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Recent Bishop Events


DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
21 Mar 201656.6DiedAlphonse Liguori ChaupaBishop Emeritus of Kimbe
5 Apr 201662.5AppointedFrancisco Montecillo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
62.5AppointedFrancisco Montecillo PadillaApostolic Delegate to Arabian PeninsulaApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
26 Apr 201662.6AppointedFrancisco Montecillo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to BahrainApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
62.6AppointedFrancisco Montecillo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to United Arab EmiratesApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
3 May 201649.7AppointedKurian Mathew VayalunkalApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
49.7AppointedKurian Mathew VayalunkalTitular Archbishop of RatiariaApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
9 Jun 201648.5AppointedDariusz Piotr Kałuża, M.S.F.Bishop of Goroka
76.8RetiredFrancesco Sarego, S.V.D.Bishop of GorokaBishop Emeritus
20 Jun 201690.8AppointedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Portico (Campitelli)Cardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
9 Jul 201653.6AppointedMichael Wallace BanachApostolic Nuncio to Cape VerdeApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
25 Jul 201649.9Ordained BishopKurian Mathew VayalunkalTitular Archbishop of RatiariaApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
30 Jul 201662.8AppointedFrancisco Montecillo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to YemenApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
20 Aug 201648.7Ordained BishopDariusz Piotr Kałuża, M.S.F.Bishop of Goroka
22 Aug 201653.7AppointedMichael Wallace BanachApostolic Nuncio to Guinea-BissauApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
1 Sep 201675.4RetiredRamiro Moliner InglésApostolic Nuncio to AlbaniaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
21 Sep 201650.1AppointedKurian Mathew VayalunkalApostolic Nuncio to Solomon IslandsApostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea
19 Nov 201659.7AppointedJohn Ribat, M.S.C.Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista de’ RossiCardinal, Archbishop of Port Moresby
59.7Elevated to CardinalJohn Ribat, M.S.C.Cardinal, Archbishop of Port Moresby
9 Dec 201654.0ResignedMichael Wallace BanachApostolic Delegate to MauritaniaApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
1 Jan 201778.9CeasedAntonio Maria VegliòPresident of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant PeopleCardinal, President Emeritus
20 Jan 201746.3AppointedPedro Centeno Baquero, S.D.B.Bishop of Kerema
5 Feb 201759.9InstalledJohn Ribat, M.S.C.Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista de’ RossiCardinal, Archbishop of Port Moresby
25 Mar 201746.5Ordained BishopPedro Centeno Baquero, S.D.B.Bishop of Kerema
6 May 201763.6AppointedFrancisco Montecillo PadillaApostolic Nuncio to QatarApostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
9 May 201784.1DiedBrian James Barnes, O.F.M. †Archbishop Emeritus of Port Moresby
13 May 201754.4AppointedMichael Wallace BanachApostolic Nuncio to MauritaniaApostolic Nuncio to Sénégal
19 Nov 201792.2DiedAndrea Cordero Lanza di MontezemoloCardinal, Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}
5 Feb 201877.3RetiredCesare Bonivento, P.I.M.E.Bishop of VanimoBishop Emeritus
55.5AppointedFrancis MeliBishop of Vanimo
25 Apr 201855.7Ordained BishopFrancis MeliBishop of Vanimo
25 May 201856.7AppointedSanto Rocco GangemiApostolic Nuncio to El Salvador
19 Jun 201883.2DiedPaul John Marx, M.S.C. †Bishop Emeritus of Kerema
22 Jun 201872.6ResignedAmbrose Kiapseni, M.S.C.Bishop of KaviengBishop Emeritus
55.7AppointedRochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C.Bishop of Kavieng
7 Aug 201868.4DiedJohn Doaninoel, S.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands
15 Aug 201855.8InstalledRochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C.Bishop of Kavieng
10 Oct 201876.9RetiredChristian Conrad Blouin, C.M.M.Bishop of LaeBishop Emeritus
49.1AppointedRozario Menezes, S.M.M.Bishop of LaeBishop-Elect
15 Dec 201849.2Ordained BishopRozario Menezes, S.M.M.Bishop of LaeBishop-Elect

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