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Recent Appointments

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DateDescendingRecent Events
2017.06.28

El Salvador Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador), was created

Laos Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Vicar Apostolic of Pakse (Laos) and Apostolic Administrator of Vientiane (Laos), was created

Mali Archbishop Jean Zerbo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamako (Mali), was created

Spain Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella, Metropolitan Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain), was created

Sweden Bishop Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., Bishop of Stockholm (Sweden) and Vice-President of Scandinavian Episcopal Conference, was created

2017.05.26

Italy Cardinal Agostino Vallini resigned as Vicar General for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), Apostolic Administrator of Ostia (Italy), Archpriest of Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Lateran University

2017.05.24

Italy Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Italy

Italy Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Metropolitan Archbishop of Perugia–Città della Pieve (Italy), was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Italy

2017.05.14

Italy Cardinal Renato Corti took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina

2017.05.13

Bangladesh Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi

2017.04.29

Spain Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach, Cardinal-Priest of S. Sebastiano alle Catacombe and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Barcelona (Spain), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Spain)

2017.04.23

Brazil Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia

2017.04.22

Italy Cardinal Attilio Nicora, Cardinal-Priest of S. Filippo Neri in Eurosia pro hac vice Title, Bishop emeritus of Verona (Italy), Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi and Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta graviora, passed away at 80

2017.03.25

Belgium Cardinal Jozef De Kesel took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo

Italy Cardinal Mario Zenari took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri

2017.03.23

USA Cardinal William Henry Keeler, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Baltimore (USA), passed away at 86

2017.03.18

Czechia Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Praha (Czechia), passed away at 84

2017.03.14

Spain Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Metropolitan Archbishop of Valencia (Spain), was appointed as Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain

Spain Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra resigned as Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain

2017.02.26

Cote d’Ivoire Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Emerenziana a Tor Fiorenza

2017.02.25

Spain Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere

2017.02.21

Ireland Cardinal Desmond Connell, Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dublin (Ireland), passed away at 90

2017.02.15

Brazil Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata al Tiburtino and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Aparecida (Brazil), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Brazil)

2017.02.11

Albania Cardinal Ernest Simoni took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria della Scala

2017.02.05

Papua New Guinea Cardinal John Ribat, M.S.C. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi

2017.02.01

Lithuania Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis, Cardinal-Priest of Natività di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo a Via Gallia and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Vilnius (Lithuania), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Lithuania)

2017.01.29

USA Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuliano Martire

USA Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria delle Grazie a Via Trionfale

2017.01.13

Switzerland Cardinal Gilberto Agustoni, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta pro hac vice Title, Prefect emeritus of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and President emeritus of Supreme Court of the Vatican City State, passed away at 94

2017.01.02

Dominican Republic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez resigned as Military Ordinary of Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic)

2017.01.01

Italy Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò resigned as President of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

2016.12.28

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko was appointed as Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major

Spain Cardinal Santos Abril y Castelló resigned as Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major

2016.12.18

Central African Republic Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle

2016.12.14

Brazil Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Paulo (Brazil) and Protopriest of College of Cardinals, passed away at 95

Thailand Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu was appointed as Protopriest of College of Cardinals

2016.12.10

Sudan Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Khartoum (Sudan)

2016.12.08

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków (Poland)

2016.11.28

Senegal Cardinal Théodore-Adrien Sarr, Cardinal-Priest of S. Lucia a Piazza d’Armi, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dakar (Senegal) and President emeritus of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Senegal)

2016.11.21

Malaysia Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Alberto Magno

2016.11.20

USA Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Bartolomeo all’Isola

2016.11.19

Albania Fr. Ernest Simoni was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria della Scala

Bangladesh Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh, was created Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi

Belgium Archbishop Jozef De Kesel, Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), Military Ordinary of Belgium (Belgium) and President of Episcopal Conference of Belgium, was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo

Brazil Archbishop Sérgio da Rocha, Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) and President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia

Central African Republic Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp., Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) and President of Central African Episcopal Conference, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle

Italy Bishop Renato Corti was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina

Italy Archbishop Mario Zenari, Titular Archbishop of Zuglio and Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri

Lesotho Bishop Sebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I. was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Leonardo da Porto Maurizio

Malaysia Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Alberto Magno

Mauritius Bishop Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp., Bishop of Port-Louis (Mauritius), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Teresa al Corso d’Italia

Mexico Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tlalnepantla (Mexico), was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa Fiorelli

Papua New Guinea Archbishop John Ribat, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi

Spain Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain, Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain) and Ordinary of Spain of the Eastern Rite (Spain), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere

USA Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, Metropolitan Archbishop of Chicago (USA), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Bartolomeo all’Isola

USA Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuliano Martire

USA Archbishop Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R., Metropolitan Archbishop of Newark (USA) and Ecclesiastical Superior of Turks and Caicos Islands (Turks and Caicos Islands), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria delle Grazie a Via Trionfale

Venezuela Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela), was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio

2016.11.18

Italy Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea delle Fratte, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Firenze (Italy) and President emeritus of Pontifical Council for the Family, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2016.11.16

Brazil Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil)

2016.11.15

USA Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Galveston–Houston (USA), Vice-President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

2016.11.11

Chile Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Chile

2016.11.05

Mexico Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico)

2016.10.31

Dominican Republic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pio X alla Balduina and Military Ordinary of Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Dominican Republic)

2016.10.18

Cuba Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Aquila e Priscilla and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of La Habana (Cuba), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Cuba)

2016.10.08

England Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols, Metropolitan Archbishop of Westminster (England) and President of Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, was appointed as Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

Hungary Cardinal Péter Erdő resigned as President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

Italy Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova (Italy), President of Episcopal Conference of Italy and Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, was appointed as President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

2016.10

Sudan Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako resigned as President of Sudan Bishops’ Conference

2016.09.01

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko resigned as President of Pontifical Council for the Laity

2016.08.31

Ghana Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

2016.08.20

Spain Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela, Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Damaso and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madrid (Spain), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Spain)

2016.08.02

Poland Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kraków (Poland), passed away at 89

2016.07.09

Italy Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria delle Grazie a Via Trionfale and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Firenze (Italy), passed away at 92

2016.07.04

Dominican Republic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

2016.06.20

France Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Portico, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Portico pro hac vice Title

Slovenia Cardinal Franc Rode, C.M., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella pro hac vice Title

USA Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Domnica, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Domnica pro hac vice Title

2016.06.16

Nigeria Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria del Monte Carmelo a Mostacciano, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lagos (Nigeria) and Member emeritus of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Nigeria)

2016.06.15

USA Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Domnica, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Francisco (USA), Prefect emeritus of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President emeritus of Pontifical Biblical Commission, President emeritus of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” and President emeritus of International Theological Commission, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (USA)

2016.06.14

Netherlands Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of the Netherlands

2016.06.13

Honduras Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Honduras

2016.05.26

Italy Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere and Archbishop-Prelate emeritus of Loreto (Italy), passed away at 100

2016.05.16

Germany Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I and Bishop emeritus of Mainz (Germany), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Germany)

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Coppa, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lino and Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Czech Republic, passed away at 90

2016.05.11

Romania Cardinal Lucian Mureşan, President of Synod of the Romanian Church and Major Archbishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia of the Romanians (Romania), was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Romania

2016.04.26

Cuba Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba)

2016.04.14

India Cardinal Ivan Dias, Cardinal-Priest of Spirito Santo alla Ferratella, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bombay (India), Prefect emeritus of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President emeritus of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious and Grand Chancellor emeritus of Pontifical Urbaniana University, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (India)

2016.03.31

Switzerland Cardinal Georges-Marie-Martin Cottier, O.P., Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Domenico e Sisto pro hac vice Title and Pro-Theologian emeritus of Prefecture of the Papal Household, passed away at 93

2016.02.27

USA Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles (USA) and Member emeritus of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (USA)

2016.02

Senegal Cardinal Théodore-Adrien Sarr resigned as President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Roman Curia

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2017.05.27

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