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2018.08.31

Italy Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B. resigned as Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, was appointed as Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2018.07.28

USA Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo, was demoted: Resigned cardinalate

2018.07.21

Ethiopia Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. resigned as President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

2018.07.09

Venezuela Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela)

2018.07.05

France Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, Cardinal-Priest of S. Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine pro hac vice Title, President of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Apostolic Camera, Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims and Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, passed away at 75

2018.07.01

Mexico Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I

2018.06.29

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu resigned as Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State

2018.06.28

Argentina Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute and Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari pro hac vice Title, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari

Bolivia Bishop Toribio Ticona Porco was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano

Canada Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Traspontina, Prefect of Congregation for Bishops and President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of S. Maria in Traspontina

Iraq Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, President of Synod of the Chaldean Church, President of Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Iraq and Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq), was created Cardinal-Patriarch

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Titular Archbishop of Roselle, Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State and Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lino

Italy Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, Titular Archbishop of Mottola, 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, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco

Italy Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University and Cardinal-Deacon of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in S. Giovanni di Dio, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in S. Giovanni di Dio

Italy Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of Secretariat of State, President of Interdicasterial Commission on Particular Churches, President of Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe, Cardinal Protector of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela and Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Ss. Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi, Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

Japan Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉), Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana

Madagascar Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana, Metropolitan Archbishop of Toamasina (Madagascar) and President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane

Mexico Archbishop Sergio Obeso Rivera was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I

Pakistan Archbishop Joseph Coutts, Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio

Peru Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru, was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense

Poland Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, Titular Archbishop of Beneventum and Almoner of His Holiness of Office of Papal Charities, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino

Portugal Bishop António Augusto dos Santos Marto, Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva

Spain Archbishop Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F., Titular Archbishop of Urusi, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lucia del Gonfalone

Spain Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., Titular Archbishop of Thibica, Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission, President of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” and President of International Theological Commission, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio

2018.06.26

Italy Cardinal Domenico Calcagno resigned as President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

2018.06.24

India Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India)

2018.06.08

Italy Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro and Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2018.06.03

Nicaragua Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B., Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Managua (Nicaragua), passed away at 92

2018.05.19

Argentina Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute and Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari pro hac vice Title

Germany Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lorenzo in Piscibus, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Piscibus pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Vicar General for the Vatican City State of Roma (Italy), President of Fabric of St. Peter, Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Peter and Cardinal-Deacon of S. Salvatore in Lauro, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Salvatore in Lauro pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Raffaele Farina, S.D.B., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giovanni della Pigna, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni della Pigna pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Liberatrice a Monte Testaccio, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Liberatrice a Monte Testaccio pro hac vice Title

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Cuore di Cristo Re and Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Cristo Re pro hac vice Title

2018.05.18

Colombia Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano pro hac vice Title, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bucaramanga (Colombia) and President emeritus of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, passed away at 88

2018.04.22

Laos Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite

2018.04.07

Italy Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio resigned as President of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

2018.04.01

Vietnam Cardinal Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn, Cardinal-Priest of S. Tommaso Apostolo and Metropolitan Archbishop of Hà Nôi (Vietnam), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Vietnam)

2018.03.29

Portugal Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Domenico di Guzmán and Major Penitentiary emeritus of Apostolic Penitentiary, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Portugal)

2018.03.19

Scotland Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh (Scotland), passed away at 80

2018.03.11

Germany Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I and Bishop emeritus of Mainz (Germany), passed away at 81

2018.03.08

Germany Cardinal Reinhard Marx resigned as President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

2018.03.06

Italy Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami and President of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2018.02.20

Italy Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani pro hac vice Title and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Palermo (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2018.02.09

India Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Second Vice-President of “Vox Clara” Committee, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bombay (India), President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India and Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, was appointed as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

India Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal resigned as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2018.02.03

Italy Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Cesareo in Palatio and President emeritus of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2018.01.21

Spain Cardinal Juan José Omella Omella took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme

2017.12.20

USA Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Boston (USA) and Archpriest emeritus of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major, passed away at 86

2017.12.16

Laos Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Pakse (Laos) and Apostolic Administrator of Vientiane (Laos), was appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane (Laos)

2017.12.07

France Cardinal André Armand Vingt-Trois resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France) and Ordinary of France of the Eastern Rite (France)

Mexico Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tlalnepantla (Mexico), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of México (Mexico)

Mexico Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of México (Mexico)

2017.12.06

Sweden Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli

2017.12.01

Haiti Cardinal Chibly Langlois resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Haiti

2017.11.19

Italy Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Portico pro hac vice Title and Archpriest emeritus of Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, passed away at 92

2017.11.15

Nicaragua Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

2017.11.12

France Cardinal Bernard Panafieu, Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Marseille (France), passed away at 86

Mali Cardinal Jean Zerbo took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana

2017.11.04

Italy Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi

2017.10.18

Philippines Cardinal Ricardo Jamin Vidal, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cebu (Philippines), passed away at 86

2017.09.09

Italy Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., Cardinal-Deacon of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola and Pontifical Delegate emeritus for Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, passed away at 81

2017.09.06

Italy Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bologna (Italy), passed away at 79

2017.09.01

England Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Westminster (England) and Secretary emeritus of “Vox Clara” Committee, passed away at 85

2017.08.05

Italy Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Ambrogio e Carlo, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Milano (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Vigevano (Italy), passed away at 83

2017.08.01

Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong Hon (湯漢) resigned as Bishop of Hong Kong 香港 (Hong Kong)

2017.07.14

Italy Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ancona–Osimo (Italy)

2017.07.07

Italy Cardinal Angelo Scola resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Milano (Italy)

2017.07.05

Germany Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Köln (Germany), passed away at 83

2017.07.02

El Salvador Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez took possession as Cardinal-Priest of SS. Sacramento a Tor de’ Schiavi

2017.07.01

Germany Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller resigned as Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission, President of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” and President of International Theological Commission

2017.06.28

El Salvador Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Titular Bishop of Mulli and Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador), was created Cardinal-Priest of SS. Sacramento a Tor de’ Schiavi

Laos Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D., Titular Bishop of Aquæ novæ in Proconsulari, Vicar Apostolic of Pakse (Laos) and Apostolic Administrator of Vientiane (Laos), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite

Mali Archbishop Jean Zerbo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamako (Mali), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana

Spain Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella, Metropolitan Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme

Sweden Bishop Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., Bishop of Stockholm (Sweden) and Vice-President of Scandinavian Episcopal Conference, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli

2017.06.19

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, passed away at 81

2017.06.11

Mexico Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa Fiorelli

Venezuela Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio

2017.06.10

France Cardinal Roger Etchegaray resigned as Cardinal Vice-Dean of College of Cardinals

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re was appointed as Cardinal Vice-Dean of College of Cardinals

2017.05.31

Ukraine Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, M.S.U., Cardinal-Priest of S. Sofia a Via Boccea, Major Archbishop emeritus of Kyiv–Halyč of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) and President emeritus of Synod of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, passed away at 84

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

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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 2018.08.16

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