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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2017

DateAscendingEvent
2017

Germany Archbishop Henryk Józef Nowacki resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland, Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden, Apostolic Nuncio to Denmark, Apostolic Nuncio to Finland and Apostolic Nuncio to Norway

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

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

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

2017.01.02

Honduras Diocese of Danlí was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa) (Honduras)

Dominican Republic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez resigned as Military Ordinary of Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic)

Dominican Republic Archbishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta, Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), was appointed as Military Ordinary of Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic)

Honduras Fr. José Antonio Canales Motiño was elected Bishop of Danlí (Honduras)

Mozambique Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, Titular Bishop of Amudarsa, Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo (Mozambique) and Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique, was appointed as Bishop of Chimoio (Mozambique)

Mozambique Bishop Francisco João Silota, M. Afr. resigned as Bishop of Chimoio (Mozambique)

2017.01.04

Canada Bishop Frederick Bernard Henry resigned as Bishop of Calgary (Canada)

Canada Bishop William Terrence McGrattan, Bishop of Peterborough (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Calgary (Canada)

China Bishop Anthony Tu Shi-hua (涂世華) , Bishop of Hanyang 漢陽 (China), passed away at 97

2017.01.05

Mexico Bishop Alfonso Humberto Robles Cota, Bishop emeritus of Tepic (Mexico), passed away at 85

Spain Fr. Abilio Martínez Varea was elected Bishop of Osma–Soria (Spain)

2017.01.07

Colombia Fr. Camilo Bernal Hadad, C.I.M. resigned as Superior General of Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists)

France Fr. Jean-Michel Amouriaux, C.I.M. was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists)

2017.01.08

Kenya Bishop Colin Cameron Davies, M.H.M., Bishop emeritus of Ngong (Kenya), passed away at 92

2017.01.09

USA Archbishop Patrick Fernández Flores, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Antonio (USA), passed away at 87

2017.01.10

USA Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis, Titular Bishop of Urci and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Salt Lake City (USA)

2017.01.11

Brazil Fr. Edilson Soares Nobre was elected Bishop of Oeiras (Brazil)

France Bishop Robert Pierre Sarrabère, Bishop emeritus of Aire et Dax (France) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Montauban (France), passed away at 90

Italy Fr. Daniele Gianotti was elected Bishop of Crema (Italy)

2017.01.13

Italy Msgr. Giovanni Checchinato was elected Bishop of San Severo (Italy)

Italy Bishop Lucio Angelo Renna, O. Carm. resigned as Bishop of San Severo (Italy)

Switzerland Cardinal Gilberto Agustoni, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta pro hac vice Title, Prefect emeritus of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and President emeritus of Supreme Court of the Vatican City State, passed away at 94

2017.01.14

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

2017.01.17

Colombia Fr. José Mauricio Vélez García was elected Titular Bishop of Lapda and Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia)

2017.01.18

Brazil Archbishop João José da Costa, O. Carm. succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Aracaju (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop José Palmeira Lessa resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Aracaju (Brazil)

2017.01.20

Papua New Guinea Fr. Pedro Baquero, S.D.B. was elected Bishop of Kerema (Papua New Guinea)

Peru Bishop José Luis Astigarraga Lizarralde, C.P., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Yurimaguas (Peru), passed away at 76

2017.01.21

Italy Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to India and Apostolic Nuncio to Nepal

Italy Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Uzbekistan

Italy Bishop Francesco Saverio Salerno, Secretary emeritus of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, passed away at 88

Italy Dr. Renato Buzzonetti, Director emeritus of Directorate of Health and Hygiene of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State, passed away at 92

USA Bishop José de Jesús Madera Uribe, M.Sp.S., Bishop emeritus of Fresno (USA) and Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Ordinariate emeritus of United States of America (USA), passed away at 89

2017.01.22

Italy Bishop Pietro Bottaccioli, Bishop emeritus of Gubbio (Italy), passed away at 88

