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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2019

DateAscendingEvent
2019.01.02

Ghana Bishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp., Bishop of Sekondi–Takoradi (Ghana), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra (Ghana)

Mexico Bishop Salvador Martínez Pérez, Bishop emeritus of Huejutla (Mexico), passed away at 85

Philippines Fr. Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon was elected Bishop of Daet (Philippines)

2019.01.03

Argentina Bishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva, Titular Bishop of Lacubaza and Auxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Río Gallegos (Argentina)

Hong Kong Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung (楊鳴章), Bishop of Hong Kong 香港 (Hong Kong), passed away at 73

South Sudan Fr. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla was elected Bishop of Torit (South Sudan)

South Sudan Msgr. Thomas Oliha Attiyah, A.J. resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Torit (South Sudan)

2019.01.05

Canada Fr. Raymond Leslie O’Toole, S.F.M., Secretary General of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, passed away at 81

Chile Bishop Sergio Otoniel Contreras Navia, Bishop emeritus of Temuco (Chile), passed away at 92

Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong Hon (湯漢), Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong 香港 (Hong Kong)

2019.01.06

India Bishop Aleixo das Neves Dias, S.F.X. resigned as Bishop of Port Blair (India)

Italy Abbot Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General emeritus of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, passed away at 80

2019.01.07

Philippines Msgr. Marvyn Abrea Maceda was elected Bishop of San Jose de Antique (Philippines)

2019.01.08

Brazil Bishop José Belvino do Nascimento, Bishop emeritus of Divinópolis (Brazil), passed away at 86

France Fr. Jean-Pierre Vuillemin was elected Titular Bishop of Thérouanne and Auxiliary Bishop of Metz (France)

Germany Archbishop Giorgio Zur, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Austria, passed away at 88

Syria Bishop Armando Bortolaso, S.D.B., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Aleppo (Syria), passed away at 92

2019.01.09

Brazil Fr. Walter Jorge Pinto was elected Bishop of União da Vitória (Brazil)

USA Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, Bishop emeritus of Biloxi (USA), passed away at 95

2019.01.11

Colombia Bishop Rafael Arcadio Bernal Supelano, C.SS.R., Bishop emeritus of Líbano–Honda (Colombia), passed away at 84

India Bishop Charles Soreng, S.J., Bishop emeritus of Hazaribag (India), passed away at 84

2019.01.12

Papua New Guinea Bishop Christian Conrad Blouin, C.M.M., Bishop emeritus of Lae (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 77

Portugal Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins, Titular Bishop of Elvas and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal), was appointed as Bishop of Funchal (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop António José Cavaco Carrilho resigned as Bishop of Funchal (Portugal)

2019.01.13

Colombia Fr. Hency Martínez Vargas was elected Bishop of La Dorada–Guaduas (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Oscar Aníbal Salazar Gómez resigned as Bishop of La Dorada–Guaduas (Colombia)

Uruguay Bishop Roberto Reinaldo Cáceres González, Bishop emeritus of Melo (Uruguay), passed away at 97

2019.01.14

Bolivia Bishop Gonzalo Ramiro de Jesús María del Castillo Crespo, O.C.D., Military Ordinary emeritus of Bolivia (Bolivia), passed away at 82

2019.01.15

Italy Dr. Paolo Vian was appointed as Vice-Prefect of Vatican Secret Archives

Italy Prof. Paolo Cherubini resigned as Vice-Prefect of Vatican Secret Archives

2019.01.16

Spain Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellín resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain)

Spain Bishop Cecilio Raúl Berzosa Martínez resigned as Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain)

Spain Bishop Jesús García Burillo was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain)

2019.01.17

France Fr. Benoît Bertrand was elected Bishop of Mende (France)

India Bishop Yvon Ambroise resigned as Bishop of Tuticorin (India)

India Fr. Stephen Antony Pillai was elected Bishop of Tuticorin (India)

Italy Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, was appointed as Superintendent of the Economy of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel

Italy Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, was appointed as Head of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel

Nigeria Fr. Francis Obafemi Adesina was elected Bishop of Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop Albert Ayinde Fasina resigned as Bishop of Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria)

Spain Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J. resigned as President of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

2019.01.19

Italy Archbishop Benvenuto Italo Castellani resigned as Archbishop of Lucca (Italy)

Italy Bishop Paolo Giulietti, Titular Bishop of Termini Imerese and Auxiliary Bishop of Perugia–Città della Pieve (Italy), was promoted as Archbishop of Lucca (Italy)

2019.01.20

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lino

2019.01.22

USA Fr. Joseph Lawrence Coffey was elected Titular Bishop of Arsacal and Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of United States of America (USA)

USA Fr. William James Muhm was elected Titular Bishop of Capsus and Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of United States of America (USA)

USA Bishop John Mortimer Fourette Smith, Bishop emeritus of Trenton (USA), passed away at 83

2019.01.23

Brazil Fr. José Benedito Cardoso was elected Titular Bishop of Castellum minus and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil)

2019.01.24

Spain Cardinal Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Cardinal-Priest of S. Angela Merici and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Pamplona y Tudela (Spain), passed away at 89

2019.01.25

Botswana Bishop Boniface Tshosa Setlalekgosi, Bishop emeritus of Gaborone (Botswana), passed away at 91

Canada Bishop Jacques Berthelet, C.S.V., Bishop emeritus of Saint-Jean–Longueuil (Canada), passed away at 84

Italy Bishop Vigilio Mario Olmi, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Brescia (Italy), passed away at 91

Mexico Archbishop José Antonio Fernández Hurtado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Durango (Mexico), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tlalnepantla (Mexico)

Peru Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru)

Peru Fr. Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru)

Spain Bishop Jaume Traserra Cunillera, Bishop emeritus of Solsona (Spain), passed away at 84

2019.01.26

Sierra Leone Bishop Henry Aruna, Titular Bishop of Nasbinca and Auxiliary Bishop of Kenema (Sierra Leone), was appointed as Bishop of Kenema (Sierra Leone)

