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The Year of Our Lord 1957

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
4 JanVicariate Apostolic of Archipelago of the Navigators {Arcipelago dei Navigatori}, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Isole Samoa e Tokelau, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
18 JanTerritorial Prelature of Vacaria, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Elevated
19 JanArchdiocese of Asunción, Paraguay
Diocese of Villarrica, Paraguay
Territory LostDiocese of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, Paraguay Erected
21 JanDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay
Diocese of Villarrica, Paraguay
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Encarnación y Alto Paraná, Paraguay Erected
21 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Chonju, Korea (South) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Chonju, Korea (South) Elevated
21 JanArchdiocese of Dakar, Senegal
Diocese of Ziguinchor, Senegal
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kaolack, Senegal Erected
21 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Kwangju, Korea (South) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kwangju, Korea (South) Elevated
21 JanVicariate Apostolic of Pusan, Korea (South) Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of Córdoba, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Villa María, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Viedma, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Formosa, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of Paraná, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Gualeguaychú, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Archdiocese of La Plata, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of Mar del Plata, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Morón, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Azul, Argentina
Diocese of Mercedes, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of Nueve de Julio, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Corrientes, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Posadas, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of Santa Fe, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Reconquista, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina
Diocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of San Isidro, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Diocese of Mercedes, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of Santa Rosa, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Tucumán, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Tucumán, Argentina Elevated
11 FebDiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina Elevated
15 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Umtali, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Umtali, Zimbabwe Elevated
23 FebArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
Diocese of Münster, Germany
Archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany
Territory LostDiocese of Essen, Germany Erected
18 MarDiocese of Ibagué, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Espinal, Colombia Erected
18 MarArchdiocese of Medellín, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Sonsón, Colombia Erected
22 MarVicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga}, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga} e Niue, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
5 AprDiocese of Nampula, Mozambique Territory LostDiocese of Porto Amélia, Mozambique Erected
6 AprDiocese of Brooklyn, New York, USA Territory LostDiocese of Rockville Centre, New York, USA Erected
8 AprDiocese of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar Territory LostDiocese of Farafangana, Madagascar Erected
8 AprDiocese of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar Territory LostDiocese of Tuléar, Madagascar Erected
9 AprDiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador ElevatedArchdiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador Elevated
9 AprDiocese of Coria, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Coria-Cáceres, Spain Name Changed
10 AprDiocese of Chihuahua, México Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México Erected
10 AprTerritorial Prelature of Santarém, Para, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Óbidos, Para, Brazil Erected
12 AprArchdiocese of Lima, Peru Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Yauyos, Peru Erected
13 AprVicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore, México Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México Erected
16 AprMilitary Ordinariate of Netherlands, Military Erected
28 AprDiocese of Fréjus, France Name ChangedDiocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France Name Changed
4 JunArchdiocese of Mérida, Venezuela Territory LostDiocese of Trujillo, Venezuela Erected
10 JunApostolic Exarchate of England and Wales {Inghilterra e Galles} (Ukrainian), Great Britain Erected
15 JunDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil Erected
15 JunDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Erected
15 JunDiocese of Montes Claros, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Paracatu, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
19 JunDiocese of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas), México Territory LostDiocese of Tapachula, Chiapas, México Erected
19 JunDiocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, México Territory LostDiocese of Torreón, Coahuila, México Erected
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Bathurst in Gambia ElevatedDiocese of Bathurst in Gambia Elevated
28 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
3 JulEparchy of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Chaldean), Syria Erected
3 JulEparchy of Beirut {Bairut} (Chaldean), Lebanon Erected
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea Erected
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
SplitPrefecture Apostolic of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Split
5 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Musoma, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Musoma, Tanzania Elevated
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Nha Trang, Viet Nam Erected
8 JulMilitary Ordinariate of Argentina, Military (Vicariate) Erected
13 JulVicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore, México Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México Name Changed
15 JulDiocese of Hassaké (Syrian), Syria Erected
27 JulDiocese of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil Erected
3 AugDiocese of Puno, Peru Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Juli, Peru Erected
7 SepMilitary Ordinariate of Belgium, Military Erected
8 SepVicariate Apostolic of Military, USA Erected
19 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Akyab, Myanmar Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Prome, Myanmar Name Changed
9 OctDiocese of Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA Name Changed
31 OctTerritorial Prelature of Copiapó, Chile ElevatedDiocese of Copiapó, Chile Elevated
14 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador Elevated
18 NovArchdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Territory LostDiocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, USA Erected
21 NovDiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga (Guamanga), Peru
Archdiocese of Arequipa, Peru
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Caravelí, Peru Erected
25 NovDiocese of São Carlos do Pinhal, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Name Changed
25 NovArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola
Diocese of Silva Porto, Angola
Territory LostDiocese of Malanje, Angola Erected
16 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Urawa, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Urawa, Japan Elevated
29 DecDiocese of Riobamba, Ecuador Territory LostDiocese of Guaranda, Ecuador Erected

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