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Recent Bishop Events


DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
26 Apr 200865.7AppointedOsvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to MongoliaApostolic Nuncio to Korea
13 May 200859.0AppointedPierre Nguyên Van TotApostolic Nuncio to Costa RicaApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
24 May 200855.6Ordained BishopJoseph PonniahTitular Bishop of Mons in MauretaniaBishop of Batticaloa
30 Dec 200862.9AppointedMario ZenariApostolic Nuncio to Syria
21 Feb 200949.7AppointedJoseph SpiteriTitular Archbishop of SertaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
49.7AppointedJoseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Sri LankaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
14 May 200976.7RetiredAnthony Leopold Raymond PeirisBishop of KurunegalaBishop Emeritus
57.9AppointedHarold Anthony PereraBishop of Kurunegala
24 May 200950.0Ordained BishopJoseph SpiteriTitular Archbishop of SertaApostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire
16 Jun 200976.5RetiredOswald Thomas Colman GomisArchbishop of ColomboArchbishop Emeritus
61.5AppointedAlbert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige DonCardinal, Archbishop of Colombo
5 Aug 200961.7InstalledAlbert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige DonCardinal, Archbishop of Colombo
24 Aug 200977.8DiedFrank Marcus FernandoBishop Emeritus of Chilaw
29 Apr 201069.4AppointedVictor Gnanapragasam, O.M.I.Vicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
69.4AppointedVictor Gnanapragasam, O.M.I.Titular Bishop of ThimidaVicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
16 Jul 201069.6Ordained BishopVictor Gnanapragasam, O.M.I.Titular Bishop of ThimidaVicar Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
20 Nov 201063.0AppointedAlbert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige DonCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in LucinaCardinal, Archbishop of Colombo
63.0Elevated to CardinalAlbert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige DonCardinal, Archbishop of Colombo
13 Feb 201163.2InstalledAlbert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige DonCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in LucinaCardinal, Archbishop of Colombo
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 Colombo
63.5AppointedFidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoTitular Bishop of HortaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
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 HortaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
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’Ivoire
22 Mar 201464.9AppointedPierre Nguyên Van TotApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
29 Sep 201490.9DiedCarlo CurisApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Canada
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

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