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The Year of Our Lord 1950

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
14 JanDiocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Territory LostDiocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Erected
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Liberia, Liberia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Cape Palmas, Liberia Erected
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Liberia, Liberia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Monrovia, Liberia Name Changed
7 FebVicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Djakarta, Indonesia Name Changed
10 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Victoria Falls, Zambia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Livingstone, Zambia Elevated
10 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Sinú-San Jorge, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia Elevated
28 MarDiocese of Lipa, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Lucena, Philippines Erected
18 AprTerritorial Prelature of Río Magdalena, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Barrancabermeja, Colombia Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Accra, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Accra, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Asaba-Benin, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Benin City, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Calabar, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Oro {Gold Coast}, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Sierra Leone ElevatedDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone Elevated
18 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Hungtung [Hongdong], China ElevatedDiocese of Hongdong [Hungtung], China Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Volta Inferiore, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Keta, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kumasi, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Lagos, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Benue, Nigeria Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria Name Changed
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Owerri, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Owerri, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Onitsha, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Ondo-Ilorin, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Ondo, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kilima-Njaro, Tanzania Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tanga, Tanzania Erected
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Navrongo, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Tamale, Ghana Elevated
25 AprDiocese of Lipa, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Infanta, Philippines Erected
6 MayDiocese of Chihuahua, México Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Tarahumara, Chihuahua, México Erected
6 MayDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Galápagos, Ecuador Erected
26 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar Elevated
27 MayDiocese of Cafelândia, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil Name Changed
4 JunArchdiocese of México, Federal District Territory LostDiocese of Toluca, México, México Erected
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe Elevated
24 JunVicariate Apostolic of Amboina, Indonesia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Merauke, Indonesia Erected
24 JunVicariate Apostolic of Musoma-Maswa, Tanzania SplitPrefecture Apostolic of Musoma, Tanzania
Vicariate Apostolic of Maswa, Tanzania
Split
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Pingliang [Pingliang], China ElevatedDiocese of Pingliang [Pingliang], China Elevated
10 JulVicariate Apostolic of Isole della Piccola Sonda, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Denpasar, Indonesia Erected
12 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Zenshu, Korea (South) Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Chonju, Korea (South) Name Changed
12 JulVicariate Apostolic of Kanko o Hamheung, Korea (North) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Hamheung, Korea (North) Name Changed
12 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kwoszu, Korea (South) Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Kwangju, Korea (South) Name Changed
12 JulVicariate Apostolic of Heijo, Korea (North) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Pyong-Yang, Korea (North) Name Changed
12 JulVicariate Apostolic of Seoul, Korea (South) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Seul, Korea (South) Name Changed
12 JulVicariate Apostolic of Taiku, Korea (South) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Taiku, Korea (South) Name Changed
12 JulTerritorial Abbey of Tokugen o Tokwon, Korea (North) Name ChangedTerritorial Abbey of Tŏkwon {Tokugen}, Korea (North) Name Changed
14 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Pilcomayo, Paraguay ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Pilcomayo, Paraguay Elevated
14 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Lusaka, Zambia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lusaka, Zambia Elevated
14 JulDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon
Prefecture Apostolic of Jos, Nigeria
Prefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Yola, Nigeria Erected
15 JulDiocese of Dacca, Bangladesh ElevatedArchdiocese of Dacca, Bangladesh Elevated
15 JulDiocese of Karachi, Pakistan ElevatedArchdiocese of Karachi, Pakistan Elevated
16 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Shunsen, Korea (South) Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Chunchon, Korea (South) Name Changed
25 JulEparchy of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India Territory LostDiocese of Palai (Syro-Malabarese), India Erected
5 AugMilitary Ordinariate of Spain, Military Erected
10 AugPrefecture Apostolic of Taichung, Taiwan Erected
11 AugPrefecture Apostolic of Alto Solimões, Brazil ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil Elevated
11 AugPrefecture Apostolic of Tefé, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Tefé, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
11 AugTerritorial Prelature of Cotabato, Philippines Erected
21 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Jubbulpore, India Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Jabalpur, India Name Changed
21 OctDiocese of Madura, India Name ChangedDiocese of Madurai, India Name Changed
21 OctDiocese of Trichinopoly, India Name ChangedDiocese of Tiruchirapalli, India Name Changed
21 OctDiocese of Vizagapatam, India Name ChangedDiocese of Visakhapatnam, India Name Changed
21 OctDiocese of Bezwada, India Name ChangedDiocese of Vijayawada, India Name Changed
6 NovMilitary Ordinariate of Brazil, Military Erected
30 NovDiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, Philippines Erected
1 DecVicariate Apostolic of Nilo Equatoriale, Uganda Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Gulu, Uganda Name Changed
8 DecMilitary Ordinariate of Philippines, Military Erected
21 DecVicariate Apostolic of Brazzaville, Congo Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Fort-Rousset, Congo Erected
21 DecVicariate Apostolic of Laos Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Thakhek, Laos Erected
21 DecVicariate Apostolic of Laos Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Thare, Thailand Name Changed

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