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Recent Appointments

in the Eastern Churches

DateDescendingRecent Events
2021.07.29

Cyprus Msgr. Selim Jean Sfeir was consecrated as Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

2021.06.26

Lebanon Archbishop Issam John Darwish, B.S., resigned as Archbishop of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Bishop Ibrahim Michael Ibrahim, B.S., Bishop of Saint-Sauveur de Montréal of the Greek-Melkites (Canada), was promoted as Archbishop of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2021.06.24

Slovakia Archbishop Cyril Vasil’, S.J., Titular Archbishop of Ptolemais in Libya, Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata and Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Košice of the Slovaks (Slovakia), was appointed as Archbishop-Bishop of Košice of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

Slovakia Bishop Milan Chautur, C.SS.R., resigned as Bishop of Košice of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

2021.06.19

Cyprus Msgr. Selim Jean Sfeir, Patriarchal Administrator of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus), was elected Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

2021.06.06

Syria Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, Archbishop emeritus of Hassaké–Nisibi of the Syriacs (Syria), passed away at 79

2021.05.29
2021.05.26

Lebanon Archbishop Boutros Marayati, Archbishop of Aleppo of the Armenians (Syria) and Apostolic Administrator of Kameshli of the Armenians (Syria), was appointed as Patriarchal Administrator of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon)

2021.05.25

Lebanon Patriarch Grégoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan, Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon), passed away at 86

2021.05.15
2021.05.09
2021.04.30
2021.04.24
2021.04.23
2021.04.17
2021.04.14

Romania Bishop Claudiu-Lucian Pop, Titular Bishop of Mariamme and Bishop of Curia of the Romanians, was appointed as Bishop of Cluj–Gherla of the Romanians (Romania)

2021.04.09

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Farès Bounajem was consecrated as Archbishop of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2021.03.29

Lebanon Abbot Maroun Chidiac, O.M.M., resigned as Superior General of Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

Lebanon Abbot Pierre Najem was appointed as Superior General of Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

2021.03.03

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Farès Bounajem was elected Archbishop of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2021.02.18

Germany Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, C.SS.R., Bishop of Curia of the Ukrainians, was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Germany and Scandinavia of the Ukrainians (Germany)

Germany Bishop Petro Kryk (Piotr) resigned as Apostolic Exarch of Germany and Scandinavia of the Ukrainians (Germany)

2021.02.17

India Bishop Joseph Pastor Neelankavil, C.M.I., Bishop emeritus of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 90

2021.02.15

Armenia Archbishop Neshan Elijah Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B., Bishop emeritus of Ispahan of the Armenians (Iran) and Ordinary emeritus of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia), passed away at 88

2021.02.04

Syria Archbishop Boulos Nassif Borkhoche, M.S.P., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bosra–Hauran of the Greek-Melkites (Syria), passed away at 88

2021.01.31

Lebanon Archbishop Michel Abrass was deposed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Elie Béchara Haddad, B.S., Archbishop of Saïdā of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

2021.01.23

Egypt Msgr. Thomas Halim Habib was consecrated as Bishop of Sohag of the Copts (Egypt)

Poland Fr. Arkadiusz Trochanowski was consecrated as Bishop of Olsztyn–Gdańsk of the Ukrainians (Poland)

2021.01.22

Lebanon Archbishop Jean Assaad Haddad, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon), passed away at 94

2021.01.12

Romania Bishop Florentin Crihălmeanu, Bishop of Cluj–Gherla of the Romanians (Romania), passed away at 61

2020.12.24

Turkey Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey), Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul (Turkey) and Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey)

2020.12.23

Turkey Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M., Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey), passed away at 68

2020.12.05

Lebanon Fr. Charbel Abdallah was consecrated as Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2020.11.25

Poland Diocese of Olsztyn–Gdańsk (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Przemyśl–Warszawa and Diocese of Wrocław–Gdańsk) (Poland)

Poland Diocese of Wrocław–Gdańsk (Ukrainian Rite) was renamed as Diocese of Wrocław–Koszalin (lost territory to establish Diocese of Olsztyn–Gdańsk) (Poland)

Poland Fr. Arkadiusz Trochanowski was elected Bishop of Olsztyn–Gdańsk of the Ukrainians (Poland)

2020.11.20

Ukraine Fr. Vasyl Ivaniv, C.SS.R., resigned as Administrator of Missionary Congregation of Saint Andrew the Apostle

Ukraine Fr. Ivan Pavlo Senkiv, C.M.S.A.A., was appointed as Superior General of Missionary Congregation of Saint Andrew the Apostle

2020.11.18

Venezuela Bishop Iwannis Louis Awad, Apostolic Exarch emeritus of Venezuela of the Syriacs (Venezuela), passed away at 86

2020.11.14

India Fr. Gheevarghese Aprem Kurisummottil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars and Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

