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

Australia Br. Peter Bernard Clinch, C.F.C., Superior General of Christian Brothers, passed away at 70

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)

2024.01.30

Kenya Msgr. Benjamin Kituto Maswili, A.J., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Kenya (Kenya)

Kenya Msgr. John Njue Njeru, Priest of Embu (Kenya), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Kenya (Kenya)

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., Member of Commission for Confidential Matters and President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, was elected Titular Archbishop of Gradisca

2024.02.01

England Canon Christopher John Whitehead resigned as Bishop of Plymouth (England)

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 appointed as 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)

2024.02.08

Ireland Bishop Brian Farrell, L.C., resigned as Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity and Vice-President of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

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, Priest of Dodoma (Tanzania), 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) and Apostolic Administrator of Chuquibambilla (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

Canada Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Prefect of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and President of Vatican COVID-19 Commission, was appointed as Member of Council of the Section for Relations with States and International Organisations

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)

Italy Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti, Prefect of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute, was appointed as Member of Council of the Section for Relations with States and International Organisations

Italy Fr. Giulio Albanese, M.C.C.J., was appointed as Member of Council of the Section for Relations with States and International Organisations

Philippines Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, President of Interdicastery Commission for Consecrated Religious, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University, Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion and Pro-Prefect for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation, was appointed as Member of Council of the Section for Relations with States and International Organisations

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, Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity and Vice-President of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

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, S.d.P., 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 Snosio 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 Audal 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

2024.03.01

Italy Msgr. Mauro Lalli, Priest of Chieti–Vasto (Italy) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Pausula and Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea

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

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

2024.03.02

India Bishop Joseph Kariyil resigned as Bishop of Cochin (India)

Italy Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari, Apostolic Nuncio to Angola and Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2024.03.04

Poland Bishop Piotr Krupa, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Pelplin (Poland), passed away at 87

USA Bishop Francisco González Valer, S.F., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Washington (USA), passed away at 84

2024.03.05

Ireland Fr. Donal Roche, Priest of Dublin (Ireland), was elected Titular Bishop of Cell Ausaille and Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland)

Spain Cardinal 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 appointed as Titular Archbishop of Ursona

Sri Lanka Fr. Peter Antony Wyman Croos, Priest of Chilaw (Sri Lanka), was elected Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B. Silv., resigned as Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka)

USA Msgr. Shane Lee Kirby, Priest of Scranton (USA) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Substitute Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

2024.03.06

Brazil Fr. Edmar José da Silva, Priest of Mariana (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Garriana and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Papua New Guinea Bishop Austen Robin Crapp, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Aitape (Papua New Guinea), passed away at 90

2024.03.08

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

2024.03.09

Indonesia Fr. Hironimus Pakaenoni, Priest of Kupang (Indonesia), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Kupang (Indonesia)

Indonesia Archbishop Peter Turang resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kupang (Indonesia)

Madagascar Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Miarinarivo (Madagascar)

Madagascar Fr. Jean Claude Rakotoarisoa, Priest of Tsiroanomandidy (Madagascar), was elected Bishop of Miarinarivo (Madagascar)

Poland Bishop Andrzej Franciszek Dziuba resigned as Bishop of Łowicz (Poland)

Poland Bishop Wojciech Tomasz Osial, Auxiliary Bishop of Łowicz (Poland), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Łowicz (Poland)

Tanzania Fr. Godfrey Jackson Mwasekaga, Priest of Mbeya (Tanzania), was elected Titular Bishop of Thuburbo minus and Auxiliary Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania)

2024.03.11

Bosnia and Herzegovina Archbishop Petar Rajič, Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, Apostolic Nuncio to Estonia and Apostolic Nuncio to Latvia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Apostolic Nuncio to San Marino

Croatia Fr. Ivo Martinović, T.O.R., was elected Bishop of Požega (Croatia)

Croatia Bishop Antun Škvorčević resigned as Bishop of Požega (Croatia)

Poland Archbishop Marian Gołębiewski, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Wrocław (Poland), passed away at 86

Switzerland Cardinal Emil Paul Tscherrig resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Apostolic Nuncio to San Marino

2024.03.12

Ireland Msgr. Eamonn McLaughlin, Priest of Raphoe (Ireland) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as Adjunct Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Clergy

Italy Fr. Enrico Massignani, Priest of Vicenza (Italy), was appointed as Adjunct Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Clergy

2024.03.13

Belize Bishop Christopher Glancy, C.S.V., resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize)

Brazil Archbishop Josafá Menezes da Silva, Metropolitan Archbishop of Vitória da Conquista (Brazil), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Aracaju (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Rubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Grajaú (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Adriano Ciocca Vasino resigned as Bishop-Prelate of São Félix (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Vítor Agnaldo de Menezes resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Aracaju (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Lucio Nicoletto, Priest of Padova (Italy), was elected Bishop-Prelate of São Félix (Brazil)

France Archbishop Hervé Jean Robert Giraud, Archbishop of Sens (France) and Bishop-Prelate of Mission de France (France), was appointed as Bishop of Viviers (France) and Archbishop ad personam

South Korea Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon (이기헌 베드로 / 李基憲) resigned as Bishop of Uijeongbu 의정부 (South Korea)

