Nominations and Resignations

in a.d. 2024

DateAscendingEvent
2024.01.01

Belize Bishop Lawrence Sydney Nicasio, Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize), passed away at 67

France Cardinal Dominique François Joseph Mamberti resigned as President of Supreme Court of Vatican City State

Italy Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Italy Prof. Venerando Marano, Judge of Tribunal of Vatican City State, was appointed as Adjunct President of Tribunal of Vatican City State

USA Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church of Apostolic Camera, President of Commission for Confidential Matters and President of Committee for Investments, was appointed as President of Supreme Court of Vatican City State

2024.01.02

Philippines Bishop Ronaldo Ignacio Lunas, Bishop of Pagadian (Philippines), passed away at 57

Spain Archbishop Vicente Jiménez Zamora was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Huesca (Spain) and Apostolic Administrator of Jaca (Spain)

2024.01.03

Philippines Archbishop Martin Sarmiento Jumoad, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ozamiz (Philippines), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Pagadian (Philippines)

2024.01.04

Brazil Archbishop Moacir Silva resigned as Apostolic Administrator of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Eugênio Barbosa Martins, S.S.S., was elected Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop José Benedito Cardoso, Titular Bishop of Castellum minus and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Catanduva (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Luiz Carlos Dias resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Catanduva (Brazil)

Malaysia Fr. John Chia (謝啟龍), C.D.D., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord

Malaysia Fr. Francis Chong (張少麟), C.D.D., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord

2024.01.05

France Msgr. François Durand, Priest of Mende (France), was elected Bishop of Valence (France)

Ireland Bishop William Lee, Bishop emeritus of Waterford and Lismore (Ireland), passed away at 82

Nigeria Fr. Thomas Ifeanyichukwu Obiatuegwu, Priest of Orlu (Nigeria), was elected Titular Bishop of Horrea Cœlia and Auxiliary Bishop of Orlu (Nigeria)

Poland Bishop Ryszard Karpiński, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Lublin (Poland), passed away at 88

2024.01.06

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

Congo-Brazzaville Fr. Abel Liluala, Priest of Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville)

Congo-Brazzaville Archbishop Miguel Angel Olaverri Arroniz, S.D.B., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville)

Indonesia Bishop Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Atambua (Indonesia), passed away at 95

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

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

Panama Bishop Pablo Varela Server, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Panamá (Panama), passed away at 81

Philippines Archbishop Fernando Robles Capalla, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Davao (Philippines), passed away at 89

2024.01.08

Zimbabwe Bishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa, Bishop emeritus of Mutare (Zimbabwe), passed away at 84

2024.01.09

Angola Bishop António Lungieki Pedro Bengui resigned as Apostolic Administrator of São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)

Argentina Fr. Juan Ignacio Liébana, Priest of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was elected Bishop of Chascomús (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Carlos Humberto Malfa resigned as Bishop of Chascomús (Argentina)

France Fr. Matthieu Dupont, Priest of Versailles (France), was elected Bishop of Laval (France)

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

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

Palestine Fr. Bruno Varriano, O.F.M., Priest of Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), was elected Titular Bishop of Écija and Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem (Palestine)

São Tomé and Príncipe Fr. João de Ceita Nazaré, Priest of São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe), was elected Bishop of São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)

Togo Archbishop Philippe Fanoko Kossi Kpodzro, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lomé (Togo), passed away at 93

2024.01.11

Venezuela Bishop Ramón José Aponte Fernández resigned as Bishop of Valle de la Pascua (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop Ricardo Aldo Barreto Cairo, Titular Bishop of Badiæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela), was appointed as Bishop of Valle de la Pascua (Venezuela)

2024.01.13

Djibouti Bishop Giorgio Bertin, O.F.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu (Somalia) and Bishop of Djibouti (Djibouti)

