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, Pakistan.




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 Thuôt, Vietnam.

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, Japan


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, India




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.


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