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The Year of Our Lord 1956

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownApostolic Administration of Innsbruck, Austria Name ChangedApostolic Administration of Innsbruck-Feldkirch, Austria Name Changed
unknownClerical Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles Founded
22 JanDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador ElevatedArchdiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador Elevated
28 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles Elevated
1 FebDiocese of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil (Galilee and part of Governador Valadares, and part of Aimorés, Conselheiro Pena, Itueta, and Resplendor)
Diocese of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Itanhoni, Mutum, Pocrane, and Tumiritinga along with part of Governador Valadares, and parts of Aimorés, Conselheiro Pena, Itueta, and Resplendor)
Archdiocese of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Açucena, Coroací, Virginópolis, and Virgoländia, and part of Governador Valadares)
Territory LostDiocese of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
1 FebDiocese of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil (Londrina, Alvorada, Apucarana, Arapongas, Araruva, Astorga, Bela Vista, Cambé, Catugí, Centenario, Faxinal, Florestópolis, Ibiporâo, Jaguapitäo, Lupionópolis, Porecatú, Io de Maio, Rolândia, Sabaudia, Santo Inacio, and Sertanópolis) Territory LostDiocese of Londrina, Brazil Erected
1 FebDiocese of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil (Maringá, Alto Paraná, Jandaia, Mandaguacú, Mandaguarí, Marialva, Nova Esperança, and Paranavai) Territory LostDiocese of Maringá, Brazil Erected
2 FebDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Islands of Ariranhas, Tibiricá, do Bio Verde, Carolina, Manuel Hörnern, Dr. Carlos Botelho, and Bandeirantes) Territory LostDiocese of Marília, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory Added
11 FebArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
Diocese of Wollongong, Australia
Territory Added
11 FebArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia (Koorawatha) Territory LostDiocese of Bathurst, Australia Territory Added
20 FebVicariate Apostolic of British Guiana, Guyana, Antilles (Island of Barbados)
Archdiocese of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles (Islands of Grenada, Ronde, Carriacou, Little Martinique, Union, Mayreau, Canouan, Mustique, Bequia, and St. Vincent)
Territory LostDiocese of Saint George’s in Grenada, Antilles Erected
20 FebArchdiocese of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles (Island of St. Lucia) Territory LostDiocese of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles Erected
20 FebDiocese of Meru, Kenya
Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kitui, Kenya (Kitui) Erected
20 FebArchdiocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (Tenkodogo and Zorgo) Territory LostDiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso Erected
20 FebArchdiocese of Agra, India (Meerut, Moradabad, Rampur, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Garhwal, Tehri, and Dehra Dun) Territory LostDiocese of Meerut, India Erected
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of Giamaica o Jamaica, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Kingston, Jamaica, Antilles Elevated
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of French Guiana-Cayenne, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, Antilles Elevated
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of British Guiana, Guyana, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Georgetown, Guyana, Antilles Elevated
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of Belize ElevatedDiocese of Belize Elevated
29 FebDiocese of Veroli, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Veroli-Frosinone, Italy Name Changed
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ucayali, Peru (Calleria, Iparia, Masisea, and part of Pachitea) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Pucallpa, Peru Erected
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ucayali, Peru (Requena and Ucayali) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Requena, Peru Erected
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ucayali, Peru Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of San Ramón, Peru Name Changed
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Rialma and Goianésia and part of Pirenópolis)
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins, Brazil (Uruassu, Niquelândia, Amaro Leite, Pilar de Goiás, Itapací, and part of Porangatu)
Territory LostDiocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Goiânia, Anicuns, Aloândia, Abadiânia, Anápolis, Bela Vista de Goiás, Burití Alegre, Caldas Novas, Campo Alegre de Goiás, Catalâo, Corumba de Goiás, Corumbaíba, Cristalina, Cristianópolis, Crominia, Cumarí, Edéia, Goiatuba, Guapo, Goiandira, Hidrolándia..) Territory LostArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarTerritorial Prelature of Bananal, Brazil (Aurilándia, Carmo do Rio Verde, Ceres, Córrego do Ouro, Crixás, Itapuranga, Mossâmedes, Rubiataba, and São Luís de Montes Belos)
Archdiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Goiás, Uruana, Itaberaí, Firminópolis, Cachoeira de Goiás, Ivolándia, Iporá, and Fazenda Nova)
ElevatedDiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Archdiocese to Diocese) Elevated
26 MarTerritorial Prelature of Jataí, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Jataí, Goias, Brazil Elevated
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Parts of Formosa, Planaltina, and Distrito Federal)
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins, Brazil (Cavalcante, Veadéiros, São Domingos, Sitio da Abadía, São João da Aliança, and Posse)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Formosa, Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarTerritorial Prelature of Bananal, Brazil (Christalândia and part of Pium and part of Peixe)
Diocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil (Araguacema and part of Pium)
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarDiocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil (from Goiás) Metropolitan Changed
26 MarTerritorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil (from Goiás) Metropolitan Changed
7 AprVicariate Apostolic of Villavicencio, Colombia (Comisaría del Vichada) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vichada, Colombia Erected
13 AprDiocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc), Netherlands (Woudrich and parts of Sint Jan-Waalwijh and Heusden) Territory LostDiocese of Breda, Netherlands Territory Added
19 AprMilitary Ordinariate of Canada, Military (to Diocese) Elevated
23 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Rimbombo, and parts of Kongoloënsi, Kasongo, and Kindu)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Parts of Lubutu and Shabunda)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
23 AprDiocese of Keta, Ghana
Diocese of Tamale, Ghana
Territory LostDiocese of Navrongo, Ghana (Kassena Builsa and Mamprussi) Erected
23 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Sintang, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sintang, Indonesia Elevated
24 AprArchdiocese of Lanciano e Ortona, Italy (Treglio) Territory Added
29 AprVicariate Apostolic of Likuni, Malawi (Dedza)
Vicariate Apostolic of Zomba, Malawi (Ncheu)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Dedza, Malawi Erected
5 MayArchdiocese of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Angueretâ) Territory LostDiocese of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
19 MayMilitary Ordinariate of Chile, Military (from Vicariate) Elevated
29 MayDiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia (Villa Rosario, San Cayetano, Santiago, Gramalote, Lourdes, Sardinata, Zulia, and Carmen de Nazaret) Territory LostDiocese of Cúcuta, Colombia Erected
29 MayArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia (Girardot, Pandi, San Bernardo, Albeláez, Ospina, Cabrera, part of Sumapaz, Pasca, Fusagasugá, El Triunfo, La Mesa, Rafael Reyes, Viotá, Silvania, Cumaca with the town of Tibacuy, Anapoima, El Colegio, Tocaima, Tena, San Antonio, Cachipay, Anolaima, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Girardot, Colombia Erected
29 MayDiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia Elevated
29 MayTerritorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, Colombia (from Cartagena) Metropolitan Changed
29 MayDiocese of Bucaramanga, Colombia (from Bogotá) Metropolitan Changed
29 MayDiocese of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia (from Bogotá) Metropolitan Changed
13 JunOrdinariate of Austria, Faithful of Byzantine Rite (Byzantine) Erected
14 JunDiocese of Jessore, Bangladesh Name ChangedDiocese of Khulna, Bangladesh Name Changed
25 JunDiocese of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire (Gagnoa, Grand-Lahou, Cassandra, and Tabou) Territory LostDiocese of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
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