Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2022

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2022.01.01

Canada Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Undersecretary of Migrant and Refugee Section of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and President of Vatican COVID-19 Commission

Cook Islands Bishop Robin Walsh Leamy, S.M., Bishop emeritus of Rarotonga (Cook Islands), passed away at 87

Ghana Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson resigned as Prefect of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and President of Vatican COVID-19 Commission

Italy Mr. Antonino Intersimone was appointed as Director of Directorate of Telecommunications and Information Systems of Vatican City State

Nigeria Bishop Paul Adegboyega Olawoore, Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria), passed away at 60

Switzerland Lieutenant Colonel Philippe Morard resigned as Vice Commander of Pontifical Swiss Guard

Switzerland Lieutenant Colonel Loïc Marc Rossier was appointed as Vice Commander of Pontifical Swiss Guard

2022.01.02

Canada Bishop Jean-Guy Couture, Bishop emeritus of Chicoutimi (Canada), passed away at 92

2022.01.03

Spain Bishop Román Casanova Casanova resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Solsona (Spain)

Spain Bishop Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer, Bishop of Menorca (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Solsona (Spain)

2022.01.04

Iraq Cardinal 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 appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

2022.01.05

Spain Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» a Monte Verde and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Toledo (Spain), passed away at 96

2022.01.06

Gabon Bishop Joseph Koerber, C.S.Sp., resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Makokou (Gabon)

Gabon Fr. Severin Nziengui Mangandza, C.S.Sp., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Makokou (Gabon)

2022.01.07

Chile Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Cardinal-Priest of SS. Redentore a Valmelaina and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santiago (Chile), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Chile)

2022.01.08

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Gristina resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Catania (Italy)

Italy Bishop Luigi Renna, Bishop of Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Catania (Italy)

Spain Bishop Ciriaco Benavente Mateos was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Plasencia (Spain)

2022.01.10

Italy Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, Titular Archbishop of Cerveteri and Secretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was appointed as Archbishop-Bishop of Reggio Emilia–Guastalla (Italy)

Italy Bishop Massimo Camisasca, F.S.C.B., resigned as Bishop of Reggio Emilia–Guastalla (Italy)

2022.01.11

Bolivia Bishop Francisco Focardi Mazzocchi, O.F.M., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Camiri (Bolivia), passed away at 72

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Richard Kazadi Kamba was elected Bishop of Kolwezi (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Nestor Ngoy Katahwa resigned as Bishop of Kolwezi (Congo-Kinshasa)

2022.01.12

Brazil Bishop Magnus Henrique Lopes, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Salgueiro (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Crato (Brazil)

Italy Fr. Roberto Campiotti was elected Bishop of Volterra (Italy)

Italy Bishop Alberto Silvani resigned as Bishop of Volterra (Italy)

Spain Bishop Santos Montoya Torres, Titular Bishop of Horta and Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada–Logroño (Spain)

2022.01.15

India Archbishop George Njaralakatt resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Joseph Pamplany, Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Peter Kochupuruckal, Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Jacob Manathodath resigned as Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Japan Fr. Ignatius Takashi Taguchi (イグナチオ 田口孝志) resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Oita 大分 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Joseph Atsushi Yamashita (ヨセフ 山下 敦) was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Oita 大分 (Japan)

Poland Archbishop Józef Guzdek resigned as Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Poland (Poland)

Poland Bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, Titular Bishop of Lambiridi and Auxiliary Bishop of Tarnów (Poland), was appointed as Military Ordinary of Poland (Poland)

2022.01.17

USA Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Australia

2022.01.18

Colombia Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E., Bishop emeritus of Magangué (Colombia), passed away at 98

2022.01.19

Austria Bishop Elmar Fischer, Bishop emeritus of Feldkirch (Austria), passed away at 85

Brazil Archbishop Moacir Silva resigned as Apostolic Administrator of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Zeno Hastenteufel resigned as Bishop of Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop João Francisco Salm, Bishop of Tubarão (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Antônio Emídio Vilar, S.D.B., Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil)

Eritrea Msgr. Kesete Ghebreyohannes Weldegebriel was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Eritreans

Eritrea Fr. Tesfaldet Tekie Tsada was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in United States of America and Canada of the Eritreans

2022.01.21

France Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, Bishop of Lyon (France), was proclaimed as Doctor of the Church

2022.01.22

El Salvador Fr. Rutilio Grande García, S.J., and 2 companions were beatified

El Salvador Fr. Cosma Spessotto (Sante), O.F.M., was beatified

2022.01.25

USA Fr. John Samuel Bonnici was elected Titular Bishop of Arindela and Auxiliary Bishop of New York (USA)

USA Fr. Joseph Armando Espaillat was elected Titular Bishop of Tagarbala and Auxiliary Bishop of New York (USA)

2022.01.26

Argentina Msgr. Alejandro W. Bunge resigned as President of Labour Office of the Apostolic See

Italy Msgr. Andrea Ripa, Undersecretary of Congregation for Clergy, was elected Titular Bishop of Cerveteri and Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, was appointed as President of Labour Office of the Apostolic See

Poland Bishop Edward Eugeniusz Białogłowski resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Rzeszów (Poland)

Poland Fr. Radosław Orchowicz was elected Titular Bishop of Surista and Auxiliary Bishop of Gniezno (Poland)

2022.01.28

Portugal Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto resigned as Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I., Bishop of Setúbal (Portugal) and President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal, was appointed as Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal)

Ukraine Bishop Mykola Petro Luchok, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Mukacheve (Ukraine), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mukacheve (Ukraine)

Ukraine Bishop Antal Majnek, O.F.M., resigned as Bishop of Mukacheve (Ukraine)

2022.01.29

Bosnia and Herzegovina Cardinal Vinko Puljić resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Archbishop Tomo Vukšić succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Mexico Bishop Hermenegildo Ramírez Sánchez, M.J., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Huautla (Mexico), passed away at 92

2022.01.30

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Édouard Kisonga Ndinga, S.S.S., resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

2022.01.31

Mexico Bishop Onésimo Cepeda Silva, Bishop emeritus of Ecatepec (Mexico), passed away at 84

Philippines Msgr. Arnaldo Sanchez Catalan (佳安道), Chargé d’affaires in China, was elected Titular Archbishop of Apollonia and Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda

2022.02.01

Canada Bishop Remi Joseph De Roo, Bishop emeritus of Victoria (Canada), passed away at 97

Mexico Bishop Antonio Ortega Franco, C.O., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of México (Mexico), passed away at 80

2022.02.02

Ecuador Diocese of Daule was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil and became suffragan of Guayaquil) (Ecuador)

Ecuador Diocese of Santa Elena was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil and became suffragan of Guayaquil) (Ecuador)

Cote d’Ivoire Msgr. Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé was elected Titular Archbishop of Potenza Picena and Apostolic Nuncio to Mali

Ecuador Bishop Guido Iván Minda Chalá, Titular Bishop of Nisa in Lycia and Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador), was appointed as Bishop of Santa Elena (Ecuador)

Ecuador Bishop Giovanni Battista Piccioli, Titular Bishop of Patara and Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador), was appointed as Bishop of Daule (Ecuador)

India Fr. Thomas Jessayyan Netto was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum (India)

India Archbishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum (India)

Poland Archbishop Tymon Tytus Chmielecki resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Mali

Poland Archbishop Marek Solczyński, Apostolic Nuncio to Tanzania, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Turkiye

USA Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell (陸思道) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Turkiye

2022.02.03

Australia Bishop Joseph Hitti, Bishop emeritus of Saint Maron of Sydney of the Maronites (Australia), passed away at 96

Mexico Bishop Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla, Bishop emeritus of Saltillo (Mexico), passed away at 101

2022.02.04

Scotland Bishop William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway (Scotland), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland)

2022.02.05

Argentina Bishop Carlos María Domínguez, O.A.R., Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of San Rafael (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig resigned as Bishop of San Rafael (Argentina)

Mexico Msgr. Javier Herrera Corona (何明哲) was elected Titular Archbishop of Vulturara, Apostolic Nuncio to Republic of Congo and Apostolic Nuncio to Gabon

2022.02.08

USA Bishop Shelton Joseph Fabre, Bishop of Houma–Thibodaux (USA), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Louisville (USA)

USA Archbishop Joseph Edward Kurtz resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Louisville (USA)

2022.02.09

Colombia Bishop Fabio Duque Jaramillo, O.F.M., Bishop of Garzón (Colombia), passed away at 71

