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The Year of Our Lord 1954

Diocese Events

January to June

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6 JanVicariate Apostolic of Costermansville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
17 JanPatriarchate of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq (Bassorah, Amarah, Kut, and Montefiq) Territory LostArcheparchy of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq Erected
25 JanDiocese of Pistoia e Prato, Italy SplitDiocese of Pistoia, Italy
Diocese of Prato, Italy
29 JanDiocese of Treviso, Italy
Patriarchate of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
Territory Added
11 FebDiocese of Lingayen, Philippines Name ChangedDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines Name Changed
17 FebDiocese of Aguascalientes, México
Diocese of Zacatecas, México
Territory Added
17 FebDiocese of Ibagué, Colombia (La Dorada, Marquetalia, Manzanares, Marulanda, and Victoria) Territory LostDiocese of Manizales, Colombia Territory Added
19 FebArchdiocese of Pisa, Italy (Palagnana) Territory LostArchdiocese of Lucca, Italy Territory Added
21 FebDiocese of Mariannhill, South Africa (Uinzimkulu and Alfred and Underberg, Polela, and Port Shepstone (parts south of the river Umzimkulu)) Territory LostDiocese of Umzimkulu, South Africa Erected
22 FebDiocese of Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Gerace-Locri (-Santa Maria di Polsi), Italy Name Changed
26 FebVicariate Apostolic of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Katende) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
14 MarDiocese of Cartagena (en España) (Santiago de Villena, S. Maria de Villena, and Sax along with Encin) Territory LostDiocese of Orihuela, Spain Territory Added
14 MarDiocese of Orihuela, Spain (Ayora with St. Lucia) Territory LostArchdiocese of Valencia, Spain Territory Added
5 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Guapi, Colombia Erected
5 AprVicariate Apostolic of Ouidah, Benin Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Porto Novo, Benin Erected
5 AprSuburbicarian See of Porto e Santa Rufina, Italy
Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Territory Added
7 AprPontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, Roman Curia Established
8 AprDiocese of Jericó, Colombia (Carmen de Atrato) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Quibdó, Colombia Territory Added
16 AprApostolic Administration of Laodicea (Maronite), Syria Erected
16 AprEparchy of Tripoli del Libano {Tarabulus} (Maronite) (Territory within Syria) Territory LostArcheparchy of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Maronite), Syria Territory Added
23 AprArchdiocese of Toledo, Spain (Cazorla) Territory LostDiocese of Guadix, Spain Territory Added
23 AprArchdiocese of Toledo, Spain (Huesear) Territory LostDiocese of Jaén, Spain Territory Added
30 AprDiocese of Mobile, Alabama, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Mobile-Birmingham, Alabama, USA Name Changed
10 MayDiocese of Manizales, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Manizales, Colombia Elevated
10 MayDiocese of Armenia, Colombia (from Medellín) Metropolitan Changed
10 MayDiocese of Pereira, Colombia (from Medellín) Metropolitan Changed
21 MayArchdiocese of Popayán, Colombia (Part of Robles in El Valle) Territory LostDiocese of Cali, Colombia Territory Added
4 JunVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela (La Urbana) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela Territory Added
7 JunDiocese of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela (Anzoátegui) Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona, Venezuela Erected
7 JunDiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela (Portuguese)
Diocese of Calabozo, Venezuela (Guanarito)
Territory LostDiocese of Guanare, Venezuela Erected
7 JunDiocese of Calabozo, Venezuela (Achaguas, Muñoz, and San Fernando)
Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela (Páez)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela Erected
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic (Basse-Kotto and Mbomou, and Mobaye, Alindao, Kembe, Bangassou, Ouango, Bakouma, Rafay, Zemio, and Obo.) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bangassou, Central African Republic Erected
14 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Elevated
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia (Ketapang and part of Sanggau) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ketapang, Indonesia Erected
14 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Koudougou, Burkina Faso Elevated
14 JunDiocese of Meru, Kenya
Diocese of Nyeri, Kenya
Territory Added
14 JunDiocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka (Uva) Territory LostDiocese of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Territory Added
14 JunArchdiocese of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela (San Ioannis de los Morros) Territory LostDiocese of Calabozo, Venezuela Territory Added
16 JunOrdinariate of France, Faithful of Eastern Rites Erected
29 JunArchdiocese of Mardin (Armenian), Turkey (Iraq) Territory LostArcheparchy of Baghdad (Armenian), Iraq Erected
29 JunArchdiocese of Mardin (Armenian), Turkey (Superior Insula in Syria) Territory LostEparchy of Kamichlié (Armenian), Syria Erected
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