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The Year of Our Lord 1946

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 May44.5Ordained BishopRené-Désiré-Romain Boisguérin, M.E.P. †Bishop of Yibin [Suifu], ChinaBishop Emeritus
50.4Ordained BishopGeorges-Léon LandryBishop of Hearst, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
BornJoseph Francis MartinoBishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
41.2Ordained BishopMaurice RoyBishop of Trois-Rivières, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Québec, Canada
57.2Ordained BishopPietro Villa, F.S.C.J. †Titular Bishop of LystraAuxiliary Bishop of Ostia, Italy
2 May45.2AppointedGiuseppe BurzioApostolic Nuncio to BoliviaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Cuba
BornJosé Luis MollaghanArchbishop Emeritus of Rosario, Argentina
BornAdriano TessarolloBishop Emeritus of Chioggia, Italy
3 May57.3AppointedWalenty DymekArchbishop of Poznań, Poland
60.1AppointedKálmán József PappBishop of Győr (Raab), Hungary
4 May25.6Ordained PriestJohn James WardPriest of Los Angeles, California, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
48.5AppointedAndrzej WronkaApostolic Administrator of Gdańsk, PolandAuxiliary Bishop of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
5 May60.1DiedAntonio Colturato, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop of Botucatu, Brazil
28.5Ordained PriestMatthieu KanyamaPriest of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
BornAndré MarceauBishop Emeritus of Nice, France
29.8Ordained PriestJoseph Ngogi NkongoloPriestBishop Emeritus of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
42.5Ordained BishopArturo Tabera Araoz, C.M.F. †Titular Bishop of LyrbeCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Affairs of Religious
6 May60.4DiedKazimierz BukrabaBishop of Pinsk, Belarus
62.5ResignedKarol NiemiraAuxiliary Bishop of Pinsk, BelarusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
7 May BornJesús Carlos Cabrero RomeroArchbishop Emeritus of San Luis Potosí, México
54.0AppointedZygmunt ChoromańskiAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
54.0AppointedZygmunt ChoromańskiTitular Bishop of PanopolisAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
BornWilliam (Leonard) Kenney, C.P.Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Birmingham, England, Great Britain
53.3AppointedFranciszek Salezy KorszyńskiAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
53.3AppointedFranciszek Salezy KorszyńskiTitular Bishop of OrisaAuxiliary Bishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
54.6AppointedWacław MajewskiAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
54.6AppointedWacław MajewskiTitular Bishop of DocimiumAuxiliary Bishop of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland
65.0ResignedPierre-Jean-Marie-Louis Peurois, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Rabat, MoroccoAuxiliary Bishop of Rabat, Morocco
78.8DiedHenri Vielle, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Rabat, Morocco
8 May45.2AppointedGiuseppe BurzioTitular Archbishop of GortynaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Cuba
78.1RetiredAuguste-Joseph-Marie CogneauAuxiliary Bishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
76.5DiedJames DeyVicar Apostolic of Great Britain, Military
89.2DiedAdolphe-Yves-Marie DuparcBishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France
50.2AppointedPietro RaimondiBishop of Crotone (Cotrone), ItalyBishop Emeritus
9 May BornGeorge StackArchbishop Emeritus of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain
10 May55.5AppointedThomas Tien Ken-hsin (Tienchensing), S.V.D. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Beijing [Peking], China
44.9AppointedFaustino M. Tissot, S.X. †Bishop of Zhengzhou [Chengchow], ChinaBishop Emeritus
60.0AppointedJan Cornelius van Sambeek, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic of Kigoma, TanzaniaBishop Emeritus of Kigoma, Tanzania
11 May BornMaurice Anthony Crowley, S.P.S.Bishop Emeritus of Kitale, Kenya
49.7AppointedJoseph Calasanz Fließer (Fliesser)Bishop of Linz, AustriaBishop Emeritus
62.2AppointedSaverio RitterApostolic Internuncio to CzechoslovakiaOfficial of the Secretariat of State
12 May28.2Ordained PriestCyriaque Siméon ObambaPriestBishop Emeritus of Mouila, Gabon
