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17 July 2020

Hicks named Joliet in Illinois Bishop

Bishop Ronald Aldon Hicks was named Bishop of Joliet in Illinois, USA.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Robert Daniel Conlon in May 2020.

Bishop Hicks had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.

16 July 2020

Malesic named Cleveland Bishop

Bishop Edward Charles Malesic was named Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Nelson Jesus Perez was named Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 2020.

Bishop Malesic had been serving as Bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

09 July 2020

13 June 2020

Udaigwe named Sir Lanka Nuncio

Archbishop Brian Udaigwe was named Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka.

The post had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Tốt in January 2020.

Archbishop Udaigwe had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Benin and to Togo.

08 June 2020

Fernández González named Astorga Bishop

Bishop Jesús Fernández González was named Bishop of Astorga, Spain.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Juan Antonio Menéndez Fernández in May 2019.

Bishop Fernández González had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela.

01 June 2020

Mont-Laurier and Saint-Jérôme united under Bishop Poisson

Bishop Raymond Poisson was named Bishop of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada while remaining Bishop of Saint-Jérôme.

Jurevičius named Telšiai Bishop

Bishop Algirdas Jurevičius was named Bishop of Telšiai (-Klaipeda), Lithuania.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Kęstutis Kėvalas was named Archbishop of Kaunas in February 2020.

Bishop Jurevičius had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Kaunas.

Punt retired, Hendriks succeeded as Haarlem-Amsterdam Bishop; de Jong named Military Administrator

Bishop Jozef Marianus Punt retired and Bishop Johannes Willibrordus Maria Hendriks succeeded as Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bishop Hendriks had been serving as Coadjutor Bishop of the same diocese.

Bishop Punt also retired and Bishop Everardus Johannes de Jong was named Apostolic Administrator of Netherlands, Military.

Bishop de John remains Auxiliary Bishop of Roermond.

d’Aniello named Russia Nuncio

Archbishop Giovanni d’Aniello was named Apostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Celestino Migliore was named Apostolic Nuncio to France in January 2020.

Archbishop d’Aniello had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil.

30 May 2020

Pointe-Noire and Owando made Archdioceses

The dioceses of Pointe-Noire and Owando were both elevated to Archdioceses.

The Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire, Congo was given the suffragan dioceses of Dolisie and Nkayi.

Miguel Ángel Olaverri Arroniz, S.D.B., who had been serving as Bishop, is now Archbishop-designate.


The Archdiocese of Owando, Congo was given the suffragan dioceses of Impfondo and Ouesso.

Victor Abagna Mossa, who had been serving as Bishop, is now Archbishop-designate.


All of the dioceses were formerly suffragans of Archdiocese of Brazzaville.

Ukpong named Umuahia Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Michael Kalu Ukpong was named Auxiliary Bishop of Umuahia, Nigeria and titular bishop of Igilgili.

Peña Rodríguez retired, Castro Marte named Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey Bishop

Bishop Gregorio Nicanor Peña Rodríguez retired and Bishop Jesús Castro Marte was named Bishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic.

Bishop Castro Marte had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo.

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