Italy Fr. Simone Renna was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Clergy

2022.02.10

Thailand Bishop Joseph Sangval Surasarang, Bishop emeritus of Chiang Mai (Thailand), passed away at 86

2022.02.11

France Bishop Antoine Hérouard, Titular Bishop of Maillezais, Auxiliary Bishop of Lille (France) and Delegate for the Shrine of Lourdes of Tarbes et Lourdes (France), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Dijon (France)

France Archbishop Roland Minnerath resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Dijon (France)

Ireland Bishop Michael Duignan, Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland), was appointed as Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland)

Ireland Bishop Brendan Kelly resigned as Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland)

Ireland Abbot Eamon Fitzgerald, O.C.S.O., resigned as Abbot General of Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists)

Italy Archbishop Francesco Cacucci was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano (Italy)

Mexico Bishop José de Jesús González Hernández, O.F.M., Bishop-Prelate of El Nayar (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Chilpancingo–Chilapa (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Salvador Rangel Mendoza, O.F.M., resigned as Bishop of Chilpancingo–Chilapa (Mexico)

Netherlands Fr. Bernardus Peeters, O.C.S.O., was appointed as Abbot General of Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists)

Saint Lucia Bishop Gabriel Malzaire, Bishop of Roseau (Dominica) and President of Antilles Episcopal Conference, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Castries (Saint Lucia) and Apostolic Administrator of Roseau (Dominica)

Saint Lucia Archbishop Robert Rivas, O.P., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Castries (Saint Lucia)

South Sudan Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe resigned as Bishop of Yei (South Sudan)

South Sudan Fr. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo was elected Bishop of Yei (South Sudan)

2022.02.12

Benin Archbishop Pascal N’Koué resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Djougou (Benin)

Benin Fr. Bernard de Clairvaux Toha Wontacien, O.S.F.S., was elected Bishop of Djougou (Benin)

Chile Bishop Tomás Osvaldo González Morales, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Punta Arenas (Chile), passed away at 86

Indonesia Bishop Francis Xavier Sudartanta Hadisumarta, O. Carm., Bishop emeritus of Manokwari–Sorong (Indonesia), passed away at 89

Italy Bishop Gianrico Ruzza, Bishop of Civitavecchia–Tarquinia (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator of Porto–Santa Rufina (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Porto–Santa Rufina (Italy)

Spain Archbishop Francisco Pérez González, Metropolitan Archbishop of Pamplona y Tudela (Spain), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of San Sebastián (Spain)

Spain Bishop Antoni Vadell Ferrer, Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Spain), passed away at 49

2022.02.14

Papua New Guinea Fr. Walenty Gryk, S.V.D., was elected Bishop of Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

Poland Archbishop Marek Solczyński, Apostolic Nuncio to Turkiye, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Azerbaigian

USA Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell (陸思道) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Azerbaigian

2022.02.15

Egypt Bishop Youhanna Golta, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Alexandria of the Copts (Egypt), passed away at 85

Taiwan Fr. Norbert Pu Ying-hsiung (浦英雄) was elected Bishop of Chiayi 嘉義 (Taiwan)

USA Bishop Edward William Clark resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

2022.02.16

Canada Bishop John Aloysius O’Mara, Bishop emeritus of Saint Catharines (Canada), passed away at 97

France Fr. Yves Baumgarten was elected Bishop of Le Puy-en-Velay (France)

France Bishop Didier-Léon Marchand, Bishop emeritus of Valence (France), passed away at 96

Italy Cardinal Luigi De Magistris, Cardinal-Deacon of SS. Nomi di Gesù e Maria in Via Lata and Major Pro-Penitentiary emeritus of Apostolic Penitentiary, passed away at 95

Spain Fr. Cristóbal Déniz Hernández was elected Titular Bishop of Algeciras and Auxiliary Bishop of Islas Canarias (Spain)

2022.02.17

Czechia Bishop František Václav Lobkowicz, O. Praem., Bishop of Ostrava–Opava (Czechia), passed away at 74

Guatemala Bishop Gerardo Humberto Flores Reyes, Bishop emeritus of Vera Paz (Guatemala), passed away at 96

Kenya Bishop Joseph Alessandro, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Bishop of Garissa (Kenya)

Kenya Fr. George Muthaka, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Bishop of Garissa (Kenya)

Paraguay Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores, Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay), Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay) and President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay)

Paraguay Archbishop Edmundo Ponciano Valenzuela Mellid, S.D.B., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay)

2022.02.18

Argentina Prof. Emilce Cuda was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Commission for Latin America

Kenya Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Bishop of Nakuru (Kenya), Vice-President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops and Apostolic Administrator of Kisumu (Kenya), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisumu (Kenya)

2022.02.19

Iraq Patriarchal See of Babylon (Chaldean Rite) was renamed as Patriarchal See of Baghdad (Iraq)

Burundi Bishop Bonaventure Nahimana, Bishop of Rutana (Burundi) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) and Apostolic Administrator of Rutana (Burundi)

Burundi Archbishop Simon Ntamwana resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi)

Germany Bishop Franz Grave, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Essen (Germany), passed away at 89

Iraq Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, President of Synod of the Chaldean Church, President of Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Iraq, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq) and Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as Patriarch of Baghdad of the Chaldeans (Iraq)

Italy Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Torino (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator of Susa (Italy)

Italy Fr. Roberto Repole was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Torino (Italy) and Bishop of Susa (Italy)

2022.02.21

Colombia Bishop Miguel Fernando González Mariño, Bishop of Espinal (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Garzón (Colombia)

2022.02.22

Angola Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B., Bishop of Luena (Angola), passed away at 64

Bolivia Fr. Mario Luis Durán Berríos was elected Titular Bishop of Lambiridi and Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia)

Bolivia Fr. Pedro Luis Fuentes Valencia was elected Titular Bishop of Temuniana and Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia)

Bolivia Fr. Basilio Mamani Quispe was elected Titular Bishop of Naissus and Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia)

Cameroon Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Mamfe (Cameroon)

Cameroon Fr. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo was elected Bishop of Mamfe (Cameroon)

Myanmar Fr. Maurice Nyunt Wai was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Mawlamyine (Myanmar)

USA Fr. Jacques Eric Fabre-Jeune, C.S., was elected Bishop of Charleston (USA)

USA Bishop Robert Epic Paul Guglielmone resigned as Bishop of Charleston (USA)

2022.02.23

Brazil Bishop Mário Antônio da Silva, Bishop of Roraima (Brazil) and Second Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuiabá (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Mílton Antônio dos Santos, S.D.B., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuiabá (Brazil)

Chile Fr. Bernardo Andrés Álvarez Tapia was elected Titular Bishop of Theuzi and Auxiliary Bishop of Concepción (Chile)

Chile Fr. Óscar Walter García Barreto was elected Titular Bishop of Horta and Auxiliary Bishop of Concepción (Chile)

Mexico Bishop José Isidro Guerrero Macías, Bishop of Mexicali (Mexico), passed away at 70

Venezuela Bishop Ramón José Viloria Pinzón, Bishop emeritus of Puerto Cabello (Venezuela), passed away at 62

2022.02.24

Argentina Archbishop Eduardo Vicente Mirás, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Rosario (Argentina), passed away at 92

Italy Bishop Gianni Ambrosio resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Massa Carrara–Pontremoli (Italy)

Italy Fr. Mario Vaccari, O.F.M., was elected Bishop of Massa Carrara–Pontremoli (Italy)

2022.02.25

Mexico Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tijuana (Mexico), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mexicali (Mexico)

Papua New Guinea Bishop Gérard-Joseph Deschamps, S.M.M., Bishop emeritus of Bereina (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 92

Zambia Fr. Raphael Mweempwa was elected Bishop of Monze (Zambia)

Zambia Fr. Francesco Airoldi resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Monze (Zambia)

2022.02.26

Spain Fr. Cayetano Giménez Martín and 15 companions were beatified

Latvia Bishop Janis Cakuls, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Riga (Latvia), passed away at 95

South Korea Bishop Augustinus Kim Jong-soo (김종수 아우구스티노), Titular Bishop of Sufasar, Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea), Apostolic Administrator of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea) and General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, was appointed as Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea)

USA Bishop Donald Walter Trautman, Bishop emeritus of Erie (USA), passed away at 85

