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2021.05.08

Spain Msgr. Alejandro Arellano Cedillo, C.O.R.C., Dean of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as President of Appeals Court of Vatican City State

2021.05.05

Italy Dr. Alessandro Cassinis Righini, Auditor General ad interim of Office of the Auditor General, was appointed as Auditor General of Office of the Auditor General

2021.05.03

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

2021.04.12

Italy Fr. Armando Matteo was appointed as Adjunct Undersecretary of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2021.04.11

Spain Fr. Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Suliana and Undersecretary of Synod of Bishops

2021.03.30

Spain Msgr. Alejandro Arellano Cedillo, C.O.R.C., Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as Dean of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2021.03.29

Italy Archbishop Mario Giordana resigned as Extraordinary Commissioner for Fabric of St. Peter

Italy Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto resigned as Dean of Tribunal of the Roman Rota and President of Appeals Court of Vatican City State

2021.03.24

Chile Mr. Juan Carlos Cruz was appointed as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Italy Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, F.M.A., was appointed as Undersecretary of Faith and Development Section of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

USA Msgr. Robert W. Oliver resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2021.03.20

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Satriano resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Rossano–Cariati (Italy)

2021.03.09

Spain Sr. Nuria Calduch-Benages, M.H.S.F.N., was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Biblical Commission

2021.02.24

Italy Prof. Roberto Bernabei was appointed as Personal Doctor of the Pope of Prefecture of the Papal Household

2021.02.22

Italy Dr. Immacolata Incocciati was appointed as Secretary General of Pontifical Lateran University

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

2021.02.06

France Sr. Nathalie Becquart, X.M.C.J., was appointed as Undersecretary of Synod of Bishops

Spain Fr. Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A., was elected Titular Bishop of Suliana and Undersecretary of Synod of Bishops

2021.02.05

Italy Dr. Catia Summaria was appointed as Promotor of Justice of Appeals Court of Vatican City State

2021.01.18

Italy Bishop Fabio Fabene, Undersecretary of Synod of Bishops and Titular Bishop of Montefiascone, was promoted as Titular Archbishop of Montefiascone and Secretary of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2021.01.09

Italy Dr. Fabrizio Soccorsi, Personal Doctor of the Pope of Prefecture of the Papal Household, passed away at 78

2021.01.08

Italy Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo, Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University, was appointed as President of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia

2020.12.29

Italy Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci resigned as Secretary of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2020.12.17

Colombia Msgr. Mauricio Rueda Beltz was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section for Personnel of Diplomatic Role of Secretariat of State

Poland Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski, Delegate for Pontifical Representations of Secretariat of State, was appointed as Secretary for Pontifical Representations of Secretariat of State

2020.11.28

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 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

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

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)

2020.11.22

Brazil Msgr. Marcos Pavan, Director Master ad interim of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel, was appointed as Director Master of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel

2020.11.15

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

2020.10.29

Italy Archbishop Francesco Cacucci resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bari–Bitonto (Italy) and Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of St. Nicholas of Bari

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Satriano, Archbishop of Rossano–Cariati (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Rossano–Cariati (Italy), Metropolitan Archbishop of Bari–Bitonto (Italy) and Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of St. Nicholas of Bari

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

Italy Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano (Italy), Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, Apostolic Administrator of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Pontifical Delegate for Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, was promoted as Archbishop ad personam, Apostolic Administrator of Albano (Italy) and Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Italy Bishop Marco Mellino, Adjunct Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, was appointed as Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia

2020.10.04

Italy Msgr. Vincenzo Peroni resigned as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

2020.10.01

Argentina Msgr. Alejandro W. Bunge, Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, was appointed as President of Labour Office of the Apostolic See

Italy Prof. Pasquale Passalacqua was appointed as Director of Labour Office of the Apostolic See

Italy Mr. Salvatore Vecchio resigned as Director of Labour Office of the Apostolic See

2020.09.29

Italy Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm., Archbishop ad personam, President of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata, was appointed as Secretary of Commission for Confidential Matters

