Deceased Bishops

in a.d. 2024

Date of DeathAscendingDeceased Bishops (70)
2024.01.01
BelizeBishop Lawrence Sydney Nicasio († 67)

Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize) (2017.01.26 – 2024.01.01)

2024.01.02
PhilippinesBishop Ronaldo Ignacio Lunas († 57)

Bishop of Pagadian (Philippines) (2018.11.22 – 2024.01.02)

2024.01.05
PolandBishop Ryszard Karpiński († 88)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Lublin (Poland) (1985.09.28 – 2011.12.31)

2024.01.05
IrelandBishop William Lee († 82)

Bishop emeritus of Waterford and Lismore (Ireland) (1993.05.27 – 2013.10.01)

2024.01.06
PhilippinesArchbishop Fernando Robles Capalla († 89)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Davao (Philippines) (1996.11.06 – 2012.02.11)

2024.01.06
IndonesiaBishop Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D. († 95)

Bishop emeritus of Atambua (Indonesia) (1984.02.03 – 2007.06.02)

2024.01.06
PanamaBishop Pablo Varela Server († 81)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Panamá (Panama) (2004.02.26 – 2019.04.26)

2024.01.08
ZimbabweBishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa († 84)

Bishop emeritus of Mutare (Zimbabwe) (1982.06.25 – 2016.05.28)

2024.01.09
TogoArchbishop Philippe Fanoko Kossi Kpodzro († 93)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lomé (Togo) (1992.12.17 – 2007.06.08)

2024.01.16
ItalyCardinal Sergio Sebastiani († 92)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Eustachio pro hac vice Title (2011.02.21 – 2024.01.16)

President emeritus of Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See (1997.11.03 – 2008.04.12)

2024.01.18
ItalyBishop Giovanni Giudici († 83)

Bishop emeritus of Pavia (Italy) (2003.12.01 – 2015.11.16)

2024.01.19
USABishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez († 63)

Bishop of Houma–Thibodaux (USA) (2023.02.01 – 2024.01.19)

2024.01.24
ItalyBishop Alberto Tanasini († 78)

Bishop emeritus of Chiavari (Italy) (2004.03.20 – 2021.04.10)

2024.01.26
ItalyBishop Emanuele Catarinicchia († 97)

Bishop emeritus of Mazara del Vallo (Italy) (1987.12.07 – 2002.11.15)

2024.01.28
BrazilBishop Walter Ivan de Azevedo, S.D.B. († 97)

Bishop emeritus of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Brazil) (1988.02.27 – 2002.01.23)

2024.01.29
ItalyBishop Delio Lucarelli († 84)

Bishop emeritus of Rieti (Italy) (1996.11.30 – 2015.05.15)

2024.02.01
PhilippinesBishop Nereo Page Odchimar († 83)

Bishop emeritus of Tandag (Philippines) (2001.10.18 – 2018.02.26)

2024.02.01
PhilippinesBishop Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J. († 91)

Bishop emeritus of Malaybalay (Philippines) (1994.01.12 – 2010.02.18)

2024.02.02
MexicoArchbishop Luis Morales Reyes († 87)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Luis Potosí (Mexico) (1999.01.20 – 2012.04.03)

2024.02.02
FranceBishop Pierre René Ferdinand Raffin, O.P. († 85)

Bishop emeritus of Metz (France) (1987.08.04 – 2013.09.27)

2024.02.12
Cote d’IvoireArchbishop Paul-Siméon Ahouanan Djro, O.F.M. († 71)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bouaké (Cote d’Ivoire) (2006.09.22 – 2024.02.12)

2024.02.14
GermanyBishop Wolfgang Weider († 91)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Berlin (Germany) (1982.02.10 – 2009.02.18)

2024.02.17
USABishop Peter Michael Muhich († 62)

Bishop of Rapid City (USA) (2020.05.12 – 2024.02.17)