Djibouti Bishop Jamal Khader Daibes, Titular Bishop of Patara and Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem (Palestine), was appointed as Bishop of Djibouti (Djibouti) and Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu (Somalia)

India Archbishop Antony Pappusamy resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Kuzhithurai (India)

India Bishop Gerald Almeida resigned as Bishop of Jabalpur (India)

India Fr. Jeevanandam Amalanathan, Priest of Kumbakonam (India), was elected Bishop of Kumbakonam (India)

India Fr. Albert George Alexander Anastas, Priest of Kottar (India), was elected Bishop of Kuzhithurai (India)

India Bishop Kannikadass William Antony resigned as Bishop of Mysore (India)

India Fr. Valan Arasu, Priest of Jabalpur (India), was elected Bishop of Jabalpur (India)

India Fr. Duming Dias, Priest of Shimoga (India), was elected Bishop of Karwar (India)

India Bishop Derek Fernandes resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Karwar (India)

India Bishop Antonisamy Francis resigned as Bishop of Kumbakonam (India)

India Fr. Bhaskar Jesuraj, Priest of Agra (India), was elected Bishop of Meerut (India)

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

India Fr. Justin Alexander Madathiparambil, Priest of Vijayapuram (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Lysinia and Auxiliary Bishop of Vijayapuram (India)

Italy Fr. Vincenzo Criscuolo, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Relator General of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints

Italy Fr. Angelo Romano, Priest of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Relator General of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints

2024.01.16

Italy Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani, Cardinal-Priest of S. Eustachio pro hac vice Title and President emeritus of Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, passed away at 92

2024.01.17

Argentina Bishop Ernesto Giobando, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Gustavo Manuel Larrazábal, C.M.F., Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Buslacena and Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Janvier Kataka Luvete resigned as Bishop of Wamba (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Désiré Lenge Mukwenye, Priest of Kilwa–Kasenga (Congo-Kinshasa), was elected Bishop of Kilwa–Kasenga (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi, M. Afr., was elected Bishop of Wamba (Congo-Kinshasa)

2024.01.18

Italy Bishop Giovanni Giudici, Bishop emeritus of Pavia (Italy), passed away at 83

2024.01.19

Italy Fr. Enzo Fortunato, O.F.M. Conv., was appointed as Director of Communication of Papal Basilica of Saint Peter

USA Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Bishop of Houma–Thibodaux (USA), passed away at 63

2024.01.23

Spain Archbishop Luís Miguel Muñoz Cárdaba, Apostolic Nuncio to Eritrea and Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique

2024.01.24

Italy Bishop Alberto Tanasini, Bishop emeritus of Chiavari (Italy), passed away at 78

2024.01.25

Poland Msgr. Janusz Stanisław Urbańczyk, Priest of Elbląg (Poland), Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, Permanent Representative to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Permanent Observer to United Nations Office and Specialized Institutions in Vienna (UNOV), Permanent Observer to United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Permanent Representative to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Permanent Representative to Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), was elected Titular Archbishop of Voli and Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Venezuela Archbishop Francisco Escalante Molina, Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Japan

2024.01.26

Italy Bishop Emanuele Catarinicchia, Bishop emeritus of Mazara del Vallo (Italy), passed away at 97

Philippines Fr. Jonathan N. Germinanda, M.S.P., resigned as Superior General of Mission Society of the Philippines

Philippines Fr. Reginaldo V. Lavilla, M.S.P., was appointed as Superior General of Mission Society of the Philippines

2024.01.27

Tanzania Bishop Method Kilaini resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania)

2024.01.28

Brazil Bishop Walter Ivan de Azevedo, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Brazil), passed away at 97

Philippines Bishop Fidelis Bautista Layog resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Alaminos (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Napoleon Balili Sipalay Jr., O.P., was elected Bishop of Alaminos (Philippines)

USA Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost, O.S.A., took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Monica

2024.01.29

Italy Bishop Delio Lucarelli, Bishop emeritus of Rieti (Italy), passed away at 84

