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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

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Dominique Kimpinde Amando, Bishop emeritus of Kalemie–Kirungu (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 83

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

2017.02.27

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

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 Robert 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

Falkland Islands Fr. Michael Bernard McPartland, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Falkland Islands (Falkland Islands) and Ecclesiastical Superior emeritus of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha), passed away at 77

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 Henry 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 Patrick 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 and Permanent Observer to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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

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

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

Italy Fra’ Giacomo Dalle Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto was appointed as Lieutenant ad interim of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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)

2017.04.30

Ukraine Fr. Vitaliy Krivitskiy, S.D.B. was elected Bishop of Kyïv–Žytomyr (Ukraine)

2017.05.02

South Africa Bishop Barry Alexander Anthony Wood, O.M.I., Auxiliary Bishop of Durban (South Africa), passed away at 74

USA Archbishop George Hugh Niederauer, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Francisco (USA), passed away at 80

Vietnam Fr. John Đỗ Văn Ngân was elected Titular Bishop of Buleliana and Auxiliary Bishop of Xuân Lôc (Vietnam)

2017.05.04

Colombia Bishop Edgar Aristizábal Quintero, Titular Bishop of Castra Galbæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Yopal (Colombia)

2017.05.05

Dominican Republic Bishop Amancio Escapa Aparicio, O.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), passed away at 79

2017.05.06

Italy Bishop Arturo Aiello, Bishop of Teano–Calvi (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Avellino (Italy)

Philippines Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait, Apostolic Delegate to Arabic Peninsula, Apostolic Nuncio to Bahrain, Apostolic Nuncio to United Arab Emirates and Apostolic Nuncio to Yemen, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar

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

Vietnam Bishop Emmanuel Nguyễn Hồng Sơn succeeded as Bishop of Ba Ria (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Thomas Nguyễn Văn Trâm resigned as Bishop of Ba Ria (Vietnam)

2017.05.07

Ireland Archbishop Thomas A. White (陶懷德), Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Vanuatu, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Marshall Islands, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Nauru, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio emeritus to Fiji Islands and Apostolic Delegate emeritus to Pacific Ocean, passed away at 85

2017.05.09

Papua New Guinea Archbishop Brian James Barnes, O.F.M., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 84

2017.05.10

Brazil Fr. André Vital Félix da Silva, S.C.I. was elected Bishop of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Jacy Diniz Rocha was elected Bishop of São Luíz de Cáceres (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop José Haring, O.F.M. resigned as Bishop of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Luiz Antônio Lopes Ricci was elected Titular Bishop of Tindari and Auxiliary Bishop of Niterói (Brazil)

2017.05.11

France Fr. Pierre-Antoine Bozo was elected Bishop of Limoges (France)

2017.05.13

Bangladesh Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi

Croatia Bishop Valentin Pozaić, S.J. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Zagreb (Croatia)

Nigeria Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

Ukraine Fr. Eduard Kava, O.F.M. Conv. was elected Titular Bishop of Cilibia and Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine)

USA Archbishop Michael Wallace Banach, Apostolic Delegate to Mauritania, Apostolic Nuncio to Senegal, Apostolic Nuncio to Cape Verde and Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea-Bissau, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritania

2017.05.14

Italy Cardinal Renato Corti took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina

USA Bishop Thomas Vose Daily, Bishop emeritus of Brooklyn (USA), passed away at 89

2017.05.15

Australia Bishop Justin Joseph Bianchini resigned as Bishop of Geraldton (Australia)

Australia Fr. Michael Henry Morrissey was elected Bishop of Geraldton (Australia)

USA Fr. Bernard Edward Shlesinger III was elected Titular Bishop of Naiera and Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta (USA)

2017.05.16

Ecuador Bishop Emilio Lorenzo Stehle, Bishop emeritus of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador), passed away at 90

2017.05.18

Argentina Fr. Jorge Eduardo Scheinig was elected Titular Bishop of Ita and Auxiliary Bishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina)

2017.05.19

Netherlands Bishop Hubertus Cornelis Antonius Ernst, Bishop emeritus of Breda (Netherlands) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Breda (Netherlands), passed away at 100