2022.02.27

Brazil Bishop José Carlos Castanho de Almeida, Bishop emeritus of Araçatuba (Brazil), passed away at 91

2022.02.28

Rwanda Fr. Papias Musengamana was elected Bishop of Byumba (Rwanda)

Rwanda Bishop Servilien Nzakamwita resigned as Bishop of Byumba (Rwanda)

2022.03.02

Germany Bishop Rolf Steinhäuser resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Köln (Germany)

USA Bishop Robert John Rose, Bishop emeritus of Grand Rapids (USA), passed away at 92

2022.03.03

Canada Diocese of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto (Slovak Rite) was demoted as Apostolic Exarchate of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto (became suffragan of Pittsburgh) (Canada)

Brazil Fr. Cícero Alves de França was elected Titular Bishop of Missua and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Rogério Augusto das Neves was elected Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil)

Canada Bishop Kurt Richard Burnette, Bishop of Passaic of the Ruthenians (USA) and Apostolic Administrator of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks (Canada), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks (Canada)

USA Bishop Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C., resigned as Bishop of Peoria (USA)

USA Bishop Louis Tylka succeeded as Bishop of Peoria (USA)

2022.03.04

Brazil Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, Prefect of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life and Cardinal-Deacon of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia 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-Priest of Ss. Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, Cardinal-Deacon of SS. Annunciazione della Beata Vergine Maria a Via Ardeatina, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of SS. Annunciazione della Beata Vergine Maria a Via Ardeatina pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami and Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Cesareo in Palatio, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Cesareo in Palatio pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio, Pontifical Delegate for Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata, Prefect of Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions), President of Pontifical Work for Ecclesiastical Vocations, Patron of Pontifical Superior Institute of Latinità, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Gregorian University, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio pro hac vice Title

Portugal Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Domenico di Guzmán, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Domenico di Guzmán pro hac vice Title

Spain Cardinal Santos Abril y Castelló, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ponziano and President of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Ponziano pro hac vice Title

USA Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Sebastiano al Palatino, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Sebastiano al Palatino pro hac vice Title

2022.03.05

Italy Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Angeli Custodi a Città Giardino pro hac vice Title and President emeritus of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, passed away at 95

Italy Archbishop Claudio Maniago resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Castellaneta (Italy)

Italy Fr. Sabino Iannuzzi, O.F.M., was elected Bishop of Castellaneta (Italy)

2022.03.06

Nigeria Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria), Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara (Nigeria) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)

2022.03.07

Chile Bishop Héctor Eduardo Vargas Bastidas, S.D.B., Bishop of Temuco (Chile), passed away at 70

USA Bishop Raymond Francis Chappetto resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (USA)

2022.03.08

Argentina Bishop Fernando Carlos Maletti, Bishop of Merlo–Moreno (Argentina), passed away at 72

Mozambique Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo, Titular Bishop of Arsennaria, Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo (Mozambique) and Apostolic Administrator of Pemba (Mozambique), was appointed as Bishop of Pemba (Mozambique)

USA Fr. Frank Raymond Schuster was elected Titular Bishop of Hirina and Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle (USA)

2022.03.09

Brazil Bishop José Altevir da Silva, C.S.Sp., Bishop of Cametá (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop-Prelate of Tefé (Brazil)

France Bishop André Marceau resigned as Bishop of Nice (France)

France Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault, S.J.M.V., Bishop of Digne (France), was appointed as Bishop of Nice (France)

Peru Bishop Emiliano Antonio Cisneros Martínez, O.A.R., resigned as Bishop of Chachapoyas (Peru)

Peru Fr. Humberto Tapia Díaz was elected Bishop of Chachapoyas (Peru)

Puerto Rico Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J., Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)

Puerto Rico Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres was deposed as Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)

2022.03.10

Poland Fr. Maciej Małyga was elected Titular Bishop of Ulcinj and Auxiliary Bishop of Wrocław (Poland)

Poland Bishop Jan Szkodoń resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków (Poland)

Poland Bishop Zbigniew Jan Zieliński, Titular Bishop of Medeli and Auxiliary Bishop of Gdańsk (Poland), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg (Poland)

2022.03.11

Brazil Bishop João Evangelista Martins Terra, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil), passed away at 97

Hungary Fr. Benedek Szabolcs Fekete was elected Titular Bishop of Baza and Auxiliary Bishop of Szombathely (Hungary)

Palestine Fr. Jamal Khader Daibes was elected Titular Bishop of Patara and Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem (Palestine)

Palestine Fr. Rafic Nahra was elected Titular Bishop of Verbe and Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem (Palestine)

2022.03.12

Brazil Bishop Marcony Vinícius Ferreira, Titular Bishop of Vertara and Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil), was promoted as Archbishop Military Ordinary of Brazil (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Fernando José Monteiro Guimarães, C.SS.R., resigned as Archbishop Military Ordinary of Brazil (Brazil)

Germany Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, M.C., resigned as Superior General of Missionaries of Charity

India Sr. M. Joseph Michael, M.C., was appointed as Superior General of Missionaries of Charity

Italy Archbishop Piero Coccia resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pesaro (Italy)

Italy Fr. Sandro Salvucci was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Pesaro (Italy)

2022.03.13

Poland Bishop Adam Odzimek, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Radom (Poland), passed away at 77

2022.03.14

Canada Bishop Martin Laliberté, P.M.E., Titular Bishop of Sertei and Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Trois-Rivières (Canada)

Guatemala Bishop José Ramiro Pellecer Samayoa, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Guatemala (Guatemala), passed away at 92

2022.03.16

Brazil Fr. Raimundo Possidônio Carrera da Mata was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Bragança do Pará (Brazil)

2022.03.17

Canada Fr. Yvan Mathieu, S.M., was elected Titular Bishop of Vazari and Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa–Cornwall (Canada)

Ecuador Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) and President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Daule (Ecuador)

Ecuador Bishop Giovanni Battista Piccioli resigned as Bishop of Daule (Ecuador)

2022.03.19

India Bishop Francis Kalist, Bishop of Meerut (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India)

India Bishop Peter Abir Antonisamy resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India)

Kenya Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a, Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi (Kenya), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nakuru (Kenya)

Mexico Archbishop Francisco Javier Chavolla Ramos resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toluca (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Raúl Gómez González, Bishop of Tenancingo (Mexico), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toluca (Mexico)

South Korea Bishop Gabriel Chang Bong-hun (장봉훈 가브리엘 / 張峰軒) resigned as Bishop of Cheongju 청주 (South Korea)

South Korea Fr. Simon Kim Jong-Gang (김종강 시몬) was elected Bishop of Cheongju 청주 (South Korea)

Venezuela Bishop Helizandro Emiro Terán Bermúdez, O.S.A., Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela)

Vietnam Archbishop Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Hai Phòng (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Vincent Nguyễn Văn Bản, Bishop of Ban Mê Thuôt (Vietnam), was appointed as Bishop of Hai Phòng (Vietnam) and Apostolic Administrator of Ban Mê Thuôt (Vietnam)

2022.03.21

France Bishop Raymond Gaston Séguy, Bishop emeritus of Autun (France), passed away at 92

2022.03.22

Cuba Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez, Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Matanzas (Cuba)

Cuba Bishop Manuel Hilario de Céspedes y García Menocal resigned as Bishop of Matanzas (Cuba)

Italy Prof. Fabrizio Bisconti, Magister of Pontifical Academy Cultorum Martyrum and Archaeological Superintendent of the Catacombs of Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology, passed away at 66

Spain Fr. Miguel Ángel Hernández Domínguez, O.A.R., was appointed as Prior General of Order of Augustinian Recollects (Augustinian Recollects)

Spain Fr. Miguel Miró Miró, O.A.R., resigned as Prior General of Order of Augustinian Recollects (Augustinian Recollects)

2022.03.23

Poland Archbishop Edmund Michał Piszcz, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Warmia (Poland), passed away at 92

USA Bishop Gerald Lee Vincke resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Dodge City (USA)

2022.03.25

Congo-Kinshasa Diocese of Tshilomba was established (from Diocese of Luiza and became suffragan of Kananga) (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Sebastien Kenda Ntumba was elected Bishop of Tshilomba (Congo-Kinshasa)

2022.03.26

Argentina Fr. Gustavo Manuel Larrazábal, C.M.F., was elected Titular Bishop of Buslacena and Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina)

Ireland Bishop James Moriarty, Bishop emeritus of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland), passed away at 85

