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Vacant Sees

Circumscriptions
(226, 80 with apostolic administrator)
TypeVacant
sinceDescending
Last OrdinaryApostolic
Administrator
BrazilTeófilo Otoni, BrazilDiocese2017.09.20Bishop Aloísio Jorge Pena Vitral (62)Bishop Aloísio Jorge Pena Vitral (62) (transferred)
GermanyWürzburg, GermanyDiocese2017.09.18Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann (75)Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann (75) (resigned)
CanadaMacKenzie–Fort Smith, CanadaDiocese2017.09.12Bishop Mark Hagemoen (56)Bishop Mark Hagemoen (56) (transferred)
PortugalPorto, PortugalDiocese2017.09.11Bishop António Francisco dos Santos (died)
GermanyHildesheim, GermanyDiocese2017.09.09Bishop Norbert Trelle (75)Bishop Norbert Trelle (75) (resigned)
South AfricaAliwal, South AfricaDiocese2017.09.01Bishop Michael Wüstenberg (63)Bishop Michael Wüstenberg (63) (resigned)Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I. (60)Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I. (60)
USARichmond, USADiocese2017.08.17Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo (died)
ChinaXinjiang 新疆, ChinaApostolic Prefecture2017.08.14Bishop Paul Xie Ting-zhe (謝庭哲) (died)
BotswanaGaborone, BotswanaDiocese2017.08.09Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane (50)Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane (50) (resigned)Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (68)Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (68)
CanadaMar Addai of Toronto (Chaldean Rite), CanadaDiocese2017.08.09Bishop Emmanuel Hana Shaleta (60)Bishop Emmanuel Hana Shaleta (60) (transferred)Bishop Frank Kalabat (47)Bishop Frank Kalabat (47)
UruguayTacuarembó, UruguayDiocese2017.08.08Bishop Julio César Bonino Bonino (died)
SenegalTambacounda, SenegalDiocese2017.08.05Bishop Jean-Noël Diouf (70)Bishop Jean-Noël Diouf (70) (resigned)Bishop Jean-Pierre Bassène (66)Bishop Jean-Pierre Bassène (66)
BoliviaCamiri, BoliviaApostolic Vicariate2017.08.02Bishop Francisco Focardi Mazzocchi, O.F.M. (68)Bishop Francisco Focardi Mazzocchi, O.F.M. (68) (resigned)Fr. Jesús Galeote, O.F.M. (65)Fr. Jesús Galeote, O.F.M. (65)
FranceChartres, FranceDiocese2017.08.01Bishop Michel Pansard (62)Bishop Michel Pansard (62) (transferred)
ArgentinaOrán, ArgentinaDiocese2017.08.01Bishop Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta (53)Bishop Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta (53) (resigned)Archbishop Andrés Stanovnik, O.F.M. Cap. (67)Archbishop Andrés Stanovnik, O.F.M. Cap. (67)
ItalyPalestrina, ItalyDiocese2017.07.31Bishop Domenico Sigalini (75)Bishop Domenico Sigalini (75) (resigned)Bishop Mauro Parmeggiani (56)Bishop Mauro Parmeggiani (56)
ItalyTrani–Barletta–Bisceglie, ItalyArchdiocese2017.07.26Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri (died)
NamibiaKeetmanshoop, NamibiaDiocese2017.07.21Bishop Philipp Pöllitzer, O.M.I. (77)Bishop Philipp Pöllitzer, O.M.I. (77) (resigned)
ItalySulmona–Valva, ItalyDiocese2017.07.14Archbishop Angelo Spina (62)Archbishop Angelo Spina (62) (transferred)
BrazilPetrolina, BrazilDiocese2017.07.12Bishop Manoel dos Reis de Farias (71)Bishop Manoel dos Reis de Farias (71) (resigned)
BrazilCarolina, BrazilDiocese2017.07.05Bishop José Soares Filho, O.F.M. Cap. (61)Bishop José Soares Filho, O.F.M. Cap. (61) (resigned)
MexicoTapachula, MexicoDiocese2017.06.30Archbishop Leopoldo González González (66)Archbishop Leopoldo González González (66) (transferred)
ParaguayVillarrica, ParaguayDiocese2017.06.29Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (62)Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (62) (transferred)
PhilippinesMilitary Ordinariate of the Philippines, PhilippinesMilitary Ordinariate2017.06.17Bishop Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumulak (died)Bishop Oscar Jaime Llaneta Florencio (51)Bishop Oscar Jaime Llaneta Florencio (51)
PhilippinesSan Fernando de La Union, PhilippinesDiocese2017.06.17Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran (died)
ColombiaIstmina–Tadó, ColombiaDiocese2017.06.15Bishop Julio Hernando García Peláez (59)Bishop Julio Hernando García Peláez (59) (transferred)
BrazilParanavaí, BrazilDiocese2017.06.14Archbishop Geremias Steinmetz (52)Archbishop Geremias Steinmetz (52) (transferred)
USAEvansville, USADiocese2017.06.13Archbishop Charles Coleman Thompson (56)Archbishop Charles Coleman Thompson (56) (transferred)
ChinaJining 集寧, ChinaDiocese2017.06.09Bishop John Liu Shi-gong (劉世功) (died)
ChileValdivia, ChileDiocese2017.06.08Archbishop Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina (60)Archbishop Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina (60) (transferred)
USANashville, USADiocese2017.06.03Bishop David Raymond Choby (died)
