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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2018

DateAscendingEvent
2018.01

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Bisenzio was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Milazzo was restored (Italy)

Italy Titular Episcopal See of Rosella was restored (Italy)

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 Giuseppe Leanza resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic

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

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

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)

USA Bishop John Michael Quinn, Bishop of Winona (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Winona–Rochester (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

Italy Sr. Nicoletta Vittoria Spezzati, A.S.C. resigned as Undersecretary of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

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 of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Simon T. 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 Ibadan 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)

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 Dicastery for Communication and President of Vatican Publishing House, was appointed as Assessor of Dicastery for Communication

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 Antal 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

2018.04.23

Argentina Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández resigned as Rector of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Argentina Prof. Miguel Angel Schiavone was appointed as Rector of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

2018.04.24

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

Ecuador Bishop Victor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia, Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Los Ríos (Ecuador), passed away at 102

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

2018.04.25

Thailand Diocese of Chiang Rai was established (from Diocese of Chiang Mai) (Thailand)

Brazil Archbishop Airton José dos Santos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Campinas (Brazil), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mariana (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mariana (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Mário Spaki was elected Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil)

Cameroon Fr. Marcellin-Marie Ndabnyemb was elected Bishop of Batouri (Cameroon)

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Maurice Konan Kouassi resigned as Bishop of Daloa (Cote d’Ivoire)

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Marcellin Yao Kouadio, Bishop of Yamoussoukro (Cote d’Ivoire), was appointed as Bishop of Daloa (Cote d’Ivoire)

Germany Bishop Hans-Reinhard Koch, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Erfurt (Germany), passed away at 88

Mozambique Bishop Germano Grachane, C.M. resigned as Bishop of Nacala (Mozambique)

Mozambique Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula, O. de M., Titular Bishop of Nova barbara and Auxiliary Bishop of Xai-Xai (Mozambique), was appointed as Bishop of Nacala (Mozambique)

Thailand Fr. Joseph Vuthilert Haelom was elected Bishop of Chiang Rai (Thailand)

Vietnam Fr. Joseph Nguyễn Đức Cường was elected Bishop of Thanh Hoá (Vietnam)

2018.04.26

France Archbishop Pierre Marie Léon Augustin Plateau, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bourges (France), passed away at 94

2018.04.27

Canada Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop of Ottawa (Canada) and Apostolic Administrator of Alexandria–Cornwall (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Alexandria–Cornwall (Canada)

2018.04.28

Brazil Bishop Ramón López Carrozas, O. de M., Bishop emeritus of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia (Brazil), passed away at 80

Philippines Fr. Cerilo Uy Casicas was elected Bishop of Marbel (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Dinualdo Destajo Gutierrez resigned as Bishop of Marbel (Philippines)

2018.05.02

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

2018.05.03

Portugal Fr. António Luciano dos Santos Costa was elected Bishop of Viseu (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop Ilídio Pinto Leandro resigned as Bishop of Viseu (Portugal)

2018.05.05

Italy Archbishop Michele Castoro, Archbishop of Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy), passed away at 66

2018.05.06

Australia Archbishop Leonard Anthony Faulkner, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Adelaide (Australia), passed away at 91

2018.05.07

Canada Fr. Maurice Bélanger, I.S.P.X., Director General emeritus of Secular Institute of Pius X, passed away at 86

2018.05.09

Brazil Bishop Irineu Gassen, O.F.M. resigned as Bishop of Vacaria (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Sílvio Guterres Dutra was elected Bishop of Vacaria (Brazil)

Guatemala Bishop Carlos Enrique Trinidad Gómez, Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala), passed away at 63

Italy Prof. Mario Agnes, Director emeritus of L’Osservatore Romano, passed away at 86

Philippines Fr. Daniel Oca Presto was elected Bishop of San Fernando de La Union (Philippines)

2018.05.11

Ghana Archbishop Matthias Kobena Nketsiah resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Ghana Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra (Ghana) and Vice-President of Ghana Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Philippines Bishop José Francisco Oliveros, Bishop of Malolos (Philippines), passed away at 71

Uruguay Fr. Luis Eduardo González Cedrés was elected Titular Bishop of Thugga and Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay)

2018.05.15

Lebanon Bishop Georges Scandar, Bishop emeritus of Zahlé of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 91

2018.05.16

Brazil Bishop José Luíz Bertanha, S.V.D. resigned as Bishop of Registro (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Manoel Ferreira dos Santos Júnior, M.S.C. was elected Bishop of Registro (Brazil)

Romania Fr. József-Csaba Pál was elected Bishop of Timişoara (Romania)

Romania Bishop Martin Roos resigned as Bishop of Timişoara (Romania)

2018.05.17

Austria Bishop Klaus Küng resigned as Bishop of Sankt Pölten (Austria)

Austria Bishop Alois Schwarz, Bishop of Gurk (Austria), was appointed as Bishop of Sankt Pölten (Austria)

Spain Fr. Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F., Superior General emeritus of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Spain)

USA Bishop Anthony Michael Milone, Bishop emeritus of Great Falls–Billings (USA), passed away at 85

2018.05.18

Belgium Fr. Koenraad Vanhoutte was elected Titular Bishop of Thagora and Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium)

Canada Bishop Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Joliette (Canada), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Saint-Jérôme (Canada)

Colombia Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano pro hac vice Title, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bucaramanga (Colombia) and President emeritus of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, passed away at 88

Ireland Bishop Christopher Jones, Bishop emeritus of Elphin (Ireland), passed away at 82

Italy Fr. Gianpiero Palmieri was elected Titular Bishop of Idassa and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

2018.05.19

Argentina Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute and Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari pro hac vice Title

Colombia Archbishop Iván Antonio Marín López resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio, Bishop of Montelíbano (Colombia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia)