Mexico Archbishop Jesús Carlos Cabrero Romero resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Jorge Alberto Cavazos Arizpe, Bishop of San Juan de los Lagos (Mexico), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

Peru Fr. Juan Carlos Asqui Pilco was elected Titular Bishop of Arpi and Auxiliary Bishop of Tacna y Moquegua (Peru)

Poland Bishop Teofil Józef Wilski, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Kalisz (Poland), passed away at 86

2022.03.27

Brazil Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M., resigned as President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA)

Brazil Archbishop Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Manaus (Brazil), was appointed as First Vice-President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA)

Ecuador Mr. Mauricio López Oropeza was appointed as Second Vice-President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA)

Peru Cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru, was appointed as President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA)

Peru Bishop David Martínez De Aguirre Guinea, O.P., resigned as First Vice-President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA)

2022.03.28

Egypt Cardinal Antonios I Naguib, Cardinal-Patriarch and Patriarch emeritus of Alexandria of the Copts (Egypt), passed away at 87

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Bou-Jaoudé, C.M., Archbishop emeritus of Tripoli of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 78

2022.03.30

France Fr. Jean-Marc Micas, P.S.S., was elected Bishop of Tarbes et Lourdes (France)

India Bishop Mathew Cheriankunnel, P.I.M.E., Bishop emeritus of Kurnool (India), passed away at 91

USA Bishop Paul Robert Sanchez resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (USA)

USA Msgr. Thomas W. Powers was appointed as Rector of Pontifical North American College

2022.03.31

Spain Bishop Francisco Pardo Artigas, Bishop of Girona (Spain), passed away at 75

2022.04.01

India Bishop Innayya Chinna Addagatla, Bishop emeritus of Srikakulam (India), passed away at 84

2022.04.02

Italy Archbishop Francesco Cacucci resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano (Italy)

Italy Fr. Fabio Ciollaro was elected Bishop of Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano (Italy)

USA Fr. Earl Kenneth Fernandes was elected Bishop of Columbus (USA)

2022.04.03

Papua New Guinea Archbishop Michael Meier, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 93

2022.04.04

Argentina Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo resigned as Chancellor of Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Chancellor of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Brazil Bishop José Geraldo da Cruz, A.A., Bishop emeritus of Juazeiro (Brazil), passed away at 80

Ghana Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson was appointed as Chancellor of Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Chancellor of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Kenya Bishop Dominic Kimengich resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Lodwar (Kenya)

Kenya Fr. John Mbinda, C.S.Sp., was elected Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya)

Mozambique Bishop Adriano Langa, O.F.M., resigned as Bishop of Inhambane (Mozambique)

Mozambique Bishop Ernesto Maguengue, Titular Bishop of Furnos minor and Auxiliary Bishop of Nampula (Mozambique), was appointed as Bishop of Inhambane (Mozambique)

2022.04.05

Japan Fr. Sulpicius Shinzo Moriyama (スルピス 森山信三), General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, was elected Bishop of Oita 大分 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Joseph Atsushi Yamashita (ヨセフ 山下 敦) resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Oita 大分 (Japan)

2022.04.06

South Africa Fr. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, C.M.M., Superior General of Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries, was elected Bishop of Kokstad (South Africa)

2022.04.07

Croatia Fr. Milan Zgrablić was elected Coadjutor Archbishop of Zadar (Croatia)

Cuba Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Matanzas (Cuba)

Cuba Bishop Juan Gabriel Díaz Ruiz, Bishop of Ciego de Ávila (Cuba), was appointed as Bishop of Matanzas (Cuba)

Italy Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Cardinal-Priest of S. Cecilia, Metropolitan Archbishop of Perugia–Città della Pieve (Italy) and President of Episcopal Conference of Italy, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2022.04.09

India Bishop Stephen Athipozhiyil, Bishop emeritus of Alleppey (India), passed away at 77

Nigeria Bishop William Amove Avenya resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Katsina-Ala (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Isaac Bunde Dugu was elected Bishop of Katsina-Ala (Nigeria)

Tanzania Bishop Bruno Pius Ngonyani resigned as Bishop of Lindi (Tanzania)

Tanzania Fr. Wolfgang Pisa, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Bishop of Lindi (Tanzania)

2022.04.12

Italy Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm., Archbishop ad personam, Prefect of Dicastery for Legislative Texts, Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata and Secretary of Commission for Confidential Matters, was appointed as President of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia

Italy Bishop Nunzio Galantino, President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See and Member of Commission for Confidential Matters, was appointed as Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia

Italy Bishop Marco Mellino, Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, was appointed as Secretary of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia

Italy Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo, Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University and President of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia, was appointed as Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia

Nigeria Fr. John Bogna Bakeni was elected Titular Bishop of Leptiminus and Auxiliary Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria)

Spain Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, S.J., Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy and Member of Commission for Confidential Matters, was appointed as Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia

Venezuela Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State, was appointed as Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia

2022.04.13

Spain Cardinal Ricardo Blázquez Pérez, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Vallicella and Metropolitan Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Spain)

2022.04.14

India Bishop Joseph Pathalil, Bishop emeritus of Udaipur (India), passed away at 85

2022.04.16

USA Bishop John Martin Dougherty, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Scranton (USA), passed away at 89

2022.04.18

Nigeria Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze, Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Warri (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop John ’Oke Afareha resigned as Bishop of Warri (Nigeria)

2022.04.19

USA Fr. Jeffrey Michael Fleming was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Great Falls–Billings (USA)

2022.04.20

Mexico Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán, Cardinal-Priest of S. Dorotea, Bishop emeritus of Zacatecas (Mexico) and President emeritus of Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, passed away at 89

Peru Bishop Neri Menor Vargas, O.F.M., Bishop of Huánuco (Peru), was appointed as Bishop of Carabayllo (Peru)

Peru Bishop Lino Mario Panizza Richero, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Bishop of Carabayllo (Peru)

2022.04.21

Argentina Bishop Dario Rubén Quintana, O.A.R., Titular Bishop of Bavagaliana and Auxiliary Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop-Prelate of Cafayate (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Pablo Hernando Moreno, O.S.A., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Cafayate (Argentina)

Colombia Bishop Pedro Manuel Salamanca Mantilla, Titular Bishop of Aquæ in Mauretania, Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) and Apostolic Administrator of Facatativá (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Facatativá (Colombia)

Italy Bishop Stefano Manetti, Bishop of Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Fiesole (Italy)

Italy Bishop Mario Meini resigned as Bishop of Fiesole (Italy)

2022.04.22

Bolivia Archbishop Sergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia)

Bolivia Bishop René Leigue Cesari, Titular Bishop of Nepi and Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia)

Colombia Bishop Luis Fernando Rodríguez Velásquez, Titular Bishop of Illiberi and Auxiliary Bishop of Cali (Colombia), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Cali (Colombia)

Ecuador Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Daule (Ecuador)

Ecuador Fr. Krzysztof Kudławiec was elected Bishop of Daule (Ecuador)

Poland Bishop Paweł Stobrawa resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Opole (Poland)

2022.04.23

Chile Fr. Isauro Ulises Covili Linfati, O.F.M., was elected Bishop of Iquique (Chile)

Colombia Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Villavicencio (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Nelson Jair Cardona Ramírez, Bishop of San José del Guaviare (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Villavicencio (Colombia)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. André Giraud Pindi Muanza, Apostolic Administrator of Matadi (Congo-Kinshasa), was elected Bishop of Matadi (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ireland Msgr. John Joseph Kennedy was appointed as Secretary for the Disciplinary Section of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Italy Bishop Salvatore Muratore resigned as Bishop of Nicosia (Italy)

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Schillaci, Bishop of Lamezia Terme (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Nicosia (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Armando Matteo, Adjunct Undersecretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was appointed as Secretary for the Doctrinal Section of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Italy Fr. Fabio Baggio, C.S., Undersecretary of Migrant and Refugee Section of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Secretary of Vatican COVID-19 Commission, was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Spain Bishop Joaquín Carmelo Borobia Isasa, Bishop emeritus of Tarazona (Spain) and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Toledo (Spain), passed away at 86

2022.04.24

Uganda Archbishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tororo (Uganda), passed away at 84

2022.04.25

Colombia Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Soacha (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Juan Carlos Barreto Barreto, Bishop of Quibdó (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Soacha (Colombia)