CameroonBafia, CameroonDiocese2017.05.31Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Bala (died)Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome (48)Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome (48)
KenyaKitui, KenyaDiocese2017.04.23Archbishop Anthony Muheria (54)Archbishop Anthony Muheria (54) (transferred)
BrazilCaxias do Maranhão, BrazilDiocese2017.04.19Bishop Vilson Basso, S.C.I. (57)Bishop Vilson Basso, S.C.I. (57) (transferred)
BrazilSão José dos Pinhais, BrazilDiocese2017.04.19Bishop Francisco Carlos Bach (63)Bishop Francisco Carlos Bach (63) (transferred)
MozambiqueTete, MozambiqueDiocese2017.04.11Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (57)Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (57) (transferred)Fr. Sandro Faedi, I.M.C. (70)Fr. Sandro Faedi, I.M.C. (70)
FranceAire et Dax, FranceDiocese2017.04.06Bishop Hervé Gaschignard (58)Bishop Hervé Gaschignard (58) (resigned)Bishop Bernard Louis Marie Charrier (79)Bishop Bernard Louis Marie Charrier (79)
GhanaDonkorkrom, GhanaApostolic Vicariate2017.03.16Bishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D. (61)Bishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D. (61) (transferred)
BrazilCampina Grande, BrazilDiocese2017.03.08Archbishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap. (63)Archbishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap. (63) (transferred)
South SudanWau, South SudanDiocese2017.03.06Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak (died)
VietnamPhan Thiêt, VietnamDiocese2017.03.01Bishop Joseph Vũ Duy Thống (died)
PhilippinesIlagan, PhilippinesDiocese2017.02.25Bishop Joseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Bishop Joseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap. (72) (resigned)
MadagascarTsiroanomandidy, MadagascarDiocese2017.02.08Bishop Gustavo Bombin Espino, O.SS.T. (56)Bishop Gustavo Bombin Espino, O.SS.T. (56) (transferred)
PhilippinesDaet, PhilippinesDiocese2017.02.02Archbishop Gilbert A. Garcera (58)Archbishop Gilbert A. Garcera (58) (transferred)
Puerto RicoFajardo–Humacao, Puerto RicoDiocese2017.02.02Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales (64)Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales (64) (transferred)
LaosVientiane, LaosApostolic Vicariate2017.02.02Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. (74)Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. (74) (resigned)Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D. (73)Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D. (73)
BrazilTeixeira de Freitas–Caravelas, BrazilDiocese2017.02.01Bishop Carlos Alberto dos Santos (61)Bishop Carlos Alberto dos Santos (61) (transferred)
EgyptGuizeh (Coptic Rite), EgyptDiocese2017.01.23Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina (62)Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina (62) (resigned)Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (62)Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (62)
KenyaMilitary Ordinariate of Kenya, KenyaMilitary Ordinariate2016.12.30Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (60)Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (60) (resigned)Msgr. Benjamin Kituto MaswiliMsgr. Benjamin Kituto Maswili
IndonesiaPurwokerto, IndonesiaDiocese2016.12.29Bishop Julianus Kemo Sunarko, S.J. (75)Bishop Julianus Kemo Sunarko, S.J. (75) (resigned)
AlgeriaConstantine, AlgeriaDiocese2016.12.24Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (73)Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (73) (transferred)
PeruYurimaguas, PeruApostolic Vicariate2016.12.17Bishop José Luis Astigarraga Lizarralde, C.P. (resigned)Fr. Jesús María Aristín Seco, C.P.Fr. Jesús María Aristín Seco, C.P.
CubaGuantánamo–Baracoa, CubaDiocese2016.12.06Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estévez (66)Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estévez (66) (transferred)
BrazilLages, BrazilDiocese2016.11.30Bishop Irineu Andreassa, O.F.M. (67)Bishop Irineu Andreassa, O.F.M. (67) (transferred)
Congo-KinshasaBokungu–Ikela, Congo-KinshasaDiocese2016.11.12Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (57)Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (57) (transferred)Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (57)Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (57)
VietnamThanh Hoá, VietnamDiocese2016.10.29Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh (67)Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh (67) (transferred)Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh (67)Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh (67)
Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands, Falkland IslandsApostolic Prefecture2016.10.26Fr. Michael Bernard McPartland, S.M.A. (resigned)Fr. Hugh Allan, O. Praem.Fr. Hugh Allan, O. Praem.
