List of oldest Catholic bishops

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This is a list of the 100 oldest living Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals (in yellow). The current breakdown of the 100 persons is 89 bishops and 11 cardinals (10 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 101 years, 215 days
2 Victor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia October 17, 1915 June 27, 1943 January 30, 1964  Spain 101 years, 190 days
3 Damián Iguacén Borau February 12, 1916 June 7, 1941 October 11, 1970  Spain 101 years, 72 days
4 Giovanni Benedetti March 12, 1917 May 26, 1940 January 23, 1975  Italy 100 years, 44 days
5 Hubertus Ernst April 8, 1917 June 7, 1941 December 17, 1967  Netherlands 100 years, 17 days
6 Gérard Tremblay October 27, 1918 June 16, 1946 May 22, 1981  Canada 98 years, 180 days
7 José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez February 18, 1919 December 14, 1941 August 28, 1955  Colombia 98 years, 66 days
8 José Maria Pires March 15, 1919 December 20, 1941 September 22, 1957  Brazil 98 years, 41 days
9 Gérard Dionne June 19, 1919 May 1, 1948 April 8, 1975  Canada 97 years, 310 days
10 Aldo Mongiano November 1, 1919 June 3, 1943 October 5, 1975  Italy 97 years, 175 days
11 Georges-Hilaire Dupont November 16, 1919 May 9, 1943 May 1, 1964  France 97 years, 160 days
12 Andrés Sapelak December 13, 1919 June 29, 1949 October 15, 1961  Argentina/ Ukraine 97 years, 133 days
13 Laurent Noël March 19, 1920 June 16, 1944 August 29, 1963  Canada 97 years, 37 days
14 Antônio Afonso de Miranda April 14, 1920 November 1, 1945 December 27, 1971  Brazil 97 years, 11 days
15 Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir May 15, 1920 May 7, 1950 July 16, 1961  Lebanon 96 years, 345 days
16 Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla February 1, 1921 August 3, 1949 May 4, 1971  Mexico 96 years, 83 days
17 José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco March 30, 1921 March 27, 1948 July 25, 1965  Mexico 96 years, 26 days
18 Roberto Reinaldo Cáceres González April 16, 1921 July 15, 1945 March 19, 1962  Argentina/ Uruguay 96 years, 9 days
19 Boleslaw Pylak August 20, 1921 June 29, 1948 May 29, 1966  Poland 95 years, 248 days
20 Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen August 21, 1921 June 1, 1946 August 30, 1962  United States 95 years, 247 days
21 Linus Nirmal Gomes September 7, 1921 November 21, 1954 November 19, 1977  India 95 years, 230 days
22 Francis Quinn September 11, 1921 June 15, 1946 June 29, 1978  United States 95 years, 226 days
23 Odore Joseph Gendron September 13, 1921 May 31, 1947 February 3, 1975  United States 95 years, 224 days
24 Jacques Landriault September 23, 1921 February 9, 1947 July 25, 1962  Canada 95 years, 214 days
25 József Szendi October 31, 1921 December 24, 1944 April 21, 1982  Hungary 95 years, 176 days
26 Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff November 30, 1921 March 15, 1953 September 10, 1972  Netherlands 95 years, 146 days
27 José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra January 1, 1922 May 28, 1946 September 8, 1961  Mexico 95 years, 114 days
28 Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez January 17, 1922 March 22, 1947 June 21, 1960  Mexico 95 years, 98 days
29 Jožef Smej February 15, 1922 December 8, 1944 May 23, 1983  Slovenia 95 years, 69 days
30 Louis Anthony DeSimone February 21, 1922 May 10, 1952 August 12, 1981  United States 95 years, 63 days
