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 bold those who are Cardinals). The current breakdown of the 100 persons are 11 cardinals and 89 bishops.

List

Rank Prelate Country Born Ordained Consecration Age
1 José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra Mexico January 1, 1922 May 28, 1946 September 8, 1961 102 years, 166 days
2 René Henry Gracida United States June 9, 1923 May 23, 1959 January 25, 1972 101 years, 6 days
3 Settimio Todisco Italy May 10, 1924 July 27, 1947 February 15, 1970 100 years, 36 days
4 Daniel Verstraete South Africa July 31, 1924 February 19, 1950 May 14, 1978 99 years, 320 days
5 Manuel Edmilson da Cruz Brazil October 3, 1924 December 5, 1948 November 6, 1966 99 years, 256 days
6 Albert Houssiau Belgium November 2, 1924 February 6, 1949 May 18, 1986 99 years, 226 days
7 Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña Spain November 7, 1924 April 1, 1951 February 2, 1983 99 years, 221 days
8 Victorinus Youn Kong-hi South Korea November 8, 1924 March 20, 1950 October 20, 1963 99 years, 220 days
9 Gaetano Bonicelli Italy December 13, 1924 May 22, 1948 August 26, 1975 99 years, 185 days
10 Alexandre do Nascimento Angola March 1, 1925 December 20, 1952 August 31, 1975 99 years, 106 days
11 James Hector MacDonald Canada April 28, 1925 June 29, 1953 April 17, 1978 99 years, 48 days
12 Angelo Acerbi Italy September 23, 1925 March 27, 1948 June 30, 1974 98 years, 266 days
13 Jacques de Saint-Blanquat France November 21, 1925 March 29, 1952 October 5, 1975 98 years, 207 days
14 John R. Gorman United States December 11, 1925 May 1, 1956 April 11, 1988 98 years, 187 days
15 Estanislao Esteban Karlic Argentina February 7, 1926 December 8, 1954 August 15, 1977 98 years, 129 days
16 Hildebrando Mendes Costa Brazil June 16, 1926 December 2, 1951 May 24, 1981 97 years, 365 days
17 Heitor de Araújo Sales Brazil July 29, 1926 December 3, 1950 June 16, 1978 97 years, 322 days
18 Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto Brazil August 11, 1926 December 6, 1950 August 28, 1966 97 years, 309 days
19 Raúl Holguer López Mayorga Ecuador August 24, 1926 June 29, 1951 April 29, 1973 97 years, 296 days
20 Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi Italy November 21, 1926 December 17, 1950 December 10, 1982 97 years, 207 days
21 Emmanuel Wamala Uganda December 15, 1926 December 21, 1957 November 22, 1981 97 years, 183 days
22 Michael Pak Jeong-il South Korea December 18, 1926 November 23, 1958 May 31, 1977 97 years, 180 days
23 Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol South Korea January 25, 1927 August 22, 1953 January 6, 1984 97 years, 142 days
24 Julian Wojtkowski Poland January 31, 1927 June 25, 1950 August 22, 1969 97 years, 136 days
25 Victor Manuel Maldonado Barreno Ecuador February 14, 1927 June 29, 1953 March 3, 1990 97 years, 122 days
Gilberto Pereira Lopes Brazil December 14, 1949 December 18, 1969
27 Dominic Anthony Marconi United States March 13, 1927 May 30, 1953 June 25, 1976 97 years, 94 days
28 Joseph Pallikaparampil India April 10, 1927 November 23, 1958 August 15, 1973 97 years, 66 days
29 Luis Pascual Dri Argentina April 17, 1927 March 29, 1952 97 years, 59 days
30 Edvaldo Gonçalves Amaral Brazil May 25, 1927 December 8, 1954 April 20, 1975 97 years, 21 days
