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The Year of Our Lord 1938

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
8 JanDiocese of Trichinopoly, India (Tinnevelly, part of Travancore (East of the Ghats), and Ramnad and Madura (except Paini and Dindigul)) Territory LostDiocese of Madura, India Erected
8 JanVicariate Apostolic of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar (part of Bakalavia)
Vicariate Apostolic of Majunga, Madagascar (part of Maintirano and Morafenobe)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tananarive, Madagascar (part of Maintirano and Morafenobe)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Morondava, Madagascar Erected
8 JanVicariate Apostolic of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Vicariate Apostolic of Majunga, Madagascar
Vicariate Apostolic of Tananarive, Madagascar
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Antsirabé, Madagascar Erected
8 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Broken Hill, Zambia (Kasempa, Solwezi, and Mwinilunga) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ndola, Zambia Erected
8 JanVicariate Apostolic of Saigon, Viet Nam (Bến Tre, Trŕ Vinh, Vinh Long, and part of Đồng Tháp (Sa Đéc)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Vinh Long, Viet Nam Erected
8 JanMission "Sui Iuris" of Kienow [Jian’ou], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Jian’ou [Kienow, Kienning], China Elevated
29 JanDiocese of Trento, Italy (Vent) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Innsbruck, Austria Territory Added
9 FebMission "Sui Iuris" of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} Elevated
9 FebVicariate Apostolic of Suifu [Yibin], China (Loshan (Kiating)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Yachow, China Territory Added
9 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Wuchow [Wuzhou], China (Kweilin, Ghuanchow, Kuanyang, Rsingugan, Lungsheng, Lingchuan, Yining, Peshou or Kuhwa, Yungfu, Ydngso, Lipo, Pinglo, Kungeheng, Fuchuan, Vhungshan, Fluhnsien, along with Kwangsi) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Guilin [Kweilin], China Erected
9 FebMission "Sui Iuris" of Weihaiwei [Weihai], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Weihai [Weihaiwei], China Elevated
9 FebVicariate Apostolic of Moukden, China (Chinchow along with Chin-Hsien, Kin-Si, Hing-Ch'eng, Sui-Chung, and I-Hsien) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou], China Territory Added
9 FebVicariate Apostolic of Yachow, China Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kiating [Leshan], China Name Changed
20 FebDiocese of Montefeltro, Italy (Paderno) Territory LostDiocese of Sarsina, Italy Territory Added
26 FebArchdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, USA (Huron, Tuscola, and Sanilac)
Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (Saginaw, Gratiot, Midland, Bay, Gladwin, Arenac, Ogemaw, Iosco, Oscoda, Alcona, Montmorency, Alpena, and Presque Isle)
Territory LostDiocese of Saginaw, Michigan, USA Erected
26 FebArchdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, USA (Genesee, Livingston, and Shiawassee) Territory LostDiocese of Lansing, Michigan, USA Territory Added
26 FebDiocese of Lansing, Michigan, USA (Allegan, Barry, and Ionia) Territory LostDiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Territory Added
13 MarDiocese of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Bathurst in Canada, New Brunswick Name Changed
13 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ogoja, Nigeria Erected
29 MarVicariate Apostolic of Papua, Papua New Guinea (Parts in the State of Queensland)
Diocese of Victoria-Palmerston, Australia
Name ChangedDiocese of Darwin, Australia Name Changed
29 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Tukuyu, Tanzania ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Tukuyu, Tanzania Elevated
29 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Queenstown, South Africa ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Queenstown, South Africa Elevated
30 MarApostolic Administration of Valdivia, Chile (Freiré) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Araucanía, Chile Territory Added
9 AprDiocese of Augsburg, Germany (Faistenberg and Hohenleiten) Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany Territory Added
9 AprDiocese of Passau, Germany (Lands belonging to the Schmid and Scham families (in Aresing); and Estates of Gasberg and Stöffling) Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany Territory Added
7 MayArchdiocese of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil (Limoeiro, Aracati, Areěas, Jaguario e Mirini, Morada Nova, Pereiro, Riacho do Sangue, Săo Bernardo das Russas, and Uniăo) Territory LostDiocese of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, Brazil Erected
21 MayVicariate Apostolic of Dutch Borneo {Borneo Olandese}, Indonesia (South-Eastern province of Borneo (Residentie Zuider en Oosterafdeeling)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia Erected
21 MayVicariate Apostolic of Dutch Borneo {Borneo Olandese}, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia Name Changed
