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 In the Conferences 2018


January - March

Appointed: Fr. James Athikalam, M.S.T. as Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabar, India; Fr. John Nellikunnel as Bishop of Idukki (Syro-Malabar), India; Fr. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian as Bishop of Ahmedabad, India; Msgr. Abel Cahiles Apigo as Bishop of Mati, Philippines; Bishop Jose Romeo Juanito Orquejo Lazo of San Jose de Antique as Archbishop of Jaro, Philippines; Fr. Bartolome Gaspar Santos as Bishop of Iba, Philippines; Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F. as Bishop of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia; Fr. Raul Bautista Dael as Bishop of Tandag, Philippines; Rev. Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, prelate secretary general of the Secretariat for Economic Affairs, as Apostolic Nuncio in Korea and in Mongolia, with the dignity of Archbishop; Bishop Joseph Do Manh Hung of Thành-Phô H? Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville) as Apostolic Administrator of Thành-Phô H? Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam; Fr. Louie Patalinghug Galbines as Bishop of Kabankalan, Philippines; Bishop David William Valencia Antonio of Nueva Segovia as Apostolic Administrator of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines; Bishop Peter Machado of Belgaum as Archbishop of Bangalore, India.


Retired: Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil, Bishop Emeritus of Idukki (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Anthony Chirayath, Bishop Emeritus of Sagar of the Syro-Malabar, India; Archbishop Angel Narcorda Lagdameo, Archbishop Emeritus of Jaro, Philippines; Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar, Bishop Emeritus of Tandag, Philippines; Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore, India.


Resigned: Bishop Antonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines.


Died: Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil (+67), Bishop Emeritus of Puthur (Syro-Malankara), India; Bishop Joseph Wang Yu-jung (+86), Bishop Emeritus of Taichung, Taiwan; Bishop Maxwell Valentine Noronha (+91), Bishop Emeritus of Calicut, India; Bishop Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff, O.F.M. (+96), Bishop Emeritus of Jayapura, Indonesia; Bishop Jesus Yu Varela (+90), Bishop Emeritus of Sorsogon, Philippines; Archbishop Kagithapu Mariadas, M.S.F.S. (+89), Archbishop Emeritus of Visakhapatnam, India; Archbishop Paul Bùi Van Đoc (+73), Archbishop of Thành-Phô H? Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam.




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April - June

From the FABC Central Secretariat and Offices WARM CONGRATULATIONS to His Eminence Joseph Coutts & His Eminence Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda


Created Cardinals: Archbishop Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan; Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda, Archbishop of Osaka, Japan


Appointed: Fr. Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton Jayakody as Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Fr. Medil Sacay Aseo as Bishop of Tagum, Philippines; Fr. Paul Anthony Mullassery as Bishop of Quilon, India; Fr. Joseph Vuthilert Haelom as Bishop of Chiang Rai, Thailand; Fr. Joseph Nguyen Duc Cuong as Bishop of Thanh Hoá, Viet Nam; Fr. Cerilo Alan Uy Casicas as Bishop of Marbel, Philippines; Fr. Daniel Oca Presto as Bishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines; Bishop Honesto Flores Ongtioco, Bishop of Cubao, Philippines as Apostolic Administrator of Malolos, Philippines; Archbishop Marek Zalewski as Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore; Fr. Jose Elmer Imas Mangalinao as Bishop of Bayombong, Philippines; Fr. Josep Maria Abella Batlle, C.M.F. as Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka, Japan; Fr. Mario Michiaki Yamanouchi, S.D.B. as Bishop of Saitama, Japan; Fr. Paul Toshihiro Sakai as Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka, Japan; Fr. Dennis Panipitchai, S.D.B. as Auxiliary Bishop of Miao, India; Fr. Fulgence Aloysius Tigga as Bishop of Raiganj, India; Bishop Jacob Manathodath, Bishop of Palghat (Syro-Malabar), India as Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar); Archbishop Felix Toppo, S.J. as Archbishop of Ranchi, India; Archbishop Sebastian Kallupura as Coadjutor Archbishop of Patna, India; Archbishop Antony Pappusamy, Archbishop of Madurai, India as Apostolic Administrator of Palayamkottai, India.