Germany Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lorenzo in Piscibus, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Piscibus pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Vicar General for the Vatican City State of Roma (Italy), President of Fabric of St. Peter, Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Peter and Cardinal-Deacon of S. Salvatore in Lauro, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Salvatore in Lauro pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Raffaele Farina, S.D.B., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giovanni della Pigna, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni della Pigna pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Liberatrice a Monte Testaccio, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Liberatrice a Monte Testaccio pro hac vice Title

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Cuore di Cristo Re and Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Cristo Re pro hac vice Title

2018.05.20

USA Diocese of Fargo lost territory to Diocese of Bismarck (USA)

2018.05.21

Canada Fr. Pierre Olivier Tremblay, O.M.I. was elected Titular Bishop of Knin and Auxiliary Bishop of Trois-Rivières (Canada)

Philippines Bishop Camilo Diaz Gregorio, Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Batanes (Philippines), passed away at 78

Poland Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore and Non-Residential Pontifical Representative for Vietnam

2018.05.22

Argentina Bishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo, Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) and Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mendoza (Argentina)

Tanzania Fr. Anthony Gaspar Lagwen was elected Bishop of Mbulu (Tanzania)

2018.05.24

Colombia Bishop José Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Puerto Gaitán (Colombia), passed away at 81

Philippines Bishop Jose Elmer Imas Mangalinao, Titular Bishop of Urusi and Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen–Dagupan (Philippines), was appointed as Bishop of Bayombong (Philippines)

Venezuela Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala, Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) and President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop Jesús González de Zárate Salas, Titular Bishop of Suava and Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cumaná (Venezuela)

Venezuela Archbishop Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cumaná (Venezuela)

Venezuela Archbishop Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera, F.M.I. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela)

2018.05.25

France Bishop Vincent Dollmann, Titular Bishop of Korčula and Auxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg (France), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Cambrai (France)

Italy Archbishop Santo Rocco Gangemi, Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mali, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador

Nigeria Fr. Ernest Obodo was elected Titular Bishop of Mediana and Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria)

2018.05.28

Italy Msgr. Cesare Di Pietro was elected Titular Bishop of Nicopolis ad Iaternum and Auxiliary Bishop of Messina–Lipari–Santa Lucia del Mela (Italy)

2018.05.29

Brazil Archbishop Luciano José Cabral Duarte, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Aracaju (Brazil), passed away at 93

France Bishop François Jacolin, M.D.P., Bishop of Mende (France), was appointed as Bishop of Luçon (France)

Mexico Archbishop Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Luis Potosí (Mexico), passed away at 96

2018.05.31

Macedonia Apostolic Exarchate of Macedonia (Macedonian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strumica–Skopje (Macedonia)

Venezuela Diocese of El Tigre was established (from Diocese of Barcelona) (Venezuela)

Macedonia Bishop Kiro Stojanov, Apostolic Exarch of Macedonia of the Macedonians (Macedonia) and Bishop of Skopje (Macedonia), was appointed as Bishop of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strumica–Skopje of the Macedonians (Macedonia)

Venezuela Bishop José Manuel Romero Barrios, Titular Bishop of Materiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Venezuela), was appointed as Bishop of El Tigre (Venezuela)

2018.06.01

France Bishop René Séjourné, Bishop emeritus of Saint-Flour (France), passed away at 88

USA Bishop Milan Lach, S.J., Titular Bishop of Ostracine and Apostolic Administrator of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA)

2018.06.02

Argentina Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina)

Argentina Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, Titular Archbishop of Tiburnia, was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina)

Italy Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, S.D.B. resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University

Italy Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University

Japan Fr. Josep Maria Abella Batlle (ホセ・マリア・アベイヤ), C.M.F. was elected Titular Bishop of Malamocco and Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Paul Toshihiro Sakai (パウロ 酒井俊弘) was elected Titular Bishop of Nova barbara and Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Mario Michiaki Yamanouchi (マリオ 山野内倫), S.D.B. was elected Bishop of Saitama さいたま (Japan)

2018.06.03

Nicaragua Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B., Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Managua (Nicaragua), passed away at 92

2018.06.05

France Fr. Matthieu Rougé was elected Bishop of Nanterre (France)

Germany Bishop Heinz Josef Algermissen resigned as Bishop of Fulda (Germany)

2018.06.06

Brazil Bishop Gílio Felício resigned as Bishop of Bagé (Brazil)

Colombia Archbishop Luis Madrid Merlano resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia)

2018.06.08

India Fr. Dennis Panipitchai, S.D.B. was elected Titular Bishop of Aggersel and Auxiliary Bishop of Miao (India)

India Fr. Fulgence Aloysius Tigga was elected Bishop of Raiganj (India)

Italy Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro and Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

USA Msgr. Michael William Fisher was elected Titular Bishop of Tronto and Auxiliary Bishop of Washington (USA)

USA Fr. Richard Garth Henning was elected Titular Bishop of Tabla and Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA)

2018.06.11

Chile Archbishop Cristián Caro Cordero resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Puerto Montt (Chile)

Chile Bishop Juan de la Cruz Barros Madrid resigned as Bishop of Osorno (Chile)

Chile Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC. resigned as Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile)

Spain Fr. Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F. was elected Titular Archbishop of Urusi

2018.06.13

Mexico Bishop Héctor Guerrero Córdova, S.D.B. resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Mixes (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Salvador Cleofás Murguía Medina, S.D.B. was elected Bishop-Prelate of Mixes (Mexico)

Poland Fr. Grzegorz Olszowski was elected Titular Bishop of Rhoga and Auxiliary Bishop of Katowice (Poland)

USA Msgr. Gerald Lee Vincke was elected Bishop of Salina (USA)

2018.06.15

Argentina Bishop Miguel Ángel D’Annibale, Bishop of Río Gallegos (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of San Martín (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Guillermo Rodríguez Melgarejo resigned as Bishop of San Martín (Argentina)

China Bishop Joseph Li Ming-shu (李明述), Bishop of Qingdao 青島 (China), passed away at 94

Uruguay Bishop Milton Luis Tróccoli Cebedio, Titular Bishop of Munatiana, Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) and Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay, was appointed as Bishop of Maldonado–Punta del Este (Uruguay)