Spain Cardinal Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F. took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lucia del Gonfalone

Vietnam Bishop Laurent Chu Văn Minh resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Hà Nôi (Vietnam)

2019.01.29

Venezuela Bishop Ángel Francisco Caraballo Fermín, Titular Bishop of Dagnum, Auxiliary Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) and Apostolic Administrator of Cabimas (Venezuela), was appointed as Bishop of Cabimas (Venezuela)

2019.01.30

China Bishop Peter Jin Lugang (靳祿崗), Bishop of Nanyang 南陽 (China), was uncanonically appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Nanyang 南陽 (China)

Mexico Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda, Cardinal-Priest of S. Policarpo and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Morelia (Mexico), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Mexico)

2019.01.31

USA Bishop Robert John Brennan, Titular Bishop of Erdonia and Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Columbus (USA)

USA Bishop Frederick Francis Campbell resigned as Bishop of Columbus (USA)

2019.02.02

Croatia Msgr. Ante Jozić was elected Titular Archbishop of Cissa and Apostolic Nuncio to Cote d’Ivoire

Italy Msgr. Gianfranco Gallone was elected Titular Archbishop of Mottola and Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia

Ukraine Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M., Bishop of Kharkiv–Zaporizhia (Ukraine), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Odessa–Simferopol (Ukraine) and Apostolic Administrator of Kharkiv–Zaporizhia (Ukraine)

USA Bishop Walter James Edyvean, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Boston (USA), passed away at 80

2019.02.04

England Bishop Robert Byrne, C.O., Titular Bishop of Cunecaster and Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham (England), was appointed as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (England)

England Bishop Séamus Cunningham resigned as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (England)

Italy Archbishop Luigi Bianco, Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia, Special Representative to African Union (AU), Apostolic Nuncio to Djibouti and Apostolic Delegate to Somalia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda

2019.02.07

Guam Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, O.F.M. Cap. was deposed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña (Guam)

Guam Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña (Guam)

2019.02.10

Philippines Bishop Dinualdo Destajo Gutierrez, Bishop emeritus of Marbel (Philippines), passed away at 79

Philippines Bishop Nicolas Mollenedo Mondejar, Bishop emeritus of San Carlos (Philippines), passed away at 94

2019.02.11

Angola Bishop Joaquim Ferreira Lopes, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Bishop of Viana (Angola)

Angola Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo, Bishop of Uíje (Angola), was appointed as Bishop of Viana (Angola)

Ghana Fr. John Alphonse Asiedu, S.V.D. was elected Vicar Apostolic of Donkorkrom (Ghana)

Tanzania Bishop Renatus Leonard Nkwande, Bishop of Bunda (Tanzania), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mwanza (Tanzania)

2019.02.12

Nigeria Fr. Patrick Eluke was elected Titular Bishop of Photice and Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

Poland Msgr. Arkadiusz Okroj was elected Titular Bishop of Cufruta and Auxiliary Bishop of Pelplin (Poland)

Spain Fr. Joseba Segura Etxezarraga was elected Titular Bishop of Baza and Auxiliary Bishop of Bilbao (Spain)

2019.02.13

Tanzania Fr. Lazarus Vitalis Msimbe, S.D.S. was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Morogoro (Tanzania)

USA Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Resigned cardinalate, was appointed as Lay state

2019.02.14

Poland Fr. Wojciech Skibicki was elected Titular Bishop of Casæ nigræ and Auxiliary Bishop of Elbląg (Poland)

USA Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, was appointed as Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Apostolic Camera

2019.02.15

Italy Fr. Marco Salvi was elected Titular Bishop of Termini Imerese and Auxiliary Bishop of Perugia–Città della Pieve (Italy)

USA Bishop Thomas Joseph Costello, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Syracuse (USA), passed away at 89

2019.02.16

Brazil Archbishop Silvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Vitória (Brazil), passed away at 87

Italy Prof. Gian Piero Milano resigned as Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of Vatican City State

Italy Prof. Roberto Zannotti was appointed as Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of Vatican City State

Mexico Bishop Florencio Armando Colín Cruz, Titular Bishop of Thimida regia and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Puerto Escondido (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Salvador González Morales was elected Titular Bishop of Lacubaza and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Antonio Ortega Franco, C.O. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Carlos Enrique Samaniego López was elected Titular Bishop of Cillium and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

Netherlands Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Apostolic Nuncio to Eritrea, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya

2019.02.17

Latvia Bishop Antons Justs, Bishop emeritus of Jelgava (Latvia) and President emeritus of Episcopal Conference of Latvia, passed away at 87

2019.02.18

Bolivia Bishop Waldo Rubén Barrionuevo Ramírez, C.SS.R. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Reyes (Bolivia)

Bolivia Bishop Carlos Bürgler, C.SS.R. resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Reyes (Bolivia)

England Bishop Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna, M.S.U., Apostolic Visitator in Ireland of the Ukrainians and Bishop of Holy Family of London of the Ukrainians (England), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris of the Ukrainians (France)

USA Bishop Borys Andrij Gudziak, Bishop of Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris of the Ukrainians (France), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

USA Bishop Andriy Rabiy resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

2019.02.19

Italy Bishop Mauro Parmeggiani, Bishop of Tivoli (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator of Palestrina (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Palestrina (Italy)

2019.02.20

Brazil Fr. Evaldo Carvalho dos Santos, C.M. was elected Bishop of Viana (Brazil)

Spain Fr. Sebastián Chico Martínez was elected Titular Bishop of Valliposita and Auxiliary Bishop of Cartagena (Spain)

2019.02.21

Poland Bishop Alojzy Orszulik, S.A.C., Bishop emeritus of Łowicz (Poland), passed away at 90

2019.02.22

Bolivia Fr. Jesús Galeote Tormo, O.F.M., Apostolic Administrator of Camiri (Bolivia), was elected Vicar Apostolic of Camiri (Bolivia)

