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 In the Conferences 2013


January - March


Appointed: Fr. George Madathikandathil as Bishop of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino, Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh as Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia and to East Timor and as apostolic delegate to Brunei; Bishop Buenaventura Malayo Famadico, Bishop of Gumaca as Bishop of San Pablo, Philippines; Bishop Ignatius Menezes, Bishop Emeritus of Ajmer as Apostolic Administrator of Allahabad, India; Msgr. Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, as Auxiliary Bishop of Xuân Lôc, Viêt Nam.



Resigned: Bishop Leo Murphy Drona, S.D.B. as Bishop of San Pablo, Philippines; Bishop Deogracias S. Iiguez, Jr. as Bishop of Kalookan, Philippines; Bishop Isidore Fernandes as Bishop of Allahabad, India Retired: Bishop George Punnakottil, Bishop Emeritus of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese).

Died: Bishop Jacques Nguyn Van Mu, (99+) Bishop Emeritus of Vinh Long, Vit Nam; Bishop Anthony Theodore Lobo, (75+) Bishop Emeritus of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan


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April -June


Appointed: Bishop Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista, Bishop of Boac as Bishop of Imus, Philippines; Fr. Udumala Bala Showreddy as Bishop of Warangal, India; Fr. Savio Dominic Fernandes and Fr. John Rodrigues as Auxiliaries for the Archdiocese of Bombay, India; Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Auxiliary of Delhi as Bishop of Jullundur, India; Fr. Jaya Rao Polimera as Bishop of Eluru, India; Fr. Alphonse Nguyen Huu Long, P.S.S., as Auxiliary of the Diocese of Hung Hoa, Vietnam; Fr. Pierre Nguyen Van Vien as Auxiliary of the Diocese of Vinh, Vietnam; Fr. Bernard Taiji Katsuya as Bishop of Sapporo, Japan.



Succeeded: Coadjutor William Goh Seng Chye to Archbishop of Singapore.


Retired: Archbishop Nicholas Chia Yeck Joo, Archbishop Emeritus of Singapore.

Died: Bishop Peter Michael Chenaparampil (+83), Bishop Emeritus of Alleppey, India


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July- September



Bishop Victor Henry Thakur, Bishop of Bettiah as Archbishop of Raipur, India; Msgr Joseph Arshad, Nunciature Counsellor to the Apostolic Nunciature in Bosnia-Herzegovina as Bishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan; Archbishop George Kocherry, Apostolic Nuncio of Zimbabwe as Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh; Fr. Joseph Kollamparampil, C.M.I., as Bishop of the eparchy of Jagdalpur of the Syro-Malabars, India; Fr. Yohanes Harun Yuwono as  Bishop of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia; Fr. Kishore Kumar Kujur as Bishop of Rourkela, India; Fr. Paul Mattekatt as Bishop of Diphu, India; Fr. Niranjan Sual Singh as Bishop of Sambalpur, India; Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada, Archbishop of Tokyo, Japan also as Apostolic administrator of Saitama, Japan; Bishop Jose Putheveettil, Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulum-Anganaly (Syro-Malabarese) and also Bishop of Rusubbicari, India; Bishop Gerardo A. Alminaza, Auxiliary Bishop of Jaro as Bishop of San Carlos, Philippines; Fr. Pedro Ramiro Lopez, I.V.E., as the ecclesiastical Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Tajikistan; Bishop Julito B. Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu as Bishop of Dumaguete, Philippines; Bishop Paul Bui Van Doc, Bishop of My Tho as Coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh and also as Apostolic Administrator of My Tho Vietnam.




Bishop Thomas Vu Dinh Hieu, Coadjutor Bishop of Bùi Chu to Bishop of Bùi Chu, Vietnam.


Retired: Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel, Archbishop Emeritus of Raipur, India; Bishop Simon Stock Palathara, Bishop Emeritus of the eparchy of Jagdalpur of the Syro-Malabars, India; Bishop Lukas Kerketta, S.V.D., Bishop Emeritus of Sambalpur, India; Bishop Marcellino Daiji Tani, Bishop Emeritus of Saitama, Japan.

Died: Bishop Francois Xavier Nguyen Quang Sach (+88), Bishop Emeritus of Da Nang, Viet Nam; Archbishop Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F. (+64), Archbishop of Samarinda, Indonesia; Simon Ignatius Cardinal Pimenta (+93), Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India;  Bishop Joseph Hoang Van Tiem, S.D.B. (+74), Bishop of Bùi Chu, Vietnam; Bishop Thomas Nguyen Van Tan (+72), Bishop of Vinh Long, Vietnam.


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Fr. Narciso Villaver Abellana, M.S.C. as Bishop of Romblon, Philippines; Bishop Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of Varanasi as Bishop of Allahabad, India; Msgr. Lucius Hre Kung as Bishop of Hakha, Myanmar;Rev. Fr. Richard Ng as Bishop of Miri, Malaysia; Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, Auxiliary Bishop of Lahore as Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan; Fr. Paskalis Bruno Syukur, O.F.M., as Bishop of Bogor, Indonesia; Fr. Simon Kaipuram, C.M., as Bishop of Balasore, India; Fr. Peter Abir Antonisamy as Bishop of Sultanpet, India; Bishop Marlo M. Peralta, Bishop of Alaminos as Archbishop of Nueva Segovia, Philippines; Fr. Timothy Yu Gyoung-Chon as Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea; Fr. Peter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D., as Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea.


Retired: Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin, Bishop Emeritus of Miri, Malaysia; Bishop Cosmas Michael Angkur, O.F.M., Bishop Emeritus of Bogor, Indonesia; Bishop Thomas Thiruthalil, C.M., Bishop Emeritus of Balasore, India; Archbishop Murphy Nicholas Xavier Pakiam, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Archbishop Ernesto A. Salgado, Archbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines.

Died: Bishop Maximiano Tuazon Cruz (+90), Bishop Emeritus of Calbayog, Philippines; Archbishop Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo (+78), Archbishop Emeritus of Capiz, Philippines.


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