Lebanon Msgr. Antonios Chouweifaty, L.M., Adjunct Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Slovakia Archbishop Ján Babjak, S.J., resigned as Metropolitan of Prešov of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

Slovakia Bishop Peter Rusnák, Bishop of Bratislava of the Slovaks (Slovakia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Prešov of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

USA Msgr. Laurence John Spiteri was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2022.04.26

Colombia Fr. Tiberio Polanía Ramírez, O.P., former Apostolic Administrator of Tibú (Colombia), passed away

France Archbishop Georges Paul Pontier resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Paris (France)

France Archbishop Laurent Bernard Marie Ulrich, Metropolitan Archbishop of Lille (France), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France)

2022.04.27

Poland Bishop Adam Lepa, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Łódź (Poland), passed away at 83

Spain Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Sevilla (Spain), passed away at 87

Wales Bishop Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth (England), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cardiff (Wales) and Bishop of Menevia (Wales)

Wales Archbishop George Stack resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cardiff (Wales) and Apostolic Administrator of Menevia (Wales)

2022.04.28

Canada Archbishop Lawrence Daniel Huculak, O.S.B.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Winnipeg of the Ukrainians (Canada), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians (Canada)

Canada Bishop Bryan Joseph Bayda, C.SS.R., Bishop of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians (Canada) and Apostolic Administrator of Toronto of the Ukrainians (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Toronto of the Ukrainians (Canada)

El Salvador Archbishop Fernando Sáenz Lacalle, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Salvador (El Salvador), passed away at 89

Italy Msgr. Gualtiero Federico Isacchi was elected Archbishop of Monreale (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Michele Pennisi resigned as Archbishop of Monreale (Italy)

2022.04.30

Italy Fr. Mario Ciceri was beatified

Italy Ms. Armida Barelli, O.F.S., was beatified

India Archbishop Thomas D’Souza resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Krishnagar (India)

India Fr. Nirmol Vincent Gomes, S.D.B., was elected Bishop of Krishnagar (India)

Italy Archbishop Alessandro D’Errico resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Malta and Apostolic Nuncio to Libya

Philippines Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula took possession as Cardinal-Priest of San Vigilio

USA Archbishop James Patrick Green (格霖澤) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland, Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden, Apostolic Nuncio to Denmark, Apostolic Nuncio to Finland and Apostolic Nuncio to Norway

2022.05.01

Kuwait Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia (United Arab Emirates)

Nigeria Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Czech Republic

United Arab Emirates Bishop Paolo Martinelli, O.F.M. Cap., Titular Bishop of Musti in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Milano (Italy), was appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia (United Arab Emirates)

2022.05.03

Brazil Bishop José Maria Chaves dos Reis, Bishop of Abaetetuba (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Cametá (Brazil)

Colombia Archbishop Orlando Antonio Corrales García resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero, Bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia)

USA Archbishop Michael Wallace Banach, Apostolic Nuncio to Senegal, Apostolic Nuncio to Cape Verde, Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea-Bissau and Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritania, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Hungary

2022.05.04

Brazil Fr. Geraldo Freire Soares, C.SS.R., was elected Bishop of Iguatu (Brazil)

2022.05.05

Italy Msgr. Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca resigned as Director of House of St. Martha

2022.05.06

Mexico Fr. Leoncio Osvaldo Vivar Martínez, O. de M., was appointed as Master General of Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarians)

Peru Fr. Juan Carlos Saavedra Lucho, O. de M., resigned as Master General of Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarians)

2022.05.07

Peru Sr. María Agustina Rivas López (Antonia Luzmila), R.G.S., was beatified

France Archbishop Georges Paul Pontier resigned as Apostolic Administrator of France of the Eastern Rite (France)

France Archbishop Laurent Bernard Marie Ulrich, Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France), was appointed as Ordinary of France of the Eastern Rite (France)

India Fr. Antony Kakkanatt was elected Titular Bishop of Barcusus and Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars

India Fr. Mathew Manakkarakavil was elected Titular Bishop of Canatha and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., Bishop of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon of the Syro-Malankars (India) and Archiepiscopal Administrator of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Varghese Vinayanand, O.I.C., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon of the Syro-Malankars (India)

Italy Bishop Vincenzo Apicella resigned as Bishop of Velletri–Segni (Italy)

Italy Bishop Domenico Cancian, F.A.M., resigned as Bishop of Città di Castello (Italy)

Italy Bishop Luciano Paolucci Bedini, Bishop of Gubbio (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Città di Castello (Italy)

Italy Fr. Serafino Parisi was elected Bishop of Lamezia Terme (Italy)

Italy Bishop Stefano Russo, General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Italy, was appointed as Bishop of Velletri–Segni (Italy)

2022.05.09

USA Bishop Robert Henry Brom, Bishop emeritus of San Diego (USA), passed away at 83

USA Fr. Michael G. Woost was elected Titular Bishop of Sertei and Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland (USA)

2022.05.10

China Bishop Peter Wu Jun-wei (武俊維), Prefect Apostolic of Xinjiang 新絳 (China), passed away at 58

Ireland Sr. Mary Teresa Barron, N.S.A., was appointed as Vice-President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

Italy Msgr. Marcello Rossetti, Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household, passed away at 90

Italy Sr. Nadia Coppa, A.S.C., Superior General of Adorers of the Blood of Christ, was appointed as President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

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

Poland Sr. Jolanda Kafka, R.M.I., resigned as President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

2022.05.11

Brazil Fr. Pedro Tramontin, M.I., was appointed as Superior General of Clerics Regular of the Ministers of the Sick (Camillians)

Congo-Brazzaville Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Dolisie (Congo-Brazzaville)

Congo-Brazzaville Fr. Toussaint Ngoma Foumanet, C.S.Sp., was elected Bishop of Dolisie (Congo-Brazzaville)

2022.05.12

Colombia Bishop Luis Albeiro Cortés Rendón, Bishop emeritus of Vélez (Colombia) and Auxiliary Bishop of Pereira (Colombia), passed away at 70

Egypt Fr. Élie Joseph Warde was elected Bishop of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt) and Patriarchal Vicar of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan)

Lebanon Fr. Jules Boutros was elected Titular Bishop of Amida of the Syriacs and Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs

Palestine Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt) and Patriarchal Administrator of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan)

Syria Fr. Joseph Abdel-Jalil Chami, Patriarchal Administrator of Hassaké–Nisibi of the Syriacs (Syria), was elected Archbishop of Hassaké–Nisibi of the Syriacs (Syria)

2022.05.13

Croatia Archbishop Marin Barišić resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Split–Makarska (Croatia)

Croatia Archbishop Dražen Kutleša succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Split–Makarska (Croatia)

Czechia Cardinal Dominik Duka, O.P., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Praha (Czechia)

Czechia Archbishop Jan Graubner, Metropolitan Archbishop of Olomouc (Czechia) and President of Czech Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Praha (Czechia)

Italy Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuncio to Serbia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Bulgaria

Italy Fr. Immacolato M. Acquali, F.F.I., was appointed as Superior General of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Italy Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J., resigned as Apostolic Commissioner of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

USA Bishop Edward Michael Deliman resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA)

2022.05.14

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

Italy Bishop Francesco Zerrillo, Bishop emeritus of Lucera–Troia (Italy), passed away at 91

2022.05.15

Netherlands Fr. Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., was canonised

India Mr. Lazarus Devasahayam Pillai was canonised

France Fr. César de Bus, D.C., Founder of Congregation of Christian Doctrine (Dottrinari), was canonised

Italy Fr. Luigi Maria Palazzolo was canonised

Italy Fr. Giustino Maria Russolillo, S.D.V., Founder of Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationists), was canonised

Algeria Fr. Charles de Jésus de Foucauld (Charles Eugène), O.C.S.O., was canonised

France Sr. Marie-Anne Rivier was canonised

Uruguay Sr. Maria Francesca di Gesù Rubatto (Anna Maria), S.C.M.R., was canonised

Italy Sr. Maria di Gesù Santocanale (Carolina), S.C.I.L., was canonised

Italy Sr. Maria Domenica Mantovani was canonised

Zimbabwe Bishop Martin Munyanyi, Bishop emeritus of Gweru (Zimbabwe), passed away at 66

2022.05.17

Brazil Fr. Bertilo João Morsch was elected Titular Bishop of Bavagaliana and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Lebanon Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, resigned as Apostolic Administrator of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia)

USA Fr. Mikael Bassalé, I.C.P.B., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia)

