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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
BrazilBishop Antônio Afonso de Miranda, S.D.N. (101)Bishop Antônio Afonso de Miranda, S.D.N.

Bishop emeritus of Taubaté (Brazil)

1011920.04.14
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
ChinaBishop Stephen Yang Xiang-tai (98)Bishop Stephen Yang Xiang-tai (楊祥太)

Bishop of Yongnian 永年 (China)

981923.01.03
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
FranceCardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J. (98)Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani pro hac vice Title

Secretary emeritus of Pontifical Biblical Commission

981923.07.24
ColombiaBishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E. (97)Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E.

Bishop emeritus of Magangué (Colombia)

971923.09.06
ItalyArchbishop Giuseppe Casale (97)Archbishop Giuseppe Casale

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Foggia–Bovino (Italy)

971923.09.28
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
FranceBishop Jean Pierre Marie Orchampt (97)Bishop Jean Pierre Marie Orchampt

Bishop emeritus of Angers (France)

971923.12.09
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
MozambiqueCardinal Alexandre José María dos Santos, O.F.M. (97)Cardinal Alexandre José María dos Santos, O.F.M.

Cardinal-Priest of S. Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maputo (Mozambique)

971924.03.18
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. (96)Bishop Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete, O.M.I.

Bishop emeritus of Klerksdorp (South Africa)

961924.07.31
BrazilBishop Manuel Edmilson da Cruz (96)Bishop Manuel Edmilson da Cruz

Bishop emeritus of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil)

961924.10.03
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
FranceBishop Guy Alexis Herbulot (96)Bishop Guy Alexis Herbulot

Bishop emeritus of Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes (France)

961925.03.07
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 (95)Bishop Joseph Gabriel Fernandez

Bishop emeritus of Quilon (India)

951925.09.16
ItalyArchbishop Angelo Acerbi (95)Archbishop Angelo Acerbi

Titular Archbishop of Zella

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

951925.09.23
AustraliaBishop Joseph Hitti (95)Bishop Joseph Hitti

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

951925.09.30
BrazilCardinal José Freire Falcão (95)Cardinal José Freire Falcão

Cardinal-Priest of S. Luca a Via Prenestina

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil)

951925.10.23
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 (94)Archbishop Heitor de Araújo Sales

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Natal (Brazil)

941926.07.29
BrazilArchbishop Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto (94)Archbishop Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Curitiba (Brazil)

941926.08.11
ItalyCardinal Agostino Cacciavillan (94)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

941926.08.14
EcuadorBishop Raúl Holguer López Mayorga (94)Bishop Raúl Holguer López Mayorga

Bishop emeritus of Latacunga (Ecuador)

941926.08.24
USABishop Lawrence Donald Soens (94)Bishop Lawrence Donald Soens

Bishop emeritus of Sioux City (USA)

941926.08.26
LithuaniaBishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (94)Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C.

Bishop emeritus of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania)

941926.08.30
USABishop Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon (94)Bishop Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon

Bishop emeritus of Steubenville (USA)

941926.09.20
SwitzerlandBishop Ernesto Togni (94)Bishop Ernesto Togni

Bishop emeritus of Lugano (Switzerland)

941926.10.06
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
ChileCardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (94)Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez

Cardinal-Priest of S. Saba pro hac vice Title

Bishop emeritus of Valparaíso (Chile)

Prefect emeritus of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

941926.12.23
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
SpainCardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo (94)Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Gesù pro hac vice Title

Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church emeritus of Apostolic Camera

941927.03.31
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

as of 2021.07.26

See Also

Non-Retired Bishops of Age 75 or above

Non-Retired Bishops of Age 74

Cardinals by Age

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