2017.01.23

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

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

USA Msgr. Michael Joseph Boulette was elected Titular Bishop of Hieron and Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (USA)

2017.01.24

Cameroon Fr. Michael Miabesue Bibi was elected Titular Bishop of Amudarsa and Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda (Cameroon)

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

USA Bishop Martin Nicholas Lohmuller, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Philadelphia (USA), passed away at 97

2017.01.25

India Fr. Kannikadass William Antony was elected Bishop of Mysore (India)

India Bishop Thomas Antony Vazhapilly resigned as Bishop of Mysore (India)

USA Fr. Jeffrey Robert Haines was elected Titular Bishop of Thagamuta and Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee (USA)

USA Fr. James Thomas Schuerman was elected Titular Bishop of Girba and Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee (USA)

2017.01.26

Belgium Bishop Paul Lanneau, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), passed away at 91

Belize Fr. Lawrence Sydney Nicasio was elected Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize)

Belize Bishop Dorick McGowan Wright resigned as Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize)

2017.01.28

Austria Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein was appointed as Lieutenant ad interim of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

England Fra’ Matthew Festing resigned as Grand Master of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

Zimbabwe Bishop Angel Floro Martínez, I.E.M.E. resigned as Bishop of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe Fr. Rudolf Nyandoro was elected Bishop of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)

2017.01.29

Ukraine Bishop Stanisław Padewski, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Kharkiv–Zaporizhia (Ukraine), passed away at 84

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

USA Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria delle Grazie a Via Trionfale

2017.01.30

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

Philippines Bishop Cesar Castro Raval, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Bangued (Philippines), passed away at 92

2017.02

Italy Archbishop Antonio Mennini resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain

2017.02.01

Brazil Archbishop Albano Bortoletto Cavallin, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Londrina (Brazil), passed away at 86

Brazil Bishop Carlos Alberto dos Santos, Bishop of Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Itabuna (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Czesław Stanula, C.SS.R. resigned as Bishop of Itabuna (Brazil)

Czechia Bishop Josef Hrdlička resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Olomouc (Czechia)

Italy Msgr. Guglielmo Giombanco was elected Bishop of Patti (Italy)

Italy Bishop Ignazio Zambito resigned as Bishop of Patti (Italy)

Lithuania Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis, Cardinal-Priest of Natività di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo a Via Gallia and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Vilnius (Lithuania), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Lithuania)

2017.02.02

Bangladesh Diocese of Chittagong was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chittagong (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C., Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh and Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh)

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

Laos Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane (Laos)

Philippines Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Gilbert A. Garcera, Bishop of Daet (Philippines), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines)

Puerto Rico Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales, Bishop of Fajardo–Humacao (Puerto Rico), was appointed as Bishop of Caguas (Puerto Rico)

USA Bishop Ronald Paul Herzog resigned as Bishop of Alexandria (USA)

USA Bishop David Prescott Talley succeeded as Bishop of Alexandria (USA)

2017.02.03

Argentina Bishop Jorge Vázquez, Titular Bishop of Castra nova and Auxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Morón (Argentina)

Italy Archbishop Carmelo Cassati, M.S.C., Archbishop emeritus of Trani–Barletta–Bisceglie (Italy), passed away at 92

2017.02.04

Mexico Fr. Juan Manuel González Sandoval, M.N.M. was elected Bishop of Tarahumara (Mexico)

Palestine Archbishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem (Palestine)

2017.02.05

Libya Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. succeeded as Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya)

Libya Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, O.F.M. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya)

Papua New Guinea Cardinal John Ribat, M.S.C. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi

2017.02.06

Spain Bishop José Gea Escolano, Bishop emeritus of Mondoñedo–Ferrol (Spain), passed away at 87

2017.02.07

Ecuador Archbishop Luis Alberto Luna Tobar, O.C.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cuenca (Ecuador), passed away at 93