2022.05.18

Angola Bishop Fernando Guimarães Kevanu, Bishop emeritus of Ondjiva (Angola), passed away at 85

Peru Bishop Ángel Francisco Simón Piorno resigned as Bishop of Chimbote (Peru)

Peru Fr. Ángel Ernesto Zapata Bances, O.C.D., was elected Bishop of Chimbote (Peru)

Philippines Br. Armin Altamirano Luistro, F.S.C., was appointed as Superior General of Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasalians, De La Salle Brothers)

USA Br. Robert Irvin Schieler, F.S.C., resigned as Superior General of Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasalians, De La Salle Brothers)

2022.05.21

Argentina Fr. Fabián González Balsa was elected Titular Bishop of Masclianæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Río Gallegos (Argentina)

Italy Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuncio to Bulgaria, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to North Macedonia

New Zealand Archbishop Paul Martin, S.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Christchurch (New Zealand)

New Zealand Bishop Michael Andrew Gielen, Titular Bishop of Abbir Maius and Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand), was appointed as Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand)

USA Bishop Emil Aloysius Wcela, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Rockville Centre (USA), passed away at 91

2022.05.22

France Ms. Pauline-Marie Jaricot was beatified

2022.05.23

USA Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell (陸思道), Apostolic Nuncio to Turkmenistan, was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (USA)

2022.05.24

USA Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez resigned as Bishop of Saint Augustine (USA)

USA Fr. Erik Thomas Pohlmeier was elected Bishop of Saint Augustine (USA)

2022.05.25

Argentina Bishop Luis Guillermo Eichhorn, Bishop emeritus of Morón (Argentina), passed away at 79

Argentina Fr. Miguel Antonio Tofful, P.S.D.P., resigned as Superior General of Poor Servants of Divine Providence

Italy Fr. Massimiliano Parrella, P.S.D.P., was appointed as Superior General of Poor Servants of Divine Providence

2022.05.26

Czechia Bishop Vojtěch Cikrle resigned as Bishop of Brno (Czechia)

Czechia Bishop Pavel Konzbul, Titular Bishop of Litomyšl and Auxiliary Bishop of Brno (Czechia), was appointed as Bishop of Brno (Czechia)

2022.05.27

Italy Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Perugia–Città della Pieve (Italy)

Italy Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova in commendum and Secretary of State emeritus of Secretariat of State, passed away at 94

Italy Fr. Riccardo Lamba was elected Titular Bishop of Medeli and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

Italy Fr. Baldassarre Reina was elected Titular Bishop of Aquæ in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

Italy Fr. Daniele Salera was elected Titular Bishop of Tituli in Proconsulari and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

2022.05.28

Italy Fr. Luigi Lenzini was beatified

Italy Bishop Ernesto Vecchi, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bologna (Italy), passed away at 86

2022.05.31

Ghana Archbishop Gregory Ebolawola Kpiebaya, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tamale (Ghana), passed away at 89

Laos Fr. Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa, Apostolic Administrator of Pakse (Laos) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Laos and Cambodia, was elected Vicar Apostolic of Pakse (Laos)

2022.06.01

Canada Diocese of Mont-Laurier was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gatineau and Diocese of Saint-Jérôme–Mont-Laurier) (Canada)

Canada Diocese of Saint-Jérôme was renamed as Diocese of Saint-Jérôme–Mont-Laurier (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Mont-Laurier) (Canada)

Brazil Bishop Paulo Antonino Mascarenhas Roxo, O. Praem., Bishop emeritus of Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil), passed away at 93

Canada Bishop Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme (Canada), Bishop of Mont-Laurier (Canada) and President of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, was appointed as Bishop of Saint-Jérôme–Mont-Laurier (Canada)

2022.06.02

USA Bishop Robert Emmet Barron, Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Winona–Rochester (USA)

USA Bishop John Michael Quinn resigned as Bishop of Winona–Rochester (USA)

2022.06.03

Ecuador Fr. Gustavo Adolfo Rosales Escobar was elected Titular Bishop of Glavinitza and Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Ghana Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, S.V.D., resigned as Bishop of Yendi (Ghana)

Ghana Msgr. Matthew Yitiereh was elected Bishop of Yendi (Ghana)

2022.06.04

Turkiye Fr. Léonard Melki (Youssef Habib), O.F.M. Cap., and Fr. Thomas Saleh (Geries Hanna), O.F.M. Cap., were beatified

Madagascar Bishop Donald Joseph Leo Pelletier, M.S., Bishop emeritus of Morondava (Madagascar), passed away at 90

Peru Bishop Juan Bautista Tomás Oliver Climent, O.F.M., resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Requena (Peru)

Peru Fr. Alejandro Adolfo Wiesse León, O.F.M., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Requena (Peru)

Poland Bishop Piotr Libera resigned as Bishop of Płock (Poland)

Poland Bishop Wiesław Śmigiel, Bishop of Toruń (Poland), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Płock (Poland)

2022.06.05

Argentina Pope Francis, Supreme Pontiff, was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Austria Fr. Friedrich Bechina, F.S.O., Undersecretary of Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions), was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section of Education of Dicastery for Culture and Education

England Msgr. Graham Bell, Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section of New Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Germany Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, Delegate for catechesis of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, was appointed as Delegate for catechesis of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Ireland Bishop Paul Desmond Tighe, Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture, was appointed as Secretary for the Section of Culture of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Italy Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi resigned as President of Pontifical Council for Culture

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi resigned as Prefect of Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions), President of Pontifical Work for Ecclesiastical Vocations, Patron of Pontifical Superior Institute of Latinità, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Gregorian University, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, Adjunct Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, was appointed as Adjunct Secretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella (Rino), President of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation and President of International Council for Catechesis, was appointed as Pro-Prefect for the Section of New Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Italy Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani, Secretary of Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions), was appointed as Secretary for the Section of Education of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Italy Msgr. Carlo Maria Polvani, Adjunct Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Culture, was appointed as Adjunct Undersecretary for the Section of Culture of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Italy Fr. Corrado Maggioni, S.M.M., resigned as President of Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

Philippines Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, President of Caritas Internationalis, Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, President of Interdicastery Commission for Consecrated Religious, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University and Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, was appointed as Pro-Prefect for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Poland Fr. Ryszard Szmydki, O.M.I., Undersecretary of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Portugal Bishop Carlos Alberto de Pinho Moreira Azevedo, Delegate of Pontifical Council for Culture, was appointed as Delegate for the Section of Culture of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Spain Msgr. Melchor José Sánchez de Toca y Alameda, Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Culture, was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section of Culture of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Spain Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, S.J., Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy, Member of Commission for Confidential Matters and Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia, was appointed as President of Human Resources Department of the Holy See

Spain Dr. Benjamín Estévez Cominges, Delegate of the Administration of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, was appointed as Delegate of the Administration of the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Tanzania Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Archbishop ad personam and Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, was appointed as Secretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

2022.06.06

Italy Archbishop Michele Scandiffio, Archbishop emeritus of Acerenza (Italy), passed away at 93

Mexico Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d’Assisi a Ripa Grande and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of México (Mexico), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Mexico)

2022.06.07

Italy Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Lieutenant of Grand Master of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, passed away at 71

Portugal Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle was appointed as Lieutenant ad interim of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

USA Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church of Apostolic Camera and President of Commission for Confidential Matters, was appointed as President of Committee for Investments

2022.06.08

Brazil Fr. Maurício da Silva Jardim was elected Bishop of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga (Brazil)

Italy Abbot Donato Ogliari, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Montecassino (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Montecassino (Italy)

2022.06.09

Brazil Bishop Aloísio Sinésio Bohn, Bishop emeritus of Santa Cruz do Sul (Brazil), passed away at 87

2022.06.10

USA Bishop John Patrick Dolan, Titular Bishop of Uchi maius and Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Phoenix (USA)

USA Bishop Thomas James Olmsted resigned as Bishop of Phoenix (USA)

2022.06.11

Poland Sr. Maria Paschalis Jahn (Maria), C.S.S.E., and 9 companions were beatified

Congo-Kinshasa Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kisantu (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola resigned as Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Jean-Crispin Kimbeni Ki Kanda, Titular Bishop of Dragonara and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Bishop of Kisantu (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Vincent Tshomba Shamba Kotsho, Titular Bishop of Œscus and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

2022.06.13

Canada Fra’ John Timothy Dunlap was appointed as Lieutenant of Grand Master of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

