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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.

21 May 2020

19 May 2020

06 May 2020

Lopes Ricci named Nova Friburgo Bishop

Bishop Luiz Antônio Lopes Ricci was named Bishop of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Edney Gouvêa Mattoso in January 2020.

Bishop Lopes Ricci had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Niterói.

Wagner da Silva retired, da Silva named Guarapuava Bishop

Bishop Antônio Wagner da Silva, S.C.I. retired and Bishop Amilton Manoel da Silva, C.P. was named Bishop of Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil.

Bishop da Silva had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba.

Desrochers named Pembroke Bishop

Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. was named Bishop of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Michael Mulhall was named Archbishop of Kingston in March 2019.

Bishop Desrochers had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall.

Ottawa-Cornwall erected, Damphousse named Coadjutor Archbishop

The Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall were united to form the new Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J. was serving as the ordinary for both jurisdictions and is now the Archbishop of the new archdiocese.

Archbishop-designate Marcel Damphousse was named the Coadjutor Archbishop.

He had been serving as Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie

02 March 2020

25 February 2020

Gallaro named Oriental Churches Secretary

Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro was named Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and given the personal title of archbishop.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Cyril Vasil’, S.J. was named Apostolic Administrator of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia in January 2020.

Archbishop Gallaro had been serving as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy.

19 February 2020

Kėvalas named Kaunas Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Kęstutis Kėvalas was named Archbishop of Kaunas, Lithuania.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Lionginas Virbalas, S.J. in March 2019.

Archbishop-designate Kėvalas had been serving as Bishop of Telšiai (-Klaipeda).

22 January 2020

Vukšić named Vrhbosna Coadjutor Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Tomo Vukšić was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Vrhbosna {Sarajevo}, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He had been serving as Bishop of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Military.

Scampa retired, Rocha Mota named São Luís de Montes Belos Bishop

Bishop Carmelo Scampa retired and Bishop-elect Lindomar Rocha Mota was named Bishop of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil.

Gouvêa Mattoso resigned as Nova Friburgo Bishop

Bishop Edney Gouvêa Mattoso resigned as Bishop of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bishop Paulo Antônio de Conto was named Apostolic Administrator.

Crişan named Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Cristian Dumitru Crişan was confirmed as Auxiliary Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania and named titular bishop of Abula.

Bot named Lugoj Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Călin Ioan Bot was confirmed as Auxiliary Bishop of Lugoj (Romanian), Romania and named titular bishop of Abrittum.

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