South Korea Bishop Benedictus Son Hee-song (손희송 베네딕토 / 孫凞松), Titular Bishop of Campli and Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea), was appointed as Bishop of Uijeongbu 의정부 (South Korea)

2024.03.14

Australia Archbishop Francis Patrick Carroll, Archbishop emeritus of Canberra and Goulburn (Australia), passed away at 93

England Bishop Declan Ronan Lang resigned as Bishop of Clifton (England)

England Canon John Bosco MacDonald, Priest of Clifton (England), was elected Bishop of Clifton (England)

2024.03.15

Brazil Bishop Antônio Fernando Brochini, C.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Itumbiara (Brazil), passed away at 77

Colombia Bishop Luis Manuel Alí Herrera, Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Colombia, was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

England Fr. Andrew Small, O.M.I., resigned as Secretary pro tempore of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Germany Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Piscibus pro hac vice Title and President emeritus of Pontifical Council “Cor unum”, passed away at 89

Togo Bishop Ambroise Kotamba Djoliba, Bishop emeritus of Sokodé (Togo), passed away at 85

USA Dr. Teresa Kettelkamp Morris, Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, was appointed as Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2024.03.16

France Fr. Grégoire Drouot, Priest of Autun (France), was elected Bishop of Nevers (France)

France Bishop Benoît Rivière resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Nevers (France)

2024.03.18

Dominican Republic Bishop Ramón Benito Ángeles Fernández resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

Serbia Archbishop Ladislav Német, S.V.D., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Zrenjanin (Serbia)

Serbia Fr. Mirko Štefković, Priest of Subotica (Serbia), was elected Bishop of Zrenjanin (Serbia)

2024.03.19

Brazil Bishop Giovane Pereira de Melo resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Tocantinópolis (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Carlos Henrique Silva Oliveira, Priest of Brasília (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Tocantinópolis (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Vicente de Paula Tavares, Priest of Brasília (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Gergis and Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil)

Colombia Bishop Carlos Alberto Correa Martínez, Titular Bishop of Severiana and Vicar Apostolic of Guapi (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Apartadó (Colombia)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) and Apostolic Administrator of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa) and Apostolic Administrator of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa)

Mexico Archbishop Jorge Alberto Cavazos Arizpe resigned as Apostolic Administrator of San Juan de los Lagos (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop José Leopoldo González González, Bishop of Nogales (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of San Juan de los Lagos (Mexico)

USA Bishop Gerard William Battersby, Titular Bishop of Eguga and Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (USA), was appointed as Bishop of La Crosse (USA)

USA Bishop William Patrick Callahan, O.F.M. Conv., resigned as Bishop of La Crosse (USA)

2024.03.20

Belgium Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe was appointed as Lay state

Italy Archbishop Piero Marini resigned as Vicar of the Chapter of Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major

Lithuania Archbishop Rolandas Makrickas, Special Commissioner for Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major, was appointed as Coadjutor Archpriest of Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major

2024.03.21

Colombia Bishop Guillermo Orozco Montoya resigned as Bishop of Girardota (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Juan Manuel Toro Vallejo, Priest of Sonsón–Rionegro (Colombia), was elected Bishop of Girardota (Colombia)

Ghana Msgr. John Opoku-Agyemang, Priest of Konongo–Mampong (Ghana) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Bishop of Konongo–Mampong (Ghana)

Ghana Bishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu resigned as Bishop of Konongo–Mampong (Ghana)

Portugal Bishop José dos Santos Marcos resigned as Bishop of Beja (Portugal)

Portugal Fr. Fernando Maio de Paiva, Priest of Setúbal (Portugal), was elected Bishop of Beja (Portugal)

2024.03.22

Germany Bishop Franz Josef Dietl, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of München und Freising (Germany), passed away at 90

Uganda Archbishop John Baptist Odama resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gulu (Uganda)

Uganda Bishop Raphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J., Pontifical Commissioner of Congregation of the Apostles of Jesus and Bishop of Nebbi (Uganda), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gulu (Uganda)

2024.03.23

Chile Bishop Pedro Felipe Bacarreza Rodríguez resigned as Bishop of Santa María de los Ángeles (Chile)

Chile Bishop Cristián Castro Toovey, Titular Bishop of Tigava and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile), was appointed as Bishop of Santa María de los Ángeles (Chile)

India Bishop Oswald Joseph Lewis was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ajmer (India)

2024.03.24

Colombia Bishop José Agustín Valbuena Jáuregui, Bishop emeritus of Valledupar (Colombia), passed away at 96

2024.03.25

Germany Bishop Ulrich Boom resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Würzburg (Germany)

Germany Fr. Paul Reder, Priest of Würzburg (Germany), was elected Titular Bishop of Pićan and Auxiliary Bishop of Würzburg (Germany)

Myanmar Fr. Felice Ba Htoo, Priest of Pekhon (Myanmar), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Pekhon (Myanmar)

Venezuela Fr. José Antonio Da Conceição Ferreira, Priest of Los Teques (Venezuela) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela, was elected Bishop of Puerto Cabello (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop Saúl Figueroa Albornoz resigned as Bishop of Puerto Cabello (Venezuela)

2024.03.26

Colombia Fr. Alejandro Díaz García, Priest of Bogotá (Colombia), was elected Titular Bishop of Iomnium and Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia)

