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 In the Conferences 2016


January - March

Appointed: Fr. Jose Pulickal as Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars, India; Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai, Bishop Emeritus of Trincomalee as Apostolic Administrator of Mannar, Sri Lanka; Bishop Stephen Lee Bun Sang, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong as Bishop of Macau; Fr. Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B., as Bishop of Dili, East Timor; Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía, Apostolic Nuncio of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as Apostolic Nuncio to Romania and Maldova; Fr. Christudas Rajappan as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Trivandrum of the Latins, India; Fr. Shorot Francis Gomes as Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bishop Ricardo Lingan Baccay, Auxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao as Bishop of Alaminos, Philippines; Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri, Bishop of Da Nang as Bishop of Lang Son et Cao Bang, Viet Nam; Bishop Joseph Dang Duc Ngan, Bishop of Lang Son et Cao Bang as Bishop of Da Nang, Viet Nam; Msgr. Paul Russell, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Taiwan as Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey and Turkmenistan and elevated to the dignity of Archbishop; Bishop Basil Cho Kyu-man, Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul as Bishop of Wonju, Korea; Fr. Enrique V. Macaraeg as Bishop of Tarlac, Philippines.


Retired: Bishop Rayappu Joseph, Bishop Emeritus of Mannar, Sri Lanka; Bishop James Kim Ji-seok, Bishop Emeritus of Wonju, Korea; Bishop Florentino Ferrer Cinense, Bishop Emeritus of Tarlac, Philippines.


Resigned: Bishop Jose Lai Hung-seng, Bishop Emeritus of Macau.


Died: Bishop Emile Jean Marie Henri Joseph Destombes, M.E.P., (+80), Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia; Bishop Michael Atul D’Rozario, C.S.C., (+90), Bishop Emeritus of Khulna, Bangladesh; Bishop Francis Xavier Osamu Mizobe, S.D.B., (+80), Bishop Emeritus of Takamatsu, Japan; Bishop Andreas Henrisoesanta, S.C.I., (+80), Bishop Emeritus of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia; Bishop Andreas Peter Cornelius Sol, M.S.C. (+100), Bishop Emeritus of Amboina, Indonesia. 




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April - June

Appointed: Fr. Aplinar Senapati, C.M. as Bishop of the new Diocese of Rayagada, India; Fr. Thomas Paulsamy as Bishop of Dindigul, India; Fr. Constantine Bae Ki-Hyen as Bishop of Masan, Korea; Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt as Apostolic Nuncio in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, S.D.B., Bishop of Kabankalan, Philippines as Bishop of Bacolod, Phillippines; Fr. John Bosco Chang Shin-Ho as Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu, Korea; Msgr. Jos Elmer Imas Mangalinao as Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines; Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B., as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Agaa, Guam, U.S.A. Bishop Basilio Athai of Taunggyi, Myanmar as Archbishop of the same diocese; Fr. Bhagyaiah Chinnabathini as Bishop of Guntur, India; Fr. Joseph Do Manh Hung as Auxiliary Bishop of Thnh-Ph Ho Ch Minh, Vietnam; Fr. Henricus Pidyarto Gunawan, O. Carm. as Bishop of Malang, Indonesia; Fr. Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. as Bishop of Hiroshima, Japan.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Dinh Drc Dao of Xuan Loc, Vietnam as Bishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop Dominique Nguyn Chu Trinh, Bishop Emeritus of Xun Loc, Vietnam; Bishop Vicente Macanan Navarra, Bishop Emeritus of Bacolod, Philippines; Bishop Ramon B. Villena, Bishop Emeritus of Bayombong, Philippines; Bishop Bali Gali, Bishop Emeritus of Guntur, India; Bishop Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro, O. Carm. Bishop Emeritus of Malang, Indonesia.


Resigned: Bishop Francis Xavier Ahn Myeong-ok, Bishop Emeritus of Masan, Korea.


Died: Archbishop Paul Hisao Yasuda (+94), Archbishop Emeritus of Osaka, Japan; Bishop Julio Xavier Labayen, O.C.D. (+89), Prelate Emeritus of Infanta, Philippines; Bishop Hilarius Moa Nurak, S.V.D. (+73), Bishop of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia; Bishop Alphonsus Flavian D'Souza, S.J. (+76), Bishop of Raiganj, India; Archbishop Gabriel Thohey Mahn-Gaby (+88), Archbishop Emeritus of Yangoon, Myanmar; Bishop Boniface Choi Ki-San (+68), Bishop of Incheon, Korea; Archbishop Henry Sebastian D'Souza (+90), Archbishop Emeritus of Calcutta, India; Bishop Joseph Atsumi Misue (+80), Bishop Emeritus of Hiroshima, Japan.