USA Bishop Gerald Nicholas Dino, Bishop emeritus of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians (USA), passed away at 80

2020.11.07
2020.11.03

Egypt Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Minya of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Bishop Basilios Fawzy Al-Dabe, Bishop of Sohag of the Copts (Egypt), was appointed as Bishop of Minya of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Bishop Youhanna Golta resigned as Bishop of Curia of the Copts

Egypt Msgr. Thomas Halim Habib was elected Bishop of Sohag of the Copts (Egypt)

2020.11.01

Lebanon Fr. Charbel Abdallah was elected Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Bou-Jaoudé, C.M., resigned as Archbishop of Tripoli of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Chucrallah-Nabil El-Hage resigned as Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif, Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) and Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites, was appointed as Archbishop of Tripoli of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2020.10.31
2020.10.30

Iraq Fr. Firas Dardar was consecrated as Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq) and Titular Bishop of Tagritum of the Syriacs

2020.10.24

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

Italy Bishop Dionisio Lachovicz, O.S.B.M., Apostolic Delegate for Italy of the Ukrainians (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Italy of the Ukrainians (Italy)

2020.10.20

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

Canada Bishop Marián Andrej Pacák, C.SS.R., resigned as Bishop of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks (Canada)

2020.10.17

Croatia Fr. Milan Stipić was consecrated as Bishop of Križevci of the Croatians (Croatia)

2020.10.10
2020.10.07

Egypt Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak, President of Synod of the Catholic Coptic Church, President of Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt and Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts (Egypt), was appointed as Patriarchal Administrator of Minya of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Bishop Botros Fahim Awad Hanna resigned as Bishop of Minya of the Copts (Egypt)

2020.10.04
2020.10

Cyprus Fr. Selim Jean Sfeir was appointed as Patriarchal Administrator of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

2020.09.26
2020.09.13

Syria Fr. Rami Flavian Al-Kabalan was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Arethusa of the Syriacs, Procurator at Rome of the Syriacs and Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Syriacs

2020.09.10

Iraq Fr. Firas Dardar was elected Titular Bishop of Tagritum of the Syriacs and Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Iraq Msgr. Emad Ekleemes resigned as Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq)

2020.09.08

Croatia Fr. Milan Stipić, Apostolic Administrator of Križevci of the Croatians (Croatia), was elected Bishop of Križevci of the Croatians (Croatia)

2020.09.06

India Bishop Paul Chittilapilly, Bishop emeritus of Thamarasserry of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 86

2020.09.02

Romania Archbishop György-Miklós Jakubínyi resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Romania of the Armenians (Romania)

Romania Archbishop Gergely Kovács, Archbishop of Alba Iulia (Romania), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Romania of the Armenians (Romania)

2020.08.30

Iraq Fr. Felix Dawood Al Shabi was consecrated as Bishop of Zakho of the Chaldeans (Iraq)

2020.08.29

India Fr. Gheevarghese Aprem Kurisummottil was elected Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars and Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2020.08.15

Egypt Fr. Camil Afram Antoine Semaan was consecrated as Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine), Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs, Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt) and Patriarchal Administrator of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan)

2020.08.01

Egypt Msgr. Yoannis Lahzi Gaid resigned as Second Private Secretary of the Pope

2020.07.20

Ukraine Bishop Nil Yuriy Lushchak, O.F.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Mukacheve of the Ruthenians (Ukraine), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mukacheve of the Ruthenians (Ukraine)

2020.07.14

Ukraine Bishop Milan Šášik, C.M., Bishop of Mukacheve of the Ruthenians (Ukraine), passed away at 67

2020.07.02

Ethiopia Fr. Abba Tesfaye Woldemariam Fesuh was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in United States of America and Canada of the Ethiopics

2020.06.27

Iraq Diocese of Amadiyah and Zaku (Chaldean Rite) was renamed as Diocese of Amadiyah (lost territory to establish Diocese of Zakho) (Iraq)

Iraq Diocese of Zakho (Chaldean Rite) was restored (from Diocese of Amadiyah and Zaku) (Iraq)

France Bishop Jean Teyrouz, I.C.P.B., resigned as Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Armenians

France Bishop Elie Yéghia Yéghiayan, Bishop of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris of the Armenians (France), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Armenians

Iraq Bishop Rabban Al-Qas, Bishop of Amadiyah and Zaku of the Chaldeans (Iraq), was appointed as Bishop of Amadiyah of the Chaldeans (Iraq)

Iraq Fr. Felix Dawood Al Shabi was elected Bishop of Zakho of the Chaldeans (Iraq)

2020.06.21

Romania Fr. Călin Ioan Bot was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Abrittum and Auxiliary Bishop of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania)

Romania Fr. Cristian Dumitru Crişan was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Abula, Auxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia of the Romanians (Romania) and Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe of the Romanians

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Roman Curia

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

as of 2021.07.29

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