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

India Bishop Peter Remigius resigned as Bishop of Kottar (India)

India Fr. Nazarene Soosai was elected Bishop of Kottar (India)

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

Philippines Bishop Camilo Diaz Gregorio resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Batanes (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Danilo B. Ulep was elected Bishop-Prelate of Batanes (Philippines)

Poland Msgr. Andrzej Przybylski was elected Titular Bishop of Orte and Auxiliary Bishop of Częstochowa (Poland)

USA Bishop William Clifford Newman, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Baltimore (USA), passed away at 88

2017.05.23

France Bishop Olivier de Berranger, Prado, Bishop emeritus of Saint-Denis (France), passed away at 78

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

2017.05.27

Mexico Fr. Pedro Sergio de Jesús Mena Díaz was elected Titular Bishop of Zuglio and Auxiliary Bishop of Yucatán (Mexico)

Peru Fr. Reinhold Nann was elected Bishop-Prelate of Caravelí (Peru)

2017.05.29

USA Fr. William Albert Wack, C.S.C. was elected Bishop of Pensacola–Tallahassee (USA)

2017.05.30

Brazil Archbishop José Carlos Melo, C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maceió (Brazil), passed away at 86

USA Archbishop Daniel William Kucera, O.S.B., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dubuque (USA), passed away at 94

2017.05.31

Austria Msgr. Hansjörg Hofer was elected Titular Bishop of Abziri and Auxiliary Bishop of Salzburg (Austria)

Brazil Bishop José Mário Scalon Angonese, Titular Bishop of Giufi and Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Uruguaiana (Brazil)

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

Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Bala, Bishop of Bafia (Cameroon), passed away at 58

Germany Msgr. Franz Josef Gebert was elected Titular Bishop of Vegesela in Byzacena and Auxiliary Bishop of Trier (Germany)

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

Nigeria Fr. Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F. was elected Bishop of Bauchi (Nigeria)

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

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

2017.06.02

Belgium Bishop Léon Lemmens, Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), passed away at 63

2017.06.03

USA Bishop David Raymond Choby, Bishop of Nashville (USA), passed away at 70

2017.06.05

Italy Msgr. Claudio Palumbo was elected Bishop of Trivento (Italy)

Italy Bishop Domenico Angelo Scotti resigned as Bishop of Trivento (Italy)

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

2017.06.06

Pakistan Bishop Andrew Francis, Bishop emeritus of Multan (Pakistan), passed away at 70

2017.06.07

Brazil Fr. Francisco Cota de Oliveira was elected Titular Bishop of Fiorentino and Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Amilton Manoel da Silva, C.P. was elected Titular Bishop of Tusuros and Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Juarez Delorto Secco was elected Titular Bishop of Vegesela in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2017.06.08

Chile Bishop Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina, Bishop of Valdivia (Chile), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile)

Chile Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile)

2017.06.09

Argentina Archbishop Alfredo Horacio Zecca, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tucumán (Argentina), was appointed as Titular Archbishop of Bolsena

China Bishop John Liu Shi-gong (劉世功), Bishop of Jining 集寧 (China), passed away at 88

Ireland Bishop Philip Boyce, O.C.D. resigned as Bishop of Raphoe (Ireland)

Ireland Fr. Alexander Aloysius McGuckian (Alan), S.J. was elected Bishop of Raphoe (Ireland)

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

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

2017.06.11

Mexico Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa Fiorelli

Venezuela Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio

2017.06.12

Brazil Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, E.P. resigned as President of Heralds of the Gospel and Superior General of Clerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli

2017.06.13

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

USA Bishop Charles Coleman Thompson, Bishop of Evansville (USA), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Indianapolis (USA)

2017.06.14

Brazil Bishop Geremias Steinmetz, Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Londrina (Brazil)

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

2017.06.15

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

Albania Fr. Simon Kulli was elected Bishop of Sapë (Albania)

Albania Msgr. Gjergj Meta was elected Bishop of Rrëshen (Albania)

Albania Bishop Cristoforo Palmieri, C.M. resigned as Bishop of Rrëshen (Albania)

