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11 May 2021

Segura Etxezarraga named Bilbao Bishop

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga was named Bishop of Bilbao, Spain.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa was named Archbishop of Burgos in October 2020.

Bishop Segura Etxezarraga had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Bilbao.

Bustillo named Ajaccio Bishop

Bishop-elect François-Xavier Bustillo, O.F.M. Conv. was named Bishop of Ajaccio, France.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Olivier Jacques Marie de Germay de Cirfontaine was named Archbishop of Lyon in October 2020.

08 May 2021

25 April 2021

Gómez Rodríguez named Manizales Archbishop

Archbishop-designate José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez was named Archbishop of Manizales, Colombia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Gonzalo Restrepo Restrepo in January 2020.

Archbishop-designate Gómez Rodríguez had been serving as Bishop of Facatativá.

14 April 2021

Pop named Cluj-Gherla Bishop

Bishop Claudiu-Lucian Pop was named Bishop of Cluj-Gherla (Romanian), Romania.

The eparchy had been vacant since the death of Bishop Florentin Crihălmeanu in January 2021.

Bishop Pop had been serving as Curial Bishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia.

30 March 2021

Rugambwa named Micronesia Nuncio

Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa was named Apostolic Nuncio to Micronesia, Federated States of, Pacific (Oceania) in addition to his other posts.

Rivera Montoya named Huamachuco Prelate

Bishop-elect Pascual Benjamín Rivera Montoya, T.O.R. was named Prelate of Huamachuco, Peru.

The prelature had been vacant since Bishop Sebastián Ramis Torrens, T.O.R. retired in August 2018.

González Sánchez resigned as Ciudad Victoria Bishop

Bishop Antonio González Sánchez resigned as Bishop of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México.

Curiel Herrera named Carora Bishop

Bishop Carlos Enrique Curiel Herrera, Sch. P. was named Bishop of Carora, Venezuela.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Luis Armando Tineo Rivera in June 2020.

Bishop Curiel Herrera had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba.

Arana named El Alto Bishop

Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana was named Bishop of El Alto, Bolivia.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini in July 2020.

Bishop Arana had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the same diocese.

20 March 2021

Le Stang named Amiens Bishop

Bishop-elect Gérard Le Stang was named Bishop of Amiens, France.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Olivier Claude Philippe Marie Leborgne was named Bishop of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer) in September 2020.

Fiorini Morosini retired, Morrone named Reggio Calabria-Bova Archbishop

Archbishop Giuseppe Fiorini Morosini, O.M. retired and Archbishop-elect Fortunato Morrone was named Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy.

Fernández Villaseca named Talca Bishop

Bishop Galo Fernández Villaseca was named Bishop of Talca, Chile.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca in June 2018.

Bishop Fernández Villaseca had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile.

Ambarus named Rome Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Benoni Ambarus was named Auxiliary Bishop of Roma {Rome}, Italy and titular bishop of Truentum.

Aloise named Rossano-Cariati Archbishop

Archbishop-elect Maurizio Aloise was named Archbishop of Rossano-Cariati, Italy.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Giuseppe Satriano was named Archbishop of Bari-Bitonto in October 2020.

13 March 2021

Girelli named India Nuncio

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli was named Apostolic Nuncio to India.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro was named Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil in August 2020.

Archbishop Girelli had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus, and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine.

11 March 2021

Boccardi named Japan Nuncio

Archbishop Leo Boccardi was named Apostolic Nuncio to Japan.

The post had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Joseph Chennoth in September 2020.

Archbishop Boccardi had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Iran.

05 March 2021

03 March 2021

Vanqa named Queenstown Bishop

Bishop-elect Paul Siphiwo Vanqa, S.A.C. was named Bishop of Queenstown, South Africa.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako was named Bishop of South Africa, Military in April 2019.

Tsoke named Kimberley Bishop

Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke was named Bishop of Kimberley, South Africa.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Abel Gabuza was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban in December 2018.

Bishop Tsoke had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg.

Krebs named Switzerland and Liechtenstein Nuncio

Archbishop Martin Krebs was named Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland and Apostolic Nuncio to Liechtenstein.

The posts had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson in December 2020.

Archbishop Krebs had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay.

Bou Najem confirmed as Antélias Archbishop

Archbishop-elect Antoine Farès Bou Najem was confirmed Archbishop of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon.

The archeparchy had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Camille Zaidan in October 2019.

19 February 2021

Howlader named Chattogram Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. was named Archbishop of Chattogram, Bangladesh.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Moses Montu Costa, C.S.C. in July 2020.

Archbishop-designate Howlader had been serving as Bishop of Barisal.

05 February 2021

Miles named Benin Nuncio

Archbishop-elect Mark Gerard Miles was named Apostolic Nuncio to Benin and Titular Archbishop of Città Ducale.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Brian Udaigwe was named Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka in June 2020.

02 February 2021

Vayalunkal named Tunisia Nuncio

Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal was named Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia in addition to his other posts.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Luciano Russo was named Apostolic Nuncio to Panama in August 2020.

Yu Soo-il retired, Seo Sang-Bum named Korea, Military Bishop

Bishop Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M. retired and Bishop-elect Titus Seo Sang-Bum was named Bishop of Korea, Military.

Rugambwa named Cook Islands Nuncio

Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa was named Apostolic Nuncio to Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) in addition to his other posts.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Martin Krebs was named Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay in June 2018.

Nhanganga Tyombe named Uije Bishop

Bishop-elect Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe was named Bishop of Uije, Angola.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo was named Bishop of Viana in February 2019.

Lucas named Gurué Bishop

Bishop-elect Inácio Lucas was named Bishop of Gurué, Mozambique.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Francisco Lerma Martínez, I.M.C. in April 2019.

13 January 2021

07 January 2021

Nugent named Kuwait and Qatar Nuncio

Archbishop Eugene Martin Nugent was named Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait and Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar.

The posts had been vacant since Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla was named Apostolic Nuncio to Guatemala in April 2020.

Archbishop Nugent had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti.

05 January 2021

Bibi named Buéa Bishop

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi was named Bishop of Buéa, Cameroon.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Emmanuel Bushu retired in December 2019.

Bishop Bibi had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda.

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