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Recent Appointments

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DateDescendingRecent Events
2017.04.23

India Fr. Thomas Tharayil (Tomy) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Agrippias and Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.02.08

Iraq Archbishop Georges El-Murr, B.C., Archbishop emeritus of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan) and Patriarchal Exarch emeritus of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq), passed away at 86

2017.01.30

Lebanon Bishop Elias Nassar resigned as Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2017.01.24

India Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil resigned as Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2017.01.23

Egypt Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina resigned as Bishop of Guizeh of the Copts (Egypt)

2017.01.14

India Fr. Thomas Tharayil (Tomy) was elected Titular Bishop of Agrippias and Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.01.01

Palestine Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, B.A., Protosyncellus emeritus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine), passed away at 94

2016.12.01

Eritrea Bishop Zekarias Yohannes, Bishop emeritus of Asmara of the Eritreans (Eritrea), passed away at 91

2016.11.27

Netherlands Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General emeritus of Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Vice-Grand Chancellor emeritus of Pontifical Oriental Institute and Vice-Grand Chancellor emeritus of Pontifical Gregorian University, passed away at 87

2016.11.22

India Bishop Mathew Vattackuzhy, Bishop emeritus of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 86

2016.11.19

Iran Archbishop Ramzi Garmou resigned as Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Chaldeans

Iraq Bishop Saad Sirop, Auxiliary Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq), was appointed as Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Chaldeans

2016.11.17

Canada Bishop Joseph Khoury, Bishop emeritus of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada), passed away at 80

2016.11.01

India Fr. Stephen Chirappanath was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Slebte, Procurator at Rome of the Syro-Malabars and Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Syro-Malabars

2016.10.09

England Fr. Joseph Srampickal (Benny Mathew) was consecrated as Bishop of Great Britain of the Syro-Malabars (England)

2016.10.08

Brazil Bishop Daniel Kozelinski Netto, Titular Bishop of Eminentiana, Apostolic Administrator of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians (Argentina) and Apostolic Visitor in Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Venezuela of the Ukrainians, was appointed as Bishop of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians (Argentina)

2016.10.02

Canada Archbishop Hanna Zora, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Mar Addai of Toronto of the Chaldeans (Canada), passed away at 77

2016.09.16

Turkey Archbishop Hovhannes Tcholakian, Archbishop emeritus of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey), passed away at 97

2016.08.16

USA Bishop Richard Stephen Seminack, Bishop of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainians (USA), passed away at 74

2016.08.06

Italy Bishop Ercole Lupinacci, Bishop emeritus of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 82

2016.08.03

Lebanon Fr. Joseph Nafaa was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Aradus and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2016.07.28

England Diocese of Great Britain (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (England)

England Fr. Joseph Srampickal (Benny Mathew) was elected Bishop of Great Britain of the Syro-Malabars (England)

India Fr. Stephen Chirappanath, Procurator at Rome of the Syro-Malabars, was elected Titular Bishop of Slebte and Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Syro-Malabars

2016.07.10

India Bishop James Pazhayattil, Bishop emeritus of Irinjalakuda of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 81

2016.06.17

Israel Archbishop Boutros Nabil El-Sayah resigned as Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Fr. Joseph Nafaa was elected Titular Bishop of Aradus and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2016.06.10

Egypt Fr. Emmanuel Ayad Bishay was consecrated as Bishop of Luqsor of the Copts (Egypt)

2016.06.09

Spain Ordinariate of Ordinariato para los fieles de ritos orientales en España (Eastern Rite) was established (Spain)

Spain Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain and Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain), was appointed as Ordinary of Spain of the Eastern Rite (Spain)

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

2016.05.07

Syria Fr. Théophile Philippe Barakat was consecrated as Metropolitan Archbishop of Homs of the Syriacs (Syria)

USA Bishop Gerald Nicholas Dino resigned as Bishop of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians (USA)

USA Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Hermiz Jammo resigned as Bishop of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego of the Chaldeans (USA)

USA Bishop John Michael Kudrick resigned as Bishop of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA)

USA Bishop John Stephen Pažak, C.SS.R., Bishop of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians (USA) and Apostolic Administrator of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks (Canada)

2016.04.16

Egypt Fr. Emmanuel Ayad Bishay was elected Bishop of Luqsor of the Copts (Egypt)

2016.04.15

Greece Archimandrite Manuel Nin, O.S.B. was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of Greece of the Greeks (Greece) and Titular Bishop of Carcabia

Syria Fr. Théophile Philippe Barakat was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Homs of the Syriacs (Syria)

2016.04.07

Ukraine Fr. Volodymyr Hrutsa, C.SS.R. was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Bahanna and Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2016.04.04

Belgium Abbot Michel Van Parys, O.S.B. resigned as Hegumen of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Hegumen of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

2016.03.16

Serbia Bishop Djura Džudžar, Apostolic Exarch of Serbia of the Croatians (Serbia), was appointed as Vice-President of International Episcopal Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius

2016.02.04

India Fr. Jose Pulickal was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2016.02.02

Greece Archimandrite Manuel Nin, O.S.B. was elected Titular Bishop of Carcabia and Apostolic Exarch of Greece of the Greeks (Greece)

Greece Bishop Dimitrios Salachas resigned as Apostolic Exarch of Greece of the Greeks (Greece)

2016.01.23

Canada Fr. Antoine Nassif was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of Canada of the Syriacs (Canada) and Titular Bishop of Serigene

2016.01.20

Colombia Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia (Maronite Rite) was established (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Fadi Abou Chebel, O.M.M. was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Colombia of the Maronites (Colombia)

2016.01.14

Ukraine Fr. Volodymyr Hrutsa, C.SS.R. was elected Titular Bishop of Bahanna and Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2016.01.12

India Fr. Jose Pulickal was elected Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2016.01.07

Canada Apostolic Exarchate of Canada (Syriac Rite) was established (from Diocese of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark) (Canada)

Canada Fr. Antoine Nassif was elected Titular Bishop of Serigene and Apostolic Exarch of Canada of the Syriacs (Canada)

2016.01.04

USA Apostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Syro-Malankar Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada (USA)

USA Bishop Thomas Eusebios Naickamparampil, Titular Bishop of Lares, Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Syro-Malankars (USA), Apostolic Visitor in Canada of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Bishop of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada of the Syro-Malankars (USA)

2015.12.27

Egypt Bishop Youhannes Ezzat Zakaria Badir, Bishop of Luqsor of the Copts (Egypt), passed away at 66

2015.12.23

Lebanon Archbishop Grégoire Haddad, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 91

2015.12.17

Sr. Emelia Prokopik, O.S.B.M., Superior General emeritus of Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, passed away at 95

2015.12.11

Ukraine Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilsky (Ukrainian Rite) was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ternopil–Zboriv) (Ukraine)

2015.12.07

Syria Fr. Joseph Tobji was consecrated as Archbishop of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria)

2015.11.25

Jordan Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa, Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt), was appointed as Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan)

2015.11.21

Iran Fr. Sarkis Davidian, I.C.P.B. was consecrated as Bishop of Ispahan of the Armenians (Iran)

Lebanon Fr. Kévork Assadourian was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Amida of the Armenians and Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenians (Lebanon)

2015.11.07

Poland Archbishop Jan Martyniak resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Przemyśl–Warszawa of the Ukrainians (Poland)

Poland Bishop Eugeniusz Mirosław Popowicz, Titular Bishop of Horrea Cœlia and Auxiliary Bishop of Przemyśl–Warszawa of the Ukrainians (Poland), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Przemyśl–Warszawa of the Ukrainians (Poland)

2015.10.31

Syria Fr. Joseph Tobji was elected Archbishop of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria)

2015.10.30

Armenia Fr. Nareg Naamoyan was appointed as Procurator at Rome of the Armenians

Jordan Msgr. Kevork Noradouguian (Dankayé) resigned as Procurator at Rome of the Armenians

2015.10.29

India Fr. Antony Prince Panengaden was consecrated as Bishop of Adilabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2015.10.28

Egypt Bishop Joseph Dergham, Bishop emeritus of Cairo of the Maronites (Egypt), passed away at 85

2015.10.18

Ethiopia Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Romano Martire

India Fr. Antony Kariyil, C.M.I. was consecrated as Bishop of Mandya of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2015.10.01

Iran Fr. Sarkis Davidian, I.C.P.B. was elected Bishop of Ispahan of the Armenians (Iran)

2015.09.19

Canada Fr. Jose Kalluvelil was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of Canada of the Syro-Malabars (Canada) and Titular Bishop of Tabala

2015.09.15

India Fr. Joseph Kodakallil was consecrated as Bishop of Satna of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2015.09.05

Lebanon Fr. Kévork Assadourian was elected Titular Bishop of Amida of the Armenians and Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenians (Lebanon)

Lebanon Fr. Paul Abdel Sater was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2015.08.26

Canada Bishop Georges Abi-Saber, O.L.M., Bishop emeritus of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada), passed away at 92

India Fr. Antony Kariyil, C.M.I. was elected Bishop of Mandya of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Lebanon Archbishop Maroun Khoury Sader, Archbishop emeritus of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 88

2015.08.06

Canada Apostolic Exarchate of Canada (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (Canada)

Canada Fr. Jose Kalluvelil was elected Titular Bishop of Tabala and Apostolic Exarch of Canada of the Syro-Malabars (Canada)

India Bishop Joseph Kunnath, C.M.I. resigned as Bishop of Adilabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Antony Prince Panengaden was elected Bishop of Adilabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

USA Bishop Jacob Angadiath resigned as Apostolic Visitor in Canada of the Syro-Malabars

2015.08.01

Lebanon Fr. Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M. was consecrated as Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Roman Curia

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

as of 2017.02.10

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