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 In the Conferences 2020


January - March

Appointed: Bishop Fidelis Bautista Layog, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan as Apostolic Administrator of Alaminos, Philippines; Bishop Peter Kochupuruckal, Auxiliary Bishop of Palghat (Syro-Malabar), as Titular Bishop of Lares; Bishop Jose Pulickal, Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), as Bishop of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, Philippines as Apostolic Administrator of the same archdiocese; Fr. Jose Chirackal as Auxiliary Bishop of Tura, India; Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj, Bishop of Dharmapuri, India as Apostolic Administrator of Salem, India; Fr. Moises M. Cuevas as Auxiliary Bishop of Zamboanga, Philippines.


Retired: Archbishop Pierre Nguyn Van Tot, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sri Lanka; Bishop Mathew Arackal, Bishop Emeritus of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Martin Tetsuo Hiraga Bishop Emeritus of Sendai, Japan.


Resigned: Bishop Singaroyan Sebastianappan as Bishop Emeritus of Salem, India.


Ceased: Bishop Silvester Tung Kiem San, Bishop of Denpasar, as Apostolic Administrator of Ruteng, Indonesia.


Died: Bishop William John McNaughton, M.M., (93+), Bishop Emeritus of Incheon, South Korea; Bishop Peter Louis Cak, (68+), Bishop of Kengtung, Myanmar; Bishop Valerian D'Souza, (86+), Bishop Emeritus of Poona, India; Bishop Soundaraj Periyanayagam, S.D.B., (70+), Bishop of Vellore, India.


April - June

Appointed: Fr. Giorgio Marengo, I.M.C. as Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Fr. Charlie Malapitan Inzon, O.M.I. as Vicar Apostolic of Jolo, Philippines; Bishop Josep Maria Abella Batlle, C.M.F., Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka, as Bishop of Fukuoka, Japan; Fr. Anthony Weradet Chaiseri as Archbishop of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand; Bishop Thomas Chung An-zu, Bishop of Kiayi, Taiwan, as Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan; Fr. Paul Daisuke Narui, S.V.D. as Bishop of Niigata, Japan; Archbishop Antony Pappusamy, Archbishop of Madurai, as Apostolic Administrator of Kuzhithurai, India; Archbishop Brian Udaigwe as Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka; Archbishop Jos Araneta Cabantan, Bishop of Malaybalay, as Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Fr. John Saw Gawdy as Coadjutor Bishop of Taungngu, Myanmar.


Succeeded: Bishop Shyamal Bose, Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur, India, as Bishop of the same Diocese; Bishop Lucas Jeimphaung Dau Ze, S.D.B., Coadjutor Bishop of Lashio, Myanmar, as Bishop of the same Diocese


Retired: Bishop Salvadore Lobo, Bishop Emeritus of Baruipur, India; Bishop Cyprian Monis, Bishop Emeritus of Asansol, India; Archbishop Louis Chamniern Santisukniram, Archbishop Emeritus of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand; Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan, S.V.D., Archbishop Emeritus of Taipei, Taiwan; Archbishop Antonio Javellana Ledesma, S.J., Archbishop Emeritus of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Bishop Philip Lasap Za Hawng Bishop Emeritus of Lashio, Myanmar.


Resigned: Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel, S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus of Kuzhithurai, India.


Died: Archbishop Nicholas Marcus Fernando, (87+), Archbishop Emeritus of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil, (77+), Bishop Emeritus of Idukki (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Pierre-Antoine-Jean Bach, M.E.P., (87+), Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Savannakhet, Laos; Bishop Julianus Kemo Sunarko, S.J., (78+), Bishop Emeritus of Purwokerto, Indonesia.