CameroonBatouri, CameroonDiocese2016.10.22Archbishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo, C.I.C.M. (53)Archbishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo, C.I.C.M. (53) (transferred)
PakistanIslamabad–Rawalpindi, PakistanDiocese2016.10.17Bishop Rufin Anthony (died)Bishop Joseph Arshad (53)Bishop Joseph Arshad (53)
IndiaNongstoin, IndiaDiocese2016.10.15Bishop Victor Lyngdoh (61)Bishop Victor Lyngdoh (61) (transferred)Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B. (66)Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B. (66)
PhilippinesIsabela, PhilippinesTerritorial Prelature2016.10.04Archbishop Martin S. Jumoad (60)Archbishop Martin S. Jumoad (60) (transferred)
IrelandClogher, IrelandDiocese2016.10.01Bishop Liam Seán MacDaid (72)Bishop Liam Seán MacDaid (72) (resigned)
ChinaLinhai 臨海, ChinaDiocese2016.09.25Bishop Anthony Xu Ji-wei (徐吉偉) (died)
MaliMopti, MaliDiocese2016.09.22Bishop Georges Fonghoro (died)
AustraliaWagga Wagga, AustraliaDiocese2016.09.12Bishop Gerard Joseph Hanna (75)Bishop Gerard Joseph Hanna (75) (resigned)Archbishop Christopher Charles Prowse (63)Archbishop Christopher Charles Prowse (63)
ChadSarh, ChadDiocese2016.08.20Archbishop Goetbe Edmond Djitangar (64)Archbishop Goetbe Edmond Djitangar (64) (transferred)
Burkina FasoDédougou, Burkina FasoDiocese2016.08.19Bishop Judes Bicaba (died)
BrazilCametá, BrazilDiocese2016.08.17Bishop Jesús María Cizaurre Berdonces, O.A.R. (65)Bishop Jesús María Cizaurre Berdonces, O.A.R. (65) (transferred)
IrelandGalway and Kilmacduagh, IrelandDiocese2016.07.29Bishop Martin Drennan (73)Bishop Martin Drennan (73) (resigned)
IrelandOssory, IrelandDiocese2016.07.29Bishop Séamus Freeman, S.A.C. (73)Bishop Séamus Freeman, S.A.C. (73) (resigned)
BrazilGuarabira, BrazilDiocese2016.07.13Bishop Francisco de Assis Dantas de Lucena (53)Bishop Francisco de Assis Dantas de Lucena (53) (transferred)
IndiaDaltonganj, IndiaDiocese2016.07.07Bishop Gabriel Kujur, S.J. (72)Bishop Gabriel Kujur, S.J. (72) (resigned)Bishop Jojo Anand (58)Bishop Jojo Anand (58)
Dominican RepublicSan Pedro de Macorís, Dominican RepublicDiocese2016.07.04Archbishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta (65)Archbishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta (65) (transferred)
PalestineJerusalem, PalestinePatriarchal See2016.06.24Patriarch Fouad Twal (76)Patriarch Fouad Twal (76) (resigned)Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (52)Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (52)
Solomon IslandsAuki, Solomon IslandsDiocese2016.06.22Archbishop Christopher Michael Cardone, O.P. (59)Archbishop Christopher Michael Cardone, O.P. (59) (transferred)
EcuadorBabahoyo, EcuadorDiocese2016.06.20Archbishop Marcos Aurelio Pérez Caicedo (50)Archbishop Marcos Aurelio Pérez Caicedo (50) (transferred)
PhilippinesBayombong, PhilippinesDiocese2016.05.28Bishop Ramon Barrera Villena (78)Bishop Ramon Barrera Villena (78) (resigned)
PhilippinesKabankalan, PhilippinesDiocese2016.05.24Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, S.D.B. (67)Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, S.D.B. (67) (transferred)
USAParma (Ruthenian Rite), USADiocese2016.05.07Bishop John Michael Kudrick (69)Bishop John Michael Kudrick (69) (resigned)Bishop Milan Lach, S.J. (43)Bishop Milan Lach, S.J. (43)
CanadaSaints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto (Slovak Rite), CanadaDiocese2016.05.07Bishop John Stephen Pažak, C.SS.R. (71)Bishop John Stephen Pažak, C.SS.R. (71) (transferred)Bishop John Stephen Pažak, C.SS.R. (71)Bishop John Stephen Pažak, C.SS.R. (71)
IndiaRaiganj, IndiaDiocese2016.04.30Bishop Alphonsus Flavian D’Souza, S.J. (died)
JamaicaMandeville, JamaicaDiocese2016.04.29Bishop Neil Edward Tiedemann, C.P. (69)Bishop Neil Edward Tiedemann, C.P. (69) (transferred)Archbishop Charles Henry Dufour (77)Archbishop Charles Henry Dufour (77)