Myanmar Fr. Francis Than Htun, Priest of Yangon (Myanmar), was elected Titular Bishop of Strongoli and Auxiliary Bishop of Yangon (Myanmar)

2024.03.27

Germany Bishop Karl Reger, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Aachen (Germany), passed away at 93

Guatemala Fr. Eddy René Calvillo Díaz, Priest of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala), was elected Titular Bishop of Carmeiano and Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Kenya Fr. John Kiplimo Lelei, Priest of Eldoret (Kenya), was elected Titular Bishop of Mons in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya)

2024.03.28

Angola Fr. Vicente Sanombo, Priest of Huambo (Angola), was elected Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola)

2024.03.31

Central African Republic Bishop Zbigniew Tadeusz Kusy, O.F.M., Bishop of Kaga-Bandoro (Central African Republic), passed away at 72

2024.04.01

Mexico Bishop José Trinidad González Rodríguez, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Guadalajara (Mexico), passed away at 80

2024.04.02

Germany Abbot Primate Notker D. Wolf, O.S.B., Abbot Primate emeritus of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines), passed away at 83

Peru Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi, S.C.V., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Piura (Peru)

Peru Bishop Guillermo Teodoro Elías Millares, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Piura (Peru)

2024.04.03

Brazil Archbishop Carlos Alberto Breis Pereira, O.F.M., succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Maceió (Brazil)

Brazil Archbishop Antônio Muniz Fernandes, O. Carm., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Maceió (Brazil)

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

Mexico Fr. Víctor Carabés Chávez, M.N.M., was elected Bishop of Tenancingo (Mexico)

Switzerland Bishop Vitus Huonder, Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland), passed away at 81

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

2024.04.04

Tunisia Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi resigned as Archbishop of Tunis (Tunisia)

Tunisia Bishop Nicolas Lhernould, Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) and Vice-President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa, was promoted as Archbishop of Tunis (Tunisia)

USA Bishop Thomas John Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Detroit (USA), passed away at 94

2024.04.05

Belarus Fr. Uladzimir Huliai, Priest of Grodno (Belarus), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Grodno (Belarus)

Chile Fr. Henry Joseph Balzan, Priest of Malta (Malta), was elected Titular Bishop of La Imperial and Auxiliary Bishop of La Serena (Chile)

2024.04.06

India Fr. Simiao Purificaçao Fernandes, Priest of Goa and Daman (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Saldæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Goa and Daman (India)

Italy Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Vicar General for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), Archpriest of Papal Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Lateran University and Apostolic Administrator of Ostia (Italy), was appointed as Major Penitentiary of Apostolic Penitentiary

Italy Cardinal Mauro Piacenza resigned as Major Penitentiary of Apostolic Penitentiary

Italy Bishop Daniele Libanori, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Assessor of the Holy Father for Consecrated Life

Italy Bishop Baldassare Reina, Vicegerent for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ostia (Italy)

2024.04.08

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

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

Laos Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D., Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane (Laos) and President of Episcopal Conference of Laos and Cambodia, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Laos)

2024.04.09

Spain Bishop Ángel Fernández Collado resigned as Bishop of Albacete (Spain)

USA Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis resigned as Bishop of Charlotte (USA)

USA Fr. Michael Thomas Martin, O.F.M. Conv., was elected Bishop of Charlotte (USA)

2024.04.10

Ireland Archbishop Francis Duffy, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) and General Secretary of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Killala (Ireland)

Ireland Bishop Paul Dempsey, Bishop of Achonry (Ireland), was appointed as Titular Bishop of Sita and Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland)

Ireland Bishop Kevin Peter Doran, Bishop of Elphin (Ireland), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Achonry (Ireland)

Ireland Bishop John Fleming resigned as Bishop of Killala (Ireland)

Scotland Fr. Martin James Chambers, Bishop of Dunkeld (Scotland), passed away at 59

2024.04.13

Italy Msgr. Francesco Di Felice, Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household, passed away at 89

2024.04.15

Colombia Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, Cardinal-Priest of Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bogotá (Colombia), passed away at 91

Congo-Kinshasa Fr. Martin Banga Ayanyaki, O.S.A., was elected Bishop of Buta (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Jean-Bertin Nadonye Ndongo, O.F.M. Cap., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Buta (Congo-Kinshasa)

Italy Msgr. Filippo Ciampanelli, Priest of Novara (Italy) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was appointed as Undersecretary of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

2024.04.16

India Br. John Kallarackal, S.G., resigned as Superior General of Brothers of Christian Instruction of Saint Gabriel (Gabrielite Brothers)

Italy Br. Dionigi Taffarello, S.G., was appointed as Superior General of Brothers of Christian Instruction of Saint Gabriel (Gabrielite Brothers)

Poland Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Lesotho and Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa

Slovenia Archbishop Mitja Leskovar, Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Democratic Republic of Congo

2024.04.18

Italy Cardinal Giuseppe Betori resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Firenze (Italy)

Italy Fr. Gherardo Gambelli, Priest of Firenze (Italy), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Firenze (Italy)

2024.04.19

Ecuador Fr. Ramiro Alejandro Herrera Herrera, Priest of Guayaquil (Ecuador), was elected Titular Bishop of Medeli and Auxiliary Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador)

Germany Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to Liechtenstein and Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Monaco