July - September

Appointed: Fr. Anton Ranjith Pillainayagam as Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Fr. Gheevarghese (George) Kurisummoottil as Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India; Bishop Pierre Nguyn Van Vin, Auxiliary Bishop of Vinh, as Apostolic Administrator of Hung Ha, Viet Nam; Archbishop Charles John Brown as Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines; Archbishop Wojciech Zaluski as Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia and Timor-Leste, and as Apostolic Delegate to Brunei Darussalam; Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D'Cruze, O.M.I., of Sylhet, as Archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Retired: Bishop Jean Marie Vu T?t, Bishop Emeritus of Hung Ha, Viet Nam; His Eminence Patrick Cardinal D'Rozario, C.S.C., Archbishop Emeritus of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Ceased: Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D. as Apostolic Administrator of Niigata, Japan.


Died: Archbishop Moses Montu Costa, C.S.C., (+69), Archbishop of Chattogram, Bangladesh; Bishop Manuel Cruz Sobrevias, (96+), Bishop Emeritus of Imus, Philippines; Bishop John of the Cross Chang-yik, (86+), Bishop Emeritus of Ch'unch'on, South Korea; Archbishop Oscar Valero Cruz, (85+), Archbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines; Bishop Paul Chittilapilly, (86+), Bishop Emeritus of Thamarasserry (Syro-Malabar), India; Archbishop Joseph Chennoth, (76+), Apostolic Nuncio to Japan.



October - December



His Eminence Jose Fuerte Cardinal Advincula and His Eminence Cornelius Cardinal Sim


Created Cardinals: Archbishop Jose Fuerte Advincula, Archbishop of Capiz, Philippines; Bishop Cornelius Sim, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei, Brunei Darussalam.


Appointed: Fr. Noel Saw Naw Aye as Auxiliary Bishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Archbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C. as Archbishop of Merauke, Indonesia; Fr. John Lee Juo-Wang as Bishop of Tainan, Taiwan; Archbishop Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of Allahabad as Archbishop of Agra, India; Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, S.D.B., Archbishop of Yangon, as Apostolic Administrator of Myitkyina, Myanmar; Archbishop Anthony Poola, as Archbishop of Hyderabad, India; Fr. Simon Kim Ju-young as Bishop of Ch'unch'on, South Korea; Fr. Stephanus Han Jung Hyun as Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon, South Korea; Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh as Archbishop of Shillong, India.


Succeeded: Coadjutor Bishop Pius Moon Chang-woo of Cheju, South Korea as Bishop of the same diocese; Coadjutor Archbishop Sebastian Kallupura of Patna, India as Archbishop of the same diocese.


Retired: Archbishop Nicolaus Adi Seputra, M.S.C., Archbishop Emeritus of Merauke, Indonesia; Archbishop Albert D'Souza, Archbishop Emeritus of Agra, India; Bishop Bosco Lin Chi-nan, Bishop Emeritus of Tainan, Taiwan; Bishop Francis Daw Tang, Bishop Emeritus of Myitkyina, Myanmar; Archbishop Thumma Bala, Archbishop Emeritus of Hyderabad, India; Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe, Bishop Emeritus of Ch'unch'on, South Korea; Bishop Peter Kang U-il, Bishop Emeritus of Cheju, South Korea.


Resigned: Archbishop William D'Souza, S.J., Archbishop Emeritus of Patna, India.


Elected: Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D'Cruze, O.M.I., Archbishop of Dhaka, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh; Bishop Matthias RI Iong-hoon, Bishop of Suwon, President of Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea; His Eminence Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar.


Died: Archbishop Paul Zingtung Grawng (82+), Archbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar; His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez (88+), Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Archbishop Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap. (79+), Archbishop Emeritus of Medan, Indonesia; Bishop Victor Gnanapragasam, O.M.I. (80+), Vicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan; Bishop Stephen Tjephe (65+), Bishop of Loikaw, Myanmar; Bishop Joseph Kyeong Kap-ryong (90+), Bishop Emeritus of Daejeon, South Korea; Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada (79+), Archbishop Emeritus of Tokyo, Japan; Bishop Paul Sueo Hamaguchi (72+), Bishop of Oita, Japan.


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