Antigua and BarbudaSaint John’s–Basseterre, Antigua and BarbudaDiocese2016.04.29Archbishop Kenneth David Oswin Richards (59)Archbishop Kenneth David Oswin Richards (59) (transferred)Bishop Robert Anthony Llanos (59)Bishop Robert Anthony Llanos (59)
MexicoMatehuala, MexicoDiocese2016.04.09Bishop Lucas Martínez Lara (died)
GabonFranceville, GabonDiocese2016.03.24Bishop Timothée Modibo-Nzockena (died)Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone, S.D.B. (76)Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone, S.D.B. (76)
ZimbabweChinhoyi, ZimbabweDiocese2016.02.17Bishop Dieter Bernd Scholz, S.J. (79)Bishop Dieter Bernd Scholz, S.J. (79) (resigned)Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu (61)Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu (61)
LibyaBenghazi, LibyaApostolic Vicariate2016.02.14Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M. (76)Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M. (76) (resigned)Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (55)Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (55)
New ZealandChristchurch, New ZealandDiocese2016.02.13Bishop Barry Philip Jones (died)
El SalvadorSan Miguel, El SalvadorDiocese2016.02.09Bishop Miguel Angel Morán Aquino (62)Bishop Miguel Angel Morán Aquino (62) (transferred)
CanadaMoosonee, CanadaDiocese2016.02.02Bishop Vincent Cadieux, O.M.I. (77)Bishop Vincent Cadieux, O.M.I. (77) (resigned)Bishop Robert Ovide Bourgon (61)Bishop Robert Ovide Bourgon (61)
Sri LankaMannar, Sri LankaDiocese2016.01.14Bishop Rayappu Joseph (77)Bishop Rayappu Joseph (77) (resigned)Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai (80)Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai (80)
AustriaInnsbruck, AustriaDiocese2015.11.18Bishop Manfred Scheuer (62)Bishop Manfred Scheuer (62) (transferred)
CanadaAlexandria–Cornwall, CanadaDiocese2015.11.12Bishop Marcel Damphousse (54)Bishop Marcel Damphousse (54) (transferred)Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J. (73)Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J. (73)
Sierra LeoneMakeni, Sierra LeoneDiocese2015.07.18Bishop Henry Aruna (53)Bishop Henry Aruna (53) (transferred)Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (60)Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (60)
ParaguayCarapeguá, ParaguayDiocese2015.07.04Bishop Joaquín Hermes Robledo Romero (66)Bishop Joaquín Hermes Robledo Romero (66) (transferred)
IndiaAhmedabad, IndiaDiocese2015.06.12Archbishop Thomas Ignatius MacWan (64)Archbishop Thomas Ignatius MacWan (64) (transferred)
JordanPetra and Philadelphia (Greek-Melkite Rite), JordanArchdiocese2015.04.14Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash (61)Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash (61) (resigned)
EnglandBishopric of the Forces in Great Britain, EnglandMilitary Ordinariate2015.03.21Bishop Charles Phillip Richard Moth (59)Bishop Charles Phillip Richard Moth (59) (transferred)
HungaryNyíregyháza (Hungarian Rite), HungaryDiocese2015.03.20Fr. Ábel Szocska, O.S.B.M. (44)Fr. Ábel Szocska, O.S.B.M. (44)
IndonesiaTanjung Selor, IndonesiaDiocese2015.02.16Archbishop Justinus Harjosusanto, M.S.F. (64)Archbishop Justinus Harjosusanto, M.S.F. (64) (transferred)
NigeriaAba, NigeriaDiocese2015.02.08Bishop Vincent Valentine Egwuchukwu Ezeonyia, C.S.Sp. (died)
IranIsfahan, IranArchdiocese2015.01.20Archbishop Ignazio Bedini, S.D.B. (78)Archbishop Ignazio Bedini, S.D.B. (78) (resigned)Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M. (45)Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M. (45)
IraqMossul (Chaldean Rite), IraqArchdiocese2015.01.15Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona (49)Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona (49) (transferred)
ChinaYixian 易縣, ChinaApostolic Prefecture2015.01Bishop Cosmas Shi En-xiang (師恩祥) (died)
SenegalKaolack, SenegalDiocese2014.12.22Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye (68)Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye (68) (transferred)