2017.02.08

Madagascar Diocese of Maintirano was established (from Diocese of Mahajanga, Diocese of Morondava and Diocese of Tsiroanomandidy) (Madagascar)

Australia Fr. Timothy James Harris was elected Bishop of Townsville (Australia)

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

Madagascar Bishop Gustavo Bombin Espino, O.SS.T., Bishop of Tsiroanomandidy (Madagascar), was appointed as Bishop of Maintirano (Madagascar)

Zimbabwe Bishop Patrick Mumbure Mutume, Auxiliary Bishop of Mutare (Zimbabwe), passed away at 73

2017.02.09

Germany Msgr. Horst Eberlein was elected Titular Bishop of Tisedi and Auxiliary Bishop of Hamburg (Germany)

2017.02.10

Italy Fr. Giovanni Salonia, O.F.M. Cap. was appointed as Titular Bishop of Buthrotum and Auxiliary Bishop of Palermo (Italy)

2017.02.11

Albania Cardinal Ernest Simoni took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria della Scala

Slovakia Bishop Jozef Zlatňanský, Secretary emeritus of Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe, passed away at 89

2017.02.12

France Bishop Albert-Georges-Yves Malbois, Bishop emeritus of Corbeil (France), passed away at 101

2017.02.13

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

Sudan Fr. Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku Andali was elected Bishop of El Obeid (Sudan)

2017.02.14

China Bishop Casimir Wang Mi-lu (王彌祿), Bishop emeritus of Qinzhou 秦州 (China), passed away at 74

Vietnam Bishop Paul Nguyễn Văn Hoà, Bishop emeritus of Nha Trang (Vietnam), passed away at 85

2017.02.15

Brazil Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata al Tiburtino and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Aparecida (Brazil), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Francisco Javier Hernández Arnedo, O.A.R. resigned as Bishop of Tianguá (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Francisco Edimilson Neves Ferreira was elected Bishop of Tianguá (Brazil)

Italy Archbishop Luigi Negri resigned as Archbishop of Ferrara–Comacchio (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Giancarlo Perego was elected Archbishop of Ferrara–Comacchio (Italy)

2017.02.16

Belize Bishop Osmond Peter Martin, Bishop emeritus of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize), passed away at 86

Paraguay Bishop Pedro Collar Noguera, Titular Bishop of Thamugadi and Auxiliary Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), was appointed as Bishop of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay)

Paraguay Bishop Mario Melanio Medina Salinas resigned as Bishop of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay)

2017.02.18

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Gérard Mulumba Kalemba resigned as Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. was elected Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa)

France Archbishop Jean-Pierre Grallet, O.F.M. resigned as Archbishop of Strasbourg (France)

France Bishop Luc Ravel, C.R.S.V., Military Ordinary of France (France), was promoted as Archbishop of Strasbourg (France)

Italy Fr. Fernando Galbiati, P.I.M.E., Superior General emeritus of Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, passed away at 84

2017.02.21

Ireland Cardinal Desmond Connell, Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dublin (Ireland), passed away at 90

2017.02.22

Brazil Bishop João Justino de Medeiros Silva, Titular Bishop of Tullia and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Montes Claros (Brazil)

France Bishop Gérard Coliche resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Lille (France)

France Msgr. Antoine Hérouard was elected Titular Bishop of Maillezais and Auxiliary Bishop of Lille (France)

2017.02.23

Mexico Bishop Alfonso de Jesús Hinojosa Berrones, Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Victoria (Mexico) and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Monterrey (Mexico), passed away at 92

2017.02.25

Philippines Bishop Joseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Bishop of Ilagan (Philippines)

Spain Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere

2017.02.26

Cote d’Ivoire Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Emerenziana a Tor Fiorenza

2017.02.28

Brazil Archbishop Antônio Ribeiro de Oliveira, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Goiânia (Brazil), passed away at 90

