05 September 2018

Prizren elevated to Diocese; Gjergji as Bishop

The Apostolic Administration of Prizren was elevated to the Diocese of Prizren-Prishtina, Serbia.

Bishop Dodë Gjergji was named its Bishop.

He had been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the same jurisdiction.

15 August 2018

Peña Parra named Secretariat of State Sostituto

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra was named Substitute (Sostituto) of the Secretariat of State.

The post had been vacant since then-Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu was elevated to a Cardinal in June 2018.

Archbishop Peña Parra had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique.

Garnier died, Dollmann succeeded as Cambrai Archbishop

Archbishop François Charles Garnier died and Archbishop Vincent Dollmann succeeded as Archbishop of Cambrai, France.

Archbishop Dollmann had been serving as Coadjutor Archbishop of the same archdiocese.

Archbishop Garnier was 74 years old. He had served as a priest for 48 years and as a bishop for 27 years. May he rest in peace.

16 July 2018

Saturné named Cap-Haïtien Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Launay Saturné was named Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor was named Archbishop of Port-au-Prince in October 2017.

Archbishop-designate Saturné had been serving as Bishop of Jacmel.

23 June 2018

Teyrouz retired, Yéghiayan named Sainte-Croix-de-Paris Bishop

Bishop Jean Teyrouz, I.C.P.B. retired and Bishop-elect Elie (Yéghia) Yéghiayan, I.C.P.B. was named Bishop of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian), France.

Martínez Flores named Villarrica del Espíritu Santo Bishop

Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores was named Bishop of Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, Paraguay.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Rios was named Bishop of Caacupé in June 2017.

Bishop Martínez Flores had been serving as Bishop of Paraguay, Military.

Koda resigned as Tōkyō Auxiliary

Bishop James Kazuo Koda resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Tōkyō, Japan.

Galea-Curmi named Malta Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Joseph Galea-Curmi was named Auxiliary Bishop of Malta and titular bishop of Cebarades.

Zabbara named Baghdad Apostolic Administrator

Nersès (Joseph) Zabbara was named Apostolic Administrator of Baghdad (Armenian), Iraq.

Wambua named Machakos Bishop

Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua was named Bishop of Machakos, Kenya.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Martin Kivuva Musonde was named Archbishop of Mombasa in December 2014.

Bishop Wambua had been serving as Bishop of Bungoma.

01 June 2018

Lach named Parma Bishop

Bishop Milan Lach, S.J. was named Bishop of Parma (Ruthenian), Ohio, USA.

The eparchy had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop John Michael Kudrick in May 2016.

Bishop Lach had been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the same eparchy.

29 May 2018

Jacolin named Luçon Bishop

Bishop François Joseph Marie Jacolin, M.D.P. was named Bishop of Luçon, France.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Alain Castet in October 2017.

Bishop Jacolin had been serving as Bishop of Mende.

22 May 2018

20 May 2018

14 New Cardinals Named

This morning the Holy Father announced 14 new Cardinals will be created on 29 June 2018.

To Be Created Cardinal:
Count: 11; Average Age: 68.6

To Be Created Cardinal (Non-Voting):
Count: 3; Average Age: 82.6

With the addition of the 14 new Cardinals on 29 June 2018, there will be 227 members total with 125 of those having the right to vote. Assuming no Cardinal elector deaths, the number of electors will return to the theoretical maximum of 120 on 1 Aug 2019.

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, Papal Almoner, will become the second youngest Cardinal at age 54. Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp., Archbishop of Bangui, Central African Republic, will remain the youngest at 51.

25 April 2018

Spaki named Paranava Bishop

Bishop-elect Mário Spaki was named Bishop of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Geremias Steinmetz was named Archbishop of Londrina in June 2017.

Nguyen Duc Cuong named Thanh Hoá Bishop

Bishop-elect Joseph Nguyen Duc Cuong was named Bishop of Thanh Hoá, Viet Nam.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Joseph Nguyên Chi Linh was named Archbishop of Huế in October 2016.

Ndabnyemb named Batouri Bishop

Bishop-elect Marcellin-Marie Ndabnyemb was named Bishop of Batouri, Cameroon.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo, C.I.C.M. was named Archbishop of Garoua in October 2016.

Konan Kouassi retired, Kouadio named Daloa Bishop

Bishop Maurice Konan Kouassi retired and Bishop Marcellin Yao Kouadio was named Bishop of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire.

Bishop Kouadio had been serving as Bishop of Yamoussoukro.

Erected: Chiang Rai; Haelom named Bishop

The Diocese of Chiang Rai, Thailand was erected with territory taken from Chiang Mai.

Bishop-elect Joseph Vuthilert Haelom was named its first Bishop.

Grachane retired, Vera Aréjula named Nacala Bishop

Bishop Germano Grachane, C.M. retired and Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula, O. de M. was named Bishop of Nacala, Mozambique.

Bishop Vera Aréjula had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Xai-Xai.

Lyrio Rocha retired, dos Santos named Mariana Archbishop

Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha retired and Archbishop Airton José dos Santos was named Archbishop of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

>Archbishop dos Santos had been serving as Archbishop of Campinas, Sao Paulo.

24 March 2018

Murat named Cameroun Nuncio

Archbishop Julio Murat was named Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroun.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Piero Pioppo was named Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia in September 2017.

Archbishop Murat had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi.

Ngoyagoye retired, Banshimiyubusa named Bujumbura Archbishop

Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye retired and Archbishop-designate Gervais Banshimiyubusa was named Archbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi.

Archbishop-designate Banshimiyubusa had been serving as Bishop of Ngozi.

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