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The Year of Our Lord 1950

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar64.6ResignedCamille Valentin Stappers, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Lulua, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
1 MarBornJohn Doaninoel, S.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands
BornAngelito Rendon Lampon, O.M.I.Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines
49.9AppointedJosé Clemente Maurer, C.SS.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz, BoliviaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
49.9AppointedJosé Clemente Maurer, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of CeaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
3 Mar29.0Ordained PriestJoseph Wang Dianduo, O.A.R. †Priest of Order of Augustinian RecollectsBishop of Caozhou/Heze [Tsaochow], China
4 Mar25.1Ordained PriestValenti Giacomo Lazzeri, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop of São José do Grajaú, Brazil
25.8Ordained PriestLuca Milesi, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Barentu (Eritrean), Eritrea
22.9Ordained PriestLuigi ScuppaPriestBishop of Fabriano-Matelica, Italy
BornAlfredo Enrique Torres RondónBishop of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela
5 Mar24.9Ordained PriestAlejandro Figueroa MedinaPriestBishop of Guanare, Venezuela
6 Mar BornFelix GennBishop of Münster, Germany
BornArthur RochePrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
7 Mar40.6InstalledJohn Joseph WrightBishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, USACardinal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
8 Mar47.1AppointedPatrick Francis LyonsAuxiliary Bishop of Sydney, AustraliaBishop of Sale, Australia
47.1AppointedPatrick Francis LyonsTitular Bishop of CabasaBishop of Sale, Australia
9 Mar BornFrank Joseph DewaneBishop of Venice, Florida, USA
54.6AppointedAndré-Maurice ParentyAuxiliary Bishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.6AppointedAndré-Maurice ParentyTitular Bishop of SitifisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France
BornIreneusz Józef PękalskiAuxiliary Bishop of Łódź, Poland
10 Mar72.9AppointedHermann Wilhelm BerningArchbishop (Personal Title) of Osnabrück, GermanyBishop
45.1ResignedKillian Flynn, O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of Victoria Falls, ZambiaPrefect Emeritus
67.4DiedMarcus SigalaArchbishop of Athēnai {Athens}, Greece
12 Mar38.3AppointedMichel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Conakry, GuineaBishop Emeritus of Nouakchott, Mauritania
38.3AppointedMichel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of AegeaeBishop Emeritus of Nouakchott, Mauritania
37.3AppointedDominique Hoàng Van Ðoàn, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Bac Ninh, Viet NamBishop of Quy Nhơn (Qui Nhơn), Viet Nam
37.3AppointedDominique Hoàng Van Ðoàn, O.P. †Titular Bishop of SaccaeaBishop of Quy Nhơn (Qui Nhơn), Viet Nam
42.1AppointedPeter Kelleter, C.S.Sp. †Vicar Apostolic of Bethlehem, South AfricaBishop Emeritus of Bethlehem, South Africa
42.1AppointedPeter Kelleter, C.S.Sp. †Titular Bishop of SigusBishop Emeritus of Bethlehem, South Africa
42.7AppointedOwen McCannVicar Apostolic of Cape Town, South AfricaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa
42.7AppointedOwen McCannTitular Bishop of StectoriumCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa
56.0AppointedFrancisco Javier Santos Santiago, I.E.M.E. †Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia
56.0AppointedFrancisco Javier Santos Santiago, I.E.M.E. †Titular Bishop of Thebae PhthiotidesVicar Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia
13 Mar BornJorge VázquezBishop of Morón, Argentina
14 Mar BornPatricio Abella Buzon, S.D.B.Bishop of Bacolod, Philippines
52.2Ordained BishopJohn Joyce RussellBishop of Charleston, South Carolina, USABishop Emeritus of Richmond, Virginia, USA
76.0DiedManoel da Silva GomesArchbishop Emeritus of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
15 Mar BornKurt KochCardinal, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
27.3Ordained PriestAbraham D. Mattam, C.V. †Priest of Vincentian Congregation (Syro-Malabar)Bishop Emeritus of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India
16 Mar59.1AppointedMario BondiniBishop of Bertinoro, Italy
48.1AppointedGiacomo CannoneroCoadjutor Bishop of Asti, ItalyBishop
48.1AppointedGiacomo CannoneroTitular Bishop of MesseneBishop of Asti, Italy
