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Youngest and Oldest Bishops

Oldest BishopsAgeDescendingDate of Birth
ChileArchbishop Bernardino Piñera Carvallo (101)Archbishop Bernardino Piñera Carvallo

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of La Serena (Chile)

1011915.09.22
EcuadorBishop Victor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia (101)Bishop Victor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia

Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Los Ríos (Ecuador)

1011915.10.17
SpainBishop Damián Iguacén Borau (101)Bishop Damián Iguacén Borau

Bishop emeritus of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Spain)

1011916.02.12
ChinaBishop Joseph Jin De-chen (99)Bishop Joseph Jin De-chen (靳德辰)

Bishop of Nanyang 南陽 (China)

991918
CanadaBishop Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S. (98)Bishop Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S.

Titular Bishop of Trisipa

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Montréal (Canada)

981918.10.27
ChinaBishop Joseph Ma Zhong-mu (98)Bishop Joseph Ma Zhong-mu (馬仲牧)

Bishop emeritus of Ningxia 寧夏 (China)

981918.11.01
ColombiaCardinal José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez (98)Cardinal José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Manizales (Colombia)

981919.02.18
BrazilArchbishop José Maria Pires (98)Archbishop José Maria Pires

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Paraíba (Brazil)

981919.03.15
CanadaBishop Gérard Dionne (98)Bishop Gérard Dionne

Bishop emeritus of Edmundston (Canada)

981919.06.19
RwandaBishop Phocas Nikwigize (97)Bishop Phocas Nikwigize

Bishop emeritus of Ruhengeri (Rwanda)

971919.08.23
BrazilBishop Aldo Mongiano, I.M.C. (97)Bishop Aldo Mongiano, I.M.C.

Bishop emeritus of Roraima (Brazil)

971919.11.01
ChadBishop Georges-Hilaire Dupont, O.M.I. (97)Bishop Georges-Hilaire Dupont, O.M.I.

Bishop emeritus of Pala (Chad)

971919.11.16
ArgentinaBishop Andrés Sapelak, S.D.B. (97)Bishop Andrés Sapelak, S.D.B.

Bishop emeritus of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians (Argentina)

971919.12.13
CanadaBishop Laurent Noël (97)Bishop Laurent Noël

Bishop emeritus of Trois-Rivières (Canada)

971920.03.19
BrazilBishop Antônio Afonso de Miranda, S.D.N. (97)Bishop Antônio Afonso de Miranda, S.D.N.

Bishop emeritus of Taubaté (Brazil)

971920.04.14
LebanonCardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir (97)Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir

Cardinal-Patriarch

Patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon)

President emeritus of Synod of the Maronite Church

President emeritus of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon

President emeritus of Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East

971920.05.15
ChinaBishop Stephen Yang Xiang-tai (96)Bishop Stephen Yang Xiang-tai (楊祥太)

Bishop of Yongnian 永年 (China)

961921
MexicoBishop Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla (96)Bishop Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla

Bishop emeritus of Saltillo (Mexico)

961921.02.01
MexicoBishop José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco (96)Bishop José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco

Bishop emeritus of San Juan de los Lagos (Mexico)

961921.03.30
UruguayBishop Roberto Reinaldo Cáceres González (96)Bishop Roberto Reinaldo Cáceres González

Bishop emeritus of Melo (Uruguay)

961921.04.16
ChinaBishop Joseph Zhu Bao-yu (96)Bishop Joseph Zhu Bao-yu (朱寶玉)

Bishop of Nanyang 南陽 (China)

961921.07.02
PolandArchbishop Bolesław Pylak (95)Archbishop Bolesław Pylak

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lublin (Poland)

951921.08.20
USAArchbishop Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen (95)Archbishop Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Seattle (USA)

951921.08.21
IndiaBishop Linus Nirmal Gomes, S.J. (95)Bishop Linus Nirmal Gomes, S.J.

Bishop emeritus of Baruipur (India)

951921.09.07
USABishop Francis Anthony Quinn (95)Bishop Francis Anthony Quinn

Bishop emeritus of Sacramento (USA)

951921.09.11
USABishop Odore Joseph Gendron (95)Bishop Odore Joseph Gendron

Bishop emeritus of Manchester (USA)

951921.09.13
CanadaBishop Jacques Landriault (95)Bishop Jacques Landriault

Bishop emeritus of Timmins (Canada)

951921.09.23
IndonesiaBishop Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff, O.F.M. (95)Bishop Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff, O.F.M.

