Vacant Sees
Sede vacante (Latin for 'the seat being vacant') is a term for the state of an episcopal see while without a bishop.

Vacant Dioceses:
  • Diocese of New Ulm (Minnesota) Vacant August 6, 2020
  • Ruthenian Eparchy of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix (Arizona) Vacant 08/23/2021
  • Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux  (Louisiana) Vacant 2/8/2022 
Dioceses with a Bishop-Elect
  • Diocese of St. Augustine (Florida), Bishop-Elect Erik T Pohlmeier, priest of the Diocese of Little Rock (Arkansas), to be ordained and Installed on July 22 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
  • Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Minnesota), Bishop-Elect Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, to be installed July 29th.
  • Diocese of Phoenix (Arizona), Bishop-Elect John P. Dolan, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego (California).  To be installed in August.
Dioceses with a Coadjutor Bishop
  • N/A
Dioceses with an Auxiliary Bishop-elect:
  • Diocese of Cleveland (Ohio), Auxiliary Bishop-Elect Michael G. Woost, priest of the Diocese of Cleveland (Ohio), and professor at St. Mary's Seminary, to be ordained August 4th at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
  • Archdiocese of Detroit (Michigan), Auxiliary Bishop-Designate Archbishop Paul F. Russell, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Turkey, will be received as Auxiliary of Detroit during a Mass of Welcome and Inauguration of Ministry at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on July 7, 2022.
U.S. Superannuated Dioceses (note: date marks Bishop’s 75th birthday)
  • Archdiocese of Boston (Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., 06/29/2019).
  • Greek-Melkite Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston) (Massachusetts) (Bishop Nicholas J. Samra, 08/15/2019).
  • Diocese of St. Cloud (Minnesota) (Bishop Donald J. Kettler,  11/26/2019).
  • Diocese of Camden (New Jersey) (Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan, 03/17/2020).
  • Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago (Illinois) (Bishop Jacob Angadiath, 75, 09/26/2020)
  • Diocese of Kalamazoo (Michigan) (Bishop Paul J. Bradley, 10/18/2020)
  • Diocese of Portland (Maine) (Bishop Robert P. Deeley, 06/18/2021). 
  • Diocese of Rochester (New York) (Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, September 15, 2021). 
  • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (West Virginia) (Bishop Mark E. Brennan, 02/06/2022)
  • Diocese of Sioux City (Iowa) (Bishop Ralph W. Nickless, 05/28/2022)
U.S. Dioceses that will superannuate this year (note: date marks when Bishop will turn 75):
  • Diocese of Baker (Oregon) (Bishop Liam S. Cary, 08/21/2022)
  • Diocese of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) (Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, 08/24/2022)
  • Archdiocese of Washington (D.C.) (Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, 12/07/2022)