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05 August 2017

Thottathil named St. Mary, Queen of Peace Bishop

Bishop Philippos Stephanos Thottathil was named Bishop of St. Mary, Queen of Peace (Syro-Malankara), USA.

He had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla, India.

Erected: Parassale, India; Naickamparampil named Bishop

The Eparchy of Parassale (Syro-Malankara), India was erected with territory taken from Archeparchy of Trivandrum.

Bishop Thomas Eusebios Naickamparampil was named its first ordinary.

He had been serving as Bishop of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, USA.

Kochuthundil named Curial Bishop

Bishop-elect John Kochuthundil was named Curial Bishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India and Titular Bishop of Thuburbo Maius.

Kalayil named Puthur Bishop

Bishop-elect George Kalayil was named Bishop of Puthur (Syro-Malankara), India.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil in January 2017.

Diouf resigned as Tambacounda Bishop

Bishop Jean-Noël Diouf resigned as Bishop of Tambacounda, Senegal.

28 June 2017

Titles of the New Cardinals

The five new Cardinals created today were given the following titles:

Sunarko named Pangkal-Pinang Bishop

Bishop-elect Adrianus Sunarko, O.F.M. was named Bishop of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Hilarius Moa Nurak, S.V.D. in April 2016.

de Romanet de Beaune named France Military Bishop

Bishop-elect Antoine de Romanet de Beaune was named Bishop of France, Military.

The post had been vacant since then-Bishop Luc Marie Daniel Ravel, C.R.S.V. was named Archbishop of Strasbourg in February 2017.

Moon Chang-woo named Cheju Coadjutor

Bishop-elect Pius Moon Chang-woo was named Coadjutor Bishop of Cheju, Korea (South).

Koo Yobi named Seoul Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Job Koo Yobi was named Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul, Korea (South) and titular bishop of Sfasferia.

Sabio resigned, Galido named Marshall Islands Prefect

Father Raymundo Sabio, M.S.C. resigned and Father Ariel Galido, M.S.C. was named Prefect of Marshall Islands, Pacific (Oceania).

de Assis Ribeiro named Belém do Pará Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Antônio de Assis Ribeiro, S.D.B. was named Auxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará, Brazil and titular bishop of Babra.

22 June 2017

Carrascosa Coso named Ecuador Nuncio

Archbishop Andrés Carrascosa Coso was named Apostolic Nuncio to Ecuador.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Giacomo Guido Ottonello was named Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia in April 2017.

Archbishop Carrascosa Coso had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Panama.

18 June 2017

Székely named Szombathely Bishop

Bishop János Székely was named Bishop of Szombathely, Hungary.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop András Veres was named Bishop of Győr (Raab) in May 2016.

Bishop Székely had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest.

17 June 2017

15 June 2017

Salcedo Aquino named Tlaxcala Bishop

Bishop-elect Julio César Salcedo Aquino, M.J. was named Bishop of Tlaxcala, México.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Francisco Moreno Barrón was named Archbishop of Tijuana, Baja California Norte in June 2016.

Palmieri retired, Meta named Rrëshen Bishop

Bishop Cristoforo Palmieri, C.M. retired and Bishop-elect Gjergj Meta was named Bishop of Rrëshen, Albania.

Kulli named Sapë Bishop

Bishop-elect Simon Kulli was named Bishop of Sapë, Albania.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Lucjan Avgustini in May 2016.

Kabashi retired, Peragine named Southern Albania Apostolic Administrator

Bishop Hil Kabashi, O.F.M. retired and Bishop-elect Giovanni Peragine, B. was named Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania {Albania Meridionale} (Albanian) and titular bishop of Phoenice.

Huertas Vargas retired, García Peláez named Garagoa Bishop

Bishop José Vicente Huertas Vargas retired and Bishop Julio Hernando García Peláez was named Bishop of Garagoa, Colombia.

Bishop García Peláez had been serving as Bishop of Istmina-Tadó.

14 June 2017

Steinmetz named Londrina Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Geremias Steinmetz was named Archbishop of Londrina, Parana, Brazil.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Orlando Brandes was named Archbishop of Aparecida, Sao Paulo in November 2016.

Archbishop-designate Steinmetz had been serving as Bishop of Paranavaí.

21 May 2017

5 New Cardinals Announced!

This morning Pope Francis announced his intention to create 5 new Cardinals on 28 June 2017.

To be Created Cardinal:
Count: 5; Average Age: 72.0
The page on the site for the new Consistory.

27 April 2017

D’Errico named Malta Nuncio

Archbishop Alessandro D’Errico was named Apostolic Nuncio to Malta.

The post had been vacant since the retirement of Archbishop Mario Roberto Cassari in December 2016.

Archbishoip D’Errico had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia.

26 April 2017

Filipazzi named Nigeria Nuncio

Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi was named Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Augustine Kasujja was named Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium in October 2016.

Archbishop Filipazzi had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia.

19 April 2017

Versari named Campo Mourão Coadjutor

Bishop-elect Bruno Elizeu Versari was named Coadjutor Bishop of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil.

Lisboa de Oliveira named Itacoatiara Prelate

Bishop-elect José Ionilton Lisboa de Oliveira, S.D.V. was named Prelate of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil.

The prelature had been vacant since the death of Bishop Carillo Gritti, I.M.C. in June 2016.

Dolan named San Diego Auxiliary

Bishop-elect John P. Dolan was named Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, California, USA and titular bishop of Uchi Maius.

