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Youngest and Oldest Bishops

Oldest BishopsAgeDescendingDate of Birth
CanadaBishop Laurent Noël (101)Bishop Laurent Noël

Bishop emeritus of Trois-Rivières (Canada)

1011920.03.19
MexicoBishop Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla (100)Bishop Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla

Bishop emeritus of Saltillo (Mexico)

1001921.02.01
MexicoBishop José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra (99)Bishop José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra

Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (Mexico)

991922.01.01
ItalyArchbishop Bruno Foresti (98)Archbishop Bruno Foresti

Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Brescia (Italy)

981923.05.06
USABishop René Henry Gracida (98)Bishop René Henry Gracida

Bishop emeritus of Corpus Christi (USA)

981923.06.09
ColombiaBishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E. (98)Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E.

Bishop emeritus of Magangué (Colombia)

981923.09.06
ItalyArchbishop Giuseppe Casale (98)Archbishop Giuseppe Casale

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Foggia–Bovino (Italy)

981923.09.28
ItalyBishop Luigi Bettazzi (97)Bishop Luigi Bettazzi

Bishop emeritus of Ivrea (Italy)

971923.11.26
ItalyBishop Augusto Lauro (97)Bishop Augusto Lauro

Bishop emeritus of San Marco Argentano–Scalea (Italy)

971923.11.29
PolandArchbishop Stanisław Szymecki (97)Archbishop Stanisław Szymecki

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Białystok (Poland)

971924.01.26
CanadaBishop Remi Joseph De Roo (97)Bishop Remi Joseph De Roo

Bishop emeritus of Victoria (Canada)

971924.02.24
SlovakiaCardinal Jozef Tomko (97)Cardinal Jozef Tomko

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina

President emeritus of Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

971924.03.11
JapanBishop Peter Takaaki Hirayama (97)Bishop Peter Takaaki Hirayama (ペトロ平山高明)

Bishop emeritus of Oita 大分 (Japan)

971924.03.31
ItalyArchbishop Settimio Todisco (97)Archbishop Settimio Todisco

Archbishop emeritus of Brindisi–Ostuni (Italy)

971924.05.10
South AfricaBishop Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I. (97)Bishop Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I.

Bishop emeritus of Klerksdorp (South Africa)

971924.07.31
BrazilBishop Manuel Edmilson da Cruz (97)Bishop Manuel Edmilson da Cruz

Bishop emeritus of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil)

971924.10.03
BelgiumBishop Albert Jean Charles Ghislain Houssiau (96)Bishop Albert Jean Charles Ghislain Houssiau

Bishop emeritus of Liège (Belgium)

961924.11.02
EcuadorBishop Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M. (96)Bishop Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M.

Titular Bishop of Gibba

Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Zamora (Ecuador)

961924.11.07
South KoreaArchbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi (96)Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi (윤공희 빅토리노)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Gwangju 광주 (South Korea)

961924.11.08
CanadaBishop John Aloysius O’Mara (96)Bishop John Aloysius O’Mara

Bishop emeritus of Saint Catharines (Canada)

961924.11.17
ItalyArchbishop Gaetano Bonicelli (96)Archbishop Gaetano Bonicelli

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy)

961924.12.13
AngolaCardinal Alexandre do Nascimento (96)Cardinal Alexandre do Nascimento

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco in Agro Laurentino

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Luanda (Angola)

961925.03.01
BrazilBishop João Evangelista Martins Terra, S.J. (96)Bishop João Evangelista Martins Terra, S.J.

Titular Bishop of Bagis

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil)

961925.03.07
CanadaArchbishop James Hector MacDonald, C.S.C. (96)Archbishop James Hector MacDonald, C.S.C.

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)

961925.04.28
IndiaArchbishop Ignatius Paul Pinto (96)Archbishop Ignatius Paul Pinto

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangalore (India)

961925.05.18
PakistanBishop Ernest Bertrand Boland, O.P. (96)Bishop Ernest Bertrand Boland, O.P.

Bishop emeritus of Multan (Pakistan)

961925.07.10
FranceBishop Paul Émile Joseph Bertrand (96)Bishop Paul Émile Joseph Bertrand

Bishop emeritus of Mende (France)

