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The Year of Our Lord 1957

Diocese Events

July to December

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3 JulApostolic Administration of Upper Gazireh (Gezira) (Chaldean), Turkey (Syria) Territory LostEparchy of Alep [Beroea, Halab] (Chaldean), Syria Erected
3 JulApostolic Administration of Upper Gazireh (Gezira) (Chaldean), Turkey (Lebanon) Territory LostEparchy of Beirut {Bairut} (Chaldean), Lebanon Erected
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (Island of New Ireland with the islands commonly known as the Duke of York, the island of New Hanover, the Admiralty islands with the rest which are adjacent) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea Erected
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
5 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Musoma, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Musoma, Tanzania Elevated
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Quinhon, Viet Nam (Khanhoa and Ninhthuam)
Vicariate Apostolic of Saigon, Viet Nam (Binhthuan)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nha Trang, Viet Nam Erected
8 JulMilitary Ordinariate of Argentina, Military (Vicariate) Erected
9 JulDiocese of Aversa, Italy
Diocese of Pozzuoli, Italy
Territory Added
10 JulDiocese of Cartagena (en España) (Euercal-Overa)
Archdiocese of Granada, Spain (Berja and Laujar)
Diocese of Guadix, Spain (Piñara, Alba, Abrucena, Doña María, Escullar, and Ocaña)
Territory LostDiocese of Almería, Spain Territory Added
10 JulDiocese of Málaga, Spain (Zaf arraya, Almendral, and Ventas de Zafarraya) Territory LostArchdiocese of Granada, Spain Territory Added
13 JulVicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore, México Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México Name Changed
15 JulEparchy of Hassaké (Syrian), Syria Erected
27 JulDiocese of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil (Vitoria da Conquista, Boa Nova, Encruzilhada, Ibicui, Iguaí, Itambé, Itapetinga, Macarani, and Poçoes) Territory LostDiocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil Erected
3 AugDiocese of Puno, Peru (Chucuito and Huancané along with Acora, Chucuito, and Pichacani in Puno) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Juli, Peru Erected
24 AugDelegation to Indochina EstablishedDelegation to Thailand Established
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
8 NovVicariate Apostolic of Djakarta, Indonesia (Bogor) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sukabumi, Indonesia Territory Added
14 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Esmeraldas, Ecuador Elevated
18 NovArchdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Swift, and Yellow Medicine) Territory LostDiocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, USA Erected
21 NovDiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga (Guamanga), Peru (Part of Lucanas)
Archdiocese of Arequipa, Peru (La Unión, Condesuyos, and Caraveli)
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 (Malanje)
Diocese of Silva Porto, Angola (Lunda)
Territory LostDiocese of Malanje, Angola Erected
27 NovDelegation to Thailand
Nunciature to India (Malacca Peninsula)
Name ChangedDelegation to Thailand and the Malacca Peninsula Name Changed
16 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Urawa, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Urawa, Japan Elevated
29 DecDiocese of Riobamba, Ecuador (Bolivar) Territory LostDiocese of Guaranda, Ecuador Erected
29 DecArchdiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador (Alausí and Chunchi (in Chimborazo)) Territory LostDiocese of Riobamba, Ecuador Territory Added


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