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Monday, November 14, 2016

A change in one of the four small, active Roman-rite lines (November 13, 2016)

The von Bodman line suffered a loss on November 13, 2016, with the death of Bishop Aloysius Ferdinandus Zichem, C.Ss.R., Bishop emeritus of Paramaribo, Suriname. May he rest in peace.

There are now nine living bishops in the von Bodman line.  The three other small lines remain unchanged.  The de Bovet line has nine living members, the Ravizza line is the smallest with four living members, and the d’Estouteville line is the largest with twenty two living members.

The lists of these bishops can be found in the appropriate lineages in the column to the right.