2019.02.23

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Trần Văn Toản succeeded as Bishop of Long Xuyên (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Trần Xuân Tiếu resigned as Bishop of Long Xuyên (Vietnam)

2019.02.24

Australia Cardinal George Pell resigned as Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy

2019.02.27

Brazil Archbishop Paulo Mendes Peixoto resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Formosa (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Adair José Guimarães, Bishop of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Formosa (Brazil)

2019.02.28

U.S. Virgin Islands Bishop Elliot Griffin Thomas, Bishop emeritus of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), passed away at 92

2019.03.01

Lithuania Archbishop Lionginas Virbalas, S.J. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaunas (Lithuania)

Portugal Fr. Américo Manuel Alves Aguiar was elected Titular Bishop of Dagnum and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal)

2019.03.02

Philippines Bishop Oscar Jaime Llaneta Florencio, Titular Bishop of Lestrona, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) and Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Philippines (Philippines), was appointed as Military Ordinary of Philippines (Philippines)

Spain Bishop Rafael Torija de la Fuente, Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Real (Spain), passed away at 91

2019.03.03

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

2019.03.04

Spain Archbishop Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, Apostolic Nuncio to Estonia and Apostolic Nuncio to Latvia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Austria

2019.03.05

USA Archbishop Joseph Edward Kurtz resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Memphis (USA)

USA Msgr. Alejandro Dumbrigue Aclan was elected Titular Bishop of Rusicade and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

USA Bishop Joseph Vincent Brennan, Titular Bishop of Trofimiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Fresno (USA)

USA Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa resigned as Bishop of Fresno (USA)

USA Bishop David Prescott Talley, Bishop of Alexandria (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Memphis (USA)

2019.03.08

Latvia Fr. Andris Kravalis was elected Titular Bishop of Migirpa and Auxiliary Bishop of Riga (Latvia)

2019.03.10

Peru Cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense

USA Bishop René Arnold Valero, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Brooklyn (USA), passed away at 88

2019.03.11

Croatia Msgr. Ivan Ćurić was elected Titular Bishop of Tela and Auxiliary Bishop of Đakovo–Osijek (Croatia)

Nigeria Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) and President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa, was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria)

Philippines Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Mundi» a Torre Spaccata and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cotabato (Philippines), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Philippines)

2019.03.12

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Joachim Mbadu Kikhela Kupika, Bishop emeritus of Boma (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 87

2019.03.13

Brazil Bishop Francesco Biasin resigned as Bishop of Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Luiz Henrique da Silva Brito, Titular Bishop of Zallata and Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda (Brazil)

2019.03.14

Belgium Cardinal Godfried Danneels, Cardinal-Priest of S. Anastasia, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), Military Ordinary emeritus of Belgium (Belgium) and President emeritus of Episcopal Conference of Belgium, passed away at 85

2019.03.18

Croatia Bishop Nikola Kekić resigned as Bishop of Križevci of the Croatians (Croatia)

Croatia Fr. Milan Stipić was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Križevci of the Croatians (Croatia)

Israel Archbishop-elect Youssef Matta was confirmed as Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

Philippines Fr. Fidelis Bautista Layog was elected Titular Bishop of Girus Tarasii and Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen–Dagupan (Philippines)

2019.03.19

Angola Fr. Leopoldo Ndakalako was elected Bishop of Menongue (Angola)

Colombia Archbishop Flavio Calle Zapata resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibagué (Colombia)

France Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia and Apostolic Delegate to Kosovo

Italy Archbishop Piergiorgio Bertoldi, Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso and Apostolic Nuncio to Niger, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique

Netherlands Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan

Portugal Archbishop Maurílio Jorge Quintal de Gouveia, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Évora (Portugal), passed away at 86

Uganda Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo, A.J. resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Soroti (Uganda)

Uganda Fr. Joseph Eciru Oliach was elected Bishop of Soroti (Uganda)

2019.03.20

Argentina Fr. Luis Dario Martín was elected Titular Bishop of Bisenzio and Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Rosa (Argentina)

Sudan Bishop Antonio Menegazzo, M.C.C.J., Apostolic Administrator sede plena emeritus of El Obeid (Sudan), passed away at 87

USA Bishop Joseph Victor Adamec, Bishop emeritus of Altoona–Johnstown (USA), passed away at 83

2019.03.21

Benin Bishop Paul Kouassivi Vieira, Bishop of Djougou (Benin), passed away at 69

USA Bishop Francis Anthony Quinn, Bishop emeritus of Sacramento (USA), passed away at 97

2019.03.22

Italy Archbishop Dino De Antoni, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Gorizia (Italy), passed away at 82

Mozambique Fr. Diamantino Guapo Antunes, I.M.C. was elected Bishop of Tete (Mozambique)

Mozambique Fr. Sandro Faedi, I.M.C. resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Tete (Mozambique)

2019.03.23

Chile Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile)

Chile Bishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Copiapó (Chile), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Santiago (Chile)

2019.03.25

Burkina Faso Fr. Alexandre Yikyi Bazié was elected Titular Bishop of Gummi in Byzacena and Auxiliary Bishop of Koudougou (Burkina Faso)

Egypt Bishop Toma Adly Zaki, Titular Bishop of Cabasa and Apostolic Administrator of Guizeh of the Copts (Egypt), was appointed as Bishop of Guizeh of the Copts (Egypt)

Italy Bishop Antonio Napoletano, C.SS.R., Bishop emeritus of Sessa Aurunca (Italy), passed away at 81

Philippines Fr. Cosme Damian Racines Almedilla was elected Bishop of Butuan (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Leo Magdugo Dalmao, C.M.F. was elected Bishop-Prelate of Isabela (Philippines)

2019.03.26

Australia Msgr. Harry Entwistle resigned as Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (Australia)

Australia Msgr. Carl Leonard Reid was appointed as Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (Australia)

Peru Bishop Isidro Sala Ribera, Bishop emeritus of Abancay (Peru), passed away at 86

