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Dioceses without Bishops


DioceseTypeDate VacantLast BishopEvent
Thessaloniki, GreeceVicariate Apostolic15 Jul 1929Alessandro GuidatiAppointed, Archbishop of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos
Crete {Candia}, GreeceDiocese5 May 1935Lorenzo Giacomo Inglese, O.F.M. Cap. †Appointed, Bishop of Anglona-Tursi
Lviv (Armenian), UkraineArcheparchy4 Dec 1938Józef Teofil TeodorowiczDied
Chios (Scio), GreeceDiocese1 Jul 1939Nikolaos Charichiopoulos (Harikoupoulos)Died
Derna, LibyaVicariate Apostolic21 Jun 1948Giovanni Lucato, S.D.B. †Appointed, Bishop of Isernia e Venafro
Istanbul (Constantinople) (Greek), TurkeyApostolic Exarchate28 Jan 1957Denis Leonid VarouhasDied
West Indies, SpainPatriarchate31 Aug 1963Leopoldo Eijo y GarayDied, Bishop of Madrid
Misurata, LibyaPrefecture Apostolic26 Jun 1969Guido Attilio Previtali, O.F.M. †Appointed, Titular Bishop of Sozusa in Libya
Rhodos {Rhodes}, GreeceArchdiocese10 Mar 1970Florido Ambrogio Acciari, O.F.M. †Died
Luang Prabang, LaosVicariate Apostolic29 Nov 1975Alessandro Staccioli, O.M.I.Appointed, Auxiliary Bishop of Siena
Viêt NamDelegation19 Dec 1975Henri LemaîtreAppointed, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Uganda
Mogadiscio, SomaliaDiocese9 Jul 1989Pietro Salvatore Colombo, O.F.M. †Died
Kamichlié (Armenian), SyriaEparchy10 Apr 1992Joseph Arnaouti, I.C.P.B.Resigned
Netherlands, MilitaryMilitary Ordinariate13 Mar 1993Ronald Philippe Bär, O.S.B.Resigned
Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Melkite Greek)Eparchy7 Jun 1994Boutros (Pierre) Raï, B.A. †Died
Aqrā {Akra} (Chaldean), IraqDiocese25 Jul 1998Abdul-Ahad Rabban, O.A.O.C. †Died
Greece (Armenian)Ordinariate27 Sep 2000Nechan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B.Appointed, Bishop of Ispahan {Esfáan) (Armenian)
Iraq (Melkite Greek)Patriarchal Exarchate 2004Georges El-Murr, B.C.Resigned
Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), TurkeyArcheparchy16 Jan 2005Paul KaratasDied
Ispahan {Esfáan) (Armenian), IranEparchy2 Apr 2005Nechan Karakéhéyan, I.C.P.B.Appointed, Ordinary of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian)
Argentina, MilitaryMilitary Ordinariate15 May 2007Antonio Juan Baseotto, C.SS.R.Retired
Kole, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Diocese30 Oct 2008Stanislas Lukumwena Lumbala, O.F.M.Resigned
Malakal, South SudanDiocese16 May 2009Vincent Mojwok NyikerRetired
Trondheim, NorwayTerritorial Prelature8 Jun 2009Georg Müller, SS.CC.Resigned
Saint Josaphat in Parma (Ukrainian), USAEparchy29 Jul 2009Robert Mikhail MoskalRetired
Le Caire {Cairo} (Chaldean), EgyptEparchy31 Dec 2009Youssef Ibrahim SarrafDied
Chalan Kanoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Diocese6 Apr 2010Tomas Aguon CamachoRetired
Anatolia, TurkeyVicariate Apostolic3 Jun 2010Luigi Padovese, O.F.M. Cap. †Died
Dassa-Zoumé, BeninDiocese21 Aug 2010Antoine GanyéAppointed, Archbishop of Cotonou
Kalemie-Kirungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Diocese15 Sep 2010Dominique Kimpinde AmandoRetired
Bandung, IndonesiaDiocese12 Nov 2010Johannes Maria Trilaksyanta PujasumartaAppointed, Archbishop of Semarang
Bagdogra, IndiaDiocese12 Mar 2011Thomas D’SouzaAppointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta
Uromi, NigeriaDiocese18 Mar 2011Augustine Obiora AkubezeAppointed, Archbishop of Benin City
Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian), ArgentinaEparchy25 Mar 2011Sviatoslav ShevchukAppointed, Archbishop of Kyiv {Kiev} (Ukrainian)
Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania)Archdiocese31 Mar 2011Hubert CoppenrathRetired
Caroní, VenezuelaVicariate Apostolic9 Apr 2011Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.Appointed, Bishop of Machiques
Ahwaz (Chaldean), IranArcheparchy10 Jun 2011Hanna ZoraAppointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Mar Addai of Toronto (Chaldean)
Jerusalem and Amman {Gerusalemme e Amman} (Armenian), PalestinePatriarchal Exarchate24 Jun 2011Raphaël François Minassian, I.C.P.B.Appointed, Ordinary of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian)
Isangi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Diocese8 Jul 2011Camille Lembi Zaneli (Zanelli)Died
Rumbek, South SudanDiocese16 Jul 2011Cesare Mazzolari, M.C.C.I. †Died
Jowai, IndiaDiocese30 Jul 2011Vincent KympatDied
San José del Amazonas, PeruVicariate Apostolic8 Aug 2011Alberto Campos Hernández, O.F.M.Resigned
Sekondi-Takoradi, GhanaDiocese14 Dec 2011John Martin DarkoResigned
Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, BrazilTerritorial Prelature28 Dec 2011Vital Chitolina, S.C.I.Appointed, Bishop of Diamantino, Mato Grosso
Mpika, ZambiaDiocese12 Jan 2012Ignatius ChamaAppointed, Archbishop of Kasama
Puerto Gaitán, ColombiaVicariate Apostolic2 Mar 2012José Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M.Retired
Gikongoro, RwandaDiocese12 Mar 2012Augustin MisagoDied
Santo Domingo en EcuadorDiocese12 Mar 2012Wilson Abraham Moncayo JalilDied
Bondoukou, Côte d’IvoireDiocese6 May 2012Félix KouadjoDied
San Marcos, GuatemalaDiocese14 May 2012Alvaro Leonel Ramazzini ImeriAppointed, Bishop of Huehuetenango
Obuasi, GhanaDiocese15 May 2012Gabriel Justice Yaw AnokyeAppointed, Archbishop of Kumasi
Armenia, ColombiaDiocese11 Jun 2012Fabio Duque Jaramillo, O.F.M.Appointed, Bishop of Garzón
Kigoma, TanzaniaDiocese26 Jun 2012Protase RugambwaAppointed, Official of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Leeds, England, Great BritainDiocese26 Jun 2012Arthur RocheAppointed, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Vijayawada, IndiaDiocese3 Jul 2012Prakash MallavarapuAppointed, Archbishop of Visakhapatnam
Magangué, ColombiaDiocese30 Jul 2012Jorge Leonardo Gómez Serna, O.P.Resigned
Infanta, PhilippinesTerritorial Prelature8 Sep 2012Rolando Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D.Appointed, Archbishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres)
Zacapa y Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, GuatemalaDiocese14 Sep 2012Rosolino Bianchetti BoffelliAppointed, Bishop of Quiché
Erfurt, GermanyDiocese1 Oct 2012Joachim WankeResigned
Duitama-Sogamoso, ColombiaDiocese15 Oct 2012Carlos Prada SanmiguelResigned
Porto Novo, BeninDiocese17 Oct 2012René-Marie Ehouzou, C.I.M. †Died
Bontoc-Lagawe, PhilippinesVicariate Apostolic30 Oct 2012Rodolfo Fontiveros BeltranAppointed, Bishop of San Fernando de La Union
Shinyanga, TanzaniaDiocese6 Nov 2012Aloysius BalinaDied
Ozieri, ItalyDiocese10 Dec 2012Sergio PintorRetired
Tefé, Amazonas, BrazilTerritorial Prelature12 Dec 2012Sérgio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp.Appointed, Archbishop of Manaus, Amazonas
Jhabua, IndiaDiocese21 Dec 2012Devprasad John Ganawa, S.V.D.Appointed, Bishop of Udaipur