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

Canada Fr. Paul Voisin, C.R. was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists)

Colombia Bishop Julio Hernando García Peláez, Bishop of Istmina–Tadó (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Garagoa (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop José Vicente Huertas Vargas resigned as Bishop of Garagoa (Colombia)

Mexico Fr. Julio César Salcedo Aquino, M.J. was elected Bishop of Tlaxcala (Mexico)

Poland Fr. Bernard Hylla, C.R. resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists)

2017.06.16

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Charles Phukuta Khonde, C.I.C.M. was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheutists)

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

Italy Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, Apostolic Nuncio to Antigua and Barbuda, Apostolic Nuncio to Bahamas, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominica, Apostolic Nuncio to Jamaica, Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada, Apostolic Nuncio to Guyana, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Lucia, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Apostolic Nuncio to Suriname, Apostolic Delegate to Antille, Apostolic Nuncio to Barbados, Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago and Plenipotentiary Representative to Caribbean Community (CARICOM), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Peru

USA Fr. Timothy Atkin, C.I.C.M. resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheutists)

2017.06.17

Argentina Archbishop Alfonso Rogelio Delgado Evers resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina)

Argentina Archbishop Jorge Eduardo Lozano succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina)

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)

Philippines Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran, Bishop of San Fernando de La Union (Philippines), passed away at 68

Philippines Bishop Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumulak, Military Ordinary of Philippines (Philippines), passed away at 72

2017.06.18

Colombia Bishop Octavio Betancourt Arango, Bishop emeritus of Garzón (Colombia), passed away at 89

Hungary Bishop János Székely, Titular Bishop of Febiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary), was appointed as Bishop of Szombathely (Hungary)

2017.06.19

Argentina Fr. Enrique Alberto Martínez Ossola was elected Titular Bishop of Acquapendente and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

India Cardinal Ivan Dias, Cardinal-Priest of Spirito Santo alla Ferratella, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bombay (India), Prefect emeritus of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President emeritus of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious and Grand Chancellor emeritus of Pontifical Urbaniana University, passed away at 81

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

Spain Fr. Sergi Gordo Rodríguez was elected Titular Bishop of Cenæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Spain)

Spain Fr. Antoni Vadell Ferrer was elected Titular Bishop of Urci and Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Spain)

Venezuela Fr. Luis Enrique Rojas Ruiz was elected Titular Bishop of Unizibira and Auxiliary Bishop of Mérida (Venezuela)

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

2017.06.21

Brazil Fr. Francisco de Assis Gabriel dos Santos, C.SS.R. was elected Bishop of Campo Maior (Brazil)

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

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

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

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

2017.06.22

Spain Archbishop Andrés Carrascosa Coso, Apostolic Nuncio to Panama, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Ecuador

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

USA Archbishop John Raphael Quinn, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Francisco (USA), passed away at 88

2017.06.23

Grenada Fr. Clyde Martin Harvey was elected Bishop of Saint George’s in Grenada (Grenada)

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)

2017.06.27

Brazil Bishop João Oneres Marchiori, Bishop emeritus of Lages (Brazil), passed away at 84

Italy Archbishop Paolo Mario Virgilio Atzei, O.F.M. Conv. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Sassari (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Gian Franco Saba was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Sassari (Italy)

USA Msgr. Alfred Andrew Schlert was elected Bishop of Allentown (USA)

2017.06.28

Brazil Fr. Antônio de Assis Ribeiro, S.D.B. was elected Titular Bishop of Babra and Auxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil)

El Salvador Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Titular Bishop of Mulli and Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador), was created Cardinal-Priest of SS. Sacramento a Tor de’ Schiavi

France Fr. Antoine de Romanet de Beaune was elected Military Ordinary of France (France)

Indonesia Fr. Adrianus Sunarko, O.F.M. was elected Bishop of Pangkal-Pinang (Indonesia)

Laos Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D., Titular Bishop of Aquæ novæ in Proconsulari, Vicar Apostolic of Pakse (Laos) and Apostolic Administrator of Vientiane (Laos), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite

Mali Archbishop Jean Zerbo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamako (Mali), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana

