Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2023

DateAscendingEvent
2023

Egypt Titular Patriarchal See of Alexandria (Greek-Melkite Rite) was suppressed (Egypt)

Lithuania Titular Episcopal See of Medininkai was restored (Lithuania)

Palestine Titular Patriarchal See of Jerusalem (Greek-Melkite Rite) was suppressed (Palestine)

Croatia Msgr. Tomislav Ɖukez resigned as Person-in-charge of Central Statistics Office of the Church

Italy Archbishop Luigi Roberto Cona, Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador, was appointed as Extra-Regional Observer to Central American Integration System (SICA)

Italy Fr. Giordano Piccinotti, S.D.B., was appointed as Member of Commission for Confidential Matters

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

Italy Fr. Rafael García de la Serrana Villalobos resigned as President of Personnel Commission of Vatican City State

Italy Mr. Antonino Intersimone, Director of Directorate of Telecommunications and Information Systems of Vatican City State, was appointed as President of Personnel Commission of Vatican City State

Spain Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán, Apostolic Nuncio to Antigua and Barbuda, Apostolic Nuncio to Belize, Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada, Apostolic Nuncio to Guyana, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Apostolic Nuncio to Suriname, Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago, Apostolic Delegate to Antilles, Apostolic Nuncio to Bahamas, Apostolic Nuncio to Barbados, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominica, Apostolic Nuncio to Jamaica and Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Lucia, was appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative to Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Spain Dr. Maximino Caballero Ledo, Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy, was appointed as Member of Commission for Confidential Matters

Syria Patriarch Youssef Absi, resigned as Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites and Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

2023.01.02

China Bishop John Huo Cheng (霍成), Bishop of Fenyang 汾陽 (China), passed away at 96

Italy Archbishop Angelo Accattino, Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Tanzania

2023.01.03

France Bishop Benoît Rivière, Bishop of Autun (France), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nevers (France)

Germany Bishop Norbert Werbs, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Hamburg (Germany), passed away at 82

Italy Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, Permanent Observer to Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay

Lebanon Archbishop Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis, Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to United Arab Emirates

2023.01.04

Brazil Archbishop Jacinto Furtado de Brito Sobrinho resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Juarez Sousa da Silva, Bishop of Parnaíba (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil)

2023.01.05

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Laterza, Priest of Conversano–Monopoli (Italy) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Vartana, Apostolic Nuncio to Chad and Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic

USA Fr. Michael John Izen, Priest of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Newport and Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (USA)

2023.01.06

Italy Fr. Giordano Piccinotti, S.D.B., was appointed as Undersecretary of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

Italy Bishop Gervasio Gestori, Bishop emeritus of San Benedetto del Tronto–Ripatransone–Montalto (Italy), passed away at 86

Italy Bishop Baldassarre Reina, Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Vicegerent for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Russo resigned as Undersecretary of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

Philippines Bishop Benjamin de Jesus Almoneda, Bishop emeritus of Daet (Philippines), passed away at 92

2023.01.07

India Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mysore (India)

Iraq Archbishop Ephram Yousif Abba resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Iraq Fr. Younan Hano (Qusay Mubarak Abdullah), Priest of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq), was elected Archbishop of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Italy Archbishop Sandro Salvucci, Metropolitan Archbishop of Pesaro (Italy), was appointed as Archbishop of Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Tani resigned as Archbishop of Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Carmelo Pellegrino resigned as Promoter of the Faith of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints

Spain Fr. Alberto Royo Mejía, Priest of Getafe (Spain) and Relator of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, was appointed as Promoter of the Faith of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints

Syria Fr. Yagop Jacques Mourad, Priest of Homs of the Syriacs (Syria), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Homs of the Syriacs (Syria)

Syria Bishop Rami Flavian Al-Kabalan resigned as Patriarchal Administrator of Homs of the Syriacs (Syria)

2023.01.08

Colombia Bishop Luis Gabriel Ramírez Díaz, Bishop of Ocaña (Colombia), passed away at 57

Ireland Fr. Tommy Murphy, S.S.C.M.E., Superior General emeritus of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries), passed away at 73

2023.01.09

Italy Abbot Antonio Luca Fallica, O.S.B., was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Montecassino (Italy)

Italy Abbot Donato Ogliari, O.S.B., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Montecassino (Italy)

2023.01.10

Australia Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Sydney (Australia) and Prefect emeritus of Secretariat for the Economy, passed away at 81

Germany Msgr. Daniel Pacho, Priest of Fulda (Germany) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary for the Multilateral Sector of Relations with States of Secretariat of State

Italy Dr. Francesca Di Giovanni resigned as Undersecretary for the Multilateral Sector of Relations with States of Secretariat of State

2023.01.12

Haiti Msgr. Jude Barthomieux Frédéric, Priest of Jérémie (Haiti) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Defender of the Bond of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Senegal Bishop André Gueye, Bishop of Thiès (Senegal) and Second Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Senegal)

Senegal Bishop Ernest Sambou resigned as Bishop of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Senegal)

2023.01.14

Argentina Bishop Ibrahim Salameh, M.S.P., resigned as Apostolic Exarch of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Jean Abou Crouch was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Argentina of the Greek-Melkites (Argentina)

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

Australia Bishop Bosco Puthur resigned as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

Croatia Archbishop Želimir Puljić resigned as Archbishop of Zadar (Croatia)

Croatia Archbishop Milan Zgrablić succeeded as Archbishop of Zadar (Croatia)

Italy Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Cardinal-Priest of Gran Madre di Dio and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Genova (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2023.01.15

Colombia Archbishop Jorge Alberto Ossa Soto, Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ocaña (Colombia)

2023.01.17

Colombia Bishop José Mario Bacci Trespalacios, C.I.M., Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of El Banco (Colombia)

USA Bishop Ivan Bura, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians (USA), passed away at 78

Venezuela Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela) and Apostolic Administrator of Caracas (Venezuela), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela)

2023.01.20

Germany Fr. Matthias Ambros, Priest of Passau (Germany), was appointed as Substitute Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Poland Msgr. Paweł Malecha, Priest of Poznań (Poland), Substitute Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Prelate of Honour of His Holiness and Secretary of Commission for Advocates, was appointed as Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

2023.01.21

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan

Northern Ireland Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry (Northern Ireland), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland)

2023.01.22

Germany Bishop Bernd Joachim Uhl, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), passed away at 76

USA Bishop Matthew Harvey Clark, Bishop emeritus of Rochester (USA), passed away at 85

2023.01.23

Italy Msgr. Pierangelo Pietracatella, Priest of Tortona (Italy), Head of Office of Tribunal of the Roman Rota and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Slovakia Bishop Milan Lach, S.J., Bishop of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Ostracine and Auxiliary Bishop of Bratislava of the Slovaks (Slovakia)

USA Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino resigned as President of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

USA Bishop Kurt Richard Burnette, Bishop of Passaic of the Ruthenians (USA) and Apostolic Administrator of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Ruthenians (Canada), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Parma of the Ruthenians (USA) and Apostolic Administrator of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians (USA)

USA Bishop Thomas James Olmsted resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians (USA)

2023.01.25

Brazil Fr. Denilson Geraldo, S.A.C., was elected Titular Bishop of Lamsorti and Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Evaristo Pascoal Spengler, O.F.M., Bishop-Prelate of Marajó (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Roraima (Brazil)

Colombia Bishop Hugo Alberto Torres Marín, Bishop of Apartadó (Colombia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia)

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to Poland, was appointed as President of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

Turkiye Archbishop Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland and Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Denmark

2023.01.26

Honduras Diocese of San Pedro Sula was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Pedro Sula (with suffragan sees Gracias, La Ceiba, Santa Rosa de Copán, Trujillo and Yoro) (Honduras)

Ghana Bishop Joseph Francis Kweku Essien resigned as Bishop of Wiawso (Ghana)

Ghana Fr. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng, Priest of Wiawso (Ghana), was elected Bishop of Wiawso (Ghana)

Honduras Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

Honduras Bishop Michael Lenihan, O.F.M., Bishop of La Ceiba (Honduras), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of San Pedro Sula (Honduras)

Honduras Fr. José Vicente Nácher Tatay, C.M., was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

Honduras Bishop Guy Charbonneau, P.M.E., resigned as Bishop of Choluteca (Honduras)

Honduras Bishop Angel Garachana Pérez, C.M.F., resigned as Bishop of San Pedro Sula (Honduras)

Honduras Bishop Teodoro Gómez Rivera, Titular Bishop of Castellum Tatroportus and Auxiliary Bishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras), was appointed as Bishop of Choluteca (Honduras)

2023.01.28

Kuwait Fr. Aldo Berardi, O.SS.T., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia (Kuwait)

Kuwait Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Northern Arabia (Kuwait)

Poland Bishop Jan Kopiec resigned as Bishop of Gliwice (Poland)

Poland Msgr. Sławomir Oder, Priest of Toruń (Poland) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Bishop of Gliwice (Poland)

2023.01.29

Spain Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani

2023.01.30

Sri Lanka Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S., resigned as Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Fr. Echchampulle Arachchige Jude Nishanta Silva, Priest of Badulla (Sri Lanka), was elected Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka)

USA Bishop Robert Francis Prevost, O.S.A., Bishop of Chiclayo (Peru) and Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru, was promoted as Archbishop ad personam, Prefect of Dicastery for Bishops and President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America

2023.01.31

Brazil Diocese of Araguaína was established (from Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins and Diocese of Tocantinópolis and became suffragan of Palmas) (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Giovane Pereira de Melo, Bishop of Tocantinópolis (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Araguaína (Brazil)

Croatia Archbishop Dražen Kutleša resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Poreč i Pula (Croatia)

Croatia Bishop Ivan Štironja, Bishop of Kotor (Montenegro), was appointed as Bishop of Poreč i Pula (Croatia)

Ecuador Fr. José Miguel Asimbaya Moreno, Priest of Quito (Ecuador), was elected Military Ordinary of Ecuador (Ecuador)

Italy Msgr. Pierangelo Pedretti resigned as Prelate Secretary of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

Poland Msgr. Krzysztof Marcjanowicz, Priest of Kraków (Poland), Chaplain of His Holiness and Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Venezuela Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela)

Venezuela Archbishop Helizandro Emiro Terán Bermúdez, O.S.A., succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela)

2023.02.01

Brazil Fr. Paolo Andreolli, S.X., was elected Titular Bishop of Altava and Auxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Armando Bucciol resigned as Bishop of Livramento de Nossa Senhora (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Vicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R., Titular Bishop of Castra nova and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Livramento de Nossa Senhora (Brazil)

Spain Archbishop José María Gil Tamayo succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Granada (Spain)

Spain Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Granada (Spain)

USA Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Titular Bishop of Kearney and Auxiliary Bishop of Washington (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Houma–Thibodaux (USA)

2023.02.02

Australia Bishop Michael Robert Kennedy, Bishop of Armidale (Australia), was appointed as Bishop of Maitland–Newcastle (Australia)

Italy Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi resigned as Archbishop-Bishop of Trieste (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Enrico Trevisi, Priest of Cremona (Italy), was elected Bishop of Trieste (Italy)

Poland Bishop Edward Dajczak resigned as Bishop of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg (Poland)

Poland Bishop Zbigniew Jan Zieliński succeeded as Bishop of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg (Poland)

Spain Msgr. Alejandro Arellano Cedillo, C.O.R.C., Dean of Tribunal of the Roman Rota, President of Appeals Court of Vatican City State and President of Pontifical Commission for the Verification and Application of Mitis Iudex in the Churches of Italy, was elected Titular Archbishop of Besalú

2023.02.03

Hungary Bishop Ferenc Cserháti resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary)

Hungary Fr. Levente Balázs Martos, Priest of Szombathely (Hungary), was elected Titular Bishop of Treba and Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary)

India Bishop Anthony Fernandes, Bishop emeritus of Bareilly (India), passed away at 86

Italy Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, Cardinal-Priest of SS. Annunciazione della Beata Vergine Maria a Via Ardeatina pro hac vice Title, Bishop emeritus of Savona–Noli (Italy) and President emeritus of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

Sri Lanka Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Colombo (Sri Lanka), passed away at 90

2023.02.04

India Archbishop Sebastian Kallupura resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Buxar (India)

India Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss resigned as Bishop of Tanjore (India)

India Fr. Wilbert Marwein, Priest of Nongstoin (India), was elected Bishop of Nongstoin (India)

India Fr. James Shekhar, Priest of Patna (India), was elected Bishop of Buxar (India)

2023.02.05

Nigeria Cardinal Peter Ebere Okpaleke took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Martiri dell’Uganda a Poggio Ameno

2023.02.07

Morocco Fr. Emilio Rocha Grande, O.F.M., Apostolic Administrator of Tánger (Morocco), was elected Archbishop of Tánger (Morocco)

2023.02.08

Bolivia Bishop Jesús Agustín López de Lama, C.P., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Corocoro (Bolivia), passed away at 93

India Archbishop Ignatius Paul Pinto, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangalore (India), passed away at 97

USA Archbishop Peter Bryan Wells, Apostolic Nuncio to Botswana, Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Apostolic Nuncio to Lesotho, Apostolic Nuncio to Namibia and Apostolic Nuncio to Eswatini, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand and Apostolic Delegate to Laos

USA Fr. Anthony Cerdan Celino, Priest of El Paso (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Maronana and Auxiliary Bishop of El Paso (USA)

2023.02.09

Poland Archbishop Tomasz Grysa, Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar and Apostolic Delegate to Comoro Islands, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Seychelles