31 Dante Bernini April 20, 1922 August 12, 1945 December 8, 1971  Italy 95 years, 5 days
32 Giovanni Paolo Gibertini May 4, 1922 August 12, 1945 April 25, 1983  Italy 94 years, 356 days
33 Roger Etchegaray September 25, 1922 July 13, 1947 May 27, 1969  France 94 years, 212 days
34 Abraham D. Mattam November 21, 1922 March 15, 1950 April 30, 1977  India 94 years, 155 days
35 Miguel Esteban Hesayne December 26, 1922 December 12, 1948 June 4, 1975  Argentina 94 years, 120 days
36 Antonio Riboldi January 16, 1923 June 29, 1951 March 11, 1978  Italy 94 years, 99 days
37 Chucrallah Harb May 5, 1923 June 19, 1949 May 14, 1967  Lebanon 93 years, 355 days
38 Bruno Foresti May 6, 1923 April 7, 1946 January 12, 1975  Italy 93 years, 354 days
39 Daniel Kucera May 7, 1923 May 26, 1949 July 21, 1977  United States 93 years, 353 days
40 René Henry Gracida June 9, 1923 May 23, 1959 January 25, 1972  United States 93 years, 320 days
41 Conrado Walter June 19, 1923 December 2, 1956 February 2, 1978  Germany 93 years, 310 days
42 Albert Vanhoye July 24, 1923 July 25, 1954 -----------  France 93 years, 275 days
43 Andrea Veggio August 29, 1923 June 29, 1947 September 8, 1983  Italy 93 years, 239 days
44 Joseph Lawson Howze August 30, 1923 May 7, 1959 January 28, 1973  United States 93 years, 238 days
45 Eloy Tato Losada September 6, 1923 June 15, 1946 July 25, 1960  Spain 93 years, 231 days
46 Giuseppe Casale September 28, 1923 February 3, 1946 December 8, 1974  Italy 93 years, 209 days
47 Henryk Gulbinowicz October 17, 1923 June 18, 1950 February 8, 1970  Poland 93 years, 190 days
48 Achille Silvestrini October 25, 1923 July 13, 1946 May 27, 1979  Italy 93 years, 182 days
49 Giovanni Moretti November 20, 1923 June 28, 1947 October 24, 1971  Italy 93 years, 156 days
50 Luigi Bettazzi November 26, 1923 August 4, 1946 October 4, 1963  Italy 93 years, 150 days
51 Augusto Lauro November 29, 1923 June 29, 1947 October 28, 1975  Italy 93 years, 147 days
52 Manuel Vieira Pinto December 8, 1923 August 7, 1949 June 29, 1967  Mozambique 93 years, 138 days
53 Jean Pierre Marie Orchampt December 9, 1923 June 29, 1948 September 18, 1971  France 93 years, 137 days
54 Pierre Marie Léon Augustin Plateau January 10, 1924 June 28, 1947 April 22, 1979  France 93 years, 105 days
55 Stanisław Szymecki January 26, 1924 July 3, 1947 April 12, 1981  Poland 93 years, 89 days
56 Remi De Roo February 24, 1924 June 8, 1950 December 14, 1962  Canada 93 years, 60 days
57 Jozef Tomko March 11, 1924 March 12, 1949 September 15, 1979  Slovakia 93 years, 45 days
58 Urbano José Allgayer March 16, 1924 December 10, 1950 March 24, 1974  Brazil 93 years, 40 days
59 Alexandre José Maria dos Santos March 18, 1924 June 25, 1953 March 9, 1975  Mozambique 93 years, 38 days
60 Peter Takaaki Hirayama March 31, 1924 March 19, 1957 January 25, 1970  Japan 93 years, 25 days
61 Manuel C. Sobreviñas April 7, 1924 March 10, 1955 May 25, 1979  Philippines 93 years, 18 days
62 Joseph Neil MacNeil April 15, 1924 May 23, 1948 June 24, 1969  Canada 93 years, 10 days
63 Settimio Todisco May 10, 1924 July 27, 1947 February 15, 1970  Italy 92 years, 350 days
64 Yves-Marie-Henri Bescond May 19, 1924 June 29, 1949 March 28, 1971  France 92 years, 341 days
65 Edward Cassidy July 5, 1924 July 23, 1949 November 15, 1970  Australia 92 years, 294 days
66 Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete July 31, 1924 February 19, 1950 May 14, 1978  South Africa 92 years, 268 days