Poland Fr. Tymon Tytus Chmielecki was elected Titular Archbishop of Tre Taverne, Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mali

2019.03.27

England Prof. Margaret Scotford Archer resigned as President of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Iraq Fr. Nizar Semaan was elected Coadjutor Archbishop of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Italy Prof. Stefano Zamagni was appointed as President of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

2019.03.28

Canada Bishop Michael Mulhall, Bishop of Pembroke (Canada), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kingston (Canada)

Canada Archbishop Brendan Michael O’Brien resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kingston (Canada)

2019.03.29

Chad Bishop Michele Russo, M.C.C.J., Bishop emeritus of Doba (Chad), passed away at 74

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to Honduras, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean

2019.04.01

Italy Prof. Andrea Arcangeli was appointed as Vice-Director of Directorate of Health and Hygiene of Vatican City State

2019.04.02

Mexico Fr. Joel Ocampo Gorostieta was elected Bishop of Ciudad Altamirano (Mexico)

2019.04.03

Peru Territorial Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané was established (from Territorial Prelature of Ayaviri and Territorial Prelature of Juli) (Peru)

Algeria Bishop Gabriel Jules Joseph Piroird, Prado, Bishop emeritus of Constantine (Algeria), passed away at 86

Peru Fr. Giovanni Cefai, M.S.S.P. was elected Bishop-Prelate of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané (Peru)

USA Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond, Metropolitan Archbishop of New Orleans (USA), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Alexandria (USA)

2019.04.04

USA Cardinal Donald William Wuerl resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Washington (USA)

USA Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory, Metropolitan Archbishop of Atlanta (USA), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA)

2019.04.05

Ecuador Bishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B., Bishop of Loja (Ecuador), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador)

Ecuador Archbishop Fausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador)

2019.04.06

USA Bishop George Edward Rueger, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Worcester (USA), passed away at 89

2019.04.08

Ireland Bishop John Buckley resigned as Bishop of Cork and Ross (Ireland)

Ireland Fr. Fintan Gavin was elected Bishop of Cork and Ross (Ireland)

USA Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Sebastiano al Palatino, Grand Master of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Baltimore (USA), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (USA)

2019.04.09

Mexico Fr. Guillermo Rodríguez, O.F.M. was appointed as Delegate ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of Sodalitium of Christian Life

Puerto Rico Bishop Héctor Manuel Rivera Pérez, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico), passed away at 85

2019.04.10

Brazil Fr. Darley José Kummer was elected Titular Bishop of Elvas and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

South Korea Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok (손삼석 신부), Titular Bishop of Fesseë and Auxiliary Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea), was appointed as Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea)

2019.04.12

USA Bishop Ronald Paul Herzog, Bishop emeritus of Alexandria (USA), passed away at 76

2019.04.13

Canada Bishop Brian Joseph Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish (Canada), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Halifax–Yarmouth (Canada) and Apostolic Administrator of Antigonish (Canada)

Guatemala Bishop Rodolfo Francisco Bobadilla Mata, C.M., Bishop emeritus of Huehuetenango (Guatemala), passed away at 86

Peru Fr. Guillermo Teodoro Elías Millares was elected Titular Bishop of Turres in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru)

Peru Fr. Ricardo Augusto Rodríguez Álvarez was elected Titular Bishop of Æliæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru)

Peru Bishop Adriano Tomasi Travaglia, O.F.M. resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru)

2019.04.15

Northern Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin, Metropolitan Archbishop of Armagh (Northern Ireland) and President of Irish Episcopal Conference, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Dromore (Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland Bishop Philip Boyce, O.C.D. resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Dromore (Northern Ireland)

2019.04.16

Bolivia Fr. Pascual Limachi Ortiz was elected Titular Bishop of Belesasa and Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia)

Germany Fr. Gerhard Schneider was elected Titular Bishop of Abbir Germaniciana and Auxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg–Stuttgart (Germany)

India Bishop Abraham D. Mattam, C.V., Bishop emeritus of Satna of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 96

Uganda Msgr. Serverus Jjumba was elected Bishop of Masaka (Uganda)

Uganda Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa resigned as Bishop of Masaka (Uganda)

2019.04.17

France Fr. Alain Guellec was elected Titular Bishop of Senez and Auxiliary Bishop of Montpellier (France)

India Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B. resigned as Bishop of Krishnagar (India)

2019.04.22

Argentina Fr. Carlos María Domínguez, O.A.R. was elected Titular Bishop of Vita and Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina)

India Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M., Bishop of Balasore (India), passed away at 65

2019.04.23

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Théophile Kaboy Ruboneka resigned as Bishop of Goma (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele, M. Afr., Bishop of Kindu (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Bishop of Goma (Congo-Kinshasa)

2019.04.24

Mozambique Bishop Francisco Lerma Martínez, I.M.C., Bishop of Gurué (Mozambique), passed away at 74

2019.04.25

Myanmar Archbishop Nicholas Mang Thang resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mandalay (Myanmar)

Myanmar Fr. Marco Tin Win was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Mandalay (Myanmar)

USA Bishop Donald Joseph Hying, Bishop of Gary (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Madison (USA)

2019.04.26

Germany Fr. Christian Würtz was elected Titular Bishop of Germania in Dacia and Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

Panama Bishop Uriah Ashley resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama)

Panama Bishop Pablo Varela Server resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama)

2019.04.27

Italy Archbishop Ettore Balestrero was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Democratic Republic of Congo

Italy Bishop Stefano Russo, Bishop of Fabriano–Matelica (Italy) and Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Italy, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Fabriano–Matelica (Italy)

Japan Bishop Dominic Ryōji Miyahara (ドミニコ宮原良治) resigned as Bishop of Fukuoka 福岡 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Peter Hironobu Sugihara (ペトロ杉原寛信) was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Fukuoka 福岡 (Japan)

Poland Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria del Popolo and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kraków (Poland), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Poland)