Portugal Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle resigned as Lieutenant ad interim of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

2022.06.14

El Salvador Bishop Rodrigo Orlando Cabrera Cuéllar, Bishop emeritus of Santiago de María (El Salvador), passed away at 84

Spain Archbishop Gabino Díaz Merchán, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Oviedo (Spain), passed away at 96

2022.06.15

Brazil Bishop Arnaldo Carvalheiro Neto, Bishop of Itapeva (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Jundiaí (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Vicente Costa resigned as Bishop of Jundiaí (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Valdir José De Castro, S.S.P., resigned as Superior General of Society of Saint Paul

Italy Fr. Domenico Soliman, S.S.P., was appointed as Superior General of Society of Saint Paul

2022.06.16

Burkina Faso Archbishop Gabriel Sayaogo resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Manga (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso Bishop Médard Léopold Ouédraogo, Titular Bishop of Sutunurca and Auxiliary Bishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), was appointed as Bishop of Manga (Burkina Faso)

Spain Archbishop Antonio Montero Moreno, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mérida–Badajoz (Spain), passed away at 93

2022.06.17

Brazil Bishop Bruno Pedron, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Ji-Paraná (Brazil), passed away at 78

Italy Bishop Flavio Roberto Carraro, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Verona (Italy), passed away at 90

Spain Cardinal Ricardo Blázquez Pérez resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain)

Spain Bishop Luis Javier Argüello García, Titular Bishop of Ipagro, Auxiliary Bishop of Valladolid (Spain) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Spain, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain)

2022.06.18

Spain Fr. Ángel Marina Álvarez, O.P., and 19 companions were beatified

Spain Fr. Juan Aguilar Donis, O.P., and 4 companions were beatified

Spain Mr. Fructuoso Pérez Márquez was beatified

Spain Sr. Ascensión de San José Sánchez Romero (Isabel), O.P., was beatified

Indonesia Bishop Giulio Mencuccini, C.P., resigned as Bishop of Sanggau (Indonesia)

Indonesia Fr. Valentinus Saeng, C.P., was elected Bishop of Sanggau (Indonesia)

Malawi Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lilongwe (Malawi), passed away at 84

Peru Bishop Luis Alberto Barrera Pacheco, M.C.C.J., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Tarma (Peru)

Peru Bishop Timoteo Solórzano Rojas, M.S.C., Titular Bishop of Dume and Auxiliary Bishop of Trujillo (Peru), was appointed as Bishop of Tarma (Peru)

2022.06.21

Bangladesh Archbishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Barishal (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh Fr. Emmanuel Kanon Rozario was elected Bishop of Barishal (Bangladesh)

2022.06.22

Brazil Bishop Aparecido Donizete de Souza, Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil), was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Cascavel (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Marcos José dos Santos was elected Bishop of Cornélio Procópio (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Manoel João Francisco resigned as Bishop of Cornélio Procópio (Brazil)

2022.06.23

Philippines Fr. Ruben Caballero Labajo was elected Titular Bishop of Abbir Maius and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (Philippines)

Tanzania Bishop Ludovic Joseph Minde, ALCP/OSS, resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kahama (Tanzania)

Tanzania Fr. Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko was elected Bishop of Kahama (Tanzania)

2022.06.24

Canada Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Hearst–Moosonee (Canada)

Canada Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, O.M.I., Titular Bishop of Knin and Auxiliary Bishop of Trois-Rivières (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Hearst–Moosonee (Canada)

2022.06.25

Egypt Archbishop Georges Michel Bakar, Ist. del Prado, resigned as Protosyncellus of Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan of the Greek-Melkites (Egypt)

Egypt Fr. Jean-Marie Chami was elected Titular Bishop of Tarsus of the Greek-Melkites, Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria) and Patriarchal Vicar of Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan of the Greek-Melkites (Egypt)

2022.06.26

Rwanda Cardinal Antoine Kambanda took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto

2022.06.27

France Bishop Yves Jean Marie Arsène Boivineau resigned as Bishop of Annecy (France)

France Bishop Yves Le Saux, Bishop of Le Mans (France), was appointed as Bishop of Annecy (France)

Guatemala Fr. Tulio Omar Pérez Rivera was elected Titular Bishop of Filaca and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Mexico Bishop Renato Ascencio León, Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Juárez (Mexico), passed away at 83

Uruguay Bishop Leopoldo Hermes Garin Bruzzone resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Canelones (Uruguay)

2022.06.28

Poland Fr. Adrian Put was elected Titular Bishop of Furnos minor and Auxiliary Bishop of Zielona Góra–Gorzów (Poland)

Spain Bishop Eusebio Ignacio Hernández Sola, O.A.R., resigned as Bishop of Tarazona (Spain)

Spain Fr. Vicente Rebollo Mozos was elected Bishop of Tarazona (Spain)

2022.06.29

Bolivia Bishop Fernando Bascopé Müller, S.D.B., Military Ordinary of Bolivia (Bolivia), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Fidoloma and Auxiliary Bishop of San Ignacio de Velasco (Bolivia)

Colombia Bishop Mario de Jesús Álvarez Gómez, Bishop of Istmina–Tadó (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Quibdó (Colombia)

France Fr. Philippe Barbier, C.P.C.R., resigned as Superior General of Parochial Cooperators of Christ the King

Mexico Archbishop Jorge Alberto Cavazos Arizpe, Metropolitan Archbishop of San Luis Potosí (Mexico), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of San Juan de los Lagos (Mexico)

Spain Fr. Enrique Martín Baena, C.P.C.R., was appointed as Superior General of Parochial Cooperators of Christ the King

Syria Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, O.F.M., resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Aleppo (Syria)

Syria Fr. Raimondo Girgis, O.F.M., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Aleppo (Syria)

2022.06.30

Cote d’Ivoire Fr. Alain Clément Amiézi was elected Bishop of Odienné (Cote d’Ivoire)

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Gaspard Béby Gnéba resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Odienné (Cote d’Ivoire)

2022.07

France Diocese of Gap was renamed as Diocese of Gap et Embrun (lost title of Embrun) (France)

Italy Msgr. Fortunato Frezza was elected Titular Archbishop of Treba

Italy Bishop Andrea Ripa, Secretary of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, was appointed as President of Domus Vaticanæ

2022.07.01

India Patriarch Raul Nicolau Gonsalves, Archbishop emeritus of Goa and Daman (India), passed away at 95

USA Fr. Robert Louis Epping, C.S.C., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers)

USA Fr. Peter C. Harman resigned as Rector of Pontifical North American College

USA Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers)

2022.07.02

Argentina Fr. Pedro Ortiz de Zárate and Fr. Juan Antonio Solinas, S.J., were beatified

Canada Bishop Laurent Noël, Bishop emeritus of Trois-Rivières (Canada), passed away at 102

Chile Fr. Álvaro Chordi Miranda was elected Titular Bishop of Regiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

Italy Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, Apostolic Nuncio to Peru, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia

Italy Bishop Domenico Pompili, Bishop of Rieti (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Verona (Italy)

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Zenti resigned as Bishop of Verona (Italy)

Peru Bishop Fortunato Pablo Urcey, O.A.R., resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru)

Peru Fr. Víctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R., was elected Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru)

2022.07.03

USA Bishop Joy Alappat, Titular Bishop of Bencenna and Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (USA)

USA Bishop Jacob Angadiath resigned as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (USA)

2022.07.04

Brazil Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Paulo (Brazil) and President emeritus of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA), passed away at 87

England Bishop Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna, M.S.U., resigned as Apostolic Visitator in Ireland of the Ukrainians

England Bishop Kenneth Anthony Adam Nowakowski, Bishop of Holy Family of London of the Ukrainians (England), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Ireland of the Ukrainians

2022.07.05

France Fr. Christian Delarbre was elected Archbishop of Aix (France)

France Archbishop Christophe Dufour resigned as Archbishop of Aix (France)

2022.07.06

France Msgr. Philippe Curbelié was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Italy Bishop Stefano Manetti, Bishop of Fiesole (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Matteo Visioli resigned as Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Poland Fr. Piotr Przyborek was elected Titular Bishop of Musti in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Gdańsk (Poland)

2022.07.07

Bolivia Bishop Waldo Rubén Barrionuevo Ramírez, C.SS.R., Vicar Apostolic of Reyes (Bolivia), passed away at 54

France Msgr. Luc Meyer was elected Bishop of Rodez (France)

