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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2018

DateAscendingEvent
2018.01

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Amantea was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Bisenzio was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Limosano was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Malamocco was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Milazzo was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Rosella was restored (Italy)

Netherlands Titular Episcopal See of Middelburg was restored (Netherlands)

Spain Titular Episcopal See of Ampurias was restored (Spain)

Spain Titular Episcopal See of Armentia was restored (Spain)

Spain Titular Episcopal See of Valpuesta was restored (Spain)

2018.01.02

Italy Archbishop Serafino Sprovieri, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benevento (Italy), passed away at 87

2018.01.03

Brazil Bishop Francisco Canindé Palhano, Bishop of Bonfim (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Petrolina (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Heriberto Hermes, O.S.B., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Cristalândia (Brazil), passed away at 84

Ireland Fr. Dermot Pius Farrell was elected Bishop of Ossory (Ireland)

Kuwait Bishop Francis George Adeodatus Micallef, O.C.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Kuwait (Kuwait), passed away at 89

Spain Bishop Ginés Ramón García Beltrán, Bishop of Guadix (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Getafe (Spain)

Spain Bishop Joaquin Maria López de Andújar y Cánovas del Castillo resigned as Bishop of Getafe (Spain)

2018.01.05

Kenya Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Malindi (Kenya), passed away at 68

South Sudan Bishop Vincent Mojwok Nyiker, Bishop emeritus of Malakal (South Sudan), passed away at 84

2018.01.06

Brazil Bishop Remídio José Bohn, Bishop of Cachoeira do Sul (Brazil), passed away at 67

2018.01.08

France Archbishop Michel Aupetit, Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France), was appointed as Ordinary of France of the Eastern Rite (France)

2018.01.10

Colombia Bishop Noel Antonio Londoño Buitrago, C.SS.R., Bishop of Jericó (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Commissioner of Sodalitium of Christian Life

2018.01.12

India Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil resigned as Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. James Athikalam, M.S.T. was elected Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Anthony Chirayath resigned as Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. John Nellikunnel was elected Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.01.14

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

2018.01.16

Cameroon Bishop Eugeniusz Juretzko, O.M.I., Bishop emeritus of Yokadouma (Cameroon), passed away at 78

India Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil, Bishop emeritus of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 67

2018.01.18

Taiwan Bishop Joseph Wang Yu-jung (王愈榮), Bishop emeritus of Taichung 臺中 (Taiwan), passed away at 86

2018.01.19

Brazil Bishop Célio de Oliveira Goulart, O.F.M., Bishop of São João del Rei (Brazil), passed away at 73

Canada Archbishop Maurice Couture, R.S.V., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Québec (Canada), passed away at 91

Italy Bishop Pier Giorgio Micchiardi resigned as Bishop of Acqui (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Luigi Testore was elected Bishop of Acqui (Italy)

2018.01.20

Libya Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Benghazi (Libya), passed away at 76

2018.01.21

Spain Cardinal Juan José Omella Omella took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme

2018.01.23

Czechia Msgr. Zdenek Wasserbauer was elected Titular Bishop of Buthrotum and Auxiliary Bishop of Praha (Czechia)

Italy Msgr. Livio Corazza was elected Bishop of Forlì–Bertinoro (Italy)

Italy Bishop Lino Pizzi resigned as Bishop of Forlì–Bertinoro (Italy)

USA Bishop Stephen Edward Blaire resigned as Bishop of Stockton (USA)

USA Bishop Myron Joseph Cotta, Titular Bishop of Muteci and Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Stockton (USA)

2018.01.25

USA Archbishop Daniel Mark Buechlein, O.S.B., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Indianapolis (USA), passed away at 79

2018.01.26

Ecuador Bishop José Gabriel Diaz Cueva, Bishop emeritus of Azogues (Ecuador) and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Guayaquil (Ecuador), passed away at 92

2018.01.28

Brazil Bishop Antônio Agostinho Marochi, Bishop emeritus of Presidente Prudente (Brazil), passed away at 92

India Bishop Maxwell Valentine Noronha, Bishop emeritus of Calicut (India), passed away at 91

2018.01.29

India Fr. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian was elected Bishop of Ahmedabad (India)

2018.01.30

Zambia Bishop Alick Banda, Bishop of Ndola (Zambia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lusaka (Zambia)

Zambia Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lusaka (Zambia) and President of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops

2018.02

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

2018.02.01

USA Bishop Francis Joseph Christian resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Manchester (USA)

2018.02.02

Dominican Republic Bishop Valentin Reynoso Hidalgo, M.S.C. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)

France Fr. Philippe Christory was elected Bishop of Chartres (France)

Mexico Bishop Juan Humberto Gutiérrez Valencia resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Héctor López Alvarado was elected Titular Bishop of Sereddeli and Auxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Juan Manuel Muñoz Curiel, O.F.M. was elected Titular Bishop of Tucci and Auxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Engelberto Polino Sánchez was elected Titular Bishop of Vazari-Didda and Auxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)

2018.02.03

Colombia Fr. Mario de Jesús Álvarez Gómez was elected Bishop of Istmina–Tadó (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Arturo de Jesús Correa Toro resigned as Bishop of Ipiales (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. José Saúl Grisales Grisales was elected Bishop of Ipiales (Colombia)

Italy Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Cesareo in Palatio and President emeritus of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2018.02.05

Papua New Guinea Bishop Cesare Bonivento, P.I.M.E. resigned as Bishop of Vanimo (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New Guinea Fr. Francis Meli was elected Bishop of Vanimo (Papua New Guinea)

USA Fr. Joel Matthias Konzen, S.M. was elected Titular Bishop of Leavenworth and Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta (USA)

2018.02.06

Congo-Kinshasa Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., Vice-President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbandaka–Bikoro (Congo-Kinshasa) and Apostolic Administrator of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

2018.02.07

Brazil Bishop Guilherme Antônio Werlang, M.S.F., Bishop of Ipameri (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Lages (Brazil)

Indonesia Bishop Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Jayapura (Indonesia), passed away at 96

Namibia Fr. Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S. was elected Bishop of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

2018.02.08

Brazil Bishop Agenor Girardi, M.S.C., Bishop of União da Vitória (Brazil), passed away at 66

2018.02.09

Palestine Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash was appointed as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

Palestine Archbishop Joseph Jules Zerey resigned as Protosyncellus of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites (Palestine)

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

2018.02.10

Mexico Archbishop José Luis Chávez Botello resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Antequera (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Pedro Vázquez Villalobos, Bishop of Puerto Escondido (Mexico), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Antequera (Mexico)

Philippines Msgr. Abel Cahiles Apigo was elected Bishop of Mati (Philippines)

2018.02.11

Canada Archbishop Joseph Neil MacNeil, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Edmonton (Canada), passed away at 93

Lithuania Bishop Juozas Preikšas, Bishop emeritus of Panevėžys (Lithuania), passed away at 91

2018.02.12

England Bishop Michael Gregory Campbell, O.S.A. resigned as Bishop of Lancaster (England)

England Fr. Paul Swarbrick was elected Bishop of Lancaster (England)

2018.02.13

Canada Bishop Gregory John Matthew Bittman, Titular Bishop of Caltadria and Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Nelson (Canada)

Canada Bishop John Dennis Corriveau, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Bishop of Nelson (Canada)

2018.02.14

Lebanon Fr. Rafic Warcha was elected Titular Bishop of Apamea in Syria of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Philippines Archbishop Angel Nacorda Lagdameo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Jaro (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo, Bishop of San Jose de Antique (Philippines), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Jaro (Philippines)

2018.02.15

Poland Msgr. Waldemar Stanisław Sommertag was elected Titular Archbishop of Maastricht and Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua

2018.02.16

Germany Msgr. Franz Jung was elected Bishop of Würzburg (Germany)

Hungary Bishop Imre Asztrik Várszegi, O.S.B. resigned as Abbot Ordinary of Pannonhalma (Hungary) and Archabbot of Benedictine Congregation of Hungary

Hungary Fr. Cirill Tamás Hortobágyi, O.S.B. was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Pannonhalma (Hungary) and Archabbot of Benedictine Congregation of Hungary

Italy Bishop Vincenzo Manzella resigned as Bishop of Cefalù (Italy)

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Marciante, Titular Bishop of Thagora and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Cefalù (Italy)

2018.02.17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Malawi Bishop Emmanuele Kanyama, Bishop of Dedza (Malawi), passed away at 55

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

Philippines Msgr. Bartolome Gaspar Santos was elected Bishop of Iba (Philippines)

