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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
1 Apr76.6RetiredJulián Barrio BarrioArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, SpainArchbishop Emeritus
91.5DiedLúcio Ignácio BaumgaertnerArchbishop Emeritus of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
85.8DiedHugh Christopher BuddBishop Emeritus of Plymouth, England, Great Britain
62.5AppointedLaurent Jean Marie Le Boulc’hArchbishop of Lille, France
58.3AppointedTeodoro León MuñozAuxiliary Bishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
58.3AppointedTeodoro León MuñozTitular Bishop of MentesaAuxiliary Bishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
75.5RetiredJean NtagwararaBishop of Bubanza, BurundiBishop Emeritus
54.6AppointedFrancisco José Prieto FernándezArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
49.2AppointedAntonio Prieto LucenaBishop of Alcalá de Henares, Spain
62.6Ordained BishopJean-Marie Vianney TwagirayezuBishop of Kibungo, Rwanda
48.2AppointedRamón Darío Valdivia JiménezAuxiliary Bishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
48.2AppointedRamón Darío Valdivia JiménezTitular Bishop of EgabroAuxiliary Bishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
2 Apr83.8DiedJosé Jovêncio Balestieri, S.D.B. †Bishop Emeritus of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
58.7AppointedJózef Andrzej Dąbrowski, C.S.M.A.Bishop of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
3 Apr49.8AppointedPhilippe GuiougouBishop of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles
56.2AppointedJean-Pierre VuilleminBishop of Le Mans, France
4 Apr67.0InstalledAntonio Giuseppe CaiazzoBishop of Tricarico, ItalyArchbishop of Matera-Irsina, Italy
68.9ResignedMichael Owen JackelsArchbishop of Dubuque, Iowa, USAArchbishop Emeritus
80.1AppointedRichard Edmund PatesApostolic Administrator of Dubuque, Iowa, USABishop Emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa, USA
53.1InstalledJoseph Shen BinBishop of Shanghai [Shanghai], China
5 Apr93.1DiedAlbert Edward Baharagate AkiikiBishop Emeritus of Hoima, Uganda
59.1AppointedVincenzo CalvosaBishop of Vallo della Lucania, Italy
65.1AppointedPaul ConnellBishop of Ardagh (and Clonmacnois), Ireland
6 Apr63.1AppointedPierre-Yves MichelBishop of Nancy (-Toul), France
86.8DiedNei Paulo MorettoBishop Emeritus of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
75.5RetiredJean-Louis Henri Maurice PapinBishop of Nancy (-Toul), FranceBishop Emeritus
9 Apr76.4RetiredBernhard Hasslberger (Haßlberger)Auxiliary Bishop of München und Freising {Munich}, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
95.6DiedJames Clifford TimlinBishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
11 Apr56.2Ordained BishopMichael John IzenTitular Bishop of NeoportusAuxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
64.2AppointedThierry Marie ScherrerBishop of Perpignan-Elne, France
12 Apr58.8AppointedOwaldo Enrique Araque Valero (Valerio)Bishop of Guanare, Venezuela
87.5DiedJacques Jean Edmond Georges GaillotTitular Bishop of Parthenia
61.9AppointedJosé Hamilton de CastroBishop of Almenara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
96.1DiedSenan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A. †Bishop Emeritus of Maiduguri, Nigeria
51.0AppointedIvanildo Oliveira AlmeidaBishop of Cametá, Para, Brazil
67.5InstalledRobert Francis Prevost, O.S.A.Cardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops
67.5InstalledRobert Francis Prevost, O.S.A.President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin AmericaCardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops
75.6RetiredJosé de la Trinidad Valera AnguloBishop of Guanare, VenezuelaBishop Emeritus
13 Apr67.4AppointedMiguel Maury BuendíaApostolic Nuncio to Great Britain
53.7Ordained BishopMark Maigida NzukweinBishop of Wukari, Nigeria
62.8AppointedProtase RugambwaCoadjutor Archbishop of Tabora, TanzaniaCardinal, Archbishop
14 Apr74.8RetiredFroilán Tiberio Casas OrtízBishop of Neiva, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
58.4AppointedGuillermo Antonio Cornejo MonzónApostolic Administrator of Chiclayo, PeruAuxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru
88.6DiedPeter Lin JiashanArchbishop of Fuzhou [Foochow], China
60.2Ordained BishopMario Medina BalamTitular Bishop of PupianaAuxiliary Bishop of Yucatán, México
52.9AppointedMarco Antonio Merchán LadinoBishop of Neiva, Colombia
15 Apr50.3Ordained BishopPaolo Andreolli, S.X.Titular Bishop of AltavaAuxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará, Brazil
78.1RetiredRosolino Bianchetti BoffelliBishop of Quiché, GuatemalaBishop Emeritus
74.0ResignedJosip BozanićArchbishop of Zagreb, CroatiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
60.9AppointedJuan Manuel Cuá AjacumBishop of Quiché, Guatemala
52.4InstalledVicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R.Bishop of Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Bahia, Brazil