31 Joseph Martin Sartoris United States July 1, 1927 May 30, 1953 March 19, 1994 96 years, 350 days
32 Alberto Tricarico Italy August 10, 1927 January 6, 1950 April 27, 1987 96 years, 310 days
33 Kazimierz Romaniuk Poland August 21, 1927 December 16, 1951 March 4, 1982 96 years, 299 days
34 Edoardo Rovida Italy August 26, 1927 June 29, 1950 October 10, 1971 96 years, 294 days
35 Abraham Than Myanmar September 21, 1927 September 22, 1957 May 11, 1969 96 years, 268 days
36 Júlio Duarte Langa Mozambique October 27, 1927 June 9, 1957 October 24, 1976 96 years, 232 days
37 Daniel Cronin United States November 14, 1927 December 20, 1952 September 12, 1968 96 years, 214 days
38 Raymond Razakarinvony Madagascar November 19, 1927 July 27, 1956 May 17, 1998 96 years, 209 days
39 Bernhard Kühnel Germany December 4, 1927 August 6, 1955 April 27, 1983 96 years, 194 days
40 Vincenzo Rimedio Italy December 5, 1927 July 22, 1951 October 28, 1982 96 years, 193 days
41 Giovanni Zerbini Italy December 29, 1927 June 29, 1956 February 19, 1995 96 years, 169 days
42 Friedrich Wetter Germany February 20, 1928 October 10, 1953 June 29, 1968 96 years, 116 days
43 Robert Joseph Banks United States February 26, 1928 December 20, 1952 September 19, 1985 96 years, 110 days
44 John Stephen Cummins United States March 3, 1928 January 24, 1953 May 16, 1974 96 years, 104 days
45 Gerd Dicke Germany March 28, 1928 July 25, 1952 February 16, 1970 96 years, 79 days
46 Allan Chamgwera Malawi April 30, 1928 September 7, 1957 May 31, 1981 96 years, 46 days
47 Louis Edward Gelineau United States May 3, 1928 June 5, 1953 January 26, 1972 96 years, 43 days
48 Jacques Despierre France May 6, 1928 June 24, 1952 October 10, 1982 96 years, 40 days
49 Pierre Mouallem Israel May 10, 1928 November 21, 1955 June 29, 1990 96 years, 36 days
50 Daniel Patrick Reilly United States May 12, 1928 May 30, 1953 August 6, 1975 96 years, 34 days
51 Charles Louis Joseph Vandame Chad June 4, 1928 September 7, 1960 January 6, 1982 96 years, 11 days
52 Alphonsus Mathias India June 22, 1928 August 24, 1954 February 5, 1964 95 years, 359 days
53 Jean-Baptiste Bui Tuân Vietnam June 24, 1928 September 2, 1955 April 30, 1975 95 years, 357 days
54 Benedito Francisco de Albuquerque Brazil July 24, 1928 December 8, 1953 May 5, 1985 95 years, 327 days
55 Philippe Bär Netherlands July 29, 1928 July 26, 1959 March 20, 1982 95 years, 322 days
56 Ignacio Trejos Picado Costa Rica July 31, 1928 March 8, 1952 March 8, 1968 95 years, 320 days
57 Peter Chung Hoan Ting Malaysia September 10, 1928 September 26, 1954 November 15, 1970 95 years, 279 days
58 Owen Dolan New Zealand September 30, 1928 July 21, 1954 December 10, 1995 95 years, 259 days
59 István Katona Hungary October 3, 1928 June 7, 1953 December 9, 1989 95 years, 256 days
60 Francisco Barroso Filho Brazil October 8, 1928 December 1, 1957 March 19, 1984 95 years, 251 days
61 Ernest Simoni Albania October 18, 1928 April 7, 1956 95 years, 241 days
62 Lucas Liu Hsien-tang Taiwan December 21, 1928 November 30, 1956 January 1, 1981 95 years, 177 days
63 Walter Brandmüller Germany January 5, 1929 July 26, 1953 November 13, 2010 95 years, 162 days
64 Melchior Shi Hongzhen China January 7, 1929 July 4, 1954 June 15, 1982 95 years, 160 days
65 Fritz Lobinger Germany January 22, 1929 June 29, 1955 February 27, 1988 95 years, 145 days