Spain Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio, Prefect emeritus of Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, President emeritus of Pontifical Biblical Commission and former President of International Theological Commission, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Spain)

2024.04.20

France Cardinal François-Xavier Bustillo, O.F.M. Conv., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea

USA Fr. Reynaldo B. Bersabal, Priest of Sacramento (USA), was elected Titular Bishop of Balecium and Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento (USA)

2024.04.21

France Cardinal Christophe Louis Yves Georges Pierre took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Benedetto fuori Porta S. Paolo

Spain Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, S.D.B., resigned as Titular Archbishop of Ursona

2024.04.22

England Msgr. Paul James Curry, Priest of Westminster (England) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Titular Bishop of Ramsbury and Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster (England)

2024.04.23

Poland Archbishop Adrian Józef Galbas, S.A.C., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Sosnowiec (Poland)

Poland Bishop Artur Ważny, Titular Bishop of Mazaca and Auxiliary Bishop of Tarnów (Poland), was appointed as Bishop of Sosnowiec (Poland)

Spain Fr. José Antonio Álvarez Sánchez, Priest of Madrid (Spain), was elected Titular Bishop of Vergi and Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid (Spain)

Spain Fr. Vicente Martín Muñoz, Priest of Mérida–Badajoz (Spain), was elected Titular Bishop of Valliposita and Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid (Spain)

2024.04.24

Brazil Bishop Francisco Canindé Palhano resigned as Bishop of Petrolina (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, M.S.C., Bishop of Caicó (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Petrolina (Brazil)

2024.04.25

England Msgr. Timothy Francis Menezes, Priest of Birmingham (England) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Bishop of Thugga and Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham (England)

England Canon Richard Adrian Walker, Priest of Birmingham (England), was elected Titular Bishop of Mortlach and Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham (England)

2024.04.26

Australia Bishop Peter William Ingham, Bishop emeritus of Wollongong (Australia), passed away at 83

2024.04.29

England Fr. David Arthur Waller, Priest of Our Lady of Walsingham (England), was elected Bishop-Ordinary of Our Lady of Walsingham (England)

England Msgr. Keith Newton resigned as Ordinary of Our Lady of Walsingham (England)

2024.04.30

Brazil Archbishop Esmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Prado, resigned as Archbishop-Bishop of Araçuaí (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. Geraldo dos Reis Maia, Priest of Uberaba (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Araçuaí (Brazil)

Italy Msgr. Alfonso Raimo, Priest of Salerno–Campagna–Acerno (Italy), was elected Titular Bishop of Termini Imerese and Auxiliary Bishop of Salerno–Campagna–Acerno (Italy)

2024.05.01

Palestine Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M., took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Onofrio

Poland Msgr. Krzysztof Józef Nykiel, Priest of Łódź (Poland) and Regent of Apostolic Penitentiary, was elected Titular Bishop of Velia

USA Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hartford (USA)

USA Archbishop Christopher James Coyne succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hartford (USA)

2024.05.02

Austria Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., Metropolitan Archbishop of Wien (Austria), Ordinary of Austria of the Eastern Rite (Austria) and Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion, was appointed as President of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Brazil Bishop José Mário Scalon Angonese, Bishop of Uruguaiana (Brazil), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Cascavel (Brazil)

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

Dominica Fr. Kendrick John Forbes, Priest of Nassau (Bahamas), was elected Bishop of Roseau (Dominica)

Italy Archbishop Gianpiero Palmieri, Archbishop-Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (Italy) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Italy, was appointed as Bishop of San Benedetto del Tronto–Ripatransone–Montalto (Italy)

Italy Bishop Carlo Bresciani resigned as Bishop of San Benedetto del Tronto–Ripatransone–Montalto (Italy)

Kiribati Fr. Simon Mani, M.S.C., was elected Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru (Kiribati)

Madagascar Fr. Clément Herizo Rakotoasimbola, M.S., was elected Bishop of Maintirano (Madagascar)

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

Saint Lucia Archbishop Gabriel Malzaire resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Roseau (Dominica)

2024.05.03

Nigeria Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara (Nigeria)

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

2024.05.04

Botswana Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello, S.V.D., Bishop of Francistown (Botswana), passed away at 74

Kenya Fr. Peter Munguti Makau, I.M.C., was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Isiolo (Kenya)

Mexico Bishop Óscar Armando Campos Contreras resigned as Bishop of Ciudad Guzmán (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Herculano Medina Garfias, Titular Bishop of Gegi and Auxiliary Bishop of Morelia (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Ciudad Guzmán (Mexico)

2024.05.06

USA Msgr. John Joseph McDermott, Priest of Burlington (USA) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Bishop of Burlington (USA)

2024.05.07

USA Archbishop Shelton Joseph Fabre resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Knoxville (USA)

USA Fr. James Mark Beckman, Priest of Nashville (USA), was elected Bishop of Knoxville (USA)

2024.05.08

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

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

2024.05.11

Guinea Fr. François Sylla, Priest of Conakry (Guinea), was elected Coadjutor Archbishop of Conakry (Guinea)

India Fr. Wilfred Gregory Moras, Priest of Lucknow (India), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Jhansi (India)

India Fr. Antony Valumkal, Priest of Verapoly (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Magarmel and Auxiliary Bishop of Verapoly (India)