Italy Bishop Nunzio Galantino, President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, was appointed as Member of Commission for Confidential Matters

Spain Bishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C., Director of Directorate of Telecommunications and Information Systems of Vatican City State, Secretary General of Governorate of Vatican City State and Member of Financial Security Committee, was appointed as Member of Commission for Confidential Matters

Spain Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, S.J., Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy, was appointed as Member of Commission for Confidential Matters

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

2020.09.28

Italy Mr. Gianluca Perone was appointed as Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of Vatican City State

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

Malta Bishop Mario Grech, Pro-Secretary General of Synod of Bishops, was appointed as Secretary General of Synod of Bishops

2020.08.10

USA Fr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C., was appointed as Director of Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jersusalem Center

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

England Ms. Lesile Jane Ferrar was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

England Ms. Ruth Mary Kelly was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Germany Dr. Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Germany Ms. Marija Kolak 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

Italy Mr. Alberto Minali was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Spain Ms. Eva Castillo Sanz was appointed as Member of Council for the Economy

Spain Ms. Maria Concepcion Osacar Garaicoechea 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

2020.08.04

Spain Dr. Maximino Caballero Ledo was appointed as Secretary General of Secretariat for the Economy

2020.08.01

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

Italy Fr. Fabio Salerno was appointed as Second Private Secretary of the Pope

Italy Prof. Alfredo Pontecorvi resigned as Director of Directorate of Health and Hygiene of Vatican City State

Italy Prof. Andrea Arcangeli, Vice-Director of Directorate of Health and Hygiene of Vatican City State, was appointed as Director of Directorate of Health and Hygiene of Vatican City State

2020.07.30

Italy Msgr. Leonardo Erriquenz, Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household, passed away at 88

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

2020.06.29

Italy Archbishop Mario Giordana was appointed as Extraordinary Commissioner for Fabric of St. Peter

2020.06.16

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

2020.06.15

Italy Dr. Fabio Gasperini was appointed as Secretary of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

2020.06.14

Slovakia Msgr. Ľubomír Welnitz, Opus J.S.S., was appointed as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

2020.05.22

Italy Sr. Mary Melone, S.F.A., resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University Antonianum

Mexico Fr. Agustín Hernández Vidales, O.F.M., was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University Antonianum

2020.05.04

Poland Fr. Bogusz Stanisław Matula, O.F.M., resigned as Secretary of International Marian Pontifical Academy

USA Fr. Gilberto Cavazos González, O.F.M., was appointed as Secretary of International Marian Pontifical Academy

2020.05.01

Brazil Archbishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari, Secretary of Congregation for Bishops and Secretary of College of Cardinals, was appointed as Vice-Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Apostolic Camera

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

2020.04.20

Canada Dr. Timothy James Janz was appointed as Vice-Prefect of Vatican Apostolic Library

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)

2020.04.15

Italy Dr. Federico Antellini Russo was appointed as Vice-Director of Supervisory and Financial Information Authority

Italy Dr. Giuseppe Schlitzer was appointed as Secretary of Financial Security Committee and Director of Supervisory and Financial Information Authority

USA Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli resigned as Bishop of Paterson (USA)

2020.04.10

Argentina Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies was appointed as Adjunct Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

2020.03.28

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Tonello was appointed as Counsellor of Apostolic Penitentiary

2020.03.03

Germany Cardinal Reinhard Marx resigned as President of German Episcopal Conference

2020.02.25

Italy Bishop Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro, Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was promoted as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), Secretary of Congregation for the Oriental Churches and Archbishop ad personam

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

2020.02.06

Mexico Fr. Eduardo Robles-Gil Orvañanos resigned as Director General of Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

USA Fr. John Lane Connor, L.C., was appointed as Director General of Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

2020.02.03

Italy Fr. Flavio Pace was appointed as Undersecretary of Congregation for the Oriental Churches

2020.02.01

Poland Fr. Szczepan Tadeusz Praśkiewicz, O.C.D., was appointed as Relator of Congregation for the Causes of Saints

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

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See Also

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2021.05.11

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