Nigeria Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Cardinal-Priest of S. Saturnino and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Abuja (Nigeria), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Nigeria)

2024.01.31

Brazil Bishop Joel Portella Amado, Titular Bishop of Carmeiano and Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Petrópolis (Brazil)

Germany Fr. Matthias Ambros, Priest of Passau (Germany) and Substitute Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Italy Fr. Giordano Piccinotti, S.D.B., President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, was elected Titular Archbishop of Gradisca

2024.02.01

Philippines Bishop Nereo Page Odchimar, Bishop emeritus of Tandag (Philippines), passed away at 83

Philippines Bishop Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J., Bishop emeritus of Malaybalay (Philippines), passed away at 91

Spain Dr. Benjamín Estévez de Cominges, Delegate of the Administration of the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation, was appointed as Secretary General of Secretariat for the Economy

2024.02.02

Brazil Fr. Danival Milagres Coelho, Priest of Mariana (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Vatarba and Auxiliary Bishop of Goiânia (Brazil)

France Bishop Pierre René Ferdinand Raffin, O.P., Bishop emeritus of Metz (France), passed away at 85

Italy Fr. Davide Carbonaro, O.M.D., was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Ligorio resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo (Italy)

Mexico Archbishop Luis Morales Reyes, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Luis Potosí (Mexico), passed away at 87

Northern Ireland Bishop Alexander Aloysius McGuckian (Alan), S.J., Bishop of Raphoe (Ireland), was appointed as Bishop of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland Bishop Donal McKeown resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland)

Scotland Fr. Martin James Chambers, Priest of Galloway (Scotland), was elected Bishop of Dunkeld (Scotland)

2024.02.03

Italy Fr. Domenico Beneventi, Priest of Acerenza (Italy), was elected Bishop of San Marino–Montefeltro (Italy)

Italy Bishop Andrea Turazzi resigned as Bishop of San Marino–Montefeltro (Italy)

2024.02.04

Spain Cardinal José Cobo Cano took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli

2024.02.05

Switzerland Msgr. Graziano Borgonovo, Priest of Lugano (Switzerland) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary for the Section of New Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation

2024.02.07

Mexico Bishop Eduardo Muñoz Ochoa, Titular Bishop of Satafis and Auxiliary Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Autlán (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Rafael Sandoval Sandoval, M.N.M., resigned as Bishop of Autlán (Mexico)

2024.02.09

Czechia Bishop Josef Nuzík, Titular Bishop of Castra Galbæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Olomouc (Czechia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Olomouc (Czechia)

Peru Bishop Juan Carlos Asqui Pilco, Auxiliary Bishop of Tacna y Moquegua (Peru), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Chuquibamba (Peru)

2024.02.10

Paraguay Diocese of Canindeyú was established (from Diocese of Ciudad del Este and became suffragan of Asunción) (Paraguay)

Mauritania Bishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr., resigned as Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania)

Mauritania Fr. Victor Ndione, Priest of Nouakchott (Mauritania), was elected Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania)

Paraguay Fr. Roberto Carlos Zacarías López, Priest of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), was elected Bishop of Canindeyú (Paraguay)

2024.02.11

Argentina Sr. María Antonia de San José de Paz y Figueroa (Antonia), H.D.S., was canonised

2024.02.12

Brazil Archbishop Adelar Baruffi resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cascavel (Brazil)

Cote d’Ivoire Archbishop Paul-Siméon Ahouanan Djro, O.F.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Bouaké (Cote d’Ivoire), passed away at 71

Madagascar Fr. Jean Désiré Razafinirina, Priest of Toliara (Madagascar), was elected Bishop of Morombe (Madagascar)

Peru Cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J., Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense, President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA), Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Huancayo (Peru), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Peru)

Peru Bishop Luis Alberto Huamán Camayo, O.M.I., Titular Bishop of Tepelta and Auxiliary Bishop of Huancayo (Peru), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru)

