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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.


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