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

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

2018.02.18

Italy Prof. Piero Antonio Bonnet, Judge Nonpareil emeritus of the Vatican City State, passed away at 77

2018.02.19

Germany Fr. Peter Birkhofer was elected Titular Bishop of Villamagna in Tripolitana and Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

Germany Bishop Bernd Joachim Uhl resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

Lebanon Fr. Charles Georges Mrad was elected Titular Bishop of Zorava and Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs

Nigeria Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke resigned as Bishop of Ahiara (Nigeria)

2018.02.20

Italy Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani pro hac vice Title and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Palermo (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

Jordan Bishop Joseph Gébara, Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil), was promoted as Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

USA Bishop Robert Joseph Coyle, Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of United States of America (USA), was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA)

2018.02.22

Indonesia Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F. was elected Bishop of Tanjung Selor (Indonesia)

New Zealand Bishop Colin David Campbell resigned as Bishop of Dunedin (New Zealand)

New Zealand Fr. Michael Joseph Dooley was elected Bishop of Dunedin (New Zealand)

2018.02.23

Philippines Bishop Jesus Yu Varela, Bishop emeritus of Sorsogon (Philippines), passed away at 90

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

2018.02.24

Guatemala Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala, passed away at 70

2018.02.26

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

India Archbishop Mariadas Kagithapu, M.S.F.S., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Visakhapatnam (India), passed away at 81

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

Philippines Fr. Raul Bautista Dael was elected Bishop of Tandag (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Nereo Page Odchimar resigned as Bishop of Tandag (Philippines)

2018.02.27

Nigeria Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Apostolic Nuncio to Antigua and Barbuda, Apostolic Nuncio to Barbados, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominica, Apostolic Nuncio to Jamaica, Apostolic Nuncio to Guyana, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago and Apostolic Delegate to Antille, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Bahamas, Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada and Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Lucia

Nigeria Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, Bishop of Kafanchan (Nigeria), passed away at 60

Poland Fr. Janusz Ostrowski was elected Titular Bishop of Caltadria and Auxiliary Bishop of Warmia (Poland)

2018.02.28

Nigeria Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Simon Faddoul, Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites, was elected Bishop of Annunciation of the Maronites (Nigeria)

USA Bishop Joseph Anthony Pepe resigned as Bishop of Las Vegas (USA)

USA Bishop George Leo Thomas, Bishop of Helena (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Las Vegas (USA)

2018.03

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Alesa was restored (Italy)

USA Diocese of Winona was renamed as Diocese of Winona–Rochester (USA)

2018.03.01

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Apostolic Vicariate of Îles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon was suppressed (to Diocese of La Rochelle) (Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

Canada Archbishop-elect José Avelino Bettencourt was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia

Canada Bishop Jean-Guy Hamelin, Bishop emeritus of Rouyn-Noranda (Canada), passed away at 92

Costa Rica Fr. Bartolomé Buigues Oller, T.C. was elected Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica Bishop Ángel San Casimiro Fernández, O.A.R. resigned as Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Bishop Pierre-Marie Gaschy, C.S.Sp. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Îles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon (Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

2018.03.03

Madagascar Bishop Gaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I., Bishop of Moramanga (Madagascar), was appointed as Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar)

Mexico Fr. Margarito Salazar Cárdenas was elected Bishop of Matehuala (Mexico)

2018.03.05

Northern Mariana Islands Bishop Tomas Aguon Camacho, Bishop emeritus of Chalan Kanoa (Northern Mariana Islands), passed away at 84

2018.03.06

Italy Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami and President of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

Vietnam Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Ðọc, Metropolitan Archbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Vietnam), passed away at 73

2018.03.07

Brazil Fr. Eduardo Malaspina was elected Titular Bishop of Pupiana and Auxiliary Bishop of São Carlos (Brazil)

Germany Bishop Werner Radspieler, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bamberg (Germany), passed away at 79

Malta Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio to Cote d’Ivoire, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon

2018.03.08

Canada Archbishop-elect José Avelino Bettencourt, Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia

2018.03.09

Croatia Fr. Petar Palić, Secretary General of Croatian Bishops’ Conference, was elected Bishop of Hvar–Brač–Vis (Croatia)

Croatia Bishop Slobodan Štambuk resigned as Bishop of Hvar–Brač–Vis (Croatia)

France Bishop Jean-Marie Le Vert was appointed as Titular Bishop of Briançonnet and Auxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux (France)