62.8AppointedGeorges-Marie-Joseph-Hubert-Ghislain de Jonghe d’Ardoye, M.E.P. †Apostolic Internuncio to IndonesiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of
56.5AppointedAurelio MarenaBishop of Ruvo e Bitonto, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornLode Van Hecke, O.C.S.O.Bishop of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium
17 Mar89.3DiedPrudencio Contardo Ibarra, C.SS.R. †Bishop Emeritus of Temuco, Chile
37.2AppointedMaurice Le Mailloux, C.S.Sp. †Prefect of Kankan, GuineaPrefect Emeritus
29.4Ordained PriestAugustin SagnaPriest of Ziguinchor, SenegalBishop Emeritus of Ziguinchor, Senegal
46.0Ordained BishopPatrick James Skinner, C.I.M. †Titular Bishop of ZenobiasArchbishop Emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
18 Mar BornJosé Luis Del Palacio y Pérez-MedelBishop Emeritus of Callao, Peru
19 Mar24.1Ordained PriestAntonio Briva MirabentPriestBishop of Astorga, Spain
57.0Ordained BishopJosé Domitrovitsch, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of PodaliaPrelate of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil
27.6Ordained PriestLuigi del Gallo RoccagiovinePriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyOfficial Emeritus of the Roman Curia - Other
22.9Ordained PriestEduardo Martínez SomaloPriest of Calahorra y La Calzada, SpainCardinal, Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber
53.2Ordained BishopPaul NousseirBishop of Minya {Ermopoli Maggiore; Minieh} (Coptic), Egypt
23.5Ordained PriestJavier Osés FlamariquePriestBishop Emeritus of Huesca, Spain
BornJose Serofia PalmaArchbishop of Cebu, Philippines
24.9Ordained PriestPaul Verschuren, S.C.I. †Priest of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartBishop Emeritus of Helsinki, Finland
20 Mar45.7Ordained BishopGeorge William AhrBishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USABishop Emeritus
25.3Ordained PriestVictorinus Youn Kong-hiPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Gwangju, Korea (South)
23 Mar86.8DiedJules Girard, S.M.A. †Vicar Apostolic of Delta of the Nile, Egypt
51.5AppointedGeorges Xenopulos, S.J. †Apostolic Administrator of Thessaloniki, GreeceBishop Emeritus of Syros (e Milos), Greece
24 Mar44.5Ordained BishopChristopher Joseph WeldonBishop of Springfield in Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus
BornAngelo Vincenzo ZaniSecretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study)
25 Mar28.1Ordained PriestAustin-Emile BurkePriest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
25.9Ordained PriestCelestino Rojo EnvergaPriestBishop of Daet, Philippines
24.2Ordained PriestProspero (Stanley) Grech, O.S.A. †Priest of Order of St. AugustineCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria Goretti
23.1Ordained PriestJosé María Hernández GonzálezPriestBishop Emeritus of Netzahualcóyotl, México, México
45.0Ordained BishopPierre Louis Leclerc, M. Afr. †Titular Bishop of SassuraBishop Emeritus of Ségou, Mali
45.9AppointedPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
27.7Ordained PriestJean RémondPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Mission de France o Pontigny, France
44.4Ordained BishopJohn Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M. †Titular Bishop of GiufiArchbishop Emeritus of Blantyre, Malawi
26 Mar42.1Ordained BishopVladislav HladTitular Bishop of Cediae
BornAntony Kariyil, C.M.I.Archiepiscopal Vicar of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), India
25.1Ordained PriestPedro Luís Guido Scarpa, O.F.M. Cap. †Priest of Order of Friars Minor CapuchinBishop Emeritus of Ndalatando, Angola
BornAmbrogio SpreaficoBishop of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy
27 MarBornClément-Joseph HannoucheBishop of Le Caire {Cairo} (Syrian), Egypt
28 Mar BornThomas Elavanal, M.C.B.S.Bishop of Kalyan (Syro-Malabar), India
BornJan Paweł Lenga, M.I.C.Bishop Emeritus of Karaganda, Kazakhstan
55.6AppointedStephen Stanislaus WoznickiBishop of Saginaw, Michigan, USABishop Emeritus
43.7AppointedAlexander Mieceslaus ZaleskiAuxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan, USABishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
43.7AppointedAlexander Mieceslaus ZaleskiTitular Bishop of LyrbeBishop of Lansing, Michigan, USA
30 Mar29.9AppointedKarel OtčenášekApostolic Administrator of Hradec Králové, CzechiaBishop Emeritus
29.9AppointedKarel OtčenášekTitular Bishop of Chersonesus in CretaBishop Emeritus of Hradec Králové, Czechia
31 Mar51.6DiedLeo Fabian FaheyCoadjutor Bishop of Baker City, Oregon, USA