2019.04.29

France Bishop Albert-Marie Joseph Cyrille de Monléon, O.P., Bishop emeritus of Meaux (France), passed away at 82

USA Archbishop Paul Dennis Etienne, Metropolitan Archbishop of Anchorage (USA), was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle (USA)

2019.04.30

Italy Bishop Valentino Di Cerbo resigned as Bishop of Alife–Caiazzo (Italy)

Italy Bishop Orazio Francesco Piazza, Bishop of Sessa Aurunca (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Alife–Caiazzo (Italy)

South Africa Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako, Bishop of Queenstown (South Africa) and Vice-President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pretoria (South Africa) and Archbishop Military Ordinary of South African Defence Force (South Africa)

South Africa Archbishop William Matthew Slattery, O.F.M. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pretoria (South Africa) and Archbishop Military Ordinary of South African Defence Force (South Africa)

2019.05.01

India Bishop Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Karwar (India), was appointed as Bishop of Belgaum (India)

USA Bishop Oscar Cantú succeeded as Bishop of San Jose (USA)

USA Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath resigned as Bishop of San Jose (USA)

2019.05.02

Lebanon Bishop Roland Aboujaoudé, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 88

2019.05.03

Italy Bishop Luigi Antonio Cantafora resigned as Bishop of Lamezia Terme (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Schillaci was elected Bishop of Lamezia Terme (Italy)

2019.05.04

Italy Msgr. Andrea Bellandi was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Salerno–Campagna–Acerno (Italy)

Italy Bishop Roberto Carboni, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop of Ales–Terralba (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Oristano (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Luigi Moretti resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Salerno–Campagna–Acerno (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Ignazio Sanna resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Oristano (Italy)

Spain Fr. Joan Planellas i Barnosell was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Tarragona (Spain)

Spain Archbishop Jaume Pujol Balcells resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tarragona (Spain)

2019.05.06

Italy Archbishop Antonio Buoncristiani resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy)

Italy Bishop Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Titular Bishop of Alba marittima and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy)

2019.05.07

Northern Ireland Fr. Michael Router was elected Titular Bishop of Louth and Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh (Northern Ireland)

2019.05.08

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Antoine Koné, Bishop of Odienné (Cote d’Ivoire), passed away at 56

Italy Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi

2019.05.09

Colombia Fr. Marino Martínez Pérez, T.C. resigned as Superior General of Capuchin Tertiary Religious of Our Lady of Sorrows (Amigonian Friars)

USA Bishop David Arias Pérez, O.A.R., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Newark (USA), passed away at 89

Venezuela Fr. Frank Gerardo Pérez Alvarado, T.C. was appointed as Superior General of Capuchin Tertiary Religious of Our Lady of Sorrows (Amigonian Friars)

2019.05.10

Germany Bishop Paul-Werner Scheele, Bishop emeritus of Würzburg (Germany), passed away at 91

Italy Bishop Domenico Padovano, Bishop emeritus of Conversano–Monopoli (Italy), passed away at 78

2019.05.11

Mexico Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Tampico (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop José Armando Álvarez Cano, Bishop-Prelate of Huautla (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Tampico (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Jorge Estrada Solórzano, Titular Bishop of Pinhel and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Gómez Palacio (Mexico)

Portugal Bishop António Augusto de Oliveira Azevedo, Titular Bishop of Cemerinianus and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal), was appointed as Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop Amândio José Tomás resigned as Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal)

2019.05.12

Lebanon Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, Cardinal-Patriarch, Patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), President emeritus of Synod of the Maronite Church, President emeritus of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon and President emeritus of Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East, passed away at 98

2019.05.13

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Toussaint Iluku Bolumbu, M.S.C. was elected Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa)

2019.05.14

Brazil Bishop Urbano José Allgayer, Bishop emeritus of Passo Fundo (Brazil), passed away at 95

Italy Msgr. Mariano Fazio Fernández, Vicar General of Opus Dei (Italy), was appointed as Auxiliary Vicar of Opus Dei (Italy)

Italy Fr. Antoni Pujals i Ginebreda was appointed as Vicar General of Opus Dei (Italy)

Italy Sr. Franca Zonta, F.M.I. was appointed as Vice-President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

Malta Sr. Carmen Sammut, S.M.N.D.A. resigned as President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

Philippines Bishop Honesto Flores Ongtioco resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Malolos (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Dennis Cabanada Villarojo, Titular Bishop of Gisipa and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (Philippines), was appointed as Bishop of Malolos (Philippines)

Poland Sr. Jolanda Kafka, R.M.I., Superior General of Claretian Missionary Sisters, was appointed as President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

2019.05.15

Brazil Bishop João Inácio Müller, O.F.M., Bishop of Lorena (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Campinas (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Gilson Andrade da Silva succeeded as Bishop of Nova Iguaçu (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Luciano Bergamin, C.R.L. resigned as Bishop of Nova Iguaçu (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. José Francisco Rodrigues do Rêgo was elected Bishop of Ipameri (Brazil)

Italy Bishop Franco Agostinelli resigned as Bishop of Prato (Italy)

Italy Fr. Giovanni Nerbini was elected Bishop of Prato (Italy)

Spain Bishop Juan Antonio Menéndez Fernández, Bishop of Astorga (Spain), passed away at 62

Tanzania Bishop Gabriel Mmole, Bishop emeritus of Mtwara (Tanzania), passed away at 80

USA Bishop Peter Baldacchino, Titular Bishop of Vatarba and Auxiliary Bishop of Miami (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Las Cruces (USA)

USA Bishop Gerald Frederick Kicanas resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Las Cruces (USA)

2019.05.16

Tanzania Bishop Emmanuel A. Mapunda, Bishop emeritus of Mbinga (Tanzania), passed away at 83

2019.05.17

Brazil Archbishop Orlando Brandes, Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Limeira (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira, D.C. resigned as Bishop of Limeira (Brazil)

India Fr. Shyamal Bose was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur (India)

USA Bishop Paulius Antanas Baltakis, O.F.M., Titular Bishop of Egara, passed away at 94

