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Recent Appointments

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DateDescendingRecent Events
2018.07.12

Ukraine Fr. Petro Loza, C.SS.R. was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Panium and Auxiliary Bishop of Sokal–Zhovkva of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2018.04.17

India Fr. James Athikalam, M.S.T. was consecrated as Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.04.16

USA Archbishop Stefan Soroka resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

2018.04.14

Lebanon Fr. Charles Georges Mrad was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Zorava and Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs

2018.04.12

Ukraine Fr. Petro Loza, C.SS.R. was elected Titular Bishop of Panium and Auxiliary Bishop of Sokal–Zhovkva of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2018.04.10

Egypt Fr. Toma Adly Zaki was elected Titular Bishop of Cabasa and Apostolic Administrator of Guizeh of the Copts (Egypt)

India Bishop Samuel Irenios Kattukallil, Titular Bishop of Tamalluma and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop John Kochuthundil, Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2018.04.09

Romania Fr. Cristian Dumitru Crişan was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Romanians

2018.04.07

Hungary Fr. Ábel Szocska, O.S.B.M., Apostolic Administrator of Nyíregyháza of the Hungarians (Hungary), was elected Bishop of Nyíregyháza of the Hungarians (Hungary)

Lebanon Fr. Rafic Warcha was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Apamea in Syria of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Nigeria Fr. Simon Faddoul was consecrated as Bishop of Annunciation of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites

2018.04.05

India Fr. John Nellikunnel was consecrated as Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.04.04

Lebanon Patriarch Ignace Pierre VIII Abdel-Ahad, Patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) and President emeritus of Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church, passed away at 87

2018.03.08

Romania Bishop Virgil Bercea resigned as Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

2018.02.28

Nigeria Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Simon Faddoul, Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites, was elected Bishop of Annunciation of the Maronites (Nigeria)

2018.02.20

Jordan Bishop Joseph Gébara, Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil), was promoted as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

2018.02.19

Lebanon Fr. Charles Georges Mrad was elected Titular Bishop of Zorava and Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs

2018.02.14

Lebanon Fr. Rafic Warcha was elected Titular Bishop of Apamea in Syria of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2018.02.09

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

India Archbishop George Njaralakatt, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath resigned as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

India Bishop Joshuah Ignathios Kizhakkeveettil, Bishop of Mavelikkara of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

Palestine Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash was appointed as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

Palestine Archbishop Joseph Jules Zerey resigned as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

2018.02.05

Albania Bishop Giovanni Peragine, B., Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania of the Albanese (Albania), was appointed as Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Albania

2018.01.16

India Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil, Bishop emeritus of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 67

2018.01.12

India Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil resigned as Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. James Athikalam, M.S.T. was elected Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Anthony Chirayath resigned as Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. John Nellikunnel was elected Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.01.08

France Archbishop Michel Aupetit, Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France), was appointed as Ordinary of France of the Eastern Rite (France)

2017.12.13

Lebanon Archbishop André Haddad, Archbishop emeritus of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 87

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)

2017.12

Iraq Archbishop Emmanuel Dabbaghian resigned as Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq)

2017.11.25

Italy Bishop Sotìr Ferrara, Bishop emeritus of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 79

2017.11.22

Armenia Archbishop Vartan Kechichian, C.A.M., Coadjutor Ordinary emeritus of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia), passed away at 84

India Fr. Sebastian Pozholiparampil (Jobby) was consecrated as Bishop of Hosur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.18

India Fr. Tony Neelankavil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Masuccaba and Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.12

India Fr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Troina and Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars

2017.11.08

India Fr. Joseph Pamplany was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.06

Argentina Bishop Andrés Sapelak, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians (Argentina), passed away at 97

2017.10.31

USA Bishop Bawai Soro, Titular Bishop of Foratiana, was appointed as Bishop of Mar Addai of Toronto of the Chaldeans (Canada)

2017.10.10

India Diocese of Hosur (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (India)

India Diocese of Shamshabad (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (India)

India Fr. Sebastian Pozholiparampil (Jobby) was elected Bishop of Hosur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Raphael Thattil, Titular Bishop of Buruni, Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) and Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malabars, was appointed as Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.09.21

India Msgr. George Kalayil was consecrated as Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Msgr. John Kochuthundil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2017.09.12

Ukraine Diocese of Chernivtsi (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Diocese of Kolomyia–Chernivtsi) (Ukraine)

Ukraine Diocese of Kolomyia–Chernivtsi (Ukrainian Rite) was renamed as Diocese of Kolomyia (lost territory to establish Diocese of Chernivtsi) (Ukraine)

Ukraine Bishop Yosafat Moschych, C.M.S.A.A., Titular Bishop of Pulcheriopolis and Auxiliary Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk of the Ukrainians (Ukraine), was appointed as Bishop of Chernivtsi of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2017.09.07

Albania Fr. Giovanni Peragine, B. was consecrated as Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania of the Albanese (Albania) and Titular Bishop of Phœnice

2017.09.03

USA Fr. Andriy Rabiy was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Germaniciana and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

2017.09.01

India Fr. Tony Neelankavil was elected Titular Bishop of Masuccaba and Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Joseph Pamplany was elected Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal was elected Titular Bishop of Troina and Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars

2017.08.09

USA Bishop Emmanuel Hana Shaleta, Bishop of Mar Addai of Toronto of the Chaldeans (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego of the Chaldeans (USA)

USA Bishop Robert Joseph Shaheen, Bishop emeritus of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles of the Maronites (USA), passed away at 80

2017.08.08

USA Fr. Andriy Rabiy was elected Titular Bishop of Germaniciana and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

2017.08.05

India Diocese of Parassala (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum) (India)

India Msgr. George Kalayil was elected Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Msgr. John Kochuthundil was elected Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

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

USA Bishop Philipos Stephanos Thottathil, Titular Bishop of Sozopolis in Hæmimonto and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada of the Syro-Malankars (USA)

2017.06.24

USA Bishop Milan Lach, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop of Prešov of the Slovaks (Slovakia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA)

2017.06.22

Syria Patriarch Youssef Absi was granted ecclesiastical communion by the Pope as Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites and Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

2017.06.21

Iraq Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs and Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Syriacs, was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Australia of the Syriacs

Syria Fr. Rami Al-Kabalan was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Syriacs

2017.06.20

Syria Archbishop Joseph Absi, M.S.P., Titular Archbishop of Tarsus of the Greek-Melkites and Auxiliary Bishop of Damascus of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), was elected Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites and Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

2017.06.17

Lebanon Bishop Maroun Ammar, Titular Bishop of Canatha, Auxiliary Bishop of Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon) and Apostolic Administrator of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon), was appointed as Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2017.06.15

Albania Bishop Hil Kabashi, O.F.M. resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania of the Albanese (Albania)

Albania Fr. Giovanni Peragine, B. was elected Titular Bishop of Phœnice and Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania of the Albanese (Albania)

2017.06.14

India Archbishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 88

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

2017.05.20

Argentina Bishop Miguel Mykycej, F.D.P., Bishop emeritus of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians (Argentina), passed away at 82

2017.05.06

Syria Patriarch Gregorios III Laham resigned as Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites, Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites, President of Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church and President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria

Syria Archbishop Youssef Anis Abi-Aad, Prado, Archbishop emeritus of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria), passed away at 77

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)

2017.04.20

USA Bishop Venedykt Aleksiychuk (Valery), M.S.U., Titular Bishop of Germaniciana and Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainians (USA)

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

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Roman Curia

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

as of 2018.04.20

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