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Recent Bishop Events


DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
9 Feb 201652.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsTitular Archbishop of MarcianopolisApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
52.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to South AfricaApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
52.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to BotswanaApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
10 Feb 201676.0RetiredLuigi BressanArchbishop of Trento, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
13 Feb 201652.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to LesothoApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
52.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to NamibiaApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
19 Mar 201652.8Ordained BishopPeter Bryan WellsTitular Archbishop of MarcianopolisApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
13 Jun 201653.0AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to SwazilandApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
6 Aug 201663.9AppointedSalvatore PennacchioApostolic Nuncio to PolandPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
2 Feb 201774.2RetiredJean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I.Vicar Apostolic of VientianeVicar Apostolic Emeritus
72.8AppointedLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.DeiApostolic Administrator of VientianeCardinal, Vicar Apostolic
28 Jun 201773.2AppointedLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.DeiCardinal-Priest of San Silvestro in CapiteCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane
73.2Elevated to CardinalLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.DeiCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane
12 Aug 201767.7AppointedPaul Tschang In-NamApostolic Nuncio to MyanmarApostolic Nuncio to Netherlands
5 Sep 201775.0RetiredAdriano BernardiniApostolic Nuncio to San MarinoApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Italy
12 Sep 201775.0RetiredAdriano BernardiniApostolic Nuncio to ItalyApostolic Nuncio Emeritus
16 Dec 201773.6AppointedLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.DeiCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane
45.3AppointedAndrew Souksavath Nouane AsaApostolic Administrator of PakséVicar Apostolic
22 Apr 201874.0InstalledLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.DeiCardinal-Priest of San Silvestro in CapiteCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane
16 Oct 201894.9DiedGiovanni MorettiApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Belgium
30 Nov 201975.6AppointedLouis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.DeiApostolic Administrator of Luang PrabangCardinal, Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane
71.9CeasedTito Banchong ThopanhongApostolic Administrator of Luang PrabangApostolic Administrator Emeritus
13 May 202077.5RetiredLouis Chamniern SantisukniramArchbishop of Thare and Nonseng, ThailandArchbishop Emeritus
1 Jun 202065.4AppointedGiovanni d’AnielloApostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation
26 Jun 202087.9DiedPierre-Antoine-Jean Bach, M.E.P. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Savannakhet
14 Jan 202166.0AppointedGiovanni d’AnielloApostolic Nuncio to UzbekistanApostolic Nuncio to Russian Federation
31 May 202249.8AppointedAndrew Souksavath Nouane AsaVicar Apostolic of Paksé
16 Jul 202272.7AppointedPaul Tschang In-NamApostolic Nuncio to Netherlands
15 Aug 202250.0Ordained BishopAndrew Souksavath Nouane AsaVicar Apostolic of Paksé
25 Jan 202370.3AppointedSalvatore PennacchioPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
8 Feb 202359.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
59.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Nuncio to CambodiaApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
59.7AppointedPeter Bryan WellsApostolic Delegate to LaosApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
2 Dec 202378.8RetiredPhilip Banchong Chaiyara, C.SS.R.Bishop of Ubon Ratchathani, ThailandBishop Emeritus

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