Marshall Islands Fr. Ariel Galido, M.S.C. was appointed as Prefect Apostolic of Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands)

Marshall Islands Fr. Raymundo Sabio, M.S.C. resigned as Prefect Apostolic of Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands)

South Korea Fr. Job Koo Yo-bi (구요비(具要備) 욥) was elected Titular Bishop of Sfasferia and Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea)

South Korea Fr. Pius Moon Chang-woo (문창우(文昌宇) 비오) was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Jeju 제주 (South Korea)

Spain Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella, Metropolitan Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme

Sweden Bishop Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., Bishop of Stockholm (Sweden) and Vice-President of Scandinavian Episcopal Conference, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli

2017.06.29

Canada Bishop François Lapierre, P.M.E. resigned as Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada)

Canada Fr. Christian Rodembourg, M.S.A. was elected Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada)

Paraguay Bishop Catalino Claudio Giménez Medina, I.Sch. resigned as Bishop of Caacupé (Paraguay)

Paraguay Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos, Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay, was appointed as Bishop of Caacupé (Paraguay)

2017.06.30

Argentina Bishop Luis Guillermo Eichhorn resigned as Bishop of Morón (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Jorge Vázquez succeeded as Bishop of Morón (Argentina)

Colombia Bishop Héctor Epalza Quintero, P.S.S. resigned as Bishop of Buenaventura (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya was elected Bishop of Buenaventura (Colombia)

Mexico Bishop Leopoldo González González, Bishop of Tapachula (Mexico), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico)

USA Bishop Arthur Leo Kennedy resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (USA)

2017.07.01

Dominican Republic Msgr. Ramón Benito Ángeles Fernández was elected Titular Bishop of Febiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

Dominican Republic Fr. Jesús Castro Marte was elected Titular Bishop of Giufi and Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

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

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia

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

2017.07.02

El Salvador Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez took possession as Cardinal-Priest of SS. Sacramento a Tor de’ Schiavi

2017.07.05

Brazil Bishop José Soares Filho, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Bishop of Carolina (Brazil)

Czechia Fr. Antonín Basler was elected Titular Bishop of Vaga and Auxiliary Bishop of Olomouc (Czechia)

Czechia Msgr. Josef Nuzík was elected Titular Bishop of Castra Galbæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Olomouc (Czechia)

Germany Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Köln (Germany), passed away at 83

Spain Dr. Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Director emeritus of Press Office of the Holy See, passed away at 80

USA Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama, Titular Bishop of Bararus and Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Raleigh (USA)

2017.07.06

United Arab Emirates Bishop Giovanni Bernardo Gremoli, O.F.M. Cap., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Arabia (United Arab Emirates), passed away at 91

2017.07.07

Italy Cardinal Angelo Scola resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Milano (Italy)

Italy Bishop Mario Enrico Delpini, Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum and Auxiliary Bishop of Milano (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Milano (Italy)

Italy Bishop Piergiorgio Debernardi resigned as Bishop of Pinerolo (Italy)

Italy Fr. Derio Olivero was elected Bishop of Pinerolo (Italy)

2017.07.08

Cuba Fr. Juan Gabriel Diaz Ruiz was elected Bishop of Ciego de Ávila (Cuba)

Cuba Bishop Mario Eusebio Mestril Vega resigned as Bishop of Ciego de Ávila (Cuba)

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

2017.07.11

Central African Republic Fr. Jesús Ruiz Molina, M.C.C.J. was elected Titular Bishop of Aræ in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Bangassou (Central African Republic)

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

USA Fr. Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. was elected Bishop of Juneau (USA)

USA Bishop Nelson Jesus Perez, Titular Bishop of Catrum and Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Cleveland (USA)

2017.07.12

Argentina Archbishop Carlos Alfonso Azpiroz Costa, O.P. succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bahía Blanca (Argentina)

Argentina Archbishop Guillermo José Garlatti resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bahía Blanca (Argentina)

Brazil Bishop Manoel dos Reis de Farias resigned as Bishop of Petrolina (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Afonso Fioreze, C.P. resigned as Bishop of Luziânia (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Waldemar Passini Dalbello succeeded as Bishop of Luziânia (Brazil)

