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2021.05.03

Germany Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuliano dei Fiamminghi, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuliano dei Fiamminghi pro hac vice Title

Guinea Cardinal Robert Sarah, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giovanni Bosco in Via Tuscolana, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Bosco in Via Tuscolana pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Aquiro pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Paolo alla Regola, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Paolo alla Regola pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Paolo alle Tre Fontane and Major Penitentiary of Apostolic Penitentiary, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Paolo alle Tre Fontane pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of Pontifical Council for Culture, President of Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology and Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giorgio in Velabro, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giorgio in Velabro pro hac vice Title

Switzerland Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, President of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and Cardinal-Deacon of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore pro hac vice Title

USA Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Agata de’ Goti and Patron of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Agata de’ Goti pro hac vice Title

2021.04.27

South Korea Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (정진석 니콜라오 / 鄭鎮奭), Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Seoul 서울 (South Korea), passed away at 89

2021.04.17

Lesotho Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I., Cardinal-Priest of S. Leonardo da Porto Maurizio and Bishop emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek (Lesotho), passed away at 91

2021.04.10

Australia 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 and President emeritus of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, passed away at 96

2021.04.03

Cameroon Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Martiri dell’Uganda a Poggio Ameno and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Douala (Cameroon), passed away at 90

2021.03.25

Philippines Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula, Metropolitan Archbishop of Capiz (Philippines), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila (Philippines)

2021.03.08

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d’Assisi ad Acilia, Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa) and Apostolic Administrator of Eshowe (South Africa), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (South Africa)

2021.03.02

USA Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)

2021.02.27

Sudan Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Cardinal-Priest of S. Atanasio a Via Tiburtina and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Khartoum (Sudan), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Sudan)

2021.02.20

Guinea Cardinal Robert Sarah resigned as Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Italy Cardinal Angelo Comastri resigned as Vicar General for the Vatican City State of Roma (Italy), President of Fabric of St. Peter and Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Peter

Italy Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv., was appointed as Vicar General for the Vatican City State of Roma (Italy), President of Fabric of St. Peter and Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Peter

2021.02.11

Pakistan Cardinal Joseph Coutts resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan)

2021.02.09

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Eshowe (South Africa)

2021.01.23

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

2021.01.13

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

2021.01.07

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

2021.01.04

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

2020.12.12

Italy Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Napoli (Italy)

2020.12

Bangladesh Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., resigned as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

2020.11.29

Mexico Cardinal Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort

2020.11.28

Brunei Bishop Cornelius Sim, Titular Bishop of Putia in Numidia, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei (Brunei) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, was created Cardinal-Priest of San Giuda Taddeo Apostolo

Chile Archbishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile), was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo

Italy Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., Preacher of Prefecture of the Papal Household, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine

Italy Archbishop Enrico Feroci, Titular Archbishop of Passo Corese, was created Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria del Divino Amore a Castel di Leva

Italy Archbishop Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv., Titular Archbishop of Thisiduo, was created Cardinal-Deacon of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano

Italy Archbishop Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy), was created Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio

Italy Archbishop Marcello Semeraro, Apostolic Administrator of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), Pontifical Delegate for Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, Archbishop ad personam, Apostolic Administrator of Albano (Italy) and Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Domnica

Italy Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S., Titular Archbishop of Asolo and Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere

Malta Bishop Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops, was created Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano

Mexico Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort

Philippines Archbishop Jose Fuerte Advincula, Metropolitan Archbishop of Capiz (Philippines), was created Cardinal-Priest of San Vigilio

Rwanda Archbishop Antoine Kambanda, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kigali (Rwanda) and Apostolic Administrator of Kibungo (Rwanda), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto

USA Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory, Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) and Apostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), was created Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa

2020.11.18

Myanmar Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar) and President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Myitkyina (Myanmar)

2020.11.16

Poland Cardinal Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz, Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Wrocław (Poland), passed away at 97

2020.11.15

Cape Verde Cardinal Arlindo Gomes Furtado, Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), was appointed as President of Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau

Ecuador Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Quito (Ecuador), passed away at 86

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re took possession as Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia

2020.11.12

USA Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Washington (USA), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (USA)

2020.10.30

New Zealand Cardinal John Atcherley Dew, Metropolitan Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand), Military Ordinary of New Zealand (New Zealand) and Apostolic Administrator of Palmerston North (New Zealand), was appointed as President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

