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The Year of Our Lord 1931

Diocese Events

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unknownCongregation of Rural Catechists Approbation
unknownCongregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower” Founded
unknownTitular See of Abdera Suppressed
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Bikoro)
Vicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Remaining part of Bikoro)
Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Zanzibar, Kenya (Laikipia) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nyeri, Kenya Territory Added
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Nyeri, Kenya (Limuru) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Zanzibar, Kenya Territory Added
4 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Bubi, Bulalima-Mangwe, Bulawayo, Insiza, Matopo, Hyamandlovu, Unzinwane, Wankie, and part of Gwanda) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Erected
4 JanArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (Godda along with Deoghaz and Sarawan) Territory LostDiocese of Patna, India Territory Added
12 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Sinú, Colombia Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia Name Changed
12 JanXaverian Brothers Approbation
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Ngoonbe) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Gkota-Bosaka) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
3 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe Elevated
6 MarDiocese of Basel e Lugano, Switzerland (Erbonne) Territory LostDiocese of Como, Italy Territory Added
25 MarPriests of Saint Mary of Tinchebray Approbation
27 MarDiocese of Salt Lake, Utah, USA (Clark, Elko, Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine)
Diocese of Sacramento, California, USA (Churchill, Douglas, Esmeralda, Humbodt, Lyon, Mineral, Ormsby, Storey, and Washoe)
Territory LostDiocese of Reno, Nevada, USA Erected
31 MarVicariate Apostolic of Cameroun Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Douala, Cameroon Erected
1 AprVicariate Apostolic of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Western region) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
3 AprVicariate Apostolic of Cameroun Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé, Cameroon Name Changed
5 AprVicariate Apostolic of Tsinanfu, China (Lintsing, Kwantao, Kwanhsien, Kiuhsien, Wucheng, Siatsing, Tungchang, Tangyi, Sinksien, Cheping, Tsingping, Poping, and Kaotang) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Linqing [Lintsing], China Erected
7 AprVicariate Apostolic of Norvegia (e Spitzbergen) (Nord Trøndelag, Sør Trøndelag, and Møre) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} Erected
8 AprVicariate Apostolic of Norvegia (e Spitzbergen) (Finnmark, Tromsø, and Nordland (including the islands of Spitzbergen)) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale} Erected
10 AprVicariate Apostolic of Norvegia (e Spitzbergen) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Oslo, Norway Name Changed
15 AprVicariate Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea (Aitape and Sepik) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Central New Guinea Territory Added
6 MayVicariate Apostolic of Senegambia, Senegal (Gambia) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Gambia Erected
6 MayVicariate Apostolic of Foochow [Fuzhou], China (Kienning, Kienyang, Chungan, Pucheng, SungM, and Chengo) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Kienow [Jian’ou], China Erected
6 MayVicariate Apostolic of Changteh [Changde], China (Lichow, Ansiang, Anfu, Ohihmen, Tzeli, and Tayung) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Lixian [Lichow], China Erected
7 MayVicariate Apostolic of Changteh [Changde], China (Yochow, Pinkiang, Linsiang, and Hwajung) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Yueyang [Yochow], China Erected
22 MayDiocese of Amazonas, Brazil (Juruà and Tarauacà) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Juruá, Acre, Brazil Erected
28 MayApostolic Administration of Harbin [Harbin], China Erected
16 JunMission "Sui Iuris" of Sikkim, India ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Sikkim, India Elevated
16 JunVicariate Apostolic of Chefoo, China (Kaoyuan, Poshing, Kwangyo, Lintze, Poshan, Idushien, Linkiu, Showkwang, Changlo, and Ankiu) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Yiduxian [Iduhsien], China Erected
17 JunVicariate Apostolic of Taiyüanfu, China (Yutze, Sliowyang, Pinting, Sienyang, Yuhsien, TaiJcu, Kihsien, Tsinyuan, SuJcow, and Taiyuan) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Yütze [Yuci], China Erected
17 JunCongregación de San Pedro ad-Vincula Approbation
18 JunVicariate Apostolic of Chefoo, China (Haiyang, Muping, Weihaiwei, Wendeng, and Yungcheng) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Weihaiwei [Weihai], China Erected
19 JunDiocese of Csanád, Hungary (Cathedral moved) Elevated
19 JunArchdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles, México (Teziutlan and Huetemalco) Territory LostDiocese of Papantla, Puebla, México Territory Added
20 JunVicariate Apostolic of Constantinople, Turkey Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Trabzon, Turkey Erected
29 JunFranciscan Missionary Brothers Approbation
1 JulVicariate Apostolic of Nanking [Nanjing], China (Tangshan, Fengshien, Peihsien, Tongshan, Siaohsien, Suining, Sutsien, and Pihsien) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Süchow, China Erected
2 JulVicariate Apostolic of Ningpo [Ningbo], China (Chuchow, Sungyang, Lungchuan, Tsingtien, Yünhwo, Kingning, Suanping, Suichong, Kingyuan, and Tsinyun) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Chuchow, China Erected
7 AugDiocese of Przemyśl, Poland (Henrykówka) Territory LostArchdiocese of Lviv, Ukraine Territory Added
11 AugDiocese of Melo, Uruguay Name ChangedDiocese of Florida-Melo, Uruguay Name Changed
17 AugMission "Sui Iuris" of Tsitsihar [Qiqihar], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Qiqihar [Tsitsihar], China Elevated
20 AugArchdiocese of Izmir (Smirne), Turkey (Island of Mytilene) Territory LostDiocese of Chios (Scio), Greece Territory Added
22 AugPrefecture Apostolic of Central New Guinea ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea Elevated
26 SepDelegation to Bulgaria Established
1 NovVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu, China (Sanyüan, Changwu, Sanshui, Tungkwan, Pinchow, Yaochow, Chunhwa, Yungshow, Fuping, Kienchow, Lichiian, Wukung, Hingping, Sienyang, Kingyang, and Kaoling) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sanyüan [Sanyuan], China Erected
3 NovVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu, China (Tungchow, Hangeheng, Tengeheng, Peishui, Pucheng, Chaoyi, Pinmin, Weinan, Hwachow, Hwayin, Hoyang, and Tungkwan) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Tungchow [Tongzhou], China Erected
27 NovArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}, Germany (Auf dem Dümpel, Piene, Strasse, and Neuenschmiede) Territory LostArchdiocese of Paderborn, Germany Territory Added
27 NovArchdiocese of Paderborn, Germany (Berg, Bieber, Clemens, and Stracke) Territory LostArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}, Germany Territory Added
12 DecMissionaries of the Holy Spirit Decretum Laudis
13 DecMission "Sui Iuris" of Tali [Dali], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Tali [Dali], China Elevated
21 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Baie d’Hudson {Hudson Bay}, Manitoba, Canada ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Baie d’Hudson {Hudson Bay}, Manitoba, Canada Elevated
22 DecTerritorial Abbey of Lindi, Tanzania (Lindi) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Ndanda, Tanzania Erected
22 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Iringa, Tanzania (Lulanga and Masagati) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Territory Added
23 DecTerritorial Abbey of Lindi, Tanzania Name ChangedTerritorial Abbey of Peramiho, Tanzania Name Changed


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