Eido Tai Shimano was born in 1932 and died in 2018. He was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist Roshi. Shimano was the founding abbot of the New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji monastery in the Catskill mountains of New York, Eido Tai Shimanowas forced to resign from that position of 40 ..
Jean-Guy Hamelin was born on October 8, 1925, and died on March 1, 2018. He was a Canadian Roman Catholic bishop. Jean-Guy Hamelin was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1949. He was appointed the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rouyn-Noranda, Canada on November 29, 1973. The Diocese retired on November 30, ..
Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya was born Subramanyam Mahadeva on 18 July 1935 and died on 28 February 2018. He was the 69th Shankaracharya Guru and head or pontiff (Pïțhādhipati) of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. He was nominated by his predecessor, Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, as his successor and was given the pontifical title Sri Jayendra ..
Joseph Danlami Bagobiri was born 8 November 1957 and died on 27 February 2018. He was a Nigerian Roman Catholic bishop. Joseph Bagobiri ordained to the priesthood in 1983. He served as bishop of Kafanchan from 1995 until his death in 2018. Joseph Bagobiri passed away at 60 ..
Óscar Julio Vian Morales was born on 18 October 1947 and died on 24 February 2018. He was archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala. He was initially appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on 2 October 2010 until his death from cancer. Before that, he served as archbishop of Los Altos in Guatemala. Morales ..
Mariadas Kagithapu was born on 7 September 1936 and died on 26 February 2018. He was a Roman Catholic archbishop. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1961. He was appointed the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Guntur, India, from1974 to 1982. After which he became the bishop of the Diocese of Visakhapatnam ..
Shmuel Auerbach was born on born September 21, 1931 and died on February 24, 2018. He was a prominent Haredi rabbi in Jerusalem, Israel. Auerbach was regarded as a leading non-Hasidic Lithuanian posek (halachic authority) for many Haredi Jews in Israel and was a respected authority for Jews worldwide. Auerbach was the rosh yeshiva of ..
Jesus Y. Varela was born on December 18, 1927 and died on February 23, 2018. He was a Filipino prelate of the Catholic Church. Varela became the Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sorsogon on his retirement on April 16, 2003. Varela was appointed bishop of Sorsogon on November 27, 1980 Prior to ..
Óscar Julio Vian Morales was born on 18 October 1947 and died on 24 February 2018. He was archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala from his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 2 October 2010 until his death from cancer. Previously, he had served as archbishop of Los Altos in Guatemala. Morales was ..
The Ven. Edward Matheson Norfolk was born on September 29, 1921 and died on July 22, 2017. He was the Archdeacon of St Albans in the Church of England from 1982 until 1987. He was educated at Latymer Upper School and the University of Leeds. Norfolk was ordained in 1947 and began his career with ..