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 In the Conferences 2012


January - March


Elevated: His Beatitude, Archbishop George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese), India to Cardinal; Bishop John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong to Cardinal.


Appointed: Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj, Auxiliary of Madras and Myalpore as Bishop of Dharmapuri, India; Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad, Pakistan, as Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan; Archbishop Giovanni d'Aniello, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand and Cambodia, and Apostolic Delegate to Myanmar and Laos, as Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil; Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, Archbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines as metropolitan Archbishop of Davao, Philippines; Coadjutor Archbishop Thomas D'Souza as Archbishop of Calcutta, India; Bishop John F. Du of Dumaguete, Philippines, as metropolitan Archbishop of Palo, Philippines; Bishop Binay Kandulna, Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi, Titular Bishop of Auzegera as Apostolic Administrator of Khunti; Fr. Kuriakose Bharanikulangara as Archbishop (Personal title), Bishop of Faridabad (Syro-Malabarese), India; Appointed Bishop Rufin Anthony of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, as Apostolic Administrator "sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis" of the diocese of Faisalabad, Pakistan.



Retired: Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj S.D.B., Bishop of Dharmapuri, India; Bishop Bosco Penha, Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay; Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil S.D.B., Archbishop of Guwahati, India; Archbishop Evarist Pinto, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan; Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla, Archbishop of Davao, Philippines; Archbishop Lucas Sirkar S.D.B, Archbishop of Calcutta, India.

Succeeded: Coadjutor Archbishop John Moolachira to Archbishop of Guwahati, India.

Died: Bishop Gabriel Lawrence Sengol (83+), Bishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India; Bishop Stephen M. Tiru (+74),Bishop of Khunti, India


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April - June


Appointed: Fr. James Romen Boiragi as Bishop of Khulna, Bangladesh; Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul as Archbishop of Seoul, Korea (South); Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal, Bishop of Kannur to Bishop of Calicut, Apostolic Administrator of Kannur, India; Bishop Roberto Calara Mallari, Auxiliary Bishop of San Fernando as Bishop of San Jose, Philippines; Fr. Pius Riana Prapdi as Bishop of Ketapang, Indonesia.



Retired: Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jin-Suk, Archbishop of Seoul, Korea (South); Bishop Blasius Pujoraharja, Bishop of Ketapang, Indonesia; Bishop Pierre Nguyên Soan, Bishop Emeritus of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam; Bishop Pierre Trân Đinh Tu, Bishop Emeritus of Phú Cuong, Viet Nam.

Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc to Bishop of Phú Cuong, Viêt Nam; Coadjutor Bishop Matthieu Nguyên Van Khôi to Bishop of Quy Nhon, Viêt Nam.

Died: Archbishop William Aquin Carew (89+), Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Japan; Bishop Antoine Nguyên Van Thien (106+), Bishop Emeritus of Vinh Long, Viet Nam; Bishop Isak Doera (80+), Bishop Emeritus of Sintang, Indonesia; Bishop Gilbert Blaize Rego (90+), Bishop Emeritus of Simla and Chandigarh, India.


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July - September


Appointed: Bishop Prakash Mallavarapu, Bishop of Vijayawada as Archbishop of Visakhapatnam, India; Bishop Joseph Ponniah, Auxiliary of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, as first bishop of the new diocese, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka; Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai, Bishop of Trincomalee-Batticaloa as Bishop Trincomalee, Sri Lanka; Archbishop Aloysius Sudarso, S.C.I., Archbishop of Palembang as Apostolic Administrator of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia; Fr. Sebastian Francis as Bishop of Penang, Malaysia; Fr. Elias Gonsalves as Bishop of Amravati, India; Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Shimoga as Bishop of Udupi, India; Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda to Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand and Cambodia, Apostolic Delegate to Laos and  Myanmar; Bishop François Xavier Lê Văn Hông, Auxiliary Bishop of Huê to Archbishop of Huê; Fr. George Rajendran Kuttinadar, S.D.B. as Bishop of Thuckalay (Syro-Malabarese); Fr. Jacob Muricken as Auxiliary Bishop of Palai (Syro-Malabarese); Fr. Jojo Anand as Bishop of Hazaribag, India; Archbishop Rolando Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D., Prelate of Infanta as Archbishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines; Fr. Pius Riana Prapdi as Bishop of Ketapang, Indonesia.



Retired: Archbishop Mariadas Kagithapu, M.S.F.S., Archbishop Emeritus of Visakhapatnam, India; Bishop Andreas Henrisusanta, S.C.I., Bishop Emeritus of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia; Bishop Antony Selvanayagam, Bishop Emeritus of Penang, Malaysia; Archbishop Etienne Nguyên Nhu Thê, Archbishop Emeritus of Huê, Vietnam; Archbishop Leonardo Zamora Legaspi, O.P., Archbishop Emeritus of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines; Bishop Charles Soreng, S.J., Bishop Emeritus of Hazaribag, India.

Died: Paul Cardinal Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. (88+) Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Bishop Paul Ch’eng Shih-kuang (96+), Bishop Emeritus of Tainan, Taiwan; Bishop Joseph Banchong Aribarg (85+), Bishop Emeritus of Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.


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October - December


Created Cardinals: Archbishop Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines and Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India.



Appointed: Bishop Peter Parapullil as Bishop of Jhansi, India; Bishop Pius Thomas D’Souza as Bishop of Ajmer, India; Bishop George Antonysamy as Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India; Bishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto as Archbishop of Delhi, India; Bishop Binay Kandulna as Bishop of Khunti, India; Bishop Devprasad John Ganawa, S.V.D. Bishop of Udaipur, India; Bishop Adelio Dell’Oro as Titular Bishop of Castulo Apostolic Administrator of Atyrau, Kazakhstan; Bishop Renato Pine Mayugba as Bishop of Laoag, Philippines; Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran as Bishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines; Archbishop William Goh as Coadjutor Archbishop of Singapore; Bishop Thomas Vu Dình Hiêu Coadjutor Bishop of Bùi Chu, Vietnam.

Succeeded: Coadjutor Archbishop John Wong Soo Kau to Archbishop of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.



Retired: Bishop Frederick D’Souza Bishop Emeritus of Jhansi, India; Bishop Ignatius Menezes Bishop Emeritus of Ajmer, India; Archbishop Malayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B. Archbishop Emeritus of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India; Archbishop Vincent Michael Concessao Archbishop Emeritus of Delhi, India; Bishop Joseph Pathalil Bishop Emeritus of Udaipur, India; Archbishop John Lee Hiong Fun-Yit Yaw Archbishop Emeritus of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.


Bishop Wilhelmus Joannes (Guillaume Jean) Demarteau, M.S.F. (95+) Bishop Emeritus of Banjarmasin, Indonesia; Bishop Pedro Bantigue y Natividad (92+) Bishop Emeritus of San Pablo, Philippines; Bishop Leo Rajendram Antony (85+) Bishop Emeritus of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.


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