Recent Appointments

in the Eastern Churches

DateDescendingRecent Events
2024.07.16

Ukraine Fr. Teodor Matsapula, I.V.E., was consecrated as Bishop of Mukacheve of the Ruthenians (Ukraine)

2024.07.06

Bulgaria Fr. Petko Valov was consecrated as Bishop of Saint John XXIII of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria)

2024.06.15

USA Fr. Parsegh Baghdassarian (Manuel), I.C.P.B., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Comana Armeniæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale of the Armenians (USA)

2024.06.08

Lebanon Fr. Michel Jalakh, O.A.M., was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Nisibis of the Maronites

2024.06

Ethiopia Bishop Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae resigned as General Secretary of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia

2024.05.29

France Bishop Maroun-Nasser Gemayel resigned as Bishop of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris of the Maronites (France) and Apostolic Visitator in Western and Northern Europe of the Maronites

France Bishop Peter Karam, Bishop of Curia of the Maronites, Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris of the Maronites (France), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris of the Maronites (France)

2024.05.26

Lebanon Fr. Robert Badichah (Krikor), I.C.P.B., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Artvin of the Armenians and Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenians (Lebanon)

2024.05.08

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

Ukraine Fr. Teodor Matsapula, I.V.E., was elected Bishop of Mukacheve of the Ruthenians (Ukraine)

2024.04.08

Bulgaria Bishop Christo Proykov resigned as Bishop of Saint John XXIII of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria Fr. Petko Valov, Priest of Saint John XXIII of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria, was elected Bishop of Saint John XXIII of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria)

2024.04.03

Lebanon Fr. Robert Badichah (Krikor), I.C.P.B., was elected Titular Bishop of Artvin of the Armenians and Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenians (Lebanon)

USA Fr. Parsegh Baghdassarian (Manuel), I.C.P.B., was elected Titular Bishop of Comana Armeniæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale of the Armenians (USA)

2024.03.08

Lebanon Fr. Michel Jalakh, O.A.M., Secretary of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, was elected Titular Archbishop of Nisibis of the Maronites

2024.03.01

Spain Cardinal José Cobo Cano, Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain), was appointed as Ordinary of Spain of the Eastern Rite (Spain)

Spain Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra resigned as Ordinary of Spain of the Eastern Rite (Spain)

2024.02.15

India Fr. Mathai Kadavil, O.I.C., was consecrated as Bishop of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2024.02.11

Ethiopia Fr. Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2024.01.27

Slovakia Fr. Jonáš Jozef Maxim, M.S.U., was consecrated as Metropolitan of Prešov of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

2024.01.20

Canada Fr. Michael Smolinski (Михайло Смолінський), C.SS.R., was consecrated as Bishop of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians (Canada)

2024.01.13

India Bishop Joseph Kollamparambil, Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Archiepiscopal Administrator of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2024.01.09

India Bishop Raphael Thattil, Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

India Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal resigned as Major Archiepiscopal Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2024.01.06

Iran Archbishop Imad Khoshaba Gargees, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran), was appointed as Patriarchal Administrator of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) and Patriarchal Administrator of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran)

Iran Archbishop Thomas Meram resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) and Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran)

2023.12.19

Slovakia Archbishop-elect Jonáš Jozef Maxim, M.S.U., resigned as Hegumen of Ukrainian Studite Monks

Ukraine Fr. Yosafat Voytek, M.S.U., was appointed as Hegumen of Ukrainian Studite Monks

2023.12.16

Egypt Bishop Pola Ayoub Matta Usama Shafik Akhnoukh, Bishop of Ismayliah of the Copts (Egypt), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in the United States and Canada of the Copts

Ethiopia Fr. Lukas Teshome Fikre Woldetensae, Priest of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) and General Secretary of Interritual Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia, was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Emdeber of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia)

2023.12.12

India Fr. Mathai Kadavil, O.I.C., Superior General of Order of the Imitation of Christ, was elected Bishop of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2023.12.07

Australia Bishop Bosco Puthur was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Cardinal George Alencherry resigned as Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars, was appointed as Major Archiepiscopal Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.11.30

Canada Archbishop Lawrence Daniel Huculak, O.S.B.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians (Canada)

Canada Fr. Michael Smolinski (Михайло Смолінський), C.SS.R., was elected Bishop of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians (Canada)

2023.11.28

Argentina Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli resigned as Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina)

Argentina Archbishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva, Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, was appointed as Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina)

2023.11.10

Iran Fr. Imad Khoshaba Gargees was consecrated as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran)

2023.11.08

Canada Fr. Michael Kwiatkowski was consecrated as Bishop of New Westminster of the Ukrainians (Canada)

USA Fr. Robert Mark Pipta was consecrated as Bishop of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA)

2023.11.05

India Fr. Mathew Nellikunnel, C.S.T., was consecrated as Bishop of Gorakhpur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.10.26

Slovakia Fr. Jonáš Jozef Maxim, M.S.U., Hegumen of Ukrainian Studite Monks, was elected Metropolitan of Prešov of the Slovaks (Slovakia) and President of Council of the Slovak Church

Slovakia Bishop Peter Rusnák resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Prešov of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

2023.10.16

Greece Bishop Dimitrios Salachas, Apostolic Exarch emeritus of Greece of the Greeks (Greece), passed away at 84

2023.09.26

Iran Fr. Imad Khoshaba Gargees, Priest of Duhok of the Chaldeans (Iraq), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran)

Iran Archbishop Thomas Meram resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran)

2023.09.09

India Msgr. George George Panamthundil was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Floriana