Bishop emeritus of Jayapura (Indonesia)

951921.11.30
ChinaBishop Joseph Zong Huai-de (95)Bishop Joseph Zong Huai-de (宗懷德)

Bishop emeritus of Sanyuan 三原 (China)

Bishop emeritus of Sanyuan 三原 (China)

951922
MexicoBishop José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra (95)Bishop José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra

Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (Mexico)

951922.01.01
MexicoArchbishop Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez (95)Archbishop Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

951922.01.17
SloveniaBishop Jožef Smej (95)Bishop Jožef Smej

Titular Bishop of Tzernicus

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Maribor (Slovenia)

951922.02.15
USABishop Louis Anthony DeSimone (95)Bishop Louis Anthony DeSimone

Titular Bishop of Cillium

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Philadelphia (USA)

951922.02.21
ChinaBishop Luke Li Jing-feng (95)Bishop Luke Li Jing-feng (李鏡峰)

Bishop of Fengxiang 鳳翔 (China)

951922.02.26
ItalyBishop Dante Bernini (95)Bishop Dante Bernini

Bishop emeritus of Albano (Italy)

951922.04.20
ItalyBishop Giovanni Paolo Gibertini, O.S.B. (95)Bishop Giovanni Paolo Gibertini, O.S.B.

Bishop emeritus of Reggio Emilia–Guastalla (Italy)

951922.05.04
FranceCardinal Roger Etchegaray (94)Cardinal Roger Etchegaray

Cardinal-Bishop of Porto–Santa Rufina

Cardinal Vice-Dean emeritus of College of Cardinals

941922.09.25
IndiaBishop Abraham D. Mattam, C.V. (94)Bishop Abraham D. Mattam, C.V.

Bishop emeritus of Satna of the Syro-Malabars (India)

941922.11.21
ArgentinaBishop Miguel Esteban Hesayne (94)Bishop Miguel Esteban Hesayne

Bishop emeritus of Viedma (Argentina)

941922.12.26
ChinaBishop Andrew Han Jing-tao (94)Bishop Andrew Han Jing-tao (韓井濤)

Bishop of Siping 四平 (China)

941923
ItalyBishop Antonio Riboldi, I.C. (94)Bishop Antonio Riboldi, I.C.

Bishop emeritus of Acerra (Italy)

941923.01.16
LebanonBishop Chucrallah Harb (94)Bishop Chucrallah Harb

Bishop emeritus of Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon)

941923.05.05
ItalyArchbishop Bruno Foresti (94)Archbishop Bruno Foresti

Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Brescia (Italy)

941923.05.06
USABishop René Henry Gracida (94)Bishop René Henry Gracida

Bishop emeritus of Corpus Christi (USA)

941923.06.09
BrazilBishop Conrado Walter, S.A.C. (94)Bishop Conrado Walter, S.A.C.

Bishop emeritus of Jacarezinho (Brazil)

941923.06.19
FranceCardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J. (94)Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani pro hac vice Title

Secretary emeritus of Pontifical Biblical Commission

941923.07.24
ItalyBishop Andrea Veggio (93)Bishop Andrea Veggio

Titular Bishop of Velia

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Verona (Italy)

931923.08.28
USABishop Joseph Lawson Howze (93)Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze

Bishop emeritus of Biloxi (USA)

931923.08.30
ColombiaBishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E. (93)Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E.

Bishop emeritus of Magangué (Colombia)

931923.09.06
ItalyArchbishop Giuseppe Casale (93)Archbishop Giuseppe Casale

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Foggia–Bovino (Italy)

931923.09.28
PolandCardinal Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz (93)Cardinal Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Wrocław (Poland)

931923.10.17
ItalyCardinal Achille Silvestrini (93)Cardinal Achille Silvestrini

Cardinal-Priest of S. Benedetto fuori Porta S. Paolo pro hac vice Title

Prefect emeritus of Congregation for the Oriental Churches

931923.10.25
ItalyArchbishop Giovanni Moretti (93)Archbishop Giovanni Moretti

Titular Archbishop of Vartana

Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Luxembourg

Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Belgium

931923.11.20
ItalyBishop Luigi Bettazzi (93)Bishop Luigi Bettazzi

Bishop emeritus of Ivrea (Italy)

