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The Year of Our Lord 1955

Diocese Events

July to December


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3 JulPrefecture Apostolic of San José de Amazonas, Peru ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San José del Amazonas, Peru Elevated
3 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Palawan, Philippines ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Palawan, Philippines Elevated
3 JulDiocese of Mysore, India (Nilgiris and part of Coimbatore) Territory LostDiocese of Ootacamund, India Erected
3 JulVicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel, Sudan (Yei)
Vicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Ghazal, Sudan (Lakes)
Prefecture Apostolic of Mupoi, Sudan (Moru)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Rumbek, Sudan Erected
12 JulArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (Parintins, Maués, and Barreirinha) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
16 JulArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Santo Antonio, Sant'Ana, Baldim, Fortuna, Inhaúma, Jaboticatubas, Jequitibá, Maravilhas, Martinho Campos, Matosinhos, Papagaio, Pequi, Pompéu, and Prudente de Moráis)
Archdiocese of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Cedro, Lagoa Bonita, Paraopeba, Pirapama, and Biacho Fundo)
Territory LostDiocese of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
16 JulArchdiocese of Utrecht, Netherlands (Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe, along with the Noord-Oost-Polder) Territory LostDiocese of Groningen, Netherlands Erected
16 JulDiocese of Haarlem, Netherlands (Zuid-Holland) Territory LostDiocese of Rotterdam, Netherlands Erected
27 JulDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola (Huila and Moçamedes) Territory LostDiocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola Erected
16 AugTerritorial Prelature of Infanta, Philippines (Binatug, Buyasan, Dicamay, Disulap, Gangalan, Ibujan, and Tappa) Territory LostDiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines Territory Added
25 AugDiocese of Bolivar, Ecuador Name ChangedDiocese of Riobamba, Ecuador Name Changed
2 SepDiocese of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain
Diocese of Tarazona (-Tudela), Spain
SplitDiocese of Tarazona, Spain Split
2 SepDiocese of Pamplona, Spain UnitedDiocese of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain United
2 SepArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain (Aliaga, Calamocha, Cantavieja, Castellote, Monreal del Campo, Montalbán, and Muniesa) Territory LostDiocese of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain Territory Added
2 SepArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain (Illueca and Magallón along with Arándiga, Riela, Calillas, and Lumpiaque) Territory LostDiocese of Tarazona, Spain Territory Added
2 SepArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain (La Corvilla, Luna, Valpalmas, and Erla) Territory LostDiocese of Jaca, Spain Territory Added
2 SepArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain (Cortes de Navarra) Territory LostArchdiocese of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain Territory Added
2 SepArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain (Olocau in Castellón) Territory LostDiocese of Tortosa, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Tarazona, Spain (Alfaro in Logroño) Territory LostDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Tarazona, Spain (18 parishes in Soria) Territory LostDiocese of Osma, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Tarazona, Spain (13 parishes in Navarra) Territory LostArchdiocese of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain (Viana and Amescoas in Navarra) Territory LostDiocese of Tortosa, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain (Ariza in Zaragoza) Territory LostDiocese of Tarazona, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Huesca, Spain (Santa Engracia in Zaragoza) Territory LostArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Huesca, Spain (Broto, Buesa, Sarvisé, Asín del Broto, Bujaruelo, Torla, Viu, Linas del Broto, Fragen, Oto, S. Felices, Fuencalderas, and Marracos) Territory LostDiocese of Jaca, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Jaca, Spain (Eres in Huesca) Territory LostDiocese of Huesca, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Lérida, Spain (Berbegal) Territory LostDiocese of Huesca, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Lérida, Spain (Artesa de Segre) Territory LostDiocese of Urgell, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Lérida, Spain (Manresana) Territory LostDiocese of Solsona, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Lérida, Spain (Morillo de Liena, Bacamorta, Egea, Llert, Serrate, Nocellas, Merli, Villacarle, Vilas de Turban, Ballabriga, Beranúy, Denúy, Nerii, as well as Estada, Estadilla, Fons, and Almunia de San Juan) Territory LostDiocese of Barbastro, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Lérida, Spain (Mequinenza and Fayón in Zaragoza) Territory LostArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain (Bechi in Castellón) Territory LostDiocese of Tortosa, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain (Motos in Guadalajara) Territory LostDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain (Huélanio in Cuenca) Territory LostDiocese of Cuenca, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Tortosa, Spain (Calaceite, Arens, Lledó, and Cretas) Territory LostArchdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Tortosa, Spain (Mayáis in Lérida) Territory LostDiocese of Lérida, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Urgell, Spain (Sarroqueta, Aren (with 7 parishes), and Peralta de la Sal (with 8 parishes)) Territory LostDiocese of Lérida, Spain Territory Added
2 SepDiocese of Urgell, Spain (Castarner (with 4 parishes)) Territory LostDiocese of Barbastro, Spain Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (La Palma) Territory LostDiocese of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Territory Added
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire ElevatedArchdiocese of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Ambanja, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Antsirabé, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Antsirabé, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Bamako, Mali ElevatedArchdiocese of Bamako, Mali Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic ElevatedArchdiocese of Bangui, Central African Republic Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Tananarive, Madagascar ElevatedArchdiocese of Tananarive, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso ElevatedDiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Elevated
