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 In the Conferences 2007

April - July

Appointed: Father Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovitvanit, bishop of Nakhon Sawan, Thailand; Father Joseph Cusak Sirisut, bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; Father Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono, bishop of Surabaya, Indonesia; Bishop Vincentius Sensi Potokota, from bishop of Maumere to archbishop of Ende, Indonesia; Father Dominikus Saku, bishop of Atambua, Indonesia; Father Ricardo Lingan Baccay, auxiliary bishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines; Msgr. Gilbert A. Garcera, bishop of Daet, Philippines; Father Francisco de Leon, auxiliary bishop of Antipolo, Philippines; Father Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil, auxiliary bishop of Taegu, South Korea; Father Martin Su Yao-wen, bishop of Taichung, Taiwan R.O.C., Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal, from bishop of Muvattupuzha (Malankarese) to archbishop of Tiruvalla (Malankarese), India; Father John Moolachira, bishop of Diphu, India; Bishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, from auxiliary bishop of Delhi to bishop of Jullundur, India; Bishop Andrew Marak, from coadjutor bishop to bishop of Tura, India; Bishop Leo Cornelio, SVD, from bishop of Khandwa to archbishop of Bhopal, India: Father Lourdes Daniel, bishop of Amravati, India; Father Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, OSB, bishop of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.

Succeeded: Archbishop John Choi Young-su, from coadjutor archbishop to archbishop of Taegu, South Korea.

Resigned: Archbishop Paul Ri Moun-hi, archbishop of Taegu, South Korea; Bishop Joseph Nguyên Van Yên, bishop of Phát Diêm, Vietnam.

Retired: Archbishop Paschal Topno, SJ, archbishop of Bhopal, Inida; Bishop Thomas Bhalerao, SJ, bishop of Nashik, India; Bishop William Leonard D'Mello, bishop of Karwar, India; Bishop Patrick Paul D'Souza, bishop of Varanasi, India; Bishop Symphorian Thomas Keeprath, bishop of Jullundur, India; Bishop George Mamalaserry, bishop of Tura, India: Bishop Benjamin J. Almoneda, bishop of Daet, Philippines; Bishop Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D., bishop of Atambua, Indonesia; Bishop Joseph Wang Yu-jung, bishop of Taichung, Taiwan R.O.C.

Died: Archbishop emeritus Marianus Arokiasamy (+79), Madurai, India; Archbishop emeritus Michael Rozario (+81), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bishop emeritus Mathias Kappil (+79), Punalar, India; Bishop emeritus Baptist Mudartha (+95), Allahabad, India; Bishop Augustine Cheong Myong-jo (+72), Pusan, South Korea.


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August - December



Elevated: Archbishop Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, India to Cardinal.

Appointed: Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines; Fr. Julius Sullan Tonel, bishop of Ipil, Philippines; Fr. Crispin Barrete Varquez, bishop of Borongan, Philippines; Archbishop William D'Souza SJ, from bishop of Buxar to archbishop of Patna, India; Fr. Joseph Erumachadath MCBS, bishop of Bhadravathi (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop Gerald John Mathias, from bishop of Simla and Chandigarh to bishop of Lucknow, India; Fr. Julius Dusin Gitom, bishop of Sandakan, Malaysia; Fr. Justin Saw Min Thide, auxiliary bishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Fr. Joseph Dang Duc Ngan, bishop of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Vietnam; Bishop John Hung Shan-chuan SVD, from bishop of Chiayi to archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C. .

Succeeded: Bishop Mario Mendoza Peralta, from coadjutor to bishop of Alaminos, Philippines.

Resigned: Bishop Jesus Aputen Cabrera, bishop of Alaminos, Philippines; Bishop Nestor Cariño, bishop of Legazpi, Philippines.

Retired: Archbishop Joseph Cheng Tsai-fai, archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.; Archbishop Benedict John Osta, SJ, archbishop of Patna, India.

Died: Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao (+77), President emeritus Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples; Bishop Benyamin Josef Bria (+51), bishop of Denpasar, Indonesia; Archbishop emeritus Lawrence Khai Saen Phon-on (+79) of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand; Bishop emeritus Joachim Phayao Manisap (+78) of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; Bishop emeritus Peter Sauburo Hirata (+94) of Fukuoka, Japan; Bishop Vicente C. Manuel SVD (+68) Vicar apostolic emeritus of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines; Bishop Ignatius D'Cunha (+83), bishop emeritus of Aurangabad, India; Bishop Juan Nicolasora Nilmar (+92), bishop emeritus of Kalibo, Philippines.


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