961925.07.11
SpainCardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez (96)Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» a Monte Verde

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Toledo (Spain)

961925.07.14
IndiaBishop Joseph Gabriel Fernandez (96)Bishop Joseph Gabriel Fernandez

Bishop emeritus of Quilon (India)

961925.09.16
ItalyArchbishop Angelo Acerbi (96)Archbishop Angelo Acerbi

Titular Archbishop of Zella

Prelate emeritus of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

961925.09.23
AustraliaBishop Joseph Hitti (96)Bishop Joseph Hitti

Bishop emeritus of Saint Maron of Sydney of the Maronites (Australia)

961925.09.30
FranceBishop Didier-Léon Marchand (95)Bishop Didier-Léon Marchand

Bishop emeritus of Valence (France)

951925.11.01
FranceBishop Jacques Marie Sébastien de Saint-Blanquat (95)Bishop Jacques Marie Sébastien de Saint-Blanquat

Bishop emeritus of Montauban (France)

951925.11.21
GuatemalaBishop Gerardo Humberto Flores Reyes (95)Bishop Gerardo Humberto Flores Reyes

Bishop emeritus of Vera Paz (Guatemala)

951925.12.09
USABishop John Robert Gorman (95)Bishop John Robert Gorman

Titular Bishop of Catula

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chicago (USA)

951925.12.11
ChinaBishop John Huo Cheng (95)Bishop John Huo Cheng (霍成)

Bishop of Fenyang 汾陽 (China)

951926.02.01
ArgentinaCardinal Estanislao Esteban Karlic (95)Cardinal Estanislao Esteban Karlic

Cardinal-Priest of Beata Maria Addolorata a piazza Buenos Aires

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Paraná (Argentina)

951926.02.07
ItalyCardinal Luigi De Magistris (95)Cardinal Luigi De Magistris

Cardinal-Deacon of SS. Nomi di Gesù e Maria in Via Lata

Major Pro-Penitentiary emeritus of Apostolic Penitentiary

951926.02.23
SpainArchbishop Gabino Díaz Merchán (95)Archbishop Gabino Díaz Merchán

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Oviedo (Spain)

951926.02.26
ScotlandBishop Maurice Taylor (95)Bishop Maurice Taylor

Bishop emeritus of Galloway (Scotland)

951926.05.05
BrazilBishop Walter Ivan de Azevedo, S.D.B. (95)Bishop Walter Ivan de Azevedo, S.D.B.

Bishop emeritus of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Brazil)

951926.05.08
BrazilBishop Hildebrando Mendes Costa (95)Bishop Hildebrando Mendes Costa

Bishop emeritus of Estância (Brazil)

951926.06.16
LatviaBishop Janis Cakuls (95)Bishop Janis Cakuls

Titular Bishop of Tinista

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Riga (Latvia)

951926.07.04
ItalyBishop Emanuele Catarinicchia (95)Bishop Emanuele Catarinicchia

Bishop emeritus of Mazara del Vallo (Italy)

951926.07.12
MalaysiaBishop James Chan Soon Cheong (95)Bishop James Chan Soon Cheong (曾順祥)

Bishop emeritus of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia)

951926.07.26
BrazilArchbishop Heitor de Araújo Sales (95)Archbishop Heitor de Araújo Sales

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Natal (Brazil)

951926.07.29
BrazilArchbishop Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto (95)Archbishop Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Curitiba (Brazil)

951926.08.11
ItalyCardinal Agostino Cacciavillan (95)Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Angeli Custodi a Città Giardino pro hac vice Title

President emeritus of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

951926.08.14
EcuadorBishop Raúl Holguer López Mayorga (95)Bishop Raúl Holguer López Mayorga

Bishop emeritus of Latacunga (Ecuador)

951926.08.24
USABishop Lawrence Donald Soens (95)Bishop Lawrence Donald Soens

Bishop emeritus of Sioux City (USA)

951926.08.26
USABishop Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon (95)Bishop Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon

Bishop emeritus of Steubenville (USA)

951926.09.20
SwitzerlandBishop Ernesto Togni (95)Bishop Ernesto Togni

Bishop emeritus of Lugano (Switzerland)

951926.10.06
EthiopiaBishop Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (94)Bishop Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap.

