IN THE CONFERENCES
August - December 2007
Elevated: Archbishop Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, India to Cardinal.
Appointed: Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines; Fr. Julius Sullan Tonel, bishop of Ipil, Philippines; Fr. Crispin Barrete Varquez, bishop of Borongan, Philippines; Archbishop William D'Souza SJ, from bishop of Buxar to archbishop of Patna, India; Fr. Joseph Erumachadath MCBS, bishop of Bhadravathi (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop Gerald John Mathias, from bishop of Simla and Chandigarh to bishop of Lucknow, India; Fr. Julius Dusin Gitom, bishop of Sandakan, Malaysia; Fr. Justin Saw Min Thide, auxiliary bishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Fr. Joseph Dang Duc Ngan, bishop of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Vietnam; Bishop John Hung Shan-chuan SVD, from bishop of Chiayi to archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Succeeded: Bishop Mario Mendoza Peralta, from coadjutor to bishop of Alaminos, Philippines.
Resigned: Bishop Jesus Aputen Cabrera, bishop of Alaminos, Philippines; Bishop Nestor Cariño, bishop of Legazpi, Philippines.
Retired: Archbishop Joseph Cheng Tsai-fai, archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.; Archbishop Benedict John Osta, SJ, archbishop of Patna, India.
Died: Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao (+77), President emeritus Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples; Bishop Benyamin Josef Bria (+51), bishop of Denpasar, Indonesia; Archbishop emeritus Lawrence Khai Saen Phon-on (+79) of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand; Bishop emeritus Joachim Phayao Manisap (+78) of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; Bishop emeritus Peter Sauburo Hirata (+94) of Fukuoka, Japan; Bishop Vicente C. Manuel SVD (+68) Vicar apostolic emeritus of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines; Bishop Ignatius D'Cunha (+83), bishop emeritus of Aurangabad, India; Bishop Juan Nicolasora Nilmar (+92), bishop emeritus of Kalibo, Philippines.
IN THE CONFERENCES
April - July, 2007
Appointed: Father Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovitvanit, bishop of Nakhon Sawan, Thailand; Father Joseph Cusak Sirisut, bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; Father Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono, bishop of Surabaya, Indonesia; Bishop Vincentius Sensi Potokota, from bishop of Maumere to archbishop of Ende, Indonesia; Father Dominikus Saku, bishop of Atambua, Indonesia; Father Ricardo Lingan Baccay, auxiliary bishop of Tuguegarao, Philippines; Msgr. Gilbert A. Garcera, bishop of Daet, Philippines; Father Francisco de Leon, auxiliary bishop of Antipolo, Philippines; Father Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil, auxiliary bishop of Taegu, South Korea; Father Martin Su Yao-wen, bishop of Taichung, Taiwan R.O.C., Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal, from bishop of Muvattupuzha (Malankarese) to archbishop of Tiruvalla (Malankarese), India; Father John Moolachira, bishop of Diphu, India; Bishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, from auxiliary bishop of Delhi to bishop of Jullundur, India; Bishop Andrew Marak, from coadjutor bishop to bishop of Tura, India; Bishop Leo Cornelio, SVD, from bishop of Khandwa to archbishop of Bhopal, India: Father Lourdes Daniel, bishop of Amravati, India; Father Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, OSB, bishop of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.
Succeeded: Archbishop John Choi Young-su, from coadjutor archbishop to archbishop of Taegu, South Korea.
Resigned: Archbishop Paul Ri Moun-hi, archbishop of Taegu, South Korea; Bishop Joseph Nguyên Van Yên, bishop of Phát Diêm, Vietnam.
Retired: Archbishop Paschal Topno, SJ, archbishop of Bhopal, Inida; Bishop Thomas Bhalerao, SJ, bishop of Nashik, India; Bishop William Leonard D'Mello, bishop of Karwar, India; Bishop Patrick Paul D'Souza, bishop of Varanasi, India; Bishop Symphorian Thomas Keeprath, bishop of Jullundur, India; Bishop George Mamalaserry, bishop of Tura, India: Bishop Benjamin J. Almoneda, bishop of Daet, Philippines; Bishop Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D., bishop of Atambua, Indonesia; Bishop Joseph Wang Yu-jung, bishop of Taichung, Taiwan R.O.C.