KenyaMachakos, KenyaDiocese2014.12.09Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde (65)Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde (65) (transferred)
AngolaCabinda, AngolaDiocese2014.12.08Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (59)Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (59) (transferred)Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (59)Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (59)
TanzaniaMbulu, TanzaniaDiocese2014.11.06Archbishop Beatus Kinyaiya, O.F.M. Cap. (60)Archbishop Beatus Kinyaiya, O.F.M. Cap. (60) (transferred)
PhilippinesMati, PhilippinesDiocese2014.10.19Bishop Patricio Hacbang Alo (77)Bishop Patricio Hacbang Alo (77) (resigned)
ChinaYuci 榆次, ChinaDiocese2014.09.23Bishop John Baptist Wang Jin (王藎) (died)
PhilippinesIba, PhilippinesDiocese2014.07.25Archbishop Florentino Galang Lavarias (60)Archbishop Florentino Galang Lavarias (60) (transferred)
ChinaShanghai 上海, ChinaDiocese2014.03.16Bishop Joseph Fan Zhong-liang (范忠良), S.J. (died)
UkraineKrym (Ukrainian Rite), UkraineArchiepiscopal Exarchate2014.02.13Bishop Mykhaylo Bubniy, C.SS.R. (47)Bishop Mykhaylo Bubniy, C.SS.R. (47)
UgandaSoroti, UgandaDiocese2014.01.02Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo, A.J. (64)Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo, A.J. (64) (transferred)Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo, A.J. (64)Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo, A.J. (64)
MadagascarFarafangana, MadagascarDiocese2013.11.27Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (62)Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (62) (transferred)Bishop José Alfredo Caires de Nobrega, S.C.I. (66)Bishop José Alfredo Caires de Nobrega, S.C.I. (66)
ItalySanta Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese Rite), ItalyTerritorial Abbacy2013.11.04Abbot Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I. (79)Abbot Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I. (79) (resigned)Bishop Marcello Semeraro (69)Bishop Marcello Semeraro (69)
JapanSaitama さいたま, JapanDiocese2013.07.27Bishop Marcellino Taiji Tani (64)Bishop Marcellino Taiji Tani (マルセリーノ谷 大二) (64) (resigned)Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada (75)Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada (ペトロ岡田武夫) (75)
ArgentinaSan Charbel en Buenos Aires (Maronite Rite), ArgentinaDiocese2013.04.17Bishop Charbel Georges Merhi, L.M. (79)Bishop Charbel Georges Merhi, L.M. (79) (resigned)Bishop Habib Chamieh, O.M.M. (50)Bishop Habib Chamieh, O.M.M. (50)
LithuaniaLietuvos kariuomenės ordinariatas, LithuaniaMilitary Ordinariate2013.04.05Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (55)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (55) (transferred)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (55)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (55)
South SudanTorit, South SudanDiocese2013.03.18Bishop Akio Johnson Mutek (died)Msgr. Thomas Oliga, A.J.Msgr. Thomas Oliga, A.J.
Cote d’IvoireBondoukou, Cote d’IvoireDiocese2012.05.06Bishop Félix Kouadjo (died)
South SudanRumbek, South SudanDiocese2011.07.16Bishop Cesare Mazzolari, M.C.C.J. (died)
IranAhvaz (Chaldean Rite), IranArchdiocese2011.06.10Archbishop Hanna Zora (transferred)Archbishop Ramzi Garmou (72)Archbishop Ramzi Garmou (72)
ChinaYichang 宜昌, ChinaDiocese2011.04.30Bishop Francis Lu Shou-wang (呂守旺) (died)
ChinaLuoyang 洛陽, ChinaDiocese2011.04.23Bishop Peter Li Hong-ye (李宏業) (died)
ChinaXiwanzi 西灣子, ChinaDiocese2011.03.09Bishop Andrew Hao Jin-li (郝進禮) (died)
ChinaShiqian 石阡, ChinaApostolic Prefecture2011.02.17Archbishop Augustine Hu Da-guo (胡大國) (died)
EgyptCairo (Chaldean Rite), EgyptDiocese2009.12.31Bishop Youssef Ibrahim Sarraf (died)Msgr. Philip B. NajimMsgr. Philip B. Najim
ChinaJiading 嘉定, ChinaDiocese2009.12.04Bishop Matthew Luo Du-xi (羅篤熹) (died)
ChinaShangqiu 商邱, ChinaDiocese2009.09.16Bishop Nicholas Shi Jing-xian (史景賢), O.S.A. (died)
ChinaJilin 吉林, ChinaDiocese2009.07.19Bishop Damas Zhang Han-min (張翰民) (died)