26.1Ordained PriestJosé Tomás SánchezPriest of Sorsogon, PhilippinesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
44.7Ordained BishopBl. Stefan WyszyńskiBishop of Lublin, PolandCardinal, Archbishop of Gniezno, Poland
13 May67.2SucceededLucas Guillermo Castillo HernándezArchbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
85.2DiedFelipe Rincón GonzálezArchbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
14 May39.9AppointedGiuseppe SiriArchbishop of Genova, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
16 May BornAndré GazailleBishop Emeritus of Nicolet, Québec, Canada
17 May77.7AppointedLuigi FerriTitular Bishop of LiviasBishop Emeritus of Montalto (delle Marche), Italy
77.7RetiredLuigi FerriBishop of Montalto (delle Marche), ItalyBishop Emeritus
77.7RetiredLuigi FerriBishop of Ripatransone, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Montalto (delle Marche), Italy
BornAntonio LanfranchiArchbishop of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
18 May64.6DiedJean-Marie-Michel Blois, M.E.P. †Archbishop of Shenyang [Mukden, Fengtien], China
79.9AppointedJosé María Caro RodríguezCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della ScalaCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile
66.4DiedEdouard Rostaing, M.S. †Vicar Apostolic of Antsirabé, Madagascar
19 May26.2Ordained PriestConstantin GuirmaPriest of Kaya, Burkina FasoBishop Emeritus
48.6Ordained BishopFranciszek JopTitular Bishop of DauliaBishop of Opole, Poland
BornJuventino KesteringBishop of Rondonópolis - Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
48.3Ordained BishopGiacomo PalombellaBishop of Muro Lucano, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Matera, Italy
BornAnselmo Guido PecorariApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Bulgaria
53.9Ordained BishopJan Piotr StepaBishop of Tarnów, Poland
20 May74.8DiedEnrico GasparriCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
BornBrendan KellyBishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Ireland
21 May50.4InstalledGeorges-Léon LandryBishop of Hearst, Ontario, CanadaBishop Emeritus
51.0AppointedGerald Patrick Aloysius O’HaraOfficial to RomaniaApostolic Delegate to Great Britain
22 May BornFrancesco MontenegroCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Agrigento, Italy
23 May BornLucio LemmoAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
24 May BornOdon Marie Arsène RazanakolonaArchbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo, Madagascar
25 May BornWashington Cruz, C.P.Archbishop Emeritus of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
57.3DiedGaspër ThaçiArchbishop of Shkodrë, Albania
26 May17.1ProfessedJosé Ramón Santos Iztueta Mendizábal, C.P. †Member of Congregation of the PassionPrelate Emeritus of Moyobamba, Peru
24.4Ordained PriestJosé de Jesús Sahagún de la ParraPriest of Zamora, Michoacán, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, México
27 May77.2DiedPatrick MorrisroeBishop of Achonry, Ireland
28 May56.2Ordained BishopJohn Raphael HaganTitular Bishop of LimataAuxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BornMarcelino Hernández RodríguezBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
BornBosco PuthurBishop Emeritus of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (Syro-Malabar), Australia
55.5AppointedGiovanni RizzoAuxiliary Bishop of Palermo, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Rossano, Italy
55.5AppointedGiovanni RizzoTitular Bishop of LysiasArchbishop Emeritus of Rossano, Italy
29 May69.1AppointedMassimo MassimiCardinal, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
40.0InstalledGiuseppe SiriArchbishop of Genova, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
30 May BornMichael August Blume, S.V.D.Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Hungary
47.9Ordained BishopCharles Joseph van Melckebeke, C.I.C.M. †Bishop of Yinchuan [Ningsia], China
24.4Ordained PriestThomas Jerome WelshPriest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
31 May55.9AppointedLuigi ArrigoniApostolic Nuncio to Peru
55.9AppointedLuigi ArrigoniTitular Archbishop of Apamea in SyriaApostolic Nuncio to Peru
BornJohannes KreidlerAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
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