Titular Bishop of Iucundiana

Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Soddo–Hosanna (Ethiopia)

941926.11.21
UgandaCardinal Emmanuel Wamala (94)Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala

Cardinal-Priest of S. Ugo

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kampala (Uganda)

941926.12.15
South KoreaBishop Michael Pak Jeong-il (94)Bishop Michael Pak Jeong-il (박정일 미카엘)

Bishop emeritus of Masan 마산 (South Korea)

941926.12.18
ItalyBishop Paolo Magnani (94)Bishop Paolo Magnani

Bishop emeritus of Treviso (Italy)

941926.12.31
VietnamBishop Paul-Marie Cao Ðình Thuyên (94)Bishop Paul-Marie Cao Ðình Thuyên

Bishop emeritus of Vinh (Vietnam)

941927.01.07
South KoreaBishop Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol (94)Bishop Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol (김창렬 바오로)

Bishop emeritus of Jeju 제주 (South Korea)

941927.01.25
PolandBishop Julian Andrzej Wojtkowski (94)Bishop Julian Andrzej Wojtkowski

Titular Bishop of Murustaga

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Warmia (Poland)

941927.01.31
EcuadorBishop Victor Manuel Maldonado Barreno, O.F.M. (94)Bishop Victor Manuel Maldonado Barreno, O.F.M.

Titular Bishop of Ceramussa

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Guayaquil (Ecuador)

941927.02.14
BrazilArchbishop Gilberto Pereira Lopes (94)Archbishop Gilberto Pereira Lopes

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Campinas (Brazil)

941927.02.14
NigeriaBishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A. (94)Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A.

Bishop emeritus of Maiduguri (Nigeria)

941927.02.24
USABishop Dominic Anthony Marconi (94)Bishop Dominic Anthony Marconi

Titular Bishop of Bure

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Newark (USA)

941927.03.13
USAArchbishop Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (94)Archbishop Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B.

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Milwaukee (USA)

941927.04.02
IndiaBishop Joseph Pallikaparampil (94)Bishop Joseph Pallikaparampil

Bishop emeritus of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India)

941927.04.10
GermanyPope Benedict XVI (94)Pope Benedict XVI

Supreme Pontiff emeritus

941927.04.16
ColombiaBishop José Agustín Valbuena Jáuregui (94)Bishop José Agustín Valbuena Jáuregui

Bishop emeritus of Valledupar (Colombia)

941927.05.20
BrazilArchbishop Edvaldo Gonçalves Amaral, S.D.B. (94)Archbishop Edvaldo Gonçalves Amaral, S.D.B.

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maceió (Brazil)

941927.05.25
IndiaPatriarch Raul Nicolau Gonsalves (94)Patriarch Raul Nicolau Gonsalves

Patriarch emeritus of East Indies

Archbishop emeritus of Goa and Daman (India)

941927.06.15
USABishop Joseph Martin Sartoris (94)Bishop Joseph Martin Sartoris

Titular Bishop of Oliva

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Los Angeles (USA)

941927.07.01
EnglandBishop Howard George Tripp (94)Bishop Howard George Tripp

Titular Bishop of Newport

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Southwark (England)

941927.07.03
USABishop James Clifford Timlin (94)Bishop James Clifford Timlin

Bishop emeritus of Scranton (USA)

941927.08.05
ItalyArchbishop Alberto Tricarico (94)Archbishop Alberto Tricarico

Titular Archbishop of Sistroniana

941927.08.10
PolandBishop Kazimierz Romaniuk (94)Bishop Kazimierz Romaniuk

Bishop emeritus of Warszawa-Praga (Poland)

941927.08.21
ItalyArchbishop Edoardo Rovida (94)Archbishop Edoardo Rovida

Titular Archbishop of Taormina

941927.08.26
MyanmarBishop Abraham Than (94)Bishop Abraham Than

Bishop emeritus of Kengtung (Myanmar)

941927.09.21
SyriaArchbishop Abraham Nehmé, B.C. (94)Archbishop Abraham Nehmé, B.C.

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Homs of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

941927.10.08
USABishop Raymond Emil Goedert (94)Bishop Raymond Emil Goedert

Titular Bishop of Tamazeni

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chicago (USA)