2023.02.10

Italy Archbishop Antonio Giuseppe Caiazzo, Archbishop of Matera–Irsina (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Tricarico (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Filippo Ciampanelli, Priest of Novara (Italy) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Prelate of Honour of His Holiness

Poland Fr. Andrzej Pakuła, M.I.C., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marian Fathers)

USA Fr. Joseph Roesch, M.I.C., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marian Fathers)

2023.02.11

Argentina Bishop Carlos María Domínguez, O.A.R., Titular Bishop of Vita, Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina) and Apostolic Administrator of San Rafael (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of San Rafael (Argentina)

Canada Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toronto (Canada)

Canada Bishop Francis Leo, Titular Bishop of Tamada and Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal (Canada), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toronto (Canada)

Lithuania Msgr. Rolandas Makrickas, Priest of Panevėžys (Lithuania), Chaplain of His Holiness and Special Commissioner for Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major, was elected Titular Archbishop of Tolentino

Mexico Fr. Mario Medina Balam, Priest of Yucatán (Mexico), was elected Titular Bishop of Pupiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Yucatán (Mexico)

Sierra Leone Fr. Bob John Hassan Koroma, Priest of Makeni (Sierra Leone), was elected Bishop of Makeni (Sierra Leone)

Sierra Leone Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Makeni (Sierra Leone)

2023.02.12

Nigeria Diocese of Aguleri was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Onitsha and became suffragan of Onitsha) (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh, Titular Bishop of Legia and Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha (Nigeria), was appointed as Bishop of Aguleri (Nigeria)

2023.02.13

Spain Bishop Javier Salinas Viñals resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia (Spain)

2023.02.14

Brazil Bishop Vito Schlickmann, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Florianópolis (Brazil), passed away at 94

Croatia Archbishop Dražen Kutleša, Metropolitan Archbishop of Split–Makarska (Croatia) and President of Croatian Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Zagreb (Croatia)

Croatia Archbishop Želimir Puljić was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Split–Makarska (Croatia)

Ghana Fr. Anthony Narh Asare, Priest of Accra (Ghana), was elected Titular Bishop of Castellum in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Accra (Ghana)

Ghana Fr. John Kobina Louis, Priest of Accra (Ghana), was elected Titular Bishop of Fesseë and Auxiliary Bishop of Accra (Ghana)

Italy Msgr. Cesare Pasini resigned as Prefect of Vatican Apostolic Library

Italy Fr. Mauro Mantovani, S.D.B., was appointed as Prefect of Vatican Apostolic Library

Papua New Guinea Archbishop William Joseph Kurtz, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 87

Spain Fr. David Abadías Aurín, Priest of Terrassa (Spain), was elected Titular Bishop of Urci and Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Spain)

Spain Fr. Gerardo Villalonga Hellín, Priest of Menorca (Spain), was elected Bishop of Menorca (Spain)

2023.02.15

Kenya Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo was promoted as Diocese of Isiolo (became suffragan of Nyeri) (Kenya)

Algeria Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico

Brazil Fr. Marcelo Antônio da Silva, Priest of Santo Amaro (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Tabaicara and Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Amaro (Brazil)

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

Kenya Bishop Anthony Ireri Mukobo, I.M.C., Titular Bishop of Rusguniæ and Vicar Apostolic of Isiolo (Kenya), was appointed as Bishop of Isiolo (Kenya)

Kenya Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Nakuru (Kenya)

Kenya Fr. Cleophas Oseso Tuka, Priest of Nakuru (Kenya), was elected Bishop of Nakuru (Kenya)

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

2023.02.17

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus

Philippines Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (易福霖) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus

2023.02.18

Brazil Fr. Rubens Sodré Miranda, C.S.S., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatines)

Italy Fr. Silvano Nicoletto, C.S.S., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatines)

USA Bishop David Gerard O’Connell, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA), passed away at 69

2023.02.20

Rwanda Cardinal Antoine Kambanda resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kibungo (Rwanda)

Rwanda Fr. Jean-Marie Vianney Twagirayezu, Priest of Nyundo (Rwanda), was elected Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda)

2023.02.23

Canada Msgr. Claude Lamoureux, Priest of Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada), was elected Bishop of Gaspé (Canada)

Canada Bishop Gaétan Proulx, O.S.M., resigned as Bishop of Gaspé (Canada)

Italy Bishop Giacomo Cirulli, Bishop of Teano–Calvi (Italy), Bishop of Alife–Caiazzo (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator of Sessa Aurunca (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Sessa Aurunca (Italy)

2023.02.25

Argentina Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

Argentina Fr. Federico Guillermo Wechsung, Priest of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Pederodiana and Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina)

Chile Bishop Sixto José Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Villarrica (Chile), passed away at 91

Spain Bishop Vicente Juan Segura resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia (Spain)

2023.02.26

Angola Bishop Mário Lukunde, Bishop emeritus of Menongue (Angola), passed away at 65

France Bishop Denis Jachiet resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Saint-Dié (France)

2023.02.27

Lithuania Fr. Saulius Bužauskas, Priest of Vilnius (Lithuania), was elected Titular Bishop of Castellum Tatroportus and Auxiliary Bishop of Kaunas (Lithuania)

2023.02.28

Germany Archbishop Georg Gänswein resigned as Prefect of Prefecture of the Papal Household

2023.03.01

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Mengoli, Priest of Otranto (Italy), was elected Bishop of San Severo (Italy)

Mozambique Fr. Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua, Priest of Gurué (Mozambique), was elected Titular Bishop of Œscus and Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo (Mozambique)

Nigeria Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Calabar (Nigeria), passed away at 85

2023.03.03

Philippines Bishop Victor Barnuevo Bendico, Bishop of Baguio (Philippines), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Capiz (Philippines)

USA Bishop Donald Francis Hanchon resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (USA)

2023.03.04

Benin Bishop Victor Agbanou resigned as Bishop of Lokossa (Benin)

Benin Fr. Coffi Roger Anoumou, Priest of Lokossa (Benin), was elected Bishop of Lokossa (Benin)

Chile Bishop Jorge Enrique Concha Cayuqueo, O.F.M., Bishop of Osorno (Chile), was appointed as Bishop of Temuco (Chile)

India Bishop Joseph Gabriel Fernandez, Bishop emeritus of Quilon (India), passed away at 97

Italy Archbishop Antonio Giuseppe Caiazzo, Archbishop of Matera–Irsina (Italy) and Apostolic Administrator of Tricarico (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Tricarico (Italy)

Italy Bishop Claudio Giuliodori, General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, was appointed as General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Italian Catholic Action

Italy Bishop Gualtiero Sigismondi resigned as General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Italian Catholic Action

Poland Fr. Piotr Wawrzynek, Priest of Wrocław (Poland), was elected Titular Bishop of Rusuccuru and Auxiliary Bishop of Legnica (Poland)

2023.03.06

Italy Archbishop Benigno Luigi Papa, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Taranto (Italy), passed away at 87

2023.03.07

Brazil Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha, Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), was appointed as Member of Council of Cardinals

Canada Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X., Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) and Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as Member of Council of Cardinals

Germany Cardinal Reinhard Marx resigned as Member of Council of Cardinals

Honduras Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., resigned as Coordinator of Council of Cardinals

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello resigned as Member of Council of Cardinals

Italy Bishop Augusto Lauro, Bishop emeritus of San Marco Argentano–Scalea (Italy), passed away at 99

Luxembourg Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community and Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, was appointed as Member of Council of Cardinals

Spain Cardinal Juan José Omella Omella, Metropolitan Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain) and President of Episcopal Conference of Spain, was appointed as Member of Council of Cardinals

Spain Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C., Member of Financial Security Committee, Member of Commission for Confidential Matters, President of Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of Governorate of Vatican City State, was appointed as Member of Council of Cardinals

Turkiye Archbishop Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland, Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden and Apostolic Nuncio to Denmark, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Finland

2023.03.08

Brazil Fr. Juarez Albino Destro, R.C.J., was elected Titular Bishop of Sufetula and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

2023.03.09

Argentina Fr. Claudio Pablo Castricone, Priest of Rosario (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Castra nova and Auxiliary Bishop of Orán (Argentina)

France Msgr. Loïc Lagadec, Priest of Grenoble–Vienne (France), was elected Titular Bishop of Carpentras and Auxiliary Bishop of Lyon (France)

South Africa Fr. Elias Kwenzakufani Zondi, Priest of Durban (South Africa), was elected Titular Bishop of Rutabo and Auxiliary Bishop of Durban (South Africa)

2023.03.10

Honduras Fr. Henry Orlando Ruiz Mora, Priest of Juticalpa (Honduras), was elected Bishop of Trujillo (Honduras)

Honduras Bishop Luis Felipe Solé Fa, C.M., resigned as Bishop of Trujillo (Honduras)

2023.03.11

Philippines Bishop Angel Tec-i Hobayan, Bishop emeritus of Catarman (Philippines), passed away at 93

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

2023.03.12

Canada Bishop Joseph Edward Troy, Bishop emeritus of Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada), passed away at 91

2023.03.14

Germany Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Zimbabwe Bishop Angel Floro Martínez, I.E.M.E., Bishop emeritus of Gokwe (Zimbabwe), passed away at 83

2023.03.15

Nigeria Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Permanent Observer to United Nations Office and Specialized Institutions in Geneva (UNOG), Permanent Observer to World Trade Organization (WTO) and Representative to International Organization for Migration (IOM), was appointed as Secretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation and Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University

Tanzania Archbishop Protase Rugambwa resigned as Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University and Secretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

2023.03.16

Angola Bishop José Francisco Moreira dos Santos, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Uíje (Angola), passed away at 94

Philippines Bishop Victor de la Cruz Ocampo, Bishop of Gumaca (Philippines), passed away at 71

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

Turkiye Archbishop Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland, Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden, Apostolic Nuncio to Denmark and Apostolic Nuncio to Finland, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Norway

2023.03.18

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

Montenegro Archbishop Rrok Gjonlleshaj, Archbishop of Bar (Montenegro) and Vice-President of International Episcopal Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Kotor (Montenegro)

2023.03.20

South Africa Archbishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

South Africa Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

2023.03.21

Poland Archbishop Tomasz Grysa, Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar, Apostolic Delegate to Comoro Islands and Apostolic Nuncio to Seychelles, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritius

USA Bishop Fernand Joseph Cheri, O.F.M., Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans (USA), passed away at 71

2023.03.25

England Bishop Thomas Anthony Williams resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool (England)

Germany Bishop Franz-Josef Hermann Bode resigned as Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) and Vice-President of German Episcopal Conference

India Bishop Thomas Dabre resigned as Bishop of Poona (India)

India Bishop John Rodrigues, Titular Bishop of Deultum and Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay (India), was appointed as Bishop of Poona (India)

Vietnam Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Năng resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Phát Diêm (Vietnam)

Vietnam Fr. Peter Kiều Công Tùng, Priest of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Vietnam), was elected Bishop of Phát Diêm (Vietnam)

Vietnam Fr. Peter Lê Tấn Lợi, Priest of Cân Tho (Vietnam), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Cân Tho (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Louis Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, Titular Bishop of Catrum, Auxiliary Bishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Vietnam) and Apostolic Administrator of Hà Tĩnh (Vietnam), was appointed as Bishop of Hà Tĩnh (Vietnam)

2023.03.26

England Bishop David Christopher McGough, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Birmingham (England), passed away at 78

Germany Cardinal Karl-Josef Rauber, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Antonio di Padova a Circonvallazione Appia and President emeritus of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, passed away at 88

2023.03.27

Nigeria Fr. Anthony Onyemuche Ekpo, Priest of Umuahia (Nigeria), was appointed as Chaplain of His Holiness

2023.03.28

Guam Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña (Guam)

Guam Fr. Romeo Duetao Convocar was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Agaña (Guam)

2023.03.29

Brazil Fr. José Vicente Pinto de Alencar da Silva, Priest of Crato (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Salgueiro (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Nélio Domingos Zortea, Bishop of Jataí (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil)

Hungary Cardinal Péter Erdő, Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary), Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina and Member of Council for the Economy, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova

Myanmar Fr. Celso Ba Shwe, Priest of Loikaw (Myanmar), was elected Bishop of Loikaw (Myanmar)

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)

Colombia Bishop Raúl Alfonso Carrillo Martínez resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Puerto Carreño (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Álvaro Mon Pérez, C.SS.R., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Carreño (Colombia)

India Fr. Joachim Walder, Priest of Aizawl (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Legia and Auxiliary Bishop of Aizawl (India)

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)

France Bishop Alain Émile Baptiste Planet resigned as Bishop of Carcassonne et Narbonne (France)

France Bishop Bruno Valentin succeeded as Bishop of Carcassonne et Narbonne (France)

2023.04.01

Brazil Archbishop Lúcio Ignácio Baumgaertner, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cascavel (Brazil), passed away at 91

Burundi Bishop Georges Bizimana, Bishop of Ngozi (Burundi), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Bubanza (Burundi)

Burundi Bishop Jean Ntagwarara resigned as Bishop of Bubanza (Burundi)

England Bishop Hugh Christopher Budd, Bishop emeritus of Plymouth (England), passed away at 85

England Sr. Helen Alford, O.P., was appointed as President of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

France Bishop Laurent Le Boulc’h, Bishop of Coutances (France), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Lille (France)

Italy Prof. Stefano Zamagni resigned as President of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Spain Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Spain Bishop Francisco José Prieto Fernández, Titular Bishop of Vergi and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Spain Fr. Teodoro León Muñoz, Priest of Sevilla (Spain), was elected Titular Bishop of Mentesa and Auxiliary Bishop of Sevilla (Spain)

