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The Year of Our Lord 1939

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownGlenmary Home Missioners Founded
unknownNunciature to Slovakia Established
unknownTitular See of Tharona Suppressed
unknownSecular Institute of Pius X Founded
unknownApostolic Administration of Mérk, Hungary Suppressed
4 JanDiocese of Yokohama, Japan (Gumma, Tochigi, Haralci, and Saitama) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Urawa, Japan Erected
5 JanArchdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka (North-Western Province) Territory LostDiocese of Chilaw, Sri Lanka Erected
5 JanVicariate Apostolic of Northern Burma {Birmania Settentrionale}, Myanmar (Banmaw, Myitkyina, and Katha (except Mogok and valley Hukaumg)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bhamo, Myanmar Erected
5 JanVicariate Apostolic of Northern Burma {Birmania Settentrionale}, Myanmar Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar Name Changed
5 JanVicariate Apostolic of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (area south of the urban district of Léopoldville city) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
28 JanArchdiocese of Gniezno e Poznań, Poland (Sanniki) Territory Added
4 FebArchdiocese of Bamberg, Germany (North of Nuremberg)
Diocese of Eichstätt, Germany (South of Nuremberg)
Territory Added
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon Elevated
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Malang, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Malang, Indonesia Elevated
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Swaziland ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Swaziland Elevated
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Tefé, Brazil (Saint Philip) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Juruá, Acre, Brazil Territory Added
15 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin], China (Tung-peh and Lung-chen) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Qiqihar [Tsitsihar], China Territory Added
15 MarVicariate Apostolic of Miarinarivo, Madagascar (Ankavandra) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Morondava, Madagascar Territory Added
1 AprDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile (Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Puerto Octay, Codiamo, Colegual, Poliœones/ Las Quemas del Santo, Panitao, Piedra Azul, Calhueo, Puluqui, Maullin, Huar, Rolecha, Christo Rey de Puerto Montt, Frutillar, Rio Frió, and San Ignacio de Puerto Montt) Territory LostDiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile Erected
1 AprArchdiocese of Paderborn, Germany (Part of B. Mary Assumption into Heaven in Gelsenkirchen-Rotthausen) Territory LostArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}, Germany Territory Added
1 AprDiocese of Lublin, Poland (Tilniki and Wladyslawów) Territory LostDiocese of Siedlce, Poland Territory Added
15 AprDiocese of Carpi, Italy (S. Antonio, La Bordinetta, and Ponte Pietra) Territory LostArchdiocese of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy Territory Added
15 AprArchdiocese of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy (C. Pignatti, Vuccelliera, Qualiara, S. Liberated, Montalbano, and Dogale Delfini) Territory LostDiocese of Carpi, Italy Territory Added
24 AprVicariate Apostolic of Sienhsien [Xianxian], China (Kihsien, Ilengslmi, Tsaokiang, Wujiy Sinlio, Nankung, Fou'cheng, Kucheng, Wukiao, Kinghsien, Tungkwang, and Ningtsing) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kinghsien [Jingxian], China Erected
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Seul, Korea (South) (Kang-uen-to (Kogendo)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Shunsen, Korea (South) Erected
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Dakar, Senegal (Ziguinchor, Bignona, Sedhiou, Kolda, Upper Gambia, and part of Tambacounda) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ziguinchor, Senegal Erected
25 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries Adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries Adjusted)
Territory Added
13 MayDiocese of Ceneda, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Vittorio Veneto, Italy Name Changed
13 MayArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Our Lady of Conception de Barra, Our Lady of Pilar de Ouro Fino, San José de Massamedes, and S. Rita)
Diocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil (Territory next to the river Araguaya)
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins, Brazil (Crixas (with Chapel of S. Joseph de Araguaya))
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Bananal, Brazil Territory Added
13 MayDiocese of Bathurst in Canada, New Brunswick (Rogersville and Harwicke) Territory LostArchdiocese of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Territory Added
16 MayCongregation of Christian Workers of Saint Joseph Calasanz Approbation
20 MayDiocese of Concepción, Chile ElevatedArchdiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile Elevated
20 MayDiocese of La Serena, Chile ElevatedArchdiocese of La Serena, Chile Elevated
20 MayDiocese of Chillán, Chile (from Santiago de Chile) Metropolitan Changed
20 MayDiocese of Temuco, Chile (from Santiago de Chile) Metropolitan Changed
20 MayDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile (from Santiago de Chile) Metropolitan Changed
20 MayDiocese of Iquique, Chile (from Santiago de Chile) Metropolitan Changed
20 MayDiocese of Antofagasta, Chile (from Santiago de Chile) Metropolitan Changed
25 MayVicariate Apostolic of Uganda Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Masaka, Uganda Erected
25 MayVicariate Apostolic of Majunga, Madagascar (Kiangara)
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Miarinarivo, Madagascar
Vicariate Apostolic of Tananarive, Madagascar (Ankazobe and part of Arivonimamo)
ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Miarinarivo, Madagascar Elevated
25 MayVicariate Apostolic of Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar (Part of Tamatave)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tananarive, Madagascar (Brickaville and part of Tamatave)
Prefecture Apostolic of Vatomandry, Madagascar
ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tamatave, Madagascar Elevated
3 JunArchdiocese of Santa Fe, Argentina (Chaco and Formosa) Territory LostDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina Erected
3 JunDiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (Provinces of Surigao and Agusan) Territory LostDiocese of Surigao, Philippines Erected