14 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire ElevatedDiocese of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Brazzaville, Congo ElevatedArchdiocese of Brazzaville, Congo Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic ElevatedDiocese of Berbérati, Central African Republic Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Conakry, Guinea ElevatedArchdiocese of Conakry {Konakry}, Guinea Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Ouidah, Benin ElevatedArchdiocese of Cotonou, Benin Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Dakar, Senegal ElevatedArchdiocese of Dakar, Senegal Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso ElevatedDiocese of Nouna, Burkina Faso Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Sassandra, Côte d’Ivoire ElevatedDiocese of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire Elevated
14 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Djibouti ElevatedDiocese of Djibouti Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Douala, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Douala, Cameroon Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Doumé, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Doumé, Cameroon Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Garoua, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Garoua, Cameroon Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire ElevatedDiocese of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Koudougou, Burkina Faso ElevatedDiocese of Koudougou, Burkina Faso Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara, Algeria ElevatedDiocese of Laghouat, Algeria Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Libreville, Gabon ElevatedDiocese of Libreville, Gabon Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Lomé, Togo ElevatedArchdiocese of Lomé, Togo Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Majunga, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Majunga, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Miarinarivo, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Miarinarivo, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Morondava, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Morondava, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy, Chad ElevatedDiocese of Fort-Lamy, Chad Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Nkongsamba, Cameroon Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Fort-Rousset, Congo ElevatedDiocese of Fort-Rousset, Congo Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ElevatedArchdiocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Pointe-Noire, Congo ElevatedDiocese of Pointe-Noire, Congo Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Porto Novo, Benin Territory LostDiocese of Porto Novo, Benin Erected
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Rabat, Morocco ElevatedArchdiocese of Rabat, Morocco Elevated
14 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Sokodé, Togo ElevatedDiocese of Sokodé, Togo Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Tamatave, Madagascar ElevatedDiocese of Tamatave, Madagascar Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé, Cameroon ElevatedArchdiocese of Yaoundé, Cameroon Elevated
14 SepVicariate Apostolic of Ziguinchor, Senegal ElevatedDiocese of Ziguinchor, Senegal Elevated
20 SepVicariate Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia (Cantho, Caman-Baclieu, Soctrang, Sadec, Rachgia, Longxuyen, Chaudoc, and Hatten) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Cân Tho, Viet Nam Erected
20 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Chunchon, Korea (South) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Chunchon, Korea (South) Elevated
1 OctArchdiocese of Siracusa e Ragusa, Italy SplitDiocese of Ragusa, Italy
Archdiocese of Siracusa, Italy
Split
24 OctNunciature to Luxembourg (to Nunciature) Elevated
15 NovDiocese of Florida-Melo, Uruguay (Treinta y Tres, and Cerro Largo)
Archdiocese of Montevideo, Uruguay (Lavalleja, Rocha, and Maldonado)
SplitDiocese of Melo, Uruguay Split
15 NovDiocese of Florida-Melo, Uruguay SplitDiocese of Florida, Uruguay Split
15 NovArchdiocese of Montevideo, Uruguay (S. José de Mayo and Canelones (except Joaquin Suarez, Pando, and Sauce))
Diocese of Salto, Uruguay (Colony)
Territory LostDiocese of San José de Mayo, Uruguay Erected
15 NovDiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile (Puerto Octay in Osorno)
Diocese of Valdivia, Chile (Osorno)
Territory LostDiocese of Osorno, Chile Erected
18 NovArchdiocese of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Légal and Morinville) Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul in Alberta, Canada Territory Added
18 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Bas-Sénégal, Louga, a Podor, Linguère, Matam) Territory Added
18 NovArchdiocese of Dakar, Senegal (Gorée Island) Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of Burgos, Spain (Reinosa, Santa Cruz, Valdeprado, and La Rasa (in Santander)) Territory LostDiocese of Santander, Spain Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of Burgos, Spain (Canales, Ezcaray, and Treviana (in Logroño)) Territory LostDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of Burgos, Spain (Montenegro de Cameros (in Soria)) Territory LostDiocese of Osma, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of León, Spain (parts of Santander) Territory LostDiocese of Santander, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Osma, Spain (94 parishes in Burgos) Territory LostArchdiocese of Burgos, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Osma, Spain (2 parishes in Segovia) Territory LostDiocese of Segovia, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain (Almazán, Ayllón, Baraona, Berlanga del Duero, Maranchón, Medinaeeli, Retortillo, and Ariza in Soria) Territory LostDiocese of Osma, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain (Sorbe and Ayllón in Segovia) Territory LostDiocese of Segovia, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain (Yanguas and San Pedro de Manrique in Sorta) Territory LostDiocese of Osma, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain (10 parishes in Burgos) Territory LostArchdiocese of Burgos, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Segovia, Spain (Aldeavieja, Maello, and Peguerinos in Avila) Territory LostDiocese of Ávila, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Segovia, Spain (Fuentelcesped, Milagros, Perdilla, and Santa Cruz de la Salceda in Burgos) Territory LostArchdiocese of Burgos, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Ávila, Spain (9 parishes in Segovia) Territory LostDiocese of Segovia, Spain Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of Toledo, Spain (Navahondilla in Avila) Territory LostDiocese of Ávila, Spain Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Palencia, Spain (6 parishes in Santander) Territory LostDiocese of Santander, Spain Territory Added
12 DecDiocese of Bukoba, Tanzania (Usambiro) Territory LostArchdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania Territory Added
12 DecDiocese of Jos, Nigeria (Northern part of Benne) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria Territory Added

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