Died: Archbishop emeritus Marianus Arokiasamy (+79), Madurai, India; Archbishop emeritus Michael Rozario (+81), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bishop emeritus Mathias Kappil (+79), Punalar, India; Bishop emeritus Baptist Mudartha (+95), Allahabad, India; Bishop Augustine Cheong Myong-jo (+72), Pusan, South Korea.
IN THE CONFERENCES
July - December 2006
Appointed: Archbishop Oswald Gracias,
archbishop of Agra to archbishop of Mumbai, India; Father Soundaraj Periyanayagam,
bishop of Vellore, India; Father Thomas Thurutimattam, bishop of Gorakhpur
(Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop Jose Pandaraserry, from auxiliary bishop to
bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Archbishop Dominic Lumon, from coadjutor
archbishop to archbishop of Imphal, India; Bishop Edwin Colaco from bishop of Amravati
to bishop of Aurangabad, India; Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C., from auxiliary bishop
to bishop of Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence
Mendis, from coadjutor to bishop of Chilaw, Sri Lanka; Father Raymond Sumlut Gam,
bishop of Banmaw, Myanmar; Msgr. Janusz Kaleta, from apostolic administrator to bishop
of Atyrau, Kazakhstan; Bishop; Father Thomas Chung An-zu, auxiliary bishop of Taipei,
Taiwan R.O.C.; Bishop Leonardo Yuzon Medroso, from bishop of Borongan to bishop of
Tagbilaran, Philippines; Bishop Sergio L. Utleg, from bishop of Ilagan to bishop of
Laoag, Philippines; Bishop Romulo Geolina Valles, from bishop of Kidapawan to archbishop
of Zamboanga, Philippines.
Resigned: Bishop Ivan Tirak Jayasundera,
bishop-elect of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.
Retired: Bishop Francis Anthony Gomes, bishop of Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Bishop Dominic Kokkat, C.S.T., bishop of Gorakhpur (Syro-Malabarese), India.
Died: Bishop Joseph Nguyên Quang Tuyên
(+61), bishop of Bac Ninh, Vietnam; Bishop Thomas Fernando (+93), bishop
emeritus of Tiruchirapalli, India; Bishop Joseph D'Silva (+74), bishop of
Bellary, India; Archbishop Cecil De Sa (+83), archbishop emeritus of Agra,
India; Archbishop Simeon Anthony Pereira (+78), archbishop emeritus of Karachi,
IN THE CONFERENCES
April - June 2006
Nominated: Father Felix Lian Khen Thang, auxiliary
bishop of Hakha, Myanmar; Father Philip Banchong Chaiyara, bishop
of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand; Father Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri, bishop
of Da Nang, Vietnam; Father George Beluso Rimando, auxiliary bishop
of Davao, Philippines; Bishop Antonio J. Ledesma SJ, from bishop
of Ipil to archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Father Rodolfo
Fontiveros Beltran, vicar apostolic of Bontoc-Lagawe, Philippines;
Bishop Jose Serofia Palma, from bishop of Calbayog to archbishop
of Palo, Philippines; Father Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo, auxiliary
bishop of Manila, Philippines; Father Pablo Siongco David, auxiliary
bishop of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines; Father Nikolaus Messmer,
SJ, apostolic administraor of Kyrgzstan; Fr. Athanasius Schneider,
auxiliary bishop of Kazakhstan; Father John Baptist Lee Keh-mien,
bishop of Hsinchu, Taiwan R.O.C.; Bishop Victor Kindo, from bishop
of Raigarh to bishop of Jashpur, India; Msgr. Paul Toppo, bishop
of Raigarh, India; Bishop Isaac Mar Cleemis Thottunkal, from bishop
to archbishop of Tiruvalla (Malankarese), India; Father Sebastian
Thekethecheril, bishop of Vijayapuram, India
Appointed: Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic
nuncio to Indonesia.