NorwayTrondheim, NorwayTerritorial Prelature2009.06.08Bishop Georg Müller, SS.CC. (resigned)Bishop Bernt Ivar Eidsvig, C.R.S.A. (64)Bishop Bernt Ivar Eidsvig, C.R.S.A. (64)
South SudanMalakal, South SudanDiocese2009.05.16Bishop Vincent Mojwok Nyiker (84)Bishop Vincent Mojwok Nyiker (84) (resigned)Msgr. Roko Taban MousaMsgr. Roko Taban Mousa
ChinaYiduxian 益都縣, ChinaApostolic Prefecture2008.10.23Bishop Joseph Sun Zhi-bin (孫智賓) (died)
ChinaZhaoxian 趙縣, ChinaDiocese2008.07.13Bishop Joseph Jiang Ming-yuan (姜明遠), C.D.D. (died)
ChinaGuilin 桂林, ChinaApostolic Prefecture2007.08.20Bishop Benedict Cai Xiu-feng (蔡秀峰) (died)
IraqIraq (Greek-Melkite Rite), IraqPatriarchal Exarchate2007.06.23Archbishop Georges El-Murr, B.C. (resigned)
ChinaHankou 漢口, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese2007.05.12Archbishop Bernardine Dong Guang-qing (董光清), O.F.M. (died)
ChinaFuzhou 福州, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese2006.12.29Archbishop John Yang Shu-dao (楊樹道) (resigned)
ChinaHongdong 洪洞, ChinaDiocese2006.02.23Bishop Joseph Sun Yuan-mo (孫遠謨) (died)
ChinaHanyang 漢陽, ChinaDiocese2005.10.12Bishop Peter Zhang Bo-ren (張伯仁) (died)Fr. Chen Tian-huaiFr. Chen Tian-huai (陳天懷)
ChinaAnqing 安慶, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese2005.02.26Archbishop Joseph Zhu Hua-yu (朱化宇) (died)
TurkeyDiarbekir (Chaldean Rite), TurkeyArchdiocese2005.01.16Archbishop Paul Karatas (died)Fr. François YakanFr. François Yakan
ChinaDaming 大名, ChinaDiocese2002.03.06Bishop Simon An Shi-en (安世恩) (died)
ChinaChongqing 重慶, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese2001.03.26Archbishop Peter Luo Bei-zhan (駱北瞻) (died)
ChinaBengbu 蚌埠, ChinaDiocese2001Archbishop Joseph Zhu Hua-yu (朱化宇) (transferred)
GreeceGreece (Armenian Rite), GreeceOrdinariate2000.09.27Archbishop Neshan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B. (85)Archbishop Neshan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B. (85) (transferred)Fr. Hovsep BezazianFr. Hovsep Bezazian (Bezouzou)
ChinaDatong 大同, ChinaDiocese2000?Bishop Thaddeus Guo Yin-gong (郭印宮) (resigned)
IraqAqrā (Chaldean Rite), IraqDiocese1998.07.25Bishop Abdul-Ahad Rabban, O.S.H. (died)Fr. Youhanna IssaFr. Youhanna Issa
ChinaCaozhou 曹州, ChinaDiocese1995.11.25Bishop Joseph Li Bing-yao (李炳耀), S.V.D. (died)
MexicoNuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Greek-Melkite Rite), MexicoDiocese1994.06.07Archbishop Boutros Raï, B.A. (died)Bishop Nicholas James Samra (73)Bishop Nicholas James Samra (73)
NetherlandsMilitary Ordinariate of the Netherlands, NetherlandsMilitary Ordinariate1993.03.13Bishop Ronald Philippe Bär, O.S.B. (89)Bishop Ronald Philippe Bär, O.S.B. (89) (resigned)Bishop Jozef Marianus Punt (71)Bishop Jozef Marianus Punt (71)
ChinaAnguo 安國, ChinaDiocese1992.12.14Bishop Stephen Liu Di-fen (劉隸芬) (died)
SyriaKameshli (Armenian Rite), SyriaDiocese1992.04.10Bishop Joseph Arnaouti, I.C.P.B. (81)Bishop Joseph Arnaouti, I.C.P.B. (81) (resigned)Archbishop Boutros Marayati (69)Archbishop Boutros Marayati (69)
SomaliaMogadishu, SomaliaDiocese1989.07.09Bishop Pietro Salvatore Colombo, O.F.M. (died)Bishop Giorgio Bertin, O.F.M. (70)Bishop Giorgio Bertin, O.F.M. (70)
UgandaMilitary Ordinariate of Uganda, UgandaMilitary Ordinariate1986.07.21Archbishop James Odongo (86)Archbishop James Odongo (86) (transferred)
ChinaLishui 麗水, ChinaDiocese1983.10.31Bishop Kenneth Roderick Turner (譚爾鼐), S.F.M. (died)
ChinaYingkou 營口, ChinaDiocese1983.01.10Bishop André-Jean Vérineux (費聲遠), M.E.P. (died)
ChinaZhengzhou 鄭州, ChinaDiocese1983Bishop Faustino M. Tissot (丁玉守), S.X. (resigned)
ChinaHaizhou 海州, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1983Fr. Ferdinand Lacretelle (洛維水), S.J. (resigned)
ChinaJiamusi 佳木斯, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1983Fr. Isidor Hermenegild Hintringer da Losenstein (興光啟), O.F.M. Cap. (resigned)
ChinaQichun 蘄春, ChinaDiocese1983Bishop Horace Ferruccio Ceól, O.F.M. (resigned)