66 Adalberto Paulo da Silva Brazil January 25, 1929 December 8, 1956 August 3, 1975 95 years, 142 days
Michael Michai Kitbunchu Thailand December 20, 1959 June 3, 1973
68 Edgerton Roland Clarke Jamaica February 14, 1929 February 2, 1960 November 30, 1967 95 years, 122 days
69 Leo Nowak Germany March 17, 1929 May 10, 1956 March 24, 1990 95 years, 90 days
70 Georges Gilson France May 30, 1929 April 20, 1957 October 9, 1976 95 years, 16 days
71 Pier Giuliano Tiddia Italy June 13, 1929 December 16, 1951 February 2, 1975 95 years, 2 days
72 Paolo Gillet Italy July 8, 1929 September 19, 1953 January 6, 1994 94 years, 343 days
73 René Dupont France September 2, 1929 June 29, 1953 July 25, 1969 94 years, 287 days
74 Patricio Infante Alfonso Chile October 9, 1929 June 28, 1953 September 23, 1984 94 years, 250 days
75 Angelo Mascheroni Italy October 13, 1929 June 13, 1952 June 24, 1990 94 years, 246 days
76 Héctor Luis Lucas Peña Gómez Cuba October 18, 1929 June 25, 1955 March 19, 1970 94 years, 241 days
77 Antônio de Souza Brazil October 21, 1929 July 1, 1956 April 16, 1974 94 years, 238 days
78 Vincenzo Zarri Italy October 23, 1929 July 25, 1952 June 29, 1976 94 years, 236 days
79 Paul-Marie Gillaume France October 31, 1929 April 9, 1955 December 9, 1984 94 years, 228 days
80 Ignacio Gómez Aristizábal Colombia December 2, 1929 August 17, 1958 September 8, 1972 94 years, 196 days
81 José Geraldo Oliveira do Valle Brazil December 3, 1929 January 10, 1954 July 23, 1982 94 years, 195 days
82 Ramón Buxarrais Ventura Spain December 12, 1929 December 17, 1955 October 3, 1971 94 years, 186 days
83 Victorio Oliver Domingo Spain December 23, 1929 June 27, 1954 October 12, 1972 94 years, 175 days
84 Miguel Caviedes Chile January 30, 1930 September 18, 1954 December 19, 1982 94 years, 137 days
85 Jean Bonfils France February 15, 1930 December 7, 1954 January 10, 1993 94 years, 121 days
86 Pedro Dean Philippines February 21, 1930 November 30, 1956 January 25, 1978 94 years, 115 days
87 David Cremin Australia February 22, 1930 June 12, 1955 January 19, 1974 94 years, 114 days
88 Francesco Cuccarese Italy March 8, 1930 July 19, 1953 April 1, 1979 94 years, 99 days
89 Adam Maida United States March 18, 1930 May 26, 1956 January 25, 1984 94 years, 89 days
90 Julián Herranz Casado Spain March 31, 1930 August 7, 1955 January 6, 1991 94 years, 76 days
91 Adélio Tomasin Brazil April 27, 1930 March 26, 1955 March 26, 1988 94 years, 49 days
92 Juan Luis Ysern de Arce Chile May 2, 1930 June 29, 1953 May 7, 1972 94 years, 44 days
93 William Edwin Franklin United States May 3, 1930 February 4, 1956 April 1, 1987 94 years, 43 days
94 Basil H. Losten United States May 11, 1930 June 10, 1957 May 25, 1971 94 years, 35 days
95 Giuseppe Di Falco Italy May 13, 1930 June 29, 1953 July 14, 1985 94 years, 33 days
96 José da Silva Chaves Brazil May 15, 1930 December 8, 1955 February 11, 1968 94 years, 31 days
Lawrence Sabatini Canada March 19, 1957 September 21, 1978
98 William J. Winter United States May 20, 1930 December 17, 1955 February 13, 1989 94 years, 26 days
99 Emmanuel Milingo Zambia June 13, 1930 August 31, 1958 August 1, 1969 94 years, 2 days
100 Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva Portugal June 16, 1930 August 1, 1954 June 16, 1979 93 years, 365 days

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