Resigned: Father Aleksandr Kan, SJ, superior of
Kyrgyzstan; Fr. Krysztof Kukulka, OFM, Apostolic administrator of
Uzbekistan; Bishop Joseph Ngûyen Tich Duc, bishop of Ban Mê
Retired: Cardinal Stephen Fumio Hamao, president
of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers; Archbishop
Jesus B. Tuquib, archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Archbishop
Pedro Rosales Dean, archbishop of Palo, Philippines; Bishop Peter
Thuruthikonam, bishop of Vijayapuram, India; Bishop Paul Ngûyen
Binh Tinh, bishop of Da Nang, Vietnam.
Died: Bishop emeritus Sebastian Valloppilly (+94)
of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabarese), India; Archbishop Longinus Da
Cunha (+60) of Ende, Indonesia; Bishop Joseph Hisajiro Matsunaga
(+76), bishop of Fuluoka, Japan.
IN THE CONFERENCES
January - March 2006
Nominated: Bishop John Choi Young-su,
from auxiliary bishop to coadjutor archbishop of Taegu, South Korea;
Fr. Basil Cho Kyu-man, auxiliary bishop of Seoul, South Korea; Fr.
Paul Hwang Cheol-soo, auxiliary bishop of Pusan, South Korea; Bishop
Peter Liu Cheng-chung, from coadjutor bishop to bishop of Kaohsiung,
Taiwan R.O.C.; Fr. John Hung Shan-shuan SVD, bishop of Chiayi, Taiwan
R.O.C.; Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, from archbishop
of Semarang to bishop of the Military Ordinariate, Indonesia; Fr.
Roberto Calara Mallari, auxiliary bishop of San Fernando, Pampanga,
Philippines; Fr. Mario Mendoza Peralta, coadjutor bishop of Alaminos,
Philippines; Bishop Mathew Moolakkattu, from coadjutor bishop to
bishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop John Thomas
Kattrukudiyil, from bishop of Diphu to bishop of Itanagar, India;
Fr. George Pallimparampil, bishop of Miao, India; Msgr. Anthony
Chirayath, as bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), India; Fr. Peter
Machado, bishop of Belgaum, India; Fr. John Barwa, coadjutor bishop
of Rourkela, India; fr. Clement Tirkey, bishop of Jalpaigur, India;
Fr. Vicentius Sensi, bishop of Maumere, Flores Island, East Timor;
Fr. Ivan Tilak Jayasindera, bishop of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka; Bishop
Peter Hla, from bishop of Taunggyi to bishop of Pekhon, Myanmar;
Fr. Martin Tetsuo Hiraga, from administrator and vicar general to
bishop of Sendai, Japan; Fr. Paul Kenjiro Koriyama, bishop of Kagoshima,
Appointed: Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, from
apostolic nuncio to Indonesia and East Timor to secretary of the
Pontifical Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of
the Sacraments: Archbishop Antonio Franco, from apostolic nuncio
to the Philippines to apostolic nuncio to Isarael;
Resigned: Cardinal Julius Riyadi Darmaatmadja,
SJ, as bishop of the Military Ordinariate, Indonesia but remains
as archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia; Bishop Jospeh Pastor Neelankavi,
bishop of Sagar (Syro-Malabarese), India
Retired: Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, SJ,
bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Archbishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry,
archbishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Bishop Paul L?
Dac Trong, auxiliary bishop of Hanoi, Vietnam;
Died: Archbishop emeritus Leobard D'Souza
of Nagpur (+75), India; Bishop Alexander Soetandio Djajasiswaja
(+74), bishop of Bandung, Indonesia:
IN THE CONFERENCES
October - December 2005
Nominated: Bishop Jebalamai Susaimanickam,
from coadjutor bishop to bishop of Sivagangai, India; Fr. Jacinto
Agcaoili Jose, bishop of Urdaneta, Philippines; Fr. Renato Pine
Mayugba, auxiliary bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines; Bishop
Thomas Nguyen Van Tram, from auxiliary bishop of Xuan Loc to bishop
of Ba Ria, Vietnam; Fr. Joseph Vo Duc Minh, coadjutor bishop of
Nha Trang, Vietnam; Fr. Pierre Nguyen Van De, sdb, auxiliary bishop
of Bui Chu, Vietnam.