Singida, TanzaniaDiocese15 Jan 2013Desiderius M. RwomaAppointed, Bishop of Bukoba
Marshall Islands, Pacific (Oceania)Nunciature17 Jan 2013Charles Daniel BalvoAppointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
Nauru, Pacific (Oceania)Nunciature17 Jan 2013Charles Daniel BalvoAppointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
Port-Gentil, GabonDiocese19 Jan 2013Mathieu Madega LebouankehanAppointed, Bishop of Mouila
Gumaca, PhilippinesDiocese25 Jan 2013Buenaventura Malayo FamadicoAppointed, Bishop of San Pablo
Kalookan, PhilippinesDiocese25 Jan 2013Deogracias S. Iñiguez, Jr.Resigned
Uyo, NigeriaDiocese2 Feb 2013Joseph Effiong EkuwemAppointed, Archbishop of Calabar
Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, ItalyDiocese26 Feb 2013Claudio GiuliodoriResigned
Torit, South SudanDiocese18 Mar 2013Akio Johnson MutekDied
Lithuania, MilitaryMilitary Ordinariate5 Apr 2013Gintaras Linas GrušasAppointed, Archbishop of Vilnius
Boac, PhilippinesDiocese8 Apr 2013Reynaldo Gonda EvangelistaAppointed, Bishop of Imus
Piana degli Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), ItalyEparchy8 Apr 2013Sotìr FerraraRetired
Facatativá, ColombiaDiocese9 Apr 2013Luis Antonio Nova RochaDied
El Banco, ColombiaDiocese14 Apr 2013Jaime Enrique Duque Correa, M.X.Y. †Died
San Charbel en Buenos Aires (Maronite), ArgentinaEparchy17 Apr 2013Charbel Georges Merhi, M.L.Retired
Klerksdorp, South AfricaDiocese26 Apr 2013Zithulele Patrick MvemveResigned
Kerema, Papua New GuineaDiocese29 Apr 2013Patrick Taval, M.S.C. †Died
Colón-Kuna Yala, PanamaDiocese30 Apr 2013Audilio Aguilar AguilarAppointed, Bishop of Santiago de Veraguas
Isernia-Venafro, ItalyDiocese30 Apr 2013Salvatore ViscoAppointed, Archbishop of Capua
San Marcos de Arica, ChileDiocese14 May 2013Héctor Eduardo Vargas Bastidas, S.D.B.Appointed, Bishop of Temuco
Motherwell, Scotland, Great BritainDiocese30 May 2013Joseph DevineRetired
Montecassino, ItalyTerritorial Abbey12 Jun 2013Pietro Vittorelli, O.S.B.Resigned
Bettiah, IndiaDiocese3 Jul 2013Victor Henry ThakurAppointed, Archbishop of Raipur
Limón, Costa RicaDiocese4 Jul 2013José Rafael Quirós QuirósAppointed, Archbishop of San José de Costa Rica
EritreaNunciature11 Jul 2013Leo BoccardiAppointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Iran
Locri-Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), ItalyDiocese13 Jul 2013Giuseppe Fiorini Morosini, O.M.Appointed, Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova
Samarinda, IndonesiaArchdiocese18 Jul 2013Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F. †Died
Guaranda, EcuadorDiocese20 Jul 2013Ángel Polivio Sánchez LoaizaAppointed, Bishop of Machala
Peru, MilitaryMilitary Ordinariate20 Jul 2013Guillermo Martín Abanto GuzmánResigned
Saitama, JapanDiocese27 Jul 2013Marcellino Taiji TaniResigned
Yaoundé, CameroonArchdiocese29 Jul 2013Simon-Victor Tonyé BakotResigned
Ljubljana, SloveniaArchdiocese31 Jul 2013Anton Stres, C.M.Resigned
Maribor, SloveniaArchdiocese31 Jul 2013Marjan TurnšekResigned
Vinh Long, Viet NamDiocese17 Aug 2013Thomas Nguyên Văn TânDied
El Vigia-San Carlos del Zulia, VenezuelaDiocese30 Aug 2013José Luis Azuaje AyalaAppointed, Bishop of Barinas
Sale, AustraliaDiocese12 Sep 2013Christopher Charles ProwseAppointed, Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn
Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyArchdiocese17 Sep 2013Robert ZollitschRetired