Uruguay Bishop Rodolfo Pedro Wirz Kraemer resigned as Bishop of Maldonado–Punta del Este (Uruguay)

2018.06.16

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Island, Apostolic Nuncio to Kiribati, Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Apostolic Nuncio to Palau, Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands, Apostolic Nuncio to Samoa, Apostolic Nuncio to Vanuatu, Apostolic Nuncio to Tonga, Apostolic Nuncio to Marshall Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Nauru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay

Paraguay Fr. Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia was elected Bishop of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay)

Paraguay Bishop Cándido Cárdenas Villalba resigned as Bishop of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay)

Paraguay Fr. Celestino Ocampo Gaona was elected Bishop of Carapeguá (Paraguay)

2018.06.18

Ireland Fr. Thomas Deenihan was elected Bishop of Meath (Ireland)

Ireland Bishop Michael Smith resigned as Bishop of Meath (Ireland)

2018.06.19

Papua New Guinea Bishop Paul John Marx, M.S.C., Bishop emeritus of Kerema (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 83

Uruguay Fr. Pedro Ignacio Wolcan Olano was elected Bishop of Tacuarembó (Uruguay)

2018.06.21

Tanzania Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop of Mwanza (Tanzania), was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania)

2018.06.22

Papua New Guinea Bishop Ambrose Kiapseni, M.S.C. resigned as Bishop of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New Guinea Bishop Rochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C., Bishop of Bereina (Papua New Guinea) and President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands, was appointed as Bishop of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea)

2018.06.23

France Bishop Jean Teyrouz, I.C.P.B. resigned as Bishop of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris of the Armenians (France) and Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Armenians

France Fr. Elie Yéghia Yéghiayan was elected Bishop of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris of the Armenians (France) and Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Armenians

Japan Bishop James Kazuo Koda (ヤコブ幸田和生) resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Tokyo 東京 (Japan)

Kenya Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua, Bishop of Bungoma (Kenya), was appointed as Bishop of Machakos (Kenya)

Malta Msgr. Joseph Galea-Curmi was elected Titular Bishop of Cebarades and Auxiliary Bishop of Malta (Malta)

Paraguay Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores, Military Ordinary of Paraguay (Paraguay), was appointed as Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) and Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay)

2018.06.24

India Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India)

India Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J., Bishop of Jamshedpur (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India)

2018.06.26

Italy Cardinal Domenico Calcagno resigned as President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

Italy Bishop Nunzio Galantino, Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Italy, was appointed as President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

Portugal Fr. José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça was elected Titular Archbishop of Suava

Portugal Archbishop José Francisco Sanches Alves resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop Francisco José Villas-Boas Senra de Faria Coelho, Titular Bishop of Plestia and Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal)

USA Bishop Michael Gerard Duca, Bishop of Shreveport (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA)

USA Bishop Robert William Muench resigned as Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA)

2018.06.27

Australia Fr. Charles Victor Emmanuel Gauci was elected Bishop of Darwin (Australia)

Australia Bishop Daniel Eugene Hurley resigned as Bishop of Darwin (Australia)

Brazil Bishop Gilson Andrade da Silva, Titular Bishop of Noba and Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Nova Iguaçu (Brazil)

Poland Fr. Andrzej Stefan Wodka, C.SS.R. was appointed as President of AVEPRO

2018.06.28

Argentina Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute and Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari pro hac vice Title, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari

Bolivia Bishop Toribio Ticona Porco was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano

Brazil Archbishop Miguel Fenelon Câmara Filho, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Teresina (Brazil), passed away at 93

Canada Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Traspontina, Prefect of Congregation for Bishops and President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of S. Maria in Traspontina

Chile Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić resigned as Bishop of Rancagua (Chile)

Chile Bishop Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca resigned as Bishop of Talca (Chile)

Iraq Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, President of Synod of the Chaldean Church, President of Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Iraq and Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq), was created Cardinal-Patriarch

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Titular Archbishop of Roselle, Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State and Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lino

Italy Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, 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, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco

Italy Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University and Cardinal-Deacon of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in S. Giovanni di Dio, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in S. Giovanni di Dio

Italy Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of Secretariat of State, President of Interdicasterial Commission on Particular Churches, President of Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe, Cardinal Protector of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela and Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Ss. Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi, Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

Japan Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉), Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana

Madagascar Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana, Metropolitan Archbishop of Toamasina (Madagascar) and President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane

Mexico Archbishop Sergio Obeso Rivera was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I

Pakistan Archbishop Joseph Coutts, Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio

Peru Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru, was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense

Poland Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, Titular Archbishop of Beneventum and Almoner of His Holiness of Office of Papal Charities, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino

Portugal Bishop António Augusto dos Santos Marto, Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva

Spain Archbishop Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F., Titular Archbishop of Urusi, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lucia del Gonfalone

Spain Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., Titular Archbishop of Thibica, 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, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio

2018.06.29

Italy Patriarchal See of Venezia lost territory to Diocese of Concordia–Pordenone (Italy)

Australia Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay (Australia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia)

Australia Archbishop Denis James Hart resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia)

India Bishop Sebastian Kallupura, Bishop of Buxar (India), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Patna (India)

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu resigned as Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Rocco Favale, Bishop emeritus of Vallo della Lucania (Italy), passed away at 82

2018.06.30

USA Bishop John Anthony Dooher resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (USA)

2018.07.01

Equatorial Guinea Bishop Anacleto Sima Ngua, Bishop emeritus of Bata (Equatorial Guinea), passed away at 82

Mexico Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I

2018.07.02

India Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj resigned as Bishop of Palayamkottai (India)

Lithuania Msgr. Algirdas Jurevičius was elected Titular Bishop of Materiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Kaunas (Lithuania)

South Africa Bishop Francisco Fortunato De Gouveia resigned as Bishop of Oudtshoorn (South Africa)

USA Bishop Dominick John Lagonegro resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of New York (USA)

USA Msgr. William V. Millea was appointed as Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household