2024.05.12

Malaysia Cardinal Sebastian Francis (施恩天) took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Causa Nostræ Lætitiæ

South Africa Cardinal Stephen Brislin took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello

2024.05.13

Sri Lanka Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph Peiris, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Colombo (Sri Lanka), passed away at 82

2024.05.14

Brazil Fr. Agnaldo Temóteo da Silveira, Priest of Sobral (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Garanhuns (Brazil)

Honduras Fr. Ángel Falzón, O.F.M., was elected Bishop of Comayagua (Honduras)

Ireland Msgr. Séamus Patrick Horgan, Priest of Killaloe (Ireland) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Árd Sratha and Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan

Italy Archbishop Mauro Lalli, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands

Netherlands Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan

Spain Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martín, Apostolic Nuncio to Chile, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela

2024.05.15

Brazil Bishop Raimundo Possidônio Carrera da Mata succeeded as Bishop of Bragança do Pará (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Jesús María Cizaurre Berdonces, O.A.R., resigned as Bishop of Bragança do Pará (Brazil)

Brazil Fr. José Otacio Oliveira Guedes, Priest of Niterói (Brazil), was elected Titular Bishop of Severiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Colombia Fr. Dimas Antonio Acuña Jiménez, Priest of Barranquilla (Colombia), was elected Bishop of El Banco (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop José Mario Bacci Trespalacios, C.I.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of El Banco (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Edgar Jesús Mejía Orozco, Priest of Barranquilla (Colombia), was elected Titular Bishop of Zattara and Auxiliary Bishop of Barranquilla (Colombia)

2024.05.16

Chile Bishop Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC., Bishop of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Chile, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Concepción (Chile)

2024.05.17

Dominican Republic Bishop Príamo Pericles Tejeda Rosario, Bishop emeritus of Baní (Dominican Republic), passed away at 90

Papua New Guinea Fr. Clement Papa, Priest of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea), was elected Coadjutor Archbishop of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea)

2024.05.18

France Br. Guy de Montpellier, O.H.S.S., Founder of Hospitallers of the Holy Spirit, was beatified by equipollence

India Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Krishnagar (India), passed away at 80

2024.05.20

Albania Bishop Giovanni Peragine, B., Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Albania, was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Shkodrë–Pult (Albania)

Cote d’Ivoire Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)

Cote d’Ivoire Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)

Malta Archbishop Antoine Camilleri, Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia, Apostolic Nuncio to Djibouti, Apostolic Delegate to Somalia and Special Representative to African Union (AU), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba

2024.05.21

USA Bishop Joseph Andrew Williams, Titular Bishop of Idassa and Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (USA), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Camden (USA)

2024.05.22

Botswana Fr. Gabriel Lionel Afagbegee, S.V.D., was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Francistown (Botswana)

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

France Fr. Alexandre de Bucy, Priest of Versailles (France), was elected Bishop of Agen (France)

Ghana Fr. Francis Bomansaan, M. Afr., was elected Bishop of Wa (Ghana)

2024.05.23

Italy Dr. Franco Anelli, Rector Magnificus of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, passed away at 60

2024.05.24

Colombia Bishop Edgar Aristizábal Quintero, Bishop of Yopal (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Duitama–Sogamoso (Colombia)

Poland Bishop Janusz Edmund Zimniak, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bielsko–Żywiec (Poland), passed away at 90

USA Bishop George William Coleman, Bishop emeritus of Fall River (USA), passed away at 85

2024.05.25

Indonesia Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden, S.V.D., Superior General of Society of the Divine Word (Verbites), was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Ende (Indonesia)

Spain Bishop Luis Quinteiro Fiuza resigned as Bishop of Tui–Vigo (Spain)

Spain Fr. Antonio José Valín Valdés, Priest of Mondoñedo–Ferrol (Spain), was elected Bishop of Tui–Vigo (Spain)

2024.05.26

Italy Fr. Giuseppe Rossi, Priest of Novara (Italy), was beatified

India Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss, Bishop emeritus of Tanjore (India), passed away at 76

2024.05.27

Argentina Archbishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Alberto Germán Bochatey, O.S.A., Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Argentina, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of La Plata (Argentina)

Mexico Archbishop Ruy Rendón Leal, Metropolitan Archbishop of Hermosillo (Mexico), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nogales (Mexico)

Scotland Canon Andrew McKenzie, Priest of Glasgow (Scotland), was elected Bishop of Dunkeld (Scotland)

2024.05.28

Germany Bishop Dominicus Meier, O.S.B., Titular Bishop of Castro di Sardegna and Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (Germany), was appointed as Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany)

2024.05.29

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

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

Germany Bishop Franziskus Eisenbach, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Mainz (Germany), passed away at 81

2024.05.30

India Archbishop Thumma Bala, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Hyderabad (India), passed away at 80

Saint Lucia Cardinal Kelvin Edward Felix, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Salute a Primavalle and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Castries (Saint Lucia), passed away at 91

2024.05.31

Colombia Fr. Rodrigo Gallego Trujillo, Priest of Buga (Colombia), was elected Bishop of Palmira (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil resigned as Bishop of Palmira (Colombia)

Haiti Fr. Louis-Jean Sander, Priest of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), was elected Titular Bishop of Privata and Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Haiti Fr. Jean-Charles Wismick, S.M.M., was elected Titular Bishop of Lestrona and Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

