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The Year of Our Lord 1853

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unknownArchdiocese of Sehna (Chaldean), Iran Erected
unknownDiocese of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada ((between 15 Aug 1852 and Advent 1854)) Name ChangedDiocese of Saint John in New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada Name Changed
4 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Batavia (Holland Mission), Netherlands Territory LostDiocese of Haarlem, Netherlands
Archdiocese of Utrecht, Netherlands
4 MarVicariate Apostolic of Limburg, Netherlands ElevatedDiocese of Roermond, Netherlands Elevated
4 MarVicariate Apostolic of Grave, Netherlands
Vicariate Apostolic of Megen, Netherlands
Vicariate Apostolic of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands
ElevatedDiocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands Elevated
13 MarVicariate Apostolic of Verapoly, India Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mangalore, India Erected
14 MarVicariate Apostolic of Breda, Netherlands ElevatedDiocese of Breda, Netherlands Elevated
15 MarVicariate Apostolic of Verapoly, India Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Quilon, India Erected
19 JulDiocese of Autun, France Name ChangedDiocese of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon), France Name Changed
29 JulArchdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Territory LostDiocese of Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA (Between 32° and 33° lattitude, from the Mississippi River to the boundaries of Texas) Erected
29 JulArchdiocese of New York, New York, USA Territory LostDiocese of Brooklyn, New York, USA (Long Island) Erected
29 JulDiocese of Boston, Massachusetts, USA Territory LostDiocese of Burlington, Vermont, USA (Vermont)
Diocese of Portland, Maine, USA (Maine and New Hampshire)
29 JulDiocese of Louisville, Kentucky, USA Territory LostDiocese of Covington, Kentucky, USA (Eastern part of KY) Erected
29 JulDiocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Territory LostDiocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA (Counties of Erie, Warren, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Clarion, Jefferson, Elk, McKeon, Potter, and Clearfield) Erected
29 JulArchdiocese of New York, New York, USA
Diocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Newark, New Jersey, USA (State of New Jersey) Erected
29 JulDiocese of Monterey, California, USA Territory LostArchdiocese of San Francisco, California, USA (Area between the Colorado River and the Pacific Ocean, between Pueble San José and 42° lattitude) Erected
29 JulDiocese of Chicago, Illinois, USA Territory LostDiocese of Quincy, Illinois, USA (Southern part of IL) Erected
29 JulDiocese of Walla Walla, Oregon, USA SuppressedDiocese of Nesqually, Washington, USA
Archdiocese of Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Territory Added
29 JulDiocese of Detroit, Michigan, USA Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Upper Michigan, USA (Upper peninsula of Michigan and the adjacent islands) Erected
29 JulDiocese of Monterey, California, USA (to San Francisco) Metropolitan Changed
29 JulVicariate Apostolic of New Mexico, USA ElevatedDiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Elevated
27 SepCongregación de San Pedro ad-Vincula Decretum Laudis
23 NovDiocese of Arras, France Name ChangedDiocese of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France Name Changed
23 NovDiocese of Quimper, France Name ChangedDiocese of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France Name Changed
26 NovDiocese of Lugoj (Romanian), Romania Erected
19 DecDiocese of Gherla, Armenopoli, Szamos-Ujvár (Romanian), Romania Erected


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