17 December 2010

15 December 2010

Erected: Diocese of Camaçari, Brazil; Petrini named Bishop

The Diocese of Camaçari, Brazil was erected with territory taken from the Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia.

Bishop João Carlos Petrini was named its first bishop. He had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia.

Menezes da Silva named Barreiras Bishop

Bishop Josafá Menezes da Silva was named Bishop of Barreiras, Baia, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Ricardo José Weberberger, O.S.B. in August 2010.

Bishop Menezes da Silva had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia.

Espinoza Jiménez named Morelia Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Juan Espinoza Jiménez was named Auxiliary Bishop of Morelia, Michoacán, México and titular bishop of Arpi.

Errázuriz Ossa retired, Ezzati Andrello named Santiago de Chile Archbishop

Francisco Javier Cardinal Errázuriz Ossa retired and Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. was named Archbishop of Santiago de Chile.

Archbishop Ezzati Andrello had been serving as Archbishop of Concepción (Santissima Concezione).

Ciattini named Massa Marittima-Piombino Bishop

Bishop-elect Carlo Ciattini was named Bishop of Massa Marittima-Piombino, Italy.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Giovanni Santucci was named Bishop of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli in May 2010.

Gilmore resigned, Brungardt named Dodge City Bishop

Bishop Ronald Michael Gilmore resigned and Bishop-elect John B. Brungardt was named Bishop of Dodge City, Kansas, USA.

11 December 2010

Random Cardinal Charts III

So I had a chance to mess with my databases today and I updated the charts about the College of Cardinals.

The Charts (Warning: PDF format)

The charts are:
  • Number of Cardinals (1585-2020, 1915-2020, and 1965-2020)
  • Average Age (1585-2020, 1915-2020, and 1965-2020)

Chiarinelli retired, Fumagalli named Viterbo Bishop

Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli retired and Bishop Lino Fumagalli was named Bishop of Viterbo, Italy.

Bishop Fumagalli had been serving as Bishop of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto.

07 December 2010

Rojas López named Tabasco Bishop

Bishop Gerardo de Jesús Rojas López was named Bishop of Tabasco, México.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Benjamín Castillo Plascencia was named Bishop of Celaya in April 2010.

Bishop Rojas López had been serving as Bishop of Nuevo Casas Grandes.

05 December 2010

Bishop Steinbock died

Bishop John Thomas Steinbock, Bishop of Fresno, California, USA, has died.

He was 73 years old and had served as a priest for 47 years and a bishop for 26 years.

May he rest in peace.

01 December 2010

A Gathering in Rome

For those in Rome - I'm planning on having a small gathering tomorrow (Thursday) evening for those interested in the website. If you are interested, please send me feedback or an email and I can get you the details.

Smith retired, O’Connell succeeded as Trenton Bishop

Bishop John Mortimer Fourette Smith retired and Bishop David Michael O’Connell, C.M. succeeded as Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey, USA.

Bishop O’Connell had been serving as Coadjutor of the same diocese.

Hermann retired, Rice named St. Louis Auxiliary

Bishop Robert Joseph Hermann retired and Bishop-elect Edward M. Rice was named Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA and titular bishop of Sufes.

Songasonga Mwitwa resigned, Tafunga Mbayo succeeded as Lubumbashi Archbishop

Archbishop Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa resigned and Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. succeeded as Archbishop of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.).

Archbishop Tafunga Mbayo had been serving as Coadjutor Archbishop of the same archdiocese.

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