2024.06.01

India Bishop Pius Thomas D’Souza resigned as Bishop of Ajmer (India)

Peru Bishop Pedro Alberto Bustamante López, Bishop of Sicuani (Peru) and Apostolic Administrator of Ayaviri (Peru), was appointed as Bishop of Huánuco (Peru)

Peru Bishop Neri Menor Vargas, O.F.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Huánuco (Peru)

2024.06.03

Tuvalu Fr. Eliseo Napiere (那禮叟), M.S.P., was appointed as Ecclesiastical Superior of Funafuti (Tuvalu)

2024.06.04

France Bishop Benoît Bertrand, Bishop of Mende (France), was appointed as Bishop of Pontoise (France)

France Bishop Stanislas Lalanne resigned as Bishop of Pontoise (France)

2024.06.05

Malta Fr. Martin Galea, M.S.S.P., was appointed as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Paul

Malta Fr. Mark Grima, M.S.S.P., resigned as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Paul

2024.06.06

Australia Fr. Joseph John Caddy, Priest of Melbourne (Australia), was elected Bishop of Cairns (Australia)

India Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado resigned as Archbishop-Bishop of Vasai (India)

Lithuania Bishop Darius Trijonis, Titular Bishop of Fissiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2024.06.07

Brazil Msgr. Adalberto Donadelli Júnior, Priest of Joinville (Brazil), was elected Bishop of Rio do Sul (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Júlio César Souza de Jesus, Titular Bishop of Arba and Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Floriano (Brazil)

Ireland Fr. Timothy Mulroy, S.S.C.M.E., resigned as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries)

Philippines Fr. Andrei O. Paz, S.S.C.M.E., was appointed as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries)

2024.06.08

Canada Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., Cardinal-Bishop of S. Maria in Traspontina, Prefect emeritus of Dicastery for Bishops and President emeritus of Pontifical Commission for Latin America, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Canada)

Mexico Bishop Juan Carlos Arcq Guzmán, Titular Bishop of Milevum and Auxiliary Bishop of Monterrey (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Tacámbaro (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Alonso Gerardo Garza Treviño resigned as Bishop of Piedras Negras (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola, Titular Bishop of Idicra and Auxiliary Bishop of Monterrey (Mexico), was appointed as Bishop of Piedras Negras (Mexico)

2024.06.09

Congo-Kinshasa Msgr. Cyrille Ikomba Mankelele Mambi, Priest of Popokabaka (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Popokabaka (Congo-Kinshasa)

2024.06.10

Brazil Bishop Sérgio Arthur Braschi resigned as Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Bruno Elizeu Versari, Bishop of Campo Mourão (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil)

2024.06.11

Canada Fr. Michael Brehl, C.SS.R., was elected Bishop of Pembroke (Canada)

2024.06.12

China Bishop Joseph Yang Yong-qiang (楊永強), Bishop of Zhoucun 周村 (China), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hangzhou 杭州 (China)

Samoa Fr. Mosese Vitolio Tui, S.D.B., was elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Samoa–Apia (Samoa)

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

2024.06.13

El Salvador Fr. Reinaldo Sorto Martínez, Priest of San Salvador (El Salvador), was elected Military Ordinary of El Salvador (El Salvador)

2024.06.14

Honduras Bishop Tomás Andrés Mauro Muldoon, O.F.M., Bishop emeritus of Juticalpa (Honduras), passed away at 85

Portugal Fr. Alexandre Coutinho Lopes de Brito Palma, Priest of Lisboa (Portugal), was elected Titular Bishop of Tepelta and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal)

Portugal Fr. Nuno Isidro Nunes Cordeiro, Priest of Lisboa (Portugal), was elected Titular Bishop of Sebarga and Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal)

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

USA Bishop Edward Mark Lohse, Bishop of Kalamazoo (USA), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Steubenville (USA)

2024.06.15

Poland Fr. Michał Rapacz, Priest of Kraków (Poland), was beatified

2024.06.16

Argentina Bishop Marcelo Raúl Martorell, Bishop emeritus of Puerto Iguazú (Argentina), passed away at 79

Venezuela Archbishop Roberto Lückert León, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Coro (Venezuela), passed away at 84

2024.06.17

Canada Bishop Frederick Joseph Colli resigned as Bishop of Thunder Bay (Canada)

2024.06.18

Zambia Diocese of Ndola was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ndola (with suffragan sees Kabwe and Solwezi) (Zambia)

USA Bishop Daniel Patrick Reilly, Bishop emeritus of Worcester (USA), passed away at 96

Zambia Bishop Benjamin Phiri Ndola, Bishop of Ndola (Zambia), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ndola (Zambia)

2024.06.19

Argentina Fr. Pedro Bernardo Cannavó, Priest of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Idassa and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Sergio Iván Dornelles, Priest of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Eguga and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Argentina Fr. Alejandro Daniel Pardo, Priest of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was elected Titular Bishop of Fissiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop José Ángel Rovai, Bishop emeritus of Villa María (Argentina), passed away at 87

Brazil Fr. Itacir Brassiani, M.S.F., was elected Bishop of Santa Cruz do Sul (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Aloísio Alberto Dilli, O.F.M., resigned as Bishop of Santa Cruz do Sul (Brazil)

