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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)

2017.03.01

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

2016.12.12

France Msgr. Maurice Monier, Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as Pro-Dean of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Italy Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, Prelate of Opus Dei (Italy) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, passed away at 84

2016.12.06

Italy Prof. Pio Baldi was appointed as President of Illustrious Pontifical Academy of Fine Arts and Literature of Virtuosos at the Pantheon

Italy Prof. Vitaliano Tiberia resigned as President of Illustrious Pontifical Academy of Fine Arts and Literature of Virtuosos at the Pantheon

2016.11.21

Italy Msgr. Francesco Viscome, Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2016.11.19

USA Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuliano Martire

2016.11.15

USA Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Galveston–Houston (USA), Vice-President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

2016.10.31

India Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil, Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly (India)

2016.10.14

Venezuela Fr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal, S.J. was appointed as Superior General of Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Gregorian University and Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute

2016.10.03

Spain Fr. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón, S.J. resigned as Superior General of Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Gregorian University and Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute

2016.09.10

Germany Abbot Primate Notker D. Wolf, O.S.B. resigned as Abbot Primate of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm

USA Abbot Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B. was appointed as Abbot Primate of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm

2016.09.01

France Bishop Jean Laffitte resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Family

France Fr. François-Xavier Dumortier, S.J. resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Gregorian University

Germany Bishop Josef Clemens resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Laity

Italy Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia resigned as President of Pontifical Council for the Family

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, Auditor General of Apostolic Camera and Adjunct Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, was appointed as Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko resigned as President of Pontifical Council for the Laity

Portugal Fr. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, S.J. was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Gregorian University

Spain Msgr. Miguel Delgado Galindo resigned as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Laity

Spain Msgr. Carlos Simón Vázquez resigned as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Family

2016.08.31

Ghana Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

2016.08.20

Malta Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna, President of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta graviora and Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta (Malta), was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Malta

2016.08.15

Italy Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of Pontifical Council for the Family and Archbishop ad personam, was appointed as Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and Family and President of Pontifical Academy for Life

Italy Msgr. Livio Melina resigned as President of Pontifical Institute of John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and Family

Italy Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri was appointed as President of Pontifical Institute of John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and Family

Spain Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula resigned as President of Pontifical Academy for Life

USA Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, Bishop of Dallas (USA), was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

2016.08.01

Italy Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. resigned as Director of Press Office of the Holy See

Spain Dr. Paloma García Ovejero was appointed as Vice-Director of Press Office of the Holy See

USA Dr. Greg Burke, Vice-Director of Press Office of the Holy See, was appointed as Director of Press Office of the Holy See

2016.07.16

Belgium Archbishop Frans Daneels, O. Praem. resigned as Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

2016.07.12

Poland Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, Bishop emeritus of Radom (Poland), President of Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers and Archbishop ad personam, passed away at 67

2016.06.22

Italy Msgr. Guido Mazzotta was appointed as Prelate-Secretary of Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas

2016.06.13

Honduras Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Honduras

2016.05.28

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

2016.05.20

Italy Fr. Francesco Patton, O.F.M. was appointed as Custos of the Holy Land of Custody of the Holy Land

Palestine Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. resigned as Custos of the Holy Land of Custody of the Holy Land

2016.05.13

Poland Msgr. Robert Gołębiowski, Substitute Defender of the Bond of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as Defender of the Bond of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2016.05

Italy Prof. Claudio Papale resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2016.04.04

Italy Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano (Italy), Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia and Apostolic Administrator of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was appointed as Pontifical Delegate for Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

2016.03.22

Mexico Msgr. José Fernando Mejía Yáñez, M.G. was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Slovakia Fr. Miroslav Koštanc Adam, O.P., Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2016.03.19

Spain Fr. Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J. was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Luperciana, Secretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Vice-Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims

2016.03.16

Italy Dr. Alessandro Cassinis Righini was appointed as Adjunct Auditor of Office of the Auditor General

Italy Dr. Ferruccio Panicco was appointed as Adjunct Auditor of Office of the Auditor General

2016.03.04

Italy Msgr. Paolo Borgia was appointed as Assessor for General Affairs of Secretariat of State and President of Financial Security Committee

2016.03.01

Italy Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. resigned as Director General of Vatican Radio

