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Oldest and Youngest Bishops


BirthdateAgeNameCurrent Title
Oldest
12 Dec 1932 Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman GomisArchbishop Emeritus of Colombo
2 Sep 1936 Archbishop François Robert BacquéApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
9 Dec 1936 Bishop Joseph Kingsley SwampillaiBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee
13 Jul 1938 Bishop Thomas Emmanuel SavundaranayagamBishop Emeritus of Jaffna
26 Jun 1941 Archbishop Thomas Yeh Sheng-nanApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Algeria
11 Oct 1941 Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph PeirisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Colombo
5 Aug 1942 Archbishop Osvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Korea
6 Aug 1942 Bishop Joseph Vianney FernandoBishop of Kandy
16 Jan 1945 Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S.Bishop of Badulla
5 Jan 1946 Mario Cardinal ZenariApostolic Nuncio to Syria
6 Sep 1947 Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B.Bishop of Ratnapura
15 Nov 1947 Albert Malcolm Ranjith Cardinal Patabendige DonArchbishop of Colombo
Youngest
23 Sep 1966 Bishop Anton Ranjith PillainayagamAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
20 Jul 1966 Father Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku KankanamalageSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Roman Curia
19 Jul 1964 Archbishop Brian UdaigweApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
31 Aug 1962 Bishop Raymond Kingsley WickramasingheBishop of Galle
25 Dec 1960 Bishop Christian Noel EmmanuelBishop of Trincomalee
25 Nov 1959 Father Ivan Tilak JayasunderaFormer Bishop-Elect of Ratnapura
20 May 1959 Archbishop Joseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
2 Oct 1958 Bishop Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
21 May 1958 Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence MendisBishop of Chilaw
27 Sep 1953 Bishop Sampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
12 Oct 1952 Bishop Joseph PonniahBishop of Batticaloa
9 Jun 1951 Bishop Harold Anthony PereraBishop of Kurunegala

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