2018.07.03

Angola Fr. Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti, C.S.Sp. was elected Bishop of Cabinda (Angola)

India Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza resigned as Bishop of Mangalore (India)

India Fr. Peter Paul Saldanha was elected Bishop of Mangalore (India)

Solomon Islands Fr. Peter Houhou was elected Bishop of Auki (Solomon Islands)

USA Fr. Mark Andrew Bartosic was elected Titular Bishop of Naratcata and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

USA Fr. Robert Gerald Casey was elected Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

USA Fr. Ronald Aldon Hicks was elected Titular Bishop of Munatiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

USA Bishop Francis Joseph Kane resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

USA Bishop George James Rassas resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

2018.07.04

Argentina Bishop Vartán Waldir Boghossian, S.D.B. resigned as Apostolic Exarch of América Latina e México of the Armenians (Brazil) and Bishop of San Gregorio de Narek en Buenos Aires of the Armenians (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Pablo León Hakimian was elected Bishop of San Gregorio de Narek en Buenos Aires of the Armenians (Argentina) and Apostolic Exarch of América Latina e México of the Armenians (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Jeremias Antônio de Jesus resigned as Bishop of Guanhães (Brazil)

Germany Fr. Heinz Kulüke, S.V.D. resigned as Superior General of Society of the Divine Word (Divine Word Missionaries)

Indonesia Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden, S.V.D. was appointed as Superior General of Society of the Divine Word (Divine Word Missionaries)

USA Archbishop Michael August Blume, S.V.D., Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Hungary

2018.07.05

Canada Fr. Marián Andrej Pacák, C.SS.R. was elected Bishop of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks (Canada)

France Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, Cardinal-Priest of S. Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine pro hac vice Title, President of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Apostolic Camera, Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims and Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, passed away at 75

France Bishop Claude-Joseph Azéma resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Montpellier (France)

Italy Dr. Paolo Ruffini was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for Communication

2018.07.06

Italy Archbishop Ettore Balestrero resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia

2018.07.07

Japan Bishop Paul Kenjiro Koriyama (パウロ郡山健次郎) resigned as Bishop of Kagoshima 鹿児島 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano (フランシスコ・ザビエル中野裕明師) was elected Bishop of Kagoshima 鹿児島 (Japan)

Mexico Bishop Jaime Calderón Calderón, Titular Bishop of Iomnium and Auxiliary Bishop of Zamora (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Tapachula (Mexico)

2018.07.09

England Bishop Paul James Mason, Titular Bishop of Skálholt and Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark (England), was appointed as Military Ordinary of Great Britain (England)

Poland Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, F.S.S.P. was appointed as Superior General of Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

USA Fr. John Berg, F.S.S.P. resigned as Superior General of Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Venezuela Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela)

2018.07.10

Philippines Fr. Nolly Camigue Buco was elected Titular Bishop of Gemellæ in Byzacena and Auxiliary Bishop of Antipolo (Philippines)

Spain Bishop José María Setién Alberro, Bishop emeritus of San Sebastián (Spain), passed away at 90

USA Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P. resigned as Adjunct Secretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2018.07.11

Brazil Fr. Valdemir Vicente Andrade Santos was elected Titular Bishop of Castabala and Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Júlio César Souza de Jesus was elected Titular Bishop of Arba and Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza (Brazil)

Colombia Bishop Héctor Julio López Hurtado, S.D.B. resigned as Bishop of Girardot (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Jaime Muñoz Pedroza, Bishop of Arauca (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Girardot (Colombia)

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Marra, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Messina–Lipari–Santa Lucia del Mela (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Orvieto–Todi (Italy), passed away at 87

Italy Fr. Raffaele Mandolesi, C.R.M. resigned as Superior General of Clerics Regular Minor

Italy Fr. Davide Pagliarani, S.S.P.X. was uncanonically appointed as Superior General of Society of Saint Pius X

Philippines Fr. Teodoro O. Kalaw, C.R.M. was appointed as Superior General of Clerics Regular Minor

Switzerland Bishop Bernard Fellay, S.S.P.X. resigned as Superior General of Society of Saint Pius X

USA Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces (USA), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose (USA)

USA Bishop Richard Joseph Garcia, Bishop of Monterey (USA), passed away at 71

2018.07.14

India Bishop Antony Devotta resigned as Bishop of Tiruchirapalli (India)

Indonesia Fr. Christophorus Tri Harsono was elected Bishop of Purwokerto (Indonesia)

Indonesia Bishop Gerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D. resigned as Bishop of Maumere (Indonesia)

Indonesia Fr. Ewaldus Martinus Sedu was elected Bishop of Maumere (Indonesia)

2018.07.16

Canada Fr. George Terence Smith, C.S.B. resigned as Superior General of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians)

Canada Fr. Kevin Storey, C.S.B. was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians)

Haiti Bishop Launay Saturné, Bishop of Jacmel (Haiti) and President of Episcopal Conference of Haiti, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien (Haiti)

2018.07.17

Canada Fr. Alain Ambeault, C.S.V. resigned as Superior General of Clerics of Saint Viator (Viatorians)

USA Fr. Robert M. Egan, C.S.V. was appointed as Superior General of Clerics of Saint Viator (Viatorians)

2018.07.19

Italy Msgr. Michele Francesco Fiorentino resigned as Defender of the Bond of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2018.07.20

Honduras Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle, C.M.F. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

Mexico Bishop José Luis Dibildox Martínez resigned as Bishop of Tampico (Mexico)

Spain Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, S.C.I. was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians)

2018.07.21

Uganda Bishop Joseph Oyanga, Bishop emeritus of Lira (Uganda), passed away at 82

2018.07.22

USA Archbishop Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Seattle (USA), passed away at 96

2018.07.23

France Bishop Pierre Auguste Gratien Pican, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Bayeux (France), passed away at 83

2018.07.24

Belgium Abbot Jos Wouters, O. Praem. was appointed as Abbot General of Order of the Canons Regular of Prémontré (Norbertines, Premonstratensians)