ChinaDali 大理, ChinaDiocese1983Bishop Lucien-Bernard Lacoste (鄭紹基), S.C.I. di Béth. (resigned)
ChinaWuzhou 梧州, ChinaDiocese1983Bishop Frederic Anthony Donaghy (唐汝琪), M.M. (resigned)
ChinaYangzhou 揚州, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1983Fr. Eugene Fahy (費濟時), S.J. (resigned)
ChinaZhaotong 昭通, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1982Fr. Stephan Fan Kai-ping (范介平) (died)
ChinaLinqing 臨清, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1981Fr. Paul Li Ben-liang (李本良) (died)
ChinaHainan 海南, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1980.06.16Fr. Dominic Desperben (德文彬), SS.CC. (died)
ChinaNanjing 南京, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese1978.08.16Cardinal Paul Yü Pin (于斌) (died)
ChinaYantai 煙台, ChinaDiocese1978Bishop Alphonsus Zong Huai-mo (宗懷謨), O.F.M. (died)Bishop John Fang Xing-yao (64)Bishop John Fang Xing-yao (房興耀) (64)
LaosLuang Prabang, LaosApostolic Vicariate1975.11.29Bishop Alessandro Staccioli, O.M.I. (85)Bishop Alessandro Staccioli, O.M.I. (85) (transferred)Fr. Tito Banchong ThopanhongFr. Tito Banchong Thopanhong
ChinaXiangyang 襄陽, ChinaDiocese1974Bishop Francis Yi Xuan-hua (Yi Hsüan-hua) (易宣化) (died)
ChinaYongzhou 永州, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1973.12.13Bishop Biagio Sigibaldo Kurz, O.F.M. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
ChinaKunming 昆明, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese1973.09.30Archbishop Alexandre-Joseph-Charles Derouineau (德為能), M.E.P. (died)
ChinaJi’an 吉安, ChinaDiocese1973.01.29Bishop Gaetano Mignani (梅雅誼), C.M. (died)
ChinaPuqi 蒲圻, ChinaDiocese1973Bishop Joseph Li Dao-nan (李道南) (died)
ChinaRehe 熱河, ChinaDiocese1971.01.19Bishop Joseph Julian Oste (德化隆), C.I.C.M. (died)Bishop John Chen Cang-baoBishop John Chen Cang-bao (陳蒼保)
ChinaWuchang 武昌, ChinaDiocese1970.11.27Bishop Rombert Casimir Kowalski (郭時濟), O.F.M. (died)
ChinaNancheng 南城, ChinaDiocese1970.10.23Bishop Patrick Cleary (利伯高), S.S.C.M.E. (died)
GreeceRhodes, GreeceArchdiocese1970.03.10Archbishop Florido Ambrogio Acciari, O.F.M. (died)Archbishop Sevastianos Rossolatos (73)Archbishop Sevastianos Rossolatos (73)
ChinaXuzhou 徐州, ChinaDiocese1970.01.16Bishop Philip Côté (郃軼歐), S.J. (died)
ChinaWeihai 威海, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1970Fr. Edward Gabriel Quint (甘霖), O.F.M. (resigned)
ChinaGanzhou 贛州, ChinaDiocese1969.10.10Bishop John Andrew O’Shea (和若望), C.M. (died)
LibyaMisurata, LibyaApostolic Prefecture1969.06.26Bishop Guido Attilio Previtali, O.F.M. (transferred)
ChinaWuhu 蕪湖, ChinaDiocese1969.04.04Bishop Zenón Arámburu Urquiola (蒲廬), S.J. (died)
ChinaZhumadian 駐馬店, ChinaDiocese1969.01.30Bishop Joseph Mary Yuan Ke-zhi (Yüen K’ai-chih) (袁克治) (died)
ChinaYuanling 沅陵, ChinaDiocese1968.05.13Bishop Cutbert Martin O’Gara (歐克瀾), C.P. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
ChinaLaohekou 老河口, ChinaDiocese1966.03.10Bishop Alfonso Maria Corrado Ferrani (費樂理), O.F.M. (died)
ChinaChangde 常德, ChinaDiocese1965.04.23Bishop Gerardo Faustino Herrero Garrote (王德純), O.S.A. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
ChinaXiangtan 湘潭, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1965Fr. Pacifico Calzolari, O.F.M. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
ChinaShaowu 邵武, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1964.08.13Fr. Inigo Maximilian König (王德俊), S.D.S. (died)
ChinaYueyang 岳陽, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1964Fr. Angelo de la Calle Fontecha, O.S.A. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
SpainIndias Occidentales, SpainTitular Patriarchal See1963.07.31Patriarch Leopoldo Eijo y Garay (died)
ChinaChangting 長汀, ChinaDiocese1963.04.26Bishop Johann Werner Lesinski (雷新基), O.P. (died)
ChinaLixian 澧縣, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1963Fr. Ippolito Martínez y Martínez, O.S.A. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
ChinaBaoqing 寶慶, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1963Fr. Ladislaus Lombos, O.F.M. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
