBishop of Poreč i Pula, Croatia
57.7AppointedKrzysztof Jakub WętkowskiBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
28 Apr57.8ResignedGerardo Miguel Nieves LojaCoadjutor Bishop-Elect of Riobamba, EcuadorAuxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador
75.0RetiredJulio Parrilla DíazBishop of Riobamba, EcuadorBishop Emeritus
55.4AppointedJosé Bolivar Piedra AguirreApostolic Administrator of Riobamba, EcuadorBishop
30 Apr54.6AppointedJames Robert GolkaBishop of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
64.7AppointedWilliam Edward KoenigBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USA
77.2RetiredWilliam Francis MaloolyBishop of Wilmington, Delaware, USABishop Emeritus
52.1AppointedGabriel RandrianantenainaBishop of Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar
76.1RetiredMichael John SheridanBishop of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USABishop Emeritus
85.4DiedPio Vittorio VigoBishop Emeritus of Acireale, Italy
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