2017.03.01

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

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Vũ Duy Thống, Bishop of Phan Thiêt (Vietnam), passed away at 64

2017.03.02

Germany Fr. Matthäus Karrer was elected Titular Bishop of Tunnuna and Auxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg–Stuttgart (Germany)

Germany Bishop Johannes Kreidler resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg–Stuttgart (Germany)

2017.03.04

Costa Rica Fr. Mario Enrique Quirós Quirós was elected Bishop of Cartago (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas resigned as Bishop of Cartago (Costa Rica)

Italy Bishop Gualtiero Sigismondi, Bishop of Foligno (Italy), was appointed as General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Italian Catholic Action

Malaysia Archbishop John Ha Tiong Hock (夏長福) resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuching (Malaysia)

Malaysia Bishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng (傅雲生), Titular Bishop of Sfasferia and Auxiliary Bishop of Kuching (Malaysia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuching (Malaysia)

2017.03.06

South Sudan Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak, Bishop of Wau (South Sudan), passed away at 76

USA Bishop James Michael Moynihan, Bishop emeritus of Syracuse (USA), passed away at 84

2017.03.07

Poland Bishop Tadeusz Rybak, Bishop emeritus of Legnica (Poland), passed away at 87

USA Msgr. Mark Steven Rivituso was elected Titular Bishop of Turuzi and Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis (USA)

2017.03.08

Brazil Bishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Campina Grande (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Vicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R. was elected Titular Bishop of Castra nova and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

USA Fr. Roy Edward Campbell was elected Titular Bishop of Ucres and Auxiliary Bishop of Washington (USA)

2017.03.09

Spain Fr. José Luis Retana Gozalo was elected Bishop of Plasencia (Spain)

USA Archbishop Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Albania

2017.03.10

Canada Bishop Daniel Joseph Miehm, Titular Bishop of Gor and Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Peterborough (Canada)

2017.03.11

Mexico Bishop Enrique Díaz Díaz, Coadjutor Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Irapuato (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop José de Jesús Martínez Zepeda resigned as Bishop of Irapuato (Mexico)

2017.03.12

France Bishop Jacques Louis Marie Joseph Fihey, Bishop emeritus of Coutances (France), passed away at 85

Italy Archbishop Luigi Barbarito, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Great Britain, passed away at 94

2017.03.13

Ireland Bishop Eamon Casey, Bishop emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland), passed away at 89

2017.03.14

South Korea Fr. John Kim Son-tae (김선태 사도요한) was elected Bishop of Jeonju 전주 (South Korea)

South Korea Bishop Vincent Ri Pyung-ho (이병호 빈첸시오) resigned as Bishop of Jeonju 전주 (South Korea)

2017.03.16

Algeria Fr. John Gordon MacWilliam, M. Afr. was elected Bishop of Laghouat (Algeria)

Algeria Bishop Claude Jean Narcisse Rault, M. Afr. resigned as Bishop of Laghouat (Algeria)

Ghana Bishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D., Titular Bishop of Ita and Vicar Apostolic of Donkorkrom (Ghana), was appointed as Bishop of Keta–Akatsi (Ghana)

USA Fr. Steven Biegler was elected Bishop of Cheyenne (USA)

2017.03.17

Italy Bishop Carlo Mazza resigned as Bishop of Fidenza (Italy)

Italy Fr. Ovidio Vezzoli was elected Bishop of Fidenza (Italy)

2017.03.18

Colombia Fr. Orlando Olave Villanoba was elected Bishop of Tumaco (Colombia)

Czechia Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Praha (Czechia), passed away at 84

Indonesia Fr. Robertus Rubiyatmoko was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Semarang (Indonesia)

Poland Msgr. Andrzej Józwowicz was elected Titular Archbishop of Lauriacum and Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda

2017.03.19

USA Bishop John Jeremiah McRaith, Bishop emeritus of Owensboro (USA), passed away at 82