Ethiopia Fr. Dejene Hidoto Gamo, O.F.M. Cap., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Bishop Seyoum Franso Noel resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Soddo (Ethiopia)

2024.06.20

Philippines Fr. Rafael Tambao-An Cruz, Priest of Lingayen–Dagupan (Philippines), was elected Bishop of Baguio (Philippines)

Senegal Fr. Jean Baptiste Valter Manga, Priest of Ziguinchor (Senegal), was elected Bishop of Ziguinchor (Senegal)

2024.06.21

Indonesia Diocese of Labuan Bajo was established (from Diocese of Ruteng and became suffragan of Ende) (Indonesia)

Indonesia Fr. Maksimus Regus, Priest of Ruteng (Indonesia), was elected Bishop of Labuan Bajo (Indonesia)

Italy Archbishop Gianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv., Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Treviso (Italy), passed away at 80

Mexico Fr. Luis Alfonso Tut Tun, Priest of Yucatán (Mexico), was elected Titular Bishop of Arba and Auxiliary Bishop of Antequera (Mexico)

Netherlands Bishop Cornelis Franciscus Maria van den Hout, Bishop of Groningen–Leeuwarden (Netherlands), was appointed as Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands)

2024.06.22

Brazil Bishop Jorge Pierozan, Titular Bishop of Arena and Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Rio Grande (Brazil)

2024.06.24

Germany Archbishop Georg Gänswein was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Estonia, Apostolic Nuncio to Latvia and Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania

2024.06.25

Colombia Fr. William de Jesús Ruiz Velásquez, Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Leticia (Colombia), passed away at 81

USA Fr. Scott E. Bullock, Priest of Dubuque (USA), was elected Bishop of Rapid City (USA)

USA Fr. Dennis G. Walsh, Priest of Toledo (USA), was elected Bishop of Davenport (USA)

2024.06.26

Brazil Diocese of Jaú was established (from Diocese of São Carlos and became suffragan of Campinas) (Brazil)

Brazil Bishop Francisco Carlos da Silva, Bishop of Lins (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Jaú (Brazil)

2024.06.27

Italy Archbishop Alberto Tricarico, Titular Archbishop of Sistroniana, passed away at 96

Thailand Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangkok (Thailand)

Thailand Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana, Bishop of Chiang Mai (Thailand) and General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Bangkok (Thailand)

2024.06.28

Croatia Archbishop Ante Jozić (尤安泰), Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia and Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia

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

Venezuela Bishop Raúl Biord Castillo, S.D.B., Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela)

Venezuela Archbishop Jesús Andoni González de Zárate Salas, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) and President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela, was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Valencia (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop Polito Rodríguez Méndez, Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop Oswaldo Enrique Araque Valerio resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Barquisimeto (Venezuela)

Venezuela Bishop Saúl Figueroa Albornoz resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Valencia (Venezuela)

2024.06.29

Burkina Faso Msgr. Julien Kaboré, Priest of Koupéla (Burkina Faso) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Milevum and Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana

Colombia Bishop Germán Medina Acosta, Titular Bishop of Aradi and Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Engativá (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Francisco Antonio Nieto Súa resigned as Bishop of Engativá (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Edwin Raúl Vanegas Cuervo, Priest of Bogotá (Colombia), was elected Titular Bishop of Mazaca and Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia)

Cook Islands Bishop Paul Patrick Donoghue, S.M., resigned as Bishop of Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

Cook Islands Bishop Reynaldo Bunyi Getalado, M.S.P., succeeded as Bishop of Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

Italy Bishop Luciano Giovannetti, Bishop emeritus of Fiesole (Italy), passed away at 89

Spain Archbishop Celso Morga Iruzubieta resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida–Badajoz (Spain)

Spain Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida–Badajoz (Spain)

USA Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria, Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA), President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and Member of Council of Cardinals, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (USA)

2024.07.01

Germany Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Agnese in Agone, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Agnese in Agone pro hac vice Title

Italy Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Anselmo all’Aventino, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Anselmo all’Aventino pro hac vice Title

Peru Bishop Reinhold Nann resigned as Bishop-Prelate of Caravelí (Peru)

Peru Bishop Ricardo Augusto Rodríguez Álvarez, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Caravelí (Peru)

Poland Msgr. Kryspin Dubiel, Priest of Przemyśl (Poland) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Titular Archbishop of Vannida and Apostolic Nuncio to Angola

Sierra Leone Bishop George Biguzzi, S.X., Bishop emeritus of Makeni (Sierra Leone), passed away at 88

USA Cardinal James Michael Harvey, Archpriest of Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls and Cardinal-Deacon of S. Pio V a Villa Carpegna, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Pio V a Villa Carpegna pro hac vice Title

USA Msgr. Richard Allen Gyhra, Priest of Lincoln (USA) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was appointed as 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)

2024.07.03

South Sudan Diocese of Bentiu was established (from Diocese of Malakal and became suffragan of Juba) (South Sudan)

Mexico Archbishop Domingo Díaz Martínez resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tulancingo (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Oscar Roberto Domínguez Couttolenc, M.G., Bishop of Ecatepec (Mexico), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tulancingo (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Juan Pedro Juárez Meléndez, Bishop of Tula (Mexico), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Atlacomulco (Mexico)

Mexico Bishop Juan Odilón Martínez García resigned as Bishop of Atlacomulco (Mexico)

