List of oldest living Catholic bishops and cardinals

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This is a list of the 100 oldest living Catholic bishops and cardinals (in yellow). The current breakdown of the 100 persons is 85 bishops and 15 cardinals (14 of whom are bishops).


Rank Bishop or Cardinal Date of birth Ordained Priest Consecrated Bishop Country of origin Age (years, days)
1 Bernardino Piñera September 22, 1915 April 5, 1947 April 27, 1958  Chile 104 years, 122 days
2 Damián Iguacén Borau February 12, 1916 June 7, 1941 October 11, 1970  Spain 103 years, 344 days
3 Gérard Dionne June 19, 1919 May 1, 1948 April 8, 1975  Canada 100 years, 217 days
4 Aldo Mongiano November 1, 1919 June 3, 1943 October 5, 1975  Italy/ Brazil 100 years, 82 days
5 Georges-Hilaire Dupont November 16, 1919 May 9, 1943 May 1, 1964  France 100 years, 67 days
6 Laurent Noël March 19, 1920 June 16, 1944 August 29, 1963  Canada 99 years, 309 days
7 Antônio Afonso de Miranda April 14, 1920 November 1, 1945 December 27, 1971  Brazil 99 years, 283 days
8 Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla February 1, 1921 August 3, 1949 May 4, 1971  Mexico 98 years, 355 days
9 Linus Nirmal Gomes September 7, 1921 November 21, 1954 November 19, 1977  India 98 years, 137 days
10 Odore Joseph Gendron September 13, 1921 May 31, 1947 February 3, 1975  United States 98 years, 131 days
11 José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra January 1, 1922 May 28, 1946 September 8, 1961  Mexico 98 years, 21 days
12 Jožef Smej February 15, 1922 December 8, 1944 May 23, 1983  Slovenia 97 years, 341 days
13 Giovanni Paolo Gibertini May 4, 1922 August 12, 1945 April 25, 1983  Italy 97 years, 263 days
14 Bruno Foresti May 6, 1923 April 7, 1946 January 12, 1975  Italy 96 years, 261 days
15 René Henry Gracida June 9, 1923 May 23, 1959 January 25, 1972  United States 96 years, 227 days
16 Albert Vanhoye July 24, 1923 July 25, 1954 --  France 96 years, 182 days
17 Andrea Veggio August 29, 1923 June 29, 1947 September 8, 1983  Italy 96 years, 146 days
18 Eloy Tato Losada September 6, 1923 June 15, 1946 July 25, 1960  Spain 96 years, 138 days
19 Giuseppe Casale September 28, 1923 February 3, 1946 December 8, 1974  Italy 96 years, 116 days
20 Henryk Gulbinowicz October 17, 1923 June 18, 1950 February 8, 1970  Poland 96 years, 97 days
21 Luigi Bettazzi November 26, 1923 August 4, 1946 October 4, 1963  Italy 96 years, 57 days
22 Augusto Lauro November 29, 1923 June 29, 1947 October 28, 1975  Italy 96 years, 54 days
23 Manuel Vieira Pinto December 8, 1923 August 7, 1949 June 29, 1967  Mozambique 96 years, 45 days
24 Jean Pierre Marie Orchampt December 9, 1923 June 29, 1948 September 18, 1971  France 96 years, 44 days
25 Stanisław Szymecki January 26, 1924 July 3, 1947 April 12, 1981  Poland 95 years, 361 days
26 Remi De Roo February 24, 1924 June 8, 1950 December 14, 1962  Canada 95 years, 332 days
27 Jozef Tomko March 11, 1924 March 12, 1949 September 15, 1979  Slovakia 95 years, 317 days
28 Alexandre José Maria dos Santos March 18, 1924 June 25, 1953 March 9, 1975  Mozambique 95 years, 310 days
29 Peter Takaaki Hirayama March 31, 1924 March 19, 1957 January 25, 1970  Japan 95 years, 297 days
30 Manuel C. Sobreviñas April 7, 1924 March 10, 1955 May 25, 1979  Philippines 95 years, 290 days
31 Settimio Todisco May 10, 1924 July 27, 1947 February 15, 1970  Italy 95 years, 257 days
32 Edward Cassidy July 5, 1924 July 23, 1949 November 15, 1970  Australia 95 years, 201 days
