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The Year of Our Lord 1959

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownDelegation to Iran ElevatedNunciature to Iran Elevated
10 JanArchdiocese of Cuzco, Peru Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Sicuani, Peru Erected
17 JanDiocese of Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil
Diocese of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Patos, Paraiba, Brazil Erected
9 FebDiocese of Berbérati, Central African Republic Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bossangoa, Central African Republic Erected
12 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey, Niger Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso Erected
16 FebDiocese of Sinaloa, México Name ChangedDiocese of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México Name Changed
17 FebDiocese of Iquique, Chile Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Arica, Chile Erected
19 FebOrdinariate of Argentina, Faithful of the Eastern Rites Erected
19 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Moundou, Chad ElevatedDiocese of Moundou, Chad Elevated
21 FebMilitary Ordinariate of Austria, Military Erected
9 MarDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño, Spain Name Changed
9 MarDiocese of Mondoñedo, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain Name Changed
9 MarDiocese of Orihuela, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain Name Changed
9 MarDiocese of Osma, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Osma-Soria, Spain Name Changed
9 MarDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain Name Changed
9 MarDiocese of Tui, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Tui-Vigo, Spain Name Changed
1 AprArchdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Territory LostDiocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic Erected
2 AprDiocese of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Diocese of Kimberley, South Africa
Vicariate Apostolic of Windhoek, Namibia
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bechuanaland, Botswana Erected
2 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Oturkpo, Nigeria Elevated
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Ndola, Zambia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Solwezi, Zambia Erected
17 AprApostolic Exarchate of Deutschland und Skandinavien {Germany and Scandinavia} (Ukrainian) Erected
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Blantyre, Malawi ElevatedArchdiocese of Blantyre, Malawi Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Fort Jameson, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Fort Jameson, Zambia Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Dedza, Malawi ElevatedDiocese of Dedza, Malawi Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kasama, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Kasama, Zambia Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Lilongwe, Malawi ElevatedDiocese of Lilongwe, Malawi Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Livingstone, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Livingstone, Zambia Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Luebo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Lusaka, Zambia Territory LostArchdiocese of Lusaka, Zambia Erected
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Abercorn, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Abercorn, Zambia Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Ndola, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Ndola, Zambia Elevated
25 AprPrefecture Apostolic of N’Zérékoré, Guinea ElevatedDiocese of N’Zérékoré, Guinea Elevated
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Zomba, Malawi ElevatedDiocese of Zomba, Malawi Elevated
4 MayDiocese of Nagasaki, Japan ElevatedArchdiocese of Nagasaki, Japan Elevated
17 MayPontifical Lateran University, Roman Curia Name Changed
21 MayArchdiocese of Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar
Archdiocese of Tananarive, Madagascar
Territory LostDiocese of Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar Erected
23 MayDiocese of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México
Archdiocese of Veracruz-Jalapa, México
Territory LostDiocese of San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, México Erected
23 MayArchdiocese of México, Federal District
Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, México
Territory LostDiocese of Tlaxcala, México Erected
4 JunArchdiocese of Delhi and Simla, India SplitArchdiocese of Delhi, India
Diocese of Simla, India
Split
11 JunVicariate Apostolic of Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Western Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands Erected
11 JunVicariate Apostolic of Kitega, Burundi
Vicariate Apostolic of Ngozi, Burundi
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Usumbura, Burundi Erected
18 JunVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen, Papua New Guinea
Vicariate Apostolic of Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea Erected
18 JunVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen, Papua New Guinea Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Lae, Papua New Guinea Erected
18 JunVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen, Papua New Guinea Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Goroka, Papua New Guinea Erected
20 JunDiocese of Sonora, México Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México Erected
20 JunDiocese of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil Erected
20 JunArchdiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile
Diocese of Temuco, Chile
Territory LostDiocese of Los Angeles, Chile Erected
20 JunArchdiocese of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
20 JunDiocese of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Toledo, Parana, Brazil Erected
24 JunCongregation of Saint John the Baptist Precursor Approbation
30 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
30 JunVicariate Apostolic of Hiroshima, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Hiroshima, Japan Elevated
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