Spain Fr. Antonio Prieto Lucena, Priest of Córdoba (Spain), was elected Bishop of Alcalá de Henares (Spain)

Spain Fr. Ramón Darío Valdivia Jiménez, Priest of Sevilla (Spain), was elected Titular Bishop of Egabro and Auxiliary Bishop of Sevilla (Spain)

Spain Bishop Jesús Vidal Chamorro resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Alcalá de Henares (Spain)

2023.04.02

Brazil Bishop José Jovêncio Balestieri, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Rio do Sul (Brazil), passed away at 83

Canada Bishop Józef Andrzej Dąbrowski, C.S.M.A., Titular Bishop of Casæ in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of London (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Charlottetown (Canada)

2023.04.03

France Bishop Jean-Pierre Vuillemin, Titular Bishop of Thérouanne and Auxiliary Bishop of Metz (France), was appointed as Bishop of Le Mans (France)

Guadeloupe Fr. Philippe Guiougou, Priest of Saint-Denis (France), was elected Bishop of Basse-Terre et Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)

Martinique Archbishop David Macaire, O.P., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Basse-Terre et Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)

2023.04.04

China Bishop Joseph Shen Bin (沈斌), Bishop of Haimen 海門 (China), was appointed as Bishop of Shanghai 上海 (China)

USA Archbishop Michael Owen Jackels resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Dubuque (USA)

USA Bishop Richard Edmund Pates was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Dubuque (USA)

2023.04.05

Ireland Fr. Paul Connell, Priest of Meath (Ireland), was elected Bishop of Ardagh (Ireland)

Italy Archbishop Ciro Miniero resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Vallo della Lucania (Italy)

Italy Fr. Vincenzo Calvosa, Priest of Cassano all’Jonio (Italy), was elected Bishop of Vallo della Lucania (Italy)

Uganda Bishop Albert Edward Baharagate Akiiki, Bishop emeritus of Hoima (Uganda), passed away at 93

2023.04.06

Brazil Bishop Nei Paulo Moretto, Bishop emeritus of Caxias do Sul (Brazil), passed away at 86

France Bishop Pierre-Yves Michel, Bishop of Valence (France), was appointed as Bishop of Nancy (France)

France Bishop Jean-Louis-Henri-Maurice Papin resigned as Bishop of Nancy (France)

2023.04.09

Germany Bishop Bernhard Haßlberger resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of München und Freising (Germany)

USA Bishop James Clifford Timlin, Bishop emeritus of Scranton (USA), passed away at 95

2023.04.11

France Bishop Thierry Marie Scherrer, Bishop of Laval (France), was appointed as Bishop of Perpignan–Elne (France)

2023.04.12

Brazil Bishop José Maria Chaves dos Reis resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Cametá (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. José Hamilton de Castro, Priest of Guaxupé (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Almenara (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Ivanildo Oliveira Almeida, Priest of Imperatriz (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Cametá (Brazil)

Canada Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., resigned as Prefect of Dicastery for Bishops and President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America

France Bishop Jacques Jean Edmond Georges Gaillot, Bishop emeritus of Évreux (France), passed away at 87

Nigeria Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A., Bishop emeritus of Maiduguri (Nigeria), passed away at 96

Peru Bishop Guillermo Antonio Cornejo Monzón, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Chiclayo (Peru)

Venezuela Fr. Oswaldo Enrique Araque Valerio, Priest of Barquisimeto (Venezuela), was elected Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo resigned as Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela)

2023.04.13

Spain Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía, Apostolic Nuncio to Romania and Apostolic Nuncio to Moldova, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain

Spain Fr. Alberto Royo Mejía, Priest of Getafe (Spain) and Promoter of the Faith of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, was appointed as Chaplain of His Holiness

Tanzania Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Archbishop ad personam, was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Tabora (Tanzania)

2023.04.14

China Archbishop Peter Lin Jia-shan (林佳善), Metropolitan Archbishop of Fuzhou 福州 (China), Metropolitan Archbishop of Fuzhou 福州 (China) and Prefect Apostolic of Jian’ou 建甌 (China), passed away at 86

Colombia Bishop Froilán Tiberio Casas Ortíz resigned as Bishop of Neiva (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino, Bishop of Vélez (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Neiva (Colombia)

2023.04.15

Angola Archbishop Francisco Viti, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Huambo (Angola), passed away at 89

Brazil Bishop Giovane Pereira de Melo, Bishop of Araguaína (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Tocantinópolis (Brazil)

Croatia Cardinal Josip Bozanić resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Zagreb (Croatia) and Vice-President of Croatian Bishops’ Conference

Croatia Archbishop Dražen Kutleša succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Zagreb (Croatia)

Guatemala Bishop Rosolino Bianchetti Boffelli resigned as Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala)

Guatemala Bishop Juan Manuel Cuá Ajacum, Titular Bishop of Rosella and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala), was appointed as Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala)

2023.04.16

Brazil Bishop Antônio Celso Queiroz, Bishop emeritus of Catanduva (Brazil), passed away at 89

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

2023.04.18

Nigeria Msgr. Anthony Onyemuche Ekpo, Priest of Umuahia (Nigeria) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

2023.04.19

Brazil Bishop Geovane Luís da Silva, Titular Bishop of Mons in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Divinópolis (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Paulo Celso Dias do Nascimento, Titular Bishop of Aguntum and Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Itaguaí (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop José Ubiratan Lopes, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Bishop of Itaguaí (Brazil)

Italy Archbishop Donato Negro resigned as Archbishop of Otranto (Italy)

Italy Fr. Francesco Neri, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Archbishop of Otranto (Italy)

Switzerland Abbot Jean-Michel Girard, C.R.B., resigned as Superior General of Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint Bernard

Switzerland Fr. Jean-Pierre Voutaz, C.R.B., was appointed as Superior General of Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint Bernard

2023.04.20

China Apostolic Prefecture of Yiduxian 益都縣 was promoted as Diocese of Weifang 濰坊 (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jinan 濟南 and Diocese of Zhoucun 周村 and became suffragan of Jinan 濟南) (China)

China Fr. Anthony Sun Wen-jun (孫文君), Priest of Yiduxian 益都縣 (China), was elected Bishop of Weifang 濰坊 (China)

Italy Msgr. Luigi Michele De Palma resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Italy Dr. Pierantonio Piatti was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

2023.04.21

Italy Msgr. Diego Giovanni Ravelli, Priest of Como (Italy), Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and Head of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel, was elected Titular Archbishop of Recanati

2023.04.22

France Fr. Mathieu-Henri Planchat, R.S.V., , Fr. Ladislas Radigue (Armand), SS.CC., and 3 companions were beatified

India Fr. Joseph Kallarackal, Priest of Ajmer (India), was elected Bishop of Jaipur (India)

India Bishop Oswald Joseph Lewis resigned as Bishop of Jaipur (India)

Malaysia Bishop James Chan Soon Cheong (曾順祥), Bishop emeritus of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia), passed away at 96

2023.04.23

Argentina Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, I.V.E., Superior General emeritus of Institute of the Incarnate Word, passed away at 82

France Cardinal Jean-Marc Noël Aveline took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria ai Monti

Singapore Cardinal William Goh Seng Chye (吳成才) took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» in Ostia mare

USA Cardinal Robert Walter McElroy took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali

2023.04.24

USA Bishop Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon, Bishop emeritus of Steubenville (USA), passed away at 96

2023.04.25

Italy Msgr. Samuele Sangalli, Priest of Milano (Italy) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Philippines Bishop Julius Sullan Tonel, Bishop of Ipil (Philippines), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Zamboanga (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Moises Magpantay Cuevas resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Zamboanga (Philippines)

Poland Fr. Ryszard Szmydki, O.M.I., resigned as Undersecretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

Tokelau Archbishop Alapati Lui Mata’eliga, Metropolitan Archbishop of Samoa–Apia (Samoa) and Ecclesiastical Superior of Tokelau (Tokelau), passed away at 70

USA Bishop Ronald William Gainer resigned as Bishop of Harrisburg (USA)

USA Bishop Timothy Christian Senior, Titular Bishop of Floriana and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Harrisburg (USA)

2023.04.26

Czechia Cardinal Dominik Duka, O.P., Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Marcellino e Pietro and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Praha (Czechia), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Czechia)

India Bishop Isidore Fernandes, Bishop emeritus of Allahabad (India), passed away at 76

Timor-Leste Fr. Leandro Maria Alves, Priest of Díli (Timor-Leste), was elected Bishop of Baucau (Timor-Leste)

2023.04.29

American Samoa Bishop Kolio Etuale succeeded as Bishop of Samoa–Pago Pago (American Samoa)

Samoa Bishop Peter Hugh Brown, C.SS.R., resigned as Bishop of Samoa–Pago Pago (American Samoa)

Uganda Msgr. Lawrence Mukasa, Priest of Kiyinda–Mityana (Uganda), was elected Bishop of Kasana–Luweero (Uganda)

2023.05

Italy Prof. Ivano Dionigi resigned as President of Pontifical Academy for Latin

Samoa Fr. Pio Galumalemana was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Samoa–Apia (Samoa)

2023.05.01

India Bishop Joseph Karikkassery resigned as Bishop of Kottapuram (India)

India Bishop Alex Joseph Vadakumthala, Bishop of Kannur (India), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Kottapuram (India)

Nigeria Fr. Christopher Naseri Naseri, Priest of Calabar (Nigeria), was elected Titular Bishop of Gurza and Auxiliary Bishop of Calabar (Nigeria)

USA Bishop Richard Garth Henning succeeded as Bishop of Providence (USA)

USA Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin resigned as Bishop of Providence (USA)

Vietnam Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Nha Trang (Vietnam)

Vietnam Fr. Joseph Huỳnh Văn Sỹ, Priest of Quy Nhon (Vietnam), was elected Bishop of Nha Trang (Vietnam)

2023.05.02

Austria Bishop Helmut Krätzl, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Wien (Austria), passed away at 91

Rwanda Bishop Smaragde Mbonyintege resigned as Bishop of Kabgayi (Rwanda)

Rwanda Fr. Balthazar Ntivuguruzwa, Priest of Kabgayi (Rwanda), was elected Bishop of Kabgayi (Rwanda)

2023.05.03

Brazil Bishop Adilson Pedro Busin, C.S., Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Tubarão (Brazil)

Canada Fra’ John Timothy Dunlap, S.M.O.M., Lieutenant of Grand Master of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta), was appointed as Grand Master of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta)

Italy Fr. Andrea Andreozzi, Priest of Fermo (Italy), was elected Bishop of Fano–Fossombrone–Cagli–Pergola (Italy)

Italy Bishop Armando Trasarti resigned as Bishop of Fano–Fossombrone–Cagli–Pergola (Italy)

Taiwan Fr. John Baptist Huang Min-cheng (黃敏正), O.F.M., was elected Bishop of Tainan 臺南 (Taiwan)

Taiwan Bishop Bosco Lin Chi-nan (林吉男) resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Tainan 臺南 (Taiwan)

2023.05.04

Angola Archbishop Luzizila Kiala resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Sumbe (Angola)

Angola Fr. Firmino David, Priest of Huambo (Angola), was elected Bishop of Sumbe (Angola)

2023.05.05

Malawi Fr. Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda, Priest of Mzuzu (Malawi), was elected Titular Bishop of Catrum and Auxiliary Bishop of Mzuzu (Malawi)

Mozambique Archbishop Francisco Chimoio, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Maputo (Mozambique)

Mozambique Archbishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Maputo (Mozambique)

New Zealand Cardinal John Atcherley Dew resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand)

New Zealand Archbishop Paul Gerard Martin, S.M., succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand)

2023.05.06

Spain Ms. María de la Concepción Barrecheguren y García was beatified

Uruguay Bishop Jacinto Vera y Durán, Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay), was beatified

Chile Fr. Luis Alberto Migone Repetto, Priest of Santiago (Chile), was elected Titular Bishop of Amaura and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

2023.05.07

Timor-Leste Cardinal Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, S.D.B., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Alberto Magno

USA Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath, Bishop emeritus of San Jose (USA), passed away at 77

2023.05.09

USA Bishop Edward Peter Cullen, Bishop emeritus of Allentown (USA), passed away at 90

2023.05.10

Brazil Fr. Aurélio Pinto de Sousa, Priest of Tianguá (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Quixadá (Brazil)

Cuba Bishop Carlos Jesús Patricio Baladrón Valdés, Bishop emeritus of Guantánamo–Baracoa (Cuba), passed away at 78

Ethiopia Fr. Girma Tesfaye was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nekemte (Ethiopia)

India Bishop Varghese Thottamkara, C.M., Titular Bishop of Chullu and Vicar Apostolic of Nekemte (Ethiopia), was appointed as Bishop of Balasore (India)

2023.05.11

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

France Bishop Thibault Verny, Titular Bishop of Lamzella, Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France) and Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, was promoted as Archbishop of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise (France)

2023.05.13

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Lénard Ndjadi Ndjate, M.C.C.J., was elected Titular Bishop of Casæ in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Kisangani (Congo-Kinshasa)

Cote d’Ivoire Fr. Honoré Beugré Dakpa, Priest of Gagnoa (Cote d’Ivoire), was elected Bishop of Katiola (Cote d’Ivoire)

India Bishop Allwyn D’Silva resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay (India)

Italy Mr. Pier Francesco Pinelli resigned as Temporary Administrator of Caritas Internationalis