2019.05.18

France Msgr. Philippe André Yves Marsset Marsset was elected Titular Bishop of Thibica and Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France)

2019.05.19

Poland Bishop Jan Bagiński, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Opole (Poland), passed away at 86

Switzerland Bishop Amédée Grab, O.S.B., Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Chur (Switzerland), passed away at 89

2019.05.20

Ecuador Msgr. José Bolivar Piedra Aguirre was elected Titular Bishop of Maronana and Auxiliary Bishop of Cuenca (Ecuador)

Finland Bishop Teemu Sippo, S.C.I. resigned as Bishop of Helsinki (Finland)

Switzerland Bishop Pétur Bürcher was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Chur (Switzerland)

Switzerland Bishop Vitus Huonder resigned as Bishop of Chur (Switzerland)

2019.05.21

Canada Bishop Louis Corriveau, Titular Bishop of Arena and Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Joliette (Canada)

Canada Bishop Pierre Joseph Paul Morissette resigned as Bishop of Saint-Jérôme (Canada)

Canada Bishop Raymond Poisson succeeded as Bishop of Saint-Jérôme (Canada)

2019.05.22

Brazil Fr. Edson Batista de Mello was elected Bishop of Cachoeira do Sul (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Carlos Eugenio Irarrázaval Errázuriz was appointed as Titular Bishop of Tanudaia and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

Chile Fr. Alberto Ricardo Lorenzelli Rossi, S.D.B. was elected Titular Bishop of Sesta and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

2019.05.23

Scotland Bishop Joseph Devine, Bishop emeritus of Motherwell (Scotland), passed away at 81

South Sudan Fr. Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok was elected Bishop of Malakal (South Sudan)

South Sudan Msgr. Roko Taban Mousa resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Malakal (South Sudan)

2019.05.24

Ecuador Bishop Hugolino Cerasuolo Stacey, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Loja (Ecuador), passed away at 87

Italy Bishop Gianrico Ruzza resigned as Prelate Secretary of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

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

Italy Fr. Pierangelo Pedretti was appointed as Prelate Secretary of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

Morocco Archbishop Santiago Agrelo Martínez, O.F.M. resigned as Archbishop of Tanger (Morocco)

Poland Fr. Szymon Stułkowski was elected Titular Bishop of Tabala and Auxiliary Bishop of Poznań (Poland)

Spain Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru resigned as Canonist of Apostolic Penitentiary

USA Bishop Robert Dwayne Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Saginaw (USA)

USA Bishop Walter Allison Hurley resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Saginaw (USA)

2019.05.25

Argentina Fr. Carlos Alberto Trovarelli, O.F.M. Conv. was appointed as Minister General of Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum)

Italy Archbishop Antonio Arcari, Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Monaco

Italy Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Monaco

Italy Fr. Marco Tasca, O.F.M. Conv. resigned as Minister General of Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum)

Netherlands Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan, was appointed as Permanent Observer to United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Spain Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., Secretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Vice-Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, was appointed as President of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims

Tanzania Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to Pacific Ocean, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Fiji Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Palau

USA Bishop Joseph Anthony Galante, Bishop emeritus of Camden (USA), passed away at 80

2019.05.27

Nigeria Bishop Kevin Joseph Aje, Bishop emeritus of Sokoto (Nigeria), passed away at 85

2019.05.30

Colombia Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente del Caguán was promoted as Diocese of San Vicente del Caguán (Colombia)

Brazil Bishop Diogo Johannes Antonius Reesink, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Teófilo Otoni (Brazil), passed away at 84

Colombia Bishop Francisco Javier Múnera Correa, I.M.C., Titular Bishop of Aquæ novæ in Numidia and Vicar Apostolic of San Vicente del Caguán (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of San Vicente del Caguán (Colombia)

South Africa Bishop Giuseppe Sandri, M.C.C.J., Bishop of Witbank (South Africa), passed away at 72

2019.05.31

India Fr. Joseph Thykkattil was elected Bishop of Gwalior (India)

Italy Bishop Tommaso Ghirelli resigned as Bishop of Imola (Italy)

Italy Fr. Giovanni Mosciatti was elected Bishop of Imola (Italy)

Japan Fr. Peter Michiaki Nakamura (ペトロ中村倫明) was elected Titular Bishop of Fesseë and Auxiliary Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan)

2019.06.01

Kazakhstan Apostolic Administration of Kazakhstan and Central Asia (Ukrainian Rite) was established (Kazakhstan)

Bolivia Bishop Waldo Rubén Barrionuevo Ramírez, C.SS.R., Apostolic Administrator of Reyes (Bolivia), was appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Reyes (Bolivia)

Kazakhstan Archpriest Vasyl Hovera was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Kazakhstan and Central Asia of the Ukrainians (Kazakhstan)

2019.06.03

Canada Fr. Réal Tremblay, C.SS.R. resigned as President of Pontifical Academy of Theology

Italy Archbishop Ignazio Sanna was appointed as President of Pontifical Academy of Theology

2019.06.04

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Léonard Dhejju, Bishop emeritus of Bunia (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 88

India Bishop Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel, Bishop emeritus of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 91

USA Bishop Robert Joseph Cunningham resigned as Bishop of Syracuse (USA)

USA Fr. Douglas John Lucia was elected Bishop of Syracuse (USA)

2019.06.05

Belgium Bishop Rémy Victor Vancottem resigned as Bishop of Namur (Belgium)

Belgium Bishop Pierre Warin, Titular Bishop of Tongeren and Auxiliary Bishop of Namur (Belgium), was appointed as Bishop of Namur (Belgium)

Brazil Bishop Bruno Pedron, S.D.B. resigned as Bishop of Ji-Paraná (Brazil)

Cuba Bishop Juan de Dios Hernández Ruiz, S.J., Titular Bishop of Passo Corese, Auxiliary Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) and Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba, was appointed as Bishop of Pinar del Río (Cuba)