Italy Bishop Luciano Monari resigned as Bishop of Brescia (Italy)

Italy Bishop Pierantonio Tremolada, Titular Bishop of Maxita and Auxiliary Bishop of Milano (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Brescia (Italy)

2017.07.13

Italy Mr. Giovanni Battista Franzoni, O.S.B. Cas., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of San Paolo fuori le Mura (Italy), passed away at 88

2017.07.14

Italy Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ancona–Osimo (Italy)

Italy Bishop Angelo Spina, Bishop of Sulmona–Valva (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ancona–Osimo (Italy)

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

2017.07.18

Argentina Bishop Antonio Marino resigned as Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Gabriel Antonio Mestre was elected Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

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

2017.07.20

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

2017.07.21

Ecuador Bishop Clímaco Jacinto Zarauz Carrillo, Bishop emeritus of Azogues (Ecuador), passed away at 91

Namibia Bishop Philipp Pöllitzer, O.M.I. resigned as Bishop of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

2017.07.22

Dominican Republic Fr. Faustino Burgos Brisman, C.M. was elected Titular Bishop of Bararus and Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

India Fr. Peter Sebastian Goveas was elected Bishop of Bettiah (India)

2017.07.23

Hungary Archbishop József Szendi, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Veszprém (Hungary), passed away at 95

2017.07.25

Madagascar Bishop Jean-Pierre-Dominique Zévaco, C.M., Bishop emeritus of Tôlagnaro (Madagascar), passed away at 91

2017.07.26

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri, Archbishop of Trani–Barletta–Bisceglie (Italy), passed away at 74

2017.07.29

Philippines Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez resigned as Bishop of Lucena (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Mel Rey M. Uy was elected Bishop of Lucena (Philippines)

Venezuela Fr. Helizandro Terán Bermúdez, O.S.A. was elected Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela)

2017.07.31

Italy Bishop Alceste Catella resigned as Bishop of Casale Monferrato (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Gianni Sacchi was elected Bishop of Casale Monferrato (Italy)

Italy Bishop Domenico Sigalini resigned as Bishop of Palestrina (Italy)

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

2017.08.01

Argentina Bishop Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta resigned as Bishop of Orán (Argentina)

Australia Fr. Christopher Jamison, E.B.C. was appointed as President of English Benedictine Congregation

England Abbot Richard Yeo, E.B.C. resigned as President of English Benedictine Congregation

France Bishop Michel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M. resigned as Bishop of Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes (France)

France Bishop Michel Pansard, Bishop of Chartres (France), was appointed as Bishop of Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes (France)

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

Hong Kong Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung (楊鳴章) succeeded as Bishop of Hong Kong 香港 (Hong Kong)

2017.08.02

Argentina Fr. Hugo Ricardo Araya was elected Bishop of Cruz del Eje (Argentina)

Bolivia Bishop Francisco Focardi Mazzocchi, O.F.M. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Camiri (Bolivia)

Ecuador Fr. José Adalberto Jiménez Mendoza, O.F.M. Cap. was elected Titular Bishop of Ubaba and Vicar Apostolic of Aguarico (Ecuador)

Ecuador Bishop Jesús Esteban Sádaba Pérez, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Aguarico (Ecuador)

2017.08.03

Argentina Bishop Virginio Domingo Bressanelli, S.C.I. resigned as Bishop of Neuquén (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Fernando Martín Croxatto, Titular Bishop of Fissiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Neuquén (Argentina)

Italy Bishop Giovanni Benedetti, Bishop emeritus of Foligno (Italy), passed away at 100

2017.08.04

Italy Bishop Raffaele Calabro, Bishop emeritus of Andria (Italy), passed away at 77

Italy Msgr. Ciro Fanelli was elected Bishop of Melfi–Rapolla–Venosa (Italy)

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

Italy Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Ambrogio e Carlo, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Milano (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Vigevano (Italy), passed away at 83

Senegal Bishop Jean-Noël Diouf resigned as Bishop of Tambacounda (Senegal)

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)