2017.03.21

Honduras Bishop Rómulo Emiliani Sánchez, C.M.F. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of San Pedro Sula (Honduras)

Spain Msgr. Santiago De Wit Guzmán was elected Titular Archbishop of Gabala and Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic

2017.03.22

Brazil Fr. Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Montenegro (Brazil)

2017.03.23

Chile Fr. Cristián Carlo Roncagliolo Pacheco was elected Titular Bishop of Hospita and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

USA Cardinal William Henry Keeler, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Baltimore (USA), passed away at 86

2017.03.25

Belgium Cardinal Jozef De Kesel took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo

Brazil Archbishop Marcelo Pinto Carvalheira, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Paraíba (Brazil), passed away at 88

Hungary Bishop Béla Balás resigned as Bishop of Kaposvár (Hungary)

Hungary Fr. László Varga was elected Bishop of Kaposvár (Hungary)

Italy Cardinal Mario Zenari took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri

Spain Archbishop-elect Santiago De Wit Guzmán, Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Chad

2017.03.28

Argentina Bishop Santiago Olivera, Bishop of Cruz del Eje (Argentina), was appointed as Military Ordinary of Argentina (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Héctor Luis Zordán, M.SS.CC. was elected Bishop of Gualeguaychú (Argentina)

Australia Fr. Kenneth Michael Howell was elected Titular Bishop of Thamugadi and Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane (Australia)

Australia Bishop Joseph John Oudeman, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane (Australia)

2017.03.29

Brazil Fr. Edivalter Andrade was elected Bishop of Floriano (Brazil)

2017.04.01

Equatorial Guinea Diocese of Evinayong was established (from Diocese of Bata) (Equatorial Guinea)

Equatorial Guinea Diocese of Mongomo was established (from Diocese of Ebebiyín) (Equatorial Guinea)

Equatorial Guinea Fr. Calixto Paulino Esono Abaga Obono was elected Bishop of Evinayong (Equatorial Guinea)

Equatorial Guinea Fr. Juan Domingo-Beka Esono Ayang, C.M.F. was elected Bishop of Mongomo (Equatorial Guinea)

Equatorial Guinea Fr. Miguel Angel Nguema Bee, S.D.B. was elected Bishop of Ebebiyín (Equatorial Guinea)

Italy Archbishop Antonio Ciliberti, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy), passed away at 82

Italy Archbishop Mario Giordana resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia

Italy Archbishop Giacomo Guido Ottonello, Apostolic Nuncio to Ecuador, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia

Netherlands Fr. Cornelis Franciscus Maria van den Hout was elected Bishop of Groningen–Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

2017.04.04

Brazil Archbishop Clóvis Frainer, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), passed away at 86

2017.04.06

Brazil Bishop Newton Holanda Gurgel, Bishop emeritus of Crato (Brazil), passed away at 93

France Bishop Hervé Gaschignard resigned as Bishop of Aire et Dax (France)

USA Archbishop James Patrick Green (格霖澤), Apostolic Nuncio to Peru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland and Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden

USA Msgr. Daniel H. Mueggenborg was elected Titular Bishop of Tullia and Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle (USA)

2017.04.07

Czechia Msgr. Martin David was elected Titular Bishop of Thucca in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Ostrava–Opava (Czechia)

2017.04.08

Ethiopia Bishop Woldeghiorghis Mathewos resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Hosanna (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Fr. Seyoum Franso Noel was elected Titular Bishop of Eminentiana and Vicar Apostolic of Hosanna (Ethiopia)

France Bishop Jean-Michel di Falco Léandri resigned as Bishop of Gap (France)

France Fr. Xavier Malle was elected Bishop of Gap (France)

USA Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Greece, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain

Vietnam Fr. Dominic Nguyễn Văn Mạnh was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Đà Lat (Vietnam)

