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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
2 Dec78.8RetiredPhilip Banchong Chaiyara, C.SS.R.Bishop of Ubon Ratchathani, ThailandBishop Emeritus
63.1InstalledLimacêdo Antônio da SilvaBishop of Afogados da Ingazeira, Pernambuco, Brazil
54.1AppointedCarlos Tomás Morel DiplánApostolic Administrator of La Vega, Dominican RepublicAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
63.7AppointedStephen Boonlert PhromsenaBishop of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
62.8InstalledHéctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C.Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
3 Dec49.9InstalledAmérico Manuel Alves AguiarCardinal-Priest of Sant’Antonio da Padova in Via MerulanaCardinal, Bishop of Setúbal, Portugal
56.5InstalledJoão Aparecido Bergamasco, S.A.C.Bishop of Primavera do Leste-Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
95.1DiedGiuseppe Germano Bernardini, O.F.M. Cap. †Archbishop Emeritus of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey
57.1CeasedMário Antônio da SilvaApostolic Administrator of Primavera do Leste-Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, BrazilArchbishop of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
61.3InstalledVictor Manuel FernándezCardinal-Deacon of Santi Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima PortaCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith
4 Dec75.0RetiredGebhard FürstBishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, GermanyBishop Emeritus
5 Dec80.2AppointedFrancesco BiasinApostolic Administrator of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
79.1RetiredVincent RakotozafyBishop of Tôlagnaro, MadagascarBishop Emeritus
54.1AppointedLuc Olivier RazafitsimialonaBishop of Tôlagnaro, Madagascar
6 Dec75.1RetiredGiancarlo Maria Bregantini, C.S.S.Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
66.5AppointedBiagio ColaianniArchbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy
54.8AppointedArachchige Don Wimal Siri Appuhamy JayasuriyaBishop of Chilaw, Sri Lanka
7 Dec78.6RetiredGeorge AlencherryMajor Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), IndiaCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus
78.6RetiredGeorge AlencherryArchbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), IndiaCardinal, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), India
60.5ResignedJosé Carlos Brandão CabralBishop of São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus
68.1InstalledClaudio GugerottiCardinal-Deacon of Sant’Ambrogio della MassimaCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches
77.5AppointedBosco PuthurApostolic Administrator of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), IndiaBishop Emeritus of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (Syro-Malabar), Australia
75.3RetiredGiovanni RicchiutiBishop of Altamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti, ItalyBishop Emeritus
57.4AppointedGiuseppe RussoBishop of Altamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy
69.3AppointedMoacir SilvaApostolic Administrator of São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, BrazilArchbishop of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
71.9ResignedAndrews ThazhathApostolic Administrator of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), IndiaArchbishop of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India
56.6AppointedSebastian VaniyapurackalArchiepiscopal Administrator of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), IndiaCurial Bishop
8 Dec59.5AppointedOwaldo Enrique Araque Valero (Valerio)Apostolic Administrator of Barquisimeto, VenezuelaBishop of Guanare, Venezuela
61.9CeasedVictor Hugo BasabeApostolic Administrator of Barquisimeto, VenezuelaArchbishop of Coro, Venezuela
60.0AppointedNolly Camingue BucoApostolic Administrator of Catarman, PhilippinesAuxiliary Bishop of Antipolo, Philippines
52.3AppointedKeith James ChylinskiAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
52.3AppointedKeith James ChylinskiTitular Bishop of GunelaAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