Tanzania Fr. Wilbroad Henry Kibozi was elected Titular Bishop of Zallata and Auxiliary Bishop of Dodoma (Tanzania)

2024.02.13

Brazil Bishop Paulo Antônio de Conto was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Cascavel (Brazil)

Kenya Fr. Wallace Ng’ang’a Gachihi, Priest of Nairobi (Kenya), was elected Titular Bishop of Thucca in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi (Kenya)

Kenya Fr. Simon Peter Kamomoe, Priest of Nairobi (Kenya), was elected Titular Bishop of Thubunæ in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi (Kenya)

Thailand Fr. Paul Tawat Singsa, Priest of Nakhon Sawan (Thailand), was elected Bishop of Nakhon Sawan (Thailand)

Thailand Bishop Joseph Pibul Visitnondachai resigned as Bishop of Nakhon Sawan (Thailand)

USA Bishop Robert Peter Deeley resigned as Bishop of Portland in Maine (USA)

USA Fr. James Thomas Ruggieri, Priest of Providence (USA), was elected Bishop of Portland in Maine (USA)

2024.02.14

France Bishop Gilles Reithinger, M.E.P., resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg (France)

Germany Bishop Wolfgang Weider, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Berlin (Germany), passed away at 91

Peru Bishop Guillermo Antonio Cornejo Monzón resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Chiclayo (Peru)

Peru Bishop Edinson Edgardo Farfán Córdova, O.S.A., Bishop-Prelate of Chuquibambilla (Peru), was appointed as Bishop of Chiclayo (Peru)

Serbia Bishop Đuro Gašparović resigned as Bishop of Srijem (Serbia)

Serbia Bishop Fabijan Svalina succeeded as Bishop of Srijem (Serbia)

2024.02.15

Bangladesh Fr. Subroto Boniface Gomes, Priest of Dhaka (Bangladesh), was elected Titular Bishop of Tamazuca and Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Italy Fr. Francesco Fontana, S.D.B., Chaplain of Directorate of Security and Civil Protection Services of Vatican City State, was appointed as Chaplain of Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage of Vatican City State

Italy Fr. Rafael García de la Serrana Villalobos resigned as Director of Directorate for Infrastructures and Services of Vatican City State

Italy Mr. Salvatore Farina was appointed as Director of Directorate for Infrastructures and Services of Vatican City State

Panama Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R., resigned as Bishop of David (Panama)

Panama Fr. Luis Enrique Saldaña Guerra, O.F.M., was elected Bishop of David (Panama)

2024.02.16

Cote d’Ivoire Bishop Jacques Assanvo Ahiwa, Auxiliary Bishop of Bouaké (Cote d’Ivoire), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Bouaké (Cote d’Ivoire)

2024.02.17

India Cardinal Anthony Poola resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Nalgonda (India)

India Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Visakhapatnam (India)

India Fr. Karnam Dhaman Kumar, M.S.F.S., was elected Bishop of Nalgonda (India)

India Fr. Thomas Mathew Kuttimackal, Priest of Indore (India), was elected Bishop of Indore (India)

India Fr. Augustine Madathikunnel, Priest of Khandwa (India), was elected Bishop of Khandwa (India)

India Bishop-elect Bernard Lancy Pinto succeeded as Bishop of Aurangabad (India)

India Bishop Jaya Rao Polimera, Bishop of Eluru (India), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Visakhapatnam (India)

India Bishop Ambrose Rebello resigned as Bishop of Aurangabad (India)

India Fr. Prakash Sagili, Priest of Cuddapah (India), was elected Bishop of Khammam (India)

India Bishop Udumala Bala Showreddy resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Khammam (India)

India Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal, S.V.D., resigned as Bishop of Indore (India)

India Fr. Francis Tirkey, Priest of Purnea (India), was elected Bishop of Purnea (India)