2017.08.08

Uruguay Bishop Julio César Bonino Bonino, Bishop of Tacuarembó (Uruguay), passed away at 70

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

2017.08.09

Botswana Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane resigned as Bishop of Gaborone (Botswana)

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

2017.08.10

India Fr. Francis Carvalho, S.F.X. resigned as Superior General of Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (Pilar Fathers)

India Fr. Sebastião Mascarenhas, S.F.X. was appointed as Superior General of Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (Pilar Fathers)

2017.08.11

Brazil Bishop Luiz Vicente Bernetti, O.A.D., Bishop emeritus of Apucarana (Brazil), passed away at 83

2017.08.12

Poland Archbishop Mirosław Adamczyk, Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia, Apostolic Nuncio to Gambia and Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Panama

South Korea Archbishop Paul Tschang In-nam (장인남(張仁南) 대주교), Apostolic Delegate to Myanmar, Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand and Apostolic Delegate to Laos, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Myanmar

2017.08.13

Chile Archbishop Savino Bernardo Maria Cazzaro Bertollo, O.S.M., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Puerto Montt (Chile), passed away at 92

China Archbishop Sylvester Li Jian-tang (李建唐), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Taiyuan 太原 (China), passed away at 91

2017.08.14

China Bishop Paul Xie Ting-zhe (謝庭哲), Prefect Apostolic of Xinjiang 新疆 (China), passed away at 86

Spain Fr. Fernando García, I.E.M.E. was appointed as Director General of Saint Francis Xavier Spanish Institute for Foreign Missions

Spain Fr. José María Rojo García, I.E.M.E. resigned as Director General of Saint Francis Xavier Spanish Institute for Foreign Missions

2017.08.17

USA Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond (USA), passed away at 75

2017.08.19

Italy Archbishop Mario Roberto Cassari, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Malta, passed away at 73

2017.08.22

Benin Archbishop Nestor Assogba, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cotonou (Benin) and President emeritus of Episcopal Conference of Benin, passed away at 88

Taiwan Archbishop Matthew Kia Yen-wen (賈彥文), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Taipei 臺北 (Taiwan) and Vice-President emeritus of Chinese Bishops’ Conference, passed away at 92

2017.08.23

Argentina Fr. Carlos Alberto Sánchez was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Tucumán (Argentina)

2017.08.24

Algeria Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader, Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico

2017.08.25

Vietnam Fr. Louis Nguyễn Anh Tuấn was elected Titular Bishop of Catrum and Auxiliary Bishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Trần Văn Toản, Titular Bishop of Acalissus and Auxiliary Bishop of Long Xuyên (Vietnam), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Long Xuyên (Vietnam)

2017.08.27

Brazil Archbishop José Maria Pires, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Paraíba (Brazil), passed away at 98

Martinique Archbishop Maurice Rigobert Marie-Sainte, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Fort-de-France–Saint-Pierre (Martinique), passed away at 89

2017.08.28

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine and Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus

2017.08.29

Kyrgyzstan Fr. Anthony James Corcoran, S.J. was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan)

2017.09.01

England Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Westminster (England) and Secretary emeritus of “Vox Clara” Committee, passed away at 85

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

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

Slovakia Bishop Štefan Vrablec, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bratislava–Trnava (Slovakia), passed away at 92

South Africa Bishop Michael Wüstenberg resigned as Bishop of Aliwal (South Africa)

2017.09.04

Mexico Bishop José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco, Bishop emeritus of San Juan de los Lagos (Mexico), passed away at 96

2017.09.05

USA Bishop Gerald Thomas Walsh resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of New York (USA)

2017.09.06

Italy Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bologna (Italy), passed away at 79

2017.09.08

Italy Archbishop Piero Pioppo, Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon and Apostolic Nuncio to Equatorial Guinea, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia

2017.09.09

Germany Bishop Norbert Trelle resigned as Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany)

Italy Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., Cardinal-Deacon of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola and Pontifical Delegate emeritus for Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, passed away at 81

Mexico Fr. Luis Martín Barraza Beltrán was elected Bishop of Torreón (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop José Guadalupe Galván Galindo resigned as Bishop of Torreón (Mexico)