Germany Abbot Thomas Anton Handgrätinger, O. Praem. resigned as Abbot General of Order of the Canons Regular of Prémontré (Norbertines, Premonstratensians)

Uruguay Bishop Pablo Jaime Galimberti di Vietri resigned as Bishop of Salto (Uruguay)

Uruguay Fr. Fernando Miguel Gil Eisner was elected Bishop of Salto (Uruguay)

Uruguay Fr. Pablo Alfonso Jourdán Alvariza was elected Titular Bishop of Medianas Zabuniorum and Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay)

2018.07.25

France Bishop Jérôme Beau, Titular Bishop of Privata and Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France), was promoted as Archbishop of Bourges (France)

France Archbishop Armand Maillard resigned as Archbishop of Bourges (France)

Senegal Fr. Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S. was elected Bishop of Kaolack (Senegal)

2018.07.27

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Francesco Brugnaro resigned as Archbishop of Camerino–San Severino Marche (Italy)

Italy Fr. Francesco Massara was elected Archbishop of Camerino–San Severino Marche (Italy)

Italy Fr. Roberto Farinella was elected Bishop of Biella (Italy)

Italy Bishop Gabriele Mana resigned as Bishop of Biella (Italy)

Mexico Bishop Crispin Ojeda Márquez, Titular Bishop of Dume and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Tehuantepec (Mexico)

2018.07.28

Costa Rica Msgr. Dagoberto Campos Salas was elected Titular Archbishop of Forontoniana and Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia

USA Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo, was demoted: Resigned cardinalate

2018.07.29

Ireland Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, O.F.M., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Dublin (Ireland), passed away at 84

Portugal Bishop António José Rafael, Bishop emeritus of Bragança–Miranda (Portugal), passed away at 92

2018.07.30

Australia Archbishop Philip Edward Wilson resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Adelaide (Australia)

2018.07.31

Italy Bishop Bassano Staffieri, Bishop emeritus of La Spezia–Sarzana–Brugnato (Italy), passed away at 86

USA Fr. Leo J. White, O.F.M. Cap., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Garissa (Kenya), passed away at 89

2018.08.01

Austria Abbot Anselm van der Linde, O. Cist. resigned as Abbot Ordinary of Wettingen-Mehrerau (Austria)

2018.08.03

Italy Bishop Raffaele Castielli, Bishop emeritus of Lucera–Troia (Italy), passed away at 91

2018.08.05

Puerto Rico Bishop Ulises Aurelio Casiano Vargas, Bishop emeritus of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico), passed away at 84

2018.08.07

Peru Bishop Sebastián Ramis Torrens, T.O.R. resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Huamachuco (Peru)

Solomon Islands Bishop John Doaninoel, S.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara (Solomon Islands), passed away at 68

2018.08.09

Germany Bishop Manfred Melzer, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Köln (Germany), passed away at 74

2018.08.11

Dominican Republic Bishop Fabio Mamerto Rivas Santos, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Barahona (Dominican Republic), passed away at 86

2018.08.13

Peru Bishop Santiago María García de la Rasilla Domínguez, S.J., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Jaén en Perú (Peru), passed away at 81

2018.08.14

Italy Fr. Michele Piscopo, O.S.J. resigned as Superior General of Oblates of Saint Joseph (Josephines of Asti)

Poland Fr. Jan Pelczarski, O.S.J. was appointed as Superior General of Oblates of Saint Joseph (Josephines of Asti)

USA Bishop Charles Victor Grahmann, Bishop emeritus of Dallas (USA), passed away at 87

2018.08.15

France Archbishop Vincent Dollmann succeeded as Archbishop of Cambrai (France)

France Archbishop François Charles Garnier, Archbishop of Cambrai (France), passed away at 74

Venezuela Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique, was appointed as Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State

2018.08.16

India Bishop Joseph Minj, Bishop emeritus of Simdega (India), passed away at 85

Italy Fr. Marco Prastaro was elected Bishop of Asti (Italy)

Italy Bishop Francesco Guido Ravinale resigned as Bishop of Asti (Italy)

2018.08.17

Costa Rica Archbishop-elect Dagoberto Campos Salas, Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Gambia

2018.08.18

France Bishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, Titular Bishop of Cresima and Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Reims (France)

France Archbishop Thierry Romain Camille Jordan resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Reims (France)

South Korea Bishop Paul Hwang Cheol-soo (황철수 바오로) resigned as Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea)

USA Bishop John Edward McCarthy, Bishop emeritus of Austin (USA), passed away at 88

2018.08.19

Peru Bishop Miguel Irízar Campos, C.P., Bishop emeritus of Callao (Peru), passed away at 84

2018.08.23

France Bishop Yves-Marie-Henri Bescond, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Meaux (France), passed away at 94

2018.08.24

Poland Bishop Dominik Kaľata, S.J., Titular Bishop of Semta, passed away at 93

2018.08.25

Cameroon Bishop Dieudonné Bogmis, Bishop of Eséka (Cameroon), passed away at 63

2018.08.26

USA Bishop Thomas Joseph O’Brien, Bishop emeritus of Phoenix (USA), passed away at 82

2018.08.28

Poland Archbishop Szczepan Wesoły, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Gniezno (Poland), passed away at 91

Tanzania Bishop Nestorius Timanywa, Bishop emeritus of Bukoba (Tanzania), passed away at 81

2018.08.31

Italy Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B. resigned as Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, was appointed as Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Mexico Bishop José Luis Dibildox Martínez, Bishop emeritus of Tampico (Mexico), passed away at 75

2018.09

Germany Br. Ulrich Schmitz, F.F.S.C. resigned as Superior General of Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross

Tokelau Archbishop Alapati Lui Mata’eliga, Metropolitan Archbishop of Samoa–Apia (Samoa), was appointed as Ecclesiastical Superior of Tokelau (Tokelau)

Tokelau Fr. Oliver Pugoy Aro, M.S.P. resigned as Ecclesiastical Superior of Tokelau (Tokelau)

USA Br. John Francis Tyrrell, F.F.S.C. was appointed as Superior General of Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross

2018.09.01

France Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P. resigned as Archivist of Vatican Secret Archives and Librarian of Vatican Apostolic Library

Portugal Archbishop José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça was appointed as Archivist of Vatican Secret Archives and Librarian of Vatican Apostolic Library

2018.09.03

Italy Fr. Roberto Genuin, O.F.M. Cap. was appointed as Minister General of Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchin Franciscans)

Switzerland Fr. Mauro Jöhri, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Minister General of Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchin Franciscans) and President of Union of Superiors General (U.S.G.)