941927.10.15
MozambiqueCardinal Júlio Duarte Langa (93)Cardinal Júlio Duarte Langa

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gabriele dell’Addolorata

Bishop emeritus of Xai-Xai (Mozambique)

931927.10.27
VietnamBishop Pierre Trần Thanh Chung (93)Bishop Pierre Trần Thanh Chung

Bishop emeritus of Kontum (Vietnam)

931927.11.10
USAArchbishop Daniel Anthony Cronin (93)Archbishop Daniel Anthony Cronin

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Hartford (USA)

931927.11.14
MadagascarBishop Raymond Razakarinvony (93)Bishop Raymond Razakarinvony

Bishop emeritus of Miarinarivo (Madagascar)

931927.11.19
ItalyCardinal Angelo Sodano (93)Cardinal Angelo Sodano

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova in commendum

Secretary of State emeritus of Secretariat of State

former President of Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe

former President of Interdicasterial Commission on Particular Churches

former Cardinal Protector of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

931927.11.23
PeruBishop Bernhard Franz Kühnel Langer, M.S.C. (93)Bishop Bernhard Franz Kühnel Langer, M.S.C.

Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Caravelí (Peru)

931927.12.04
ItalyBishop Vincenzo Rimedio (93)Bishop Vincenzo Rimedio

Bishop emeritus of Lamezia Terme (Italy)

931927.12.05
PeruBishop Raimundo Revoredo Ruiz, C.M. (93)Bishop Raimundo Revoredo Ruiz, C.M.

Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Juli (Peru)

931927.12.28
BrazilBishop Giovanni Zerbini, S.D.B. (93)Bishop Giovanni Zerbini, S.D.B.

Bishop emeritus of Guarapuava (Brazil)

931927.12.29
GermanyCardinal Friedrich Wetter (93)Cardinal Friedrich Wetter

Cardinal-Priest of S. Stefano al Monte Celio

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of München und Freising (Germany)

931928.02.20
USABishop Robert Joseph Banks (93)Bishop Robert Joseph Banks

Bishop emeritus of Green Bay (USA)

931928.02.26
GermanyBishop Klaus Dick (93)Bishop Klaus Dick

Titular Bishop of Guzabeta

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Köln (Germany)

931928.02.27
USABishop John Stephen Cummins (93)Bishop John Stephen Cummins

Bishop emeritus of Oakland (USA)

931928.03.03
GermanyBishop Ernst Franz Gerd Werner Dicke (93)Bishop Ernst Franz Gerd Werner Dicke

Titular Bishop of Iria Flavia

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Aachen (Germany)

931928.03.28
GermanyBishop Alfred Kleinermeilert (93)Bishop Alfred Kleinermeilert

Titular Bishop of Pausula

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Trier (Germany)

931928.03.30
SwitzerlandBishop Peter Henrici, S.J. (93)Bishop Peter Henrici, S.J.

Titular Bishop of Osor

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland)

931928.03.31
ItalyBishop Antonino Orrù (93)Bishop Antonino Orrù

Bishop emeritus of Ales–Terralba (Italy)

931928.04.23
MalawiBishop Allan Chamgwera (93)Bishop Allan Chamgwera

Bishop emeritus of Zomba (Malawi)

931928.04.30
USABishop Louis Edward Gelineau (93)Bishop Louis Edward Gelineau

Bishop emeritus of Providence (USA)

931928.05.03
FranceBishop Jacques Joseph Marie Despierre, Prado (93)Bishop Jacques Joseph Marie Despierre, Prado

Bishop emeritus of Carcassonne (France)

931928.05.06
TaiwanArchbishop Joseph Ti Kang (93)Archbishop Joseph Ti Kang (狄剛)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Taipei 臺北 (Taiwan)

931928.05.07
American SamoaBishop John Quinn Weitzel, M.M. (93)Bishop John Quinn Weitzel, M.M.

Bishop emeritus of Samoa–Pago Pago (American Samoa)

931928.05.10

as of 2021.10.18

See Also

Non-Retired Bishops of Age 75 or above

Non-Retired Bishops of Age 74

Cardinals by Age

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