2017.09.11

Guatemala Fr. Mario Absalón Alvardo Tovar, M.S.C. was appointed as Superior General of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sacred Heart Missionaries)

Mexico Archbishop José Trinidad Medel Pérez, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Durango (Mexico), passed away at 89

Portugal Bishop António Francisco dos Santos, Bishop of Porto (Portugal), passed away at 69

USA Fr. Mark McDonald, M.S.C. resigned as Superior General of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sacred Heart Missionaries)

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)

Canada Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Bishop of MacKenzie–Fort Smith (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Saskatoon (Canada)

Italy Msgr. Angelo Accattino was elected Titular Archbishop of Sabiona and Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia

Italy Archbishop Adriano Bernardini (裴納德) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Apostolic Nuncio to San Marino

Italy Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines

Italy Msgr. Paolo Mancini resigned as Prelate Secretary of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

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

Switzerland Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Apostolic Nuncio to San Marino

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)

2017.09.13

Italy Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, Non-Residential Pontifical Representative for Vietnam and Apostolic Nuncio to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine

Poland Bishop Kazimierz Ryczan, Bishop emeritus of Kielce (Poland), passed away at 78

2017.09.14

France Bishop Marcel Paul Herriot, Bishop emeritus of Soissons (France), passed away at 83

Italy Archbishop Luigi Conti resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Fermo (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Rocco Pennacchio was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Fermo (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Giacomo Cirulli was elected Bishop of Teano–Calvi (Italy)

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

Poland Bishop Grzegorz Ryś, Titular Bishop of Arcavica and Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków (Poland), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Łódź (Poland)

Poland Bishop Romuald Kamiński, Titular Bishop of Aguntum and Auxiliary Bishop of Ełk (Poland), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Warszawa-Praga (Poland)

2017.09.15

Brazil Bishop Izidoro Kosinski, C.M., Bishop emeritus of Três Lagoas (Brazil), passed away at 85

Italy Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus

Philippines Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2017.09.18

Germany Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann resigned as Bishop of Würzburg (Germany)

Lithuania Bishop Jonas Boruta, S.J. resigned as Bishop of Telšiai (Lithuania)

Lithuania Bishop Kęstutis Kėvalas succeeded as Bishop of Telšiai (Lithuania)

2017.09.19

Spain Bishop Sebastián Taltavull Anglada, Titular Bishop of Gabi, Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Spain) and Apostolic Administrator of Mallorca (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Mallorca (Spain)

2017.09.20

Brazil Bishop Aloísio Jorge Pena Vitral, Bishop of Teófilo Otoni (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Sete Lagoas (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Zenildo Luiz Pereira da Silva, C.SS.R. succeeded as Bishop-Prelate of Borba (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Guilherme Porto resigned as Bishop of Sete Lagoas (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Elói Róggia, S.A.C. resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Borba (Brazil)

2017.09.21

Nigeria Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi was promoted as Diocese of Bomadi (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P., Titular Bishop of Lacubaza and Vicar Apostolic of Bomadi (Nigeria), was appointed as Bishop of Bomadi (Nigeria)

2017.09.24

Portugal Bishop Manuel da Silva Martins, Bishop emeritus of Setúbal (Portugal), passed away at 90

2017.09.25

China Bishop Matthew Hu Xian-de (胡賢德), Bishop of Ningbo 寧波 (China), passed away at 83

Mexico Bishop Oscar Armando Campos Contreras, Bishop of Tehuantepec (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Ciudad Guzmán (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Braulio Rafael León Villegas resigned as Bishop of Ciudad Guzmán (Mexico)

2017.09.27

Austria Fr. Hermann Glettler was elected Bishop of Innsbruck (Austria)

Brazil Fr. José Altevir da Silva, C.S.Sp. was elected Bishop of Cametá (Brazil)

France Bishop Edmond-Marie-Henri Abelé, Bishop emeritus of Digne (France), passed away at 92

2017.09.28

Guam 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

2017.09.29

Italy Archbishop Domenico Umberto D’Ambrosio resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lecce (Italy)

Italy Bishop Michele Seccia, Bishop of Teramo–Atri (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lecce (Italy)

