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The Year of Our Lord 1951

Diocese Events

January to June


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11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Aliwal, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Aliwal, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Bethlehem, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Bethlehem, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Aliwal, South Africa (Fauresmith, Philippolis, Smithfield, Edenburg, Trompsburg, and Zastron)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa {nell’Africa Meridionale} (Bloemfontein, Thabunch, Wetsdorp, Jacobsdal, Boshof, Wepener, Redderburg, and parts of Ladybrand and Hoopstad)
Territory LostArchdiocese of Bloemfontein, South Africa Erected
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Cape Town, South Africa ElevatedArchdiocese of Cape Town {Kaapstad}, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Natal, South Africa ElevatedArchdiocese of Durban, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Eshowe, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Eshowe, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Johannesburg, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Johannesburg, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Keimoes, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Keimoes, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa {nell’Africa Meridionale} ElevatedDiocese of Kimberley, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Kokstad, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Kokstad, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Kroonstad, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Kroonstad, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Swaziland ElevatedDiocese of Bremersdorp, eSwatini Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Mariannhill, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Mariannhill, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Basutoland, Lesotho ElevatedDiocese of Maseru, Lesotho Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Oudtshoorn, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Oudtshoorn, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Port Elizabeth, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Port Elizabeth, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Pretoria, South Africa ElevatedArchdiocese of Pretoria, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Queenstown, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Queenstown, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Umtata, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Umtata, South Africa Elevated
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Lydenburg, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Lydenburg, South Africa Elevated
27 JanDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta, Philippines (Capiz and Romblòn) Territory LostDiocese of Capiz, Philippines Erected
27 JanDiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (Provinces of Lanao and Misamis Occiental) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Ozamis, Philippines Erected
27 JanVicariate Apostolic of Canale di Suez {Suez Canal}, Egypt Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Port-Said, Egypt Name Changed
27 JanVicariate Apostolic of Egypt (Egitto), Egypt Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Alexandria in Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} Name Changed
27 JanVicariate Apostolic of Delta of the Nile, Egypt Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Eliopoli di Egitto, Egypt Name Changed
8 FebVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá, Colombia (Intendencia de Caqueta) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Florencia, Colombia Erected
8 FebVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá, Colombia (Comisaria de Amazones) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Leticia, Colombia Erected
8 FebVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá, Colombia (Comisaria de Putomayo and Sancta Rosa and El Encan) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy, Colombia Name Changed
8 FebVicariate Apostolic of Chaco, Bolivia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Cuevo, Bolivia Name Changed
8 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Banka e Biliton, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia (and name change) Elevated
8 FebArchdiocese of Pondicherry, India (Chandernagore) Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta, India Territory Added
17 FebMilitary Ordinariate of Canada, Military (as Vicariate) Erected
2 MarDiocese of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada ElevatedArchdiocese of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada Elevated
2 MarDiocese of Nicolet, Québec, Canada (from Québec) Metropolitan Changed
2 MarDiocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (from Montréal) Metropolitan Changed
8 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar Elevated
8 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Gambia ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Bathurst in Gambia Elevated
8 MarVicariate Apostolic of Isole della Piccola Sonda, Indonesia (Manggarai) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Ruteng, Indonesia Erected
8 MarVicariate Apostolic of Northern Katanga {Katanga Settentrionale}, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
8 MarVicariate Apostolic of Atambua, Indonesia (Pantar and Alor islands)
Vicariate Apostolic of Isole della Piccola Sonda, Indonesia (Larantukan)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Larantuka, Indonesia Erected
8 MarVicariate Apostolic of Isole della Piccola Sonda, Indonesia (Ngada, Ende, and Maumere along with Sumba and Sumbawa islands) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Endeh, Indonesia Name Changed
8 MarVicariate Apostolic of Lwangwa, Zambia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Abercorn, Zambia Name Changed
10 MarDiocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland, and Fayette) Territory LostDiocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA Erected
10 MarArchdiocese of Guatemala (Jalapa, Jutiapa, and El Progreso) Territory LostDiocese of Jalapa, Guatemala Erected
10 MarDiocese of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala (San Marcos and Huehuetenango) Territory LostDiocese of San Marcos, Guatemala Erected
10 MarArchdiocese of Guatemala (Parts of Mazatenango or Suchitepéquez)
Diocese of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala (Solóla, El Quiche, and the rest of Mazatenango or Suchitepéquez)
Territory LostDiocese of Sololá, Guatemala Erected
10 MarArchdiocese of Guatemala (Zacapa, Chiquimula, and Izabal) Territory LostDiocese of Zacapa, Guatemala Erected
10 MarDiocese of Verapaz, Cobán, Guatemala (EI Petén) Territory LostApostolic Administration of El Petén, Guatemala Erected
10 MarApostolic Exarchate of Central Canada (Ukrainian) (Saskatoon) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada Erected
