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 In the Conferences 2013




 

January - March

 

Appointed: Fr. George Madathikandathil as Bishop of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese), India; Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino, Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh as Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia and to East Timor and as apostolic delegate to Brunei; Bishop Buenaventura Malayo Famadico, Bishop of Gumaca as Bishop of San Pablo, Philippines; Bishop Ignatius Menezes, Bishop Emeritus of Ajmer as Apostolic Administrator of Allahabad, India; Msgr. Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, as Auxiliary Bishop of Xuân Lôc, Viêt Nam.

 

 

Resigned: Bishop Leo Murphy Drona, S.D.B. as Bishop of San Pablo, Philippines; Bishop Deogracias S. Iiguez, Jr. as Bishop of Kalookan, Philippines; Bishop Isidore Fernandes as Bishop of Allahabad, India Retired: Bishop George Punnakottil, Bishop Emeritus of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese).


Died: Bishop Jacques Nguyn Van Mu, (99+) Bishop Emeritus of Vinh Long, Vit Nam; Bishop Anthony Theodore Lobo, (75+) Bishop Emeritus of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan

 

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April -June

 

Appointed: Bishop Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista, Bishop of Boac as Bishop of Imus, Philippines; Fr. Udumala Bala Showreddy as Bishop of Warangal, India; Fr. Savio Dominic Fernandes and Fr. John Rodrigues as Auxiliaries for the Archdiocese of Bombay, India; Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Auxiliary of Delhi as Bishop of Jullundur, India; Fr. Jaya Rao Polimera as Bishop of Eluru, India; Fr. Alphonse Nguyen Huu Long, P.S.S., as Auxiliary of the Diocese of Hung Hoa, Vietnam; Fr. Pierre Nguyen Van Vien as Auxiliary of the Diocese of Vinh, Vietnam; Fr. Bernard Taiji Katsuya as Bishop of Sapporo, Japan.

 

 

Succeeded: Coadjutor William Goh Seng Chye to Archbishop of Singapore.

 

Retired: Archbishop Nicholas Chia Yeck Joo, Archbishop Emeritus of Singapore.


Died: Bishop Peter Michael Chenaparampil (+83), Bishop Emeritus of Alleppey, India

 

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July- September

 

Appointed:

Bishop Victor Henry Thakur, Bishop of Bettiah as Archbishop of Raipur, India; Msgr Joseph Arshad, Nunciature Counsellor to the Apostolic Nunciature in Bosnia-Herzegovina as Bishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan; Archbishop George Kocherry, Apostolic Nuncio of Zimbabwe as Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh; Fr. Joseph Kollamparampil, C.M.I., as Bishop of the eparchy of Jagdalpur of the Syro-Malabars, India; Fr. Yohanes Harun Yuwono as  Bishop of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia; Fr. Kishore Kumar Kujur as Bishop of Rourkela, India; Fr. Paul Mattekatt as Bishop of Diphu, India; Fr. Niranjan Sual Singh as Bishop of Sambalpur, India; Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada, Archbishop of Tokyo, Japan also as Apostolic administrator of Saitama, Japan; Bishop Jose Putheveettil, Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulum-Anganaly (Syro-Malabarese) and also Bishop of Rusubbicari, India; Bishop Gerardo A. Alminaza, Auxiliary Bishop of Jaro as Bishop of San Carlos, Philippines; Fr. Pedro Ramiro Lopez, I.V.E., as the ecclesiastical Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Tajikistan; Bishop Julito B. Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu as Bishop of Dumaguete, Philippines; Bishop Paul Bui Van Doc, Bishop of My Tho as Coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh and also as Apostolic Administrator of My Tho Vietnam.

 

 

Succeeded:

Bishop Thomas Vu Dinh Hieu, Coadjutor Bishop of Bùi Chu to Bishop of Bùi Chu, Vietnam.

 

Retired: Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel, Archbishop Emeritus of Raipur, India; Bishop Simon Stock Palathara, Bishop Emeritus of the eparchy of Jagdalpur of the Syro-Malabars, India; Bishop Lukas Kerketta, S.V.D., Bishop Emeritus of Sambalpur, India; Bishop Marcellino Daiji Tani, Bishop Emeritus of Saitama, Japan.


Died: Bishop Francois Xavier Nguyen Quang Sach (+88), Bishop Emeritus of Da Nang, Viet Nam; Archbishop Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F. (+64), Archbishop of Samarinda, Indonesia; Simon Ignatius Cardinal Pimenta (+93), Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India;  Bishop Joseph Hoang Van Tiem, S.D.B. (+74), Bishop of Bùi Chu, Vietnam; Bishop Thomas Nguyen Van Tan (+72), Bishop of Vinh Long, Vietnam.

 

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October-December

 

Appointed:

Fr. Narciso Villaver Abellana, M.S.C. as Bishop of Romblon, Philippines; Bishop Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of Varanasi as Bishop of Allahabad, India; Msgr. Lucius Hre Kung as Bishop of Hakha, Myanmar;Rev. Fr. Richard Ng as Bishop of Miri, Malaysia; Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, Auxiliary Bishop of Lahore as Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan; Fr. Paskalis Bruno Syukur, O.F.M., as Bishop of Bogor, Indonesia; Fr. Simon Kaipuram, C.M., as Bishop of Balasore, India; Fr. Peter Abir Antonisamy as Bishop of Sultanpet, India; Bishop Marlo M. Peralta, Bishop of Alaminos as Archbishop of Nueva Segovia, Philippines; Fr. Timothy Yu Gyoung-Chon as Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea; Fr. Peter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D., as Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea.

 

Retired: Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin, Bishop Emeritus of Miri, Malaysia; Bishop Cosmas Michael Angkur, O.F.M., Bishop Emeritus of Bogor, Indonesia; Bishop Thomas Thiruthalil, C.M., Bishop Emeritus of Balasore, India; Archbishop Murphy Nicholas Xavier Pakiam, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Archbishop Ernesto A. Salgado, Archbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia, Philippines.


Died: Bishop Maximiano Tuazon Cruz (+90), Bishop Emeritus of Calbayog, Philippines; Archbishop Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo (+78), Archbishop Emeritus of Capiz, Philippines.

 

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