67 Serafim Fernandes de Araújo August 13, 1924 March 12, 1949 May 7, 1959  Brazil 92 years, 255 days
68 Fulgence Werner Le Roy August 23, 1924 September 22, 1947 September 14, 1975  South Africa 92 years, 245 days
69 Nicolas M. Mondejar September 15, 1924 April 4, 1953 August 30, 1970  Philippines 92 years, 222 days
70 Alphonsus Liguori Penney September 17, 1924 June 29, 1949 January 17, 1973  Canada 92 years, 220 days
71 Rosario Mazzola September 19, 1924 June 16, 1950 September 4, 1982  Italy 92 years, 218 days
72 Stephen Sulyk October 2, 1924 June 14, 1952 March 1, 1981  United States 92 years, 206 days
73 Manuel Edmilson da Cruz October 3, 1924 December 5, 1948 November 6, 1966  Brazil 92 years, 204 days
74 Albert Jean Charles Ghislain Houssiau November 2, 1924 February 6, 1949 May 18, 1986  Belgium 92 years, 174 days
75 Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña November 7, 1924 April 1, 1951 February 2, 1983  Spain 92 years, 169 days
76 Victorinus Youn Kong-hi November 8, 1924 March 20, 1950 October 20, 1963  South Korea 92 years, 168 days
77 John Aloysius O'Mara November 17, 1924 June 1, 1951 June 29, 1976  United States 92 years, 159 days
78 Savino Bernardo Maria Cazzaro Bertollo November 28, 1924 April 16, 1949 February 13, 1964  Italy 92 years, 148 days
79 Gaetano Bonicelli December 13, 1924 May 22, 1948 August 26, 1975  Italy 92 years, 133 days
80 Paulinus Antanas Baltakis January 1, 1925 August 24, 1952 September 14, 1984  Lithuania 92 years, 114 days
81 Dante Frasnelli Tarter January 6, 1925 July 6, 1952 November 1, 1967  Peru 92 years, 109 days
82 Georges Marcel Émile Nicolas Perron January 12, 1925 June 29, 1951 March 14, 1993  France 92 years, 103 days
83 Matthew Kia Yen-wen January 17, 1925 July 15, 1951 July 16, 1970  Taiwan 92 years, 98 days
84 Luciano José Cabral Duarte January 21, 1925 January 18, 1948 October 2, 1966  Brazil 92 years, 94 days
Štefan Vrablec January 21, 1925 December 23, 1950 July 26, 1998  Slovakia 92 years, 94 days
86 Pedro Luís Guido Scarpa February 7, 1925 March 26, 1950 October 16, 1983  Italy 92 years, 77 days
87 Alexandre do Nascimento March 1, 1925 December 20, 1952 August 31, 1975  Angola 92 years, 55 days
88 Edmond-Marie-Henri Abelé March 4, 1925 October 21, 1951 October 15, 1972  France 92 years, 52 days
89 Guy Alexis Herbulot March 7, 1925 June 29, 1950 September 8, 1974  France 92 years, 49 days
João Evangelista Martins Terra March 7, 1925 December 22, 1956 November 20, 1988  Brazil 92 years, 49 days
91 Joseph Mahn Erie March 18, 1925 December 21, 1951 June 12, 1968  Myanmar 92 years, 38 days
92 Miguel Fenelon Câmara Filho April 4, 1925 December 8, 1948 March 19, 1970  Brazil 92 years, 21 days
93 James Hector MacDonald April 28, 1925 June 29, 1953 April 17, 1978  Canada 91 years, 362 days
94 José Mauro Ramalho de Alarcón Santiago May 14, 1925 December 5, 1948 January 6, 1962  Brazil 91 years, 346 days
95 Enzio d'Antonio May 16, 1925 June 29, 1949 May 11, 1975  Italy 91 years, 344 days
96 Ignatius Paul Pinto May 18, 1925 August 24, 1952 January 31, 1989  India 91 years, 342 days
97 Dominik Kalata May 19, 1925 August 12, 1951 September 9, 1955  Slovakia 91 years, 341 days
98 José Gabriel Diaz Cueva June 13, 1925 October 15, 1950 March 3, 1964  Ecuador 91 years, 316 days
99 Ernest Bertrand Boland July 10, 1925 June 9, 1955 July 25, 1966  United States 91 years, 289 days
100 Paul Émile Joseph Bertrand July 11, 1925 October 10, 1948 September 14, 1975  France 91 years, 288 days

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