Retired: Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph Peiris, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Bishop Wilfredo Dasco Manlapaz, Bishop Emeritus of Tagum, Philippines; Bishop Stanley Roman, Bishop Emeritus of Quilon, India; Bishop Dinualdo Destajo Gutierrez, Bishop Emeritus of Marbel, Philippines; Telesphore Placidus Cardinal Toppo, Archbishop Emeritus of Ranchi, India; Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj, Bishop Emeritus of Palayamkottai, India.


Resigned: Bishop James Kazuo Koda, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Tokyo, Japan.


Died: Bishop Zacharias Cenita Jimenez (+70), Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Butuan, Philippines; Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara (+74), Archbishop of Nagpur, India; Bishop José Francisco Oliveros (71+), Bishop of Malolos, Philippines; Bishop Camilo Diaz Gregorio (78+), Prelate Emeritus of Batanes, Philippines.




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July - September

Appointed: Fr. Peter Paul Saldanha as Bishop of Mangalore, India; Fr. Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano as Bishop of Kagoshima, Japan; Fr. Nolly Camingue Buco Auxiliary Bishop of Antipolo, Philippines; Fr. Christophorus Tri Harsono as Bishop of Purwokerto, Indonesia; Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss, Bishop of Tanjore as Apostolic Administrator of Tiruchirapalli, India; Fr. Ewaldus Martinus Sedu as Bishop of Maumere, Indonesia.


Retired: Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Mangalore, India; Bishop Paul Kenjiro Koriyama, Bishop Emeritus of Kagoshima, Japan; Bishop Antony Devotta, Bishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India; Bishop Gerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D., Bishop Emeritus of Maumere, Indonesia.


Resigned: Bishop Paul Hwang Chul-soo, Bishop Emeritus of Busan, Korea (South).


Ceased: Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada as Apostolic Administrator of Saitama, Japan.


Died: Bishop Joseph Minj (+85), Bishop Emeritus of Simdega, India; Bishop Ludovikus Simanullang, O.F.M. Cap. (63+), Bishop of Sibolga, Indonesia; Archbishop Edmundo Madarang Abaya (+89), Archbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines; Bishop Wenceslao Selga Padilla, C.I.C.M. (68+), Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


October - December

Appointed: Bishop Angelito Rendon Lampon, O.M.I. of Jolo as Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines; Bishop David William Valencia Antonio of San Jose in Mindoro as Bishop of Ilagan, Philippines; Bishop Joseph Vu Van Thiên of Hai Phong as Archbishop of Hà N?i, Viet Nam; Fr. Ronald I. Lunas as Bishop of Pagadian, Philippines; Fr. Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis as Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan; Fr. Albert Hemrom as Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh, India; Bishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves of Amravati as Archbishop of Nagpur, India; Fr. Kornelius Sipayung, O.F.M. Cap. as Archbishop of Medan, Indonesia; Bishop Alphonse Huu Long, P.S.S. of Hung Hoá as Bishop of Vinh, Vietnam; Bishop Paul Nguyên Thái Hop, O.P. of Vinh as the first Bishop of Ha Tinh, with the dismemberment of the diocese of Vinh, suffragan of the metropolitan see of Hà Nôi, Vietnam.


Retired: Orlando Beltran Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop Emeritus of Cotabato, Philippines; Pierre Cardinal Nguyên Van Nhon, Archbishop Emeritus of Hà N?i, Viet Nam; Bishop Emmanuel Treveno Cabajar, C.SS.R., Bishop Emeritus of Pagadian, Philippines; Archbishop Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop Emeritus of Medan, Indonesia; Bishop Innayya Chinna Addagatla, Bishop Emeritus of Srikakulam, India.


Resigned: Bishop Edgardo Sarabia Juanich, Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Taytay, Philippines; Bishop Prasad Gallela, Bishop Emeritus of Cuddapah, India.


Ceased: Bishop Prudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M., Apostolic Administrator of Ilagan, Philippines.


Died: Bishop Ireneo Alisla Amantillo, C.SS.R. (83+), Bishop Emeritus of Tandag, Philippines; Bishop Thomas Thennatt, S.A.C. (65+), Bishop of Gwalior, India; Bishop Robert Kerketta, S.D.B., (86+), Bishop Emeritus of Tezpur, India.




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