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Recent Bishop Events


DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
27 May 201148.7AppointedRaymond Kingsley WickramasingheBishop of Galle
31 Aug 201149.0Ordained BishopRaymond Kingsley WickramasingheBishop of Galle
28 Nov 201163.5AppointedFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoAuxiliary Bishop of ColomboBishop of Mannar
63.5AppointedFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoTitular Bishop of HortaBishop of Mannar
58.1AppointedSampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
58.1AppointedSampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville SilvaTitular Bishop of LesinaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
15 Dec 201175.2RetiredFrançois Robert BacquéApostolic Nuncio to NetherlandsApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
11 Feb 201263.7Ordained BishopFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoTitular Bishop of HortaBishop of Mannar
58.3Ordained BishopSampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville SilvaTitular Bishop of LesinaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
3 Jul 201259.7AppointedJoseph PonniahBishop of Batticaloa
75.5AppointedJoseph Kingsley SwampillaiBishop of TrincomaleeBishop Emeritus
3 Dec 201285.6DiedLeo Rajendram AntonyBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee-Batticaloa
1 Oct 201354.3AppointedJoseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’IvoireApostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
22 Mar 201464.9AppointedPierre Nguyên Van TotApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
29 Sep 201490.9DiedCarlo CurisApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Canada
201573.5RetiredThomas Yeh Sheng-nanApostolic Nuncio to AlgeriaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
73.5RetiredThomas Yeh Sheng-nanApostolic Nuncio to TunisiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Algeria
9 Apr 201582.3DiedElmo Noel Joseph PereraBishop Emeritus of Galle
3 Jun 201554.4AppointedChristian Noel EmmanuelBishop of Trincomalee
78.4RetiredJoseph Kingsley SwampillaiBishop of TrincomaleeBishop Emeritus
25 Jul 201554.5Ordained BishopChristian Noel EmmanuelBishop of Trincomalee
26 Jul 201554.5InstalledChristian Noel EmmanuelBishop of Trincomalee
13 Oct 201567.4AppointedJustin Bernard GnanapragasamBishop of Jaffna
77.2RetiredThomas Emmanuel SavundaranayagamBishop of JaffnaBishop Emeritus
28 Nov 201567.5Ordained BishopJustin Bernard GnanapragasamBishop of Jaffna
14 Jan 201675.7RetiredRayappu JosephBishop of MannarBishop Emeritus
79.0AppointedJoseph Kingsley SwampillaiApostolic Administrator of MannarBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee
19 Nov 201670.8AppointedMario ZenariCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta CavalleggeriCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria
70.8Elevated to CardinalMario ZenariCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria
25 Mar 201771.2InstalledMario ZenariCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta CavalleggeriCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria
15 Sep 201775.1RetiredOsvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to KoreaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
75.1RetiredOsvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to MongoliaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Korea
29 Sep 201785.1DiedAnthony Leopold Raymond PeirisBishop Emeritus of Kurunegala
22 Nov 201769.5AppointedFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoBishop of Mannar
30 Dec 201769.6InstalledFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoBishop of Mannar
81.0CeasedJoseph Kingsley SwampillaiApostolic Administrator of MannarBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee
7 Mar 201858.7AppointedJoseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
4 Apr 201859.5AppointedJayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyAuxiliary Bishop of ColomboAuxiliary Bishop-Elect
59.5AppointedJayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyTitular Bishop of MulliAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Colombo
76.4RetiredVincent Marius Joseph PeirisAuxiliary Bishop of ColomboAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
23 Jun 201859.7Ordained BishopJayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyTitular Bishop of MulliAuxiliary Bishop-Elect of Colombo

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