43.5AppointedAlfons Van Buggenhout, C.I.C.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Datong [Tatung], China
Apr58.9ResignedAntonin-Fernand Drapier, O.P. †Apostolic Delegate to IndochinaApostolic Delegate Emeritus
1 Apr82.9DiedChristopher Edward ByrneBishop of Galveston, Texas, USA
50.2SucceededWendelin Joseph NoldBishop of Galveston, Texas, USABishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA
53.1AppointedJohannes Albert von RudloffAuxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück, Germany
53.1AppointedJohannes Albert von RudloffTitular Bishop of BusirisAuxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück, Germany
2 Apr28.5Ordained PriestAlfred BengschPriest of Berlin, GermanyCardinal, Bishop
BornCamille Lembi Zaneli (Zanelli)Bishop of Isangi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
22.8Ordained PriestFranciszek MacharskiPriest of Kraków {Cracow}, PolandCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
5 Apr49.3AppointedDavid Frederick CunninghamAuxiliary Bishop of Syracuse, New York, USABishop Emeritus
49.3AppointedDavid Frederick CunninghamTitular Bishop of LampsacusBishop Emeritus of Syracuse, New York, USA
81.3DiedEdward DoorleyBishop of Elphin, Ireland
6 Apr92.0DiedJoseph Franciskus Marie Sweens, M. Afr. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Victoria-Nyanza, Tanzania
8 Apr24.8Ordained PriestEnnio AppignanesiPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo, Italy
22.4Ordained PriestRafael Gallardo García, O.S.A. †Priest of Order of St. AugustineBishop Emeritus of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
44.7SucceededLouis-Jean-Frédéric GuyotBishop of Coutances (-Avranches), FranceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France
25.1Ordained PriestLéon HégeléPriest of Strasbourg, FranceAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Strasbourg, France
23.6Ordained PriestEduardo KoaikPriestBishop Emeritus of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
23.3Ordained PriestAldo Maria Lazzarín Stella, O.S.M. †Priest of Order of Friar Servants of MaryVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Aysén, Chile
91.5DiedThéophile-Marie LouvardBishop of Coutances (-Avranches), France
25.8Ordained PriestGiulio SalimeiPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyAuxiliary Bishop
9 Apr25.1Ordained PriestEdmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S. †Priest of St. Patrick’s Society for the Foreign MissionsBishop Emeritus of Warri, Nigeria
23.5Ordained PriestLuis Reynoso CervantesPriestBishop of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
10 Apr27.6Ordained PriestLuis Aponte MartínezPriest of Ponce, Puerto RicoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico
24.4Ordained PriestJuan Fremiot Torres OliverPriest of Ponce, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
11 Apr68.0DiedÁtico Eusébio da RochaArchbishop of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
12 Apr75.1AppointedDomenico Della VedovaTitular Bishop of Theodosiopolis in ArmeniaBishop Emeritus of Tivoli, Italy
75.1RetiredDomenico Della VedovaBishop of Tivoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
79.1DiedJoseph Francis McGrathBishop of Baker City, Oregon, USA
BornDonal McKeownBishop of Derry, Ireland
13 Apr58.7SucceededJohn Roderick MacDonaldBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
88.7DiedJames MorrisonBishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
14 Apr76.0DiedJosé Alves MartinsBishop Emeritus of Santiago de Cabo Verde
76.2RetiredAdalbero Joseph (Michael) Fleischer, C.M.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Mariannhill, South AfricaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
73.4DiedLouis Janssens, C.I.C.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Jinzhou [Jehol], China
71.0DiedJean Marie van CauwenberghAuxiliary Bishop of Mechelen, Belgium
15 Apr BornSalvador Cristau CollAuxiliary Bishop of Terrassa, Spain
BornDeclan Ronan LangBishop of Clifton, England, Great Britain
54.4Ordained BishopJohn Joseph McEleney, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Zeugma in SyriaArchbishop Emeritus of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
16 Apr59.2Ordained BishopMario BondiniBishop of Bertinoro, Italy
44.2Ordained BishopJesús Enciso VianaBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop of Mallorca, Spain
44.9Ordained BishopArmando LombardiTitular Archbishop of Caesarea PhilippiApostolic Nuncio to Brazil
50.0Ordained BishopJosé Clemente Maurer, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of CeaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