50.0AppointedChristopher Randall CookeAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
50.0AppointedChristopher Randall CookeTitular Bishop of MallianaAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
61.4AppointedEfren Veridiano EsmillaAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
61.4AppointedEfren Veridiano EsmillaTitular Bishop of OttanaAuxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
64.3AppointedReynaldo Bunyi Getalado, M.S.P.Coadjutor Bishop of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Coadjutor Bishop-Elect
58.2Ordained BishopOdair Miguel Gonsalves dos Santos, C.M.Titular Bishop of CenaeAuxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
77.8RetiredFranjo KomaricaBishop of Banja Luka, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBishop Emeritus
55.4Ordained BishopRichard Philip James LaurensonBishop of Hamilton in New Zealand
61.3CeasedStephen Marmion LoweApostolic Administrator of Hamilton in New ZealandBishop of Auckland, New Zealand
60.6AppointedŽeljko MajićBishop of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
66.6Ordained BishopLinus NeliArchbishop of Imphal, India
53.2AppointedAnselm Pendo LawaniBishop of Ilorin, Nigeria
70.3ResignedEmmanuel Celeste TranceBishop of Catarman, PhilippinesBishop Emeritus
65.1AppointedAlfred XuerebApostolic Nuncio to Morocco
9 Dec47.1AppointedCristiano Guilherme Borro BarbosaAuxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
47.1AppointedCristiano Guilherme Borro BarbosaTitular Bishop of MembressaAuxiliary Bishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
56.7AppointedUdo Markus BentzArchbishop of Paderborn, Germany
56.0Ordained BishopGiorgio FerrettiArchbishop of Foggia-Bovino, Italy
96.1DiedRaymond Emil GoedertAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Chicago, Illinois, USA
56.7AppointedHerwig GösslArchbishop of Bamberg, Germany
53.6InstalledRaymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa, C.SS.R.Bishop of Masvingo, Zimbabwe
67.9CeasedRobert Christopher NdlovuApostolic Administrator of Masvingo, ZimbabweArchbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
91.2DiedCarles Soler PerdigóBishop Emeritus of Girona, Spain
10 Dec58.4InstalledGiuseppe AlbertiBishop of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi, Italy
59.9InstalledStephen Ameyu Martin MullaCardinal-Priest of Santa Gemma GalganiCardinal, Archbishop of Juba, South Sudan
93.1DiedJude Saint-AntoineAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
58.5InstalledFrançois Marie Pierre TouvetCoadjutor Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, France
11 Dec62.2AppointedPietro LagneseArchbishop of Capua, Italy
75.3RetiredSalvatore ViscoArchbishop of Capua, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
12 Dec59.9ConfirmedMathews Pachomius Kadavil, O.I.C.Bishop of Saint Ephrem of Khadki (Syro-Malankara), India
74.6ResignedJosef KajnekAuxiliary Bishop of Hradec Králové, CzechiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
64.3AppointedJulio Esteban Larrondo YáñezPrelate of Illapel, Chile
49.6AppointedJuan Carlos LondoñoAuxiliary Bishop of Québec, Canada
49.6AppointedJuan Carlos LondoñoTitular Bishop of BeatiaAuxiliary Bishop of Québec, Canada
52.9Ordained BishopGerald Mamman MusaBishop of Katsina, Nigeria
13 Dec64.9ResignedJosé María BaliñaBishop of Mar del Plata, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
53.4AppointedJuarez Delorto SeccoBishop of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
62.8AppointedGustavo Manuel Larrazábal, C.M.F.Bishop of Mar del Plata, ArgentinaAuxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina
75.6RetiredEmanuel Messias de OliveiraBishop of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, BrazilBishop Emeritus
14 Dec53.5Ordained BishopHabila Tyiakwonaboi DabohBishop of Zaria, Nigeria
15 Dec61.9InstalledVictor Hugo BasabeArchbishop of Coro, Venezuela
59.1InstalledGregório (Leozírio) Ben Lâmed Paixão (Neto), O.S.B.Archbishop of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