Elected to Postsynodal Council of Bishops: Cardinal
Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, India; Bishop Joseph Zen
Ze-kiun, sdb bishop of Hong Kong; Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, bishop
of Imus, Philippines.
Retired: Bishop Edward Francis, bishop of Sivagangai,
IN THE CONFERENCES
July - September 2005
Nominated: Archbishop Louis Chamniern
Santisukniram, from bishop of Nakhon Sawan to Archbishop of Thare
& Nonseng, Thailand; Fr. Anthony Allwyn Fernandes Barreto, bishop
of Sindhudurg, India; Fr. Robert Miranda, bishop of Gulbarga, India;
Bishop Oswald Lewsi, from coadjutor bishop of Meerut to bishop of
Jaipur, India; Bishop Paulinus Costa, from bishop of Rajshani to
Archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Msgr. Jose Rojas Jr., auxiliary
bishop of Caceres, Philippines.
Retired: Archbishop Michael Rozario, archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh;
Bishop Salvador T. Modesto, auxiliary bishop of San Carlos, Philippines.
Died: Cardinal Jaime Lachica Sin (+76), archbishop emeritus of Manila, Philippines;
Bishop Thomas Kozhimala (+65), bishop of Bhagalpur, India; Bishop Sylvester Monteiro
(+72), bishop of Aurangabad, India; Bishop Pierre-Jean Trân Xuân Hap (+84), bishop emeritus
of Vinh, Vietnam; Archbishop Dominic Vendragon (+95), archbishop emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
IN THE CONFERENCES
April - June 2005
Nominated: Fr. Bejoy Nocephorus D'Cruze.
Bishop of Khulna, Bangladesh; Fr. Joseph Kariyil, bishop of Punalur,
India; Fr. John Bosco Panya Kirtcharoen, bishop of Ratchaburi, Thailand;
Bishop Paul Nguyen Thanh Hoan, from coadjutor bishop to bishop of
Phan Thiet, Vietnam; Father Francoise Xavier Le Van Hong, auxiliary
bishop of Hue, Vietnam; Bishop Lazarus You Heung-Sik, from coadjutor
bishop to bishop of Taejeon, South Korea; Bishop Nestor C. Carino,
from auxiliary bishop of Daet to bishop of Legazpi, Philippines;
Bishop Artemio L. Rillera, SVD, from bishop of Bangued to bishop
of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines; Father Yvon Ambroise, bishop
of Tuticorin, India; Bishop Malayappan Chinnappa, SDB, from bishop
of Vellore to archbishop of Madras and Mylapore, India; Father Jebalamai
Susaimanickam, coadjutor bishop of Sivagangai, India; Father Jerzy
Maculewicz, OFM Conv., apostolic administrator of Uzbekistan.
Appointed: Msgr. Alberto Bottari de Castello, Apostolic
Nuncio to Japan
Retired: Bishop Michael Artul D'Rozario, bishop of
Khulna, Bangladesh; Bishop Mathias Kappil, bishop of Punalur, India;
Bishop Jose c. Sorra, bishop of Legazpi, Philippines; Bishop Nicholas
Huynh Van Nghi, bishop of Phan Thiet, Vietnam; Bishop Joseph Kyeong
Kap-ryong, bishop of Teajeon, South. Korea; Father Krzysztof Kukulka,
OFM Conv., apostolic administrator of Uzbekistan.
Deceased: Bishop Petrus Malachias van Diepen, OSA,
(+87), bishop emeritus of Mankwari-Sorong, Indonesia; Bishop Vicente
Salgado y Garrucho, (+69), bishop emeritus of Romblon, Philippines.