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unknownVicariate Apostolic of Kivu, Burundi Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Urundi and Kivu, Burundi Name Changed
unknownPrefecture Apostolic of Rhétie (Rezia, Rhaetia), Switzerland SuppressedDiocese of Chur, Switzerland Territory Added
unknownCongregation of Saint Michael the Archangel Founded
10 JanVicariate Apostolic of Betafó, Madagascar Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Antsirabé, Madagascar Name Changed
10 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Ghardaïa, Algeria Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara, Algeria Name Changed
10 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Cimbebasia Inferiore, Namibia Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Cimbebasia, Namibia Name Changed
10 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Upper Cimbebasia {Cimbebasia Superiore}, Angola Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Cubango in Angola Name Changed
2 FebSociété des Missions-Étrangères Founded
3 FebDiocese of Münster, Germany (Wenceslaus Havelt Estates) Territory LostArchdiocese of Paderborn, Germany Territory Added
11 FebArchdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Bello Horizonte, Contagem, Santa Luzia, Sabara, Gaeté, Siete Lagoâs, Bomfim, Entre Bios, Santa Quiteria, Itauna, Para, Pequy, Pitanguy, Divinopolis, Itapecerica, Oliveira, Passatiempo, Campo Bello, Perdoès, and Boni Succeso with Hitiruna) Territory LostDiocese of Belo Horizonte, Brazil Erected
16 FebDiocese of San José de Costa Rica (Alajuela, Puntarenas, and Guanacaste.) Territory LostDiocese of Alajuela, Costa Rica Erected
16 FebDiocese of San José de Costa Rica (Limón and the Carthaginian Canton of Turrialba) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Limón, Costa Rica Erected
16 FebDiocese of San José de Costa Rica (San José, Heredia, and Cartago) ElevatedArchdiocese of San José de Costa Rica Elevated
22 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Putumayo, Peru
Prefecture Apostolic of San León del Amazonas, Peru
ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San León del Amazonas, Peru Elevated
22 FebArchdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Bom-Despacho and Santo Antonio do Monte) Territory LostDiocese of Aterrado, Brazil Territory Added
27 FebVicariate Apostolic of San León del Amazonas, Peru (Regions around the Marañon River) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón, Peru Erected
1 MarVicariate Apostolic of Anhalt, Germany SuppressedDiocese of Paderborn, Germany Territory Added
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kasaï Superiore, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Area left of the river Loango) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
8 MarDelegation to Australia (Marianne, Caroline, and Marshall Islands) Territory LostDelegation to Japan Territory Added
21 MarArchdiocese of Gaeta, Italy (Valliscursa) Territory LostDiocese of Veroli, Italy Territory Added
9 AprDiocese of Brixen {Bressanone}, Italy Territory LostApostolic Administration of Innsbruck, Austria (Austrian territory) Erected
25 AprDiocese of Brixen {Bressanone}, Italy (from Salzburg to Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Prince-Albert-Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Name Changed
MayNunciature to France Restored
6 MayDiocese of Prince-Albert-Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Muenster, Humboldt, Annaheim, Dead Moose Lake, Fulda St. Benedikt, Leofeld, Bruno, Engelfeld, and Watson) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Saint Peter-Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada Erected
13 MayArchdiocese of Popayán, Colombia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia Erected
20 MaySociety of Bethlehem Mission Immensee Founded
20 MayDiocese of La Paz, Bolivia (Coven and St. Anna) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of El Beni o Beni, Bolivia Territory Added
31 MayVicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Part of Mayomba) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
1 JunVicariate Apostolic of Fu-Chow (Fu-Kow), China Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Yükiang [Yujiang], China Name Changed
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Meißen (Meissen) {Lusazia o Lausitz; Sassonia}, Germany ElevatedDiocese of Meißen (Meissen), Germany Elevated
24 JunVicariate Apostolic of Saxonia (Saxony), Germany SuppressedDiocese of Meißen (Meissen), Germany Territory Added
2 JulVicariate Apostolic of Sahara of French Sudan {Sahara nel Sudan Francese}, Mali SplitVicariate Apostolic of Bamako, Mali
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
27 JulArchdiocese of Guatemala (Quezaltenango, San Marcos, Huehuetenango, Totonicapán, Quiché, and Solóla) Territory LostDiocese of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala Erected
27 JulArchdiocese of Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and Petén) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Verapaz and Petén, Guatemala Erected
30 JulDiocese of Liège, Belgium Name ChangedDiocese of Liège, Eupen et Malmédy, Belgium Name Changed
8 AugVicariate Apostolic of Kiangnan, China Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nganhoei, China Erected
8 AugVicariate Apostolic of Kiangnan, China Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kiangsu, China Name Changed
27 AugVicariate Apostolic of Natal, South Africa Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Zululand, South Africa Erected
10 SepVicariate Apostolic of Natal, South Africa Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mariannhill, South Africa Erected
30 SepArchdiocese of Conza e Campagna, Italy (Contursi, Palomonte, Oliveto Citra, Buccino, S. Gregorio Magno, Salvitelle, Auletta, Laviano, Santo Menna, Castelnuovo di Coma, Valva, Colliano, and Vietri di Potenza) SplitDiocese of Campagna, Italy (Campagna, Caggiano, Satriano Lucano, S. Angelo le Fratte, and Savoia di Lucania) Split
30 SepArchdiocese of Conza e Campagna, Italy
Diocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi e Bisaccia, Italy
UnitedArchdiocese of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy United
1 DecArchdiocese of Mohilev, Belarus (Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Omsk, Tomsk, and Tashkent) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Siberia, Russian Federation Erected
2 DecDiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil Elevated


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