Nigeria Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Apostolic Nuncio to Antigua and Barbuda, Apostolic Nuncio to Barbados, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominica, Apostolic Nuncio to Jamaica, Apostolic Nuncio to Guyana, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago, Apostolic Delegate to Antille, Apostolic Nuncio to Bahamas, Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada and Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Lucia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Suriname

Spain Archbishop Elías Yanes Alvarez, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Zaragoza (Spain), passed away at 90

2018.03.10

Argentina Fr. Florencio Félix Paredes Cruz, C.R.L. was elected Coadjutor Bishop-Prelate of Humahuaca (Argentina)

Canada Bishop Roch Pedneault, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chicoutimi (Canada), passed away at 90

2018.03.11

Germany Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I and Bishop emeritus of Mainz (Germany), passed away at 81

Rwanda Bishop Jean Damascène Bimenyimana, Bishop of Cyangugu (Rwanda), passed away at 64

2018.03.12

Angola Bishop Mário Lukunde resigned as Bishop of Menongue (Angola)

Philippines Msgr. Louie Patalinghug Galbines was elected Bishop of Kabankalan (Philippines)

2018.03.15

Portugal Bishop Manuel da Silva Rodrigues Linda, Military Ordinary of Portugal (Portugal), was appointed as Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

2018.03.17

Congo-Kinshasa Archbishop Léon Kalenga Badikebele, Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador, Apostolic Nuncio to Belize and Extra-Regional Observer to Central American Integration System (SICA), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina

Philippines Bishop Antonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro (Philippines)

2018.03.19

India Bishop Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India)

India Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India)

Italy Archbishop Piero Pioppo, Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Scotland Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh (Scotland), passed away at 80

2018.03.21

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

2018.03.22

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

2018.03.23

Italy Bishop Lino Bortolo Belotti, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bergamo (Italy), passed away at 87

2018.03.24

Burundi Bishop Gervais Banshimiyubusa, Bishop of Ngozi (Burundi), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bujumbura (Burundi)

Burundi Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bujumbura (Burundi)

Turkey Archbishop Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon

USA Bishop Arthur Nicholas Tafoya, Bishop emeritus of Pueblo (USA), passed away at 85

2018.03.25

Venezuela Bishop Vicente Ramón Hernández Peña, Bishop emeritus of Trujillo (Venezuela), passed away at 82

2018.03.26

Angola Bishop Eugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P. resigned as Bishop of Benguela (Angola)

Angola Bishop António Francisco Jaca, S.V.D., Bishop of Caxito (Angola), was appointed as Bishop of Benguela (Angola)

Northern Ireland Bishop John McAreavey resigned as Bishop of Dromore (Northern Ireland)

Portugal Bishop António dos Santos, Bishop emeritus of Guarda (Portugal), passed away at 85

2018.03.27

Bolivia Fr. Giovani Edgar Arana was elected Titular Bishop of Muteci and Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia)

Ecuador Bishop Skiper Bladimir Yánez Calvachi, Bishop of Guaranda (Ecuador), was appointed as Bishop of Babahoyo (Ecuador)

Peru Bishop José Hugo Garaycoa Hawkins, Bishop emeritus of Tacna y Moquegua (Peru), passed away at 87

2018.03.28

Brazil Bishop Caetano Ferrari, O.F.M. resigned as Bishop of Bauru (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Rubens Sevilha, O.C.D., Titular Bishop of Idassa and Auxiliary Bishop of Vitória (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Bauru (Brazil)

USA Fr. Robert Francis Christian, O.P. was elected Titular Bishop of Giru Marcelli and Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco (USA)

2018.03.29

Bolivia Bishop Walter Pérez Villamonte, Bishop emeritus of Potosí (Bolivia), passed away at 81

Chile Bishop Enrique Troncoso Troncoso, Bishop emeritus of Melipilla (Chile), passed away at 80

Cuba Fr. Silvano Pedroso Montalvo was elected Bishop of Guantánamo–Baracoa (Cuba)

Portugal Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Domenico di Guzmán and Major Penitentiary emeritus of Apostolic Penitentiary, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Portugal)

Turkey Archbishop Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Equatorial Guinea

2018.03.30

Kazakhstan Bishop Henry Theophilus Howaniec, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Most Holy Trinity in Almaty (Kazakhstan), passed away at 87

