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DateDescendingRecent Events
2017.09.30

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

2017.09.14

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

2017.08.01

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

2017.06.21

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. 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)

2017.03.01

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 John Paul II Theological Institute for Matrimonial and Family Science 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 John Paul II Theological Institute for Matrimonial and Family Science

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

Italy Dr. Ferruccio Panicco, Adjunct Auditor of Office of the Auditor General, was appointed as Member of Financial Security Committee

Malta Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, Prelate Secretary General of Secretariat for the Economy and Secretary of the Board of Institute for Works of Religion, was appointed as Member of Financial Security Committee

Spain Bishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C., Director of Directorate of Telecommunications of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State and Secretary General of Governorate of the Vatican City State, was appointed as Member of Financial Security Committee

Switzerland Colonel Christoph Graf, Commander of Pontifical Swiss Guard, was appointed as Member of Financial Security Committee

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

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See Also

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2017.09.19

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