Japan Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi (タルチシオ 菊地 功), S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop of Tokyo 東京 (Japan), Secretary General of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, was appointed as President of Caritas Internationalis

Mexico Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Colima (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Gerardo Díaz Vázquez, Bishop of Tacámbaro (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Colima (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Carlos Alberto Santos García, Priest of Monterrey (Mexico), was elected Titular Bishop of Tamada and Auxiliary Bishop of Monterrey (Mexico)

2023.05.14

Brazil Bishop Guerrino Riccardo Brusati, Bishop emeritus of Janaúba (Brazil), passed away at 78

Papua New Guinea Archbishop Karl Hesse, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 86

2023.05.15

Croatia Bishop Valentin Pozaić, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Zagreb (Croatia), passed away at 77

Scotland Mr. Alistair Dutton was appointed as Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis

2023.05.16

Ecuador Bishop Vicente Danilo Echeverría Verdesoto resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Tulcán (Ecuador)

Ecuador Fr. Carlos Washington Yépez Naranjo, Priest of Riobamba (Ecuador), was elected Bishop of Tulcán (Ecuador)

Italy Archbishop Antonio Arcari resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Monaco

2023.05.18

Hong Kong Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai (韓大輝), S.D.B., Apostolic Nuncio to Malta, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Libya

Italy Archbishop Piergiorgio Bertoldi, Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Casale, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Foggia–Bovino (Italy), passed away at 99

2023.05.19

Argentina Bishop Juan Carlos Ares, Titular Bishop of Cercina and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina)

Madagascar Fr. Jean Nicolas Rakotojaona, Priest of Antananarivo (Madagascar), was elected Titular Bishop of Dragonara and Auxiliary Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar)

Mauritius Cardinal Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp., resigned as Bishop of Port-Louis (Mauritius)

Mauritius Fr. Jean Michaël Durhône, Priest of Port-Louis (Mauritius) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conferences of Indian Ocean, was elected Bishop of Port-Louis (Mauritius)

Portugal Bishop Nuno Manuel dos Santos Almeida, Titular Bishop of Ruspæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal), was appointed as Bishop of Bragança–Miranda (Portugal)

2023.05.21

Mongolia Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, I.M.C., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuda Taddeo Apostolo

2023.05.22

Italy Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thévenin, Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt and Delegate to League of Arab States (LAS), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Oman

2023.05.23

Slovakia Archbishop Alojz Tkáč, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Košice (Slovakia), passed away at 89

USA Bishop Paul Joseph Bradley resigned as Bishop of Kalamazoo (USA)

USA Msgr. Edward Mark Lohse, Priest of Erie (USA) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Bishop of Kalamazoo (USA)

2023.05.24

Australia Bishop Kenneth Michael Howell, Titular Bishop of Thamugadi and Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane (Australia), was appointed as Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia)

Australia Bishop Robert Michael McGuckin resigned as Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia)

Brazil Bishop Ricardo Hoepers, Bishop of Rio Grande (Brazil) and General Secretary of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, was appointed as Titular Bishop of Thysdrus and Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil)

Chile Fr. Tomás Abel Carrasco Cortés, Priest of Santa María de los Ángeles (Chile), was elected Bishop of San Juan Bautista de Calama (Chile)

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

Philippines Bishop Francisco Mendoza de León resigned as Bishop of Antipolo (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Ruperto Cruz Santos, Bishop of Balanga (Philippines), was appointed as Bishop of Antipolo (Philippines)

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

USA Bishop Michael Joseph Fitzgerald resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA)

2023.05.26

Argentina Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Argentina Bishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva, Bishop of Río Gallegos (Argentina), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Italy Fr. Michele Di Tolve, Priest of Milano (Italy), was elected Titular Bishop of Horrea and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy)

Portugal Bishop Pio Gonçalo Alves de Sousa resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

Portugal Fr. Joaquim Proença Dionísio, Priest of Lamego (Portugal), was elected Titular Bishop of Parthenia and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

Portugal Fr. Roberto Rosmaninho Mariz, Priest of Braga (Portugal), was elected Titular Bishop of Vita and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal)

2023.05.27

France Archbishop Philippe Ballot, Archbishop-Bishop of Metz (France), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Strasbourg (France)

France Archbishop Luc Ravel, C.R.S.V., resigned as Archbishop of Strasbourg (France)

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)

Italy Sr. Lucia Bartolomasi was appointed as Superior General of Consolata Missionary Sisters

Italy Sr. Simona Brambilla, I.S.M.C., resigned as Superior General of Consolata Missionary Sisters

New Zealand Cardinal John Atcherley Dew resigned as Military Ordinary of New Zealand (New Zealand)

New Zealand Archbishop Paul Gerard Martin, S.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand) and General Secretary of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, was appointed as Military Ordinary of New Zealand (New Zealand)

2023.05.28

Pakistan Bishop Ernest Bertrand Boland, O.P., Bishop emeritus of Multan (Pakistan), passed away at 97

2023.05.29

Spain Fr. Jesús Rico García, S.O.D., was elected Bishop of Ávila (Spain)

USA Bishop Victor Benito Galeone, Bishop emeritus of Saint Augustine (USA), passed away at 87

2023.05.30

USA Diocese of Las Vegas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Las Vegas (with suffragan sees Reno and Salt Lake City) (USA)

USA Bishop George Leo Thomas, Bishop of Las Vegas (USA), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Las Vegas (USA)

2023.05.31

Argentina Fr. Ernesto José Fernández, Priest of Rosario (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Deultum and Auxiliary Bishop of Rosario (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Fabián Alberto Belay was appointed as Titular Bishop of Aguntum and Auxiliary Bishop of Rosario (Argentina)

Brazil Fr. João Batista Alves do Nascimento, C.SS.R., was elected Bishop of Barra (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Luís Flávio Cappio, O.F.M., resigned as Bishop of Barra (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Juraci Gomes de Oliveira, Priest of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Amargosa (Brazil)

Ecuador Bishop Adelio Pasqualotto, C.S.I., resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Napo (Ecuador)

Ecuador Bishop Jesús Esteban Sádaba Pérez, O.F.M. Cap., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Napo (Ecuador)

Italy Fr. Roberto Spataro, S.D.B., resigned as Secretary of Pontifical Academy for Latin

Italy Prof. Paolo D’Alessandro was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Academy for Latin

Italy Prof. Mario De Nonno was appointed as President of Pontifical Academy for Latin

Myanmar Fr. Henry Eikhlein, Priest of Pathein (Myanmar), was elected Bishop of Pathein (Myanmar)

Myanmar Bishop Maurice Nyunt Wai succeeded as Bishop of Mawlamyine (Myanmar)

Myanmar Bishop Raymond Saw Po Ray resigned as Bishop of Mawlamyine (Myanmar)

Poland Archbishop Adrian Józef Galbas, S.A.C., succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Katowice (Poland)

Poland Archbishop Wiktor Paweł Skworc resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Katowice (Poland)

2023.06.01

Italy Diocese of Cuneo was renamed as Diocese of Cuneo–Fossano (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Fossano) (Italy)

Italy Diocese of Fossano was suppressed (to Diocese of Cuneo–Fossano) (Italy)

India Bishop Franco Mulakkal resigned as Bishop of Jalandhar (India)

Italy Bishop Piero Delbosco, Bishop of Cuneo (Italy) and Bishop of Fossano (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Cuneo–Fossano (Italy)

2023.06.02

France Fr. Olivier de Cagny, Priest of Paris (France), was elected Bishop of Évreux (France)

France Bishop Christian Nourrichard resigned as Bishop of Évreux (France)

Italy Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Cardinal-Priest of Dio Padre misericordioso pro hac vice Title and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Napoli (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2023.06.03

USA Archbishop Michael Jarboe Sheehan, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santa Fe (USA), passed away at 83

2023.06.04

Italy Bishop Luigi Marrucci, Bishop emeritus of Civitavecchia–Tarquinia (Italy), passed away at 78

Sudan Bishop Macram Max Gassis, M.C.C.J., Bishop emeritus of El Obeid (Sudan), passed away at 84

2023.06.05

Italy Msgr. Gian Luca Perici, Priest of Velletri–Segni (Italy) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Bolsena, Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi and Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia

Madagascar Bishop Jean de Dieu Raoelison, Bishop of Ambatondrazaka (Madagascar), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

Madagascar Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

Malawi Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Zomba (Malawi)

Malawi Fr. Alfred Mateyu Chaima, Priest of Blantyre (Malawi) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Malawi, was elected Bishop of Zomba (Malawi)

Poland Fr. Andrzej Stefan Wodka, C.SS.R., resigned as President of AVEPRO

Spain Fr. Armand Puig i Tàrrech, Priest of Tarragona (Spain), was appointed as President of AVEPRO

2023.06.06

Switzerland Bishop Peter Henrici, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland), passed away at 95

USA Msgr. Michael Pham (Phạm Minh Cường), Priest of San Diego (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Cercina and Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (USA)

USA Fr. Felipe Pulido, Priest of Yakima (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Buffada and Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (USA)

2023.06.07

Brazil Archbishop Mário Antônio da Silva, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuiabá (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Derek John Christopher Byrne, S.P.S., resigned as Bishop of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (Brazil)

Guatemala Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Tanzania Fr. Thomas John Kiangio, Priest of Tanga (Tanzania), was elected Bishop of Tanga (Tanzania)

2023.06.09

Ecuador Fr. Fernando Ortega Ortega, Priest of Ambato (Ecuador), was elected Titular Bishop of Thizica and Auxiliary Bishop of Cuenca (Ecuador)

2023.06.12

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Ngoa Ya Tshihemba, A.A., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists)

France Fr. Benoît Grière, A.A., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists)

Italy Fr. Stefano Camerlengo, I.M.C., resigned as Superior General of Consolata Missionaries

Kenya Fr. James Bhola Lengarin, I.M.C., was appointed as Superior General of Consolata Missionaries

Madagascar Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D., Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar) and President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Miarinarivo (Madagascar)

Madagascar Bishop Jean Claude Randrianarisoa resigned as Bishop of Miarinarivo (Madagascar)

Spain Bishop José Cobo Cano, Titular Bishop of Baeza and Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid (Spain), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain)

Spain Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain)

2023.06.13

Central African Republic Archbishop Joachim N’Dayen, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangui (Central African Republic), passed away at 88

Thailand Bishop John Bosco Panya Kritcharoen resigned as Bishop of Ratchaburi (Thailand)

Thailand Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri, Bishop of Chanthaburi (Thailand), was appointed as Bishop of Ratchaburi (Thailand)

2023.06.14

Brazil Bishop Paulo Jackson Nóbrega de Sousa, Bishop of Garanhuns (Brazil) and Second Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Olinda e Recife (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Fernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Olinda e Recife (Brazil)

England Archbishop Malcolm Patrick McMahon, O.P., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Hexham and Newcastle (England)

England Bishop Stephen James Lawrence Wright, Titular Bishop of Ramsbury and Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham (England), was appointed as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (England)

Scotland Bishop Maurice Taylor, Bishop emeritus of Galloway (Scotland), passed away at 97

Spain Msgr. Melchor José Sánchez de Toca y Alameda, Priest of Toledo (Spain), Chaplain of His Holiness and Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education, was appointed as Relator of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints

2023.06.15

Canada Fr. Roland Laneuville, P.M.E., resigned as Superior General of Society of Foreign Missions

Canada Fr. Ergete Tesfaye, P.M.E., was appointed as Superior General of Society of Foreign Missions

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)

2023.06.16

Angola Msgr. Germano Penemote, Priest of Ondjiva (Angola) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Treia and Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan

Canada Bishop Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C., Bishop emeritus of Peterborough (Canada), passed away at 84

Colombia Msgr. Mauricio Rueda Beltz, Priest of Bogotá (Colombia), Prelate of Honour of His Holiness and Undersecretary for Diplomatic Personnel of Secretariat of State, was elected Titular Archbishop of Cingoli and Apostolic Nuncio to Cote d’Ivoire

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

Solomon Islands Bishop Luciano Capelli, S.D.B., resigned as Bishop of Gizo (Solomon Islands)

Solomon Islands Bishop Peter Houhou, Bishop of Auki (Solomon Islands), was appointed as Bishop of Gizo (Solomon Islands)

2023.06.17

India Fr. Louis Mascarenhas, Priest of Allahabad (India), was elected Bishop of Allahabad (India)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Đỗ Quang Khang succeeded as Bishop of Bac Ninh (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Cosme Hoàng Văn Ðạt, S.J., resigned as Bishop of Bac Ninh (Vietnam)

2023.06.18

Burkina Faso Bishop Wenceslas Compaoré, Bishop emeritus of Manga (Burkina Faso), passed away at 88

2023.06.19

Italy Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J., Pontifical Assistant for Memores Domini Lay Association, was appointed as Patron of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta)

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)

USA Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke resigned as Patron of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta)

2023.06.20

Italy Bishop Gennaro Pascarella resigned as Bishop of Pozzuoli (Italy) and Bishop of Ischia (Italy)

Italy Bishop Carlo Villano, Titular Bishop of Sorres and Auxiliary Bishop of Pozzuoli (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Ischia (Italy) and Bishop of Pozzuoli (Italy)

Mexico Bishop Rogelio Esquivel Medina, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of México (Mexico), passed away at 82

2023.06.21

Argentina Bishop Luis Armando Collazuol resigned as Bishop of Concordia (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Gustavo Gabriel Zurbriggen, Bishop-Prelate of Deán Funes (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Concordia (Argentina)

