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The Year of Our Lord 1838

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unknownArcheparchy of Tyr (Maronite), Lebanon Erected
unknownArchdiocese of Cranganore (Angamala), India SuppressedVicariate Apostolic of Verapoly, India Territory Added
unknownVicariate Apostolic of Hukwang, Shansi [Shanxi], and Shensi [Shaanxi], China SplitVicariate Apostolic of Houkouang, China
Vicariate Apostolic of Shansi {Scian-Si} (Chan-Si), China
14 JanVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Oceania, Pacific (Oceania) (added New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji) Territory Added
29 JanDiocese of Quito, Ecuador Territory LostDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador Erected
22 JunMissionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Decretum Laudis
10 AugDiocese of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain Territory LostDiocese of Alger, Algeria Erected
10 AugTitular See of Icosium Suppressed
16 AugDiocese of Peking [Beijing], China Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Liaotung, China Erected
16 AugVicariate Apostolic of Fukien, Chekiang, and Kiangsi, China SplitVicariate Apostolic of Chekiang {Ce-Kiam} and Kiangsi, China
Vicariate Apostolic of Fo-Kien, China
17 SepPatriarchal Exarchate of Iraq (Melkite Greek) Erected
27 SepClerics of Saint Viator Approbation
24 OctMissionaries of St. Francis de Sales d’Annecy Founded


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