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July - September

Appointed: Bishop Jojo Anand, Bishop of Hazaribag as Apostolic Administrator of Daltonganj, India; Bishop Jos Colin Mendoza Bagaforo, Auxiliary Bishop of Cotabato as Bishop of Kidapawan, Philippines; Fr. Joseph (Benny Mathew) Srampickal as Bishop of Great Britain (Syro-Malabar); Fr. Janez Mihelcic, S.J. as Apostolic Administrator of Kyrgyzstan; Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal as Apostolic Nuncio to Poland. 


Succeeded: Bishop Francisco Mendoza de Leon, Coadjutor Bishop of Antipolo, Philippines to Bishop of Antipolo, Philippines.


Retired: Bishop Gabriel Villaruz Reyes, Bishop Emeritus of Antipolo, Philippines.


Resigned: Bishop Gabriel Kujur, S.J. Bishop Emeritus of Daltonganj, India.


Died: Bishop James Pazhayattil (+81), Bishop Emeritus of Irinjalakuda (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Frederick D'Souza, (+81), Bishop Emeritus of Jhansi, India; Bishop Nikolaus Messmer, S.J. (+61), Apostolic Administrator of Kyrgyzstan; Bishop Salvador Quizon Quizon (+91), Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines; Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D. (+81), Archbishop Emeritus of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India; Bishop Arquimnio Rodrigues da Costa (+92), Bishop Emeritus of Macau; Archbishop Carmelo Dominador Flores Morelos (+85), Archbishop Emeritus of Zamboanga, Philippines; Bishop Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro, O. Carm.(+77), Bishop Emeritus of Malang, Indonesia.


October - December

Created Cardinals: Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario, CSC, Archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Archbishop Emeritus Anthony Soter Fernandez, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Appointed: Fr. Victor Barnuevo Bendico as Bishop of Baguio, Philippines; Bishop Martin Sarmiento Jumoad, Bishop of Isabela as Archbishop of Ozamiz, Philippines; Fr. Alberto Sy Uy as Bishop of Tagbilaran, Philippines; Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B, Archbishop of Shillong as Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin, India; Bishop Victor Lyngdoh, Bishop of Nongstoin as Bishop of Jowai, India;Fr. Thomas Thennatt, S.A.C. as Bishop of Gwalior, India; Fr. Socrates Calamba Mesiona, M.S.P. as Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines; Bishop Joseph Nguyn Chi Linh, Bishop of Thanh Ho as Archbishop of Hu?, Viet Nam; Bishop Joseph (Joy) Kalathiparambil, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People as Archbishop of Verapoly, India; Bishop John Baptist Jung Shin-chul, Auxiliary Bishop of Incheon as Bishop of Incheon, Korea (South); Bishop Joseph Arshad, Bishop of Faisalabad as Apostolic Administrator of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong as Coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong, China; Father Barthol Barretto as Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, India;Father Allwyn D'Silva as Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, India; Father Samuel Oton Sidin, O.F.M. Cap. as Bishop of Sintang, Indonesia.


Retired: Bishop Carlito Joaquin Cenzon, C.I.C.M., Bishop Emeritus of Baguio, Philippines; Archbishop Jesus Armamento Dosado, C.M., Archbishop Emeritus of Ozamiz, Philippines; Bishop Leonardo Yuzon Medroso, Bishop Emeritus of Tagbilaran, Philippines; Bishop Joseph Kaithathara, Bishop Emeritus of Gwalior, India; Bishop Pedro Dulay Arigo, Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Puerto Princesa, Philippines; Archbishop Franois Xavier L Van Hng, Archbishop Emeritus of Hu?, Viet Nam; Archbishop Francis Kallarakal, Archbishop Emeritus of Verapoly, India.


Ceased: Abp. Thomas Menamparampil, S.D.B., Apostolic Administrator of Jowai, India; Abp. Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B., as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Agaa, Guam.


Died: Bishop Cirilo Reyes Almario, (+85), Bishop Emeritus of Malolos, Philippines; Bishop Rufin Anthony, (+76), Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Bishop Thophane Matthew Thannickunnel, O. Praem, (+88), Bishop Emeritus of Jabalpur, India; Bishop Mathew Vattackuzhy, (+86), Bishop Emeritus of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar); Bishop Paul Shinichi Itonaga(+88), Bishop Emeritus of Kagoshima, Japan.




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