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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2020

DateAscendingEvent
2020.01

Uruguay Fr. Gonzalo Aemilius was appointed as Private Secretary of the Pope

2020.01.02

USA Bishop Richard Brendan Higgins resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of United States of America (USA)

Vietnam Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Tốt resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka

2020.01.05

Nicaragua Bishop David Albin Zywiec Sidor, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Siuna (Nicaragua), passed away at 72

2020.01.06

Colombia Archbishop Gonzalo Restrepo Restrepo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Manizales (Colombia)

New Zealand Fr. Michael Andrew Gielen was elected Titular Bishop of Abbir Maius and Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand)

Nigeria Bishop Matthew Ishaya Audu, Bishop of Lafia (Nigeria), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria)

Paraguay Bishop Zacarías Ortiz Rolón, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Concepción (Paraguay), passed away at 85

Ukraine Fr. Pavlo Honcharuk was elected Bishop of Kharkiv–Zaporizhia (Ukraine)

Ukraine Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M. resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kharkiv–Zaporizhia (Ukraine)

2020.01.07

Egypt Diocese of Abu Qurqas (Coptic Rite) was established (from Diocese of Minya) (Egypt)

Egypt Fr. Bechara Giuda Matarana, O.F.M. was elected Bishop of Abu Qurqas of the Copts (Egypt)

Ethiopia Fr. Petros Berga was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Ethiopics

2020.01.08

England Bishop Peter John Haworth Doyle resigned as Bishop of Northampton (England)

England Fr. David James Oakley was elected Bishop of Northampton (England)

2020.01.10

Peru Bishop Dante Frasnelli Tarter, O.S.J., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Huarí (Peru), passed away at 95

2020.01.11

Italy Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Egidio

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

2020.01.15

Australia Fr. Mykola Bychok, C.SS.R. was elected Bishop of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne of the Ukrainians (Australia)

Australia Bishop Peter Stasiuk, C.SS.R. resigned as Bishop of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne of the Ukrainians (Australia)

Canada Bishop David Motiuk, Bishop of Edmonton of the Ukrainians (Canada), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of New Westminster of the Ukrainians (Canada)

England Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, Bishop of New Westminster of the Ukrainians (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Holy Family of London of the Ukrainians (England)

England Fr. Mykola Matwijiwskij resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Holy Family of London of the Ukrainians (England)

India Bishop Mathew Arackal resigned as Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Peter Kochupuruckal was elected Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Jose Pulickal, Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Italy Dr. Francesca Di Giovanni was appointed as Undersecretary for the Multilateral Sector of Relations with States of Secretariat of State

2020.01.17

Poland Bishop Stanisław Stefanek, S.Chr., Bishop emeritus of Łomża (Poland), passed away at 83

Uruguay Bishop Fernando Miguel Gil Eisner, Bishop of Salto (Uruguay), passed away at 66

2020.01.18

Spain Bishop Vicente Juan Segura, Bishop of Ibiza (Spain), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Armentia and Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia (Spain)

2020.01.19

Canada Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J. took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Michele Arcangelo

2020.01.20

Slovakia Archbishop Cyril Vasil’, S.J., Secretary of Congregation for the Oriental Churches, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Košice of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

2020.01.21

Monaco Archbishop Bernard César Augustin Barsi resigned as Archbishop of Monaco (Monaco)

Monaco Fr. Dominique-Marie David was elected Archbishop of Monaco (Monaco)

2020.01.22

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bishop Tomo Vukšić, Military Ordinary of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Brazil Bishop Paulo Antônio de Conto was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nova Friburgo (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Edney Gouvêa Mattoso resigned as Bishop of Nova Friburgo (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Lindomar Rocha Mota was elected Bishop of São Luís de Montes Belos (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Carmelo Scampa resigned as Bishop of São Luís de Montes Belos (Brazil)

Romania Fr. Călin Ioan Bot was elected Titular Bishop of Abrittum and Auxiliary Bishop of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania)

Romania Fr. Cristian Dumitru Crişan, Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Romanians, was elected Titular Bishop of Abula and Auxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia of the Romanians (Romania)

2020.01.23

USA Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA)

USA Bishop Nelson Jesus Perez, Bishop of Cleveland (USA), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA)

2020.01.24

Mexico Bishop José Luis Castro Medellín, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Tacámbaro (Mexico), passed away at 81

2020.01.25

Argentina Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of Congregation for the Oriental Churches and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute, was appointed as Cardinal Vice-Dean of College of Cardinals

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Cardinal Vice-Dean of College of Cardinals, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia and Cardinal Dean of College of Cardinals

Italy Archbishop Paolo Rudelli was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Mexico Fr. Luis Pérez Raygosa was elected Titular Bishop of Suava and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Héctor Mario Pérez Villareal was elected Titular Bishop of Bennefa and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Francisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S., Superior General of Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, was elected Titular Bishop of Aradi and Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

2020.01.26

Lithuania Cardinal Sigitas Tamkevičius, S.J. took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Angela Merici

2020.01.27

Ireland Fr. Paul Dempsey was elected Bishop of Achonry (Ireland)

2020.02.01

England Cardinal Michael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr. took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Portico

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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