33 Daniel Verstraete July 31, 1924 February 19, 1950 May 14, 1978  South Africa 95 years, 175 days
34 Stephen Sulyk October 2, 1924 June 14, 1952 March 1, 1981  United States 95 years, 112 days
35 Manuel Edmilson da Cruz October 3, 1924 December 5, 1948 November 6, 1966  Brazil 95 years, 111 days
36 Albert Jean Charles Ghislain Houssiau November 2, 1924 February 6, 1949 May 18, 1986  Belgium 95 years, 81 days
37 Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña November 7, 1924 April 1, 1951 February 2, 1983  Spain 95 years, 76 days
38 Victorinus Youn Kong-hi November 8, 1924 March 20, 1950 October 20, 1963  South Korea 95 years, 75 days
39 John Aloysius O'Mara November 17, 1924 June 1, 1951 June 29, 1976  United States 95 years, 66 days
40 Gaetano Bonicelli December 13, 1924 May 22, 1948 August 26, 1975  Italy 95 years, 40 days
41 Georges Marcel Émile Nicolas Perron January 12, 1925 June 29, 1951 March 14, 1993  France 95 years, 10 days
42 Alexandre do Nascimento March 1, 1925 December 20, 1952 August 31, 1975  Angola 94 years, 327 days
43 / 44 Guy Alexis Herbulot March 7, 1925 June 29, 1950 September 8, 1974  France 94 years, 321 days
João Evangelista Martins Terra March 7, 1925 December 22, 1956 November 20, 1988  Brazil 94 years, 321 days
45 James Hector MacDonald April 28, 1925 June 29, 1953 April 17, 1978  Canada 94 years, 269 days
46 Ignatius Paul Pinto May 18, 1925 August 24, 1952 January 31, 1989  India 94 years, 249 days
47 Ernest Bertrand Boland July 10, 1925 June 9, 1955 July 25, 1966  United States 94 years, 196 days
48 Paul Émile Joseph Bertrand July 11, 1925 October 10, 1948 September 14, 1975  France 94 years, 195 days
49 Francisco Álvarez Martínez July 14, 1925 June 11, 1950 June 3, 1973  Spain 94 years, 192 days
50 Michael J. Cleary September 1, 1925 June 29, 1952 March 25, 1981  Ireland 94 years, 143 days
51 Patrick Leo McCartie September 5, 1925 July 17, 1949 May 20, 1977  United Kingdom 94 years, 139 days
52 Joseph Gabriel Fernandez September 16, 1925 March 19, 1949 May 14, 1978  India 94 years, 128 days
53 Angelo Acerbi September 23, 1925 March 27, 1948 June 30, 1974  Italy 94 years, 121 days
54 Joseph Hitti September 30, 1925 March 24, 1951 January 6, 1991  Lebanon 94 years, 114 days
55 José Freire Falcão October 23, 1925 June 19, 1949 June 28, 1988  Brazil 94 years, 91 days
56 / 57 Didier-Léon Marchand November 1, 1925 May 19, 1951 November 5, 1978  France 94 years, 82 days
Arturo Lona Reyes November 1, 1925 August 15, 1952 August 15, 1971  Mexico 94 years, 82 days
58 Jaime Mota de Farias November 12, 1925 August 25, 1957 September 11, 1982  Brazil 94 years, 71 days
59 Jacques de Saint-Blanquat November 21, 1925 March 29, 1952 October 5, 1975  France 94 years, 62 days
60 Gerardo Humberto Flores Reyes December 9, 1925 December 17, 1949 December 17, 1977  Guatemala 94 years, 44 days
61 John R. Gorman December 11, 1925 May 1, 1956 April 11, 1988  United States 94 years, 42 days
62 Jacó Roberto Hilgert January 27, 1926 November 30, 1952 September 26, 1976  Brazil 93 years, 360 days
63 Estanislao Esteban Karlic February 7, 1926 December 8, 1954 August 15, 1977  Argentina 93 years, 349 days
64 Luigi de Magistris February 23, 1926 April 12, 1952 April 28, 1996  Italy 93 years, 333 days
65 Gabino Díaz Merchán February 26, 1926 July 13, 1952 August 22, 1965  Spain 93 years, 330 days
66 Helímenas de Jesús Rojo Paredes April 22, 1926 July 8, 1950 May 18, 1980  Venezuela 93 years, 275 days