2018.09.04

Chad Bishop Joseph Marie Régis Belzile, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Moundou (Chad), passed away at 87

Grenada Bishop Sydney Anicetus Charles, Bishop emeritus of Saint George’s in Grenada (Grenada), passed away at 92

2018.09.05

Kosovo Apostolic Administration of Prizren was promoted as Diocese of Prizren–Prishtina (Kosovo)

Kosovo Bishop Dodë Gjergji, Apostolic Administrator of Prizren (Kosovo), was appointed as Bishop of Prizren–Prishtina (Kosovo)

2018.09.08

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, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Lucia and Apostolic Nuncio to Suriname, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Belize

2018.09.12

Brazil Bishop José Ronaldo Ribeiro resigned as Bishop of Formosa (Brazil)

Guyana Bishop Benedict Ganesh Singh, Bishop emeritus of Georgetown (Guyana), passed away at 90

2018.09.13

Iraq Archbishop Emmanuel Dabbaghian, Archbishop emeritus of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq), passed away at 84

USA Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield resigned as Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA)

2018.09.14

Ecuador Archbishop Lorenzo Voltolini Esti resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador)

Venezuela Bishop William Enrique Delgado Silva resigned as Bishop of Cabimas (Venezuela)

2018.09.18

Slovenia Bishop Stanislav Lipovšek resigned as Bishop of Celje (Slovenia)

USA Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres, S.E.M.V. was elected Titular Bishop of Korčula and Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford (USA)

2018.09.19

Brazil Bishop Flávio Giovenale, S.D.B., Bishop of Santarém (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Francisco Lima Soares was elected Bishop of Carolina (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Mosé João Pontelo, C.S.Sp. resigned as Bishop of Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil)

2018.09.20

Brazil Bishop Conrado Walter, S.A.C., Bishop emeritus of Jacarezinho (Brazil), passed away at 95

Indonesia Bishop Ludovikus Simanullang, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Sibolga (Indonesia), passed away at 63

Philippines Archbishop Edmundo Madarang Abaya, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nueva Segovia (Philippines), passed away at 89

2018.09.21

Chile Bishop Cristián Enrique Contreras Molina, O. de M. resigned as Bishop of San Felipe (Chile)

Chile Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. resigned as Bishop of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile)

Colombia Bishop José Roberto López Londoño, Bishop emeritus of Jericó (Colombia), passed away at 81

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, Permanent Observer to United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic

2018.09.22

China Diocese of Chengde 承德 was established (from Diocese of Chifeng 赤峰 and Diocese of Rehe 熱河) (China)

Australia Fr. Kevin O’Neill, S.S.C.M.E. resigned as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries)

Germany Bishop Johannes Kapp, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Fulda (Germany), passed away at 89

Ireland Fr. Tim Mulroy, S.S.C.M.E. was appointed as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries)

2018.09.25

Mongolia Bishop Wenceslao Selga Padilla (黃旭東), C.I.C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), passed away at 68

Spain Bishop Ciriaco Benavente Mateos resigned as Bishop of Albacete (Spain)

Spain Bishop Ángel Fernández Collado, Titular Bishop of Iliturgi and Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Albacete (Spain)

2018.09.26

Brazil Fr. Cleonir Paulo Dalbosco, O.F.M. Cap. was elected Bishop of Bagé (Brazil)

Italy Bishop Antonio Santucci, Bishop emeritus of Trivento (Italy), passed away at 89

2018.09.27

Argentina Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Apostolic Nuncio to Democratic Republic of Congo, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia

2018.09.28

Brazil Archbishop Celso José Pinto da Silva, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Teresina (Brazil), passed away at 84

2018.09.29

Brazil Bishop Dirceu Vegini, Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil), passed away at 66

Pakistan Cardinal Joseph Coutts took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio

USA Bishop Eugene John Gerber, Bishop emeritus of Wichita (USA), passed away at 87

2018.09.30

Spain Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J. took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio

2018.10.01

Angola Archbishop José de Queirós Alves, C.SS.R. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Huambo (Angola)

Angola Bishop Zeferino Zeca Martins, S.V.D., Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa and Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Huambo (Angola)

2018.10.02

Argentina Bishop José Lorenzo Sartori, Bishop emeritus of San Roque de Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña (Argentina), passed away at 86

2018.10.04

Ecuador Bishop Hermenegildo José Torres Asanza, Titular Bishop of Centenaria and Auxiliary Bishop of Machala (Ecuador), was appointed as Bishop of Guaranda (Ecuador)

Hungary Msgr. Gábor Mohos was elected Titular Bishop of Iliturgi and Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary)

Italy Fr. Michele Nicolis, C.O. was appointed as Procurator General of Confederation of Oratories of Saint Philip Neri (Oratorians)

2018.10.05

USA Bishop Louis Anthony DeSimone, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Philadelphia (USA), passed away at 96

2018.10.07

Italy Cardinal Angelo De Donatis took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco

2018.10.10

Brazil Bishop Otacílio Luziano Da Silva resigned as Bishop of Catanduva (Brazil)

Chad Bishop Miguel Ángel Sebastián Martínez, M.C.C.J., Bishop of Lai (Chad), was appointed as Bishop of Sarh (Chad)

Ireland Bishop Laurence Forristal, Bishop emeritus of Ossory (Ireland), passed away at 87

