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Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2022

DateAscendingEvent
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) and Apostolic Administrator of Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano (Italy)

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)

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

2022.01.19

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

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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