42.4Ordained BishopAntônio de Mendonça MonteiroTitular Bishop of Sozusa in PalaestinaBishop of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
44.3Ordained BishopAntonio SamorèTitular Archbishop of TernobusCardinal, Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archive
23.8Ordained PriestFrancis John SpencePriest of Kingston, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Emeritus
17 Apr42.1AppointedPolicarpo da Costa VazAuxiliary Bishop of Porto, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
42.1AppointedPolicarpo da Costa VazTitular Bishop of Euroea in EpiroBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
18 Apr41.6AppointedBernardo Arango Henao, S.J. †Titular Bishop of BelaBishop Emeritus of Barrancabermeja, Colombia
41.6AppointedBernardo Arango Henao, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Barrancabermeja, ColombiaBishop Emeritus of Barrancabermeja, Colombia
39.2AppointedGérard Bertrand, M. Afr. †Bishop of Tamale, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Navrongo, Ghana
59.3AppointedCharles Heerey, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Onitsha, Nigeria
44.5AppointedJoseph Gerald Holland, S.M.A. †Bishop of Keta, GhanaBishop Emeritus
42.1AppointedFrancis Han Tingbi (Ting-pi)Bishop of Hongdong [Hungtung], China
59.2AppointedThomas Hughes, S.M.A. †Bishop of Ondo, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
45.8AppointedEdward Michael JoyceBishop of Christchurch, New Zealand
49.8AppointedAmbrose Kelly, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone
55.6AppointedPatrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A. †Bishop of Benin City, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
46.9AppointedJames Moynagh, S.P.S. †Bishop of Calabar, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
49.7AppointedAdolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. †Bishop of Accra, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
68.4AppointedHubert Joseph Paulissen, S.M.A. †Bishop of Kumasi, GhanaBishop Emeritus
62.9AppointedWilliam Thomas Porter, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Cape Coast, GhanaArchbishop Emeritus
63.6AppointedPeter Rogan, M.H.M. †Bishop of Buéa, CameroonBishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedLeo Hale Taylor, S.M.A. †Archbishop of Lagos, NigeriaArchbishop Emeritus
51.3AppointedJoseph Marie Trịnh Như KhuêVicar Apostolic of Hà Nôi, Viet NamCardinal, Archbishop of Hà Nội, Viet Nam
51.3AppointedJoseph Marie Trịnh Như KhuêTitular Bishop of SynausCardinal, Archbishop of Hà Nội, Viet Nam
40.8AppointedJoseph Brendan Whelan, C.S.Sp. †Bishop of Owerri, NigeriaBishop Emeritus
22 Apr72.3DiedJohn Timothy McNicholas, O.P. †Archbishop of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
47.2AppointedAntoni PawłowskiBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
23 Apr23.4Ordained PriestJosef KouklPriestBishop Emeritus of Litoměřice, Czechia
25 Apr BornFrançois Joseph Marie Jacolin, M.D.P.Bishop of Luçon, France
71.9DiedJoão Irineu Joffily (Joffly)Archbishop Emeritus of Belém do Pará, Brazil
42.5AppointedAntoine Pierre KhoraicheAuxiliary Bishop of Saïdā (Sidone) (Maronite), LebanonCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
42.5AppointedAntoine Pierre KhoraicheTitular Bishop of Tarsus dei MaronitiCardinal, Patriarch Emeritus of Antiochia {Antioch} (Maronite), Lebanon
26 Apr46.0Ordained BishopPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
52.3Ordained BishopFrancis Xavier MuthappaBishop of Coimbatore, India
BornAdelio Pasqualotto, C.S.I.Vicar Apostolic of Napo, Ecuador
84.3DiedJules-Victor-Marie PichonBishop Emeritus of Les Cayes, Haïti
25.0Ordained PriestThaddeus Anthony ShubsdaPriest of Los Angeles, California, USABishop of Monterey in California, USA
28 Apr BornFidencio López PlazaBishop of Querétaro, México
29 Apr28.7Ordained PriestBenedict Charles FranzettaPriest of Youngstown, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
25.0Ordained PriestAnthony Edward PevecPriest of Cleveland, Ohio, USAAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
30 Apr48.2Ordained BishopManuel Llopis IvorraBishop of Coria, SpainBishop Emeritus of Coria-Cáceres, Spain
30.0Ordained BishopKarel OtčenášekTitular Bishop of Chersonesus in CretaBishop Emeritus of Hradec Králové, Czechia
30.6Ordained PriestLorenzo Unfried Gimpel, M.F.S.C. †Priest of Missionaries of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of JesusBishop of Tarma, Peru
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