Netherlands Msgr. Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets was elected Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands)

Papua New Guinea Bishop Christian Blouin, C.M.M. resigned as Bishop of Lae (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New Guinea Fr. Rozario Menezes, S.M.M. was elected Bishop of Lae (Papua New Guinea)

2018.10.11

Chile Archbishop Francisco José Cox Huneeus, I.Sch. was appointed as Lay state

Chile Bishop Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández was appointed as Lay state

Germany Bishop Engelbert Siebler, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of München und Freising (Germany), passed away at 81

Lebanon Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif, Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop Michel Aoun, Bishop of Jbeil of the Maronites (Lebanon), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Bulgaria and Romania of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop François Eid, O.M.M. resigned as Apostolic Visitator in Bulgaria and Romania of the Maronites and Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

Philippines Bishop Ireneo Ali Amantillo, C.SS.R., Bishop emeritus of Tandag (Philippines), passed away at 83

2018.10.12

USA Cardinal Donald William Wuerl resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA)

2018.10.13

Bolivia Cardinal Toribio Ticona Porco took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano

Ecuador Bishop Valter Dario Maggi resigned as Bishop of Ibarra (Ecuador)

Portugal Fr. Daniel Batalha Henriques was elected Titular Bishop of Aquæ Thibilitanæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal)

2018.10.14

France Bishop François Jacques Bussini, Bishop emeritus of Amiens (France), passed away at 82

2018.10.15

Colombia Bishop Ramón Darío Molina Jaramillo, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Neiva (Colombia), passed away at 83

2018.10.16

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Moretti, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Luxembourg and Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Belgium, passed away at 94

USA Bishop Joseph Robert Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw (USA), passed away at 69

2018.10.20

Angola Bishop Pedro Luís Guido Scarpa, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Ndalatando (Angola), passed away at 93

Italy Abbot Tarciscio Giovanni Nazzaro, O.S.B. Subl., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Montevergine (Italy), passed away at 85

Mexico Bishop Gonzalo Alonso Calzada Guerrero, Titular Bishop of Cissa and Auxiliary Bishop of Antequera (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Tehuacán (Mexico)

2018.10.22

Germany Bishop Friedrich Ostermann, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Münster (Germany), passed away at 86

2018.10.24

Brazil Fr. Leonir Mario Chiarello, C.S. was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians)

Italy Bishop Pellegrino Tomaso Ronchi, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Città di Castello (Italy), passed away at 88

Italy Fr. Alessandro Gazzola, C.S. resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians)

Poland Cardinal Konrad Krajewski took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino

USA Bishop Martin David Holley was deposed as Bishop of Memphis (USA)

2018.10.26

Argentina Fr. Guillermo Caride was elected Titular Bishop of Iomnium and Auxiliary Bishop of San Isidro (Argentina)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Valentin Masengo Nkinda, Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 77

2018.10.27

Brazil Bishop Antônio Possamai, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Ji-Paraná (Brazil), passed away at 89

Italy Msgr. Marco Mellino was elected Titular Bishop of Cresima and Adjunct Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia

Portugal Bishop António Maria Bessa Taipa resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

Portugal Msgr. Armando Esteves Domingues was elected Titular Bishop of Centenaria and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

Portugal Fr. Rui Manuel Sousa Valério, S.M.M. was elected Military Ordinary of Portugal (Portugal)

2018.10.30

Spain Fr. Francisco Jesús Orozco Mengíbar was elected Bishop of Guadix (Spain)

2018.10.31

Macedonia Titular Episcopal See of Strumnitza was suppressed (Macedonia)

Tanzania Bishop Method Kilaini, Titular Bishop of Strumnitza and Auxiliary Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Tamalluma

2018.11.01

Congo-Kinshasa Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

2018.11.03

Australia Bishop Peter John Elliott resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia)

Italy Fr. Franco Moscone, C.R.S., Superior General of Clerics Regular of Somasca (Somascans), was elected Archbishop of Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy)

Madagascar Bishop Roger Victor Solo Rakotondrajao, Bishop of Mahajanga (Madagascar), passed away at 58

2018.11.04

Kenya Archbishop John Njenga, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mombasa (Kenya), passed away at 89

2018.11.06

Peru Fr. Timoteo Solórzano Rojas, M.S.C. was elected Titular Bishop of Dume and Auxiliary Bishop of Trujillo (Peru)

Philippines Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Angelito Rendon Lampon, O.M.I., Titular Bishop of Valliposita and Vicar Apostolic of Jolo (Philippines), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines)

Spain Bishop Jesús García Burillo resigned as Bishop of Ávila (Spain)

Spain Fr. José María Gil Tamayo, Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Spain, was elected Bishop of Ávila (Spain)

2018.11.07

Argentina Fr. Damián Gustavo Nannini was elected Bishop of San Miguel (Argentina)

Brazil Bishop Dario Campos, O.F.M., Bishop of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Vitória (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Luiz Mancilha Vilela, SS.CC. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Vitória (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Frederico Heimler, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Cruz Alta (Brazil), passed away at 76

Mexico Bishop José Fortunato Álvarez Valdéz, Bishop of Gómez Palacio (Mexico), passed away at 50

USA Bishop Robert Anthony Brucato, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of New York (USA), passed away at 87

2018.11.08

Italy Ms. Maria Fratangelo was appointed as Defender of the Bond of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2018.11.09

Italy Msgr. Giacomo Incitti, Counsellor of Apostolic Penitentiary, was appointed as Legal Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Italy Fr. Sebastiano Paciolla, O. Cist., Undersecretary of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life, was appointed as Legal Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Bacaouni, Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros, M.S.P. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2018.11.10

Italy Fr. Alberto Lorenzelli, S.D.B. was appointed as Chaplain of Directorate of Security and Civil Protection Services of the Governatorate of Vatican City State

Italy Fr. Sergio Pellini, S.D.B. resigned as Chaplain of Directorate of Security and Civil Protection Services of the Governatorate of Vatican City State