Basso named Imperatriz Bishop

Bishop Vilson Basso, S.C.I. was named Bishop of Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Gilberto Pastana de Oliveira was named Coadjutor Bishop of Crato, Ceara in May 2016.

Bishop Basso had been serving as Bishop of Caxias do Maranhão.

Bach named Joinville Bishop

Bishop Francisco Carlos Bach was named Bishop of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Irineu Roque Scherer in July 2016.

Bishop Bach had been serving as Bishop of São José dos Pinhais, Parana.

Amos retired, Zinkula named Davenport Bishop

Bishop Martin John Amos retired and Bishop-elect Thomas Robert Zinkula was named Bishop of Davenport, Iowa, USA.

18 April 2017

11 April 2017

Saúre named Nampula Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Inácio Saúre, I.M.C. was named Archbishop of Nampula, Mozambique.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Tomé Makhweliha, S.C.I. in July 2016.

Archbishop-designate Saúre had been serving as Bishop of Tete.

09 April 2017

01 April 2017

van den Hout named Groningen-Leeuwarden Bishop

Bishop-elect Cornelis Franciscus Maria van den Hout was named Bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Gerard Johannes Nicolaus de Korte was named Bishop of ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc) in March 2016.

Ottonello named Slovakia Nuncio

Archbishop Giacomo Guido Ottonello was named Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia.

He had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Ecuador.

Nguema Bee named Ebebiyin Bishop

Bishop-elect Miguel Angel Nguema Bee, S.D.B. was named Bishop of Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Juan Nsue Edjang Mayé was named Archbishop of Malabo.

Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea erected, Esono Ayang named Bishop

The Diocese of Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea was erected with territory taken from Ebebiyin.

Bishop-elect Juan Domingo-Beka Esono Ayang, C.M.F. was named its first bishop.

Evinayong, Equatorial Guinea erected, Abaga Obono named Bishop

The Diocese of Evinayong, Equatorial Guinea was erected with territory taken from Bata.

Bishop-elect Calixto Paulino Esono Abaga Obonof was named its first bishop.

23 March 2017

Cardinal Keeler has died

William Henry Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, has died.

He had turned 86 earlier this month and had served as a cardinal for 22 years. He had also served as a priest for 61 years and as a bishop for 37 years.

May he rest in peace.

Roncagliolo Pacheco named Santiago de Chile Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Cristián Carlos Roncagliolo Pacheco was named Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile and titular bishop of Hospita.

18 March 2017

Cardinal Vlk has died

Miloslav Cardinal Vlk, Archbishop Emeritus of Praha {Prague}, Czech Republic, has died.

He was 84 years old and had served as a cardinal for 22 years. He had also served as a priest for 48 years. He would have celebrated his 27 anniversary as a bishop at the end of this month.

May he rest in peace.

Rubiyatmoko named Semarang Archbishop

Archbishop-elect Robertus Rubiyatmoko was named Archbishop of Semarang, Indonesia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Johannes Maria Trilaksyanta Pujasumarta in November 2015.

Olave Villanoba named Tumaco Bishop

Bishop-elect Orlando Olave Villanoba was named Bishop of Tumaco, Colombia.

The diocese had been vacant since the retirement of Bishop Gustavo Girón Higuita, O.C.D. in July 2015.

Józwowicz named Rwanda Nuncio

Archbishop-elect Andrzej Józwowicz was named Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda and titular archbishop of Lauriacum.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Luciano Russo was named Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria in June 2016.

11 March 2017

10 March 2017

Miehm named Peterborough Bishop

Bishop Daniel Joseph Miehm was named Bishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop William Terrence McGrattan was named Bishop of Calgary, Alberta in January 2017.

Bishop Miehm had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton.

09 March 2017

05 February 2017

Martinelli retired, Bugeja succeeded as Tripoli Vicar

Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, O.F.M. retired and Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. succeeded as Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya.

Bishop Bugeja had been serving as Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of the same jurisdiction.

02 February 2017

Khamsé Vithavong retired as Vientiane Vicar

Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. retired as Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos.

Chittagong elevated to Archdiocese; Costa named Archbishop

The diocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh was elevated to a Metropolitan Archdiocese with the dioceses of Barisal and Khulna as suffragans.

Archbishop-designate Moses M. Costa, C.S.C. was named its first Archbishop. He had been serving as the Bishop of the same jurisdiction.

Ramos Morales named Caguas Bishop

Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales was named Bishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Ruben Antonio González Medina, C.M.F. was named Bishop of Ponce in December 2015.

Bishop Ramos Morales had been serving as Bishop of Fajardo-Humacao.

Herzog retired, Tally succeeded as Alexandria Bishop

Bishop Ronald Paul Herzog retired and Bishop David Prescott Talley succeeded as Bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA.

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

Argüelles resigned, Garcera named Lipa Archbishop

Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles resigned and Archbishop-designate Gilbert Armea Garcera was named Archbishop of Lipa, Philippines.

Archbishop-designate Garcera had been serving as Bishop of Daet.

21 January 2017

Migliore named Uzbekistan Nuncio

Archbishop Celestino Migliore was named Apostolic Nuncio to Uzbekistan in addition to his other posts.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič was named Permanent Observer to United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in Geneva in February 2016.

Diquattro named India and Nepal Nuncio

Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro was named Apostolic Nuncio to India and Apostolic Nuncio to Nepal.

The posts had been vacant since Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio was named Apostolic Nuncio to Poland in August 2016.

Archbishop Diquattro had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia.

10 January 2017

Solis named Salt Lake City Bishop

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis was named Bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop John Charles Wester was named Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico in April 2015.

Bishop Solis had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California.

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