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22 November 2020

21 November 2020

Urrea Carrillo named Parral Bishop

Bishop-elect Mauricio Urrea Carrillo was named Bishop of Parral, Chihuahua, México.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Eduardo Cirilo Carmona Ortega, C.O.R.C. was named Coadjutor Bishop of Córdoba, Veracruz in November 2019.

Nsielele Zi Mputu resigned as Kisantu Bishop

Bishop Fidèle Nsielele Zi Mputu resigned as Bishop of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.).

Lobsinger named Hamilton Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Wayne Lawrence Lobsinger was named Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and titular bishop of Gemellae in Numidia.

Kim Woon-hoe retired, Kim Ju-young named Ch’unch’ŏn Bishop

Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (Un-hoe) retired and Bishop-elect Simon Kim Ju-young was named Bishop of Ch’unch’ŏn, Korea (South).

Vera López retired, González García named Saltillo Bishop

Bishop José Raúl Vera López, O.P. retired and Bishop Hilario González García was named Bishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, México.

Bishop González García had been serving as Bishop of Linares, Nuevo León.

18 November 2020

Muhoya Mutchapa named Kindu Bishop

Bishop-elect François Abeli Muhoya Mutchapa was named Bishop of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.).

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele, M. Afr. was named Bishop of Goma in April 2019.

Gbitik named Wau Bishop

Bishop-elect Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, M.C.C.I. was named Bishop of Wau, South Sudan.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak in March 2017.

Felföldi named Pécs Bishop

Bishop-elect László Felföldi was named Bishop of Pécs, Hungary.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop György Udvardy was named Archbishop of Veszprém in July 2019.

Barreto de Farias named Araçuaí Bishop

Bishop Esmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Ist. del Prado was named Bishop of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Marcello Romano in March 2020.

Bishop Barreto de Farias had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão.

Daw Tang resigned as Myitkyina Bishop

Bishop Francis Daw Tang resigned as Bishop of Myitkyina, Myanmar.

15 November 2020

Cardinal Vela Chiriboga Died

Raúl Eduardo Cardinal Vela Chiriboga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador, has died.

He was 86 years old and would have celebrated 10 years as a cardinal next week. He served as a bishop for 48 years and as a priest for 63 years.

May he rest in peace.

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