53.8Ordained BishopDenilson Geraldo, S.A.C.Titular Bishop of LamsortiAuxiliary Bishop of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
59.9InstalledTeodoro Gómez RiveraBishop of Choluteca, Honduras
54.5SucceededDražen KutlešaArchbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
51.2Ordained BishopRolandas MakrickasTitular Archbishop of TolentinoOfficial of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore {Saint Mary Major Basilica}
64.2InstalledGiovane Pereira de MeloBishop of Araguaína, Tocatins, Brazil
89.6DiedFrancisco VitiArchbishop Emeritus of Huambo, Angola
52.9Ordained BishopPiotr WawrzynekTitular Bishop of RusuccuruAuxiliary Bishop of Legnica, Poland
47.7Ordained BishopFederico Guillermo WechsungTitular Bishop of PederodianaAuxiliary Bishop of La Plata, Argentina
16 Apr53.1Ordained BishopWilbert MarweinBishop of Nongstoin, India
89.3DiedAntônio Celso QueirozBishop Emeritus of Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
82.0DiedGregorios Elias TabéArchbishop Emeritus of Damas (Syrian), Syria
18 Apr41.5AppointedAnthony Onyemuche EkpoUnder Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
19 Apr57.3Ordained BishopAnthony Narh AsareTitular Bishop of Castellum in NumidiaAuxiliary Bishop of Accra, Ghana
63.4Ordained BishopJosé Miguel Asimbaya MorenoBishop of Ecuador, Military
60.0AppointedPaulo Celso Dias do NascimentoBishop of Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
51.8AppointedGeovane Luís da SilvaBishop of Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
75.2CeasedJean-Michel Girard, C.R.B.Superior General of Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint BernardApostolic Administrator of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
58.4Ordained BishopJohn Kobina LouisTitular Bishop of FesseëAuxiliary Bishop of Accra, Ghana
75.2RetiredDonato NegroArchbishop of Otranto, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
63.3AppointedFrancesco Neri, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Otranto, Italy
75.6RetiredJosé Ubiratan Lopes, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBishop Emeritus
20 Apr52.4AppointedAntonio Sun WenjunBishop of Weifang, China
21 Apr54.9Ordained BishopSamuel Nkuah-BoatengBishop of Wiawso, Ghana
57.4AppointedDiego Giovanni RavelliTitular Archbishop of RecanatiMaster of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff
22 Apr50.7Ordained BishopSaulius BužauskasTitular Bishop of Castellum TatroportusAuxiliary Bishop of Kaunas, Lithuania
96.7DiedJames Chan Soon CheongBishop Emeritus of Melaka-Johor, Malaysia
73.5InstalledAnthony Ireri Mukobo, I.M.C.Bishop of Isiolo, Kenya
58.3AppointedJoseph KallarackalBishop of Jaipur, India
78.7RetiredOswald Joseph LewisBishop of Jaipur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
63.0InstalledLouis Nguyên Anh TuanBishop of Hà Tĩnh, Viet Nam
52.9Ordained BishopEchchampulle Arachchige Jude Nishanta SilvaBishop of Badulla, Sri Lanka
64.9Ordained BishopGerardo Villalonga HellínBishop of Menorca, Spain
23 Apr64.3InstalledJean-Marc Noël AvelineCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria ai MontiCardinal, Archbishop of Marseille, France
65.8InstalledWilliam Goh Seng ChyeCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria “Regina Pacis” in Ostia mareCardinal, Archbishop of Singapore
69.2InstalledRobert Walter McElroyCardinal-Priest of San Frumenzio ai Prati FiscaliCardinal, Bishop of San Diego, California, USA
50.8Ordained BishopTonito José Francisco Xavier MuananouaTitular Bishop of OescusAuxiliary Bishop of Maputo, Mozambique
59.7InstalledEnrico TrevisiBishop of Trieste, Italy
24 Apr96.5DiedGilbert Ignatius SheldonBishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
25 Apr75.6RetiredRonald William GainerBishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USABishop Emeritus
70.3DiedAlapati Lui Mata’eligaArchbishop of Samoa-Apia, Pacific (Oceania)
55.6AppointedSamuele SangalliUnder Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelization
63.0AppointedTimothy Christian SeniorBishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
71.9CeasedRyszard Szmydki, O.M.I.Under Secretary of the Dicastery for EvangelizationSecretary Emeritus
66.6AppointedJulius Sullan TonelArchbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines
26 Apr48.9AppointedLeandro Maria AlvesBishop of Baucau, Timor-Leste
76.3DiedIsidore FernandesBishop Emeritus of Allahabad, India
29 Apr75.4RetiredPeter Hugh Brown, C.SS.R.Bishop of Samoa-Pago Pago, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Bishop Emeritus
50.1SucceededKolio Tumanuvao EtualeBishop of Samoa-Pago Pago, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
54.5InstalledDražen KutlešaArchbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
66.1AppointedLawrence MukasaBishop of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda
30 Apr48.7Ordained BishopLoïc Philippe LagadecTitular Bishop of CarpentrasAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon, France
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