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 In the Conferences 2006

January - March

Nominated: Bishop John Choi Young-su, from auxiliary bishop to coadjutor archbishop of Taegu, South Korea; Fr. Basil Cho Kyu-man, auxiliary bishop of Seoul, South Korea; Fr. Paul Hwang Cheol-soo, auxiliary bishop of Pusan, South Korea; Bishop Peter Liu Cheng-chung, from coadjutor bishop to bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan R.O.C.; Fr. John Hung Shan-shuan SVD, bishop of Chiayi, Taiwan R.O.C.; Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, from archbishop of Semarang to bishop of the Military Ordinariate, Indonesia; Fr. Roberto Calara Mallari, auxiliary bishop of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines; Fr. Mario Mendoza Peralta, coadjutor bishop of Alaminos, Philippines; Bishop Mathew Moolakkattu, from coadjutor bishop to bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil, from bishop of Diphu to bishop of Itanagar, India; Fr. George Pallimparampil, bishop of Miao, India; Msgr. Anthony Chirayath, as bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), India; Fr. Peter Machado, bishop of Belgaum, India; Fr. John Barwa, coadjutor bishop of Rourkela, India; fr. Clement Tirkey, bishop of Jalpaigur, India; Fr. Vicentius Sensi, bishop of Maumere, Flores Island, East Timor; Fr. Ivan Tilak Jayasindera, bishop of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka; Bishop Peter Hla, from bishop of Taunggyi to bishop of Pekhon, Myanmar; Fr. Martin Tetsuo Hiraga, from administrator and vicar general to bishop of Sendai, Japan; Fr. Paul Kenjiro Koriyama, bishop of Kagoshima, Japan

Appointed: Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, from apostolic nuncio to Indonesia and East Timor to secretary of the Pontifical Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: Archbishop Antonio Franco, from apostolic nuncio to the Philippines to apostolic nuncio to Isarael;

Resigned: Cardinal Julius Riyadi Darmaatmadja, SJ, as bishop of the Military Ordinariate, Indonesia but remains as archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia; Bishop Jospeh Pastor Neelankavi, bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), India

Retired: Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, SJ, bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Archbishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry, archbishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop Paul L? Dac Trong, auxiliary bishop of Hanoi, Vietnam;

Died: Archbishop emeritus Leobard D'Souza of Nagpur (+75), India; Bishop Alexander Soetandio Djajasiswaja (+74), bishop of Bandung, Indonesia:


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April - June



Nominated: Father Felix Lian Khen Thang, auxiliary bishop of Hakha, Myanmar; Father Philip Banchong Chaiyara, bishop of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand; Father Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri, bishop of Da Nang, Vietnam; Father George Beluso Rimando, auxiliary bishop of Davao, Philippines; Bishop Antonio J. Ledesma SJ, from bishop of Ipil to archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Father Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran, vicar apostolic of Bontoc-Lagawe, Philippines; Bishop Jose Serofia Palma, from bishop of Calbayog to archbishop of Palo, Philippines; Father Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo, auxiliary bishop of Manila, Philippines; Father Pablo Siongco David, auxiliary bishop of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines; Father Nikolaus Messmer, SJ, apostolic administraor of Kyrgzstan; Fr. Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Kazakhstan; Father John Baptist Lee Keh-mien, bishop of Hsinchu, Taiwan R.O.C.; Bishop Victor Kindo, from bishop of Raigarh to bishop of Jashpur, India; Msgr. Paul Toppo, bishop of Raigarh, India; Bishop Isaac Mar Cleemis Thottunkal, from bishop to archbishop of Tiruvalla (Malankarese), India; Father Sebastian Thekethecheril, bishop of Vijayapuram, India

Appointed: Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic nuncio to Indonesia.

Resigned: Father Aleksandr Kan, SJ, superior of Kyrgyzstan; Fr. Krysztof Kukulka, OFM, Apostolic administrator of Uzbekistan; Bishop Joseph Ngûyen Tich Duc, bishop of Ban Mê Thuôt, Vietnam.

Retired: Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers; Archbishop Jesus B. Tuquib, archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Archbishop Pedro Rosales Dean, archbishop of Palo, Philippines; Bishop Peter Thuruthikonam, bishop of Vijayapuram, India; Bishop Paul Ngûyen Binh Tinh, bishop of Da Nang, Vietnam.

Died: Bishop emeritus Sebastian Valloppilly (+94) of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabarese), India; Archbishop Longinus Da Cunha (+60) of Ende, Indonesia; Bishop Joseph Hisajiro Matsunaga (+76), bishop of Fuluoka, Japan.


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July - December



Appointed: Archbishop Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Agra to archbishop of Mumbai, India; Father Soundaraj Periyanayagam, bishop of Vellore, India; Father Thomas Thurutimattam, bishop of Gorakhpur (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop Jose Pandaraserry, from auxiliary bishop to bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Archbishop Dominic Lumon, from coadjutor archbishop to archbishop of Imphal, India; Bishop Edwin Colaco from bishop of Amravati to bishop of Aurangabad, India; Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C., from auxiliary bishop to bishop of Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis, from coadjutor to bishop of Chilaw, Sri Lanka; Father Raymond Sumlut Gam, bishop of Banmaw, Myanmar; Msgr. Janusz Kaleta, from apostolic administrator to bishop of Atyrau, Kazakhstan; Bishop; Father Thomas Chung An-zu, auxiliary bishop of Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.; Bishop Leonardo Yuzon Medroso, from bishop of Borongan to bishop of Tagbilaran, Philippines; Bishop Sergio L. Utleg, from bishop of Ilagan to bishop of Laoag, Philippines; Bishop Romulo Geolina Valles, from bishop of Kidapawan to archbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines.

Resigned: Bishop Ivan Tirak Jayasundera, bishop-elect of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.

Retired: Bishop Francis Anthony Gomes, bishop of Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Bishop Dominic Kokkat, C.S.T., bishop of Gorakhpur (Syro-Malabarese), India.

Died: Bishop Joseph Nguyên Quang Tuyên (+61), bishop of Bac Ninh, Vietnam; Bishop Thomas Fernando (+93), bishop emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India; Bishop Joseph D'Silva (+74), bishop of Bellary, India; Archbishop Cecil De Sa (+83), archbishop emeritus of Agra, India; Archbishop Simeon Anthony Pereira (+78), archbishop emeritus of Karachi, Pakistan.


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