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DateDescendingRecent Events
2018.04.07

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

Italy Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm., Archbishop ad personam and Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, was appointed as President of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

2018.03.22

Ireland Msgr. Joseph Murphy was appointed as Head of Protocol of Secretariat of State

2018.03.21

Brazil Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò, President of Vatican Media Committee, Prefect of Secretariat for Communications and President of Vatican Publishing House, was appointed as Assessor of Secretariat for Communications

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)

2018.02.26

Canada Msgr. José Avelino Bettencourt, Head of Protocol of Secretariat of State, was elected Titular Archbishop of Novigrad

Malta Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, Prelate Secretary General of Secretariat for the Economy, Secretary of the Board of Institute for Works of Religion and Member of Financial Security Committee, was elected Titular Archbishop of Amantea, Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2018.02.23

Spain Sr. Carmen Ros Nortes, N.S.C. was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

2018.02.17

Australia Prof. Neville John Owen was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Brazil Mr. Nelson Giovanelli Rosendo dos Santos was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

England Sr. Jane Bertelsen, F.M.D.M., Superior General of Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Ethiopia Prof. Benyam Dawit Mezmur was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

India Sr. Arina Gonsalves, R.J.M. was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Italy Prof. Ernesto Caffo was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Netherlands Prof. Myriam Wijlens was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

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

USA Ms. Teresa Kettelkamp was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

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

Poland Msgr. Krzysztof Marcjanowicz was appointed as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

2018.02

Italy Msgr. Pietro Amenta resigned as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2018.01.14

USA Msgr. John Richard Cihak resigned as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

2017.12.19

Argentina Bishop Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta was appointed as Assessor of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

2017.12.17

Australia Ms. Kathleen McCormack resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

England Mr. Peter Saunders resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

New Zealand Mr. Bill Kilgallon resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

USA Dr. Krysten Winter-Green resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2017.12.16

Italy Msgr. Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Foratiana, Adjunct Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Secretary Delegate of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

2017.12.07

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

2017.11.27

Italy Mr. Giulio Mattietti resigned as Deputy Director General of Institute for Works of Religion

2017.11.11

Italy Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm., Vicegerent for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy) and Archbishop ad personam, was appointed as Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

2017.11.09

Italy Msgr. Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, Secretary Delegate of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, was elected Titular Archbishop of Foratiana and Adjunct Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Tanzania Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Adjunct Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Archbishop ad personam, was appointed as Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

2017.11.07

Italy Dr. Gabriella Gambino was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

Italy Dr. Linda Ghisoni was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

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

2017.10.28

Ireland Bishop Paul Tighe, Member of Vatican Media Committee and Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture, was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture

2017.10.13

Spain Msgr. José Jaime Brosel Gavilá was appointed as Relator of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2017.09.30

Italy Msgr. Giacomo Morandi was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Cerveteri and Secretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2017.09.28

Hong Kong Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai (韓大輝), S.D.B., Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Greece

Poland Fr. Ryszard Szmydki, O.M.I. was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

2017.09.14

Italy Fr. Matteo Visioli was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2017.09.12

Italy Fr. Andrea Ripa was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for Clergy

2017.09.01

Italy Msgr. Giovanni Carrù resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology

Italy Msgr. Pasquale Iacobone was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology

2017.08.24

Benin Bishop Barthélemy Adoukonou resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture

2017.08.01

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

2017.07.31

Italy Fr. Concetto Occhipinti resigned as Rector of Pontifical Roman Major Seminary

Italy Br. Gabriele Faraghini, P.F.J. was appointed as Rector of Pontifical Roman Major Seminary

2017.07.20

Germany Msgr. Hans-Peter Fischer was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Italy Fr. Pierangelo Pietracatella was appointed as Head of Office of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2017.07.18

Italy Msgr. Giacomo Morandi, Undersecretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was elected Titular Archbishop of Cerveteri and Secretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2017.07.15

Italy Dr. Paolo Papanti-Pelletier, Permanent Observer to International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), was appointed as Judge Nonpareil of the Vatican City State

Italy Prof. Piero Antonio Bonnet resigned as Judge Nonpareil of the Vatican City State

2017.07.11

Italy Msgr. Renzo Civili, Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household, passed away at 91