Fairbanks, Alaska, USADiocese20 Sep 2013Donald Joseph KettlerAppointed, Bishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Wewak, Papua New GuineaDiocese20 Sep 2013Anthony Joseph BurgessRetired
Castellaneta, ItalyDiocese24 Sep 2013Pietro Maria FragnelliAppointed, Bishop of Trapani
Gaylord, Michigan, USADiocese24 Sep 2013Bernard Anthony HebdaAppointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey
Estância, Sergipe, BrazilDiocese25 Sep 2013Marco Eugênio Galrão Leite de AlmeidaAppointed, Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia
My Tho, Viet NamDiocese28 Sep 2013Paul Bùi Văn ÐocAppointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Thành-Phô Hô Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville)
Waterford and Lismore, IrelandDiocese1 Oct 2013William LeeResigned
Rossano-Cariati, ItalyArchdiocese10 Oct 2013Santo MarcianòAppointed, Archbishop of Italy, Military
Acerenza, ItalyArchdiocese15 Oct 2013Giovanni RicchiutiAppointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Altamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti
Varanasi, IndiaDiocese17 Oct 2013Raphy ManjalyAppointed, Bishop of Allahabad
Homs (-Hama-Nabk) (Syrian), SyriaArchdiocese22 Oct 2013Théophile Georges KassabDied
Formosa, Goias, BrazilDiocese23 Oct 2013Paulo Roberto BelotoAppointed, Bishop of Franca, Sao Paulo
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaDiocese28 Oct 2013Richard Joseph GagnonAppointed, Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Osogbo, NigeriaDiocese29 Oct 2013Gabriel ’Leke AbegunrinAppointed, Archbishop of Ibadan
Toledo, Ohio, USADiocese29 Oct 2013Leonard Paul BlairAppointed, Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut
Acarigua-Araure, VenezuelaDiocese30 Oct 2013Joaquín José Morón HidalgoDied
Fort-Liberté, HaïtiDiocese1 Nov 2013Max Leroy MésidorAppointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien
Mombasa, KenyaArchdiocese1 Nov 2013Boniface LeleResigned
Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese), ItalyTerritorial Abbey4 Nov 2013Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I.Retired
Burlington, Vermont, USADiocese6 Nov 2013Salvatore Ronald MatanoAppointed, Bishop of Rochester, New York
Orizaba, Veracruz, MéxicoDiocese11 Nov 2013Marcelino Hernández RodríguezAppointed, Bishop of Colima
Broken Bay, AustraliaDiocese13 Nov 2013David Louis WalkerRetired
N’Djaména, ChadArchdiocese19 Nov 2013Matthias N’Gartéri MayadiDied
Napo, EcuadorVicariate Apostolic21 Nov 2013Celmo Lazzari, C.S.I.Appointed, Vicar Apostolic of San Miguel de Sucumbíos
Zomba, MalawiDiocese21 Nov 2013Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M.Appointed, Archbishop of Blantyre
Farafangana, MadagascarDiocese27 Nov 2013Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M.Appointed, Archbishop of Antsiranana
Ingwavuma, South AfricaVicariate Apostolic29 Nov 2013José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C.Appointed, Bishop of Manzini
BulgariaNunciatureDec 2013Janusz BolonekRetired
MacedoniaNunciatureDec 2013Janusz BolonekRetired
Itumbiara, Goias, BrazilDiocese1 Dec 2013Antônio Lino da Silva DinisDied
Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArchdiocese13 Dec 2013Murphy Nicholas Xavier PakiamRetired
Osorno, ChileDiocese14 Dec 2013René Osvaldo Rebolledo SalinasAppointed, Archbishop of La Serena
Alaminos, PhilippinesDiocese30 Dec 2013Marlo Mendoza PeraltaAppointed, Archbishop of Nueva Segovia
