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2021.07.13

Italy Fr. Massimo Fusarelli, O.F.M., was appointed as Minister General of Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical University Antonianum

USA Fr. Michael Anthony Perry, O.F.M., resigned as Minister General of Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical University Antonianum

2021.07.11

Spain Fr. Aurelio García Marcías was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Rotdon and Undersecretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

2021.07.04

Colombia Bishop Luis Manuel Alí Herrera, Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia), was appointed as General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Colombia

2021.06.30

Italy Fr. Andrea Bozzolo, S.D.B., was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Salesian Pontifical University

2021.06.29

Italy Msgr. Orazio Pepe was appointed as Secretary of Fabric of St. Peter

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)

2021.06.22

England Fr. Andrew Small, O.M.I., was appointed as Secretary pro tempore of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Italy Fr. Sebastiano Paciolla, O. Cist., Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, passed away at 58

2021.06.16

Italy Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco was appointed as Ecclesiastical Assistant of Dicastery for Communication and Editorialist of L’Osservatore Romano

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

South Korea Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik (유흥식 라자로 / 俞興植), Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, was promoted as Prefect of Congregation for Clergy, President of Interdicasterial Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order and Archbishop ad personam

2021.06.10

Poland Fr. Michał Paluch, O.P., resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

USA Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

2021.05.29

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

2021.05.27

England Archbishop Arthur Roche, Secretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop ad personam and Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata, was appointed as Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Italy Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M., Bishop of Tortona (Italy), was promoted as Apostolic Administrator of Tortona (Italy), Secretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and Archbishop ad personam

Spain Fr. Aurelio García Marcías was elected Titular Bishop of Rotdon and Undersecretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

2021.05.19

Italy Prof. Lucia Bozzi was appointed as Applied Magistrate of Tribunal of Vatican City State

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

2021.01.24

Italy Fr. Raffaele Di Muro, O.F.M. Conv., was appointed as President of Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum)

Italy Fr. Domenico Paoletti, O.F.M. Conv., resigned as President of Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum)

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

2021

Italy Fr. Mauro Mantovani, S.D.B., resigned as Rector Magnificus of Salesian Pontifical University

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

2020.11.19

India Fr. Joseph Varghese Maliakkal, O.C.D., resigned as President of Pontifical Theological Faculty and Pontifical Institute of Spirituality (Teresianum)

Switzerland Fr. Christof Betschart, O.C.D., was appointed as President of Pontifical Theological Faculty and Pontifical Institute of Spirituality (Teresianum)

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

2020.09.02

Colombia Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

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

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See Also

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

Recent Appointments in the Eastern Churches

as of 2021.07.23

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