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The Year of Our Lord 1917

Diocese Events

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unknownMissionary Society of St. Columban Founded
unknownApostolic Exarchate of Russia (Russian) Erected
unknownNunciature to Bolivia (to Internunciature) Elevated
unknownPrefecture Apostolic of Bettiah, India Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Patna, India Name Changed
8 JanNunciature to Peru (to Internunciature) Elevated
5 FebDiocese of Antioquía, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia Erected
5 FebDiocese of Antioquía, Colombia
Diocese of Jericó, Colombia
UnitedDiocese of Antioquía-Jericó, Colombia United
22 MarCongregation of the Index, Roman Curia SuppressedCongregation of the Holy Office, Roman Curia Territory Added
11 AprDiocese of Kearney, Nebraska, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, USA Name Changed
1 MayCongregation for Propagation of the Faith, Roman Curia EstablishedCongregation for the Oriental Churches, Roman Curia Established
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Kasaï Superiore, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kasaï Superiore, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Bahr el-Ghazal, Sudan ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Ghazal, Sudan Elevated
28 JunDiocese of Diamantina, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil Elevated
20 JulArchdiocese of Westminster, England, Great Britain Territory LostDiocese of Brentwood, England, Great Britain Erected
20 JulNunciature to Colombia (to Nunciature) Elevated
28 JulDiocese of Goulburn, Australia Territory LostDiocese of Wagga Wagga, Australia Erected
28 JulDiocese of Wilcannia, Australia Name ChangedDiocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, Australia Name Changed
25 AugDiocese of Alagôas, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Maceió, Brazil Name Changed
15 SepPontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law, Roman Curia Established
1 DecDiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of El Beni o Beni, Bolivia Erected


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