Italy Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, Apostolic Nuncio to Democratic Republic of Congo, was appointed as Permanent Observer to United Nations Office and Specialized Institutions in Geneva (UNOG), Permanent Observer to World Trade Organization (WTO) and Representative to International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Italy Dr. Ferruccio Panicco, Assistant Auditor emeritus of Office of the Auditor General, passed away at 63

2023.06.22

Belgium Cardinal Jozef De Kesel resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium)

Belgium Msgr. Luc Terlinden, Priest of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium)

France Bishop François Jacolin, M.D.P., Bishop of Luçon (France), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of La Rochelle (France)

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

New Zealand Cardinal John Atcherley Dew resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Palmerston North (New Zealand)

New Zealand Fr. John Lewis Adams, Priest of Christchurch (New Zealand), was elected Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand)

2023.06.23

Zimbabwe Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe Fr. Eusebius Jelous Nyathi, Priest of Hwange (Zimbabwe), was elected Bishop of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)

2023.06.24

Papua New Guinea Archbishop Rochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New Guinea Fr. Roland Vunuvung, Priest of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea), was elected Bishop of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea)

2023.06.25

Italy Sr. Elisabetta Martinez was beatified

2023.06.26

Canada Bishop François Thibodeau, C.I.M., Bishop emeritus of Edmundston (Canada), passed away at 83

France Bishop Jean-Pierre Batut, Bishop of Blois (France), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Maillezais and Auxiliary Bishop of Toulouse (France)

France Bishop Thierry Marie Jacques Brac de la Perrière, Bishop of Nevers (France), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Senez and Auxiliary Bishop of Lyon (France)

France Fr. Étienne Vetö, I.C.N., was elected Titular Bishop of Thérouanne and Auxiliary Bishop of Reims (France)

USA Bishop Christopher James Coyne, Bishop of Burlington (USA), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Hartford (USA)

2023.06.27

Hungary Fr. Kornél Fábry, Priest of Kaposvár (Hungary), was elected Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera and Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary)

USA Archbishop Shelton Joseph Fabre, Metropolitan Archbishop of Louisville (USA), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Knoxville (USA)

USA Bishop Richard Frank Stika resigned as Bishop of Knoxville (USA)

2023.06.28

Belgium Cardinal Jozef De Kesel resigned as Military Ordinary of Belgium (Belgium)

Belgium Archbishop-elect Luc Terlinden, Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), was appointed as Military Ordinary of Belgium (Belgium)

2023.06.29

Guinea Diocese of Guéckédou was established (from Diocese of Kankan and Diocese of N’Zérékoré and became suffragan of Conakry) (Guinea)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Msgr. Ivan Kovač, Priest of Mostar–Duvno (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Bishops

Guinea Fr. Norbert Tamba Sandouno, Priest of Kankan (Guinea), was elected Bishop of Guéckédou (Guinea)

India Fr. Benny Varghese Edathattel, Priest of Kohima (India), was elected Bishop of Itanagar (India)

India Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil resigned as Bishop of Itanagar (India)

Philippines Bishop Moises Magpantay Cuevas, Titular Bishop of Maraguia and Auxiliary Bishop of Zamboanga (Philippines), was appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Calapan (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Nestor Julao Adalia resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Calapan (Philippines)

2023.06.30

Australia Archbishop Timothy John Costelloe, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) and President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Bunbury (Australia)

Australia Bishop Gerard Joseph Holohan resigned as Bishop of Bunbury (Australia)

Croatia Msgr. Tomislav Ɖukez, Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Prelate of Honour of His Holiness

Italy Archbishop Vito Rallo resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco

USA Bishop Neil Edward Tiedemann, C.P., resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (USA)

2023.07

Argentina Fr. Daniel Pellizzon, Priest of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was appointed as Private Secretary of the Pope

Uruguay Fr. Gonzalo Aemilius resigned as Private Secretary of the Pope

2023.07.01

Angola Fr. Martín Lasarte Topolansky, S.D.B., was elected Bishop of Luena (Angola)

Argentina Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina), was appointed as Prefect of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission and President of International Theological Commission

Australia Bishop Anthony Randazzo, Bishop of Broken Bay (Australia) and President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (Australia)

Australia Msgr. Carl Leonard Reid resigned as Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (Australia)

Hungary Cardinal Péter Erdő took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova

Spain Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., resigned as Prefect of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission and President of International Theological Commission

Syria Fr. Hanna Jallouf, O.F.M., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Aleppo (Syria)

Syria Fr. Raimondo Girgis, O.F.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Aleppo (Syria)

2023.07.02

India Cardinal Anthony Poola took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica

USA Bishop Joseph John Gerry, O.S.B., Bishop emeritus of Portland in Maine (USA), passed away at 94

2023.07.03

India Fr. Elias Frank, Priest of Asansol (India), was elected Bishop of Asansol (India)

India Bishop Julius Marandi resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Asansol (India)

Italy Archbishop Fabio Fabene, Secretary of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints and Substitute of College of Cardinals, was appointed as President of Commission for New Martyrs – Witnesses of the Faith

Italy Msgr. Marco Gnavi, Priest of Roma (Italy) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Secretary of Commission for New Martyrs – Witnesses of the Faith

Italy Prof. Andrea Riccardi was appointed as Vice-President of Commission for New Martyrs – Witnesses of the Faith

2023.07.04

Argentina Fr. Fabián Alberto Belay resigned as Titular Bishop of Aguntum and Auxiliary Bishop of Rosario (Argentina)

Czechia Bishop Martin David, Titular Bishop of Thucca in Numidia, Auxiliary Bishop of Ostrava–Opava (Czechia) and Apostolic Administrator of Ostrava–Opava (Czechia), was appointed as Bishop of Ostrava–Opava (Czechia)

Italy Bishop-elect Michele Di Tolve, Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Rector of Pontifical Roman Major Seminary

Italy Fr. Gabriele Faraghini, J.C., resigned as Rector of Pontifical Roman Major Seminary

2023.07.05

Brazil Bishop João Santos Cardoso, Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Natal (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Jaime Vieira Rocha resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Natal (Brazil)

2023.07.08

Canada Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.SS.R., Bishop of Pembroke (Canada), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Moncton (Canada)

Canada Archbishop Valéry Vienneau resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Moncton (Canada)

Colombia Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero, Bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia), passed away at 54

India Fr. Ferdinand Dhkar, Priest of Jowai (India), was elected Bishop of Jowai (India)

Indonesia Fr. Victorius Dwiardy, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Bishop of Banjarmasin (Indonesia)

Indonesia Bishop Petrus Boddeng Timang resigned as Bishop of Banjarmasin (Indonesia)

Uganda Bishop Joseph Mugenyi Sabiiti resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Fort Portal (Uganda)

2023.07.09

Italy Fr. Paolo Carlotti, S.D.B., Counsellor emeritus of Apostolic Penitentiary, passed away at 67

2023.07.10

Madagascar Bishop Jean Pascal Andriantsoavina, Titular Bishop of Zallata and Auxiliary Bishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar), was appointed as Bishop of Antsirabé (Madagascar)

USA Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., resigned as Adjunct Secretary of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

2023.07.11

Germany Bishop Hans-Jochen Jaschke, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Hamburg (Germany), passed away at 81

Italy Archbishop Bruno Musarò resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica

Italy Fr. Roberto Fornaciari, O.S.B. Cam., was elected Bishop of Tempio–Ampurias (Italy)

Italy Bishop Sebastiano Sanguinetti resigned as Bishop of Tempio–Ampurias (Italy)

Mexico Bishop Jorge Bernal Vargas, L.C., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Cancún–Chetumal (Mexico), passed away at 94

USA Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Fairbanks (USA)

USA Fr. Steven Maekawa, O.P., was elected Bishop of Fairbanks (USA)

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)

Venezuela Bishop Luis Enrique Rojas Ruiz, Titular Bishop of Unizibira and Auxiliary Bishop of Mérida (Venezuela), was appointed as Bishop of Punto Fijo (Venezuela)

2023.07.13

Brazil Bishop Antônio Fernando Brochini, C.S.S., resigned as Bishop of Itumbiara (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop José Aparecido Gonçalves de Almeida, Titular Bishop of Enera and Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Itumbiara (Brazil)

Spain Bishop Sergi Gordo Rodríguez, Titular Bishop of Cenæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Tortosa (Spain)

2023.07.14

USA Bishop John Raymond Manz, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chicago (USA), passed away at 77

2023.07.15

China Bishop Joseph Shen Bin (沈斌) was confirmed as Bishop of Shanghai 上海 (China)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Edouard Isango Nkoyo, Priest of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was elected Titular Bishop of Utimmira and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Edouard Tsimba Ngoma, C.I.C.M., was elected Titular Bishop of Igilgili and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

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

Japan Bishop Peter Takaaki Hirayama (ペトロ 平山高明), Bishop emeritus of Oita 大分 (Japan), passed away at 99

2023.07.16

Italy Bishop Luigi Bettazzi, Bishop emeritus of Ivrea (Italy), passed away at 99

Libya Fr. Sandro Overend Rigillo, O.F.M., Apostolic Administrator of Benghazi (Libya) and Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya), was elected Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya)

Myanmar Bishop Isaac Danu resigned as Bishop of Taungngu (Myanmar)

Myanmar Bishop John Saw Gawdy succeeded as Bishop of Taungngu (Myanmar)

2023.07.18

Germany Fr. Robert Mehlhart, O.P., was appointed as President of Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music

Ireland Fr. Eamonn McLaughlin, Priest of Raphoe (Ireland), was appointed as Chaplain of His Holiness

Italy Dr. Vicenzo De Gregorio resigned as President of Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music

Uganda Archbishop Paul Kamuza Bakyenga, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mbarara (Uganda), passed away at 79

USA Msgr. Albert Bahhuth, Priest of Los Angeles (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Vadesi and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

USA Fr. Matthew Gregory Elshoff, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Titular Bishop of Lamzella and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

USA Msgr. Brian Alan Nunes, Priest of Los Angeles (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Kearney and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

USA Fr. Slawomir Szkredka, Priest of Los Angeles (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Vicus Turris and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA)

2023.07.19

Brazil Archbishop João José da Costa, O. Carm., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Aracaju (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Vítor Agnaldo de Menezes, Bishop of Propriá (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Aracaju (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Ronilton Souza de Araújo, S.C.I., was elected Bishop of São Raimundo Nonato (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Eduardo Zielski resigned as Bishop of São Raimundo Nonato (Brazil)

Italy Archbishop Paolo Rudelli, Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia

Réunion Bishop Gilbert Guillaume Marie-Jean Aubry resigned as Bishop of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion (Réunion)

Réunion Fr. Pascal David Youri Chane-Teng (曾慶輝), Priest of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion (Réunion), was elected Bishop of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion (Réunion)

2023.07.20

Italy Abbot Beda Umberto Paluzzi, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Montevergine (Italy), passed away at 87

2023.07.21

Italy Sr. Priscilla Latela, R.M.I., was appointed as Superior General of Claretian Missionary Sisters

Poland Sr. Jolanda Kafka, R.M.I., resigned as Superior General of Claretian Missionary Sisters

2023.07.22

Kenya Diocese of Wote was established (from Diocese of Machakos and became suffragan of Nairobi) (Kenya)

Hungary Bishop Ferenc Cserháti, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Esztergom–Budapest (Hungary), passed away at 76

Italy Archbishop Ciro Miniero succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Taranto (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Filippo Santoro resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Taranto (Italy)

Kenya Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru, Bishop of Embu (Kenya), was appointed as Bishop of Wote (Kenya)

Madagascar Bishop Gustavo Bombín Espino, O.SS.T., Bishop of Maintirano (Madagascar), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toliara (Madagascar)

Madagascar Archbishop Fulgence Rabeony, S.J., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Toliara (Madagascar)

Philippines Archbishop Florentino Galang Lavarias, Metropolitan Archbishop of San Fernando (Philippines), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Balanga (Philippines)

2023.07.25

Kenya Bishop Paul Darmanin, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Garissa (Kenya), passed away at 82

USA Msgr. Joseph Chiang Sui (江綏), Priest of Newark (USA) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, passed away at 92

2023.07.26

Brazil Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mariana (Brazil), passed away at 81

Samoa Bishop Peter Hugh Brown, C.SS.R., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Samoa–Apia (Samoa) and Apostolic Administrator of Tokelau (Tokelau)

Samoa Fr. Pio Galumalemana resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Samoa–Apia (Samoa)

USA Bishop Thomas Robert Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport (USA), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Dubuque (USA)

USA Bishop Richard Edmund Pates resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Dubuque (USA)

2023.07.28

Argentina Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre, Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina)

2023.07.30

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio pro hac vice Title, Pontifical Delegate for Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception and Bishop emeritus of Alessandria (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2023.07.31

USA Fr. Shane Lee Kirby, Priest of Scranton (USA), was appointed as Chaplain of His Holiness

2023.08.01

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Dominique Bulamatari Kizayakana resigned as Bishop of Molegbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal’Etumba, Bishop of Lisala (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Molegbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

Italy Fr. Alfonso Vincenzo Amarante, C.SS.R., was elected Titular Archbishop of Sorres and Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University

Italy Archbishop Fabio Dal Cin resigned as Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

Italy Archbishop Diego Giovanni Ravelli, Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and Head of Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel, was appointed as Pontifical Delegate for the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

Italy Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo, Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Lateran University, President of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia and Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia, was appointed as Councillor General of Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State

2023.08.05

France Msgr. Grégoire Cador, Priest of Le Mans (France), was elected Bishop of Coutances (France)