10 MarApostolic Exarchate of Western Canada (Ukrainian) Name ChangedApostolic Exarchate of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada Name Changed
10 MarApostolic Exarchate of Eastern Canada (Ukrainian) Name ChangedApostolic Exarchate of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada Name Changed
10 MarApostolic Exarchate of Central Canada (Ukrainian) Name ChangedApostolic Exarchate of Manitoba (Ukrainian), Canada Name Changed
10 MarDiocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Passo Fundo, Carasinno, Sarandi, Getúlio Vargas, Erechim, and part of Marcelino Ramos) Territory LostDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
10 MarArchdiocese of Guatemala (Retalhuleu) Territory LostDiocese of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala Territory Added
31 MarDiocese of Salt Lake, Utah, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Name Changed
8 AprDelegation to Philippines ElevatedNunciature to Philippines Elevated
12 AprVicariate Apostolic of Méndez y Gualaquiza, Ecuador Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Méndez, Ecuador (and Boundaries adjusted) Name Changed
12 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel, Sudan ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel, Sudan Elevated
12 AprVicariate Apostolic of Zamora, Ecuador (Boundaries adjusted) Territory Added
12 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Canelos, Ecuador (Boundaries adjusted) Territory Added
12 AprVicariate Apostolic of Napo, Ecuador (Boundaries adjusted) Territory Added
12 AprPrefecture Apostolic of San Miguel de Sucumbíos, Ecuador (Boundaries adjusted) Territory Added
8 MayTerritorial Prelature of Beatissima Vergine Maria del SS.mo Rosario, Italy Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy Name Changed
10 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Chowchich [Zhouzhi], China ElevatedDiocese of Zhouzhi [Chowchich], China Elevated
10 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Dodoma, Tanzania ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Dodoma, Tanzania Elevated
10 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Puchi [Puqi], China ElevatedDiocese of Puqi [Puchi], China Elevated
10 MayVicariate Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore}, Uganda Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tororo, Uganda Name Changed
10 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Siangyang [Xiangyang], China ElevatedDiocese of Xiangyang [Siangyang], China Elevated
17 MayVicariate Apostolic of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Bouaké) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
17 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy, Chad (Mediam Chari)
Prefecture Apostolic of Garoua, Cameroon (Mayo Kebi)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Moundou, Chad Erected
17 MayMilitary Ordinariate of South Africa, Military Erected
19 MayDiocese of Wichita, Kansas, USA (Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Ness, Bush, Barton, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Eodgeman, Pawnee, Stafford, Stanton, Grani, Rasiceli, Gray, Ford, Edwards, Kiowa, Pratt, Morton, Stevens, Seward, Meade, Clark, Comanche, and Berber) Territory LostDiocese of Dodge City, Kansas, USA Erected
29 MayCongregation of the Priestly Fraternity Decretum Laudis
7 JunDiocese of Port Augusta, Australia Name ChangedDiocese of Port Pirie, Australia Name Changed
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Isangi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Lómela and Dehese along with part of Kole and Eastern part of Oshwe) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kole, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
14 JunArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (Rairakhol, Athmalik, Angul, Pallahara, Talcher, Hindol, and Dhenkanal along with part of Sambalpur and Sonpur)
Diocese of Nagpur, India (Patna and part of Sambalpur and Sonpur)
Diocese of Ranchi, India (Gangpur, Bonai, and Bamra)
Territory LostDiocese of Sambalpur, India Erected
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar (North-western region of Mandalay (Naga tribes) and Mong Myet and Mong Long) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bhamo, Myanmar Territory Added
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar (Hsipaw except Mong Long) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar Territory Added
21 JunArchdiocese of Agra, India (Bandikui and Alwar) Territory LostDiocese of Ajmer, India Territory Added
23 JunVicariate Apostolic of Alaska, USA Territory LostDiocese of Juneau, Alaska, USA Erected
23 JunArchdiocese of Québec, Canada (Kamouraslca, Islet, Montmagny, and Rivière du Loup) Territory LostDiocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Québec, Canada Erected
23 JunDiocese of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada (3 parishes in Argenteuil)
Archdiocese of Montréal, Québec, Canada (18 parishes in Terrebonne; 8 parishes from Deux Montagnes; and 4 parishes from Argenteuil)
Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (7 parishes from Argenteuil)
Territory LostDiocese of Saint-Jérôme, Québec, Canada Erected
23 JunDiocese of Seattle, Washington, USA (Chelan, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima)
Diocese of Spokane, Washington, USA (Douglas, Grant, and Benton)
Territory LostDiocese of Yakima, Washington, USA Erected
23 JunDiocese of Seattle, Washington, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Seattle, Washington, USA Elevated
23 JunVicariate Apostolic of Alaska, USA (to Seattle) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Veracruz-Jalapa, México ElevatedArchdiocese of Veracruz-Jalapa, México Elevated
29 JunDiocese of Nueva Caceres, Philippines (Catanduanes and Albay along with the islands of Cagraray, Batán and Rapu Rapu) Territory LostDiocese of Legazpi, Philippines Erected
29 JunDiocese of Nueva Caceres, Philippines (Sorsogón and Masbate) Territory LostDiocese of Sorsogon, Philippines Erected
29 JunDiocese of Nueva Caceres, Philippines (Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur) ElevatedArchdiocese of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines Elevated
29 JunDiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines Elevated
29 JunDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Jaro, Philippines Elevated
29 JunDiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines Elevated
29 JunDiocese of Surigao, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Davao, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Bacolod, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Capiz, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Ozamis, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Lingayen, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), Philippines (to Nuova Segovia) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Papantla, Puebla, México (from Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México (from Antequera, Oaxaca) Metropolitan Changed
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