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2022.01.17

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Australia

2021.03.30

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa and Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia

2021.03.03

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Liechtenstein and Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland

2021.02.02

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga and Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island

2020.04.17

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru and Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa

2019.11.30

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru and Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga

2019.05.25

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Palau

2019.03.29

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to Honduras, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean

2018.09.21

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, Permanent Observer to United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic

2018.06.16

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay

2018.02.17

Tonga Ms. Sinalelea Fe’ao was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2017.05.07

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德), Titular Archbishop of Sabiona, passed away at 85

2016.09

Tonga Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of the Pacific

2015.12.05

Tonga Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Paola Romana

2015.03.05

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe and Apostolic Nuncio to Angola, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Honduras

2015.02.14

Tonga Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi, Bishop of Tonga (Tonga) and President of Episcopal Conference of the Pacific, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Paola Romana

2014.05.03

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu and Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru

2014.01.18

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa and Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga

2013.12.24

Tonga Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki, S.M., Bishop emeritus of Tonga (Tonga), passed away at 80

2013.12.21

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and Permanent Observer to United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan

2013.09.23

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa and Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu

2013.05.08

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mali, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean

2013.01.17

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa and Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and Permanent Observer to United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

2010.06

Tonga Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi, Bishop of Tonga (Tonga), was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of the Pacific

2010.03.18

Tanzania Msgr. Novatus Rugambwa was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Tagaria, Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe and Apostolic Nuncio to Angola

2010.02.20

Tanzania Archbishop-elect Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Angola

2010.02.06

Tanzania Msgr. Novatus Rugambwa, Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, was elected Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe and Titular Archbishop of Tagaria

2009.07.16

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Greece

2008.11.16

Germany Fr. Martin Krebs was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Taborenta, Apostolic Nuncio to Mali and Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea

2008.09.08

Germany Fr. Martin Krebs was elected Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea, Apostolic Nuncio to Mali and Titular Archbishop of Taborenta

2008.04.18

Tonga Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi succeeded as Bishop of Tonga (Tonga)

Tonga Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki, S.M., resigned as Bishop of Tonga (Tonga)

2007.10.04

Tonga Fr. Soane Patita Paini Mafi was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Tonga (Tonga)

2007.06.28

Tanzania Msgr. Novatus Rugambwa was appointed as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

Tonga Fr. Soane Patita Paini Mafi was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Tonga (Tonga)

2007.01.30

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island and Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru

2006.04.01

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean and Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa

2006.03.25

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island

2005.06.29

USA Fr. Charles Daniel Balvo was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Castello, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean

2005.04.01

USA Fr. Charles Daniel Balvo was elected Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean and Titular Archbishop of Castello

2005.01.25

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island and Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Greece

2002

Tonga Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki, S.M., resigned as President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania

2001.07.14

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean and Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island and Apostolic Nuncio to Palau

1999

Tonga Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki, S.M., Bishop of Tonga (Tonga), was appointed as President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania

1997.01.10

Tuvalu Bishop John Hubert Macey Rodgers, S.M., Bishop emeritus of Rarotonga (Cook Islands) and Ecclesiastical Superior emeritus of Funafuti (Tuvalu), passed away at 81

1996.12.07

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru

1996.10.15

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa and Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean

1996.04.27

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Delegate to Djibouti, Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia and Apostolic Nuncio to Eritrea, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa and Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德) resigned as Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu and Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati

1995.09.30

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Delegate to Djibouti, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Eritrea

1995

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Ethiopia and Apostolic Delegate to Djibouti, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德), Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga and Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati

1994.06.23

Tonga Fr. Soane Lilo Foliaki, S.M., was consecrated as Bishop of Tonga (Tonga)

1994.06.10

Tonga Fr. Soane Lilo Foliaki, S.M., was elected Bishop of Tonga (Tonga)

1994

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德), Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga and Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu

1993.10.04

Tonga Bishop Patelisio Punou-Ki-Hihifo Finau, S.M., Bishop of Tonga (Tonga), passed away at 59

1993

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德), Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean and Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand

1992.12.01

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德), Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Fiji Islands and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru

1992.03.26

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Ethiopia, was appointed as Apostolic Delegate to Djibouti

1990.01.25

Ireland Archbishop Patrick Coveney, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Zimbabwe and Apostolic Delegate to Mozambique, was appointed as Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Ethiopia

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