2017.04.09

Nigeria Fr. Donatus Edet Akpan was elected Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria)

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)

2017.04.11

India Bishop Edward Francis, Bishop emeritus of Sivagangai (India), passed away at 86

Mozambique Bishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C., Bishop of Tete (Mozambique), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nampula (Mozambique)

Peru Bishop José Ramón Gurruchaga Ezama, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Lurín (Peru), passed away at 86

2017.04.12

Indonesia Fr. Benedictus Estephanus Rolly Untu, M.S.C. was elected Bishop of Manado (Indonesia)

Indonesia Bishop Joseph Theodorus Suwatan, M.S.C. resigned as Bishop of Manado (Indonesia)

Poland Archbishop Edward Ozorowski resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland)

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

2017.04.13

France Bishop Georges Rol, Bishop emeritus of Angoulême (France), passed away at 90

Poland Bishop Roman Adam Marcinkowski resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Płock (Poland)

2017.04.18

Germany Fr. Peter Kohlgraf was elected Bishop of Mainz (Germany)

2017.04.19

Brazil Bishop Francisco Carlos Bach, Bishop of São José dos Pinhais (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Joinville (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Vilson Basso, S.C.I., Bishop of Caxias do Maranhão (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Imperatriz (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. José Ionilton Lisboa de Oliveira, S.D.V. was elected Bishop-Prelate of Itacoatiara (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Bruno Elizeu Versari was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Campo Mourão (Brazil)

Croatia Bishop Antun Bogetić, Bishop emeritus of Poreč i Pula (Croatia), passed away at 94

USA Bishop Martin John Amos resigned as Bishop of Davenport (USA)

USA Fr. John P. Dolan was elected Titular Bishop of Uchi maius and Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (USA)

USA Msgr. Thomas Robert Zinkula was elected Bishop of Davenport (USA)

2017.04.20

China Archbishop Anicetus Andrew Wang Chong-yi (王充一), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Guiyang 貴陽 (China), passed away at 97

Lithuania Bishop Kęstutis Kėvalas, Titular Bishop of Abziri and Auxiliary Bishop of Kaunas (Lithuania), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Telšiai (Lithuania)

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)

2017.04.21

Italy Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, P.O.C.R. resigned as Bishop of Melfi–Rapolla–Venosa (Italy)

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

2017.04.23

Brazil Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia

Kenya Archbishop Peter J. Kairo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya)

Kenya Bishop Anthony Muheria, Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) and Apostolic Administrator of Machakos (Kenya), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya)

2017.04.25

Cameroon Bishop Eugeniusz Juretzko, O.M.I. resigned as Bishop of Yokadouma (Cameroon)

Cameroon Fr. Paul Lontsié-Keuné was elected Bishop of Yokadouma (Cameroon)

Germany Fr. Rolf Lohmann was elected Titular Bishop of Gor and Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany)

Poland Archbishop Marek Solczyński, Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia, Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia and Apostolic Nuncio to Azerbaigian, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Tanzania

2017.04.26

Italy Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria

2017.04.27

Italy Archbishop Alessandro D’Errico, Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Malta

Italy Fr. Giovanni Salonia, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Titular Bishop of Buthrotum and Auxiliary Bishop of Palermo (Italy)

2017.04.28

Central African Republic Bishop Richard Appora-Ngalanibé, O.P. succeeded as Bishop of Bambari (Central African Republic)

Central African Republic Bishop Édouard Mathos, Bishop of Bambari (Central African Republic), passed away at 68

2017.04.29

Italy Bishop Diego Natale Bona, Bishop emeritus of Saluzzo (Italy), passed away at 90

Spain Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach, Cardinal-Priest of S. Sebastiano alle Catacombe and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Barcelona (Spain), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Spain)

See Also

Recently Consecrated Bishops

Appointments in the Roman Curia

Appointments in Pontifical Representations

Appointments of Cardinals

Appointments in the Eastern Church

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