2017.07.09

Italy Msgr. Fabio Dal Cin was consecrated as Archbishop-Prelate of Loreto (Italy), Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua and Pontifical Delegate for the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto

2017.07.08

Italy Fr. Nicola Riccardi, O.F.M. was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Italy Dr. Flaminia Giovanelli was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Spain Msgr. Segundo Tejado Muñoz was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

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

Spain Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., Secretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was appointed 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

2017.06.29

Ireland Msgr. Kevin Gillespie resigned as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

2017.06.21

Germany Dr. Joachim von Braun was appointed as President of Pontifical Academies of Sciences

Switzerland Prof. Werner Arber resigned as President of Pontifical Academies of Sciences

2017.06.19

Italy Dr. Alessandro Cassinis Righini, Assistant Auditor of Office of the Auditor General, was appointed as Auditor General ad interim of Office of the Auditor General

Italy Dr. Libero Milone resigned as Auditor General of Office of the Auditor General

2017.06.16

France Fr. Bruno Marie Duffé was appointed as Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

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

2017.06.05

Italy Msgr. Antonio Neri, Undersecretary of Congregation for Clergy, passed away at 54

2017.05.31

Brazil Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, I.Sch. was appointed as Secretary of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

Italy Fr. Stefano Cecchin, O.F.M., Secretary of International Marian Pontifical Academy, was appointed as President of International Marian Pontifical Academy

Libya Fr. Vincenzo Battaglia, O.F.M. resigned as President of International Marian Pontifical Academy

Poland Fr. Bogusz Stanisław Matula, O.F.M. was appointed as Secretary of International Marian Pontifical Academy

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

Italy Bishop Angelo De Donatis, Titular Bishop of Mottola and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was promoted as 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

2017.05.20

Italy Msgr. Fabio Dal Cin was elected Archbishop-Prelate of Loreto (Italy), Pontifical Delegate for the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto and Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci resigned as Archbishop-Prelate of Loreto (Italy), Pontifical Delegate for the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto and Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua

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

2017.04.12

Poland Fr. Tadeusz Wojda, S.A.C., Undersecretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland)

2017.04.10

Philippines Fr. Rolando Valenzuela de la Rosa, O.P. resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

Poland Fr. Michał Paluch, O.P. was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

2017.03.22

Argentina Fr. Humberto Miguel Yáñez, S.J. resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

England Msgr. Brian Edwin Ferme resigned as Prelate Secretary of Council for the Economy

England Prof. Sheila Hollins resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

France Dr. Catherine Bonnet resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2017.03.01

Ireland Ms. Marie Collins resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2017.02.27

Italy Bishop Fabio Fabene, Undersecretary of Synod of Bishops and Titular Bishop of Acquapendente, was appointed as Titular Bishop of Montefiascone

2017.02.13

Italy Dr. Stefano Fralleoni was appointed as Director of Management Control of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

2017.02.02

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State, was appointed as Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

2017.01.29

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

2017.01.23

Italy Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz Braña, Auxiliary Vicar of Opus Dei (Italy), was appointed as Prelate of Opus Dei (Italy) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

2017.01.01

Congo-Kinshasa Msgr. Jean-Marie Mate Musivi Mpendawatu, Secretary of Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, was appointed as Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

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

Italy Msgr. Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, Secretary of Pontifical Council “Cor unum”, was appointed as Secretary Delegate of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Italy Fr. Gabriele Ferdinando Bentoglio, C.S. resigned as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

Italy Fr. Augusto Chendi, M.I. resigned as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers

Italy Dr. Flaminia Giovanelli resigned as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Italy Dr. Barbara Jatta was appointed as Director of Directorate of Museums of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State and Director of Vatican Museums

Italy Prof. Antonio Paolucci resigned as Director of Directorate of Museums of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State, Director of Vatican Museums and President of Permanent Commission for the Protection of Historical and Artistic Monuments of the Holy See

Spain Msgr. Segundo Tejado Muñoz resigned as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council “Cor unum”

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

2016.12.20

Spain Msgr. Lucio Ángel Vallejo Balda resigned as Secretary of Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See and Member of Financial Security Committee

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

Canada Fr. Michael Czerny, S.J. was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Italy Fr. Fabio Baggio, C.S. was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

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

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See Also

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2018.04.10

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