Cuba Bishop Jorge Enrique Serpa Pérez resigned as Bishop of Pinar del Río (Cuba)

Italy Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Angelo in Pescheria and President emeritus of Pontifical Academy for Life, passed away at 90

2019.06.06

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

France Bishop Antoine Hérouard, Auxiliary Bishop of Lille (France), was appointed as Delegate for the Shrine of Lourdes of Tarbes et Lourdes (France)

Philippines Fr. Roberto Orendain Gaa was elected Bishop of Novaliches (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Antonio Realubin Tobias resigned as Bishop of Novaliches (Philippines)

Poland Archbishop Bolesław Pylak, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lublin (Poland), passed away at 97

South Africa Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I. was elected Titular Bishop of Gunugus and Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town (South Africa)

2019.06.07

India Bishop Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor resigned as Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Samuel Irenios Kattukallil succeeded as Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

Italy Dr. Giovanni Amici resigned as Director of Directorate of General Services of Vatican City State

Italy Dr. Antonio Chiminello resigned as Director of Directorate of State Accounting of Vatican City State

Italy Dr. Andrea Tamburelli was appointed as Director of Directorate of Pontifical Villas of Vatican City State

Italy Mr. Osvaldo Gianoli resigned as Director of Directorate of Pontifical Villas of Vatican City State

Spain Fr. Rafael García de la Serrana Villalobos, Director of Directorate of Technical Services of Vatican City State, was appointed as Director of Directorate for Infrastructures and Services of Vatican City State

USA Bishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M., Bishop of Juneau (USA), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Anchorage (USA)

2019.06.08

China Bishop Stephen Li Si-de (李思德), Bishop of Tianjin 天津 (China), passed away at 92

China Bishop Melchior Shi Hong-zhen (石鴻禎) succeeded as Bishop of Tianjin 天津 (China)

2019.06.10

Colombia Fr. José Aurelio Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Vichada (Colombia), passed away at 86

England Archbishop Peter David Gregory Smith resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Southwark (England)

England Bishop John Wilson, Titular Bishop of Lindisfarne and Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster (England), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Southwark (England)

2019.06.11

India Bishop Abraham Julios Kackanatt resigned as Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil succeeded as Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

Nigeria Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, O.P. resigned as Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop Paul Adegboyega Olawoore succeeded as Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria)

2019.06.12

Brazil Bishop Guerrino Riccardo Brusati resigned as Bishop of Janaúba (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Roberto José da Silva was elected Bishop of Janaúba (Brazil)

Congo-Kinshasa Archbishop Léon Kalenga Badikebele, Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina, passed away at 62

2019.06.13

Philippines Fr. Jose Ramirez Repadas III was elected Bishop of Iligan (Philippines)

USA Bishop Roland Pierre DuMaine, Bishop emeritus of San Jose (USA), passed away at 87

2019.06.14

Egypt Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir resigned as Bishop of Sohag of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Fr. Basilios Fawzy Al-Dabe was elected Bishop of Sohag of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Fr. Hani Bakhoum Kiroulos was elected Titular Bishop of Cabasa and Bishop of Curia of the Copts

Egypt Bishop Makarios Tewfik resigned as Bishop of Ismayliah of the Copts (Egypt)

2019.06.15

Bosnia and Herzegovina Archbishop Petar Rajič, Apostolic Nuncio to Angola and Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania

Lebanon Archbishop Paul Youssef Matar resigned as Archbishop of Beirut of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Bishop Paul Abdel Sater, Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites, was promoted as Archbishop of Beirut of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Aukar, O.A.M. was elected Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop François Eid, O.M.M. resigned as Procurator at Rome of the Maronites

Lebanon Fr. Peter Karam was elected Titular Bishop of Arca in Pheonicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop Rafic Warcha, Bishop of Curia of the Maronites, was appointed as Procurator at Rome of the Maronites

2019.06.16

Cape Verde Bishop Paulino do Livramento Évora, C.S.Sp., Bishop emeritus of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), passed away at 87

2019.06.17

Brazil Archbishop Moacyr Grechi, O.S.M., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Porto Velho (Brazil), passed away at 83

Brazil Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Georges Toufik Khoury was elected Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

Poland Bishop Tadeusz Pikus resigned as Bishop of Drohiczyn (Poland)

Poland Bishop Piotr Sawczuk, Titular Bishop of Ottana and Auxiliary Bishop of Siedlce (Poland), was appointed as Bishop of Drohiczyn (Poland)

2019.06.18

USA Bishop Stephen Edward Blaire, Bishop emeritus of Stockton (USA), passed away at 77

2019.06.19

Brazil Bishop Otacílio Ferreira de Lacerda, Titular Bishop of Tulana and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Guanhães (Brazil)

2019.06.24

France Bishop Michel Marie Jacques Dubost, C.I.M. was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Lyon (France)

2019.06.25

Canada Bishop Gilles Lemay, Bishop of Amos (Canada), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Rouyn-Noranda (Canada)

Canada Bishop Dorylas Moreau resigned as Bishop of Rouyn-Noranda (Canada)

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Fabiani, Bishop emeritus of Imola (Italy), passed away at 92

2019.06.26

Brazil Bishop José Gislon, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Erexim (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni, C.S. resigned as Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)

Italy Archbishop Erio Castellucci, Metropolitan Archbishop of Modena–Nonantola (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Carpi (Italy)

Italy Bishop Francesco Cavina resigned as Bishop of Carpi (Italy)

Philippines Bishop Carlito Joaquin Cenzon, C.I.C.M., Bishop emeritus of Baguio (Philippines), passed away at 80

2019.06.27

India Bishop Jacob Manathodath resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Ireland Bishop Raymond W. Field resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland)

2019.06.28

Iraq Archdiocese of Hadib–Erbil (Syriac Rite) was established (from Archdiocese of Mossul) (Iraq)

Austria Bishop Werner Freistetter, Military Ordinary of Austria (Austria), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Gurk (Austria)