2018.03.31

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Donatien Bafuidinsoni Maloko-Mana, S.J., Titular Bishop of Gemellæ in Byzacena and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Bishop of Inongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Jean-Pierre Kwambamba Masi, Titular Bishop of Naratcata and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Bishop of Kenge (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Jean Gaspard Mudiso Mundla, S.V.D. resigned as Bishop of Kenge (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Philippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M. resigned as Bishop of Inongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

2018.04.01

Brazil Archbishop Ricardo Pedro Chaves Pinto Filho, O. Praem., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Pouso Alegre (Brazil), passed away at 79

Vietnam Cardinal Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn, Cardinal-Priest of S. Tommaso Apostolo and Metropolitan Archbishop of Hà Nôi (Vietnam), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Vietnam)

2018.04.03

USA Bishop Thomas John Curry resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

2018.04.04

Brazil Fr. Limacêdo Antônio da Silva was elected Titular Bishop of Saldæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Olinda e Recife (Brazil)

Lebanon Patriarch Ignace Pierre VIII Abdel-Ahad, Patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) and President emeritus of Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church, passed away at 87

Nigeria Fr. Paul Adegboyega Olawoore was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria)

Sri Lanka Fr. Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton Jayakody was elected Titular Bishop of Mulli and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph Peiris resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

2018.04.05

USA Msgr. Marc Vincent Trudeau was elected Titular Bishop of Tinisa in Proconsulari and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

2018.04.06

Argentina Fr. Luis Antonio Scozzina, O.F.M. was elected Bishop of Orán (Argentina)

Germany Fr. Heiner Wilmer, S.C.I., Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), was elected Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany)

2018.04.07

Hungary Fr. Ábel Szocska, O.S.B.M., Apostolic Administrator of Nyíregyháza of the Hungarians (Hungary), was elected Bishop of Nyíregyháza of the Hungarians (Hungary)

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

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

Philippines Fr. Medel Sacay Aseo was elected Bishop of Tagum (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Wilfredo Dasco Manlapaz resigned as Bishop of Tagum (Philippines)

USA Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell (陸思道), Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey and Apostolic Nuncio to Turkmenistan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Azerbaigian

2018.04.09

Mexico Bishop Felipe Tejeda García, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of México (Mexico), passed away at 83

Romania Fr. Cristian Dumitru Crişan was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Romanians

2018.04.10

Egypt Fr. Toma Adly Zaki was elected Titular Bishop of Cabasa and Apostolic Administrator of Guizeh of the Copts (Egypt)

India Bishop Samuel Irenios Kattukallil, Titular Bishop of Tamalluma and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop John Kochuthundil, Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2018.04.12

Bolivia Bishop Braulio Sáez García, O.C.D. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia)

Ukraine Fr. Petro Loza, C.SS.R. was elected Titular Bishop of Panium and Auxiliary Bishop of Sokal–Zhovkva of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2018.04.14

Argentina Bishop Rinaldo Fidel Brédice, Bishop emeritus of Santa Rosa (Argentina), passed away at 85

2018.04.16

USA Archbishop Stefan Soroka resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

2018.04.17

Argentina Archbishop José María Arancedo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Sergio Alfredo Fenoy, Bishop of San Miguel (Argentina), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (Argentina)

Madagascar Archbishop Philibert Randriambololona, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar), passed away at 90

USA Bishop David Edward Foley, Bishop emeritus of Birmingham (USA) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Birmingham (USA), passed away at 88

2018.04.18

India Fr. Paul Antony Mullassery was elected Bishop of Quilon (India)

India Bishop Stanley Roman resigned as Bishop of Quilon (India)

2018.04.19

India Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara, Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India), passed away at 74

Philippines Bishop Zacharias Cenita Jimenez, Bishop emeritus of Pagadian (Philippines) and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Butuan (Philippines), passed away at 70

Tanzania Bishop Damian Kyaruzi resigned as Bishop of Sumbawanga (Tanzania)

Tanzania Fr. Beatus Christian Urassa, ALCP/OSS was elected Bishop of Sumbawanga (Tanzania)

2018.04.22

Laos Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite

2018.04.24

Burkina Faso Fr. Prosper Bonaventure Ky was elected Bishop of Dédougou (Burkina Faso)

Peru Bishop Domenico Berni Leonardi, O.S.A. resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Chuquibambilla (Peru)

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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