54.3AppointedChristopher John WhiteheadBishop of Plymouth, England, Great BritainFormer Bishop-Elect
16 Dec52.8AppointedPola Ayoub Matta Usama Shafik AkhnoukhApostolic Visitor (Visitator)Bishop of Ismayliah (Coptic), Egypt
61.2AppointedÓscar Álvarez OrellanaAuxiliary Bishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
61.2AppointedÓscar Álvarez OrellanaTitular Bishop of PudentianaAuxiliary Bishop of San Salvador, El Salvador
66.7InstalledFernando Natalio Chomalí GaribArchbishop of Santiago de Chile
50.9Ordained BishopPaulo Renato Fernandes Gonçalves de CamposBishop of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil
63.2InstalledProsper Kontiebo, M.I.Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
49.5Ordained BishopAndrea Lembo, P.I.M.E.Titular Bishop of MuliaAuxiliary Bishop of Tōkyō, Japan
103.0BeatifiedBl. Eduardo Francisco PironioCardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
59.5Ordained BishopLibère Pwongo BopeBishop of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
59.5InstalledArturo Pablo Ros MurgadasBishop of Santander, Spain
57.8AppointedTaddeo Wang YueshengBishop of Zhengzhou [Chengchow], China
51.5AppointedLukas Teshome Fikre WoldetensaeCoadjutor Bishop of Emdeber (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
59.0AppointedPeter Wu YishunBishop of Shaowu [Shaowu], China
17 Dec61.0InstalledEnrique Eguía SeguíPrelate of Deán Funes, Argentina
63.3InstalledÁngel Fernández Artime, S.D.B.Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria Auxiliatrice in via TuscolanaCardinal, Rector Major of Salesians of Saint John Bosco
19 Dec75.0RetiredHeriberto Cavazos PérezAuxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, MéxicoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.2AppointedPedro Collar NogueraBishop of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
63.7Ordained BishopSimeon Okezuo Nwobi, C.M.F.Titular Bishop of RusguniaeAuxiliary Bishop of Ahiara, Nigeria
76.6RetiredHeinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I.Bishop of Ciudad del Este, ParaguayBishop Emeritus
20 Dec61.2AppointedMichel MouraVicar Apostolic of Rodrigues, Mauritius
63.1DiedHendrikus Marie Gerardus SmeetsBishop Emeritus of Roermond, Netherlands
21 Dec86.1DiedBenedetto Maria Salvatore Chianetta, O.S.B. †Abbot Emeritus of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy
22 Dec51.0AppointedFrancis McAnally DouganBishop of Galloway, Scotland, Great Britain
50.0AppointedVincent Cosmas MwagalaBishop of Mafinga, Tanzania
93.7DiedThomas Stafford WilliamsCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington, New Zealand
23 Dec75.2RetiredJan BaxantBishop of Litoměřice, CzechiaBishop Emeritus
52.1AppointedStanislav Přibyl, C.Ss.R.Bishop of Litoměřice, Czechia
66.9InstalledJulián Ruiz MartorellBishop of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain
60.8AppointedMarek ZalewskiOfficial to Viêt NamApostolic Nuncio to Singapore
24 Dec83.0DiedJosé Haring, O.F.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, Brazil
27 Dec77.1RetiredArthur Joseph Colgan, C.S.C.Auxiliary Bishop of Chosica, PeruAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
55.9AppointedJorge Enrique Izaguirre Rafael, C.S.C.Bishop of Chosica, Peru
77.3RetiredNorbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe, M.S.C.Bishop of Chosica, PeruBishop Emeritus
28 Dec92.7DiedPatrick Joseph WalshBishop Emeritus of Down and Connor, Ireland
29 Dec75.1RetiredEliseo Antonio AriottiApostolic Nuncio to ParaguayApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
45.2AppointedVincenzo TurturroApostolic Nuncio to Paraguay
45.2AppointedVincenzo TurturroTitular Archbishop of RebellumApostolic Nuncio to Paraguay
30 Dec68.9AppointedVincent AindArchbishop of Ranchi, India
62.2AppointedBarthol BarrettoBishop of Nashik, India
76.8RetiredLourdunada DanielBishop of Nashik, IndiaBishop Emeritus
64.7AppointedPeter Rumal KharadiBishop of Jhabua, India
60.3AppointedBernard Lancy PintoCoadjutor Bishop of Aurangabad, IndiaBishop
76.1RetiredFelix Toppo, S.J.Archbishop of Ranchi, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus

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