Cote d’Ivoire Fr. Bruno Essoh Yedoh was elected Bishop of Bondoukou (Cote d’Ivoire)

Iraq Archbishop Nizar Semaan, Coadjutor Archbishop of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq), was appointed as Archbishop of Hadib–Erbil of the Syriacs (Iraq)

2019.06.29

Egypt Fr. Danial Lofty Khella was elected Bishop of Ismayliah of the Copts (Egypt)

Nicaragua Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón, Bishop of Juigalpa (Nicaragua) and President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua, was appointed as Bishop of León (Nicaragua)

Nicaragua Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo resigned as Bishop of León (Nicaragua)

Pakistan Fr. Indrias Rehmat was elected Bishop of Faisalabad (Pakistan)

2019.07

Italy Msgr. Massimo Palombella, S.D.B. resigned as Director Master of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel

2019.07.01

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Joseph Bolangi Egwanga Ediba Tasame, Bishop emeritus of Budjala (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 81

2019.07.02

Italy Bishop Mosè Marcia resigned as Bishop of Nuoro (Italy)

Italy Bishop Antonio Mura, Bishop of Lanusei (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Nuoro (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator of Lanusei (Italy)

2019.07.03

Sri Lanka Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage, Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue

2019.07.04

Germany Bishop Konrad Zdarsa resigned as Bishop of Augsburg (Germany)

Italy Archbishop Renzo Fratini resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Andorra and Apostolic Nuncio to Spain

Italy Archbishop Rino Passigato resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Portugal

Peru Bishop Raúl Antonio Chau Quispe, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru), was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Arequipa (Peru)

2019.07.06

Italy Archbishop Gianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv. resigned as Archbishop-Bishop of Treviso (Italy)

Italy Bishop Lucio Soravito de Franceschi, Bishop emeritus of Adria–Rovigo (Italy), passed away at 79

Italy Msgr. Michele Tomasi was elected Bishop of Treviso (Italy)

Romania Bishop Petru Gherghel resigned as Bishop of Iaşi (Romania)

Romania Fr. Iosif Păuleţ was elected Bishop of Iaşi (Romania)

2019.07.07

Italy Bishop Salvatore Angerami, Auxiliary Bishop of Napoli (Italy), passed away at 62

2019.07.08

Madagascar Fr. Jean Pascal Andriantsoavina was elected Titular Bishop of Zallata and Auxiliary Bishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

Madagascar Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B., Bishop of Ambanja (Madagascar), was appointed as Bishop of Moramanga (Madagascar)

2019.07.10

Brazil Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia was promoted as Diocese of Cristalândia (exchanged territory with Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins) (Brazil)

Brazil Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins exchanged territory with Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Eduardo Benes de Sales Rodrigues resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Catanduva (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Wellington de Queiroz Vieira, Bishop-Prelate of Cristalândia (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Cristalândia (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop José Ruy Gonçalves Lopes, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Jequié (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Caruaru (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Valdir Mamede, Titular Bishop of Naissus and Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Catanduva (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Bernardino Marchió resigned as Bishop of Caruaru (Brazil)

Canada Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Metropolitan Archbishop of Gatineau (Canada), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mont-Laurier (Canada)

Canada Bishop Paul Lortie resigned as Bishop of Mont-Laurier (Canada)

2019.07.11

Italy Apostolic Exarchate of Italy (Ukrainian Rite) was established (Italy)

Italy Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, 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 appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Italy of the Ukrainians (Italy)

USA Bishop Robert Francis Christian, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco (USA), passed away at 70

Wales Archbishop George Stack, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cardiff (Wales), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Menevia (Wales)

Wales Bishop Thomas Matthew Burns, S.M. resigned as Bishop of Menevia (Wales)

2019.07.12

Hungary Archbishop Gyula Márfi resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Veszprém (Hungary)

Hungary Bishop György Udvardy, Bishop of Pécs (Hungary) and Vice-President of Hungarian Episcopal Conference, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Veszprém (Hungary)

Hungary Bishop Miklós Beer resigned as Bishop of Vác (Hungary)

Hungary Fr. Zsolt Marton was elected Bishop of Vác (Hungary)

Syria Bishop Youhanna Jihad Battah, Titular Bishop of Phæna and Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria)

Syria Archbishop Denys Antoine Chahda, Archbishop of Aleppo of the Syriacs (Syria), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Hassaké–Nisibi of the Syriacs (Syria)

Syria Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo resigned as Archbishop of Hassaké–Nisibi of the Syriacs (Syria)

Syria Archbishop Gregorios Elias Tabé resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria)

2019.07.13

Colombia Diocese of Florencia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florencia (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Omar de Jesús Mejía Giraldo, Bishop of Florencia (Colombia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Florencia (Colombia)

France Fr. Bruno Cadoré, O.P. resigned as Master of the Order of Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

Italy Cardinal Paolo Sardi, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana and Patron emeritus of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, passed away at 84

Philippines Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III was appointed as Master of the Order of Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

2019.07.14

Brazil Fr. Carlos Eugenio Irarrázaval Errázuriz resigned as Titular Bishop of Tanudaia and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

USA Bishop Paul Albert Zipfel, Bishop emeritus of Bismarck (USA), passed away at 83

2019.07.16

India Fr. Vijaya Kumar Rayarala, P.I.M.E. was elected Bishop of Srikakulam (India)

Ireland Fr. Michael Duignan was elected Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland)

Ireland Bishop John Kirby resigned as Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland)

Papua New Guinea Bishop Otto Separy, Bishop of Aitape (Papua New Guinea), was appointed as Bishop of Bereina (Papua New Guinea)

Philippines Fr. Midyphil B. Billones was elected Titular Bishop of Tagarata and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (Philippines)

2019.07.17

Brazil Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges, Titular Bishop of Gergis and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Hernaldo Pinto Farias, S.S.S. was elected Bishop of Bonfim (Brazil)

Portugal Fr. Vitorino José Pereira Soares was elected Titular Bishop of Gisipa and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

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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