2020.10.28

Malaysia Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez, Cardinal-Priest of S. Alberto Magno and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), passed away at 88

2020.10.24

Italy Cardinal Angelo De Donatis resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Italy of the Ukrainians (Italy)

2020.10.15

Congo-Kinshasa Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., Vice-President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo and Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia

2020.09.30

Bangladesh Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

2020.09.29

Italy Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Anselmo all’Aventino and Secretary General emeritus of Synod of Bishops, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

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

2020.09.24

Italy Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta and Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints, was appointed as Resigned cardinalatial rights and privileges

2020.09.21

Canada Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins resigned as Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Croatia Cardinal Josip Bozanić resigned as Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Italy Cardinal Pietro Parolin resigned as Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi, Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) and Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

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

Poland Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Almoner of His Holiness of Office of Papal Charities, was appointed as Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

2020.09.15

Italy Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri resigned as Secretary General of Synod of Bishops

2020.09.05

Ukraine Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lviv (Ukraine), passed away at 94

2020.09.02

Netherlands Cardinal Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Cardinal-Priest of S. Clemente and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Utrecht (Netherlands), passed away at 88

2020.08.06

Brazil Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) and First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council, was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Canada Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X., Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada), was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Hungary Cardinal Péter Erdő, Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary), was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi, Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy), was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Sweden Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., Bishop of Stockholm (Sweden) and Vice-President of Scandinavian Episcopal Conference, was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

USA Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R., Metropolitan Archbishop of Newark (USA) and Ecclesiastical Superior of Turks and Caicos Islands (Turks and Caicos Islands), was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

2020.07.17

Poland Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, Cardinal-Priest of S. Nicola in Carcere pro hac vice Title, Prefect emeritus of Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions) and President emeritus of Pontifical Work for Ecclesiastical Vocations, passed away at 80

2020.06.16

Austria Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Austria

Portugal Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto resigned as Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal

Portugal Cardinal Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal

2020.05.12

Italy Cardinal Renato Corti, Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina and Bishop emeritus of Novara (Italy), passed away at 84

2020.05.08

Italy Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova (Italy)

2020.05.01

Italy Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of Congregation for Clergy, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order and Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of Porto–Santa Rufina

Philippines Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Cardinal-Priest of S. Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle, President of Caritas Internationalis, Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University, was appointed as Cardinal-Bishop of S. Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle

2020.04.28

Czechia Cardinal Dominik Duka, O.P., resigned as President of Czech Bishops’ Conference

2020.04.25

Colombia Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia)

2020.04.17

Italy Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pier Damiani ai Monti di S. Paolo pro hac vice Title, Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi and Bishop emeritus of Albano (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2020.03.11

Brazil Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha, Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)

2020.03.06

France Cardinal Philippe Christian Ignace Marie Barbarin resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lyon (France)

2020.03.03

Germany Cardinal Reinhard Marx resigned as President of German Episcopal Conference

Spain Cardinal Ricardo Blázquez Pérez resigned as President of Episcopal Conference of Spain

Spain Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera resigned as Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain

Spain Cardinal Juan José Omella Omella, Metropolitan Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain), was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Spain

Spain Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra, Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain) and Ordinary of Spain of the Eastern Rite (Spain), was appointed as Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain

2020.02.25

Lebanon Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, Cardinal-Patriarch, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), President of Synod of the Maronite Church, President of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon and President of Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Lebanon)

2020.02.16

Luxembourg Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto

Morocco Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I

2020.02.10

Philippines Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Manila (Philippines)

2020.02.08

Spain Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Girolamo della Carità

2020.02.01

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

2020.01.26

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

2020.01.25

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

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

2020.01.19

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

2020.01.11

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

2019.12.30

Malta Cardinal Prosper Grech, O.S.A., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Goretti, passed away at 94

2019.12.21

Italy Cardinal Angelo Sodano resigned as Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia and Cardinal Dean of College of Cardinals

2019.12.08

Italy Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University, was appointed as Grand Master of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Philippines Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila (Philippines) and President of Caritas Internationalis, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Manila (Philippines), Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Consecrated Religious and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University

USA Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien resigned as Grand Master of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

2019.11.17

Angola Cardinal Eugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Anastasia

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Roman Curia

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2021.05.08

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