2023.08.06

Cameroon Archbishop Roger Pirenne, C.I.C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bertoua (Cameroon), passed away at 88

Canada Archbishop Marcel André Joseph Gervais, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Ottawa (Canada), passed away at 91

2023.08.08

Colombia Bishop Luis Alberto Parra Mora, Bishop emeritus of Mocoa–Sibundoy (Colombia), passed away at 79

Italy Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria and Permanent Observer to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Poland

2023.08.09

Argentina Fr. Mauricio Alberto Landra, Priest of Gualeguaychú (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Trisipa and Auxiliary Bishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina)

Sierra Leone Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Freetown and Bo (Sierra Leone), passed away at 91

2023.08.10

Colombia Bishop José Vicente Huertas Vargas, Bishop emeritus of Garagoa (Colombia), passed away at 83

Indonesia Bishop Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono, Bishop of Surabaya (Indonesia), passed away at 69

Netherlands Bishop Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets resigned as Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands)

Portugal Cardinal Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente resigned as Patriarch of Lisboa (Portugal)

Portugal Bishop Rui Manuel Sousa Valério, S.M.M., Military Ordinary of Portugal (Portugal), was promoted as Patriarch of Lisboa (Portugal) and Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Portugal (Portugal)

2023.08.11

Argentina Fr. Horacio José Álvarez, Priest of Córdoba (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Cubda and Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Ignacio Damián Medina, Titular Bishop of Nepte and Auxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Río Gallegos (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Alejandro Musolino, S.D.B., was elected Titular Bishop of Ruspæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina)

Mozambique Bishop Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M., Bishop of Quelimane (Mozambique), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Chullu and Auxiliary Bishop of Inhambane (Mozambique)

Mozambique Fr. Pietro Tosato, O.F.M. Cap., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Quelimane (Mozambique)

2023.08.12

Chad Diocese of Koumra was established (from Diocese of Sarh and became suffragan of N’Djaména) (Chad)

Chad Fr. Samuel Mbairabé Tibingar, Priest of N’Djaména (Chad), was elected Bishop of Koumra (Chad)

2023.08.13

USA Msgr. Kevin Stuart Randall, Priest of Norwich (USA) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Glenndálocha and Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh

2023.08.15

Japan Metropolitan Archdiocese of Osaka 大阪 was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松 (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Takamatsu 高松 and lost suffragan see Takamatsu 高松) (Japan)

Japan Diocese of Takamatsu 高松 was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松) (Japan)

Ireland Bishop Liam Seán MacDaid, Bishop emeritus of Clogher (Ireland), passed away at 78

Japan Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス 前田万葉), Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松 (Japan)

Japan Fr. Ismael González Fuentes (イスマエル・ゴンザレズ), I.E.M.E., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Takamatsu 高松 (Japan)

2023.08.16

Argentina Bishop Mariano Anastasio Moreno García, O.S.A., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Cafayate (Argentina), passed away at 84

2023.08.18

France Bishop Jean-Louis Balsa, Bishop of Viviers (France), was promoted as Archbishop of Albi (France)

France Archbishop Jean-Marie-Henri Legrez, O.P., resigned as Archbishop of Albi (France)

2023.08.19

France Archbishop Pierre-Marie Joseph Carré was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Agen (France)

France Bishop Hubert Marie Michel Marcel Herbreteau resigned as Bishop of Agen (France)

Italy Bishop Antonio D’Angelo, Titular Bishop of Cerenzia and Auxiliary Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy)

USA Bishop Howard James Hubbard, Bishop emeritus of Albany (USA), passed away at 84

2023.08.20

Congo-Brazzaville Archbishop Victor Abagna Mossa resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville)

Congo-Brazzaville Bishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp., Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville)

2023.08.22

Brazil Bishop Fernando Legal, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of São Miguel Paulista (Brazil), passed away at 91

Paraguay Archbishop Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Asunción (Paraguay), passed away at 83

USA Bishop Jeffrey Michael Fleming succeeded as Bishop of Great Falls–Billings (USA)

USA Bishop Michael William Warfel resigned as Bishop of Great Falls–Billings (USA)

2023.08.23

USA Bishop Joseph Hubert Hart, Bishop emeritus of Cheyenne (USA), passed away at 91

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)

2023.08.26

Brazil Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Magno alla Magliana Nuova and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), passed away at 89

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)

2023.08.27

France Archbishop Maurice Lucien Fréchard, C.S.Sp., Archbishop emeritus of Auch (France), passed away at 95

2023.08.28

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

Turkiye Fr. Antuan Ilgit, S.J., was elected Titular Bishop of Tubernuca and Auxiliary Bishop of Anatolia (Turkiye)

2023.08.30

Canada Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt, Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia and Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon and Apostolic Nuncio to Equatorial Guinea

2023.08.31

Norway Bishop Berislav Grgić resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Tromsø (Norway)

Norway Bishop Erik Varden, O.C.S.O., Bishop-Prelate of Trondheim (Norway), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Tromsø (Norway)

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)

2023.09

Germany Msgr. Udo Breitbach resigned as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Bishops

2023.09.01

Italy Archbishop Leo Boccardi (レオ・ボッカルディ) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Japan

2023.09.02

Japan Bishop Paul Kazuhiro Mori (パウロ 森 一弘), Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Tokyo 東京 (Japan), passed away at 84

2023.09.05

Canada Archbishop Adam Joseph Exner, O.M.I., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Vancouver (Canada), passed away at 94

2023.09.08

Chile Bishop Carlos Alberto Godoy Labraña, Titular Bishop of Pudentiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile), was appointed as Bishop of Osorno (Chile)

Croatia Bishop Zdenko Križić, O.C.D., Bishop of Gospić–Senj (Croatia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Split–Makarska (Croatia)

Croatia Archbishop Želimir Puljić resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Split–Makarska (Croatia)

France Bishop Didier Berthet, Bishop of Saint-Dié (France), passed away at 61

Puerto Rico Fr. Tomás González González, Priest of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico), was elected Titular Bishop of Enera and Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Slovakia Fr. František Trstenský, Priest of Spiš (Slovakia), was elected Bishop of Spiš (Slovakia)

2023.09.10

Poland Mr. Józef Ulma, Ms. Wiktoria Ulma and 7 companions were beatified

Vietnam Bishop Pierre Trần Thanh Chung, Bishop emeritus of Kontum (Vietnam), passed away at 95

2023.09.11

Mexico Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Mexicali (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Enrique Sánchez Martínez, Bishop of Nuevo Laredo (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Mexicali (Mexico)

2023.09.12

Dominican Republic Bishop Faustino Burgos Brisman, C.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and General Secretary of Dominican Episcopal Conference, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Baní (Dominican Republic)

Dominican Republic Bishop Victor Emilio Masalles Pere resigned as Bishop of Baní (Dominican Republic)

Italy Bishop Raffaello Martinelli resigned as Bishop of Frascati (Italy)

Italy Bishop Stefano Russo, Bishop of Velletri–Segni (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Frascati (Italy)

2023.09.13

Poland Bishop Jan Walenty Wieczorek, Bishop emeritus of Gliwice (Poland), passed away at 88

2023.09.14

Benin Archbishop Marcel Honorat Léon Agboton, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cotonou (Benin), passed away at 82

France Fr. Bernard Ardura, O. Praem., resigned as President of Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Ireland Msgr. Joseph Murphy, Priest of Cloyne (Ireland), Head of Protocol of Secretariat of State and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary for Diplomatic Personnel of Secretariat of State

Poland Fr. Marek Andrzej Inglot, S.J., was appointed as President of Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Spain Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., Titular Archbishop of Belcastro and Secretary of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life, was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Mérida–Badajoz (Spain)

Venezuela Msgr. Javier Domingo Fernández González, Priest of Caracas (Venezuela) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was appointed as Head of Protocol of Secretariat of State

2023.09.15

Zimbabwe Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Masvingo (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa, C.SS.R., Bishop of Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe) and Vice-President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as Bishop of Masvingo (Zimbabwe) and Apostolic Administrator of Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe)

2023.09.16

Canada Bishop Joseph Ferdinand Guy Boulanger, Bishop of Rouyn-Noranda (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Amos (Canada)

Canada Bishop Gilles Lemay resigned as Bishop of Amos (Canada)

Japan Fr. Andrea Lembo (アンドレア・レンボ), P.I.M.E., was elected Titular Bishop of Mulia and Auxiliary Bishop of Tokyo 東京 (Japan)

2023.09.17

Italy Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Cardinal-Priest of S. Salvatore in Lauro pro hac vice Title, Archbishop-Prelate emeritus of Loreto (Italy), President emeritus of Fabric of Saint Peter, Archpriest emeritus of Papal Basilica of Saint Peter and Vicar General for the Vatican City State emeritus of Roma (Italy), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Italy)

2023.09.19

USA Bishop Joseph Nathaniel Perry resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

USA Bishop Andrew Peter Wypych resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA)

2023.09.20

Brazil Fr. Odair Miguel Gonsalves dos Santos, C.M., was elected Titular Bishop of Cenæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Ireland Sr. Mary Teresa Barron, N.S.A., Vice-President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.), was appointed as President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

Italy Sr. Nadia Coppa, A.S.C., resigned as President of International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.)

Liechtenstein Archbishop Wolfgang Haas resigned as Archbishop of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

Liechtenstein Bishop Benno Elbs, Bishop of Feldkirch (Austria), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

2023.09.21

India Fr. Lourdu Anandam, Priest of Madurai (India), was elected Bishop of Sivagangai (India)

India Bishop Stephen Antony Pillai resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Sivagangai (India)

Italy Fr. Giuseppe Alberti, Priest of Padova (Italy), was elected Bishop of Oppido Mamertina–Palmi (Italy)

Italy Bishop Francesco Milito resigned as Bishop of Oppido Mamertina–Palmi (Italy)

Mexico Bishop Jonás Guerrero Corona resigned as Bishop of Culiacán (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Jesús José Herrera Quiñónez, Bishop of Nuevo Casas Grandes (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Culiacán (Mexico)

Mozambique Fr. Osório Citora Afonso, I.M.C., was elected Titular Bishop of Putia in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo (Mozambique)

Nigeria Fr. Habila Tyiakwonaboi Daboh, Priest of Kaduna (Nigeria), was elected Bishop of Zaria (Nigeria)

Philippines Bishop Buenaventura Malayo Famadico resigned as Bishop of San Pablo (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara, Bishop of Pasig (Philippines) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of San Pablo (Philippines)

Portugal Bishop Américo Manuel Alves Aguiar, Titular Bishop of Dagnum and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal), was appointed as Bishop of Setúbal (Portugal)

Vietnam Bishop Joseph Ðặng Ðức Ngân, Bishop of Đà Nang (Vietnam), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Huê (Vietnam) and Apostolic Administrator of Đà Nang (Vietnam)

2023.09.23

Brazil Bishop Tommaso Cascianelli, C.P., resigned as Bishop of Irecê (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Antônio Ederaldo de Santana, Priest of Alagoinhas (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Irecê (Brazil)

Colombia Archbishop Víctor Manuel López Forero, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bucaramanga (Colombia), passed away at 92

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)

Poland Archbishop Stanisław Szymecki, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Białystok (Poland), passed away at 99

Uruguay Bishop Carlos María Collazzi Irazábal, S.D.B., resigned as Bishop of Mercedes (Uruguay)

Uruguay Bishop Luis Eduardo González Cedrés, Titular Bishop of Thugga and Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay), was appointed as Bishop of Mercedes (Uruguay)

2023.09.27

Brazil Fr. Zenildo Lima da Silva, Priest of Manaus (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Maraguia and Auxiliary Bishop of Manaus (Brazil)

Croatia Bishop Slobodan Štambuk, Bishop emeritus of Hvar–Brač–Vis (Croatia), passed away at 82

2023.09.28

USA Bishop Paul Joseph Bradley was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Steubenville (USA)

USA Bishop Jeffrey Marc Monforton, Bishop of Steubenville (USA), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Centuria and Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (USA)

2023.09.29

Finland Fr. Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda, Priest of Opus Dei (Italy), was elected Bishop of Helsinki (Finland)

2023.09.30

Italy Fr. Giuseppe Beotti, Priest of Piacenza (Italy), was beatified

Argentina Fr. Luis Pascual Dri, O.F.M. Cap., was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Angelo in Pescheria

Argentina Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, Prefect of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission and President of International Theological Commission, was created Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta

Argentina Archbishop Ángel Sixto Rossi, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop of Córdoba (Argentina), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernadette Soubirous

Brazil Archbishop Eurico dos Santos Veloso, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), passed away at 90

Colombia Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) and President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Luca a Via Prenestina

France Bishop François-Xavier Bustillo, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop of Ajaccio (France), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea

France Archbishop Christophe Louis Yves Georges Pierre, Titular Archbishop of Gunela and Apostolic Nuncio to United States of America, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Benedetto fuori Porta S. Paolo

Hong Kong Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan (周守仁), S.J., Bishop of Hong Kong 香港 (Hong Kong), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista de La Salle

Italy Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Titular Archbishop of Ravello, Prefect of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ambrogio della Massima

Italy Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, Titular Archbishop of Écija, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Goretti

Kenya Archbishop Anthony Muheria, Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Embu (Kenya)

Malaysia Bishop Sebastian Francis (施恩天), Bishop of Penang (Malaysia), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Causa Nostræ Lætitiæ

Palestine Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M., Grand Prior of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (Knights of the Holy Sepulchre), Patriarch of Jerusalem (Palestine), President of Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions and President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Onofrio