Soroti, UgandaDiocese2 Jan 2014Emmanuel Obbo, A.J.Appointed, Archbishop of Tororo
Barcelona, VenezuelaDiocese20 Jan 2014César Ramón Ortega HerreraRetired
Yoro, HondurasDiocese21 Jan 2014Jean-Louis Giasson, P.M.E. †Resigned
Lexington, Kentucky, USADiocese24 Jan 2014Ronald William GainerAppointed, Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Akka [San Giovanni d’Acri; Tolemaide] (Melkite Greek), IsraelArcheparchy27 Jan 2014Elias ChacourResigned
Barretos, Sao Paulo, BrazilDiocese29 Jan 2014Edmilson Amador Caetano, O. Cist.Appointed, Bishop of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo
Doba, ChadDiocese30 Jan 2014Michele Russo, M.C.C.I.Resigned
BurundiNunciature31 Jan 2014Franco CoppolaAppointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic
Hoima, UgandaDiocese8 Feb 2014Deogratias Muganwa ByabazaireDied
Dodoma, TanzaniaDiocese17 Feb 2014Gervas John Mwasikwabhila NyaisongaAppointed, Bishop of Mpanda
Aveiro, PortugalDiocese21 Feb 2014António Francisco dos SantosAppointed, Bishop of Porto
San Juan Bautista de Calama, ChileDiocese22 Feb 2014Guillermo Patricio Vera SotoAppointed, Bishop of Iquique
Sydney, AustraliaArchdiocese24 Feb 2014George PellAppointed, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy
Köln {Cologne}, GermanyArchdiocese28 Feb 2014Joachim MeisnerRetired
České Budĕjovice {Budweis}, Czech RepublicDiocese1 Mar 2014Jiří Paďour, O.F.M. Cap.Resigned
Luz, Minas Gerais, BrazilDiocese6 Mar 2014Antônio Carlos FélixAppointed, Bishop of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais
Perpignan-Elne, FranceDiocese6 Mar 2014André MarceauAppointed, Bishop of Nice
Geita, TanzaniaDiocese14 Mar 2014Damian Denis DaluAppointed, Archbishop of Songea
Kidapawan, PhilippinesDiocese15 Mar 2014Romulo Tolentino de la CruzAppointed, Archbishop of Zamboanga
Sincelejo, ColombiaDiocese15 Mar 2014Nel Hedye Beltrán SantamariaResigned
Bom Jesus da Lapa, Baia, BrazilDiocese20 Mar 2014José Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B.Appointed, Bishop of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo
San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, MéxicoDiocese20 Mar 2014José Trinidad Zapata OrtizAppointed, Bishop of Papantla, Puebla
Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, ItalyDiocese21 Mar 2014Giovanni D’AliseAppointed, Bishop of Caserta
Hamburg, GermanyArchdiocese21 Mar 2014Werner ThissenRetired
Nottingham, England, Great BritainDiocese21 Mar 2014Malcolm Patrick McMahon, O.P.Appointed, Archbishop of Liverpool, England
Costa RicaNunciature22 Mar 2014Pierre Nguyên Van TotAppointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
Chapecó, Santa Catarina, BrazilDiocese26 Mar 2014Manoel João FranciscoAppointed, Bishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana
Limburg, GermanyDiocese26 Mar 2014Franz-Peter Tebartz-van ElstResigned
Townsville, AustraliaDiocese28 Mar 2014Michael Ernest PutneyDied
Pistoia, ItalyDiocese5 Apr 2014Mansueto BianchiResigned
União da Vitória, Parana, BrazilDiocese16 Apr 2014João Bosco Barbosa de Sousa, O.F.M.Appointed, Bishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo
Montevergine, ItalyTerritorial Abbey18 Apr 2014Beda (Umberto) Paluzzi, O.S.B.Resigned
Note: China was intentionally excluded from this table. This table was last updated on 20 Apr 2014.

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