2023.08.31

USA Bishop Kurt Richard Burnette resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA)

USA Fr. Robert Mark Pipta, Priest of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians (USA), was elected Bishop of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA)

2023.08.28

Iraq Bishop Rabban Al-Qas, Bishop emeritus of Duhok of the Chaldeans (Iraq), passed away at 74

2023.08.27

Iraq Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara was consecrated as Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq)

Ukraine Fr. Volodymyr Firman was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Limisa and Auxiliary Bishop of Ternopil–Zboriv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2023.08.26

India Fr. Mathew Nellikunnel, C.S.T., was elected Bishop of Gorakhpur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Thomas Thuruthimattam, C.S.T., resigned as Bishop of Gorakhpur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.08.24

Canada Fr. Michael Kwiatkowski, Priest of Winnipeg of the Ukrainians (Canada), was elected Bishop of New Westminster of the Ukrainians (Canada)

Canada Bishop David Motiuk resigned as Apostolic Administrator of New Westminster of the Ukrainians (Canada)

2023.08.20

Ukraine Fr. Petro Holiney was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Abrittum and Auxiliary Bishop of Kolomyia of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2023.07.16

Turkiye Fr. Sabri Anar was consecrated as Archbishop of Diarbekir of the Chaldeans (Turkiye)

2023.07.15

India Archbishop-elect George George Panamthundil, Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Kyrgyzstan and Apostolic Nuncio to Tajikistan

India Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil resigned as Apostolic Visitator in Oceania of the Syro-Malankars

India Bishop Antony Silvanos Kakkanatt, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Oceania of the Syro-Malankars

2023.07.12

Ukraine Fr. Volodymyr Firman, Priest of Ternopil–Zboriv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine), was elected Titular Bishop of Limisa and Auxiliary Bishop of Ternopil–Zboriv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

Ukraine Fr. Petro Holiney, Priest of Ivano-Frankivsk of the Ukrainians (Ukraine), was elected Titular Bishop of Abrittum and Auxiliary Bishop of Kolomyia of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2023.06.22

Iraq Archbishop Jacques Ishaq, Archbishop emeritus of Erbil of the Chaldeans (Iraq), passed away at 85

2023.06.19

Italy Cardinal Francesco Montenegro was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2023.06.16

India Msgr. George George Panamthundil, Priest of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Floriana and Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan

2023.06.15

Romania Bishop Călin Ioan Bot, Titular Bishop of Abrittum, Auxiliary Bishop of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania) and Archiepiscopal Administrator of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania), was appointed as Bishop of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania)

2023.05.31

Australia Fr. John Panamthottathil, C.M.I., was consecrated as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

2023.05.27

Iraq Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara, Priest of Aleppo of the Armenians (Syria) and Apostolic Administrator of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq), was elected Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq)

2023.05.25

Egypt Fr. Morqos Thomas Esam William Bolos Faragalla was consecrated as Bishop of Al Qusia of the Copts (Egypt)

2023.05.24

Iran Archbishop Ramzi Garmou, Ist. del Prado, resigned as Archbishop of Diarbekir of the Chaldeans (Turkiye)

Turkiye Archbishop-elect Sabri Anar, Priest of Baghdad of the Chaldeans (Iraq), was appointed as Archbishop of Diarbekir of the Chaldeans (Turkiye)

2023.05.11

Egypt Fr. Pola Ayoub Matta Usama Shafik Akhnoukh was consecrated as Bishop of Ismayliah of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Bishop Kyrillos Kamal William Samaan, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Assiut of the Copts (Egypt) and Apostolic Visitator in the United States and Canada of the Copts, passed away at 76

2023.04.16

Syria Archbishop Gregorios Elias Tabé, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria), passed away at 82

2023.03.31

Egypt Fr. Pola Ayoub Matta Usama Shafik Akhnoukh, Priest of Assiut of the Copts (Egypt), was elected Bishop of Ismayliah of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Fr. Morqos Thomas Esam William Bolos Faragalla, Priest of Assiut of the Copts (Egypt), was elected Bishop of Al Qusia of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Bishop Basilios Fawzy Al-Dabe resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Al Qusia of the Copts (Egypt)

Egypt Bishop Danial Lofty Khella resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Ismayliah of the Copts (Egypt)

2023.03.30

Belarus Apostolic Administration of Belarus (Belarussian Rite) was restored (Belarus)

Belarus Archimandrite Jan Sergiusz Gajek, M.I.C., Apostolic Visitator in Belarus of the Belarussians, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Belarus of the Belarussians (Belarus)

2023.03.18

India Archbishop Joseph Powathil, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 92

2023.03.16

Romania Bishop Călin Ioan Bot, Auxiliary Bishop of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania), was appointed as Archiepiscopal Administrator of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania)

2023.03.11

Romania Bishop Alexandru Mesian, Bishop of Lugoj of the Romanians (Romania), passed away at 86

2023.03.03

Syria Fr. Yagop Jacques Mourad was consecrated as Metropolitan Archbishop of Homs of the Syriacs (Syria)

2023.02.19

Ukraine Fr. Andriy Khimyak was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Cuicul and Auxiliary Bishop of Kyiv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2023.02.15

Italy Archbishop Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro resigned as Secretary of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Lebanon Fr. Michel Jalakh, O.A.M., was appointed as Secretary of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Ukraine Fr. Mykola Semenyshyn was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Iunca in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2023.02.03

Iraq Fr. Younan Hano (Qusay Mubarak Abdullah) was consecrated as Archbishop of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq)

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See Also

Recent Appointments in the Roman Curia

Recent Appointments of Pontifical Representatives

Recent Appointments of Cardinals

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