Poland Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś, Metropolitan Archbishop of Łódź (Poland), was created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Cirillo e Metodio

Portugal Bishop Américo Manuel Alves Aguiar, Bishop of Setúbal (Portugal), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana

South Africa Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Town (South Africa), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello

South Sudan Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, Metropolitan Archbishop of Juba (South Sudan) and Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Gemma Galgani

Spain Archbishop José Cobo Cano, Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli

Spain Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, S.D.B., Rector Major of Salesians of Saint John Bosco (Salesians), Grand Chancellor of Salesian Pontifical University, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Superior Institute of Latinità and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Faculty of Education Sciences (Auxilium), was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana

Switzerland Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, Titular Archbishop of Voli, Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Apostolic Nuncio to San Marino, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuseppe in Via Trionfale

Tanzania Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Coadjutor Archbishop of Tabora (Tanzania), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Montesanto

USA Archbishop Robert Francis Prevost, O.S.A., Archbishop ad personam, Prefect of Dicastery for Bishops and President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Monica

Venezuela Archbishop Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Gaetano

2023.10

Italy Sr. Nadia Coppa, A.S.C., resigned as Superior General of Adorers of the Blood of Christ

USA Sr. Maria Hugues, A.S.C., was appointed as Superior General of Adorers of the Blood of Christ

2023.10.01

Bangladesh Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dhaka (Bangladesh), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Bangladesh)

Italy Fr. Leonardo Sileo, O.F.M., resigned as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Urbaniana University

Italy Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo, President of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia, Member of Interdicastery Commission for the Revision of the General Regulations of the Roman Curia and Councillor General of Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, was appointed as Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Urbaniana University and Pontifical Delegate for Pontifical Urbaniana University

Madagascar Bishop Zygmunt Robaszkiewicz, M.S.F., Bishop of Mahajanga (Madagascar), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Maintirano (Madagascar)

2023.10.02

Cote d’Ivoire Archbishop Marie-Daniel Dadiet, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire), passed away at 71

Germany Bishop Nikolaus Schwerdtfeger resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany)

Greece Bishop Frangkiskos Papamanolis, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop emeritus of Syros (Greece) and Bishop emeritus of Santorini (Greece), passed away at 86

Italy Fr. Giordano Piccinotti, S.D.B., Undersecretary of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, was appointed as President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

Italy Bishop Nunzio Galantino resigned as President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

USA Bishop Kevin Michael Birmingham, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA), passed away at 51

2023.10.03

Colombia Cardinal Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, C.I.M., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Dorotea

2023.10.04

Brazil Archbishop Mário Antônio da Silva resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop João Aparecido Bergamasco, S.A.C., Bishop of Corumbá (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (Brazil)

Cote d’Ivoire Archbishop Joseph Aké Yapo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gagnoa (Cote d’Ivoire)

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Jean-Jacques Koffi Oi Koffi, Bishop of San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Gagnoa (Cote d’Ivoire)

India Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Ranchi (India), passed away at 83

2023.10.07

Dominican Republic Archbishop Freddy Antonio de Jesús Bretón Martínez resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)

Dominican Republic Bishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C., Bishop of La Vega (Dominican Republic) and President of Dominican Episcopal Conference, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)

India Archbishop Dominic Lumon resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Imphal (India)

India Fr. Linus Neli, Priest of Imphal (India), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Imphal (India)

Italy Sr. Simona Brambilla, I.S.M.C., was appointed as Secretary of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Serbia Fr. Ferenc Fazekaš, Priest of Subotica (Serbia), was elected Bishop of Subotica (Serbia)

Spain Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., resigned as Secretary of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Ukraine Bishop Mykola Petro Luchok, O.P., Titular Bishop of Giru Marcelli, Auxiliary Bishop of Mukacheve (Ukraine) and Apostolic Administrator of Mukacheve (Ukraine), was appointed as Bishop of Mukacheve (Ukraine)

2023.10.09

Brazil Bishop Mauro Morelli, Bishop emeritus of Duque de Caxias (Brazil), passed away at 88

2023.10.11

Brazil Bishop Gregório Ben Lâmed Paixão Neto, O.S.B., Bishop of Petrópolis (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Fortaleza (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop José Antônio Aparecido Tosi Marques resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Fortaleza (Brazil)

Mozambique Bishop Manuel Chuanguira Machado, Bishop emeritus of Gurué (Mozambique), passed away at 73

2023.10.13

Italy Abbot Pietro Vittorelli, O.S.B. Cas., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Montecassino (Italy), passed away at 61

2023.10.14

France Bishop Jean-Charles Thomas, Bishop emeritus of Versailles (France), passed away at 93

Italy Bishop Roberto Filippini resigned as Bishop of Pescia (Italy)

Italy Bishop Fausto Tardelli, Bishop of Pistoia (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Pescia (Italy)

Italy Sr. Silvana Piro, F.M.G.B., was appointed as Undersecretary of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

Nigeria Fr. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, C.M.F., was elected Titular Bishop of Rusguniæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Ahiara (Nigeria)

2023.10.15

USA Bishop Tod David Brown, Bishop emeritus of Orange (USA), passed away at 86

2023.10.16

Nigeria Diocese of Katsina was established (from Diocese of Sokoto and became suffragan of Kaduna) (Nigeria)

Burkina Faso Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso Bishop Prosper Kontiebo, M.I., Bishop of Tenkodogo (Burkina Faso), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

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

Jamaica Bishop Burchell Alexander McPherson resigned as Bishop of Montego Bay (Jamaica)

Jamaica Bishop John Derek Persaud, Bishop of Mandeville (Jamaica) and Vice-President of Antilles Episcopal Conference, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Montego Bay (Jamaica)

Mexico Fr. Francisco Javier Martínez Castillo, Priest of Puebla de los Ángeles (Mexico), was elected Titular Bishop of Nepte and Auxiliary Bishop of Puebla de los Ángeles (Mexico)

Nigeria Fr. Gerald Mamman Musa, Priest of Sokoto (Nigeria), was elected Bishop of Katsina (Nigeria)

2023.10.17

France Msgr. Emmanuel Tois, Priest of Paris (France), was elected Titular Bishop of Vertara and Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France)

Honduras Bishop Roberto Camilleri Azzopardi, O.F.M., Bishop of Comayagua (Honduras), passed away at 72

2023.10.18

Brazil Fr. Paulo Renato Fernandes Gonçalves de Campos, Priest of São José dos Campos (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Barra do Garças (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Protógenes José Luft, S.C., resigned as Bishop of Barra do Garças (Brazil)

Italy Mr. Domenico Teti was appointed as Adjunct Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2023.10.19

Argentina Diocese of Rawson was established (from Diocese of Comodoro Rivadavia and became suffragan of Bahía Blanca) (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Roberto Pio Álvarez, Titular Bishop of Sozopolis in Hæmimonto and Auxiliary Bishop of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina) and Bishop of Rawson (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Joaquín Gimeno Lahoz resigned as Bishop of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina)

Tanzania Bishop Method Kilaini resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Bukoba (Tanzania)

Tanzania Fr. Eusebio Samwel Kyando, Priest of Njombe (Tanzania), was elected Bishop of Njombe (Tanzania)

Tanzania Fr. Jovitus Francis Mwijage, Priest of Bukoba (Tanzania), was elected Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania)

Tanzania Bishop John Chrisostom Ndimbo resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Njombe (Tanzania)

2023.10.20

Italy Fr. Riccardo Ferri resigned as Prelate Secretary of Pontifical Academy of Theology

Italy Fr. Giuseppe Marco Salvati, O.P., was appointed as Prelate Secretary of Pontifical Academy of Theology

2023.10.21

Indonesia Fr. Fransiskus Nipa, Priest of Makassar (Indonesia), was elected Coadjutor Archbishop of Makassar (Indonesia)

2023.10.22

Algeria Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Oran (Algeria)

Algeria Fr. Davide Carraro, P.I.M.E., was elected Bishop of Oran (Algeria)

Hong Kong Cardinal Stephen Chow Sau-yan (周守仁), S.J., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista de La Salle

India Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via

Italy Cardinal Agostino Marchetto took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Goretti

Madagascar Bishop Antoine Scopelliti, O.SS.T., Bishop emeritus of Ambatondrazaka (Madagascar), passed away at 84

2023.10.23

Germany Bishop Alfred Kleinermeilert, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Trier (Germany), passed away at 95

Philippines Bishop Enrique de Vera Macaraeg, Bishop of Tarlac (Philippines), passed away at 67

2023.10.24

Poland Archbishop Adrian Józef Galbas, S.A.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Katowice (Poland), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Sosnowiec (Poland)

Poland Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak resigned as Bishop of Sosnowiec (Poland)

2023.10.25

Brazil Bishop Egidio Bisol resigned as Bishop of Afogados da Ingazeira (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Limacêdo Antônio da Silva, Titular Bishop of Saldæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Olinda e Recife (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Afogados da Ingazeira (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Geraldo de Souza Rodrigues, Priest of Mariana (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Januária (Brazil)

Chile Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) and President of Episcopal Conference of Chile

Chile Archbishop Fernando Natalio Chomalí Garib, Metropolitan Archbishop of Concepción (Chile) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Chile, was appointed as President of Episcopal Conference of Chile and Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile)

New Zealand Fr. Richard Philip James Laurenson, Priest of Dunedin (New Zealand), was elected Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand)

New Zealand Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Hamilton (New Zealand)

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)

2023.10.28

Argentina Bishop Enrique Eguía Seguí, Titular Bishop of Cissi and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop-Prelate of Deán Funes (Argentina)

Canada Fr. Michel Proulx, O. Praem., was elected Bishop of Bathurst (Canada)

France Fr. Benoît Gschwind, A.A., was elected Bishop of Pamiers (France)

2023.10.29

Argentina Cardinal Ángel Sixto Rossi, S.J., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernadette Soubirous

2023.10.31

Spain Fr. Mikel Garciandía Goñi, Priest of Pamplona y Tudela (Spain), was elected Bishop of Palencia (Spain)

Spain Bishop Manuel Herrero Fernández, O.S.A., resigned as Bishop of Palencia (Spain)

Spain Bishop Atilano Vicente Rodríguez Martínez resigned as Bishop of Sigüenza–Guadalajara (Spain)

Spain Bishop Arturo Pablo Ros Murgadas, Titular Bishop of Ursona and Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Santander (Spain)

Spain Bishop Julián Ruiz Martorell, Bishop of Huesca (Spain) and Bishop of Jaca (Spain), was appointed as Bishop of Sigüenza–Guadalajara (Spain)

Spain Bishop Manuel Sánchez Monge resigned as Bishop of Santander (Spain)

Venezuela Bishop Víctor Hugo Basabe, Bishop of San Felipe (Venezuela) and Apostolic Administrator of Barquisimeto (Venezuela), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Coro (Venezuela)

Venezuela Archbishop Mariano José Parra Sandoval resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Coro (Venezuela)

2023.11

Italy Fr. Pier Luigi Nava, S.M.M., resigned as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

2023.11.01

Brazil Bishop Onécimo Alberton, Bishop of Rio do Sul (Brazil), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Dagnum and Auxiliary Bishop of Florianópolis (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Luiz Carlos Dias, Bishop of São Carlos (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Catanduva (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Valdir Mamede resigned as Bishop of Catanduva (Brazil)

South Sudan Bishop Paride Taban, Bishop emeritus of Torit (South Sudan), passed away at 86

2023.11.03

Brazil Bishop José Ionilton Lisboa de Oliveira, S.D.V., Bishop-Prelate of Itacoatiara (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop-Prelate of Marajó (Brazil)

2023.11.05

Italy Bishop Paolo Magnani, Bishop emeritus of Treviso (Italy), passed away at 96

2023.11.08

Congo-Kinshasa Diocese of Doruma–Dungu was renamed as Diocese of Dungu–Doruma (Congo-Kinshasa)

Brazil Bishop Carlos Alberto Breis Pereira, O.F.M., Bishop of Juazeiro (Brazil), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Maceió (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Edivalter Andrade, Bishop of Floriano (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Parnaíba (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Joaquim Hudson de Souza Ribeiro, Priest of Manaus (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Macri and Auxiliary Bishop of Manaus (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Alcivan Tadeus Gomes de Araújo, Priest of Caicó (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Fata and Auxiliary Bishop of Paraíba (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Edson Tasquetto Damian resigned as Bishop of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Raimundo Vanthuy Neto, Priest of Roraima (Brazil), was elected Bishop of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Brazil)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Emile Mushosho Matabaro, Bishop of Doruma–Dungu (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Bishop of Dungu–Doruma (Congo-Kinshasa)

Mexico Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López, Metropolitan Archbishop of Monterrey (Mexico) and President of Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano (C.E.M.), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)

2023.11.09

France Archbishop François Robert Bacqué, Titular Archbishop of Gradisca, passed away at 87

Spain Archbishop Francisco Pérez González resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pamplona y Tudela (Spain)

Spain Fr. Florencio Roselló Avellanas, O. de M., was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Pamplona y Tudela (Spain)

2023.11.10

Italy Prof. Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi resigned as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Tanzania Cardinal Protase Rugambwa succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tabora (Tanzania)

Tanzania Archbishop Paul Runangaza Ruzoka resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tabora (Tanzania)

2023.11.11

Congo-Kinshasa Archbishop Fulgence Muteba Mugalu resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kamina (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Léonard Kakudji Muzinga, Priest of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa), was elected Bishop of Kamina (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku resigned as Bishop of Basankusu (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Libère Pwongo Bope, Priest of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), was elected Bishop of Basankusu (Congo-Kinshasa)