Italy Bishop Mario Ceccobelli resigned as Bishop of Gubbio (Italy)

Italy Fr. Egidio Miragoli was elected Bishop of Mondovì (Italy)

Italy Bishop Luciano Pacomio resigned as Bishop of Mondovì (Italy)

Italy Fr. Luciano Paolucci Bedini was elected Bishop of Gubbio (Italy)

Lithuania Fr. Darius Trijonis was elected Titular Bishop of Fissiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania)

Sri Lanka Bishop Anthony Leopold Raymond Peiris, Bishop emeritus of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka), passed away at 85

2017.10.02

Botswana Apostolic Vicariate of Francistown was promoted as Diocese of Francistown (Botswana)

Botswana Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D., Titular Bishop of Pauzera, Vicar Apostolic of Francistown (Botswana) and Apostolic Administrator of Gaborone (Botswana), was appointed as Bishop of Francistown (Botswana)

France Bishop Marcel Germain Perrier, Bishop emeritus of Pamiers (France), passed away at 84

2017.10.03

USA Bishop Gerald Frederick Kicanas resigned as Bishop of Tucson (USA)

USA Bishop Edward Joseph Weisenburger, Bishop of Salina (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Tucson (USA)

2017.10.04

Brazil Fr. Aldemiro Sena dos Santos was elected Bishop of Guarabira (Brazil)

2017.10.05

Vietnam Bishop François Xavier Nguyễn Văn Sang, Bishop emeritus of Thái Bính (Vietnam), passed away at 85

2017.10.06

USA Fr. Thanh Thai Nguyen (Nguyễn Thái Thành) was elected Titular Bishop of Acalissus and Auxiliary Bishop of Orange (USA)

2017.10.07

Haiti Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien (Haiti), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Haiti Archbishop Guire Poulard resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

India Bishop Patrick Nair, Bishop emeritus of Meerut (India), passed away at 85

Poland Bishop Wacław Świerzawski, Bishop emeritus of Sandomierz (Poland), passed away at 90

Portugal Bishop Manuel Pelino Domingues resigned as Bishop of Santarém (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop José Augusto Traquina Maria, Titular Bishop of Lugura and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal), was appointed as Bishop of Santarém (Portugal)

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)

Italy Bishop Gianrico Ruzza, Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Prelate Secretary of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

2017.10.11

Brazil Bishop Dulcênio Fontes de Matos, Bishop of Palmeira dos Índios (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Campina Grande (Brazil)

Indonesia Bishop Hubertus Leteng resigned as Bishop of Ruteng (Indonesia)

Italy Abbot Paolo Lunardon, O.S.B. Cas., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of San Paolo fuori le Mura (Italy), passed away at 87

2017.10.12

Cote d’Ivoire Archbishop Marie-Daniel Dadiet resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire)

France Bishop Alain Castet resigned as Bishop of Luçon (France)

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

USA Fr. Enrique Delgado was elected Titular Bishop of Aquæ novæ in Proconsulari and Auxiliary Bishop of Miami (USA)

2017.10.13

Austria Bishop Andreas Laun, O.S.F.S. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Salzburg (Austria)

Philippines Bishop Filomeno Gonzales Bactol resigned as Bishop of Naval (Philippines)

Philippines Msgr. Rex C. Ramirez was elected Bishop of Naval (Philippines)

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

2017.10.14

South Africa Bishop Fulgence Werner Le Roy, O.S.B. Subl., Bishop emeritus of Pietersburg (South Africa), passed away at 93

2017.10.15

Zimbabwe Bishop Xavier Johnsai Munyongani, Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe), passed away at 67

2017.10.16

USA Bishop John Walter Flesey resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Newark (USA)

2017.10.18

Brazil Bishop Paulo Antônio de Conto resigned as Bishop of Montenegro (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva succeeded as Bishop of Montenegro (Brazil)

Philippines Cardinal Ricardo Jamin Vidal, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cebu (Philippines), passed away at 86

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

USA Bishop Joseph Mark Siegel, Titular Bishop of Pupiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Evansville (USA)

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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