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2021.10.10

Guatemala Cardinal Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto

2021.10.03

Chile Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, Cardinal-Priest of S. Saba pro hac vice Title, Bishop emeritus of Valparaíso (Chile) and Prefect emeritus of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, passed away at 94

2021.10.01

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello resigned as President of Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of Governorate of Vatican City State

2021.09.29

Mozambique Cardinal Alexandre José María dos Santos, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maputo (Mozambique), passed away at 97

2021.09.27

USA Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa

2021.09.26

Brazil Cardinal José Freire Falcão, Cardinal-Priest of S. Luca a Via Prenestina and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil), passed away at 95

Malta Cardinal Mario Grech took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano

2021.09.25

England Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols resigned as Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

Italy Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco resigned as President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

Luxembourg Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, was appointed as Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

2021.09.23

Venezuela Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria ai Monti and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Caracas (Venezuela), passed away at 79

2021.08.18

Italy Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto–Santa Rufina, Prefect emeritus of Congregation for Clergy and former President of Interdicasterial Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2021.08.10

Spain Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Gesù pro hac vice Title and Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church emeritus of Apostolic Camera, passed away at 94

2021.07.29

France Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani pro hac vice Title and Secretary emeritus of Pontifical Biblical Commission, passed away at 98

2021.07.28

Chile Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile), was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Chile

2021.07.19

Mauritius Cardinal Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp., Cardinal-Priest of S. Teresa al Corso d’Italia, Bishop of Port-Louis (Mauritius) and President of Episcopal Conferences of Indian Ocean, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Mauritius)

2021.07.11

Congo-Kinshasa Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» in Ostia mare and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 81

2021.06.19

Chile Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo

2021.06.13

Italy Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine

2021.06.11

Italy Cardinal Marcello Semeraro resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Albano (Italy)

Italy Cardinal Beniamino Stella resigned as Prefect of Congregation for Clergy and President of Interdicasterial Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order

2021.06.09

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa)

2021.06.08

Australia Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Sydney (Australia) and Prefect emeritus of Secretariat for the Economy, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Australia)

2021.06.02

Italy Cardinal Augusto Paolo Lojudice took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio

2021.05.29

Brunei Cardinal Cornelius Sim, Cardinal-Priest of San Giuda Taddeo Apostolo and Vicar Apostolic of Brunei (Brunei), passed away at 69

Italy Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano

2021.05.24

Italy Cardinal Enrico Feroci took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria del Divino Amore a Castel di Leva

2021.05.22

Italy Cardinal Francesco Montenegro resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Agrigento (Italy)

2021.05.17

Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong Hon (湯漢) resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong 香港 (Hong Kong)

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

2021.04.02

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

2020.11.23

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

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)

2020.11

Nicaragua Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Metropolitan Archbishop of Managua (Nicaragua) and Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council, was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

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

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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 2021.10.13

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