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The Year of Our Lord 1947

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownPrefecture Apostolic of Kagoshima, Japan Territory LostApostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands (Ryukyus), Japan Erected
unknownMilitary Ordinariate of Poland, Military Suppressed
2 JanDelegation to Africa for the Missions Name ChangedDelegation to British Eastern and Western Africa Name Changed
9 JanVicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon (Northern region) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Garoua, Cameroon Erected
9 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Kinghsien [Jingxian], China ElevatedDiocese of Jingxian [Kinghsien], China Elevated
9 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic
Vicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon
Vicariate Apostolic of Khartoum, Sudan
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy, Chad (Chad) Erected
9 JanVicariate Apostolic of Khartoum, Sudan (Region between Chad, 10th latitude, and Sudan) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic Territory Added
9 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Gorakhpur, India (Mirzapur) Territory LostDiocese of Allahabad, India Territory Added
9 JanVicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon (Region between Chad, Cameroon, and Western Logone River) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic Territory Added
18 JanDiocese of Monopoli, Italy (Garullo, Cavallerizza, and Zingarello) Territory LostDiocese of Conversano, Italy Territory Added
27 JanVicariate Apostolic of Magallanes-Islas Malvinas, Chile ElevatedDiocese of Punta Arenas, Chile Elevated
13 FebVicariate Apostolic of Southern Burma {Birmania Meridionale}, Myanmar (Prome and Thayetmyo) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Akyab, Myanmar Territory Added
15 FebDiocese of Cervia, Italy (Medelana, Rovereto, Alberlungo, Migliarino, S. Margherita, Fiscaglia, Migliaro, and Massafiscaglia) Territory LostDiocese of Comacchio, Italy Territory Added
22 FebDiocese of Cervia, Italy
Archdiocese of Ravenna, Italy
UnitedArchdiocese of Ravenna e Cervia, Italy United
24 FebCongrégation du Sacré-Coeur Approbation
3 MarArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina (Colón, Pergamino, San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Ramallo, Bdrtolomé Miter, San Pedro, Baradero, San Antonio de Areco, Exaltación de la Cruz, General Tlriburu, and Campa)
Diocese of Mercedes, Argentina (Rojas and Marcelino Ugarte)
Territory LostDiocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina Erected
14 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
21 MarNunciature to Lebanon Established
10 AprDiocese of Mysore, India (Mettur and Saveriarpalayam) Territory LostDiocese of Salem, India Territory Added
8 MayVicariate Apostolic of Nyassa, Malawi (Northern part up to the river Dwangwa) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Nyassa, Malawi Erected
8 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Tingchow [Changting], China ElevatedDiocese of Changting [Tingchow], China Elevated
10 MayDiocese of Leavenworth, Kansas, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, USA Name Changed
10 MayDiocese of Arezzo, Italy (S. Fiorenzo in Vescona and Muciliano)
Diocese of Chiusi e Pienza, Italy (S. Nazario)
Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy Territory Added
25 MayArchdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain (Renfrewshire except Thornliebank) Territory LostDiocese of Paisley, Scotland, Great Britain Erected
25 MayArchdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain (Lanarkshire except Tollcross) Territory LostDiocese of Motherwell, Scotland, Great Britain Erected
25 MayArchdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain (Northern part of Ayrshire plus Great and Little Cumbrae) Territory LostDiocese of Galloway, Scotland, Great Britain Territory Added
25 MayArchdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 JunDelegation to Australia Name ChangedDelegation to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Name Changed
12 JunVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Oro {Gold Coast}, Ghana (Occidental Akim) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Accra, Ghana Territory Added
12 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria Elevated
12 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Gao, Mali (Mopti, San, and Tougan along with Nouna) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso Erected
12 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bamako, Mali (Kayes, Kita, Bafouladé, Nioro, Nara, and Néma) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kayes, Mali Erected
12 JunVicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (Ouahigouya and Koudougon) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso Erected
12 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Sikasso and Koutiala) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sikasoo, Mali Erected
12 JunVicariate Apostolic of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} (Boundaries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
12 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Accra, Ghana ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Accra, Ghana Elevated
7 JulDelegation to Indonesia Established
10 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kafiristan e Kashmir, Pakistan ElevatedDiocese of Rawalpindi, Pakistan Elevated
10 JulVicariate Apostolic of Gabon, Gabon Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Libreville, Gabon Name Changed
10 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Taming [Daming], China ElevatedDiocese of Daming [Taming], China Elevated
10 JulVicariate Apostolic of Majunga, Madagascar (Antsohiby, Befandriana, and parts of Analalava and Bealanana) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar Territory Added
10 AugEparchy of Luqsor {Tebe} (Coptic), Egypt (Between 27° and 28° lattitude, from the Red Sea to the Libyan desert) Territory LostEparchy of Assiut {Lycopolis} (Coptic), Egypt Erected
23 AugDelegation to Egypt and Arabia ElevatedNunciature to Egypt, Arab Republic of (to Internunciature) Elevated
15 NovDiocese of Dallas, Texas, USA (Coleman, Brown, Mills, and Hamilton)
Diocese of Galveston, Texas, USA (Lampasas, Coryeli, McLenan, Limestone, Bell, Falls, Robertson, Williamson, Milam, Brazos, Lee, Burleson, Washington, Austin along with parts of Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Bastrop, and Travis)
Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, USA (McCulloch, St. Saba, Mason, Llano, Blanco, Rays, and Caldwell along with parts of Burnet, Trams, and Bastrop)
Territory LostDiocese of Austin, Texas, USA Erected
15 NovArchdiocese of Baltimore-Washington, Maryland, USA SplitArchdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Archdiocese of Washington, District of Columbia, USA (District of Columbia plus Montgomery, Prince George, St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties in the State of Maryland)
Split

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