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 In the Conferences 2019


January - March

Appointed: Fr. Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon as Bishop of Daet, Philippines; Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu, Archbishop of Visakhapatnam as Apostolic Administrator of Srikakulam, India; John Cardinal TONG Hon, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong as Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong, China; Fr. Marvyn Abrea Maceda as Bishop of San Jose de Antique, Philippines; Fr. Stephen Antony Pillai as Bishop of Tuticorin, India; Bishop Oscar Jaime Llaneta Florencio, Apostolic Administrator of Military Ordinariate of the Philippines as Bishop of the same Ordinariate; Fr. Fidelis B. Layog as Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines; Fr. Cosme R. Almedilla as Bishop of Butuan, Philippines; Fr. Leo M. Dalmao, CMF as Prelate of Isabela, Philippines.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Trân Van Toàn of Long Xuyên, Viet Nam as Bishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop Aleixo das Neves Dias, S.F.X., Bishop Emeritus of Port Blair, India; Bishop Yvon Ambroise, Bishop Emeritus of Tuticorin, India; Bishop Laurent Chu Van Minh Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Hà N?i, Vietnam.


Resigned: Bishop Joseph Trân Xuân Tiéu, Bishop Emeritus of Long Xuyên, Viet Nam.


Died: Bishop Michael YEUNG Ming-cheung, (72+), Bishop of Hong Kong, China; Bishop Charles Soreng, S.J., (84+), Bishop Emeritus of Hazaribag, India; Bishop Dinualdo Destajo Gutierrez, (79+), Bishop Emeritus of Marbel, Philippines; Bishop Nicolas Mollenedo Mondejar, (94+), Bishop Emeritus of San Carlos, Philippines.


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April - June

Appointed: Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok, Auxiliary Bishop of Busan, South Korea as Bishop of the same diocese; Fr. Marco Tin Win as Archbishop of Mandalay, Myanmar; Bishop Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Karwar, India as Bishop of Belgaum, India; Bishop Dennis Cabanada Villarojo, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu, Philippines as Bishop of Malolos, Philippines; Bishop Shyamal Bose as Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur, India; Fr. Peter Michiaki Nakamura as Auxiliary Bishop of Nagasaki, Japan; Fr. Joseph Thykkattil as Bishop of Gwalior, India; Fr. Vasyl Hovera as Apostolic Administrator of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Faithful of Byzantine Rite; Fr. Roberto Orendain Gaa as Bishop of Novaliches, Philippines; Fr. Jose R. Repadas III as Bishop of Iligan, Philippines; Bishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi, India as Apostolic Administrator of Jamshedpur, India; Fr. Indrias Rehmat as Bishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan.


Succeeded: Bishop Samuel Irenios Kattukallil, Coadjutor Bishop of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankara), India as Bishop of the same diocese; Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil, Coadjutor Bishop of Muvattupuzha (Syro-Malankara), India as Bishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus of Krishnagar, India; Archbishop Nicholas Mang Thang, Archbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar; Bishop Antonio Realubin Tobias, Bishop Emeritus of Novaliches, Philippines; Bishop Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor, Bishop Emeritus of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankara), India; Bishop Abraham Youlios Kackanatt, Bishop Emeritus of Muvattupuzha (Syro-Malankara), India.


Resigned: Bishop Dominic Ryoji Miyahara, Bishop Emeritus of Fukuoka, Japan.


Died: Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M., (65+), Bishop of Balasore, India; Bishop Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel, (91+), Bishop Emeritus of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankara), India; Bishop Carlito Joaquin Cenzon, C.I.C.M., (80+), Bishop Emeritus of Baguio, Philippines.


July - September



His Eminence Ignatius Cardinal Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo


Created Cardinal: Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia.


Appointed: Fr. Midyphil B. Billones as Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu, Philippines; Fr. Vijaya Kumar Rayarala, P.I.M.E. as Bishop of Srikakulam, India; Bishop John Philip Saklil (?), Bishop of Timika, as Apostolic Administrator of Merauke, Indonesia; Bishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C., Bishop of Amboina as Apostolic Administrator of Merauke, Indonesia; Bishop Sebastian Adayanthrath as Bishop of Mandya (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Antony Kariyil, C.M.I., Bishop of Mandya (Syro-Malabar) as Archiepiscopal Vicar of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), India; Fr. Vincent Nellaiparambil as Bishop of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Jose Puthenveettil, Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar), as Auxiliary Bishop of Faridabad (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, S.D.B. as Archbishop of Díli, Timor-Leste.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop Dominic Nguyên Van Manh of Đà L?t, Viet Nam as bishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop John Vadakel, C.M.I. as Bishop Emeritus of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Antoine Vu Huy Chuong as Bishop Emeritus of Đà L?t, Viet Nam.


Ceased: Bishop Honesto Flores Ongtioco, Bishop of Cubao, as Apostolic Administrator of Malolos, Philippines; Bishop Severo Cagátan Caérmare, Bishop of Dipolog, as Apostolic Administrator of Iligan, Philippines; Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu, Archbishop of Visakhapatnam, as Apostolic Administrator of Srikakulam, India


Died: Bishop John Philip Saklil, (59+), Bishop of Timika, Indonesia; Archbishop Jesus Balaso Tuquib, (89+), Archbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.


October - December



His Eminence Luis Antonio Gokim Cardinal Tagle

Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples


Appointed: Fr. Jose Alan V. Dialogo as Bishop of Sorsogon, Philippines; Archbishop Ricardo Lingan Baccay, Bishop of Alaminos, as Archbishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines; Fr. Lucas Dau Ze Jeimphaung, S.D.B. as Coadjutor Bishop of Lashio, Myanmar; Archbishop Joseph Nguyên Nang, Bishop of Phát Di?m as Archbishop of Thành-Phô H? Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam; Fr. Siprianus Hormat as Bishop of Ruteng, Indonesia; Fr. Antonysamy Savarimuthu as Bishop of Palayamkottai, India; Bishop Thomas Antonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., Apostolic Exarch of Saint Ephrem of Khadki (Syro-Malankara), as Bishop of Eparchy of Saint Ephrem of Khadki (Syro-Malankara), India; Bishop Joseph D? M?nh Hùng, Auxiliary Bishop of Thành-Phô H? Chí Minh, as Bishop of Phan Thi?t, VietNam.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop James Raphael Anaparambil of Alleppey, India as bishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Bishop Stephen Athipozhiyil as Bishop Emeritus of Alleppey, India; Bishop Arturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D. as Bishop Emeritus of Sorsogon, Philippines; Archbishop Sergio Lasam Utleg as Archbishop Emeritus of Tuguegarao, Philippines.


Ceased: Bishop Thomas Nguyên Van Trâm, Bishop Emeritus of Bà R?a, as Apostolic Administrator of Phan Thi?t VietNam.


Died: Bishop John Baptist Sequeira, (89+), Bishop Emeritus of Chikmagalur, India; Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B., (68+), Archbishop of Shillong, India; Bishop Antony Devotta, (76+), Bishop Emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India; Bishop Martinus Dogma Situmorang, O.F.M. Cap., (73+), Bishop of Padang, Indonesia; Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B, (84+), Bishop Emeritus of Dharmapuri, India.


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