Italy Dr. Alberto Gasbarri resigned as Director of Administration of Vatican Radio

Italy Dr. Giacomo Ghisani, Vice-Director General of Secretariat for Communications, was appointed as Director of Administration of Vatican Radio

2016.03

Italy Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli resigned as President of Pontifical Council for Social Communications

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Antonio Scotti resigned as Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Social Communications

2016.02.27

Ireland Msgr. Paul Tighe was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Drivastum, Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture and Member of Vatican Media Committee

2016.02.09

Italy Mr. Francesco Masci was appointed as Director of Department of Technology of Secretariat for Communications

Slovenia Prof. Nataša Govekar was appointed as Director of Pastoral Theology Department of Secretariat for Communications

USA Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, Assessor for General Affairs of Secretariat of State and President of Financial Security Committee, was elected Titular Archbishop of Marcianopolis, Apostolic Nuncio to Botswana and Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa

2016.02.01

Italy Fr. Ciro Benedettini, C.P. resigned as Vice-Director of Press Office of the Holy See

USA Msgr. James Francis Checchio resigned as Rector of Pontifical North American College

USA Dr. Greg Burke was appointed as Vice-Director of Press Office of the Holy See

2016.01.30

Italy Msgr. Luigi Mistò, Secretary of the Administrative Section of Secretariat for the Economy, was appointed as President of Pontifical Commission for the Activities of Public Juridical Persons of the Church in the Healthcare Sector

Italy Sr. Maria Annunziata Remossi, O.M.V.F. was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Commission for the Activities of Public Juridical Persons of the Church in the Healthcare Sector

2016.01.29

Spain Fr. Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., Secretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Vice-Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, was elected Titular Bishop of Luperciana

2016.01.21

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Russo was appointed as Undersecretary of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

2016

Argentina Msgr. Guillermo Javier Karcher resigned as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

Argentina Msgr. Osvaldo Neves de Almeida resigned as Cleric Prelate of Apostolic Camera

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

Italy Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli resigned as President of Vatican Television Centre

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Antonio Scotti resigned as President of Vatican Publishing House

Italy Dr. Stefano Fralleoni resigned as Accountant General of Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See

Italy Dr. Giacomo Ghisani resigned as Director of Administration of Vatican Radio

Italy Dr. Roberto Romolo resigned as Administrative Secretary of Vatican Television Centre

Italy Dr. Angelo Scelzo resigned as Vice-Director for the Accreditation for Journalists of Press Office of the Holy See

Italy Mr. Stefano D’Agostini resigned as Director of Vatican Television Centre

Poland Fr. Andrzej Majewski, S.J. resigned as Program Director of Vatican Radio

Spain Msgr. Luis Felipe Navarro Marfá was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Spain Fr. Luis Romera Oñate resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

2015.12.21

Brazil Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò resigned as Director of Vatican Television Centre

Italy Mr. Stefano D’Agostini was appointed as Director of Vatican Television Centre

2015.12.19

Ireland Msgr. Paul Tighe, Secretary of Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Member of Committee for the reform for the Vatican Media and Member of Vatican Media Committee, was elected Titular Bishop of Drivastum and Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture

2015.12.12

Switzerland Fr. François Pascal Burri resigned as Chaplain of Pontifical Swiss Guard

Switzerland Fr. Thomas Widmer was appointed as Chaplain of Pontifical Swiss Guard

2015.12.07

Italy Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Delegate for Pontifical Representations of Secretariat of State, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Serbia

Poland Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski, Apostolic Nuncio to Republic of Congo and Apostolic Nuncio to Gabon, was appointed as Delegate for Pontifical Representations of Secretariat of State

2015.11.26

Spain Fr. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón, S.J. resigned as President of Union of Superiors General (U.S.G.)

2015.11.24

Italy Mr. Gianfranco Mammì, Deputy Director General of Institute for Works of Religion, was appointed as Director General of Institute for Works of Religion

Italy Mr. Rolando Marranci resigned as Director General of Institute for Works of Religion

2015.11.23

USA Fr. Peter C. Harman was appointed as Rector of Pontifical North American College

2015.11

Italy Msgr. Riccardo Bollati was appointed as Adjunct Secretary of International Theological Commission

2015.10.27

Italy Msgr. Giacomo Morandi was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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See Also

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2017.05.27

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