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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2021

DateAscendingEvent
2021.01.01

India Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria

New Zealand Bishop Paul Martin, S.M., Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand) and Apostolic Administrator of Christchurch (New Zealand)

Pakistan Fr. Khalid Rehmat, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Quetta (Pakistan)

2021.01.03

Belarus Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk–Mohilev (Belarus) and President of Catholic Episcopal Conference of Belarus

Belarus Bishop Kazimierz Wielikosielec (Казiмiр Велікаселец), O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Pinsk (Belarus), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Minsk–Mohilev (Belarus)

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, Bishop of Katiola (Cote d’Ivoire) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire)

2021.01.04

Argentina Bishop Guillermo Rodríguez Melgarejo, Bishop emeritus of San Martín (Argentina), passed away at 77

Kenya Cardinal John Njue resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya)

Mauritius Fr. Luc René Young Chen-yin (熊振仁), O.M.I., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Rodrigues (Mauritius)

Poland Bishop Marek Solarczyk, Titular Bishop of Hólar and Auxiliary Bishop of Warszawa-Praga (Poland), was appointed as Bishop of Radom (Poland)

Poland Bishop Antoni Stankiewicz, Dean emeritus of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, passed away at 85

Poland Bishop Henryk Marian Tomasik resigned as Bishop of Radom (Poland)

2021.01.05

Cameroon Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi, Titular Bishop of Amudarsa and Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda (Cameroon), was appointed as Bishop of Buéa (Cameroon)

China Bishop Joseph Zong Huai-de (宗懷德), Bishop emeritus of Sanyuan 三原 (China) and Bishop emeritus of Sanyuan 三原 (China), passed away at 100

2021.01.07

Colombia Fr. Rafael Morales Duque, O.F.M., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Guapi (Colombia), passed away at 91

Ireland Archbishop Eugene Martin Nugent, Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait and Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar

Switzerland Cardinal Henri Schwery, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica and Bishop emeritus of Sion (Switzerland), passed away at 88

2021.01.08

Iran Archdiocese of Isfahan was renamed as Archdiocese of Tehran–Isfahan (Iran)

Iran Fr. Dominique Mathieu, O.F.M. Conv., was elected Archbishop of Tehran–Isfahan (Iran)

Iran Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Isfahan (Iran)

Italy Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo, Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University, was appointed as President of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia

Spain Bishop Antonio Gómez Cantero, Bishop of Teruel y Albarracín (Spain), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Almería (Spain)

Venezuela Bishop Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje Pérez, O.C.D., Bishop of Trujillo (Venezuela), passed away at 69

2021.01.09

France Bishop Dominique Blanchet, Bishop of Belfort–Montbéliard (France) and Vice-President of Bishops’ Conference of France, was appointed as Bishop of Créteil (France)

France Bishop Michel Léon Émile Santier resigned as Bishop of Créteil (France)

Peru Fr. Lizardo Estrada Herrera, O.S.A., was elected Titular Bishop of Ausuccura and Auxiliary Bishop of Cusco (Peru)

2021.01.10

Poland Bishop Adam Dyczkowski, Bishop emeritus of Zielona Góra–Gorzów (Poland), passed away at 88

2021.01.11

Colombia Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahíta Sandoval, Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia), passed away at 74

France Archbishop Jean-Pierre-Marie Cattenoz resigned as Archbishop of Avignon (France)

France Archbishop Georges Paul Pontier was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Avignon (France)

Guatemala Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Santa Rosa de Lima (Guatemala), was appointed as Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala)

Italy Archbishop Oscar Rizzato, Almoner of His Holiness emeritus of Office of Papal Charities, passed away at 91

2021.01.12

Romania Bishop Florentin Crihălmeanu, Bishop of Cluj–Gherla of the Romanians (Romania), passed away at 61

2021.01.13

Brazil Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Ordinary emeritus of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil), passed away at 88

Brazil Bishop Paulo Romeu Dantas Bastos, Bishop of Alagoinhas (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Jequié (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias, Bishop of Colatina (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Lorena (Brazil)

Italy Bishop Mario Cecchini, Bishop emeritus of Fano–Fossombrone–Cagli–Pergola (Italy), passed away at 87

Scotland Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland), passed away at 70

Zambia Bishop Moses Hamungole, Bishop of Monze (Zambia), passed away at 53

2021.01.14

Italy Archbishop Giovanni D’Aniello, Apostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Uzbekistan

Scotland Bishop Vincent Paul Logan, Bishop emeritus of Dunkeld (Scotland), passed away at 79

2021.01.15

Italy Bishop Giovanni Santucci resigned as Bishop of Massa Carrara–Pontremoli (Italy)

2021.01.16

Vietnam Bishop John Đỗ Văn Ngân, Titular Bishop of Buleliana and Auxiliary Bishop of Xuân Lôc (Vietnam), was appointed as Bishop of Xuân Lôc (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Đinh Đức Đạo resigned as Bishop of Xuân Lôc (Vietnam)

2021.01.17

Australia Archbishop Philip Edward Wilson, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Adelaide (Australia), passed away at 70

South Africa Archbishop Abel Gabuza, Bishop emeritus of Kimberley (South Africa) and Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban (South Africa), passed away at 65

USA Bishop Vincent Michael Rizzotto, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Galveston–Houston (USA), passed away at 89

2021.01.18

Italy Bishop Fabio Fabene, Undersecretary of Synod of Bishops and Titular Bishop of Montefiascone, was promoted as Titular Archbishop of Montefiascone and Secretary of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Mexico Bishop Francisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico), passed away at 65

2021.01.19

Papua New Guinea Bishop William Regis Fey, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Kimbe (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 78

2021.01.20

Bulgaria Fr. Strahil Veselinov Kavalenov, Apostolic Administrator of Nikopol (Bulgaria), was elected Bishop of Nikopol (Bulgaria)

Uganda Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, Bishop emeritus of Masaka (Uganda), passed away at 77

2021.01.21

Philippines Bishop José Crisologo Sorra, Bishop emeritus of Legazpi (Philippines), passed away at 91

2021.01.22

Italy Bishop Alfredo Magarotto, Bishop emeritus of Vittorio Veneto (Italy), passed away at 93

Lebanon Archbishop Jean Assaad Haddad, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 94

2021.01.23

Italy Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere

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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