21 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Karafuto, Japan ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Karafuto, Russian Federation Elevated
21 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Sinkiang [Xinjiang-Urumqi], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Xinjiang-Urumqi [Sinkiang], China Elevated
21 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Shaowu [Shaowu], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Shaowu [Shaowu], China Elevated
3 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Lingling [Yungchow], China (Chaoyang, Sirihwa, Wujcang, Finning, Chengpu, Suining, Tsingchow, Plweitung, and Tungtao) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Baojing [Paoking, Shaoyang], China Erected
3 JunMissionaries of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary of Guadalupe Founded
4 JunDiocese of Larino, Italy (Tremiti islands) Territory LostArchdiocese of Manfredonia (e Vieste), Italy Territory Added
14 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta, Nossi-Bé e Comore, Madagascar Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar Name Changed
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Togo Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Lomé, Togo Name Changed
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Ichang [Yichang], China Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Shihnan [Enshi], China Erected
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Laos (Vientiane, Xieng-Khuang (or Tran-Ninh), Luang-Prabang, Huei-Sai (or Eaut-Melcong), and the Fifth Military Territory or Phong-Sali) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang, Laos Erected
21 JunFranciscan Brothers of the Third Order Regular, Mountbellow Approbation
13 JulVicariate Apostolic of Eshowe, South Africa (Tongaland)
Prefecture Apostolic of Lydenburg, South Africa (Piet Retief)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Swaziland Territory Added
30 JulArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy (Cryptaestanea of S. Aegidius Abbots) Territory LostDiocese of Avellino, Italy Territory Added
30 JulDiocese of Avellino, Italy (Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows (in Pratula)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy Territory Added
4 AugMission "Sui Iuris" of Kodok, Sudan ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kodok, Sudan Elevated
10 AugDelegation to Antilles Territory LostNunciature to Cuba (Jamaica with its annexed territories and British Honduras)
Nunciature to Haiti (Rest of the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico)
Nunciature to Venezuela (Barbados and the islands of Venezuela)
Territory Added
24 AugDiocese of Coimbra, Portugal (Águeda, Anadia, Aveiro, Ílhavo, Oliveira do Bairrom, and Vagos)
Diocese of Porto, Portugal (Albergaria-a-Velha, Estarreja, and Murtosa)
Diocese of Viseu, Portugal (Sever do Vouga)
Territory LostDiocese of Aveiro, Portugal Restored
22 OctDiocese of Cittŕ di Castello, Italy (Adjusted boundaries to match civil boundaries)
Diocese of Sansepolcro (Borgo San Sepolcro), Italy (Adjusted boundaries to match civil boundaries)
Territory Added
21 NovDelegation to Great Britain Established
3 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada (Southern part) Territory LostDiocese of Amos, Québec, Canada Erected
3 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada (Northern part)
Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Ontario (Ontario-Nord), Canada
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Baie de James {James Bay}, Ontario, Canada Erected
3 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada
Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Ontario (Ontario-Nord), Canada
ElevatedDiocese of Hearst, Ontario, Canada (Name Changed and Vicariate raised to a Diocese) Elevated
3 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada (St. Maurice and La Violette) Territory LostDiocese of Trois-Rivičres, Québec, Canada Territory Added
10 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Timmins, Ontario, Canada Name Changed
13 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Kienchangfu, China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nancheng [Nancheng], China Elevated
13 DecVicariate Apostolic of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries Adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Oubangui Chari, Central African Republic (Boundaries Adjusted)
Territory Added
13 DecDiocese of Lahore, Pakistan (Shahpur and Gujrat along with Pind-Dadan-Khan) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kafiristan e Kashmir, Pakistan Territory Added
17 DecArchdiocese of Eger, Hungary (Józsa, Szovŕt, Tetétlen, Földes, and Sap) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Debreczen, Hungary Territory Added
17 DecArchdiocese of Eger, Hungary (Tiszaherecseny, Tiszaadony Tiszavid, Tiszaszalka, and Kŕntorjŕnos) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Mérk, Hungary Territory Added
17 DecApostolic Administration of Mérk, Hungary (Zŕhonij Ilk and Nyirvasvári) Territory LostArchdiocese of Eger, Hungary Territory Added

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