30 November 2011

Mang Thang named Mandalay Coadjutor Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Nicholas Mang Thang was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Mandalay, Myanmar

Archbishop-designate Mang Thang had been serving as Bishop of Hakha and he remains the Apostolic Administrator of that diocese.

Kettmann resigned as Osnabrück Auxiliary

Bishop Theodor Kettmann resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück, Germany.

Erected: Gaoua, Burkina Faso; Kambou named Bishop

The Diocese of Gaoua, Burkina Faso was erected with territory taken from Diébougou.

Bishop-elect Modeste Kambou was named its first Bishop.

Pena retired, Rezende Dias named Niterói Archbishop

Archbishop Alano Maria Pena, O.P. retired and Archbishop-designate José Francisco Rezende Dias was named Archbishop of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Archbishop-designate Rezende Dias had been serving as Bishop of Duque de Caxias.

Grechi retired, Barreto de Farias named Porto Velho Archbishop

Archbishop Moacyr Grechi, O.S.M. retired and Archbishop-designate Esmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Ist. del Prado was named Archbishop of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil.

Archbishop-designate Barreto de Farias had been serving as Bishop of Santarém, Para.

25 November 2011

18 November 2011

Random Cardinal Charts (updated), stats, and a related note

I've had an opportunity to mess with the databases and update the Cardinal Charts.

The Charts (Warning: PDF format)

The charts are:
  • Number of Cardinals (1585-2020; 1915-2020; and 1965-2020)
  • Average Age (1585-2020; 1915-2020; and 1965-2020)
Enjoy :-)

Also a few interesting statistics:
  • Currently 112 Cardinal Electors of 193 Total
    Average since 1585: 72 Electors of 82 Total
  • Current Average Age of All Cardinals: 78.48
    Average since 1585: 64.4
    Highest since 1585: 78.54 was in November 2010, just before the last Consistory to Create Cardinals
    If no one dies, we'll tie that around 8 December (in under 3 weeks)
  • Current Average Age of Cardinal Electors: 72.9
    Average since 1585: 63.7
  • Current Average Years of Service as a Cardinal: 12.5
    Average since 1585: 11.3
FYI, I also recently posted some thoughts about the possible timing of the next Consistory to Create Cardinals on my other blog.

10 November 2011

Padilla named Tanzania Nuncio

Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla was named Apostolic Nuncio to Tanzania.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Joseph Chennoth was named Apostolic Nuncio to Japan in August 2011.

Archbishop Padilla had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands.

04 November 2011

Ouédraogo named Koudougou Bishop

Bishop Joachim Ouédraogo was named Bishop of Koudougou, Burkina Faso.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Basile Tapsoba in May 2011.

Bishop Ouédraogo had been serving as Bishop of Dori.

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