USA Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland was deposed as Bishop of Tyler (USA)

USA Bishop José Stephen Vásquez, Bishop of Austin (USA), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Tyler (USA)

2023.11.14

Germany Msgr. Daniel Pacho, Priest of Fulda (Germany), Chaplain of His Holiness and Undersecretary for the Multilateral Sector of Relations with States of Secretariat of State, was appointed as Prelate of Honour of His Holiness

2023.11.15

Italy Fr. Alessandro Barban, O.S.B. Cam., resigned as Prior General of Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Camaldolese)

Italy Fr. Matteo Ferrari, O.S.B. Cam., was appointed as Prior General of Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Camaldolese)

Malawi Fr. Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa, Priest of Lilongwe (Malawi), was elected Titular Bishop of Aquæ Thibilitanæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi)

2023.11.17

Mexico Archbishop Fermín Emilio Sosa Rodríguez, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia

2023.11.18

Spain Fr. Manuel González-Serna Rodríguez and 19 companions were beatified

Argentina Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Cardinal-Bishop of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari and Cardinal Vice-Dean of College of Cardinals, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Argentina)

Brazil Bishop Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista, O. Carm., Bishop of Cajazeiras (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Mossoró (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Joaquim Carlos Carvalho, O.S.B., was elected Bishop of Jataí (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Mariano Manzana resigned as Bishop of Mossoró (Brazil)

Italy Fr. Giorgio Ferretti, Priest of Frosinone–Veroli–Ferentino (Italy), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Foggia–Bovino (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Vincenzo Pelvi resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Foggia–Bovino (Italy)

Northern Ireland Bishop Anthony J. Farquhar, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland), passed away at 83

2023.11.19

Indonesia Archbishop Vincentius Sensi Potokota, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ende (Indonesia), passed away at 72

Switzerland Cardinal Emil Paul Tscherrig took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuseppe in Via Trionfale

2023.11.20

Brazil Fr. Eugênio Barbosa Martins, S.S.S., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (Sacramentinos)

India Fr. Benzy Philip Romician, S.S.S., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (Sacramentinos)

2023.11.21

Argentina Bishop José María Baliña, Titular Bishop of Theudalis and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

France Bishop François Touvet, Bishop of Châlons (France), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Fréjus–Toulon (France)

Vietnam Bishop Paul Nguyễn Bình Tĩnh, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Đà Nang (Vietnam), passed away at 93

2023.11.22

Belgium Bishop Jean-Luc Hudsyn resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium)

Poland Cardinal Grzegorz Ryś took possession as Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Cirillo e Metodio

2023.11.23

Ethiopia Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Bishop Seyoum Franso Noel, Vicar Apostolic of Hosanna (Ethiopia), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Soddo (Ethiopia)

Niger Bishop Guy Armand Romano, C.SS.R., Bishop emeritus of Niamey (Niger), passed away at 86

2023.11.24

Italy Fr. Leone Morinelli, O.S.B., former Apostolic Administrator of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni (Italy), passed away at 87

2023.11.25

Cote d’Ivoire Msgr. Didier Jean-Jacques Bouablé, Priest of Yopougon (Cote d’Ivoire), was appointed as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

Mexico Archbishop Fabio Martínez Castilla, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico), passed away at 73

Togo Msgr. Yala Banorani Djetaba, Priest of Sokodé (Togo), was appointed as Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

2023.11.27

Mexico Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez, Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico)

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)

Switzerland Abbot Jean-Michel Girard, C.R.B., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune (Switzerland)

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)

India Archbishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Amravati (India)

India Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X., Titular Bishop of Lysinia, Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi (India) and Apostolic Administrator of Daltonganj (India), was appointed as Bishop of Daltonganj (India)

India Fr. Linus Pingal Ekka, Priest of Gumla (India), was elected Bishop of Gumla (India)

India Fr. Ambrose Puthenveettil, Priest of Kottapuram (India), was elected Bishop of Kottapuram (India)

India Fr. Malcolm Sequeira, Priest of Poona (India), was elected Bishop of Amravati (India)

India Bishop Alex Joseph Vadakumthala resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kottapuram (India)

Italy Fr. Giovanni Cesare Pagazzi, Priest of Lodi (Italy) and Secretary of Section for Education of Dicastery for Culture and Education, was elected Titular Archbishop of Belcastro

2023.12

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

2023.12.02

Dominican Republic Bishop Carlos Tomás Morel Diplán, Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of La Vega (Dominican Republic)

Thailand Fr. Stephen Boonlert Phromsena, Priest of Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand), was elected Bishop of Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand)

Thailand Bishop Philip Banchong Chaiyara, C.SS.R., resigned as Bishop of Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand)

2023.12.03

Argentina Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta

Portugal Cardinal Américo Manuel Alves Aguiar took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana

Turkiye Archbishop Giuseppe Germano Bernardini, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Izmir (Turkiye), passed away at 95

2023.12.04

Brazil Bishop Francesco Biasin was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Corumbá (Brazil)

Germany Bishop Gebhard Fürst resigned as Bishop of Rottenburg–Stuttgart (Germany)

2023.12.05

Madagascar Bishop Vincent Rakotozafy resigned as Bishop of Tôlagnaro (Madagascar)

Madagascar Fr. Luc Olivier Razafitsimialona, Priest of Ihosy (Madagascar), was elected Bishop of Tôlagnaro (Madagascar)

South Korea Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (염수정 안드레아 / 廉洙政), Cardinal-Priest of S. Crisogono, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Seoul 서울 (South Korea) and former Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang 평양 (North Korea), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (South Korea)

2023.12.06

Italy Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini, C.S.S., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Campobasso–Boiano (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Biagio Colaianni, Priest of Matera–Irsina (Italy) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Campobasso–Boiano (Italy)

Sri Lanka Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Chilaw (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Fr. Arachchige Don Wimal Siri Appuhamy Jayasuriya, Priest of Chilaw (Sri Lanka), was elected Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka)

2023.12.07

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

Brazil Archbishop Moacir Silva, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ribeirão Preto (Brazil), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop José Carlos Brandão Cabral resigned as Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil)

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)

Italy Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ambrogio della Massima

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Ricchiuti resigned as Archbishop-Bishop of Altamura–Gravina–Acquaviva delle Fonti (Italy)

Italy Msgr. Giuseppe Russo, Priest of Taranto (Italy) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Bishop of Altamura–Gravina–Acquaviva delle Fonti (Italy)

2023.12.08

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bishop Franjo Komarica resigned as Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Fr. Željko Majić, Priest of Mostar–Duvno (Bosnia and Herzegovina), was elected Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Cook Islands Fr. Reynaldo Bunyi Getalado, M.S.P., Ecclesiastical Superior of Funafuti (Tuvalu), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

Malta Archbishop Alfred Xuereb, Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco

Nigeria Fr. Anselm Pendo Lawani, Priest of Ilorin (Nigeria), was elected Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria)

Philippines Bishop Nolly Camingue Buco, Auxiliary Bishop of Antipolo (Philippines), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Catarman (Philippines)

Philippines Bishop Emmanuel Celeste Trance resigned as Bishop of Catarman (Philippines)

USA Fr. Keith James Chylinski, Priest of Philadelphia (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Gunela and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA)

USA Fr. Christopher Randall Cooke, Priest of Philadelphia (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Malliana and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA)

USA Fr. Efren Veridiano Esmilla, Priest of Philadelphia (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Ottana and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA)

Venezuela Bishop Oswaldo Enrique Araque Valerio, Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Barquisimeto (Venezuela)

2023.12.09

Germany Bishop Udo Markus Bentz, Titular Bishop of Sita and Auxiliary Bishop of Mainz (Germany), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Paderborn (Germany)

Germany Bishop Herwig Gössl, Titular Bishop of Balecium and Auxiliary Bishop of Bamberg (Germany), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamberg (Germany)

Spain Bishop Carles Soler Perdigó, Bishop emeritus of Girona (Spain), passed away at 91

USA Fr. Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa, Priest of Boston (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Membressa and Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (USA)

USA Bishop Raymond Emil Goedert, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chicago (USA), passed away at 96

2023.12.10

Canada Bishop Jude Saint-Antoine, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Montréal (Canada), passed away at 93

South Sudan Cardinal Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Gemma Galgani

2023.12.11

Italy Bishop Pietro Lagnese, Bishop of Caserta (Italy), was promoted as Archbishop of Capua (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Visco resigned as Archbishop of Capua (Italy)

2023.12.12

Canada Fr. Juan Carlos Londoño, Priest of Medellín (Colombia), was elected Titular Bishop of Baeza and Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada)

Chile Bishop Julio Esteban Larrondo Yáñez, Titular Bishop of Magarmel and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile), was appointed as Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile)

Czechia Bishop Josef Kajnek resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Hradec Králové (Czechia)

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)

2023.12.13

Argentina Bishop José María Baliña resigned as Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Gustavo Manuel Larrazábal, C.M.F., Titular Bishop of Buslacena and Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Brazil Bishop Juarez Delorto Secco, Titular Bishop of Vegesela in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Caratinga (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Emanuel Messias de Oliveira resigned as Bishop of Caratinga (Brazil)

2023.12.15

England Canon Christopher John Whitehead, Priest of Clifton (England), was appointed as Bishop of Plymouth (England)

2023.12.16

Argentina Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina–Poggio Mirteto and President of Pontifical Council for the Laity, was beatified

China Fr. Thaddeus Wang Yue-sheng (王躍勝), Priest of Zhengzhou 鄭州 (China), was elected Bishop of Zhengzhou 鄭州 (China)

China Fr. Peter Wu Yi-shun (吳奕順), Priest of Xiamen 廈門 (China), was elected Prefect Apostolic of Shaowu 邵武 (China)

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

El Salvador Fr. Óscar Álvarez Orellana, Priest of San Salvador (El Salvador), was elected Titular Bishop of Pudentiana and Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador)

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)

2023.12.17

Spain Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, S.D.B., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana

2023.12.19

Mexico Bishop Heriberto Cavazos Pérez resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Monterrey (Mexico)

Paraguay Bishop Pedro Collar Noguera, Bishop of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay), was appointed as Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)

Paraguay Bishop Heinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I., resigned as Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)

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

2023.12.20

Mauritius Fr. Michel Moura, Priest of Port-Louis (Mauritius), was elected Vicar Apostolic of Rodrigues (Mauritius)

Mauritius Fr. Luc René Young Chen-yin (熊振仁), O.M.I., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Rodrigues (Mauritius)

Netherlands Bishop Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets, Bishop emeritus of Roermond (Netherlands), passed away at 63

2023.12.21

France Bishop Jean Laffitte resigned as Prelate of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta)

Italy Abbot Benedetto Maria Salvatore Chianetta, O.S.B. Cas., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni (Italy), passed away at 86

Spain Msgr. Luis Manuel Cuña Ramos, Priest of Ourense (Spain) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Prelate of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta)

2023.12.22

Tanzania Diocese of Mafinga was established (from Diocese of Iringa and became suffragan of Mbeya) (Tanzania)

New Zealand Cardinal Thomas Stafford Williams, Cardinal-Priest of Gesù Divin Maestro alla Pineta Sacchetti and Military Ordinary emeritus of New Zealand (New Zealand), passed away at 93

Scotland Fr. Francis Dougan, Priest of Motherwell (Scotland), was elected Bishop of Galloway (Scotland)

Tanzania Fr. Vincent Cosmas Mwagala, Priest of Iringa (Tanzania), was elected Bishop of Mafinga (Tanzania)

2023.12.23

Czechia Bishop Jan Baxant resigned as Bishop of Litoměřice (Czechia)

Czechia Fr. Stanislav Přibyl, C.SS.R., General Secretary of Czech Bishops’ Conference, was elected Bishop of Litoměřice (Czechia)

Poland Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Non-Residential Pontifical Representative for Vietnam and Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, was appointed as Residential Pontifical Representative for Vietnam

2023.12.24

Brazil Bishop José Haring, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil), passed away at 83

2023.12.27

Mali Cardinal Jean Zerbo, Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana and Metropolitan Archbishop of Bamako (Mali), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Mali)

Peru Bishop Arthur Joseph Colgan, C.S.C., resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Chosica (Peru)

Peru Bishop Jorge Enrique Izaguirre Rafael, C.S.C., Bishop-Prelate of Chuquibamba (Peru), was appointed as Bishop of Chosica (Peru)

Peru Bishop Norbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe, M.S.C., resigned as Bishop of Chosica (Peru)

2023.12.28

Northern Ireland Bishop Patrick Joseph Walsh, Bishop emeritus of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland), passed away at 92

Peru Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Cardinal-Priest of S. Camillo de Lellis and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lima (Peru), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Peru)

2023.12.29

Italy Archbishop Eliseo Antonio Ariotti resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Paraguay

Italy Msgr. Vincenzo Turturro, Priest of Molfetta–Ruvo–Giovinazzo–Terlizzi (Italy) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Ravello and Apostolic Nuncio to Paraguay

2023.12.30

India Bishop Vincent Aind, Bishop of Bagdogra (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India)

India Archbishop Felix Toppo, S.J., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India)

India Bishop Barthol Barretto, Titular Bishop of Strongoli and Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay (India), was appointed as Bishop of Nashik (India)

India Bishop Lourdunada Daniel resigned as Bishop of Nashik (India)

India Fr. Peter Rumal Kharadi, Priest of Jhabua (India), was elected Bishop of Jhabua (India)

India Fr. Bernard Lancy Pinto, Priest of Bombay (India), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Aurangabad (India)

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