13 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Western District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Occidentale}, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Cape Town, South Africa Name Changed
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Central District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Centrale}, South Africa Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Oudtshoorn, South Africa Name Changed
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Benkoelen, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Palembang, Indonesia Elevated
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Transvaal {Transvaal Settentrionale}, South Africa ElevatedTerritorial Abbey of Pietersburg, South Africa Elevated
13 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District {Capo de Buona Speranza, Distretto Orientale}, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Port Elizabeth, South Africa Name Changed
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cirenaica, Libya (Derna) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Derna, Libya Erected
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cirenaica, Libya Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Benghazi, Libya Name Changed
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Tripolitana, Libya (Misurata) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Misurata, Libya Erected
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Tripolitana, Libya Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya Name Changed
3 JulApostolic Exarchate of Miskolc (Hungarian), Hungary (Rudabanyacslca and Beregdaroc) Territory LostEparchy of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), Ukraine Territory Added
3 JulEparchy of Mukachevo (Munkács) (Ruthenian), Ukraine (Bodrogmezo, Bodrogszerdahely, Kisdobra, and Zemplen) Territory LostDiocese of Hajdúdorog (Hungarian), Hungary Territory Added
11 JulVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore}, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Mount Currie, South Africa ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kokstad, South Africa Elevated
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Viet Nam ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Viet Nam Elevated
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Peng-yang, Korea (North) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Heijo, Korea (North) Elevated
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Yangku [Yanggu], China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Yangku [Yanggu], China Elevated
11 JulVicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon (Bafia) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé, Cameroon Territory Added
11 JulDiocese of Osaka, Japan (Nara and Mie) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kyoto, Japan Territory Added
15 JulArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy (Paltanedo, Campore, Gottardo, and Toppi) Territory LostDiocese of Como, Italy Territory Added
15 JulDiocese of Como, Italy (Valley of Cucciago from Molinetto to Bernardelli) Territory LostArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy Territory Added
19 JulDiocese of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad} and Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania (Territory in Hungary) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Satu Mare {Szatmár} in Slovakia, Slovakia Erected
20 JulDiocese of Massa Carrara, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Apuania, Italy Name Changed
20 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Multan, Pakistan ElevatedDiocese of Multan, Pakistan Elevated
20 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Wuchow [Wuzhou], China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Wuchow [Wuzhou], China Elevated
22 JulArchdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, USA Name ChangedArchdiocese of Baltimore-Washington, Maryland, USA Name Changed
22 JulArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Caxias, Mattöes, San Francisco, Passagem Franca, Picos, Pastos Bons, Mirador, Loreto, Riachão, Victoria do Alto Parnahïha, Flores, Burity Bravo, Bardo de Grajahù, Patos, New York, Balsas, and Benedicto Leite) Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Maranhão, Brazil Erected
22 JulTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú, Brazil (Turiaçu and Carutapera)
Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Pinheiro, Alcântara, Cururupu, Guimarães, Bequimão, and Santa Helena)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
17 SepApostolic Exarchate of Belarus (Byzantine) Erected
17 SepApostolic Exarchate of Great Ukraine (Byzantine) Erected
17 SepApostolic Exarchate of Volyn, Polesia and Podlasie (Byzantine), Ukraine Erected
5 OctVicariate Apostolic of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria (Hatay (Sangiaccato di Alessandretta)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Constantinople, Turkey Territory Added
29 OctMisioneros Javerianos de Yarumal Approbation
10 NovNunciature to Uruguay Restored
11 NovArchdiocese of Durrës (Durazzo), Albania (Elbassan, Korea, Berat, Wallona, and Argyrocastro) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Southern Albania {Albania Meridionale} (Albanian) Erected
14 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Luapula Superiore, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
25 NovDiocese of Natal, Brazil (Gurraes Novos, Acary, Jardin do Seridò, Parelhas, Serra Negra/Flores, and part of Caicó) Territory LostDiocese of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Erected
7 DecVicariate Apostolic of Wuchang [Wuchang], China (Middle and right bank of the Yangtse Kiang river) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kichow [Qichun], China Territory Added
9 DecVicariate Apostolic of Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria (Cilicia (Adana, Mersina, and Tarsus)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Constantinople, Turkey Territory Added
12 DecMissionaries of the Holy Spirit Approbation
16 DecArchdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (San Juan, McKinley, and Catron counties and parts of Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia)
Diocese of Tucson, Arizona, USA (Mohave, Coronino, Yavapai, Navajo, and Apache)
Territory LostDiocese of Gallup, New Mexico, USA Erected

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