2024.02.17
SpainBishop Juan María Uriarte Goiricelaya († 90)

Bishop emeritus of San Sebastián (Spain) (2000.01.13 – 2009.11.21)

2024.02.22
AustriaArchbishop Alois Kothgasser, S.D.B. († 86)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Salzburg (Austria) (2002.11.27 – 2013.11.04)

2024.02.22
GambiaBishop Robert Patrick Ellison, C.S.Sp. († 82)

Bishop emeritus of Banjul (Gambia) (2006.02.25 – 2017.11.30)

2024.02.23
ItalyArchbishop Francesco Marinelli († 88)

Archbishop emeritus of Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado (Italy) (2000.03.11 – 2011.06.24)

2024.02.25
GermanyBishop Klaus Dick († 95)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Köln (Germany) (1975.03.17 – 2003.02.24)

2024.03.04
USABishop Francisco González Valer, S.F. († 84)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Washington (USA) (2001.12.28 – 2014.05.27)

2024.03.04
PolandBishop Piotr Krupa († 87)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Pelplin (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2011.09.15)

2024.03.06
Papua New GuineaBishop Austen Robin Crapp, O.F.M. († 90)

Bishop emeritus of Aitape (Papua New Guinea) (1999.04.19 – 2009.03.05)

2024.03.11
PolandArchbishop Marian Gołębiewski († 86)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Wrocław (Poland) (2004.04.03 – 2013.05.18)

2024.03.14
AustraliaArchbishop Francis Patrick Carroll († 93)

Archbishop emeritus of Canberra and Goulburn (Australia) (1983.06.25 – 2006.06.19)

2024.03.15
GermanyCardinal Paul Josef Cordes († 89)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Piscibus pro hac vice Title (2018.05.19 – 2024.03.15)

President emeritus of Pontifical Council “Cor unum” (1995.12.02 – 2010.10.07)

2024.03.15
BrazilBishop Antônio Fernando Brochini, C.S.S. († 77)

Bishop emeritus of Itumbiara (Brazil) (2014.10.15 – 2023.07.13)

2024.03.15
TogoBishop Ambroise Kotamba Djoliba († 85)

Bishop emeritus of Sokodé (Togo) (1993.04.05 – 2016.01.03)

2024.03.22
GermanyBishop Franz Josef Dietl († 90)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of München und Freising (Germany) (1998.12.22 – 2010.01.05)

2024.03.24
ColombiaBishop José Agustín Valbuena Jáuregui († 96)

Bishop emeritus of Valledupar (Colombia) (1977.09.09 – 2003.06.10)

2024.03.27
GermanyBishop Karl Reger († 93)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Aachen (Germany) (1986.12.23 – 2006.03.15)

2024.03.31
Central African RepublicBishop Zbigniew Tadeusz Kusy, O.F.M. († 72)

Bishop of Kaga-Bandoro (Central African Republic) (2015.09.27 – 2024.03.31)

2024.04.01
MexicoBishop José Trinidad González Rodríguez († 80)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1997.02.21 – 2015.04.21)

2024.04.03
SwitzerlandBishop Vitus Huonder († 81)

Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland) (2007.07.08 – 2019.05.20)

2024.04.04
USABishop Thomas John Gumbleton († 94)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Detroit (USA) (1968.03.08 – 2006.02.02)

2024.04.15
ColombiaCardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz († 91)

Cardinal-Priest of Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (2001.02.21 [2001.02.25] – 2024.04.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bogotá (Colombia) (1994.12.27 – 2010.07.08)

2024.04.26
AustraliaBishop Peter William Ingham († 83)

Bishop emeritus of Wollongong (Australia) (2001.06.06 – 2017.11.30)

2024.05.04
BotswanaBishop Anthony Pascal Rebello, S.V.D. († 74)

Bishop of Francistown (Botswana) (2021.07.05 – 2024.05.04)

2024.05.13
Sri LankaBishop Vincent Marius Joseph Peiris († 82)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (2000.11.16 – 2018.04.04)

