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 In the Conferences 2017


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; Fr. Thomas Joseph Tharayil as Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India; Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia as Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal; Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation also Apostolic Nuncio to Uzbekistan; Fr. Kannikadass William Antony as Bishop of Mysore, India; Bishop Moses M. Costa, C.S.C. as Archbishop of Chittagong, Bangladesh; Bishop Gilbert Armea Garcera, Bishop of Daet as Archbishop of Lipa, Philippines; Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Vicar Apostolic of Paksé, Laos as Apostolic Administrator of Vientiane, Laos; Fr. John Kim Son-Tae as Bishop of Jeon Ju, South Korea; Bishop Thomas Nguyên Van Trâm, Bishop of Bà R?a, Viet Nam as Apostolic Administrator of Phan Thi?t, Viet Nam; Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko as Archbishop of Semarang, Indonesia.


Succeeded: Bishop Simon Peter Poh Hoon Seng, Auxiliary Bishop of Kuching, Malaysia as Archbishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop Julianus Kemo Sunarko, S.J., Bishop Emeritus of Purwokerto, Indonesia; Bishop Thomas Anthony Vazhapilly, Bishop Emeritus of Mysore, India; Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Vientiane, Laos; Bishop Vincent Ri Pyung-ho, Bishop Emeritus of Jeon Ju, South Korea.


Resigned: Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil, Bishop Emeritus of Puthur (Syro-Malankara), India; Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles, Archbishop Emeritus of Lipa, Philippines; Bishop Joseph A. Nacua, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop Emeritus of Ilagan, Philippines; Archbishop John Ha Tiong Hock, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuching, Malaysia.


Died: Archbishop Peter Fernando (+77), Archbishop Emeritus of Madurai, India; Bishop Cesar Castro Raval, S.V.D., (+92), Bishop Emeritus of Bangued, Philippines; Bishop Paul Nguyên Van Ḥa (+85), Bishop Emeritus of Nha Trang, Viet Nam; Bishop Joseph Vu Duy Thông (+64), Bishop of Phan Thi?t, Viet Nam.




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April - June

Created Cardinal: Bishop Louis Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, IVD, Vicar Apostolic of Paksè, Laos.


Appointed: Fr. Dominic Nguyên Van Manh as Coadjutor Bishop of Đà L?t, Viet Nam; Fr. Benedictus Estephanus Rolly Untu, M.S.C. as Bishop of Manado, Indonesia; Fr. John Do Van Ngan as Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Xuân L?c, Viet Nam; Fr. Nazarene Soosai as Bishop of Kottar, India; Fr. Danilo B. Ulep, Bishop-elect, as Prelate of Batanes, Philippines.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop Emmanuel Nguyên Hong Son of Bà R?a, Viet Nam as Bishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop Joseph Theodorus Suwatan, M.S.C., Bishop Emeritus of Manado, Indonesia; Bishop Thomas Nguyên Van Trâm, Bishop Emeritus of Bà R?a, Viet Nam; Bishop Peter Remigius, Bishop Emeritus of Kottar, India; Bishop Camilo Diaz Gregorio, Prelate Emeritus of Batanes, Philippines.


Died: Bishop Edward Francis (+87), Bishop Emeritus of Sivagangai, India; Bishop Andrew Francis (+70), Bishop Emeritus of Multan, Pakistan; Ivan Cornelius Cardinal Dias (+81), Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Rome, Italy and Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India; Archbishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry (+88), Archbishop Emeritus of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran (+68), Bishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines; Bishop Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumulak (+72), Bishop of Philippines Military Ordinariate.




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