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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Mar75.0RetiredEsteban Escudero TorresAuxiliary Bishop of Valencia, SpainAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
60.1DiedEmmanuel FélémouBishop of Kankan, Guinea
55.4AppointedNeil Sebastian Ricardo ScantleburyApostolic Administrator of Bridgetown, Barbados, AntillesBishop
2 Mar65.4AppointedJerome FeudjioBishop of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA
53.8AppointedMark Gerard MilesApostolic Nuncio to TogoApostolic Nuncio to Benin
64.0AppointedTadeusz Wojda, S.A.C.Archbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
3 Mar53.5ConfirmedAntoine Farès Bou NajemArchbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon
66.7DiedSérgio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp. †Archbishop Emeritus of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
67.7InstalledJohn Đo Văn NgânBishop of Xuân Lộc, Viet Nam
64.3AppointedMartin KrebsApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
64.3AppointedMartin KrebsApostolic Nuncio to LiechtensteinApostolic Nuncio to Switzerland
56.8AppointedDuncan Theodore TsokeBishop of Kimberley, South Africa
65.7AppointedSiphiwo Devilliers Paul Vanqa, S.A.C.Bishop of Queenstown, South Africa
4 Mar75.0RetiredRichard John GreccoBishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaBishop Emeritus
59.8AppointedRanko VidovićBishop of Hvar (-Brac e Vis), Croatia
5 Mar57.5AppointedMaksimilijan MatjažBishop of Celje, Slovenia
6 Mar67.3ResignedDaniel Nlandu MayiBishop of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
56.6AppointedAndré Giraud Pindi MuanzaApostolic Administrator of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
48.2AppointedFransiskus Tuaman Sasfo SinagaBishop of Sibolga, Indonesia
7 Mar51.2Ordained BishopJoaquim Nhanganga TyombeBishop of Uije, Angola
8 Mar43.4AppointedChristian Carlassare, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Rumbek, South SudanBishop-Elect
84.6DiedRafael Palmero RamosBishop Emeritus of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain
9 Mar63.9AppointedNúria Calduch-Benages, M.H.S.F.N.Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
10 Mar77.1RetiredGuerrino Perin, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Mbaïki, Central African RepublicBishop Emeritus
62.1AppointedJesús Ruiz Molina, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Mbaïki, Central African Republic
48.3AppointedAlexis Aly TagbinoApostolic Administrator of Kankan, GuineaAuxiliary Bishop
11 Mar67.9AppointedLeo BoccardiApostolic Nuncio to Japan
66.3DiedMauro Aparecido dos SantosArchbishop of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
13 Mar68.0AppointedLeopoldo GirelliApostolic Nuncio to India
64.7InstalledAntonio Gómez CanteroCoadjutor Bishop of Almería, Spain
14 Mar68.4InstalledGiacomo CirulliBishop of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Teano-Calvi, Italy
67.4CeasedOrazio Francesco PiazzaApostolic Administrator of Alife-Caiazzo, ItalyBishop of Sessa Aurunca, Italy
85.5DiedPaul Ri Moun-hiArchbishop Emeritus of Daegu {Taegu}, Korea (South)
15 Mar81.3DiedGerard Alfons KuszAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Gliwice, Poland
16 Mar79.9DiedDavid Dias PimentelBishop Emeritus of São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 Mar93.1DiedLuis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J. †Bishop Emeritus of Chimbote, Peru
61.3AppointedAlejandro Pablo BennaApostolic Administrator of Alto Valle del Río Negro, ArgentinaBishop
65.7AppointedHeriberto Andrés Bodeant FernándezBishop of Canelones, Uruguay
72.6Ordained BishopJoseph Maria Bonnemain, Opus DeiBishop of Chur, Switzerland
75.2CeasedPierre BürcherApostolic Administrator of Chur, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus of Reykjavik, Iceland
64.8ResignedMarcelo Alejandro Cuenca RevueltaBishop of Alto Valle del Río Negro, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
65.5InstalledPaulo Romeu Dantas BastosBishop of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil
68.0CeasedGonzalo Espina PeruyeroApostolic Administrator of Valdivia, ChilePriest of Oviedo, Spain
54.9Ordained BishopStrahil Veselinov KavalenovBishop of Nicopoli, Bulgaria
62.9Ordained BishopWillybard Kitogho LaghoBishop of Malindi, Kenya
58.6AppointedJosé-Claude Mbimbi MbambaBishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
77.3RetiredCyprien Mbuka Di Nkuanga, C.I.C.M.Bishop of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedLouis Nguyên Anh TuanApostolic Administrator of Hà Tĩnh, Viet NamAuxiliary Bishop of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam
76.1RetiredPaul Nguyễn Thái Hợp, O.P.Bishop of Hà Tĩnh, Viet NamBishop Emeritus
60.0AppointedMarcos Pirán GómezAuxiliary Bishop of Holguín, Cuba
60.0AppointedMarcos Pirán GómezTitular Bishop of BosetaAuxiliary Bishop of Holguín, Cuba
75.4RetiredAlberto Francisco María Sanguinetti MonteroBishop of Canelones, UruguayBishop Emeritus
65.7InstalledSantiago Jaime Silva RetamalesBishop of Valdivia, Chile
51.7Ordained BishopMauricio Urrea CarrilloBishop of Parral, Chihuahua, México
75.0RetiredDieudonné WatioBishop of Bafoussam, CameroonBishop Emeritus
20 Mar51.9AppointedMaurizio AloiseArchbishop of Rossano-Cariati, Italy
46.4AppointedBenoni AmbăruşAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, Italy
46.4AppointedBenoni AmbăruşTitular Bishop of TruentumAuxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, Italy
60.1AppointedGalo Fernández VillasecaBishop of Talca, Chile
75.3RetiredGiuseppe Fiorini Morosini, O.M.Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
66.7InstalledXolelo Thaddaeus KumaloBishop of Witbank, South Africa
57.7AppointedGérard Francis Le StangBishop of Amiens, France
65.2InstalledLuiz Fernando Lisboa, C.P.Bishop of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil
62.5AppointedFortunato MorroneArchbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy
21 Mar78.8CeasedGermano Grachane, C.M.Apostolic Administrator of Gurué, MozambiqueBishop Emeritus of Nacala, Mozambique
52.9InstalledJoseph Antoine Khawam, B.A.Apostolic Exarch of Venezuela (Melkite Greek)
52.9InstalledJoseph Antoine Khawam, B.A.Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Melkite Greek)Apostolic Exarch of Venezuela (Melkite Greek)
51.5Ordained BishopInácio Lucas MwitaBishop of Gurué, Mozambique
51.3InstalledJoaquim Nhanganga TyombeBishop of Uije, Angola
22 Mar69.7ResignedVittorio LanzaniSecretary of the Fabric of St. PeterSecretary Emeritus
23 Mar84.7DiedJesús Gervasio Pérez Rodríguez, O.F.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
84.8DiedMetod PirihBishop Emeritus of Koper, Slovenia
24 Mar46.3AppointedAlessandra Smerilli, F.M.A.Under Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human DevelopmentSecretary
25 Mar68.9AppointedJose Fuerte AdvinculaCardinal, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
57.6CeasedCélestin HakizimanaApostolic Administrator of Cyangugu, RwandaBishop of Gikongoro, Rwanda
51.2AppointedStephen Andrew HeroBishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
78.9RetiredJorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, C.I.M.Archbishop of Cartagena, ColombiaArchbishop Emeritus
64.4AppointedFrancisco Javier Múnera Correa, I.M.C.Archbishop of Cartagena, Colombia
52.6Ordained BishopKhalid Rehmat, O.F.M. Cap.Vicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
59.8InstalledBernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of San Marcos, Guatemala
54.9Ordained BishopEdouard SinayobyeBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
75.3RetiredAlbert Privet Thévenot, M. Afr.Bishop of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaBishop Emeritus
26 Mar65.5AppointedHenryk CiereszkoAdministrator of Białystok, PolandAuxiliary Bishop
27 Mar50.3AppointedMiguel Ángel Castro MuñozBishop of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México
58.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumAuxiliary Bishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala
58.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumTitular Bishop of RosellaAuxiliary Bishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala
28 Mar71.2CeasedJacek JezierskiApostolic Administrator of Gdańsk, PolandBishop of Elbląg, Poland
74.8DiedJuventino KesteringBishop of Rondonópolis - Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil
64.1InstalledTadeusz Wojda, S.A.C.Archbishop of Gdańsk, Poland
29 Mar59.5AppointedMarc Michel BeaumontBishop of Moulins, France
80.0RetiredPio Vito PintoDean of the Roman RotaDean Emeritus
30 Mar46.8AppointedGiovani Edgar AranaBishop of El Alto, Bolivia
58.8AppointedAlejandro Arellano CedilloDean of the Roman Rota
70.1AppointedRogelio Cabrera LópezApostolic Administrator of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MéxicoArchbishop of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
60.7AppointedCarlos Enrique Curiel Herrera, Sch. P.Bishop of Carora, Venezuela
73.5ResignedAntonio González SánchezBishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MéxicoBishop Emeritus
56.8AppointedPascual Benjamín Rivera Montoya, T.O.R.Prelate of Huamachuco, Peru
63.4AppointedNovatus RugambwaApostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Federated States of, Pacific (Oceania)Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand
31 Mar51.0AppointedDavid AjangBishop of Lafia, Nigeria
60.1AppointedRaphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.I.Bishop of Nebbi, Uganda
84.5DiedFabriciano SigampaArchbishop Emeritus of Resistencia, Argentina
52.9AppointedFermín Emilio Sosa RodríguezApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
52.9AppointedFermín Emilio Sosa RodríguezTitular Archbishop of VirunumApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
78.6DiedJean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. †Archbishop of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
66.4DiedPedro Carlos Zilli, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau
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
60.9Ordained BishopIvan ŠtironjaBishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro
8 Apr51.0AppointedIsidoro del Carmen Mora OrtegaBishop of Siuna, Nicaragua
82.7DiedCésar Ramón Ortega HerreraBishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Venezuela
64.7AppointedPaul SsemogerereApostolic Administrator of Kampala, UgandaBishop of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda
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
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 VergiAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
75.6RetiredAlberto TanasiniBishop of Chiavari, ItalyBishop Emeritus
11 Apr62.9InstalledLucien (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 Apr95.4DiedJaime 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
60.5AppointedJohn Chrisostom NdimboApostolic Administrator of Njombe, TanzaniaBishop of Mbinga, Tanzania
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 (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 Sáiz 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 Apr55.5InstalledLuis 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 (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
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
76.3RetiredFelipe 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), Montenegro
57.7AppointedKrzysztof Jakub WętkowskiBishop of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland
28 Apr57.8ResignedGerardo Miguel Nieves LojaCoadjutor Bishop-Elect of Riobamba, EcuadorFormer Coadjutor Bishop-Elect
75.0RetiredJulio Parrilla DíazBishop of Riobamba, EcuadorBishop Emeritus
55.4AppointedJosé Bolivar Piedra AguirreApostolic Administrator of Riobamba, EcuadorAuxiliary Bishop of Cuenca, Ecuador
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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