931923.11.26
ItalyBishop Augusto Lauro (93)Bishop Augusto Lauro

Bishop emeritus of San Marco Argentano–Scalea (Italy)

931923.11.29
MozambiqueArchbishop Manuel Vieira Pinto (93)Archbishop Manuel Vieira Pinto

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nampula (Mozambique)

931923.12.08
FranceBishop Jean Pierre Marie Orchampt (93)Bishop Jean Pierre Marie Orchampt

Bishop emeritus of Angers (France)

931923.12.09
ChinaBishop Joseph Li Ming-shu (93)Bishop Joseph Li Ming-shu (李明述)

Bishop of Qingdao 青島 (China)

931924
FranceArchbishop Pierre Marie Léon Augustin Plateau (93)Archbishop Pierre Marie Léon Augustin Plateau

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bourges (France)

931924.01.10
PolandArchbishop Stanisław Szymecki (93)Archbishop Stanisław Szymecki

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Białystok (Poland)

931924.01.26
CanadaBishop Remi Joseph De Roo (93)Bishop Remi Joseph De Roo

Bishop emeritus of Victoria (Canada)

931924.02.24
SlovakiaCardinal Jozef Tomko (93)Cardinal Jozef Tomko

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina

Member emeritus of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

931924.03.11
BrazilBishop Urbano José Allgayer (93)Bishop Urbano José Allgayer

Bishop emeritus of Passo Fundo (Brazil)

931924.03.16
MozambiqueCardinal Alexandre José María dos Santos, O.F.M. (93)Cardinal Alexandre José María dos Santos, O.F.M.

Cardinal-Priest of S. Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maputo (Mozambique)

931924.03.18
JapanBishop Peter Takaaki Hirayama (93)Bishop Peter Takaaki Hirayama (ペトロ平山高明)

Bishop emeritus of Oita 大分 (Japan)

931924.03.31
PhilippinesBishop Manuel C. Sobreviñas (93)Bishop Manuel C. Sobreviñas

Bishop emeritus of Imus (Philippines)

931924.04.07
CanadaArchbishop Joseph Neil MacNeil (93)Archbishop Joseph Neil MacNeil

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Edmonton (Canada)

931924.04.15
ItalyArchbishop Settimio Todisco (93)Archbishop Settimio Todisco

Archbishop emeritus of Brindisi–Ostuni (Italy)

931924.05.10
FranceBishop Yves-Marie-Henri Bescond (93)Bishop Yves-Marie-Henri Bescond

Titular Bishop of Aquæ Thibilitanæ

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Meaux (France)

931924.05.19
AustraliaCardinal Edward Idris Cassidy (93)Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy (葛錫迪)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via Lata pro hac vice Title

President emeritus of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

President emeritus of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

931924.07.05
South AfricaBishop Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I. (93)Bishop Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I.

Bishop emeritus of Klerksdorp (South Africa)

931924.07.31
BrazilCardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araújo (93)Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araújo

Cardinal-Priest of S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

931924.08.13
South AfricaBishop Fulgence Werner Le Roy, O.S.B. Subl. (92)Bishop Fulgence Werner Le Roy, O.S.B. Subl.

Bishop emeritus of Pietersburg (South Africa)

921924.08.23
PhilippinesBishop Nicolas M. Mondejar (92)Bishop Nicolas M. Mondejar

Bishop emeritus of San Carlos (Philippines)

921924.09.15
CanadaArchbishop Alphonsus Liguori Penney (92)Archbishop Alphonsus Liguori Penney

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)

921924.09.17
ItalyBishop Rosario Mazzola (92)Bishop Rosario Mazzola

Bishop emeritus of Cefalù (Italy)

921924.09.19
USAArchbishop Stephen Sulyk (92)Archbishop Stephen Sulyk

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA)

921924.10.02
BrazilBishop Manuel Edmilson da Cruz (92)Bishop Manuel Edmilson da Cruz

Bishop emeritus of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil)

921924.10.03
BelgiumBishop Albert Jean Charles Ghislain Houssiau (92)Bishop Albert Jean Charles Ghislain Houssiau

Bishop emeritus of Liège (Belgium)

921924.11.02
EcuadorBishop Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M. (92)Bishop Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M.

Titular Bishop of Gibba

Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Zamora (Ecuador)

921924.11.07

as of 2017.08.19

See Also

Non-Retired Bishops of Age 75 or above

Non-Retired Bishops of Age 74

Cardinals by Age

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