2018.11.11

Mexico Archbishop Pedro Arandadíaz-Muñoz, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tulancingo (Mexico), passed away at 85

USA Bishop Dominic Carmon, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of New Orleans (USA), passed away at 87

2018.11.12

Mexico Bishop Carlos Briseño Arch, O.A.R., Titular Bishop of Tricala and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Veracruz (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Luis Felipe Gallardo Martín del Campo, S.D.B. resigned as Bishop of Veracruz (Mexico)

2018.11.13

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

2018.11.14

Brazil Bishop Messias dos Reis Silveira, Bishop of Uruaçu (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Teófilo Otoni (Brazil)

Philippines Bishop David William Valencia Antonio, Titular Bishop of Baza, Auxiliary Bishop of Nueva Segovia (Philippines) and Apostolic Administrator of San Jose in Mindoro (Philippines), was appointed as Bishop of Ilagan (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Edgardo Sarabia Juanich resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay (Philippines)

2018.11.15

Kenya Bishop Philip Arnold Subira Anyolo, Bishop of Homa Bay (Kenya) and President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisumu (Kenya)

Kenya Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisumu (Kenya)

Peru Bishop José María Ortega Trinidad resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Juli (Peru)

Peru Fr. Ciro Quispe López was elected Bishop-Prelate of Juli (Peru)

2018.11.17

Costa Rica Archbishop Dagoberto Campos Salas, Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia and Apostolic Nuncio to Gambia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone

Vietnam Cardinal Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hà Nôi (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên, Bishop of Hai Phòng (Vietnam), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hà Nôi (Vietnam)

2018.11.19

Dominican Republic Bishop Pablo Cedano Cedano, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), passed away at 82

Rwanda Bishop Antoine Kambanda, Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kigali (Rwanda)

Rwanda Archbishop Thaddée Ntihinyurwa resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kigali (Rwanda)

2018.11.21

Brazil Archbishop João Justino de Medeiros Silva succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Montes Claros (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop José Alberto Moura, C.S.S. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Montes Claros (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Francisco de Paula Victor, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil), passed away at 83

Tanzania Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C., Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania), passed away at 77

2018.11.22

Philippines Bishop Emmanuel Treveno Cabajar, C.SS.R. resigned as Bishop of Pagadian (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Ronaldo Ignacio Lunas was elected Bishop of Pagadian (Philippines)

2018.11.23

Austria Fr. Vinzenz Wohlwend, O. Cist., Apostolic Administrator of Wettingen-Mehrerau (Austria), was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Wettingen-Mehrerau (Austria)

Uganda Bishop Giuseppe Franzelli, M.C.C.J. resigned as Bishop of Lira (Uganda)

Uganda Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok, Bishop of Nebbi (Uganda), was appointed as Bishop of Lira (Uganda)

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

2018.11.24

Lebanon Fr. Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis was elected Titular Archbishop of Roselle and Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan

USA Bishop Robert Charles Morlino, S.J., Bishop of Madison (USA), passed away at 71

2018.11.25

Mauritius Cardinal Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Teresa al Corso d’Italia

Portugal Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva

2018.11.26

Germany Bishop Leo Schwarz, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Trier (Germany), passed away at 87

2018.11.27

Italy Fr. Pier Luigi Nava, S.M.M. was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

USA Bishop Daniel Elias Garcia, Titular Bishop of Capsus and Auxiliary Bishop of Austin (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Monterey (USA)

Venezuela Archbishop Medardo Luis Luzardo Romero, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela), passed away at 83

2018.12.02

India Fr. Albert Hemrom was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh (India)

2018.12.03

Canada Diocese of Hearst was renamed as Diocese of Hearst–Moosonee (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Moosonee) (Canada)

Canada Diocese of Moosonee was suppressed (to Diocese of Hearst–Moosonee) (Canada)

Canada Bishop Robert Ovide Bourgon, Bishop of Hearst (Canada) and Apostolic Administrator of Moosonee (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Hearst–Moosonee (Canada)

India Bishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves, Bishop of Amravati (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India)

Poland Fr. Janusz Mastalski was elected Titular Bishop of Noba and Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków (Poland)

Poland Fr. Franciszek Ślusarczyk was elected Titular Bishop of Cillium and Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków (Poland)

2018.12.06

Serbia Apostolic Exarchate of Serbia (Croatian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint Nicholas of Ruski Krstur (Serbia)

Serbia Bishop Djura Džudžar, Titular Bishop of Acrassus, Apostolic Exarch of Serbia of the Croatians (Serbia) and Vice-President of International Episcopal Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius, was appointed as Bishop of Saint Nicholas of Ruski Krstur of the Croatians (Serbia)

USA Bishop Frank Joseph Rodimer, Bishop emeritus of Paterson (USA), passed away at 91

2018.12.07

Burkina Faso Fr. Théophile Nare was elected Bishop of Kaya (Burkina Faso)

2018.12.08

Burkina Faso Bishop Thomas Kaboré resigned as Bishop of Kaya (Burkina Faso)

Haiti Bishop Glandas Marie Erick Toussaint, Titular Bishop of Senez and Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), was appointed as Bishop of Jacmel (Haiti)

Indonesia Archbishop Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Medan (Indonesia)

Indonesia Fr. Kornelius Sipayung, O.F.M. Cap. was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Medan (Indonesia)

Ireland Msgr. Lawrence Duffy was elected Bishop of Clogher (Ireland)

Mozambique Fr. António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo was elected Titular Bishop of Arsennaria and Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo (Mozambique)

Tanzania Fr. Filbert Felician Mhasi was elected Bishop of Tunduru–Masasi (Tanzania)

2018.12.09

Haiti Archbishop Guire Poulard, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), passed away at 76

South Africa Bishop Abel Gabuza, Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban (South Africa)

2018.12.10

India Bishop Prasad Gallela resigned as Bishop of Cuddapah (India)

2018.12.16

Japan Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉) took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana

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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