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 In the Conferences 2011


January - March


Appointed: Bishop Joseph Karikkassery, Auxiliary Bishop of Buxentum as Bishop of Kottapuram,India; Fr. Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B. as Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Titular Archbishop of Sila; Fr. Edgar Pea Parra as Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan; Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli as Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, Apostolic Delegate to Brunei Darussalam and to Malaysia, also non-residential pontifical representative for Vietnam; Bishop Janusz Kaleta, Apostolic Administration of Atyrau as Bishop of Karaganda and Atyrau, Kazkhstan; Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Karaganda as Auxiliary Bishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan; Fr. Linus Lee Seong-hyo as Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon, Korea, Titular Bishop of Turris Tamalleni; Bishop John Barwa, S.V.D., Bishop of Rourkela as Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India; Bishop Joseph (Joy) Kalathiparambil, Bishop of Calicut Inida, appointed as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People; Bishop Antoine Vu Huy Chuong, Bishop of Hung Ho as Bishop of Lat, Viet Nam; Bishop Jean Marie Vu Tt, Auxiliary Bishop of Hung Ho as Bishop of Hung Ho, Viet Nam; Fr. Bishop Jos Lus Mumbiela Sierra as Bishop of Santissima Trinit in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Bishop Thumma Bala of Warangal as Archbishop of Hyderabad, India; Bishop Thomas D'Souza of Bagdogra as Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta, India; Fr. Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc as Coadjutor Bishop of Ph Cuong, Vietnam; Fr. Paul Sueo Hamaguchi as Bishop of Oita, Japan; Fr. John Eijro Suwa as Bishop of Takamatsu, Japan.



Retired: Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, Bishop of Pasig, Philippines; Bishop Percival Joseph Fernandez, Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay; Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, M.I.C., Bishop of Karaganda, Kazkhstan; Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D., Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India; Bishop Henry Theophilus Howaniec, O.F.M., Bishop of Santissima Trinit in Almaty, Kazkhstan; Bishop Francis Xavier Osamu Mizobe, S.D.B., Bishop of Takamatsu, Japan.

Succeeded: Bishop Rufin Anthony, from Coadjutor Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi to Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan.;

Died: Archbishop John Bukovsky, S.V.D (+86), Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Russian Federation; Bishop Francis Anthony Gomes (+79), Bishop Emeritus of Mymensingh, Bangladesh;


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April - June


Appointed: Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C., Bishop of Dinajpur as Bishop of Chittagong, Bangladesh; Bishop John Moolachira, Bishop of Diphu as Coadjutor Archbishop of Guwahati, India; Bishop Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara, Bishop of San Jose as Bishop of Pasig, Philippines; Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto as Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines; Fr. Simon Ok Hyun-jin as Auxiliary Bishop of Kwangju, Korea; Bishop Jose Corazon T. Tala-oc, Bishop of Tomblon as Bishop of Kalibo, Philippines; Fr. Raymond Wickramasinghe as Bishop of Galle, Sri Lanka; Fr. Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda as Bishop of Hiroshima, Japan; Bishop Sergio Lasam Utleg of Laoag as Archbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines; Bishop David William Valencia Antonio as Auxiliary Bishop of Nueva Segovia, Philippines; Fr. James Thoppil as Bishop of Kohima, India.



Retired: Archbishop Lawrence John Saldanha, Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan; Ivan Cardinal Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; Bishop Joseph Atsumi Misue, Bishop of Hiroshima, Japan; Archbishop Diosdado Aenlle Talamayan, Archbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines.

Died: Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil C.SS.R. (+83), Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly; Bishop Joseph Nguyn Tich Duc (+73), Bishop Emeritus of Ban M Thut, Vit Nam; Bishop John Perumattam, M.S.T.A. (+89), Bishop Emeritus of Ujjain (Syro-Malabarese).


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July - September


Appointed: Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D'Cruze O.M.I. of Khulna as Bishop of Sylhet, Bangladesh; Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation, also as Apostolic Nuncio to Uzbekistan; Archbishop Joseph Chennoth, Apostolic Nuncio to Japan.



Died: Bishop Miguel Gatan Purugganan (+79), Bishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines; Bishop William Leonard DMello (+80), Bishop Emeritus of Karwar, India; Bishop Vincent Kympat (+64), Bishop of Jowai, India; Bishop Joseph Albert Rosario, M.S.F.S. (+96), Bishop Emeritus of Amravati, India; Archbishop Cornelius Elanjikal (+92), Archbishop Emeritus of Verapoly, India; Bishop Peter Thuruthikonam (+82), Bishop Emeritus of Vijayapuram, India; Bishop Joseph Trinh Chinh Truc (+85), Bishop Emeritus of Ban M Thut, Viet Nam.


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October - December


Appointed: Bishop Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Bishop of Imus, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines; Fr. Sebastian Tudu as Bishop of Dinajpur, Bangladesh; Bishop Jose F. Advincula, Bishop of San Carlos to Archbishop of Capiz, Philippines; Fr. Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Titular Bishop of Horta; Fr. Sampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville Silva as Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Titular Bishop of Lesina; Bishop Nicholas Mang Thang, Bishop of Hakha, Coadjutor Archbishop of Mandalay, Apostolic Administrator of Hakha, Myanmar; Bishop Joseph Hii Teck Kwong, Auxiliary Bishop of Sibu to Bishop of Sibu, Malaysia.



Retired: Gaudencio Borbon Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines; Archbishop Paulinus Costa, Archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Archbishop Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo, Archbishop Emeritus of Capiz, Philippines; Bishop Dominic Su Haw Chiu, Bishop Emeritus of Sibu, Malaysia.



Died:Bishop John Bosco Manat Chuabsamai (76), Bishop Emeritus of Ratchaburi, Thailand; Bishop Artemio Lomboy Rillera, S.V.D. (69+), Bishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines; Archbishop Jacobus Duivenvoorde, M.S.C. (83), Archbishop Emeritus of Merauke, Indonesia; Bishop Alexis Pham Van Lôc (92+), Bishop Emeritus of Kontum, Vietnam; Archbishop Donatus Djagom, S.V.D. (+92), Archbishop Emeritus of Ende, Indonesia; Bishop Francis Leo Braganza, S.J. (89+), Bishop Emeritus of Baroda, India; Bishop Jean-Pierre Urkia, M.E.P. (93+), Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Paksé, Laos.


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