Malta Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico

2022.07.08

Nigeria Bishop George Jonathan Dodo, Bishop of Zaria (Nigeria), passed away at 66

Philippines Archbishop Angel Nacorda Lagdameo, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Jaro (Philippines), passed away at 81

2022.07.09

Bolivia Bishop Eugenio Coter, Vicar Apostolic of Pando (Bolivia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Reyes (Bolivia)

France Archbishop Pierre-Marie Joseph Carré resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Montpellier (France)

France Bishop Norbert José Henri Turini, Bishop of Perpignan–Elne (France), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Montpellier (France)

2022.07.11

India Archbishop Joseph Mittathany, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Imphal (India), passed away at 90

2022.07.12

Canada Fr. Shayne Craig, P.S.S., was appointed as Superior General of Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice (Sulpicians)

Switzerland Bishop Ivo Fürer, Bishop emeritus of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), passed away at 92

USA Bishop Chad William Zielinski, Bishop of Fairbanks (USA), was appointed as Bishop of New Ulm (USA)

USA Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., resigned as Superior General of Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice (Sulpicians)

2022.07.13

Chile Bishop Bernardo Miguel Bastres Florence, S.D.B., resigned as Bishop of Punta Arenas (Chile)

Chile Bishop Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez, O.M.D., Bishop of San Juan Bautista de Calama (Chile), was appointed as Bishop of Punta Arenas (Chile)

São Tomé and Príncipe Bishop António Lungieki Pedro Bengui, Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)

São Tomé and Príncipe Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F., resigned as Bishop of São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)

2022.07.15

Cambodia Fr. Bruno Cosme, M.E.P., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kompong Cham (Cambodia)

Cambodia Fr. Pierre Suon Hangly was appointed as Prefect Apostolic of Kompong Cham (Cambodia)

France Bishop Bruno Valentin, Titular Bishop of Vaison and Auxiliary Bishop of Versailles (France), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Carcassonne et Narbonne (France)

2022.07.16

Germany Fr. Johann Philipp Jeningen, S.J., was beatified

Canada Msgr. Frank Leo was elected Titular Bishop of Tamada and Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal (Canada)

Colombia Fr. Félix María Ramírez Barajas was elected Bishop of Málaga–Soatá (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Málaga–Soatá (Colombia)

Cuba Fr. Eloy Ricardo Domínguez Martínez was elected Titular Bishop of Nisa in Lycia and Auxiliary Bishop of La Habana (Cuba)

Italy Msgr. Walter Erbì was elected Titular Archbishop of Nepi and Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia

Italy Fr. Ivan Maffeis was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Perugia–Città della Pieve (Italy)

Mexico Bishop José Guadalupe Galván Galindo, Bishop emeritus of Torreón (Mexico), passed away at 80

South Africa Fr. Masilo John Selemela was elected Titular Bishop of Nachingwea and Auxiliary Bishop of Pretoria (South Africa)

South Korea Archbishop Paul Tschang In-nam (장인남 바오로 / 張仁南), Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Apostolic Delegate to Laos and Apostolic Nuncio to Myanmar, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Netherlands

Spain Bishop José María Gil Tamayo, Bishop of Ávila (Spain), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Granada (Spain)

Spain Bishop Ciriaco Benavente Mateos resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Plasencia (Spain)

Spain Fr. Ernesto Jesús Brontóns Tena was elected Bishop of Plasencia (Spain)

2022.07.18

Italy Bishop Egidio Caporello, Bishop emeritus of Mantova (Italy), passed away at 91

Spain Bishop José Diéguez Reboredo, Bishop emeritus of Tui–Vigo (Spain), passed away at 88

2022.07.19

Brazil Fr. Genesio Viomar, O.S.B.M., resigned as Protoarchimandrite of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat

Italy Msgr. Stefano Mazzotti (馬佐提) was appointed as Pro-Chargé d’affaires in China

Spain Msgr. José Luis Díaz-Mariblanca Sánchez (桑傑士) was appointed as Head of Study Mission in Hong Kong of Philippines

Ukraine Fr. Robert Roman Lisseiko, O.S.B.M., was appointed as Protoarchimandrite of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat

Zimbabwe Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu, Metropolitan Archbishop of Harare (Zimbabwe), President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference and General Secretary of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Masvingo (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera resigned as Bishop of Masvingo (Zimbabwe)

2022.07.20

Italy Archbishop-elect Walter Erbì, Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone

Kenya Fr. Hieronymus Joya, I.M.C., was elected Bishop of Maralal (Kenya)

Kenya Bishop Virgilio Pante, I.M.C., resigned as Bishop of Maralal (Kenya)

2022.07.21

Italy Cardinal Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza (Italy)

Italy Bishop Stefano Manetti resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza (Italy)

2022.07.23

Burundi Bishop Venant Bacinoni, Bishop emeritus of Bururi (Burundi), passed away at 82

France Archbishop Philippe Ballot, Archbishop of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise (France), was appointed as Archbishop-Bishop of Metz (France)

France Bishop Jean-Pierre Vuillemin resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Metz (France)

Vietnam Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh, President of Episcopal Conference of Vietnam and Metropolitan Archbishop of Huê (Vietnam), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nha Trang (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Võ Ðức Minh resigned as Bishop of Nha Trang (Vietnam)

2022.07.25

Gabon Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Franceville (Gabon)

Gabon Fr. Ephrem Ndjoni was elected Bishop of Franceville (Gabon)

2022.07.26

India Fr. Benny Mekkatt Varghese, C.F.I.C., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception

Italy Archbishop Bruno Foresti, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Brescia (Italy), passed away at 99

Italy Br. Michele Perniola, C.F.I.C., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception

2022.07.27

Bolivia Bishop Luis Morgan Casey, Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Pando (Bolivia), passed away at 87

France Bishop Paul Émile Joseph Bertrand, Bishop emeritus of Mende (France), passed away at 97

2022.07.29

Italy Msgr. Angelo Giurdanella was elected Bishop of Mazara del Vallo (Italy)

Italy Bishop Domenico Mogavero resigned as Bishop of Mazara del Vallo (Italy)

2022.07.30

India Archbishop Antony Kariyil, C.M.I., resigned as Archiepiscopal Vicar of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath, Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Spain Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán, Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic and Apostolic Nuncio to Chad, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Antigua and Barbuda, Apostolic Nuncio to Belize, Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada, Apostolic Nuncio to Guyana, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Apostolic Nuncio to Suriname, Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago and Apostolic Delegate to Antilles

Uganda Bishop Martin Luluga, Bishop emeritus of Nebbi (Uganda), passed away at 89

2022.07.31

French Polynesia Archbishop Hubert Coppenrath, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Papeete (French Polynesia), passed away at 91

Indonesia Bishop Hubertus Leteng, Bishop emeritus of Ruteng (Indonesia), passed away at 63

2022.08.02

Colombia Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, I.M.C., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tunja (Colombia), passed away at 80

2022.08.03

Brazil Bishop José Carlos Brandão Cabral, Bishop of Almenara (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil)

2022.08.04

American Samoa Fr. Kolio Etuale was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Samoa–Pago Pago (American Samoa)

Italy Mr. Massimiliano Strappetti was appointed as Personal Health Assistant of tbe Pope of Prefecture of the Papal Household

2022.08.05

South Africa Bishop Reginald Michael Cawcutt, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Cape Town (South Africa), passed away at 83

2022.08.06

Italy Archbishop Paolo Rocco Gualtieri, Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar, Apostolic Nuncio to Seychelles, Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritius and Apostolic Delegate to Comoro Islands, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Peru

Italy Archbishop Ignazio Sanna resigned as President of Pontifical Academy of Theology

Italy Bishop Antonio Staglianò, Bishop of Noto (Italy), was appointed as President of Pontifical Academy of Theology

Kiribati Msgr. Koru Tito, Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru (Kiribati), passed away at 61

USA Bishop John Walter Yanta, Bishop emeritus of Amarillo (USA), passed away at 90

2022.08.07

USA Bishop Robert Mikhail Moskal, Bishop emeritus of Saint Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians (USA), passed away at 84

2022.08.08

Slovakia Cardinal Jozef Tomko, Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina and President emeritus of Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, passed away at 98

2022.09.01

Portugal Fr. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, S.J., resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Gregorian University

USA Fr. Mark A. Lewis, S.J., was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Gregorian University

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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