67 Franz Josef Kuhnle April 27, 1926 July 20, 1952 November 27, 1976  Germany 93 years, 270 days
68 Maurice Taylor May 5, 1926 July 2, 1950 June 9, 1981  United Kingdom 93 years, 262 days
69 Walter Ivan de Azevedo May 8, 1926 December 8, 1953 July 27, 1986  Brazil 93 years, 259 days
70 Desmond Charles Moore May 12, 1926 July 27, 1957 July 2, 1970  Australia 93 years, 255 days
71 Hildebrando Mendes Costa June 16, 1926 December 2, 1951 May 24, 1981  Brazil 93 years, 220 days
72 Jānis Cakuls July 4, 1926 September 18, 1949 December 11, 1982  Latvia 93 years, 202 days
73 Emanuele Catarinicchia July 12, 1926 April 2, 1949 December 17, 1978  Italy 93 years, 194 days
74 James Chan Soon Cheong July 26, 1926 August 6, 1959 June 8, 1973  Malaysia 93 years, 180 days
75 Heitor de Araújo Sales July 29, 1926 December 3, 1950 June 16, 1978  Brazil 93 years, 177 days
76 Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto August 11, 1926 December 6, 1950 August 28, 1966  Brazil 93 years, 164 days
77 Agostino Cacciavillan August 14, 1926 June 26, 1949 February 21, 1976  Italy 93 years, 161 days
78 Marian Jaworski August 21, 1926 June 25, 1950 June 23, 1984  Ukraine 93 years, 154 days
79 Raúl Holguer López Mayorga August 24, 1926 June 29, 1951 April 29, 1973  Ecuador 93 years, 151 days
80 Lawrence Donald Soens August 26, 1926 May 6, 1950 August 17, 1983  United States 93 years, 149 days
81 Juozas Žemaitis August 30, 1926 September 25, 1949 March 18, 1989  Lithuania 93 years, 145 days
82 Gilbert Sheldon September 20, 1926 February 28, 1953 June 11, 1976  United States 93 years, 124 days
83 Ernesto Togni October 6, 1926 May 7, 1950 September 17, 1978   Switzerland 93 years, 108 days
84 Antonio Cantisani November 2, 1926 June 16, 1949 December 27, 1971  Italy 93 years, 81 days
85 Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi November 21, 1926 December 17, 1950 December 10, 1982  Italy 93 years, 62 days
86 William John McNaughton December 7, 1926 June 13, 1953 August 24, 1961  United States 93 years, 46 days
87 Emmanuel Wamala December 15, 1926 December 21, 1957 November 22, 1981  Uganda 93 years, 38 days
88 Jean Assaad Haddad December 17, 1926 July 2, 1950 November 27, 1988  Lebanon 93 years, 36 days
89 Michael Pak Jeong-il December 18, 1926 November 23, 1958 May 31, 1977  South Korea 93 years, 35 days
90 Jorge Medina December 23, 1926 June 12, 1954 January 6, 1985  Chile 93 years, 30 days
91 Paolo Magnani December 31, 1926 June 29, 1951 September 10, 1977  Italy 93 years, 22 days
92 Paul-Marie Cao Ðình Thuyên January 7, 1927 May 14, 1960 November 19, 1992  Vietnam 93 years, 15 days
93 Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol January 25, 1927 August 22, 1953 January 6, 1984  South Korea 92 years, 362 days
94 Julian Wojtkowski January 31, 1927 June 25, 1950 August 22, 1969  Poland 92 years, 356 days
95 / 96 Victor Manuel Maldonado Barreno February 14, 1927 June 29, 1953 March 3, 1990  Ecuador 92 years, 342 days
Gilberto Pereira Lopes February 14, 1927 December 14, 1949 December 18, 1969  Brazil 92 years, 342 days
97 Alfredo Magarotto February 16, 1927 July 9, 1950 March 24, 1990  Italy 92 years, 340 days
98 Senan Louis O’Donnell February 24, 1927 July 17, 1955 November 28, 1993  Ireland 92 years, 332 days
99 Dominic Anthony Marconi March 13, 1927 May 30, 1953 June 25, 1976  United States 92 years, 315 days
100 Eduardo Martínez Somalo March 31, 1927 March 19, 1950 December 13, 1975  Spain 92 years, 297 days

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