ChinaShaoguan 韶關, ChinaDiocese1962.10.21Bishop Michele Alberto Arduino (歐彌格), S.D.B. (transferred)
ChinaKangding 康定, ChinaDiocese1962.01.07Bishop Pierre-Sylvain Valentin (華朗庭), M.E.P. (died)
ChinaShashi 沙市, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1961.06.25Fr. Julian Edward Dillon (狄隆), O.F.M. (died)
ChinaHengzhou 衡州, ChinaDiocese1961.03Bishop Joseph Wan Ci-zhang (萬次章), O.F.M. (died)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (56)Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin (屈藹林) (56)
TurkeyIstanbul (Greek Rite), TurkeyApostolic Exarchate1957.01.28Bishop Dionisio Leonida Varouhas (died)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)
ChinaHangzhou 杭州, ChinaMetropolitan Archdiocese1956.04.02Archbishop Jean-Joseph-Georges Deymier (梅占魁), C.M. (died)
TurkeyIstanbul (Greek-Melkite Rite), TurkeyPatriarchal Exarchate1955.09Archimandrite Maximos Mardelli (resigned)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)
ChinaTunxi 屯溪, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1954.01.24Fr. José Fogued y Gil (扶植義), C.M.F. (died)
ChinaHarbin 哈爾濱 (Russian Rite), ChinaApostolic Exarchate1953.02.13Archimandrite Andrzej Cikoto, M.I.C. (died)
ChinaXinyang 信陽, ChinaDiocese1953.02.06Fr. Antonio Pott, S.V.D. (resigned)
RussiaYuzhno Sakhalinsk, RussiaApostolic Prefecture1953Msgr. Augustine Isamu Seno (アウグスチヌス瀬野勇) (resigned)Bishop Cyryl Klimowicz (64)Bishop Cyryl Klimowicz (64)
ChinaNanlong 南龍, ChinaDiocese1952.01.26Bishop Alexandre-François-Marie Carlo (賈祿), M.E.P. (died)
RussiaRussia (Russian Rite), RussiaApostolic Exarchate1951.05.01Blessed Archimandrite Klymentiy Sheptytskyi, M.S.U. (died)
ChinaSuixian 隨縣, ChinaApostolic Prefecture1951.03Fr. Patrick Maurice Connaughton (龔成德), O.F.M. (resigned)
ChinaYanji 延吉, ChinaDiocese1950.11.02Bishop Theodor Breher (白化東 / 브레허 白화동 주교), O.S.B. (died)
North KoreaTŏkwon 덕원, North KoreaTerritorial Abbacy1950.02.07Bishop Bonifatius Sauer (신상원 보니파시오), O.S.B. (died)Abbot Blasio Park Hyun-dong, O.S.B. (47)Abbot Blasio Park Hyun-dong (블라시오 박현동), O.S.B. (47)
ChinaShunde 順德, ChinaDiocese1950Bishop Inácio Krause (葛樂才), C.M. (transferred)
ChinaChifeng 赤峰, ChinaDiocese1949.04.21Fr. Luke Zhao Qing-hua (趙慶化) (resigned)
LibyaDerna, LibyaApostolic Vicariate1948.06.21Bishop Giovanni Lucato, S.D.B. (transferred)
ChinaYongping 永平, ChinaDiocese1948.03.06Bishop Eugenio Lebouille (劉士杰), C.M. (transferred)
ChinaFushun 撫順, ChinaDiocese1946.08.07Bishop Raymond Aloysius Lane (林化東), M.M. (transferred)
ChinaShinan 施南, ChinaDiocese1942.11.10Fr. John Baptist Hu Ruo-han (胡若翰) (resigned)
North KoreaHamhung 함흥, North KoreaDiocese1940.01.12Bishop Bonifatius Sauer (신상원 보니파시오), O.S.B. (transferred)Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (72)Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (김운회 루가) (72)
GreeceChios, GreeceDiocese1939.07.01Bishop Nicolas Charikiopoulos (died)Archbishop Nikólaos Printesis (76)Archbishop Nikólaos Printesis (76)
UkraineLviv (Armenian Rite), UkraineArchdiocese1938.12.05Archbishop Giuseppe Teodorowicz (died)
GreeceCrete, GreeceDiocese1935.05.05Bishop Lorenzo Giacomo Inglese, O.F.M. Cap. (transferred)Bishop Petros Stefanou (54)Bishop Petros Stefanou (54)
RomaniaRomania (Armenian Rite), RomaniaOrdinariate1930.06.05Archbishop György-Miklós Jakubínyi (71)Archbishop György-Miklós Jakubínyi (71)
GreeceThessaloniki, GreeceApostolic Vicariate1929.07.15Archbishop Alessandro Guidati (transferred)Archbishop Yannis Spiteris, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Archbishop Yannis Spiteris, O.F.M. Cap. (77)
UkraineKamyanets-Podilsky (Ukrainian Rite), UkraineDiocese?Archbishop Vasyl Semeniuk (68)Archbishop Vasyl Semeniuk (68)
North KoreaPyong-yang 평양, North KoreaDiocese?Bishop Francis Hong Yong-ho (홍용호 프란치스코) (resigned)Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (73)Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (염수정 안드레아) (73)

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