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 In the Conferences 2014


January - March

Created Cardinal: Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul, Korea; Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines..


Appointed: Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil S.D.B., Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, as Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” of the Diocese of Jowai, India; Fr. Alex Joseph Vadakumthala as Bishop of Kannur, India; Bishop Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz, Bishop of Kidapawan as Metropolitan Archbishop of Zamboanga, Philippines; Fr. Francis Serrao, S.J. as Bishop of Shimoga, India; Archbishop Pierre Nguyên Van Tot, Apostolic Nuncio of Costa Rica to Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka.


Succeeded: Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Doc, Coadjutor Archbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh City as Archbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh City, Vietnam.


Retired: Jean-Baptiste Cardinal Pham Minh Mân, Archbishop Emeritus of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh City, Vietnam.

Died: Bishop Alphonsus Augustus Sowada, O.S.C, (+80), Bishop Emeritus of Agats, Indonesia; Archbishop Benedict John Osta, S.J., (+82), Archbishop Emeritus of Patna, India; Bishop Prospero Nale Arellano, (+77), Prelate Emeritus of Libmanan, Philippines.



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Appointed: Rev. Joseph Tran Van Toan as Auxiliary Bishop of Long Xuyen, Vietnam; Rev. Paul Simick as Apostolic Vicar of Nepal; Bishop Stephen Tjephe as Auxiliary Bishop of Loikaw, Myanmar; Rev. Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. as Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi, India; Bishop Augustinius Agus of Sintang as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pontianak, Indonesia; Rev. Antonius Subianto Bunyamin, O.S.C. as Bishop of Bandung, Indonesia; Rev. Daniel Patrick Y. Parcon as Bishop of Talibon, Philippines; Rev. Benny Travas as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Multan, Pakistan.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Archbishop Nicholas Mang Thang as Archbishop of Mandalay, Myanmar


Retired: Archbishop Paul Zinghtung Grawng, Archbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar; Bishop Anthony Francis Sharma, S.J., Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Nepal; Bishop Sotero Phamo (Thein Myint), Bishop Emeritus of Loikaw, Myanmar; Bishop Theotonius Gomes C.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Archbishop Hieronymus Herculanus Bumbun, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop Emeritus of Pontianak, Indonesia; Bishop Christian Vicente F. Noel, Bishop Emeritus of Talibon, Philippines; Bishop Andrew Francis, Bishop Emeritus of Multan, Pakistan.

Died: Bishop Protacio Guevarra Gungon (+88), Bishop Emeritus of Antipolo, Philippines; Bishop Ruben T. Profugo (+76), Bishop Emeritus of Lucena, Philippines; His Eminence Duraisamy Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy (+90), Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.




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Appointed: Fr. Julian Leow Beng Kim as Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. as Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi, India; Fr. Ignatius D'Souza as Bishop of Bareilly, India; Fr. Cajetan Francis Osta as Bishop of Muzaffarpur, India; Fr. Michael Yeung Ming-cheung as Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong; Fr. Stephen Lee Bun Sang as Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong; Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-shing, O.F.M. as Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong; Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias, Bishop of Iba as Archbishop of San Fernando, Philippines; Fr. Severo C. Caermare as Bishop of Dipolog, Philippines; Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Kham, Auxiliary Bishop of Ho Chi Minh City as Bishop of My Tho, Vietnam; Bishop Anthony Pappusamy, Bishop of Dindigul as Archbishop of Madurai, India; Fr. Ephrem Nariculam as Bishop Chanda (Syro-Malabar) India; Bishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda, Bishop Hiroshima as Archbishop of Osaka, Japan; Bishop George Njaralakatt, Bishop of Mandya as Archbishop of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India.


Retired: Bishop Anthony Fernandes, Bishop Emeritus of Bereilly, India; Bishop John Baptist Thakur, Bishop Emeritus of Muzaffarpur, India; Archbishop Paciano Aniceto, Archbishop Emeritus of San Fernando, Philippines; Bishop Jose R. Manguiran, Bishop Emeritus of Dipolog, Philippines; Archbishop Peter Fernando, Bishop Emeritus of Madurai, India; Archbishop Agnelo Rufino Gracias, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Bombay, India; Bishop Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, C.M.I., Bishop Emeritus of Chanda (Syro-Malabar) India; Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga, SJ Archbishop Emeritus of Osaka, Japan; Archbishop George Valiamattam, Archbishop Emeritus of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India.

Resigned: Bishop Janusz Wieslaw Kaleta, Bishop Emeritus of Karaganda, Kazakhstan; Bishop Matthew Vaniakizhakel, CV., Bishop Emeritus of Satna (Syro Malabar), India.


Died: Archbishop Leonardo Zamora Legaspi, OP, (+78), Archbishop Emeritus of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines; Bishop Paul Nguyen Thanh Hoan, (+74), Bishop Emeritus of Phan Thiet, Vietnam.




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Appointed: Bishop Bernardino C. Cortez, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila as Bishop of Infanta, Philippines; Bishop Stephen Tjephe, Auxiliary Bishop of Loikaw as Bishop of Loikaw, Myanmar; Fr. Ivan Pereira as Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar, India; Fr. Samon Shukardin, O.F.M., as Bishop of Hyderabad, Pakistan; Fr. Jerome Dhas Varuvel, S.D.B., as Bishop of Kuzhithurai, India; Fr. John Saw Yaw Han as Auxiliary Bishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Fr. Marcelino Antonio Maralit as Bishop of Boac, Philippines.


Retired: Bishop Patricio H. Alo, Bishop Emeritus of Mati, Philippines; Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery, Bishop Emeritus of Jammu-Srinagar, India; Bishop Max John Rodrigues, Bishop Emeritus of Hyderabad, Pakistan.

Died: Bishop Patrick Paul DíSouza, (+86), Bishop Emeritus of Varanasi, India; Bishop Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, O.F.M. Cap., (+93), Bishop Emeritus of Naha, Japan.




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