South Sudan Bishop Christian Carlassare, M.C.C.J., Bishop of Rumbek (South Sudan), was appointed as Bishop of Bentiu (South Sudan)

Venezuela Bishop José de Jesús Nuñez Viloria, Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela), passed away at 86

2024.07.04

Italy Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò was deposed as Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana

Mexico Bishop Jaime Calderón Calderón, Bishop of Tapachula (Mexico), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of León (Mexico)

Mexico Archbishop Alfonso Cortés Contreras resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of León (Mexico)

2024.07.05

Colombia Archbishop Omar de Jesús Mejía Giraldo resigned as Apostolic Administrator of San Vicente del Caguán (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Mario de Jesús Álvarez Gómez resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Quibdó (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Wiston Mosquera Moreno, Priest of Cali (Colombia), was elected Bishop of Quibdó (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. William Prieto Daza, Priest of Villavicencio (Colombia), was elected Bishop of San Vicente del Caguán (Colombia)

India Bishop George Mamalassery, Bishop emeritus of Tura (India), passed away at 92

Italy Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, S.D.B., resigned as Assessor of Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Italy Bishop Sergio Pagano, B., Prefect of Vatican Apostolic Archive, was appointed as Assessor of Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Italy Fr. Rocco Ronzani, O.S.A., was appointed as Prefect of Vatican Apostolic Archive

2024.07.06

Guam Bishop Ryan Pagente Jimenez, Bishop of Chalan Kanoa (Northern Mariana Islands) and President of Episcopal Conference of the Pacific, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña (Guam)

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

2024.07.08

Thailand Fr. Paul Trairong Multree, Priest of Ratchaburi (Thailand), was elected Bishop of Surat Thani (Thailand)

Thailand Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil, S.D.B., resigned as Bishop of Surat Thani (Thailand)

Vietnam Bishop Pierre Nguyễn Soạn, Bishop emeritus of Quy Nhon (Vietnam), passed away at 87

2024.07.09

Gibraltar Archbishop Mark Gerard Miles, Apostolic Nuncio to Benin and Apostolic Nuncio to Togo, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica

Poland Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, F.S.S.P., resigned as Superior General of Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

USA Fr. John Berg, F.S.S.P., was appointed as Superior General of Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

2024.07.10

India Archbishop Alphonsus Mathias, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangalore (India), passed away at 96

Mexico Bishop Georges M. Saad Abi Younes, O.L.M., resigned as Bishop of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Líbano en México of the Maronites (Mexico)

Mexico Fr. Elie Mikhael was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Líbano en México of the Maronites (Mexico)

2024.07.11

Brazil Bishop Valdemir Vicente Andrade Santos, Titular Bishop of Castabala and Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza (Brazil), was appointed as Bishop of Juazeiro (Brazil)

Colombia Archbishop Jorge Alberto Ossa Soto resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Ocaña (Colombia)

Colombia Bishop Orlando Olave Villanoba, Bishop of Tumaco (Colombia), was appointed as Bishop of Ocaña (Colombia)

2024.07.12

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Dieudonné Madrapile Tanzi, Bishop of Isangi (Congo-Kinshasa), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Isiro–Niangara (Congo-Kinshasa)

Spain Msgr. Josep-Lluís Serrano Pentinat, Priest of Tortosa (Spain) and Chaplain of His Holiness, was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Urgell (Spain)

Uganda Archbishop Raphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J., Pontifical Commissioner of Congregation of the Apostles of Jesus and Metropolitan Archbishop of Gulu (Uganda), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nebbi (Uganda)

2024.07.13

India Fr. Arokia Raj Satis Kumar, Priest of Bangalore (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Castellum minus and Auxiliary Bishop of Bangalore (India)

India Fr. Joseph Soosainathan, Priest of Bangalore (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Castra Galbæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Bangalore (India)

India Fr. Sagayaraj Thamburaj, Priest of Tiruchirapalli (India), was elected Bishop of Tanjore (India)

Myanmar Fr. Stanislaus Min Ko, Priest of Hpa-an (Myanmar), was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Hpa-an (Myanmar)

Vietnam Fr. John Baptist Nguyễn Huy Bắc, Priest of Ban Mê Thuôt (Vietnam), was elected Bishop of Ban Mê Thuôt (Vietnam)

Vietnam Bishop Vincent Nguyễn Văn Bản resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Ban Mê Thuôt (Vietnam)

2024.07.14

Congo-Kinshasa Bishop Julien Andavo Bule Ahuba Mbia, Bishop of Isiro–Niangara (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 73

2024.07.15

Australia Bishop Kevin Michael Manning, Bishop emeritus of Parramatta (Australia), passed away at 90

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bishop Marko Semren, O.F.M., resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Poland Archbishop-elect Kryspin Dubiel, Apostolic Nuncio to Angola, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe

2024.07.16

Ethiopia Fr. Getahun Fanta Shikune, C.M., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Nekemte (Ethiopia)

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

Ireland Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty, Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso and Apostolic Nuncio to Niger, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria

2024.07.18

Italy Dr. Massimiliano Menichetti was appointed as Vice-Director of Editorial Department of Dicastery for Communication

Italy Dr. Francesco Valle was appointed as Vice-Director General of Dicastery for Communication

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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