2024.05.17
Dominican RepublicBishop Príamo Pericles Tejeda Rosario († 90)

Bishop emeritus of Baní (Dominican Republic) (1986.11.08 – 1997.12.13)

2024.05.18
IndiaBishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B. († 80)

Bishop emeritus of Krishnagar (India) (2002.04.17 – 2019.04.17)

2024.05.24
USABishop George William Coleman († 85)

Bishop emeritus of Fall River (USA) (2003.04.30 – 2014.07.03)

2024.05.24
PolandBishop Janusz Edmund Zimniak († 90)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bielsko–Żywiec (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2010.01.16)

2024.05.26
IndiaBishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss († 76)

Bishop emeritus of Tanjore (India) (1997.06.28 – 2023.02.04)

2024.05.29
GermanyBishop Franziskus Eisenbach († 81)

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Mainz (Germany) (1988.03.17 – 2002.04.16)

2024.05.30
Saint LuciaCardinal Kelvin Edward Felix († 91)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Salute a Primavalle (2014.02.22 [2014.05.31] – 2024.05.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Castries (Saint Lucia) (1981.07.17 – 2008.02.15)

2024.05.30
IndiaArchbishop Thumma Bala († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Hyderabad (India) (2011.03.12 – 2020.11.19)

2024.06.14
HondurasBishop Tomás Andrés Mauro Muldoon, O.F.M. († 85)

Bishop emeritus of Juticalpa (Honduras) (1987.10.31 – 2012.02.02)

2024.06.16
VenezuelaArchbishop Roberto Lückert León († 84)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Coro (Venezuela) (1998.11.23 – 2016.10.25)

2024.06.16
ArgentinaBishop Marcelo Raúl Martorell († 79)

Bishop emeritus of Puerto Iguazú (Argentina) (2006.10.03 – 2020.05.08)

2024.06.18
USABishop Daniel Patrick Reilly († 96)

Bishop emeritus of Worcester (USA) (1994.10.27 – 2004.03.09)

2024.06.19
ArgentinaBishop José Ángel Rovai († 87)

Bishop emeritus of Villa María (Argentina) (2006.10.03 – 2013.02.28)

2024.06.21
ItalyArchbishop Gianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv. († 80)

Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Treviso (Italy) (2009.12.18 – 2019.07.06)

2024.06.27
ItalyArchbishop Alberto Tricarico († 96)

Titular Archbishop of Sistroniana (1987.02.28 – 2024.06.27)

2024.06.29
ItalyBishop Luciano Giovannetti († 89)

Bishop emeritus of Fiesole (Italy) (1981.05.27 – 2010.02.13)

2024.07.01
Sierra LeoneBishop George Biguzzi, S.X. († 88)

Bishop emeritus of Makeni (Sierra Leone) (1986.11.17 – 2012.01.07)

2024.07.03
VenezuelaBishop José de Jesús Nuñez Viloria († 86)

Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (1987.01.13 – 1990.07.21)

2024.07.05
IndiaBishop George Mamalassery († 92)

Bishop emeritus of Tura (India) (1979.01.12 – 2007.04.21)

2024.07.08
VietnamBishop Pierre Nguyễn Soạn († 87)

Bishop emeritus of Quy Nhon (Vietnam) (1999.06.03 – 2012.06.30)

2024.07.10
IndiaArchbishop Alphonsus Mathias († 96)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangalore (India) (1986.09.12 – 1998.03.24)

2024.07.14
Congo-KinshasaBishop Julien Andavo Bule Ahuba Mbia († 73)

Bishop of Isiro–Niangara (Congo-Kinshasa) (2003.02.01 – 2024.07.14)

2024.07.15
AustraliaBishop Kevin Michael Manning († 90)

Bishop emeritus of Parramatta (Australia) (1997.07.10 – 2010.01.08)

Last updated on 2024.07.19

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Deceased Cardinals

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