Spain Bishop Juan María Uriarte Goiricelaya, Bishop emeritus of San Sebastián (Spain), passed away at 90

USA Bishop Peter Michael Muhich, Bishop of Rapid City (USA), passed away at 62

2024.02.18

Tanzania Cardinal Protase Rugambwa took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Montesanto

2024.02.21

Brazil Fr. Edilson de Souza Silva, Priest of São Miguel Paulista (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Badiæ and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil)

2024.02.22

Guinea Diocese of Boké was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Conakry and became suffragan of Conakry) (Guinea)

Argentina Bishop Roberto Pio Álvarez resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Guillermo Caride, Titular Bishop of Iomnium and Auxiliary Bishop of San Isidro (Argentina), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of San Isidro (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Jorge Luis Wagner, Titular Bishop of Gergis and Auxiliary Bishop of Bahía Blanca (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina)

Austria Archbishop Alois Kothgasser, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Salzburg (Austria), passed away at 86

Gambia Bishop Robert Patrick Ellison, C.S.Sp., Bishop emeritus of Banjul (Gambia), passed away at 82

Guinea Fr. Moïse Tinguiano, Priest of Conakry (Guinea), was elected Bishop of Boké (Guinea)

Philippines Bishop Rex Andrew Clement Alarcon, Bishop of Daet (Philippines), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caceres (Philippines)

Philippines Archbishop Rolando Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caceres (Philippines)

2024.02.23

Central African Republic Fr. Aurelio Gazzera, O.C.D., was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Bangassou (Central African Republic)

Italy Archbishop Giampiero Gloder, Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Moldova and Apostolic Nuncio to Romania

Italy Bishop Riccardo Lamba, Titular Bishop of Medeli and Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Udine (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Francesco Marinelli, Archbishop emeritus of Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado (Italy), passed away at 88

Italy Archbishop Andrea Bruno Mazzocato resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Udine (Italy)

Italy Fr. Flavio Pace, Priest of Milano (Italy) and Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, was elected Titular Archbishop of Dolia and Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity

2024.02.24

Germany Bishop Franz Josef Gebert resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Trier (Germany)

Panama Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R., Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe da Copertino and Bishop emeritus of David (Panama), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Panama)

Poland Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Szczecin–Kamień (Poland)

Poland Bishop Zbigniew Jan Zieliński, Bishop of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg (Poland), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Szczecin–Kamień (Poland)

South Korea Fr. Paul Lee Kyung-sang (이경상 바오로 / 李炅相), Priest of Seoul 서울 (South Korea), was elected Titular Bishop of Germania in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea)

2024.02.25

Germany Bishop Klaus Dick, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Köln (Germany), passed away at 95

2024.02.27

India Fr. Johannes Gorantla, O.C.D., was elected Bishop of Kurnool (India)

2024.02.28

Brazil Fr. Adenis Roberto de Oliveira was elected Titular Bishop of Hermiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil)

France Archbishop Philippe Ballot resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Strasbourg (France)

France Bishop Pascal Michel Ghislain Delannoy, Bishop of Saint-Denis (France), was promoted as Archbishop of Strasbourg (France)

Liberia Fr. Gabriel Blamo Jubwe, Priest of Monrovia (Liberia), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Monrovia (Liberia)

2024.02.29

Philippines Bishop Manolo Alarcon de los Santos resigned as Bishop of Virac (Philippines)

Philippines Fr. Luisito A. Occiano, Priest of Caceres (Philippines), was elected Bishop of Virac (Philippines)

Spain Abbot Octavi Vilà Mayo, O. Cist., was elected Bishop of Girona (Spain)

Spain Fr. Aitor Jiménez Echave, C.M.F., was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

See Also

Recently Consecrated Bishops

Appointments in the Roman Curia

Appointments in Pontifical Representations

Appointments of Cardinals

Appointments in the Eastern Church

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